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Trumpeter Swans Doing Well in Lee County

Jul 24, 2014
Lee County Conservation/ Tom Buckley

The Lee County Conservation Department has been taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of five trumpeter swans (or cygnets) born earlier this summer.

The group that has been reviewing Lee County government services has finished its work and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

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A Lee County landfill hopes to improve its operations and its bottom line.

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Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.

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Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

An organization that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build sewer systems has won two legal challenges this month.

Lee County Economic Development Group

A new survey of Lee County businesses and industries identifies several factors that could be preventing them from filling key positions.

Lee County Conservation Welcomes Five Cygnets

Jun 24, 2014
Lee County Conservation/Tom Buckley

The Lee County Conservation Department's trumpeter swan restoration effort is welcoming five newborns this summer.

SE Iowa Tax Sales Bring in Investors

Jun 20, 2014
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Des Moines and Lee Counties were able to recover plenty of late property taxes thanks to their recent tax sales.  The sales are held the third Monday in June each year. 

Annual Tax Sale In Lee County

Jun 9, 2014

More than 1,000 properties in Lee County will be sold through an auction on Monday, June 16.  The vast majority are located in Keokuk.

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A Lee County resident wants to know whether race is a factor in what he sees as a lack of action by the Board of Supervisors.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is giving a boost to a newly-formed citizen committee.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

A former teacher and coach in southeast Iowa is no longer being sued for sexual abuse.

A Montrose woman has been found not guilty of perjury in a Lee County voter fraud trial that took just over 24 hours to complete.

Lee County is being asked to help fund a "mega"-economic development effort in the northern part of the county.

Two southeast Iowa counties are trying to insure that inmates receive the proper services while incarcerated.

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The continued growth of a future Lee County industry could turn some residents into temporary hotel/motel "owners."

Lee County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has proven to be the latest battleground for the debate over returning driver's license services in Keokuk.

It appears that Fort Madison's gain could be Lee County's loss.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do.

Lee County is trying to secure a designation from the state that could eventually lead to the establishment of new businesses and industries.

The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.

The salaries for Lee County’s elected leaders could increase on July 1, 2014.

The new chairman of the Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to have more discussions about a controversial subject in 2014.

Lee County has reached an agreement on a new 2-year contract with the union representing deputies and correctional officers in the Sheriff's Office.

The renovations currently underway at the Lee County jail may have to be expanded.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is considering a request to add staff at the jail.

Keokuk and Lee County got in on the ground floor of AMJET Turbine Systems by loaning the new industry $200,000 and $150,000, respectively, in 2010.

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