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A plea deal has been reached in the criminal case of a man accused of stealing money from a volunteer organization in Keokuk. Court records state Tyler McGhghy agreed to plead guilty to one count of forgery.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

The former president of a volunteer organization that built an accessible playground in Keokuk was arrested Wednesday morning. Tyler McGhghy, 36, of rural Keokuk is charged with one count of theft and four counts of forgery.

Nine names will appear on the Sept. 8 ballot in the race for four open seats on the Keokuk School Board. One of them, Tyler McGhghy, said he brings the right mix of experience and enthusiasm to the board.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

The groundbreaking for Keokuk's fully accessible playground brought out more than 50 people in April.  The K-PLAY Committee wants to see even more people turn out for a public forum Tuesday night.

President Tyler McGhghy wants to remain on the Keokuk School Board so he can keep working to help students succeed in school and in life.

The Keokuk School Board could announce the district’s new superintendent as early as Thursday night during a special board meeting.

The panel met behind closed doors for about one hour Tuesday night.

President Tyler McGhghy says the board used the meeting to talk about the details of a potential contract with the firm helping the district, Cedar Rapids-based Ray & Associates.

He says at this point, the maximum starting salary in a potential deal is $155,000.

McGhghy says the meeting was also used to discuss the six interviews conducted over the weekend.