Lee County Newswire

Lee County Newswire

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  1. Mary LoraRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    ... class; and she was a church secretary for 12 years. She was employed at Dryden Rubber before going to work at the Lee County Home, where she remained 15 years. After retiring, she was a caregiver to the elderly. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, ...

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  2. Three people arrested in Lee County drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Hawk Eye

    Three Lee County residents are facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges as a result of an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force. Bradley Glenn Traman, 30, Robert Daniel Wagner, 50, and Sherri Lynn Donaldson, 23, all of 2703 Avenue M in Fort Madison, were arrested Feb. 21 by task force investigators at their home.

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  3. Lee County commission agrees to draft resolution raising minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Hawk Eye

    Lee County's minimum wage study group agreed Wednesday night to begin drafting a resolution to increase the county wage to $8.20 per hour. Members of the "Raise the Wage" commission, alongside Lee County supervisors Don Hunold and Matt Pflug, gathered for their second meeting at the Keokuk Labor Temple to debate the group's next move.

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  4. Weekend Up and Out Feb. 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Hawk Eye

    ... Library , 210 N. Fifth St., will host a program, "Felix Hughes: The Attorney," by Duane Taylor at 6:30 p.m. Lee County Historical Society will host "Felix Hughes, the Attorney" talk presented by Duane Taylor at 6:30 p.m. at Miller House Museum, 318 ...

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  5. Ross Braden sworn in as Lee County Attorney, 2018 budget approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Hawk Eye

    Newly appointed Lee County Attorney Ross Braden of West Point was sworn into office Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at the Lee County Sheriff's Department in Montrose by District Judge John Wright. MONTROSE - Fort Madison lawyer Ross Braden was sworn in Tuesday as Lee County attorney following the board of supervisors' weekly meeting.

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  6. Authorities continue to investigate death of man found in Indian Path ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Hawk Eye

    State and local authorities continue to investigate the death of a man found about two weeks ago in Indian Path Park on U.S. 61 in north Lee County but declined to reveal if it is a homicide investigation. The body of James Merlin Nelson, 47, of Fairfield was found Feb. 11 in the park south of the Des Moines County line on the south side of the Skunk River.

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  7. Lawmakers discuss collective bargaining, social programs at legislative forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Hawk Eye

    Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber, listens to Rep. David Heaton, R-Mt. Pleasant, and Rep. Jerry Kearns, D-Keokuk during a legislative forum Friday Feb. 17, 2017 at the Palms Supper Club, at 4920 Avenue O in Fort Madison.

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  8. Burn ban issued for Lee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Hawk Eye

    The Iowa State Fire Marshall issued a burn ban for Lee County Friday due to the overly dry weather conditions. The ban started at 3 p.m. Friday and will continue until conditions are safe enough to allow open burning.

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  9. Lee County supervisors to vote on budget TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Hawk Eye

    The $26.3 million proposal includes about $140,000 for the county sheriff's department to hire two full-time deputies. FORT MADISON - The Lee County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on its budget at the next weekly meeting Tuesday.

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  10. Lee County study committee discusses raising the minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Hawk Eye

    Lee County residents advocating a minimum wage increase gathered for their first study committee meeting Wednesday evening, amid debate in the Iowa Legislature to strip that decision-making power from counties and cities. Supervisors Don Hunold, Matt Pflug and Gary Folluo were present at the meeting, alongside four members of the "Raise the Wage" commission, who have met several times as a group to discuss raising the county wage from $7.25 per hour.

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  11. Off the Shelf: Library eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Hawk Eye

    ... A laid-back event for budding artists and veterans of the stage. 2:30 p.m. March 22 - Conservation Wednesday. Lee County Conservation department will bring live animals and talk about amphibians and reptiles. 10:30 a.m. March 23 - Dan Wardell's ...

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  12. IFC addresses safety concerns of residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Hawk Eye

    Dan Walters, the health, safety and environmental director for Iowa Fertilizer Co., speaks during an informational meeting about safety preparedness and citizen concerns at the Iowa Fertilizer plant, Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 at the Wever Fire & Rescue building in Wever. Several plant employees as well as Steve Cirrina with Lee County Emergency Management were on hand speaking about plant production and safety.

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  13. Body identified as Fairfield manRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Fairfield Ledger

    The Department of Criminal Investigation has confirmed that a body found Saturday morning in Lee County is that of James M. Nelson, 47, formerly of Fairfield. A Lee County Sheriff's deputy was called at 10:58 a.m. that day to Indian Path Park near Wever after callers had reported a person who was either dead or in need of assistance.

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  14. Nancy GauntRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Hawk Eye

    ... American Association of University Women, which awarded her a 50-year pin; the Tri-State Women's Connection; the Lee County Retired Educators Association; the Keokuk Cancer Association; PEO; and Delta Kappa Gamma. She volunteered regularly at Meals ...

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  15. Fort Madison lawyer Ross Braden appointed Lee County attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Hawk Eye

    ... abuse involving several teenage girls. During his interview last Thursday, Braden emphasized his "love" for Lee County and a desire to continue "growth and development" in the area. He also described his intent to "take a firm stance on serious ...

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  16. Police release name of man whose body was found in Indian Path ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Hawk Eye

    The body of a man found Saturday in Indian Path Park in north Lee County has been identified as James Merlin Nelson, 47, formerly of Fairfield. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber released the man's name Monday morning but declined to say if Nelson's death is a homicide.

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  17. Public employees to lawmakers: 'Stand up for what's right'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Hawk Eye

    ... negotiate wages, health insurance, overtime pay, vacation and other benefits. Cathy Roberts, an employee of Lee County Community Services from Montrose, described the move to strip state workers and teachers of most unions' bargaining rights as ...

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  18. Body found in Indian Path ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Hawk Eye

    Details are sparse, but Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber confirmed his office was notified about 11:30 a.m. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was summoned to help investigate, and the park was blocked off by law enforcement for much of the day. Details are sparse, but Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber confirmed his office was notified about 11:30 a.m. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was summoned to help investigate, and the park was blocked off by law enforcement for much of the day.

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  19. Up and Out Feb. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Hawk Eye

    ... is noon to 5 p.m. at Westland Mall, 550 S. Gear Ave. Interested vendors need to call Nicole at (319) 753-2891. Lee County Bridal Expo will be noon to 3 p.m. at Keokuk Catholic School, 2981 Plank Road. This event has been rescheduled from an earlier ...

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  20. Body found in rural Lee County IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations are investigating a body found at the Indian Path Park in Lee County, Iowa. Sheriff's Deputies were notified by a passerby just before 11 a.m. of a body at the park near the Skunk River.

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