Fort Madison is moving ahead with a plan to reorganize several departments.
Six veteran employees signed up to take advantage of the city’s early retirement program, which means they will be stepping down before the end of the calendar year.
City Manager Byron Smith says the group of retiring employees includes the heads of the water department, the public works department and the wastewater treatment plant.
He says the city will replace the three positions with one new public works director.
The Keokuk School District could soon know if it should expand its preschool program.
The district currently serves 30 four-year-olds. Half of them meet in the morning while the other half attends preschool in the afternoon.
Superintendent Lora Wolff says sign-up for next year is already underway. She says more than 40 applications have already been returned to the district.