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Lee Co. supervisors OK plan for Estes Park turbine

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KEOKUK (WGEM) -- The Lee County Board of Supervisors has given the go-ahead for a group to display a historic turbine from Lock and Dam 19 at Estes Park in downtown Keokuk.

The request came from a group of representatives from the Keokuk-Hamilton Historic Dam museum at the supervisors Monday morning meeting.

Supervisors said they did have some concerns about the size of the turbine.

"It's huge and it's heavy and that was some of the kind of questions that the board was asking is, how they're going to mount it, which I think it's several tons," board chair Matt Pflug said.

But he said the board is confident the project can be done.

"They're going to be working on getting us a drawing and so the board can take a look but I don't see any hurdles as far as not getting it done," Pflug said.

Supervisors said they also got a vaccination report from the Lee County Health Department during Monday morning's meeting.

They said of Lee County's 34,000 residents, about 8,500 have been vaccinated.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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