Keokuk: Residents pronounce it more than one way. Common options include KEE-uh-Kuck and KYOH-kuck. Some residents include an "l" sound in the second syllable: KEE-uhl-kuck and kee-UHL-kuck.
Keosauqua: Residents differ, but the most common is kee-uh -SAH- kwuh. (But residents also report hearing kee-oh-SAH-kwuh, kee-uh-SAW-kwuh, and Kuh-saw-kwa.)
Lamoni: Luh-MOE-ni [Last syllable like eye, the organ of sight]
La Porte City: Luh PORT City (not "Lah" Port - the "le" is a schwa)
Leighton: LIE -tuhn
Loess Hills: Luss Hills
Louisa: Loo-EYE-za [Middle syllable like the organ of sight]
Maharishi Vedic City: Muh-HUHRSH-ee VAY-dik City [Hindi/Sanskrit-like pronunciation, preferred by some residents] or MA-ha-REE-shee VAY-dik city [Americanized pronunciation, most often used]
Milan: MY –laan (also heard: MY-lin)
Monticello: Mon-tih- SELL –o
Moscow: You say MUSS-cow, you say MAHSS-cow - I've heard both from residents.
Nevada: neh -VAY –duh
Okoboji: oh-kuh-BO-jee (although some old-timers said oh--kuh-BO-juh)
Ossian: AW-shen or AH-shen