CLINTON — The subjects and author of the book, “Biggest Gamble on the Mississippi: The Story of the Robert and Ruth Kehl Family,” are scheduled for two book-signing events in Clinton on Jan. 6.
The Kehls owned and operated the Mississippi Belle II Casino in Clinton from 1991, the first year of riverboat casinos, until 2006. Before and after that period – to present day – family members have been involved in restaurant, tourism and gaming endeavors. Among them are Clinton residents Cyndi and Rick Winter and Bobby and Tina Kehl of Fulton, Illinois.
The Kehls’ award-winning achievements, as well as their challenges and setbacks, are detailed in the newly released 240-page hardcover book, which was commissioned by the non-profit Kehl Family Foundation.
The children of Ruth and the late Bob Kehl, Ruth Kehl and other family members who were active in the enterprises will join the book’s author, Dubuque writer and editor Brian E. Cooper, for their only scheduled group appearance. It will take place in Clinton.
They will sign copies of “Biggest Gamble on the Mississippi,” on Jan. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Dudad’s Hallmark, 236 Fifth Ave. South, and 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Rockin’ Rhoni’s, 2321 N. Second St.