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Denning to be honored for 2019 advisor achievement

February 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Joshua R Denning, CRPC, CLTC a Private Wealth Advisor with Joshua Denning & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Madison, Iowa, has qualified for the [Read More…]

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Fullenkamp Agency gets IMT designation

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST POINT – IMT Insurance, a Midwest-based provider of personal and commercial insurance products, recently announced its list of 2019 IMT Gem Too Agencies, distinguishing Fullenkamp Insurance Agency as one of the qualifying recipients. IMT Insurance is proud [Read More…]

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Griffin, staff earn automotive honors

February 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Nannette Griffin, Owner of Griffin Muffler & Brake Center, located at 535 Ave G Fort Madison, IA completed the necessary requirements to earn her Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation. [Read More…]

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Denning named to Forbes top advisor listing

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Joshua R Denning, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Madison, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier picked for Goldman Sachs program

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

ANKENY – Jenny Steffensmeier, owner of Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing in Pilot Grove, is one of two area businesswoman selected to participate in the first Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Iowa. Steffensmeier is [Read More…]

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FM Siemens gets contract for Ohio windfarm

January 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Siemens-Gamesa wind blade production facility has another large order for windblades. On Tuesday company officials announced that the firm will be building 72 wind turbines for a [Read More…]

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Jones Corp. of West Point earns safety award

January 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Jones Contracting Corp., of West Point received a state safety excellence award this week. The company’s Portland Cement Paving Division was honored for first-place recognition in the ” Less than 100,000 Work [Read More…]

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Pilot Grove donates $3K to Keokuk library group

January 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KEOKUK – Pilot Grove Savings Bank donated $3,000 to the Keokuk Public Library Foundation in support of their new Library Park.  Pilot Grove Savings Bank just celebrated its 5th anniversary of having a presence in [Read More…]

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Iowa Fertilizer employees donate coats to FM students

January 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEVER – Earlier this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company and its employees donated winter coats and other winter clothing items to students attending Richardson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in Fort Madison. Through [Read More…]

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DuPont employees receive service awards

January 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – In appreciation of their long commitment, the following employees at the DuPont Company were recognized in the 4th Quarter of 2018 for their service milestones. Kelley Joe Clark, Jerry Merschman, [Read More…]

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County leadership team looking for non-profit projects

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – The Lee County Leadership Program is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations throughout Lee County for community projects. The eleven participants of this year’s Lee County Leadership Program will use their new [Read More…]

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Featheringill gets October FMCH honor

November 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Darrell Featheringill as their October Employee of the Month. Featheringill is part of the Information Technology Services (ITS) team. He has been with FMCH for [Read More…]

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Fastenal outlet no longer on city’s west side

November 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fastenal outlet on the city’s west side has closed and consolidated operations with another area facility. According to Josh Anderson, Fastenal’s district manager for southeast Iowa, [Read More…]

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Alliant acquires freight management group

October 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy Transportation (AET), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp., has entered into a purchase agreement with Cedar Rapids-based, Hybrid Transit Systems. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, AET currently operates the [Read More…]

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Pilot Grove donates $25K to Keokuk community group

October 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Pilot Grove Savings Bank has made a generous commitment in providing tri-state area nonprofit organizations critical grant funding. This week, Pilot Grove Savings Bank made a gift of $25,000 to [Read More…]

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Goldman Sachs launches Iowa small business program

September 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DES MOINES  – Iowa small business owners and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses with the help of the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses Program.” Beginning in January 2019, the program will be [Read More…]

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Kempker’s brightens up area schools

September 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Students in both the Burlington Community Public School District and Holy Trinity Catholic School District are gaining a fresher look this school year with the help of Kempker’s True Value and [Read More…]

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Silgan expansion goes into full swing

September 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – It’s an exciting time for Silgan Containers Corporation in Ft. Madison. The addition of a brand new quick-top lid production line is in full swing and represents an investment of [Read More…]

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FMCH names Hasek Employee of the Month for July

September 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Ashley Hasek as its July Employee of the Month. Hasek is a nurse in the Surgical Services Department. She has been with FMCH for three [Read More…]

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Griffin’s introduces 36 months/36,000 mile nationwide warranty

September 9, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

WHEREVER YOU GO, OUR WARRANTY GOES WITH YOU When you have service and repairs performed by Griffins, you’re covered by a nationwide limited repair warranty that extends across North America, for 36 months or 36,000 miles, [Read More…]

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Deadline nearing for county leadership program

September 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Leadership Program is a collaborative effort designed to bring emerging and existing leaders together to guide and foster positive change in Lee County. Each year participants [Read More…]

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Local Hy-Vee expands e-delivery services

August 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With e-commerce becoming more a part of consumers’ lives, Hy-Vee Food Store in Fort Madison and Keokuk have expanded customer options for home-delivery. According to Amy McCoy, [Read More…]

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GBP’s Budnik earns finance designation

August 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Tim Budnik of Group Benefit Partners in Ft Madison was recently acknowledged by Iowa Bankers Insurance & Services (IBIS) as a Level 11 producer. IBIS believes their top agents are [Read More…]

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Vitality a spot for self expression

July 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Self expression is paramount to any artist or creator, and locally those people have now have downtown outlet to market those expressions. Jessica Northrup has moved her [Read More…]

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Wright takes over Main Street post

July 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After two years of tending the needs of past, present, and future business owners in Fort Madison’s Main Street District, Cassie Gilbert has stepped away and Denicia [Read More…]

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Connection Bank showcases new facility this week

July 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Carrying the iconic orange, green, and gold colors now synonymous with Connection Bank and Insurance, a new ultra, state-of-the-art banking location is now open in Burlington. The new [Read More…]

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Scotts breaks ground on $3.6M expansion

July 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The golden shovels were out and hardhats on as city, county, and Scotts Miracle-Gro officials broke ground Monday on an expansion project that could bring more than [Read More…]

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Alliant gives $45K to area nonprofits

June 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  – Twenty-four area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $44,772 from the Alliant Energy Foundation this spring. “These organizations do such valuable work that makes our communities stronger,” said Julie Bauer, [Read More…]

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Scott’s get IEDA grant to expand FM operations

May 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – It was announced Friday that the Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded Scotts Miracle Gro $91,612 in direct financial assistance and tax benefits for the company’s upcoming $2.6 million [Read More…]

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The Kensington taps Morrison as new director

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Kensington senior living community in Fort Madison, Iowa, welcomes Leia Morrison as its new Director. Joining a team of more than 65 locally and 800 nationally, Morrison will move [Read More…]

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SCC’s AAS degree gives students a different path

April 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – With National Administrative Professionals week being celebrated across the nation next week, a local instructor at Southeastern Community College is showcasing a program that’s aimed at helping [Read More…]

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