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State, local officials take aim at vaping, e-cigarettes

December 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Several efforts are underway to minimize the impact of vaping and e-cigarette usage in public and with underage users. On Thursday, the Fort Madison Police Department issued a [Read More…]

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Graber named Lee County GOP ambassador for 2019

December 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DONNELLSON – The Lee County Republican Central Committee held its annual Christmas Carry-in Party Monday, December 2, at the Pilot Grove Community Center in Donnellson. Many friends and supporters enjoyed great dining of Pork Loin, [Read More…]

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County could take over tanning inspections

December 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – With state health officials pulling inspections for tanning salons in Iowa, Lee County is looking at an ordinance to police operations themselves. Lee County Health Department Administrator Michele Ross [Read More…]

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County may issue bonds for improvement projects

December 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 3

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – County building improvements totaling more than $650,000 could prompt officials to issue bonds to help pay for the work. After Tuesday’s regular Lee County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Lee [Read More…]

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Loebsack rep to hold local office hours

December 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Southeastern Iowa for open office hours. Jared Hershberger, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Hershberger will be on [Read More…]

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Comp. board offers 3% raise to elected officials

December 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 2

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – The state-mandated Lee County Compensation Board has recommended that Lee County elected officials and their deputies receive a 3% across the board raise for the next budget year. [Read More…]

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Lee County Ambulance looks at cuts

December 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Reimbursement deficiencies are forcing some logistical cuts, at a minimum, from services provided by Lee County Emergency Medical Services. Bill Young, executive director of Lee County EMS, told [Read More…]

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County reduces weight limits on 15 more bridges

November 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A recent inspection of county bridges has resulted in additional weight restrictions being placed on 15 county bridges. At Tuesday’s regular Lee County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, supervisors approved [Read More…]

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CrimeStoppers chili supper Tuesday night

November 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Hy-Vee Food Stores in Fort Madison and Keokuk are hosting a chili supper, free will offering, fundraiser for Lee County Crime Stoppers on Tuesday, November 19th. 4–7 P.M.  The yearly event has [Read More…]

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County board talks livestock ordinance

November 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – A plea from a rural Lee County woman Tuesday morning created a clearer picture for the supervisors that something needs to be done about wandering livestock. At the [Read More…]

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Montrose looking for youth board volunteers

October 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF MONTROSE – The City of Montrose is helping to reorganize the Montrose Youth Activities. The Montrose Youth Activities Board will need positions for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and one Alternate. In [Read More…]

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Verdict in McCain murder trial expected Thursday

October 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – Prosecutors learned Wednesday that a verdict could be handed down as soon as Thursday afternoon in the case of a 25-year-old Fort Madison man charged with 1st-degree murder. Chief [Read More…]

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LCEDG gets 2nd international gold medal

October 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF INDIANAPOLIS – The Lee County Economic Development Group won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Lee County EDG Website Development in the 25,000 – 200,000 population category, from the International [Read More…]

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McCain murder trial in judge’s hands

October 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – The 1st-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Fort Madison man is in the hands of District 8B Chief Judge Mary Ann Brown. Prosecutors, who’ve charged Adam Golden McCain of [Read More…]

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LCEDG officials tell supervisors certified site is critical

October 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – In a regular update to the Lee County Board of Supervisors, county economic development officials told the board that today’s fast-moving economic development cycles mandate quick response and [Read More…]

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Absentee voting for fall election now open

October 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announces that absentee ballots for the City/School Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 are now available in the Auditor’s Office. You [Read More…]

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Donaldson named new Task Force commander

October 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – The county’s narcotics task force has moved it’s operations under the sheriff’s roof, and has named a new commander. Detective Chad Donaldson, a 17-year veteran with the Lee [Read More…]

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Judge rebukes murder suspect’s claim of ‘trickery’

September 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – An 8th District judge has ruled that a 25-year-old Fort Madison man wasn’t tricked into making incriminating statements to investigators after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder [Read More…]

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State accepting rural broadbrand grant applications

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Today, the Offices of Governor Kim Reynolds and the Chief Information Officer announced that the application window for the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program has officially opened, making $5 million dollars [Read More…]

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Task Force makes three felony meth arrests

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force has arrested three individuals on unrelated felony and misdemeanor drug charges between September 7th and September 12th. Warren Bullard, 43, of Ft. Madison, [Read More…]

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Fraise named one of top 50 developers on the continent

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Economic Development Group’s President Dennis Fraise has been named one of the top 50 Economic Developers on the continent. Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that is [Read More…]

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Attorney says agent tricked McCain into statements

September 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A Fort Madison man being held in connection with a February 2019 homicide in Keokuk said he was tricked by law enforcement officers into making incriminating statements after his [Read More…]

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