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City gets Hwy. 61 rehab update

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A representative from the engineering firm overseeing the rehabilitation of Highway 61 through Fort Madison said if everything goes to schedule, the first phase of the project [Read More…]

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City to audit NLCHS books after tax snafu

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – An error by North Lee County Historical Society has Fort Madison city officials demanding a look at the group’s books. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the [Read More…]

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City looks to recalibrate building fee structures

March 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials will be considering a resolution to update fees for zoning applications, building and electrical permits and nuisance fee abatements at Tuesday’s regular city council meeting. In [Read More…]

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City preparing for 2008 flood levels

March 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With river levels expected to crest at just over 21 feet on Wednesday, city and county officials are preparing for flooding along the Mississippi River that could compare [Read More…]

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LEOs encourage a safe, fun St. Patty’s weekend

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY –  Law Enforcement Officers from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Madison Police Department, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau are encouraging motorists to drive safe and sober for [Read More…]

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City plans cemetery clean up for March 25

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Cemetery Department will begin Spring Clean Up at Sacred Heart, Elmwood, Oakland & City Cemeteries on Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29, 2019.  ALL items must be [Read More…]

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State now shopping former ISP property

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – State officials are now shopping the former Iowa State Penitentiary property to developers across the country. Last summer, meetings were conducted by Mead & Hunt, Inc., out of [Read More…]

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FMFD to hold firefighter candidate testing

March 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Do you remember the days where you wanted to be a firefighter? Riding around on a firetruck, serving your fellow citizens, running into burning buildings. The Fort Madison Fire Department [Read More…]

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RiverFest rolls out rock-filled 2019 lineup

March 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It’ll be four days of rock spanning four decades of chart topping hits from the 80s to contemporary headliners. RiverFest organizer Charles Craft unveiled RiverFest 2019’s music lineup [Read More…]

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Plans underway for next FM Paint-A-Thon

February 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – This is your company’s next team-building exercise. Fort Madison Partners is again taking on homes for an April Paint-A-Thon in Fort Madison and Executive Director Tim Gobble said [Read More…]

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Library considers staffing, hours changes

February 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With recent discussions surrounding the tightening of city finances, Fort Madison Public Library officials are finding themselves looking ahead to possible changes in staffing and hours. At Thursday’s [Read More…]

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Winter taking toll on city, county snow budgets

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With chances of snow around 30% each day for Sunday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, city and county officials are hoping for the lighter end [Read More…]

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“Shamrocked” YMCA benefit next month

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison YMCA will host their second annual “Shamrocked” Breakfast, Bike & Brew event on Saturday, March 16th starting at 8:00am at the Fort Madison Elks Lodge and ending [Read More…]

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Park board bumps RiverFest fees

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Under a new proposed lease with the city, RiverFest organizer Charles Craft will pay 1,500% more to use Riverview Park for the burgeoning summer festival. The 1,500% amounts [Read More…]

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Historic preservation group miffed at Avenue I demo

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The demolition of a house at 1301 Avenue I has the ire of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. The property was demolished sometime during the three-day holiday [Read More…]

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DOT says precedent exists for additional depot funds

February 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A director with the Iowa Department of Transportation confirmed Monday that the DOT is recommending a $400,000 expenditure from an Iowa Transportation Commission passenger rail fund to [Read More…]

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Depot lease docs ready as city shakes loose funding

February 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As city officials scour state and federal funding options to keep the Amtrak depot relocation efforts active, lease agreements for the platform at the new depot appear [Read More…]

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Government offices closed Monday

February 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison City offices, as well as the Fort Madison Public Library, will be closed Monday, February 18th, in observance of the President’s Day holiday. City offices and the Public [Read More…]

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Mayor not quite through with depot project

February 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – He called it standing eight count, but Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph hasn’t given up on relocating the Amtrak depot to the historic museum in Riverview Park. Despite [Read More…]

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United Way offers tax assistance program

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article LEE COUNTY – United Way of the Great River Region is pleased to announce the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program as a service to the tri-state community. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) [Read More…]

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Schools out early today, canceled Wednesday

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Due to the potential for record-setting wind chill temperatures tonight through Thursday, Fort Madison Community Schools and Holy Trinity Catholic will be releasing two hours early today. They have also canceled school [Read More…]

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Efforts underway to help city’s redemption woes

January 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The idea of having another redemption center in Fort Madison is being, well….recycled. Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph, who also serves as chairman of the Great River Regional Waste Authority board, has [Read More…]

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Hawkins unsure of future after blaze destroys business

January 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Late Monday fire destroys 97-year old auto service BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A late Monday evening fire that lasted well into Tuesday morning, has left 65-year-old Rick Hawkins contemplating his future. [Read More…]

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PAW director looking for help finding German shepherd

January 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Editor’s Note: The Shepherd was able to be confined and captured late Saturday evening. BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Local animal officials and authorities are trying to catch a large German Shepherd [Read More…]

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Johnson saddles up as rodeo chairman

January 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After close to two decades working with the Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison’s Tony Johnson will slide into general chairman’s saddle for the next three years. Johnson is [Read More…]

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