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Columbus Club donates $600 to Food Pantry

May 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Chuck Wilkens from the Ft Madison Columbus Club presents their annual donation to Food Pantry volunteer Karen Wellman. The Columbus Club has included the Pantry amongst their numerous community interests for many years now. Annually [Read More…]

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Riverfront business district now part of FM Chamber

May 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The recent transformation of the downtown business district is now complete, according to an announcement this morning from Fort Madison Chamber President Eric Van Ausdall. “Fort Madison Chamber [Read More…]

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Council tables proposed sewer rate increase

May 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Meeting starts with heated exchange from citizen who wanted police officers fired BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials want to take another look at how proposed sewer rates will be increased on [Read More…]

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YMCA to offer 24/7 access

May 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Want that post Thanksgiving dinner workout? If you can get through the urban legend of the tryptophan-induced nappy feels, you can now hit the YMCA for a healthy [Read More…]

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City could bump sewer rates 13%

May 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A proposal in front of the Fort Madison City Council could bump city sewer rates by 13% starting in June. At Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, the council [Read More…]

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FM recognized by state for fluoride program

May 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Fort Madison’s Muncipal Water Works was one of nine communities honored Thursday by the Iowa Department of Public Health, for it’s fluoridation program. The IDPH announced today the communities have been awarded [Read More…]

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Local RSVP looking for gardening help

April 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – RSVP/United Way of the Great River Region is seeking Community Garden Volunteers.Do you like to garden and work outdoors? Do you like to plan, plant and harvest food?We are seeking [Read More…]

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Crime lab can’t identify substance that sickened ISP staffer

April 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Authorities haven’t nailed down what substance was allegedly applied to a staffer’s bottle of eye drops at the Iowa State Penitentiary Friday, April 5. The staff member became [Read More…]

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Local celebs raise $3,000 for Potowonok ladies

April 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Baxter Sports Complex pavilion turned into an art depot on Friday night. The Potowonok Circle of Kings Daughters paired up some top-shelf local artists with local celebrities [Read More…]

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Gabbard talks foreign policy, health care with locals

April 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Another of the current 16 Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election made a stop at Fort Madison’s popular sandwich shop Sub Arena. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) [Read More…]

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City mulling assessment to fix downtown sidewalks, curbs

April 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Downtown business owners may still get new sidewalks and curbing despite the sinking of a project that would have infused $1.5 million into Avenue G’s deteriorating paving. At [Read More…]

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Presidential hopeful Gabbard to visit Fort Madison Wednesday

April 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Congresswoman, and 2020 Presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), will be stumping in southeast Iowa on Wednesday afternoon. Gabbard, a Democrat who was first elected to Congress [Read More…]

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FM woman nabbed on meth charge

April 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison woman was arrested by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force on Thursday after an investigation into alleged felony drug activity. Emily Cox, 24, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested [Read More…]

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Chamber sets city Clean-Up for April 20

April 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a volunteer community effort designed to remove litter and debris from parks, recreational areas, shorelines and waterways, while inspiring generations of environmental stewards. [Read More…]

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City approves agreements with Amtrak to move depot

April 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Three separate agreements were approved Tuesday night to move ahead with city plans to relocate the Amtrak Depot to Riverview Park. During the city’s regular city council meeting, [Read More…]

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Depot docs back on council agenda

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After being pulled from the City Council agenda two weeks ago, final agreements between the City of Fort Madison and Amtrak regarding the relocation of the rail [Read More…]

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Voting continues prior to April 2 bond election

March 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Voting continues Friday on a proposed $30 million PreK-3rd grade elementary school for the Fort Madison Community School District. The new building is proposed to be constructed [Read More…]

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FMHS SGA plans Color Fun Run

March 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted release FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison High School Student Government is coordinating a Color Fun Run for the community. Proceeds will benefit the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and the FMHS student government. [Read More…]

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Climax Molybdenum gives Test Kitchen $30K

March 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Some good timing and corporate citizenship resulted in a large corporate donation to the Elliott Test Kitchen Tuesday. Officials with Climax Molybdenum were treated to a Test [Read More…]

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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 1

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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