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Glory Days - Hounds move to 3-0

FORT MADISON - Flowers were laid on the empty chair that should have held former Fort Madison Coach Tony Sargent by the Lady Hounds Friday night. Then the girls went out and got the a big 41-36 …

Bloodhounds drop dual at Quincy

QUINCY - The Fort Madison Bloodhound wrestlers fell just short in their first dual match of the season Thursday night in Quincy. The Hounds had an empty weight at 106 and lost six other matches …
Toni Sargent is in her first year as Fort Madison High School’s girls basketball coach, but she wishes her father was still the coach.Tony Sargent died this summer, and now it is up to his …
FORT MADISON - Fort Madison High School’s boys basketball team is getting a little bit of a later start to the season.It’s time that was needed for the Bloodhounds, who open the season on …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

County inks project agreement with Alliant

LEE COUNTY - Lee County and Alliant Energy have entered into a joint agreement that outlines the responsibilities of each regarding a 2023 solar field project near Wever. The project is planned to be the largest single sola …

For the Record

For the Record – Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Fort Madison Police Report12/05/22 – 8:34 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1500 block of 18th Street. Lee County Sheriff Report12/05/22 …

Opinion

Love found in the auction call

Marcia Marshall was not going to be outbid.  She started the bidding high for a date with the good looking blonde haired gentleman in a flashy tuxedo.  She had a feeling about this …

Iowa Dems shouldn’t lose sight of what's important

Judging from the furrowed brows and dire predictions in Iowa, you might have thought a national Democratic Party committee had voted to eliminate motherhood and apple pie last week.Actually, what the …

Transfer portal is a dizzying ride

It didn’t take Deion Sanders long to make an impression with his new team. Sanders, who took over as Colorado’s football coach over the weekend, met with his new players on Sunday …
Education News

HTC announces Q1 honor rolls

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its first quarter honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year. Pen City Current joins our advertisers and readers in congratulating these …

Central Lee Junior High releases 1st quarter honor roll

DONNELLSON - The following is the 1st quarter honor roll for Central Lee Community School District. Pen  City Current congratulates the following students on their hard work and …

Central Lee lands $800K for electric buses

DONNELLSON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2022 Clean School Bus Program has awarded the Central Lee Community School District with $790,000 to replace two of its school …
LATEST NEWS
MT PLEASANT – A Mt. Pleasant law enforcement officer shot and wounded a suspect in a domestic disturbance call Saturday in Mt. Pleasant. At approximately 10:04 p.m., officers with the Mt …
FORT MADISON - Two candidates familiar to Fort Madison City council  have submitted their name to fill an spot opening on the council Jan. 1 City officials are accepting applications for the …
DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced the newly created Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program to provide more opportunities for interested truck drivers to obtain their …
Roland Henry “Slick” Northup, 79 of Nauvoo, IL died Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL. He was born May 23, 1943 in Niota, IL the son of Harry and Myrtle …
Robert E. “Bob” Dougherty, II, 83, of Keokuk, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the West Point Care Center in West Point, Iowa. Bob was born on November 21, 1939, in …
Health News
EMS board to disband in favor of advisory council
LEE COUNTY - The steering committee that's been overseeing the county's ambulance service since July 1, 2022 has all but disbanded in favor of an advisory council The Lee County EMS advisory board …
Supervisors look at other Keokuk EMS facility options
LEE COUNTY - County officials have changed direction a bit on where to house Keokuk EMS staff and equipment. At Monday's regular meeting of the Lee County Supervisors, discussion and possible …
LCHD holds immunization clinics
KEOKUK - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, October 13th at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 1:00 pm until …
Business News
Siemens begins to restart production
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun the process to return the Fort Madison, Iowa blade facility to production, with the Hutchinson, Kansas nacelle facility to follow later. The passing of the …
Pothitakis makes U.S News' Best Lawyers list
BURLINGTON -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings. Pothitakis Law Firm P.C. has …
DuPont gives $36K to local United Way
DuPont held a Very Successful Campaign for the United Way. Every year DuPont kicks off their United Way Campaign with a Silent Auction and Campaign meetings in addition to employee and company …