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The Hawks' keeper Hunter Gregory goes up to try and block a high shot in the first half. The ball would curl into the net for a 2-1 lead. Gregory had four saves in the loss.

Hawks losses turn to lessons

DONNELLSON – Central Lee Head Coach Justin Schau said his Hawks don’t lose, they learn. The Hawks learned something again on Thursday night. That they can play with the top teams in the …

Central Lee boys open season with OT loss

KALONA – A goal with 10:39 left in the match set the stage for an overtime session for the Central Lee Hawks Monday night at Hillcrest Academy in Kalona. Hawks keep Hunter Gregory held …
KEOKUK – Fort Madison’s Brady Wade carded a 43 to lead the Bloodhounds in Southeast Conference boys' golf action Monday at the Elks Fairview in Keokuk. Wade birdied two of the last three …
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds have moved to 3-1 on the year and recorded their third straight shutout with a 4-0 win over Burlington Notre Dame Tuesday night. Jacob Shottenkirk …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

Central Lee sets game at Field of Dreams

DONNELLSON - The Central Lee Community School District is excited to announce a unique and significant event: the Central Lee High School baseball team will play a memorable game against Hillcrest …

For the Record

For the Record – Thursday, April 11, 2024

Fort Madison Police Report 04/10/24 – 9:44 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a property damage accident in the 1700 block of Avenue H. 04/10/24 – 2:08 p.m. – …

Opinion

Wonder of eclipse may not be all celestial

The moon budged in front of the sun last week for the first time in about six years. It won’t happen again for another 20. As I drove around north Lee County looking for kids and adults alike …

Central Lee supervisor clarifies funding mechanisms

Dear Editor, At our regularly scheduled March board meeting, the Central Lee Board of Education approved two significant facility projects to begin this summer. These projects, including a …

Expectations creep in at HOF inductions

I spent a few days in the Ozarks this past week trying to shake off the winter blahs. It was cold enough for the first three days that the chill in my bones stayed in place. It took morning coffee, …
Education News
CENTRAL LEE NEWS
Former Central Lee Coach Lon Spurgin was inducted into the 2022 Hawks Athletic Hall of Fame at a reception Saturday at Central Lee High School. Spurgin was one of 18 inducted for the classes of 2022 and 2023.

Central Lee formally inducts 18 into Halls of Fame

DONNELSON – Eighteen former Central Lee students were inducted into the school’s Halls of Fame Saturday in a ceremony at Central Lee High School. Superintendent Dr. Andy Crozier welcomed …

Goetz to step down as HTC AD

FORT MADISON – The HTC athletic board will have its hands full this spring. The board accepted head girls basketball coach Tony Johnson resignation this week and will now have to fill another …

HTC Blue & Silver event set for April 20

FORT MADISON - Holy Trinity Catholic Schools is delighted to announce the upcoming Blue and Silver Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024. This amazing evening of food, drinks, and …
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FORT MADISON - Not just Art Expressions, but the fine art of adventure and building memories with others. The Member Artists of FMAAA have once again generously supported their Art Center with a …
FORT MADISON – Each May during National Small Business Week the Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce honors the greater Fort Madison small business community for their efforts and achievements …
FAIRFIELD – The Fort Madison sprinters continue to dominate southeast Iowa track meets this spring. The strong speed of the Hounds led them to a second-place finish at Tuesday’s Trojan …
DONNELLSON — Taylor Johnson hasn’t had much work this season as Fort Madison’s goalkeeper. The Bloodhounds opened the season with three consecutive shutouts heading into …
FORT MADISON – The 2024 Timm Lamb relays proved to be a good test run for two more home meets this year. The Lady Hounds took home three first-place finishes with sophomore Avery Rump involved …
Health News
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County continues to mull over LCHD/EMS project funding
LEE COUNTY – Lee County officials took a closer look at the proposed Lee County Health Department/EMS facility now that an additional $2.1 million in funding from a USDA Congressional …
The former Meller property where the Iowan Motor Lodge used to stand could soon be the site of the new Meller-Lee County Health Department/EMS Ambulance bay.
Miller-Meeks announces funding for area projects
LEE COUNTY – Lee County Supervisors got a bit of good news Thursday afternoon with Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks issuing a press release indicating additional funding for Lee …
County to validate Farm Bureau petitions
LEE COUNTY – Two petitions filed by the Lee County Farm Bureau Sunday may have put the future of a health department and ambulance facility in Fort Madison up to voters. At Monday’s …
Business News
Adam and Julie Hohl pose with the Iowa Tourism's Outstanding Retail Experience award given during last week's Iowa Tourism Conference in Des Moines.
Harvestville garners Iowa Tourism award
DES MOINES - The Iowa Tourism Office presented 24 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry during the 2024 Iowa Tourism Conference in Des Moines this week. “These awards recognize …
W.R.
Keeping The Faeth
FORT MADISON – There’s a quiet effort underway downtown to….well, keep the Faeth. Faeth’s Cigar Store is on the verge of celebrating its 100th year in business but has …
Work set for Green Bay area broadband upgrade
LEE COUNTY –  A $1.9 million investment in county funds coupled with investments from Danville Telecom is bringing high speed internet to about 100 homes in Wever, and has produced a more …