Obituaries
SPORTS

Lady Hounds ease into rematch with Burlington

FORT MADISON - Bailey Vaughn’s first-half goal was one of the many scored by Fort Madison’s girls soccer team in the 10-0 win over Keokuk in Friday’s Class 2A regional quarterfinal …
Fort Madison junior Kenden Bowie gets a clear start to his jump at 6'5

Bowie, Rump 5th to kickstart state track

DES MOINES – It looked as though the Fort Madison Bloodhound boys and girls would have a good day of it placing in two of the first three events of the morning. Sophomore Avery Rump captured 5 …
MEDIAPOLIS — Antonio Estrada clapped away the final seconds of one of the biggest wins in Central Lee’s young girls soccer history. The coach’s release of tension after the …
MEDIAPOLIS -  The Fort Madison Bloodhounds opened the season with a soggy 6-1 win over Mediapolis Tuesday night on the road. The Hounds open the year with 2nd-year head coach Albert Schinstock …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

Area could see severe storms Tuesday

LEE COUNTY – The National Weather Service is warning residents about a powerful storm projected for the area, including Lee County, to prepare for some potentially damaging weather Tuesday …

For the Record

For the Record - Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fort Madison Police Report 05/20/24 – 8:04 a.m. – Fort Madison Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1600 block of Avenue H. 05/20/24 – 9:03 a.m. – Fort …

Opinion

We were meant to be explorers

I’m feeling a bit closed off lately. What’s going on in the world? I was talking with my nephew this weekend and said I’d heard that the U.S. wants to put another person on the …

St. Chuck hits the road

I found a little treasure on Saturday about three hours from my house. It wasn’t the pretentious little Korgies that walked on short leashes, while the affluent in golfie attire and watches …

No room for violence in 1st amendment debate

The events of the past six months in Israel and Gaza have me wishing it were possible to have just one more lunch with a friend who died four years ago. My friend was Jewish. In today’s …
Education News
SUMMER MEALS

FM schools lay out free summer meal program

FORT MADISON - Fort Madison Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children …

Sec. Pate visits HTC seniors

FORT MADISON – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made an appearance at the Holy Trinity Catholic Senior Award Ceremony Thursday morning. Pate said HTC was one of just 43 schools among the …

FMHS 2024 Prom Court announced

FORT MADISON - The Fort Madison High School Prom Court was announced this week at an all-school assembly. Seniors being named to the King's Court were Jan De Gracia Hernandez, Aiden Benda, Javean …
LATEST NEWS
FORT MADISON – There’s probably not a lot of people who really know who Dana Bushong was, or more specifically, were. The relevant part of that query is they ultimately laid the …
Douglas Kent Arnaman, 67 of Burlington, IA formerly of Donnellson, IA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington, IA after a courageous fight with …
Roberta "Bobbie" Joann Miller Thurman 66, of Kahoka, Missouri, passed away on May 9, 2024 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.  She was born on August 25, 1957 the daughter of Lyle Dean …
Ernest “Ernie” Andrew Meierotto, 70, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 1:30 AM at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington. He was …
Charles "Chuck" Edward Wilkens, 92, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 6:24 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison.  He was born on December 14, …
Health News
LCHD holding immunization clinic Thursday
FORT MADISON - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, April 25 th , 2024 from 1:00 pm until 4:30pm at Lee County Health Department, #3 John …
SEYB
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 …
Business News
KNOWLES
Knowles honored at funeral directors' event
FORT MADISON - Kendra Knowles, funeral director with Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, was honored at the Presidential Banquet of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) on April 16, 2024 …
Schmidt resigns at Greater Burlington Partnership
BURLINGTON – Today the Greater Burlington Partnership Boards of Directors announced the resignation of Della Schmidt, its President and CEO. Schmidt has accepted the position as the President …
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 …