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Crank named all-SEISC in post-season soccer honors

LEE COUNTY – Central Lee’s Landon Crank was named Southeast Iowa Superconference 1st team all-conference in the conference’s post-season announcement last week. Crank led the Hawks …

Hawks move to 7-3 with wins over Fairfield, Van Buren

DONNELLSON – Zach Manwill’s walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning secured the seventh win for the Central Lee boys Friday night at Central Lee High School. The Hawks trailed …
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds dropped a 6-0 decision to Class 1A No. 1 Burlington Notre Dame Friday night. The Hounds held off arguable the area’s best high school baseball …
NEW LONDON – Central Lee outhit New London Tuesday night 8 to 4, but fell 11-9 after suffering five errors in SEI Superconference baseball action. The Hawks (2-2, 5-3) opened the game with two …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

Chase yields two arrests, third suspect at large

LEE COUNTY – A chase that emanated out of Keokuk led local authorities on a four-hour chase and search near Montrose Wednesday afternoon. According to Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber deputies …

For the Record

For the Record - Thursday, June 13, 2024

Fort Madison Police Report 06/12/24 – 8:17 a.m. – Fort Madison Police responded to a report of a larceny/theft in the 1700 block of Avenue F. 06/12/24 – 9:00 a.m. – Fort …

Opinion

Finding friends in fairways

I can prove that golf is a social game. I never get any better, but I keep meeting more and more people to play the game with. A friend of mine and I found our way to Riverside on Saturday to play …

Perry teachers, parents, and the public still want answers

It has been six months since a 17-year-old Perry High School student walked out of a school bathroom and began shooting toward students who were having breakfast before heading to their classes on …
EMPTY NEST - By Curt Swarm

Exchange students return to Mt. Pleasant for visit

In 1978 Mike and Marilyn Vincent of Mt. Pleasant welcomed their second-of-five Youth For Understanding students (Foreign Exchange Students).  This one from Finland.  Her name is Outi …
Education News

FMHS announces 3rd trimester honor rolls

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High Schools has announced its third trimester honor roll for the 2023-2024 school year. Pen City Current joins our advertisers and readers in congratulating these …

School board "befuddled" at assessment data

 FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community School Board wants tighter data on student performance metrics. At a workshop Wednesday night at the district central office, school …

Seven local students earn Impact Award

DAVENPORT – Five students from area high schools have received the ImpactLife Student Impact Award, given annually to students who have shown exemplary support of our region’s blood …
LATEST NEWS
Ruth Elizabeth (Hoenig) (Beelman) Coffey, a lifelong resident of Southeast Iowa, entered into her eternal home on June 12, 2024 following a brief illness.    She was born in West …
John Pennock, 73, of Revere, Mo., passed away at 9:50pm on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Great River Medical Clinic in West Burlington, Iowa. John was born in Wellington, Kansas, on …
Kyle John Randolph, 31, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2024, at his home in Nauvoo. He was born on July 15, 1992, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Kipp and Kathy …
LaRita M. Hesse, 89, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 9:36 AM at the Kensington.  She was born on April 22, 1935 in Ft. Madison to Harold and Loretta Luegering …
David Guzman, 77, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. He was born on October 6, 1946 in Ft. Madison to Jesse and Eleanor Ruis Guzman.   David was a 1964 graduate of Ft. …
Health News
Pictured, left to right: Teague Dentino, Stryker Sustainability Solutions, and Matt Little, Nurse Manager, Surgical Services-SEIRMC, West Burlington
GRHS receives environmental excellence award
WEST BURLINGTON – Great River Health announced it has received the Environmental Excellence Award from Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions. This designation is reserved for select …
County to roll out opioid fund applications
LEE COUNTY – The movement to start combatting opioid disorders in Lee County took another step forward Thursday night. A committee formed by the Lee County Board of Supervisors to delve into …
USDA gives OK for bids on LCHD/EMS facility
LEE COUNTY – The company heading up the construction of the new Lee County Health Department/EMS building has received an approval to go out for bids on the project. The USDA has been reviewing …
Business News
Fifth Annual Love Lee County Tour returns this weekend
There is a lot to love about Lee County. Celebrate it all on the Love Lee County Tour! Take a rural road trip to 18 locations featuring demonstrations, sales, history, art, samples, flowers and …
The staff at Dana Bushong Jewelers continues to greet and serve customers in Fort Madison as the business has more than 100 years serving the community.
Two Bushongs make it right
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 …
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 …