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Solon sends Hounds home with 62-0 loss

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR SOLON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds were just flat outmanned Friday at top-ranked Solon. Solon had Fort Madison scrambling from the get-go and, aside from a Hound stop on Solon’s [Read More…]

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Fort Madison downs MEPO in four games

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds downed Mediapolis in four games Thursday night in girls high school volleyball action. Mediapolis took the second game 25-21 after dropping a close [Read More…]

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Southeast Iowa fishing report

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Big Hollow Lake Water temperature is still holding on to the low 70’s. Not many anglers have been out this week. Black Crappie – Slow: Anglers are still finding the crappies in deeper water. Bluegill – Slow: Still look in deeper [Read More…]

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Austin celebrates 80th birthday

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DONNELLSON – George Austin of Donnellson will be celebrating his 80th birthday on October 5, 2017. George was born in Nora Springs, Iowa where he married Gayle (Fisher) Austin on July 15, 1961. He has [Read More…]

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HTC’s Hellman an International “Future Problem Solver”

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG EDITOR FORT MADISON – Looking into the eyes of Holy Trinity Catholic’s Michael Hellman and one wonders just what’s going on in that young mind. Hellman recently returned from the International competition [Read More…]

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HTC finishes 2nd at Winfield 5K

September 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Holy Trinity boys varsity cross country team continues it’s stellar season and Matt Hellige continues to rack up top-5 finishes for the Crusaders. Hellige had the [Read More…]

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HTC breezes in three over Danville

September 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Despite a sluggish start, Holy Trinity Catholic rolled to a 25-22, 25-10, 25-7 win over visiting Danville on Thursday night in Southeast Iowa Superconference volleyball action. The [Read More…]

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Chamber member businesses thanked today

September 28, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Members of the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Member Benefits Committee visited five member businesses today as part of their #ChamberStrong campaign to personally visit every Chamber member to thank [Read More…]

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ISP CERT squad takes 3rd at state competition

September 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary’s Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) took home third place recently at the CERT Challenge held in Fort Dodge. CERT officers Brendon Freeman, Aaron Landers and Shane [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier takes 2nd at Washington Invite

September 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WASHINGTON – Fort Madison’s Aaron Steffensmeier had the lowest time and highest finish for Fort Madison at Tuesday’s Washington Invitational cross country meet. Steffensmeier finished at 18:03.82, a half a minute behind [Read More…]

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8th graders fall to Ottumwa

September 27, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison 8th grade middle school football team fell to visiting Ottumwa Tuesday night 18-0. Tate Johnson led FMMS rushing with 12 yards. Gavin Wiseman and Jakob McGowan [Read More…]

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For the Record – Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

September 27, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Police Report 09/14/17 – 2:22 p.m. – Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 103 and 200th Avenue. A vehicle driven by Wyatt Isiah Philllips, 23, [Read More…]

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Velocity studio is a family affair

September 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Another interesting transformation has taken place in Fort Madison’s downtown Main Street district. Velocity Dance and Tumbling has opened in the former SSMID building at 822 Avenue [Read More…]

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School board gets update threat analysis

September 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As part of the superintendent’s report at Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Erin Slater and several district administrators updated the board on security plans in the works [Read More…]

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Continued dry weather ahead most areas

September 25, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN FELDT BLUE WATER OUTLOOK While parts of the western corn belt, especially parts of Kansas could receive substantial rainfall, and Oklahoma and Texas will receive excessive amounts, the central and eastern corn belt [Read More…]

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HTC takes three to start SEISC volleyball tourney

September 22, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF CARDINAL – The Holy Trinity girls volleyball team swept three matches in early round Southeast Iowa Superconference action Thursday night. The Crusaders dropped host Cardinal of Eldon, 21-11, 21-15 before stopping Mediapolis [Read More…]

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Morawitz taking second shot at Second Ward

September 22, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Bob Morawitz ran for 2nd Ward city councilman in 2013…against Brian Wright. Morawitz is throwing his hat in the ring again in 2017…against Brian Wright. Morawitz has [Read More…]

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