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Community Easter Sunrise Service moved indoors

March 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Due to expected below freezing temperatures on Sunday, the Parish Partners’ Community Easter Sunrise Service is changing locations from the Old Fort at Riverview Park to inside at Fort Madison [Read More…]

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FMHS gets five firsts at MP Co-Ed

March 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC STAFF MT. PLEASANT – FMHS senior Elijah Barnes took home another first place in the shotput on Thursday night, while the FMHS girls Distance Medley team also captured a first-place finish [Read More…]

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FMCH holding hospice, health volunteer training

March 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Home Health & Hospice will be holding training for Hospice Volunteers to join their newly formed care team. Individuals who are interested in working with [Read More…]

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Twelve Hound senior athletes sign with area colleges

March 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

  Not pictured is Central Lee’s Harlan Steffensmeier who has signed to wrestle for the United States Air Force Academy. Steffensmeier wrestled for the FMHS Bloodhounds. Pen City Current will be uploading these pix to [Read More…]

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ISP officer taken to hospital after assault

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – According to a release from the Iowa Department of Corrections, a correctional officer at Iowa State Penitentiary was assaulted and suffered minor injuries this morning. The correctional officer, along [Read More…]

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Auditor issues reminder on April 3 elections

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Lee County Auditor Denise issued the following reminder for the upcoming April 3rd Special Election. Have your driver’s license ready to show the precinct officials. Central Lee voters vote at Central Lee [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – Mayor says spend on school district’s future, not past

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison isn’t sitting still, and neither should its educational system.  Activity is in the air, from new subdivisions, to new businesses. There is significant investment in infrastructure, updating and improving our community for a [Read More…]

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City Parks dept. seeks Adopt-A-Garden volunteers

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted Article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals, groups and organizations that are willing to get their hands dirty and help maintain the numerous flower beds in [Read More…]

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FMHS grad named Adjunct professor at U of Iowa

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article Dr. Sara Stuefen, a 2003 graduate of FMHS, has been promoted by the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to Associate Clinical Adjunct Professor. She has been instructing senior dental students during their [Read More…]

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Kensington staff gets dementia certificates

March 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted photo FORT MADISON – The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners  (NCCDP) is a council that promote standards of excellence in dementia education to professionals and other caregivers who provide service to dementia clients. [Read More…]

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Steffen to run for Supervisor post

March 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – Putting the county back on solid economic footing and overcoming the delineation of county are top priorities for an ISP correctional officer currently seeking a seat on the [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – FM Partners advocates for Central Lee bond issue

March 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Letter to the Editor: Fort Madison Partner Affiliates: Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce; Main Street; Fort Madison Economic Development; and Fort Madison-Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission, recognize the value that quality educational opportunities bring [Read More…]

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Chamber looking for top small business nominations

March 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE 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 during the previous [Read More…]

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Loebsack responds to funding bill passage

March 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement Thursday after the House passed the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure the government remains open and provides funding for the rest of the [Read More…]

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Iowa to receive additional apprenticeship funding

March 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Iowa is among the states receiving second round funds for the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grants, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday. The department says Iowa will [Read More…]

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