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Keokuk gets $200K for Elkem Carbide site

April 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Keokuk city officials were notified on Friday that they had received $200,000 to assess the former Elkem Carbide site, which is reported to have contamination issues. Congressman Dave Loebsack applauded [Read More…]

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Schneider runs 400 hurdles at Drake

April 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Brett Schneider runs track for Fort Madison High School. Next year she’ll run for UNI, but this Saturday, she’s running at Drake University in [Read More…]

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Housing study points to need for incentives, senior housing

April 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A countywide housing study has given local economic and housing development groups plenty to think about in the near future. The Lee County Economic Development Group, in conjunction [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds take 5th at Keosippi Relays

April 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – FMHS’s Brett Schneider had the best finish at Tuesday’s Keosippi Relays at Keokuk’s Calvert Stadium. Schneider’s 2:29.30 mark in the 800-meter run was less than one second off the pace of [Read More…]

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Birth Announcement – Eric Tylor Johnson

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Caitlin and Gordon Johnson of Montrose have announced the birth of their son, Eric Tylor Johnson, on April 21, 2018 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Eric joins Emeilia Johnson at home. Grandparents [Read More…]

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HTC’s Alfred earns James Madison fellowship

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ HTC Intern/PCC FORT MADISON – Ryan Alfred, Holy Trinity Catholic’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, has been tapped to receive another award, a James Madison Graduate Fellowship. A James Madison Graduate Fellowship [Read More…]

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Hellige earns two firsts at Mepo. Invite

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF MEDIAPOLIS – The Fort Madison boys track team took fourth place at the Mediapolis Invitational on Tuesday evening, but several Hounds brought home titles. The Bloodhounds captured 113 points. Mediapolis won the [Read More…]

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The Kensington taps Morrison as new director

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Kensington senior living community in Fort Madison, Iowa, welcomes Leia Morrison as its new Director. Joining a team of more than 65 locally and 800 nationally, Morrison will move [Read More…]

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County boosts self insurance to hold employee premiums

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – County employees won’t see an increase in their health insurance rates this year, but just barely. At Tuesday’s Lee County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Justin Pieper of Group [Read More…]

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Siemens recalling more than 100 laid off employees

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After revealing that the Siemens, Dresser-Rand facility in Burlington will be closing at the year’s end, officials confirmed today that the company is recalling some employees laid [Read More…]

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Commission to interview for judge’s seat

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF OTTUMWA – The District 8B Judicial Nominating Commission, comprised of five lawyers and five non-lawyer citizens and the senior Judge in the District, will be interviewing candidates to replace Judge John Linn, [Read More…]

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Lincoln School put on early morning lockdown

April 24, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Lincoln Elementary students and staff were put on lockdown this morning after a domestic incident in the neighborhood was reported by Fort Madison police. The lockdown has [Read More…]

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Recount doesn’t change school bond issue

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After about eight hours of counting and scanning ballots from the April 3 Fort Madison School District’s bond referendum election, the results stayed the same and the referendum [Read More…]

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