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FMCSD board member Gayla Young passes away Monday

December 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison School District Superintendent Dr. Erin Slater has confirmed this morning that current school board member Gayla Young died this morning at University of Iowa Hospitals [Read More…]

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CenturyLink reports multi-state outage

December 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A multi-state service outage is currently under investigation by a nationwide telephone and communications company. CenturyLink reported outages beginning this afternoon across several states and a spokesperson [Read More…]

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High schoolers graduate from LCEDG industry program

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF DONNELLSON  -More than a dozen students graduated from the third annual Lee County Economic Development Leadership class on Friday at a ceremony at Central Lee High School 12 Plus is an employability class [Read More…]

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County leadership team looking for non-profit projects

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – The Lee County Leadership Program is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations throughout Lee County for community projects. The eleven participants of this year’s Lee County Leadership Program will use their new [Read More…]

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FM youth wrestlers take 7 firsts at WB/ND

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison Wrestling Club captured seven first-place finishes at the Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington Youth Wrestling Tournament on Friday. Those taking first place include Bo Brecount, Beau Wagner, Keelynd Ross, Clifford Stewart, [Read More…]

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No one hurt at IAAP after Friday explosion

December 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF MIDDLETOWN – Officials with the Joint Munitions Command are on the scene at the Iowa Army Ammunition plant today after a morning explosion at the facility. According to a release from Justine Barati, [Read More…]

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FM schools rank above state watch list

December 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A freshly released report that identifies state school districts’ performances against federal benchmarks has given Fort Madison School District something to celebrate this holiday season. According to [Read More…]

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Second graders take reading to the dogs

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It was a bit ‘ruff” at the start, but a new project from Richardson Elementary students is helping dogs become more social, while helping younger students become [Read More…]

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Hull approved as new county engineer

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – It was an expected transition as current Assistant Lee County Engineer Ben Hull was tapped to take over the county engineer’s position starting Dec. 29. At Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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Pennock, Sokolik get three wins at FMMS meet

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – FMMS hosted a quadrangular wrestling meet Monday with Keokuk, Washington, and Fairfield.  The Little Hounds won 16 matches against four losses. Aiden Pennock had three pins and Daniel Sokolik also [Read More…]

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City to take another look at cemetery fees

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Several city councilman said they weren’t comfortable setting cemetery fees that were intended to discourage local families from picking a weekend to bury loved one. At Tuesday’s [Read More…]

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City looking at roundabout on Bus. 61

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison City Council approved an application for a grant for federal funds to potentially help fund constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy. 61 [Read More…]

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