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6th annual Boo-athlon PORT fundraiser set for Oct. 26

September 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – PORT (Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails) of Fort Madison will be holding their sixth annual Spooktakular Boo-athlon fundraiser for recreational trails in Fort Madison. The Spooktakular Boo-athlon will be held [Read More…]

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Lady Hawks, HTC girls both go 3-1 at Keokuk tourney

September 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Knoxville proved to a be thorn in the side of Lee County schools at the Keokuk Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. Holy Trinity Catholic advanced to the championship match against the [Read More…]

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A life of service is a fine life – Empty Nest – by Curt Swarm

September 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

“The spiritual and moral will eventually overcome the material and unmoral. That is the purpose and destiny of the human race.” Learning the purpose of life through prayer and meditation. Most people, myself included, have [Read More…]

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Central Lee falls to 0-4 with loss to WB-ND

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – West Burlington-Notre Dame spoiled Central Lee’s Homecoming Friday night with a 27-6 win in non-district Class 2A football action. West Burlington scored a touchdown in each quarter, three on runs [Read More…]

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Burlington airport gets $135K runway grant

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport will receive an $135,267 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. This funding will be used [Read More…]

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State accepting rural broadbrand grant applications

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Today, the Offices of Governor Kim Reynolds and the Chief Information Officer announced that the application window for the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program has officially opened, making $5 million dollars [Read More…]

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Family is coming to the fall Old Fort Players production

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY DOROTHY SCHULTEOld Fort Players FORT MADISON – Expect some good entertainment the next time you head down to Old Fort Players Community Theater.Their fall production, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your In-Laws,” is [Read More…]

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Fort Madison erupts in win over Burlington

September 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School’s defense wanted the shutout. But Friday’s 28-6 win over Burlington at Richmond Stadium was more than good enough. “We were so close (to the [Read More…]

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Baby Gear Fair set for Sept. 28

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Birthplace will host a Mommy & Baby Gear Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This event will take place in the Conference [Read More…]

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Hounds set up for tussle Friday in FM

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Burlington Grayhounds fired off a lot of canons in 2018 and shut out the Bloodhounds 31-0 at Bracewell Stadium But this year, the Grayhounds (1-2) won’t have [Read More…]

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Bluegill, bass, channel cats all biting this week

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SOUTHEAST IOWA – The following is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources fishing report for the week ending Sept. 25, 2019 for southeast Iowa. Big Hollow LakeWater temperature is in the mid-70’s. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are [Read More…]

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Pen City Current-Lee listings

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is a list of current events and happenings in Fort Madison and north Lee County as submitted to the Pen City Current. Bloodhound Booster EventsThe Fort Madison Bloodhound Booster Club is hosting a [Read More…]

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HTC students named in National Merit program

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Jason Woodley, principal of Holy Trinity Catholic High School announced today that Wyatt Hellman and Samantha Pothitakis have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A [Read More…]

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Artists take over Central Park on Sunday

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGSFort Madison Area Arts Association Director FORT MADISON – Ft. Madison’s Art-in-Central Park has well over a decade of family fun Sundays under their belt since FMAAA brought the event back to town.  Over [Read More…]

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City delays purchase of water plant automation

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials stopped just short Tuesday of approving a quarter-million dollar automation system for the city’s water treatment plant. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City [Read More…]

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Task Force makes three felony meth arrests

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force has arrested three individuals on unrelated felony and misdemeanor drug charges between September 7th and September 12th. Warren Bullard, 43, of Ft. Madison, [Read More…]

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Little Hounds move to 2-0

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s junior high football teams stayed perfect on the season with 7th and 8th grade wins over West Burlington on Tuesday night. Teague Smith had two touchdown runs [Read More…]

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Register names Central Lee as a top Iowa workplace

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – The Des Moines Register has named the Central Lee Community School District as one of its 2019 Iowa Top Workplaces. The state’s largest newspaper recognized 135 businesses, organizations and agencies [Read More…]

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Crusaders find heart in win over BND

September 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – “These girls are better than they think they are,” said Holy Trinity Catholic girls volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier Tuesday night. Freesmeier was all kinds of fired up after [Read More…]

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Fraise named one of top 50 developers on the continent

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Economic Development Group’s President Dennis Fraise has been named one of the top 50 Economic Developers on the continent. Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that is [Read More…]

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Wagner takes 305 Sprint feature at Pepsi Speedway

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN NEALPepsi Lee County Speedway DONNELLSON – After three weeks since the 2019 regular season points ended, the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa returned to action on a rare Saturday in September. [Read More…]

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Matlock recognized as Guardian Angel at FMCH

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – A gift was received in honor of Wendy Matlock, FMCH Clincs, through the Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel Program.  The gift was given anonymously. “Wendy is always kind, [Read More…]

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Neighbors gather in park to hear crime stats

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Over some hot dogs and beverages, about a dozen Fort Madison residents gathered in Old Settler’s Park to talk crime and neighborhood watch groups. Representatives from the 34th [Read More…]

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