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OFP players slap a little funk on ’12 Days of Christmas’

December 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The nostalgia that traditionally accompanies most renditions of the 12 Days of Christmas gets thrown out the window this weekend. The Old Fort Players holiday production “The 12 [Read More…]

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Comp. board offers 3% raise to elected officials

December 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – The state-mandated Lee County Compensation Board has recommended that Lee County elected officials and their deputies receive a 3% across the board raise for the next budget year. [Read More…]

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FMCH recognizes recent Guardian Angels

December 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The following is an anonymous nomination for Fort Madison Community Hospital’s Guardian Angel program. The recipients are from left to right Gwen Moss, Becky Orr, Lori Helling, Debbie Green  [Read More…]

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Three FMMS wrestlers go 3-0 Monday night

December 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON- On Monday FMMS wrestlers competed against Fairfield, Keokuk, and Washington. The Hounds won 22 matches and lost 22 on the night. Landon Rudd, Teague Smith, and Issac Thatcher went 3-0 with 3 falls. [Read More…]

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Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Jeannette Marie Pence, 78, Lomax

December 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Jeannette Marie Pence, 78, of Lomax, Illinois passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.     She was born on April 10, 1941 in Burlington, Iowa the daughter of Chester and Lois Bridges McCoy. On July 15, 1962 she married Larry G. Pence in Gladstone, Illinois. He survives.     Jeannette was a 1959 graduate of the former G & O High School. Following high school Jeannette graduated from the Burlington Beauty Academy. Mrs. Pence wrote the Lomax News for the Henderson and Hancock County Quills. She was a member of the Lomax-Carman Senior Citizens, Lomax Christian Church and the Glitzy Gals Red Hat Society. Jeannette never missed a chance to send birthday, get well or uplifting cards  to friends and family. Mrs. Pence enjoyed helping with Girl Scouts, camping, bird watching and gardening. Her family was the most important part of her life.     Survivors include her husband, Larry; four children, Stephanie (Todd) Skidmore of Plain City, Ohio, Stacia (Scott) Thompson of New London, Iowa, Bradley Seats of Colorado and Mercedes Seats of Macomb, Illinois; six grandchildren, Mikayela Thompson, Connor Skidmore, Cameron Skidmore, Gavin Thompson, Carson Skidmore and Mylee Chenoweth.     She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Betty Thorndike, Bonnie McCoy and Shirley Darnell and one brother, Gary McCoy.     A memorial service will held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Maxine Dennison officiating. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Friday at Banks & Beals in LaHarpe where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Lomax Christian Church, Great River Hospice House and her grandchildren’s education. To leave a condolence please visit Jeannette’s obituary at banksandbeals.com

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Haas goes for 22 in HTC win

December 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Senior Ashlynn Haas exploded for 17 points in the second half, including a crucial three-point play with two minutes left to help seal a 50-45 win over Danville [Read More…]

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Lee County Ambulance looks at cuts

December 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Reimbursement deficiencies are forcing some logistical cuts, at a minimum, from services provided by Lee County Emergency Medical Services. Bill Young, executive director of Lee County EMS, told [Read More…]

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Central Lee carpentry team takes 1st at Iowa competition

December 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DES MOINES — On Friday, students from Central Lee High School in Donnellson competed in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust’s annual Craft Championships High School [Read More…]

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Depth could help Hounds to repeat conference title

December 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Head Coach Ryan Smith pretty much scoffs as preseason rankings. Actually, he puts most rankings aside and challenges his wrestlers to win the match they’re in. [Read More…]

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More than 1,000 served at Community Thanksgiving

December 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – There was a dancing turkey, a guitarist, and hundreds of volunteers putting out a Thanksgiving feast Thursday that fed more than 1,000 residents. Savanna Collier, of Fort Madison [Read More…]

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Griffin’s Wixon gets automotive certification in Las Vegas

December 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Diedra Wixon, Service Advisor/Customer Service Rep of Griffin Muffler & Brake Center, located at 535 Ave G, Fort Madison completed the necessary requirements to earn her Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation. [Read More…]