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Winter kiss leaves area with cancellations

December 18, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR – FORT MADISON – You hear all over the place, ‘It’s the polar vortex’…’Global warming?’ and the Fort Madison area caught a glimpse of a good ol’ fashioned winter blow [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier pins the bracket; Hounds place 8 of 13

December 17, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s Harlan Steffensmeier continues to dominate mat opponents this year as he pinned his way through the 138 lb. bracket at Saturday’s Fort Madison Invitational. After [Read More…]

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December 17, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Police Report 12/14/2106 – 7:33 a.m. – Fort Madison police arrested Travis Cody Nabors, 34, 1310 Avenue D Fort Madison, on charges of Domestic Abuse, Reckless use of a firearm, possession of drug [Read More…]

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FMHS wrestling invitation is still on for today

December 17, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Snappy cold weather and Friday’s precipitation that resulted in cancellations across the area has not impacted today’s wrestling event at Fort Madison High School. The FMHS Invitational is still taking place this [Read More…]

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HTC nips FM in junior varsity boys action

December 16, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – If junior varsity action is indicative of things to come, Holy Trinity Catholic and Fort Madison High School are setting the stage for some battles. In Thursday night’s action, the HTC freshman [Read More…]

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Beside the Point

December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 2

By CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR In heavy contemplation as we decided to roll out this new crazy digital product, one of the things (among many seemingly insurmountable things) I told myself I was going to [Read More…]

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December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Lee County Sheriff’s report 12/14/2016 – 9:50 a.m. – Lee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyrell Devon Smith, 23, of Washington St. in Keokuk, on a charge of disorderly conduct. Smith was jailed at the Lee [Read More…]

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Branstad gets education on Test Kitchen

December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Current Iowa governor, and newly nominated Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad paid a visit to the Elliott Test Kitchen this morning and saw first-hand how the program [Read More…]

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December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Police Report 12/13/2016 – 9:37 a.m. – FM Police responded to a report of larceny/theft in the 6100 block of Ortho Way. 12/13/2016 – 12:12 p.m. – FM Police responded to a report [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds looking for spark from guards

December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG FORT MADISON – Strong first half performances and subsequently lackluster third quarters are hindering the Fort Madison Bloodhound varsity girls basketball team as they dropped another close game 49-40 Tuesday night against [Read More…]

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FMHS wrestlers set for Invitational Saturday

December 14, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR – The FMHS wrestling team will take to the mat again this week starting tomorrow with a three-team primer before 11 teams roll into town for Saturday’s Fort Madison Invitational. [Read More…]

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Tuesday accident near Denmark leaves one seriously injured

December 14, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 1

PEN CITY CURRENT DENMARK – A late two-vehicle Tuesday accident resulted in one person being airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries. At 10:16 p.m Tuesday Lee County Sheriff’s officers and [Read More…]

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Conrad drops 40 on Central Lee

December 14, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Head Coach John Hellige has been touting his team’s senior leadership as a special part of his varsity boys basketball team. Senior Connor Conrad drove that point [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds fall to West Hancock

December 14, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PEN CITY CURRENT HANCOCK COUNTY – The Fort Madison Lady Bloodhounds suffered another rough third quarter and fell to host West Hancock 49-40 Tuesday night. Junior Amber Dilsaver had 16 to lead Fort Madison, who [Read More…]

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HTC underclassman take two from Central Lee

December 13, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PEN CITY CURRENT The Holy Trinity Catholic’s 9th grade and junior varsity boys basketball squads each took games from visiting Central Lee Monday night. Freshman Matt Hellige poured in 21 points in the 9th grade [Read More…]

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HTCs varsity squads gear up for Central Lee Tuesday night

December 13, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR Neither head coach of the Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders varsity volleyball teams thinks their respective squads are where they should be at this point in the season, but optimism abounds [Read More…]

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LCEDG officials use Chicago trip to enhance tri-county agreement

December 12, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR A reciprocal agreement signed earlier this year coordinating economic development efforts of southeast Iowa counties got a boost this past weekend as part of a Chicago strategy session. Representatives of [Read More…]

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FM boys use perimeter in win over Nikes

December 11, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR BURLINGTON – Fort Madison Head Coach Ryan Wilson has been looking to strike a balance with his team all year…a balance of offense and defense, scoring and rebounding, inside and [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier takes first at MEPO invite

December 10, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR MEDIAPOLIS – The Hounds’ Harlan Steffensmeier recorded 4 pins en route to a first-place finish in the 138 lb. bracket leading the Hounds at the Mediapolis Invitational Saturday. Six teams [Read More…]

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HTC girls put 62 on Cardinal

December 10, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR ELDON –  The HTC Crusaders used a balanced scoring attack and some stingy defense to roll over host Cardinal of Eldon 62-26 Friday night. Senior Ali Randolph led the HTC [Read More…]

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HTC boys “sick” in win over Cardinal of Eldon

December 10, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR ELDON – In today’s vernacular “sick” can mean something great…or something..well…sick. With one senior out and another senior feeling the effects of an illness, the Crusaders boys basketball team would [Read More…]

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FM Police looking for stabbing suspect

December 8, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Police Department is searching for a 29-year-old Fort Madison man in connection with a multiple stabbing that took place in the early morning hours [Read More…]

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Santa’s workshop in need of donations

December 8, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PEN CITY CURRENT – Volunteers with the local Santa’s workshop at the First Christian Church said donations are in need again for the upcoming weekend’s workshop due to heavy shopping on last week’s first shopping [Read More…]

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Local church Community Creche on display Sunday

December 8, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PEN CITY CURRENT – FORT MADISON –  The Union Presbyterian Church will have its Community Creche available again this weekend. Last Sunday’s quick snow storm hindered turnout but the hall is currently full of a [Read More…]

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LCEDG head reacts to Branstad appointment

December 8, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Updated to include State Rep. Jerry Kearns BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – Editor FORT MADISON – Lee County’s top economic development official said he’s excited about the future of the county, Iowa and the country as [Read More…]

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