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Five-day search ends with arrest of wanted Montrose man

May 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Two others arrested in connection with search; 16 law enforcement agencies involved in apprehension BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – In a large-scale coordinated effort local law enforcement agencies have captured a fugitive they [Read More…]

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Former BHS alum Gibbs named next ISP warden

April 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted unanimously today in support of the appointment of Randy Gibbs as the next warden of the Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP). This appointment [Read More…]

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House fire sends man to hospital

March 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A fire that broke out in a Fort Madison home early Thursday evening has sent one man to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Fort Madison firefighters [Read More…]

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Baxter Foundation pulls funding over school bond

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A local foundation that donates thousands of dollars every year to local youth sports activities is pulling its funding in a protest of sorts against the proposed school [Read More…]

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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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Newly merged Steamboat Days group postpones 2019 festival

November 20, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Burlington officials announced this morning that the annual Steamboat Days music festival on the riverfront in downtown Burlington is being postponed for 2019 and whether the festival will [Read More…]

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Shooting suspect in custody

November 19, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Police have taken Gary Swanson, Jr. into custody this evening. Swanson, 30 of Fort Madison, was being sought as part of an investigation into a Saturday night shooting [Read More…]

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FMPD asking for help locating suspect

November 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a male suspect for questioning, The FMPD put up a Facebook post early Sunday morning indicating the [Read More…]

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FM school district releases video of banana incident

November 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After nearly a full year of hearings, filings, and negotiations, the Fort Madison School District has turned over video segments of a 2017 assembly that includes possible [Read More…]

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Keokuk police make arrest in KPLAY scandal

October 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A Keokuk man has been arrested in connection with the misuse of funds and forgery associated with the non-profit KPLAY organization. On Wednesday Keokuk Police Chief Dave Hinton [Read More…]

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Steil out as CEO of LCEDG in restructure

October 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A restructuring at Lee County Economic Development group has resulted in the elimination of CEO Joe Steil’s position effective immediately. The group issued a statement Thursday afternoon indicating [Read More…]

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Saturday morning accident kills two

October 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 4

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – A two-vehicle accident on Hwy 2 west of Fort Madison has claimed the lives of two motorists. Emergency crews responded to the accident near Appleberry Orchard about [Read More…]

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Body found in Alexandria was Montrose man

September 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Authorities have identified the body of a man found near the Mississippi River on Tuesday as Jared Matlock, 34, of Montrose. A release from Clark County Sheriff Shawn [Read More…]

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Fort Madison man arrested for gun threat

August 30, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with a domestic firearms assault charge. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 6000 block of [Read More…]

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Truck driver injured in Hwy. 61 semi crash

August 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEVER –  A truck driver suffered minor injuries as a result of a single-vehicle semi-trailer accident on Highway 61 Wednesday afternoon. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa State Patrol, Lee County EMS, Iowa [Read More…]

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FM man arrested for sex crimes

July 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF HAMILTON – A 33-year-old Fort Madison man has been arrested in Hamilton for multiple sex-related crimes. According a release from Hamilton Police Chief Nick Jamerson, Adam C. Tucker, of Fort Madison was [Read More…]

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