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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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Mayor accepts councilman’s resignation

June 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – According to Fort Madison City Manager David Varley, 3rd ward Councilman Travis Seidel has resigned his seat on the council effective Friday. Seidel pleaded guilty on June [Read More…]

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FMCSD announces early dismissal

May 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Due to extreme temperatures forecasted, the Fort Madison Community School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th at 1:00 PM, according to a PowerSchool announcement made this [Read More…]

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Banned seniors get chance to walk at graduation

May 25, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR Fort Madison Community School District Superintendent Erin Slater has offered an olive branch of sorts to the 19 seniors who are currently banned from participating in the Fort Madison High [Read More…]

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Senior prank leads to commencement ban

May 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison School district officials have suspended approximately 20 seniors after a Sunday night vandalism spree that took place inside the Fort Madison High School. The suspension [Read More…]

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