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SPORTS

Rebels end Crusaders' year in state quarterfinals

CORALVILLE — The crucible of the state volleyball tournament magnifies every little error, and every big hit. Holy Trinity’s 25-20, 14-25, 25-14, 25-22 loss to Gladbrook-Reinbeck in …

Freesmeier: HTC girls need to believe

FORT MADISON - New site, but basically the same Crusaders Holy Trinity is back at the Class 1A state volleyball tournament, a year after making it to the semifinals. Almost all of the key players …
FORT DODGE - Fort Madison freshman Avery Rump said she didn't really have a plan heading into Saturday's girls Class 3A state cross country meet in Fort Dodge. But now she does. After having …
WAVERLY - It's been 33 years since the Fort Madison football team got to a state recognized playoff game. And the first one in more than three decades didn't go the way the Hounds or Head Coach …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

United Way consolidates offices to Keokuk

LEE COUNTY - The United Way of the Great River Region will be moving out of it's Fort Madison location in the middle of the 2022 fundraising campaign. According to Executive Director Karen Siefken,...

For the Record

For the Record – Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Fort Madison Police Report11/22/22 – 9:22 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a property damage accident in the 3400 block of Avenue L.11/22/22 – 4:40 p.m. – …

Opinion

Rural Iowa should brace for school vouchers

It won’t be long before empty parking spaces near the Iowa Capitol will be as hard to find as a compromise between Democrats and Republicans.The Legislature returns to Des Moines on Jan. 9, …

Wristbands to help 5-year-old

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.pencitycurrent.com: first name: Carol last name: Hotop address: 1102 48th Street city: Fort …

A little yoga with Jonnie and Frankie

I'm 54 years old. There I said it. I'm 6'3" tall, too. My wife insists I'm 6'2" but she lives in Texas now so I don't give a crap. I'm at my high school weight so that's a good thing. But the …
Education News

HTC announces Q1 honor rolls

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its first quarter honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year. Pen City Current joins our advertisers and readers in congratulating these …

Central Lee Junior High releases 1st quarter honor roll

DONNELLSON - The following is the 1st quarter honor roll for Central Lee Community School District. Pen  City Current congratulates the following students on their hard work and …

Central Lee lands $800K for electric buses

DONNELLSON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2022 Clean School Bus Program has awarded the Central Lee Community School District with $790,000 to replace two of its school …
LATEST NEWS
Delores Ann “Susie” Knoch, 77, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 3:38 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at The Madison.  She was born on December 5, 1944 in Missouri to Lewie …
Mindy Louise Gilbert Schofield, 51, of Carthage, IL passed away Monday November 21, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  Mindy was born on July 7, 1971 in Keokuk IA, to Barb Ferguson and …
FORT MADISON - The Fort Madison Community School District Board of Directors team and the Fort Madison Superintendent were both honored at the Iowa Association of School Boards Conference last week …
BURLINGTON -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings. Pothitakis Law Firm P.C. has …
FORT MADISON - Old Fort Players is thrilled to announce the Christmas production for their 2022/2023 Season “Miracle on 34th Street, the Play,” adapted by Mountain Community Theater from …
Health News
EMS board to disband in favor of advisory council
LEE COUNTY - The steering committee that's been overseeing the county's ambulance service since July 1, 2022 has all but disbanded in favor of an advisory council The Lee County EMS advisory board …
Supervisors look at other Keokuk EMS facility options
LEE COUNTY - County officials have changed direction a bit on where to house Keokuk EMS staff and equipment. At Monday's regular meeting of the Lee County Supervisors, discussion and possible …
LCHD holds immunization clinics
KEOKUK - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, October 13th at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 1:00 pm until …
Business News
DuPont gives $36K to local United Way
DuPont held a Very Successful Campaign for the United Way. Every year DuPont kicks off their United Way Campaign with a Silent Auction and Campaign meetings in addition to employee and company …
Pothitakis surpasses 30 years in dental field
FORT MADISON - Just over 30 years ago Mark Pothitakis walked into his very first dental office and took care of his very first patient. That was 1992 in the small southeast Iowa town of New …
FM plant celebrates 50th year in operation
FORT MADISON - It's been under multiple corporate brands, but the ConAgra facility that produces about 4 million cans of food products daily, rolled over 50 years in operation with celebration Sunday …