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FMMS announces honor rolls

April 20, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

Principal’s Scholar 8th Grade Ivy Arnold, Robin Bahl, Mylah Blanchard, Isabella Boeding, McKenna Cashman, Carly Fedler, Paige Hathaway, Gage Langrill, Emma Lurvey, Lila Miller, Lauren Otte, Kay Quittem, Ellie Schulte, Tanner Stoermer, Dalaney Walker, Marquel [Read More…]

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HTC schools announce honor roll

April 20, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

4.0 Honor Roll 7th Grade Mary Kate Bendlage, Michael Chapman, Taegan Denning, Connor Gehling, Jenna Hellman, Natalie Randolph, Maddox Rung 8th grade Kayla Box, Laura Mehmert, Brianna Wright 9th Grade Abby Holtkamp, Jack Malinski, Mitchell [Read More…]

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Climax Moly donates equipment to area schools

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted articleLee County Economic Development Group DONNELLSON – Lee County schools had the opportunity to get new equipment to prepare their students for future careers thanks to Climax Molybdenum. Central Lee Ag Instructor Tom Boeck [Read More…]

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FMHS trades team wins SCC competition

April 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison High School building trades program continues to stack up awards. On Friday, the Bloodhound Construction won the SCC regional skills competition with a team consisting of Elton [Read More…]

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CyberHounds take big step at F.I.R.S.T.

April 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – According to astrology, Gemini don’t get buried in the past and instead focus on the future and optimism. A Fort Madison robotics team comprised of high school students [Read More…]

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AFSCME, FMCSD make first wage proposals

April 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The union that represents Fort Madison School District non salaried associates and employees is asking for a $1.50 per hour increase in pay for the upcoming school year. [Read More…]

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Scholarships available for SCC’s Kidtek U camps

April 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Economic Development Group is now accepting scholarship applications for the annual Kidtek University. The camps take place at Southeastern Community College in June and July and are designed for [Read More…]

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HTC sends science, quiz bowl kids off to state

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic had a multiple program state send off on Wednesday. The schools Quiz Bowl team won the Southeast Iowa Superconference championship and headed to the State Quiz Bowl this weekend. [Read More…]

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SCC’s “Great Tastes” at Pzazz April 12

March 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – The annual Southeastern Community College (SCC) Foundation Great Tastes event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019, at the PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex in Burlington, Iowa. The benefit begins at 6 p.m with [Read More…]

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Sixth grader’s letter makes Holtkamp HTC’s top teacher

March 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fourteen-year veteran Holy Trinity Elementary teacher Teri Holtkamp knew about 10 seconds into Lucy Arevalo’s nomination that she was going to be the teacher of the year. The [Read More…]

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Students get glances at possible careers

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – Holy Trinity eight graders were part of a Lee County career exploration day at SCC on Wednesday morning. As part of a three-day Career Exploration sponsored by Greater [Read More…]

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Purchatzke gets Golden Apple award

March 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Every month during the school year, WGEM News honors an outstanding Tri-States teacher and, this month, Charisse Purchatzke was awarded the television station’s Golden Apple Award. Charisse Purchatzke started her [Read More…]

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IFC boosts “Cyberhounds” robotics efforts

March 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEVER – Iowa Fertilizer Company recently donated $2,500 to support the Fort Madison High School “Cyberhounds” robotics team. The donation will help the team travel to area competition events and with additional improvements of the [Read More…]

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Partnerships boost FMHS’s CTE programs

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With state education funding a bit better this year, but still pretty tight overall, partnerships with communities are a key part of growing high school CTE programs. With [Read More…]

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SCC scholarship deadline approaches

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

 WEST BURLINGTON – The Southeastern Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students who plan to attend SCC in the fall of 2019. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., March 1. The Foundation [Read More…]

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HTC announces first semester Honor Roll

February 16, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its first semester Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners in congratulating these students for their academic [Read More…]

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HTC announces second quarter Honor Roll

February 16, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its second quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners in congratulating these students for their academic [Read More…]

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FMHS to celebrate career, technical education efforts

February 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – National data shows that students taking career and technical education courses in high school are faring better in earnings and career readiness that those who excel academically, but [Read More…]

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STEMFest returns to SCC on Feb. 23

February 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – The sixth annual Southeast Iowa Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Festival (STEMFest) will take place at SCC’s West Burlington campus on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event [Read More…]

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FMCSD associates hit new quality benchmark

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With Fort Madison school teachers embarking on all kinds of personal development programming including guiding coalitions and teacher leadership groups, the associates that support teaching activities are being [Read More…]

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Early numbers show school’s levy could drop

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the Fort Madison School District just now starting their budgeting process, early numbers could possibly show a drastic reduction in the levy rate for next year. District [Read More…]

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Sabrina Fullhart named to Dean’s List

January 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

INDIANOLA – Simpson College acknowledges excellence in the classroom by recognizing academically high-achieving students and has named Sabrina Christine Fullhart to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes an overall [Read More…]

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Caroline Hoyer named to dean’s list

January 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Boston College recently announced that Caroline (Carly) Hoyer has been again placed on the Dean’s List First Honors in recognition of her outstanding academic performance. Boston College Office of Academic Affairs noted that her grade [Read More…]

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School officials react to Young’s passing

January 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is an update to the story on the Monday morning death of Fort Madison School board member Gayla Young. BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison School District Superintendent Dr. [Read More…]

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High schoolers graduate from LCEDG industry program

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF DONNELLSON  -More than a dozen students graduated from the third annual Lee County Economic Development Leadership class on Friday at a ceremony at Central Lee High School 12 Plus is an employability class [Read More…]

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FM schools rank above state watch list

December 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A freshly released report that identifies state school districts’ performances against federal benchmarks has given Fort Madison School District something to celebrate this holiday season. According to [Read More…]

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Middle school announces 1st trimester honor roll

December 15, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor roll for the 2018-2019 first trimester. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners to congratulate these students for [Read More…]

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FMMS looking for “FortissiMo” help

December 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School show choir, “FortissiMo,” is asking for donations to help fund platform risers to accommodate their growing ensemble. FortissiMo is an auditioned group with nearly 50 7th and 8th [Read More…]

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Alliant accepting STEM Scholarship applications

December 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Alliant Energy is now accepting applications through Feb. 15 for the company’s Alliant Energy Innovations Scholarships in Iowa and Wisconsin. Apply by February 15, 2019, for one of 25 $1,000 Alliant [Read More…]

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FMHS looking for alumni nominations

December 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School Alumni Hall of Honor was established 5 years ago to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves based upon elements of academic excellence and achievement, career accomplishments, [Read More…]

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HTC releases 1st Quarter honor rolls

November 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Holy Trinity Catholic Schools released the first quarter student honor rolls for the 2018-19 school year. Pen City Current congratulations all the students are their accomplishments. 4.0 Honor Roll 7th Grade: 
Mary Bendlage, Taegan Denning, [Read More…]

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