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HTC Releases 1st Quarter Honor Rolls

December 9, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools released the first quarter student honor rolls for the 2019-20 school year. Pen City Current and our advertising partners congratulate all the students on their academic accomplishments. 4.0 [Read More…]

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Central Lee carpentry team takes 1st at Iowa competition

December 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DES MOINES — On Friday, students from Central Lee High School in Donnellson competed in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust’s annual Craft Championships High School [Read More…]

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Schiller holding local exhibit for Nepalese art works

November 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST POINT – Donnellson resident, and founder of Rebuild Nepal Education Foundation, Ernie Schiller is putting together an art exhibit to display and sell art work from Nepalese children. Schiller has made [Read More…]

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SCC Writer’s Series welcomes University of Iowa poets

November 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON — Southeastern Community College’s Culture on Campus Committee will host a Visiting Writers Series event Saturday, November 23, at 8 p.m. on its West Burlington campus. Scheduled to appear are poets Joseph Emanuel and [Read More…]

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CyberHounds make pitch for 2020 season

November 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Gemini made an encore appearance at the Elliott Test Kitchen Tuesday night. The robotic team member of the Fort Madison Cyberhounds helped the team to a strong finish [Read More…]

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School creates new website for better communication

October 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new, more dynamic website for the Fort Madison Community School District was unveiled to the district board at Monday night’s regular meeting. The website was live before [Read More…]

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Board hears funding options for new school

October 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – In very preliminary discussions, the Fort Madison Community School District is listening to other options for funding a new elementary school. Voters in the school district have repeatedly [Read More…]

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FMCSD looking for SIAC volunteers

October 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community School District is looking for volunteers to sit on the school’s School Improvement Advisory Committee. The committee reviews district goals and objectives and makes recommendations [Read More…]

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SCC hosts college fair Oct. 8 at WB campus

September 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College will host College Representative Day on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Loren Walker Arena on the West Burlington Campus. Area high school juniors, seniors, and [Read More…]

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HTC students named in National Merit program

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Jason Woodley, principal of Holy Trinity Catholic High School announced today that Wyatt Hellman and Samantha Pothitakis have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A [Read More…]

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Register names Central Lee as a top Iowa workplace

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – The Des Moines Register has named the Central Lee Community School District as one of its 2019 Iowa Top Workplaces. The state’s largest newspaper recognized 135 businesses, organizations and agencies [Read More…]

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State board sets new test standards

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education this week approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) The board [Read More…]

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Fort Madison Elks Club awards scholarships

September 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Elk’s Club recently awarded annual scholarships to seniors Faith Diephuis and LilliAnna Scott. Diephuis was awarded a $1500 vocational scholarship awarded by the Southeastern District of the Elks.  She [Read More…]

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School sees smooth rollout of ‘Here Comes the Bus’ system

September 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new system for the Fort Madison Community School District’s transportation department is getting good marks from the Superintendent. The new system called “Here Comes the Bus” was [Read More…]

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YMCA, school district ponder after-school solutions

August 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the current shortage of bus drivers impacting transportation issues in the Fort Madison School District, after-school programs such as the YMCA are looking at ways to get [Read More…]

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FMCSD gets “clicking” with computer science initiative

July 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

District using $50K award to rollout new K-12 computer science initiative BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A focus on a district-wide computer science learning model is underway at Fort Madison schools after Richardson [Read More…]

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Central Lee to host two bond information meetings

July 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

District also setting up three satellite voting locations prior to Sept. 10 vote on $12.9 building referendum BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON — The Central Lee Community School District will hold two community forums and three [Read More…]

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SCC needs feedback for accreditation evaluation

July 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article WEST BURLINGTON — Southeastern Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), its regional accrediting agency. The team [Read More…]

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HTC transitions to new leadership structure

July 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – “This is the greatest show.” The affable HTC Elementary Principal Michael Sheerin compares Holy Trinity Catholic’s transition to split leadership at the HTC High School and brand-new elementary [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity releases final honor rolls

July 16, 2019 Kelsey Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its fourth quarter and second semester honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our advertisers and readers in congratulating these students on [Read More…]

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SCC Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Alumni

July 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College (SCC) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are due online by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1. “I look forward to reading nominations [Read More…]

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Lee County Bank awards 2019 scholarships

June 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The J. Patrick Koellner Scholarship is given annually by Lee County Bank to a graduating senior from Fort Madison High School and from Holy Trinity Catholic High School.  This $1000.00 scholarship is [Read More…]

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ISP hands out $10K in scholarships

May 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary hosts various fundraisers to raise money for its scholarship fund. $10,000 was awarded this year to students attending college in the fall. Children of ISP employees are [Read More…]

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FMCH groups award annual scholarships

May 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation and the FMCH Auxiliary award annual scholarships to area students who are pursuing healthcare careers. The following students were recipients of this year’s FMCH scholarships: [Read More…]

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FMHS Hall of Honor to recognize Eichacker

May 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison High School Alumni Hall of Honor was established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves based upon elements of academic excellence and achievement, career accomplishments, community service, personal excellence, [Read More…]

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Locals get Lee County Dems scholarships

May 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Lee County Democrats have awarded two Scholarships this year to local graduates. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage graduates to continue on to higher education and to encourage them [Read More…]

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HTC grads start stopwatch on the rest of their lives

May 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The keynote speaker at Sunday’s Holy Trinity Catholic’s graduation ceremony challenged the class to not procrastinate….the stopwatch has started. Matt Mohrfeld, a 1974 graduate of Marquette High School [Read More…]

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