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HTC inducts 17 into National Honor Society

November 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic hosted an induction ceremony for the newest members of National Honor Society on Wednesday. The students newly inducted include: Taylor Boeding, Connor Holvoet, Yulu Zhang (honorary), [Read More…]

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Slater gets doctoral designation from NIU

October 30, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article Dr. Erin Slater successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Monday, October 29 and earned the degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Slater’s [Read More…]

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Supporters show up big for God’s Portion weekend

October 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Hundreds of area residents packed into Shottenkirk Gymnasium Sunday morning for the second day of God’s Portion Day, Holy Family Parish’s largest fundraiser of the year. Not [Read More…]

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Kids walk to raise money for parent-teacher groups

October 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – There was cheering and walking, some running and even some dancing as elementary students from Fort Madison schools held a Walk-A-Thon Wednesday at Richmond Stadium. The event [Read More…]

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West Point Legion donates to HTC schools

August 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The elementary school for Holy Trinity Catholic received donations of school supplies from the West Point Legion #668 this week. From left to right are: Lorene Fedler (West Point Legion), Jase Wilson, Madison Howard, Chase [Read More…]

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Brian Steffensmeier appointed to FM school board

August 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community School district appointed Brian Steffensmeier to the board at its regular Monday meeting last week. Steffensmeier was the only candidate to answer questions from the [Read More…]

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Back-to-School Fair this Saturday

August 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Back-to-School Health Fair will take place on Saturday at the Fort Madison High School. Students and families who have registered in advance to receive backpacks can [Read More…]

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Zirkel submits resignation from FMMS

July 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – One of the main cogs of the Fort Madison Middle School leadership team has submitted his resignation. Brent Zirkel, the school’s assistant principal who conceptualized the school’s [Read More…]

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McKay takes over as Richardson principal

June 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison will have a familiar face leading one of its elementary programs in the fall. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison Community School District’s [Read More…]

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HTC year end honor rolls

June 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON –  The following is the 4th quarter and second semester honor rolls submitted by the Holy Trinity Catholic school system. Pen City Current congratulates all the students on their academic success this past [Read More…]

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Fort Madison Middle School 4th quarter honor roll

June 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The following is a list of the 4th Quarter honor roll from the Fort Madison Middle School. Pen City Current congratulates all the students on their academic achievements. Principal’s Scholars 8th Grade: [Read More…]

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Fort Madison High School Honor Roll

June 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The following is the 4th quarter honor roll as submitted by Fort Madison High School guidance office. Academic Distinction 3.75-4.00 GPA Seniors: Kammy Booten, Christopher Brown, McKenna Fehseke, Alyssa Gilpin, David Goebel, [Read More…]

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FM Rotary gives $3,000 to local grads

June 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Ft. Madison Rotary Club is proud to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship awards. Every year, the Ft.Madison Rotary Club awards three $1,000 scholarships to three senior students [Read More…]

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Central Lee’s Cass gets Great River scholarship

June 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON  –  Great River Friends recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students pursing health care careers. Ten $1,000 scholarships were given in two categories. Scholarships for high school seniors were awarded [Read More…]

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FMCH Foundation, Auxiliary announces scholarship winners

June 4, 2018 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. Congratulations to the following 2018 recipients: Kathleen Canella Family Scholarship [Read More…]

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New FMCSD AD looking to build programs, character

June 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Despite the vast numbers of activities, sports, events he will be charged with, building character and integrity in local students is one of Jeremy Swink’s top priorities. [Read More…]

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Swink offered FMCSD AD post

May 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – According to the Fort Madison Community School District website, current Burlington Notre Dame Athletic Director Jeremy Swink has been offered the position of Activities Director for the [Read More…]

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Cartmill gets Hall of Honor nod

May 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF 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 [Read More…]

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Central Lee students explore food security issues

May 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article DES MOINES – Today, the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 309 students from 134 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical global food security issues and [Read More…]

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HTC’s Alfred earns James Madison fellowship

April 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ HTC Intern/PCC FORT MADISON – Ryan Alfred, Holy Trinity Catholic’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, has been tapped to receive another award, a James Madison Graduate Fellowship. A James Madison Graduate Fellowship [Read More…]

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Recount doesn’t change school bond issue

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After about eight hours of counting and scanning ballots from the April 3 Fort Madison School District’s bond referendum election, the results stayed the same and the referendum [Read More…]

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HTC 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

April 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic schools released the 3rd quarter honor rolls this week. Pen City Current congratulates all the students below on their academic achievements. 3rd Quarter Honor Roll 2017-2018 [Read More…]

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FMMS releases 3rd quarter honor rolls

April 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is the 3rd quarter honor rolls for the Fort Madison Middle School. The Pen City Current congratulates all these students for their academic achievements. Middle School Honor Roll – 2017-2018 Q3 Principal’s Scholar: [Read More…]

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Dravis elected as NEA director Saturday

April 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A lifelong Fort Madison student, teacher, and advocate has been elected to directorship with the National Education Association. At a delegate assembly this weekend at Prairie Meadows [Read More…]

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Richardson puts Autism in the spotlight

April 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Richardson Elementary School opened its doors and its heart Thursday night to showcase how the district works with students struggling with autism. The district’s two autism teachers [Read More…]

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Voters knock down two area referendums

April 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Voters in southeast Iowa shot down two attempts to improve school facilities for area students on Tuesday. The third time wasn’t charming for Fort Madison School district [Read More…]

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