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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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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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