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HTC qualifies nine for state speech

February 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Holy Trinity Speech team delivered stellar performances at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s District Contest on Saturday at Tri-County High School, earning nine “Superior” ratings along with [Read More…]

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FMMS students give PAW donation

February 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Sandy Brown receives a donation on behalf of PAWS from FMMS students Emily Eaves and Rylee Zimmerman accompanied by Principal Todd Dirth. The two eighth graders spearheaded a candy cane [Read More…]

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HTC Blue & Silver event plans underway

February 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Plans for the fourth annual Blue & Silver Celebration is under way and sponsors are needed to help pull off another successful fundraiser for the Holy Trinity Catholic teachers’ [Read More…]

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Central Lee wants to bond for facility, security upgrades

February 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – Central Lee school officials will be holding community meetings starting this week to talk about a $9.8 million referendum to update district facilities. Projected improvements in the district [Read More…]

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FM Public Library spends afternoon Cooking the Book

February 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY SARAH CLENDINENG Fort Madison Public Library Director FORT MADISON – Cook the Book met at the Fort Madison Public Library Tuesday evening to share food prepared from the cookbook Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook by [Read More…]

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HTC 1st semester honor rolls announced

February 11, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF Holy Trinity Catholic middle and high schools have announced their honor rolls for the 2017-2018 1st semester. Pen City Current joins our family of advertisers in congratulating these hard working students for [Read More…]

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LCEDG’s STEMfest attracts more than 1,700

February 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ PCC INTERN WEST BURLINGTON – On February 10th, SCC in West Burlington was bustling with activities. STEMFest takes science, technology, engineering, and math and makes them fun! This year’s festival was the [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

January 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate these students on [Read More…]

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Local elementary kids showcase fall artwork

January 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON  – A Saturday reception at the Fort Madison Area Artists Association showcasing the fall artwork of local elementary students was standing room only for the first hour. The [Read More…]

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Rashid, Thornton named HTC royalty

January 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic seniors Collin Thornton and Maya Rashid were named Homecoming King and Queen during Friday night’s coronation ceremonies prior to the varsity boys and girls basketball games against WACO. Pen [Read More…]

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Alliant taking applications for area STEM scholarships

January 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – January 9, 2018 – Alliant Energy is seeking applications for its 2018 Innovation Scholarships. Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners. To qualify, applicants must be age 24 or [Read More…]

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STEMFest returns to SCC in West Burlington

January 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON  – The fifth annual Southeast Iowa Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Festival (STEMFest) will take place at SCC’s West Burlington campus on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event [Read More…]

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School district’s 2017 efforts focused on defining FMHS graduate

January 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Personal growth, defining district graduates, and internal alignment were the main focuses of the Fort Madison School District in 2017. Fort Madison Superintendent and school board president [Read More…]

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FMCH announces scholarship opportunities

January 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Auxiliary and the FMCH Foundation have announced two scholarship opportunities The FMCH Auxiliary is now accepting applications for the Health Career scholarship sponsored by [Read More…]

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LCEDG graduates 12 from 12-Plus program

December 21, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – Twelve students that took part in the Lee County Economic Development Group’s 12-Plus program were honored Wednesday morning as part of graduation ceremonies for the program at Central Lee High [Read More…]

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School district moving policies to line up with state board

December 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s school board continues to modify its policies to better align with the state school board association. At Monday’s meeting of the Fort Madison School Board [Read More…]

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HTC announces first quarter honor rolls

December 17, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its 2017-2018 first quarter honor rolls for middle school and high school students. Pen City Current and our family of advertisers congratulate these [Read More…]

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HTC youngsters taking on computer coding

December 10, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST POINT – Boy…are times a changin’. A visit to Allison Arevalo’s advanced student class shows that the days of the classroom rows and library tables have been changed over [Read More…]

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These Hounds travel in a P.A.C.K.

December 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – This isn’t your grandfather’s junior high. This isn’t even your mother’s or your older brother’s middle school. An idea that started churning almost a decade ago, coupled [Read More…]

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FMHS Hall of Honor taking nominations

November 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article The Fort Madison High School Alumni Hall of Honor was established four years ago to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves based upon elements of academic excellence and achievement, career accomplishments, community service, [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 1st quarter honor roll

November 11, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 1st quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our business partners join in congratulating these students [Read More…]

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School officials outline new anonymous reporting app

November 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new anonymous reporting app for Fort Madison Community School district residents will go live on Nov. 20. Fort Madison High School Assistant Principal Patrick Lamb made [Read More…]

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FM preschools still have open seats

October 24, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison school officials are trying to figure out what is leading to the reduced enrollment in the district’s free 4-year-old preschool program. According to Kim Harmon, [Read More…]

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Students get techish at Test Kitchen

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – About 12 Fort Madison middle school students partnered with students from the high school to work up some robotic technology and programming…and then had some Cuban sandwiches. [Read More…]

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District to hold meetings on using new reporting system

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison school board members got an update on the district’s new alternate entree policy implemented last month to help curb losses associated with negative meal accounts. [Read More…]

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Breaking News: Homecoming Parade Cancelled, Festivities Moved to FMHS MPR

October 5, 2017 Shawna Ross 0

The Fort Madison High School Homecoming Parade scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather. All of tonight’s Homecoming Festivities will be held in the High School’s MPR beginning at 5:30pm. Festivities include Parade [Read More…]

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HTC’s Hellman an International “Future Problem Solver”

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG EDITOR FORT MADISON – Looking into the eyes of Holy Trinity Catholic’s Michael Hellman and one wonders just what’s going on in that young mind. Hellman recently returned from the International competition [Read More…]

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School board gets update threat analysis

September 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As part of the superintendent’s report at Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Erin Slater and several district administrators updated the board on security plans in the works [Read More…]

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