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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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FMHS grad named Adjunct professor at U of Iowa

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article Dr. Sara Stuefen, a 2003 graduate of FMHS, has been promoted by the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to Associate Clinical Adjunct Professor. She has been instructing senior dental students during their [Read More…]

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Alfred named HTC Teacher of the Year

March 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ PCC HTC Intern FORT MADISON – The annual Holy Trinity Blue and Silver Celebration was held Saturday night, and was full of Irish dancing and delicious desserts. After the festivities had concluded, [Read More…]

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Lincoln grandparents get an afternoon at school

March 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It was standing room only at Lincoln Elementary School Wednesday with grandparents pouring through the halls with their grandchildren in a wildly successful day of sharing. The [Read More…]

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Author talks reading with FM elementary students

March 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Children’s author Jill Esbaum is in town talking with Fort Madison elementary students about lonely Bigfoots and cows that jump off cliffs. The Iowa native visited with [Read More…]

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Local eighth graders get a future career look

March 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – More than 300 Lee County and Danville students invaded the southeast portion of Southeastern Community College on Wednesday to hear about career paths as they get ready [Read More…]

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Slater’s ISEA nomination tells a bigger story

March 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG Sitting at a table Friday night at the Elliott Test Kitchen eating some of Kumar’s fresh-smooshed guacamole with chips, some hors d’oeuvre meatballs, and finger sandwiches with about 60 members of the [Read More…]

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Music boosters taco/trivia night tonight

March 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Got plans for dinner tonight? The Fort Madison Music Department has you covered. The group’s Spring Taco Supper/Trivia night is being held in the high school’s Multi-Purpose Room with [Read More…]

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Congressional High School art competition now open

March 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article WASHINGTON  – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2018 Congressional Art [Read More…]

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Central Lee student council travels to DM

March 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

      Members of the Central Lee High School Student Council, Superintendent Andy Crozier and others visited with Representative Kearns, Senator Taylor and other legislators this week.  Madison Kearns, granddaughter of Representative Kearns, who [Read More…]

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Area science kids take over Westland Mall

March 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – More than 183 students took over Westland Mall on Thursday morning as part of the 38th annual Southeast Iowa Superconference Science Fair. Junior and senior high students [Read More…]

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HTC students spend evening talking science

February 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The HTC newly renovated hallways were packed Monday night with a wide range of students peddling some very interesting science projects. The annual science fair at the [Read More…]

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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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