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HTC speech students “Outstanding” at state

March 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – A trio of Holy Trinity speech team members have been selected by judges at the Iowa High School Speech Association speech contest as All-State “Outstanding Performers”. Senior exchange student Yang-hee Kim was [Read More…]

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Lee County EDG holds career exploration day

March 15, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – More than 360 students from Fort Madison, Keokuk, Central Lee, Holy Trinity and Keokuk Christian attended the 8th Grade Career Exploration Day hosted by Lee County EDG, the Burlington Partnership and Southeastern [Read More…]

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FMHS Alumni Hall of Honor announce 2017 recipients

March 15, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

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 service, [Read More…]

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Kiwanis giving away $3,000 in scholarships

March 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to High School seniors.  Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be awarded to graduating seniors. One recipient will be [Read More…]

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FM school district picks up 5-year support levy

March 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON –  Weighted down by declining enrollment and reduced state funding, the Fort Madison Community School District will begin participating in an instructional support levy program for the next [Read More…]

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Mt. Pleasant wins Fort Madison Show Choir Invitational

March 5, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Thirteen schools invaded Fort Madison High School’s Bloodhound Dome on Saturday as part of the annual Fort Madison Show Choir Invitational’s Stars in the Spotlight. Mt. Pleasant’s “InMotion”, came [Read More…]

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Middle school performs exhibition at show choir invitational

March 4, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School Show Choir Group Fortissimo performs an exhibition at the Fort Madison Show Choir Invitational on Saturday. The event runs all day with Fort Madison High School’s Swingspan performing [Read More…]

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Local students present at Southeast Iowa Region Days

February 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Several local Fort Madison High School and Holy Trinity Catholic School students, as part of the M*Power U Youth Leadership team,  made presentations to legislators and a delegation of Southeast Iowa officials from Mt. Pleasant, [Read More…]

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HTC senior takes nitrate project to symposium

February 23, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A science project that looks at helping reduce the amount of nitrates entering natural waterways has a Holy Trinity Catholic students prepping for a state symposium. Maggie [Read More…]

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Democrat leaders warn IPERS may be in GOP crosshairs

February 22, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the GOP-led Chapter 20 restructure being signed into law, many Democrats in the Iowa legislature are worried now about possible changes to state employees’ retirement system. [Read More…]

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FMCSD readiness screenings set

February 9, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON- The Fort Madison Community School District Readiness Screenings have been set for March. Children must be five years of age by Sept. 15, 2017 and must meet the requirements of the [Read More…]

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Branstad gets education on Test Kitchen

December 15, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Current Iowa governor, and newly nominated Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad paid a visit to the Elliott Test Kitchen this morning and saw first-hand how the program [Read More…]

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Fort Madison elementary bond issue fails

December 7, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR FORT MADISON – As has been recent history with trying to get new buildings constructed in Lee County, a special election Tuesday night sent school district officials back to the [Read More…]

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Early voting on school bond election

December 5, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR More than 70 residents cast their ballots on Monday at special satellite voting center for the Fort Madison Community School District bond election Monday afternoon. The FMHS Multi-Purpose room was [Read More…]

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