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Hoenig, Helenthal selected for All-State cheer squad

October 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

AMES – Fort Madison High School Senior, Chloe Hoenig was selected for the Iowa All-State Cheerleading squad Sunday in Ames, Iowa. Sophomore Mandy Helenthal was selected as a honorable mention, which will place her on [Read More…]

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Expect something different with OFP’s latest show

October 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Go in with no expectations, except that someone’s expecting…and wasn’t expecting. The Old Fort Player’s Fall production “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your In-laws” goes curtain up [Read More…]

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Family is coming to the fall Old Fort Players production

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY DOROTHY SCHULTEOld Fort Players FORT MADISON – Expect some good entertainment the next time you head down to Old Fort Players Community Theater.Their fall production, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your In-Laws,” is [Read More…]

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FMAAA’s Garden Tour to dot city Sunday

June 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGSDirector Fort Madison Area Arts Association FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Area Arts Association has brought over 25 years of consecutive garden tours to the region without ever skipping a beat.   Scotts Miracle-Gro is [Read More…]

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50th anniversary of recitals is music to their ears

June 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Top Hatters holding 50th anniversary of dance recitals this weekend in Keokuk’s Grand Theatre BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – For more than 50 years they’ve been dancing, coaching, choreographing, and inspiring young girls and [Read More…]

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135 FMHS grads told to “embrace the mess”

June 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School Principal Greg Smith told Fort Madison’s 135 graduating seniors that “life is a messy place. Embrace the mess.” At Saturday’s hour-long commencement ceremony at [Read More…]

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Youth project adds color to the LCCD building

May 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A drive by the Lee County Conservation District offices at Heron Bend shows some nifty art decorating all the windows facing the highway. It’s not vandalism, it’s actually volunteerism. [Read More…]

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38 Special headlines Burlington concert series

April 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – A series of outdoor concerts is planned for the Burlington Riverfront June 21 and 22. Headliners for the two-day event were recently announced. Country music artist Granger Smith will headline Friday with Southern [Read More…]

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Area high school students take home FMAAA awards

April 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGSFort Madison Area Arts Association FORT MADISON – April always marks the strong regional high school art competition at FMAAA gallery, featuring Central Lee, Eldon, Ft. Madison, Hamilton, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Keokuk.   Schools [Read More…]

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FMAAA fundraiser auction Saturday

April 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Executive Director FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Area Arts Association has set the table once again for an incredible night out in support of cultural arts enrichment in your region with [Read More…]

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Show Choir’s 30th year brings Chapman back

February 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A familiar face graced the ever-buzzing rooms of the Fort Madison High School Music Department Thursday night. With the 30th edition of the FMHS Show Choir Invitational this [Read More…]

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Students get closer look at jobs during IT Day at SCC-Keokuk

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF   KEOKUK – Students from Lee and Des Moines counties, as well as students from Warsaw and Clark County attended Southeastern Community College’s Industrial Technology Day at the Keokuk Campus last week.   ConAgra, [Read More…]

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Students art work on display at FMAAA in January

January 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGSFMAAA Director FORT MADISON – January means kid’s art at FMAAA gallery with the Annual Budding Artist Exhibition.  This feature is over a decade strong now so had to do some digging.  However, it is [Read More…]

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