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Roberts retires after 30 years in banking

October 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Three decades of local banking has brought joy and fulfillment to MidwestOne’s Market President Cindy Roberts, but Monday when she locked the doors for the day, Roberts [Read More…]

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Lawhorn’s ceramics on display at FMAAA in October

October 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – Feature exhibition at Ft. Madison Area Arts Association for October is Susan Lawhorn of Macomb, IL.  Her specialization medium is ceramics.  A reception occurs for the artist [Read More…]

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Holtkamp goes IRONMAN on East Coast

September 30, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR CAMBRIDGE, Maryland – “It hasn’t hit me yet that I’m an IRONMAN”. Fort Madison’s Wes Holtkamp is an IRONMAN. Not because it was on his bucket list. Not because someone [Read More…]

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Paranormal tours highlight Main Street’s Ghost Hunt

September 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Historic river towns have their share of haunts and the paranormal, and Fort Madison is no different! The Fort Madison Main Street’s Ghost Hunt allows visitors to document the paranormal [Read More…]

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Fort Madison biker club dumps stereotype

September 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Renegade Pigs don’t need you – but you just might need them. This Iowa chapter of the International Renegade Pigs Motorcycle Club is very specific about [Read More…]

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Twins featured at FMAAA in September

September 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – As fraternal twins Linda and Lois have many things in common.  Both taught art education for 44 years, an incredible achievement. Linda primarily in Illinois at Hamilton [Read More…]

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Wednesday’s Tri-State Rodeo CINCH Shootout action

September 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Here’s some action photos from Wednesday night’s CINCH Shootout at the Tri-State Rodeo. The Shootout pits the nation’s top eight cowboys and cowgirls in the events of Bull Riding, [Read More…]

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Test Kitchen growth comes from programming

September 4, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Rolling over four years of helping local students with specialized studies and exposing them to culinary arts, the Elliott Test Kitchen is seeing growth beyond founder Kumar [Read More…]

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Ambassadors welcome new FMCH health professionals

August 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Club welcomed the newest additions to the Fort Madison Community Hospitals team of health care professionals Friday with a visit to [Read More…]

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FM Chamber holds morning for kids on riverfront

August 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The annual Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Riverview Games brought hundreds of kids down to the Fort Madison riverfront for the annual event Saturday morning. Children ages 2 through [Read More…]

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FM, Keokuk groups bridging county art

August 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – The art industry like all else in life is constantly changing.  A decade ago Barn Quilts were all the rage.  Last few years Paint-Your-Own Canvas parties certainly [Read More…]

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Habitat to dedicate new home Thursday

August 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Another example of community cooperation has created a home for yet another Fort Madison family. The Fort Madison chapter of the Habitat for Humanity will be doing [Read More…]

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Wolfe is FMAAA exhibitor for August

August 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – Erika Wolfe, well-known silversmith from Keokuk, IA, displays new work with her show “Signature Pieces”. E. I. Dupont is the sponsor for the exhibition.  Erika will also [Read More…]

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Big bands, boats thrill spectators

August 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The north banks of the Mississippi River were teeming with festival goers on Friday and Saturday as RiverFest 2018 shifted into full gear. The festival kicked off [Read More…]

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RiverFest kicks off tonight

August 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – It all starts today. RiverFest 2018 kicks off today in Riverview Park on the Mississippi Riverfront in beautiful, historic downtown Fort Madison at 4 p.m. with a carnival, regional [Read More…]

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Riverfest 2018 Schedule of Events

July 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Riverfest 2018 kicks of Thursday, Aug. 2. Below is a full schedule of events slated for this year. For tickets or additional information on this year’s event, visit the Riverfest website at [Read More…]

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Illner Greene turns life back to art

July 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lori Illner Greene got preoccupied with a new concept in physics called “string-theory”, a controversial model of subatomic composition, and it spilled all over her canvas. String [Read More…]

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Donation puts vests on court security officers

July 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF MONTROSE –  The Lee County Sheriff’s courthouse security detail will soon be able to wear bulletproof vests thanks to a very timely donation from a local charity. Sheriff’ Stacy Weber said Tuesday [Read More…]

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Campers go deep in art at FMAAA

July 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FORT MADISON AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Area Arts Association always organizes a challenging annual art camp in July that concentrates on guest instructors teaching how to utilize raw [Read More…]

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Smith wins 2018 Fair Queen

July 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – The Lee County Fair kicked off Wednesday with the traditional crowning of the Fair Royal Court and 17-year-old Summer Smith is wearing the top crown. Smith is the [Read More…]

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FMAAA’s Garden Tour set for Sunday

June 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS Fort Madison Area Artists Association FORT MADISON – Ft. Madison Area Arts Association unveils another great chapter to an ongoing novel of garden adventures. Six amazing locations with three in Ft. Madison [Read More…]

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Lafrenz gets district Rotary award

June 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – District 6000 Governor Mike Ruby presented Fort Madison Rotarian Matt Lafrenz with the Paul E. Hellwege Guardian of Integrity Award. The award is named after the late Past District Governor Paul E. [Read More…]

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