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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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Shutterbugs on display at FMAAA in June

June 10, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

By BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – The Summer at FMAAA gallery always is ushered in with a flash with the Annual Photography Exhibition.  This year features Martha Milligan and Ann Larsen of Montrose, [Read More…]

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HTC reflects on ‘Wizard’ performance

April 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ HTC Intern FORT MADISON  – As Dorothy would say, “There’s no place like home.” After speaking with Sabrina Fullhart, who played Dorothy in Holy Trinity Catholic’s production of the Wizard of Oz, [Read More…]

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Dial M cast set at OFP

April 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Old Fort Players have announced the cast for their upcoming spring production of “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” written by Fredrick Knott. Dial M for Murder is a melodrama [Read More…]

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