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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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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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Harvestville brings Wave to Lee County

March 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – This fall Harvestville Farms in Donnellson will bring a new twist to “…amber waves of grain”. Adam, Julie, and Kathy Hohl, owners of the fifth generation farm, were [Read More…]

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FMAAA annual auction Saturday

March 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS Fort Madison Area Arts Association FORT MADISON – Expressions Art Auction is the annual fundraiser for the Ft. Madison Area Arts Association this Saturday at Comfort Inn & Suites in Ft. Madison. [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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Cast set for OFPs’ “Misconceptions”

January 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Old Fort Players and Scott’s Company are proud to announce the cast of the Old Fort Players upcoming February production. Misconception’s is a two-act play written by Michael Vukadinovich and [Read More…]

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