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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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FMHS grad seeks state senate seat

January 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR CORALVILLE – A 2009 Fort Madison High School graduate is seeking a state senate seat in Iowa’s 37th district which encompasses mostly Johnson and Cedar Counties. Eric Dirth, son of [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity 2018 Homecoming Court

January 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Holy Trinity Catholic’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned prior to Friday night’s varsity basketball games. Coronation will be at 5:45 p.m. and the 2018 Court includes king candidates from left to right in [Read More…]

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FMAAA announces member exhibit winners

December 21, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

FMAAA Board President Angela Sodey announced the winners of 2017 Annual Member Artist Exhibition.  Best of Show with $200 stipend goes to Gin Lammert of Pulaski for “Just Keep Swimming”.  Best Photograph went to Lawrence [Read More…]

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FMHS’ Hoenig, White invited to cheer at London parade

December 21, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY  CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Two FMHS cheerleaders have, well…something to cheer about. Sophomore Chloe Hoenig and senior Mya White were both selected as All-Americans by Varsity Spirit at a summer camp [Read More…]

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Lee County group hears pitch from anti-poverty group

December 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 1

CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – About 80 Lee County economic and business representatives were introduced to a program aimed at knocking down hurdles that prop up generational poverty. Vern Reed, an at-risk counselor [Read More…]

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OFP holding auditions for February production

December 4, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Old Fort Players would like to invite all area Thespians to audition for their February production of “Misconceptions” which is written by Michael Vukadinovich, on Dec. 10 at [Read More…]

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OFP takes familial look at the religions of Christmas

November 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It’s not your typical holiday season community playhouse production. But that’s not what Old Fort Players director Kelly Shields wanted when she agreed to direct the program. [Read More…]

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Lee County workforce officials want to tackle poverty

November 14, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – An international program aimed at solving generational poverty may be coming to Lee County. The project, called Bridges Out of Poverty, looks at the specific issues facing [Read More…]

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Gibbs talks pride with FMHS students

October 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison native brought his story of personal persistence and rise through the harsh world of recording artists back home Thursday afternoon Fort Madison native and [Read More…]

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HTC’s Hellman an International “Future Problem Solver”

September 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG EDITOR FORT MADISON – Looking into the eyes of Holy Trinity Catholic’s Michael Hellman and one wonders just what’s going on in that young mind. Hellman recently returned from the International competition [Read More…]

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Art in the Park winners announced

September 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Courtesy of Fort Madison Arts Association FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Area Arts Association presented it’s annual Art-In-Central-Park awards on Sunday. Artist Trax wins $250 Ft. Madison Partners Purchase Award awarded by Tim Gobble [Read More…]

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Calico press FMAAA’s September exhibit

September 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Courtesy of Brian Riggs Fort Madison Area Arts Association FORT MADISON – Ft. Madison Area Arts Association always contributes to Ft. Madison’s major tourism month.  The September feature exhibition uniquely blends the artistry of The [Read More…]

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