Lee County News

Ramped up patrols ready for 4/20 “holiday”

April 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – The Fort Madison Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are informing motorists that Iowa law enforcement officials have announced they will conduct a Drug Impaired Driving specialized enforcement campaign throughout the [Read More…]

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IFC restarts after trip in operations

April 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEVER – This morning, Iowa Fertilizer experienced an unplanned interruption to our production. The plant will begin the restart process immediately. Iowa Fertilizer is deeply committed to communicating with all [Read More…]

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Loebsack staffer to hold Thursday hours in Lee County

April 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Southeastern Iowa for open office hours. Jared Hershberger, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Hershberger will be on [Read More…]

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County to address dangerous intersection

April 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A county resident pleaded with Lee County officials Tuesday to do something about the intersection near Charleston Board of Trade. Jeff Buford, of Donnellson, told Lee County Supervisors at [Read More…]

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County files injunctions against four Powdertown property owners

April 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Lee County Attorney Ross Braden has filed four injunctions against property owners in the Mooar-Powdertown district for failing to upgrade septic systems as required by code. At Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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County may add health savings option to employee benefits

March 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Lee County is looking at adding an option for county employees to use a health savings account option to help cover annual medical out-of-pocket expenses. At Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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Flu hitting Lee County hard toward end of season

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ZACK CHURCH Lee County Health Department Intern LEE COUNTY – As Iowa is experiencing widespread flu activity, Lee County Health Department encourages taking preventive steps to protect you and your loved ones from the [Read More…]

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LCEDG hits $1.4 million in capital campaign

March 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group fed about 20 people breakfast Wednesday morning and updated them on how a recent fundraising campaign had shaken out. Dennis Fraise, [Read More…]

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Resident upset with jake brake sign locations

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A resident of Clearview Heights is upset with the locations the county used to post notice about its new jake break ordinance. Mike Azinger told supervisors at Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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O’Rourke launches 2020 run in Lee County

March 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Packed coffee houses and sandwich shops in Lee County were the springboard of a national news cycle introducing Beto O’Rourke to the 2020 Presidential race, as well as [Read More…]

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West Point budget may pad general fund

March 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST POINT – The 2019-20 fiscal year budget for West Point may put an additional $70,000 in city coffers, according to a budget approved Monday night. The West Point City Council [Read More…]

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Lee County News

Sheriff eyeing boat for department

March 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has two K-9 officers, is in the middle of transitioning to digital radios, and is now thinking a rescue/patrol boat should be [Read More…]

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Lee County News

Alliant wants a $204 million annual increase in revenue

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – For the second time since 2017, Alliant Energy, will be asking the Iowa Utilities Board for a rate increase. Alliants’ Iowa electric utility, Interstate Power and Light Company [Read More…]

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Groups join forces for Battle of the Badges

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Plans are underway for a tri-county event to raise funds for emergency responders in the Lee, Des Moines, and Henry counties this summer in Fort Madison. Cale Heitmeier, [Read More…]

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Storm spotter training set for Thursday in Donnellson

March 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DONNELLSON – The National Weather Service has a number of devices for detecting severe thunderstorms.  Included in these are radar, satellite, and lightning detection networks.  However, the most important tool for observing thunderstorms is the [Read More…]

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Supervisors to vote on ATV/UTV ordinance

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Supervisors will cast their first vote on a proposed ATV/UTV county ordinance at Tuesday’s regular Board of Supervisors’ meeting. The ordinance is being proposed to control the [Read More…]

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United Way taking reservations for March 11 Spaghetti Dinner

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KEOKUK – It’s Spaghetti Time!!  United Way of the Great River Region is hosting its 9th annual Spaghetti Dinner at Hawkeye Restaurant on Monday, March 11th. There are two dine-in seating options available:  5:00-6:30 pm [Read More…]

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Winter taking toll on city, county snow budgets

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With chances of snow around 30% each day for Sunday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, city and county officials are hoping for the lighter end [Read More…]

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LCEDG loses $10K in latest county budget cuts

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Economic Development efforts in the county suffered another paper cut Thursday when Lee County Supervisors nicked the budget of the Lee County Economic Development Group by $10,000. Supervisors [Read More…]

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LCEMA shifts local funding to county levy

February 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After several weeks of deliberation, the Lee County Emergency Management Agency has changed the way it gathers local funding. At a meeting Monday afternoon, the board voted 5-2 [Read More…]

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Heritage Club Activity Day cancelled

February 11, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

Donnellson, IA – Pilot Grove Savings Bank’s monthly activity day for its Heritage Club has been cancelled for Tuesday, February 12. This event is usually held at the Pilot Grove Savings Bank Community Room in Donnellson. [Read More…]

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LCEDG asks “What’s the Big Idea?”

February 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Neither rain, nor sleet, nor freezing rain, nor sleet and slush stopped about 40 people from attending the Lee County Economic Development Group’s breakfast Thursday morning at [Read More…]

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Pilot Grove bank helps Salem Fire upgrade brush truck

February 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Saturday Spaghetti supper planned to help raise additional funds for equipment Submitted article SALEM – Pilot Grove Savings Bank donated $2,500 to Salem Fire & Rescue Association, INC.  Funds will be used towards the purchase of [Read More…]

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Details of Tuesday stabbing released

February 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A Keokuk murder Tuesday was a result of domestic argument that turned tragic. Adam Golden McCain, 24 of Keokuk, was arrested by Lee County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday evening after [Read More…]

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Man found hiding in Keokuk mall ceiling tiles

February 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – The Keokuk Police Department reports the arrest of 45-year-old, Timothy Lee Thorn of Keokuk. Thorn was taken into custody on 2/6/19 at approximately 5 am on the following charges: Burglary 3rd [Read More…]

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Wever man wins $50K on lunch break

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CLIVE, Iowa — A Lee County man said he is closer to retirement after winning a $50,000 lottery prize. Scott Nickel of Wever claimed a top prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$50,000 Super Crossword” scratch [Read More…]

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Lee County News

County could levy for emergency services

January 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Debate on how to fund a $1.3 million proposed budget for the county’s Emergency Management services will get further discussion before the budget is approved. Currently the county emergency [Read More…]

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Supervisors looking for cuts in next fiscal budget

January 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE –  As Lee County supervisors grapple with the next fiscal year budget, several departments including secondary roads, the sheriff’s department, and county employee hours were on the table on [Read More…]

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