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SPORTS

Quick start gives Hounds win over Osky

FORT MADISON - A quick start and strong finish helped move Fort Madison to the Substate 5 semifinals Friday night in Fort Madison.The Hounds scored three in the first and finished with five runs …

Lady Hounds get clutch hits in regional win

FORT MADISON - Neeley Rehm said she approaches every team as a new team that she's never seen before and that approach seems to be working of late, as Rehm and the Lady Hounds shut out Keokuk in …
DONNELLSON - For a while on Wednesday, it didn’t look like Central Lee’s softball team was going to get to play its Class 3A regional tournament quarterfinal against Columbus.Rain on …
SIGOURNEY - After the first two innings, you'd have had trouble telling the 11th ranked team in Class 1A from the 10-11 Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders.But a big 3rd inning from Sigourney set a tone …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

New digital radios could be online in September

MONTROSE - Lee County's emergency responders are about a month away from getting new digital radios that will enhance reception service to better than 95% of the county.At Thursday's Lee County 911 …

For the Record

For the Record – Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Fort Madison Police Report08/09/22 – 6:55 p.m. – Fort Madison police arrested Hayley Rayes-Barrera, 37, of Fort Madison, in the 800 block of 17th Street, on a Henry County warrant for …

Opinion

Iowa gives too little attention to care of its elderly

By Randy EvansPeople in the health care field have worked their tails off since the Covid pandemic hit Iowa with a vengeance in 2020.Doctors, nurses and all manner of technicians and support staff …

Fans beginning to test the fun of high school sports

I could tell he wanted to ask a question. The young boy kept wandering past me as I wrote a story at the state high school baseball tournament in Iowa City. He and his friends were fascinated by …

Former Salem Boy Working on Becoming World's Strongest Man

Spenser Remick, formerly of Salem, is 35-years old, weighs 320 lbs ±, is 6'3” tall and is well on his way to being a competitor at the World's Strongest Man contest.  …
Education News

Weber making sensory room a reality

DONNELLSON - While most kids in middle school are trying to find a way to fit in, a Central Lee High School incoming freshman is tearing down walls. Aubrey Weber, 14, of Donnellson won an award at …

FMCSD preschool registrations still available

FORT MADISON - Preschool registration is still available at FMCSD.. Families with children beginning at 4 years of age can register children and there are spaces available in all programs …

Fife-Lefrentz honored by community colleges

Southeastern Community College (SCC) trustee Janet Fife-LaFrenz, along with employees Amber Ruskell-Lamer and Angela Mickelson, received awards from the Community Colleges for Iowa organization, …
LATEST NEWS
LEE COUNTY - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, August 11th , 2022 from 1:00 pm until 4:30pm at Lee County Health Department, #3 John …
Donald “Zip” Lee Hall, 87 of Keokuk died Friday, August 5, 2022 at his home in Keokuk.      He was born September 3, 1934 in Lancaster, MO the son of Roy Edmund and …
Robert William Arpino, 78 of New Ulm, MN, formerly of Keokuk, died Friday, August 5, 2022 at his home in New Ulm, MN.     He was born February 4, 1944 in Ottumwa, IA the son of …
Doyle Hoyer passed away peacefully on August 6, 2022 in the company of his family.  He was welcomed into eternity by his beloved wife, Bert, and countless family and friends gone before.  …
I want to write about sports today. I really do. Fall sports are just days away from official practices. Anticipation is palpable for another HTC run at state volleyball, the next-man-in …
Health News
Meller says property worth just under $700K
FORT MADISON - With the donation of the former Iowan motel property to the county now finalized, work will get underway to get the property ready for repurposing. Glen Meller, of Meller Excavating …
County to finalize contract for Meller property
LEE COUNTY - On Monday, the Lee County Board of Supervisors is poised to sign a contract that will bring the former Iowan Motel property under control of the county.At last week's meeting the county …
LCHD to hold 2nd booster clinic
FORT MADISON - Lee County Health Department (LCHD) will have a 2nd COVID-19 booster clinic on Wednesday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at LCHD (#3 John Bennett Drive, Fort Madison).  This clinic will …
Business News
Ave. O Laundry is steps above the neighborhood laundromat
FORT MADISON - This isn't your aunt Susie's laundromat. Jim and Melanie Cobb, the new owners of the Lodi Plaza on Fort Madison west side had never owned a laundromat before. They hadn't really …
Kingsley Inn gets top Trip Advisor designation
FORT MADISON  – The Kingsley Inn today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for lodging.  The Best of the …
Midwest Realty priming 48th Street lots for development
FORT MADISON - It's becoming a familiar tale.Developers continue to look to Fort Madison as place of growth and energy, and potential earnings.Ryan Nagrocki, President of Midwest Realty Group, is in …