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Stanley keeping Hawk receivers well fed

September 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

IOWA CITY — The second pass of Nate Stanley’s day easily dropped into the hands of Ihmir Smith-Marsette for a 58-yard touchdown. Remember when Stanley, Iowa’s three-year starter at quarterback, wasn’t accurate on the long [Read More…]

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Parents, adult fans biggest challenge facing high school sports

August 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following editorial is submitted by Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Tom Keating, executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Assocation. Inappropriate adult behaviors at [Read More…]

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Crushing it on his 71st birthday – Empty Nest by Curt Swarm

August 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Gator rides for my grandkids were on the menu for my 71st birthday, along with watermelon, sweetcorn, sliced tomatoes, garden salad and choice of barbecued ribeye or t-bone steak, plus half-pound burgers, courtesy of Blossom, [Read More…]

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School board issues statement in support of Superintendent

July 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following letter was received from Fort Madison Community School District President Dr. Tim Wondra via email Monday evening. The Fort Madison Community School District takes its responsibility to ensure that all students have the [Read More…]

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Working vacation shines light on FM program

June 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR Well, as you can probably gather from the pictures of your balding, aging, and, apparently, lost editor, I’ve been on a working vacation since Wednesday, and even though we literally grow [Read More…]

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Superintendent’s family says editorial was ill-informed – Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 2

June 16, 2019Response from the Slater Family: The Slaters were extremely disappointed in your ill-informed opinion piece. Has the Superintendent not earned any respect for her hard work and contributions to the community? The Superintendent [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – Cub Scouts thank community

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Community, Over the last couple of weeks, Pack 7, in Fort Madison has participated in Scouting for Food. During this event, bags are distributed throughout the community and food is collected from residents [Read More…]

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FMCSD stands by decision – Letter to the Editor

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, As members of the Fort Madison Community School Board, we are continually humbled by the generosity of the volunteers, donations, and philanthropic work that make the community of Fort [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – FMHS cake auction was a success

February 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dear Editor; We’d like to extend a thank you to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for their contributions to this year’s Bloodhound Booster Club Cake Auction. We appreciate your support! Ameriprise (Josh Denning); Appleberry [Read More…]

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Hayes rolled with all the punches

February 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – The best stories are those that come with happy endings, but sometimes stories deserve to be written even when the end is met with heartbreak. Fort Madison’s Sam [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – Guns and rights to carry

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Libertarians believe every person has the right to arm themselves in self-defense. The right to self defense is one of our most fundamental rights. Few people will argue against that. However, some believe that people [Read More…]

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Quite a few absent at business district meeting

January 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

With the Fort Madison Riverfront Business District dropping its partnership with Main Street Iowa, it’s clear that some healing needs to be done downtown. The RBD dropped the Main Street flag officially in December, but [Read More…]

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Faulkner’s induction surpised him, not us

January 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

On Friday, the Fort Madison High School inducted four well-deserving men into the Bloodhound Hall of Fame. Dick Burch, Jim Allen and Jay Skinner were brought into the Hall for their contributions to the athletic [Read More…]

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