Obituaries
SPORTS

Hounds find right gear in second half

FORT MADISON - Bloodhound head football coach Derek Doherty said the Hounds have had a bit of trouble getting into gear this season. But Fort Madison found the right gear in the second half Friday …

Crusaders again in SEI Superconference final round

WINFIELD — Holy Trinity’s volleyball team has accomplished everything it wanted from this week to this point.Now the Crusaders are where they want to be — in the final round of the …
FORT MADISON - The script for Fort Madison is getting pretty consistent. "Danger comes to mind. A quqrterback that's putting up those numbers and their not afraid to throw the ball. They're …
FORT MADISON - The Holy Trinity Catholic girls swept through three matches Monday night to claim the title at the HTC Invitational at Shottenkirk Gym. The girls knocked off Keokuk 21-18 21-12 and …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

Iowa Fertilizer gives $250K to career center

MONTROSE - Iowa Fertilizer officials on Tuesday unveiled a check for a quarter million dollars to help get a county career center off to a strong start. The Lee County Career Advantage Center …

For the Record

For the Record - Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

Fort Madison Police Report Lee County Sheriff's Report09/28/22 - 11:54 a.m. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Andrea Jean Hoenig, 38, of Fort Madison in the 2300 block of 263rd Avenue, on …

Opinion

Reader says legislators were AWOL on hospital closure

Dear Editor; An article in the Burlington Hawkeye on September 11 gave an overview of the difficulties facing Keokuk due to the pending closure of our hospital on October 1. The closure will …

‘Why’ questions permeate two care center deaths

There was a news update over the weekend about two elderly Iowans who wandered away from different care centers last winter and froze to death. There is no question the deaths were horrible …

Christian Gypsies Sail the Mississippi and Around the World on a Faith Journey

They pray every morning to bring them God encounters.  Thomas and Carole-Anne Elliott are Canadians.  In their fifties, they are floating down the Mississippi River on a sailboat.  …
Education News
CENTRAL LEE

Central Lee school makes Register's top workplace list

DONNELLSON — The Des Moines Register has named the Central Lee Community School District as one of its 2022 Iowa Top Workplaces. This is the third time in four years the district has earned …

Board to consider Sargent's daughter as new girls hoops coach

FORT MADISON - The Lady Hounds basketball team could be turned over to the daughter of the late Tony Sargent, who ran the program for the past three years. At Monday's regular Fort Madison School Board meeting, the board will consider the hiring of Toni Sargent, who...

Central Lee's Hohl picked for state youth broadband group

DONNELLSON - Jacob Hohl, a student at Central Lee CSD will join 13 other students throughout Iowa as part of the Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC). The council has been …
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Hallow-Read 2022Sign-up for this month long reading challenge through Beanstack (Fortmadison.beanstack.org).  Read 300 minutes during the month of October and complete three seasonal activities …
CARTHAGE - The next show at The Legacy Theater in Carthage is Beatles vs. Stones at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The show features two of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time in a musical …
Jackie Laverne McGee, 77, of Keokuk, IA, died Friday, September 23, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.      He was born on September 11, 1946 in Keokuk, the son of Jack …
My daughter is a very worldly person. This past week she got on a train and headed to New London, Connecticut to watch "I know This Much is True," a live production with Mark Ruffalo. Mark is the …
HANCOCK COUNTY - Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that on Friday September 23, 2022 a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lomax, IL man for Possession of Methamphetamine. A Sheriff’s Deputy on …
Health News
LCHD to hold immunization clinic Thursday in FM
FORT MADISON - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, August 25th  2022 from 1:00 pm until 4:30pm at Lee County Health Department, #3 John …
LCHD sets immunization clinics
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 …
LCHD lands $550K grant for workforce development
LEE COUNTY - In a rare public press conference, the Lee County Health Department announced Thursday that a federal grant totaling more than a half million dollars had been secured for workforce …
Business News
Ribbon cut on new $1.2 million SEIRMC Kid Zone
FORT MADISON - Officials met at the new Kid Zone Child Care Center at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center Fort Madison campus Tuesday afternoon. "Today you see the $1.2 million commitment …
Experience A Warm Kentucky Hug
What’s a Kentucky Hug? Well, it’s that lingering after-effect from tasting bourbons or whiskey – that lingering warmth that you feel in your upper body surrounding you like a good …
Benjamin added to LCEDG staff
LEE COUNTY - The picture of Lee County Economic Development Group and it's Career Advancement Center gets clearer by the week. Last week, LCEDG announced the addition of Emily Benjamin as Vice President of Economic Development.