Obituaries
SPORTS

Washington puts Hounds away for season

WASHINGTON — Fort Madison’s missed opportunities punctuated the first 11 minutes of Monday’s Class 3A Substate 2 soccer semifinal against Washington. By the end of the game, the …
Central Lee's Blake Davis takes a wide slide into second after stealing the base in the top of the 2nd innings of the Fort Madison v. Central Lee baseball game Monday night. The Hounds won 2-1 to start the year 3-0.

Hounds win pitchers' duel with Central Lee

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds are now 3-0 under 2nd-year Head Coach Albert Schinstock, after a dramatic 2-1 win over Central Lee at home Monday night. Senior Hunter Cresswell …
DES MOINES – The Fort Madison boys and girls track teams finished on a better note Saturday at the IGHSAU/IAHSAA State High School Track and Field meet at Drake Stadium. Sophomores Avery Rump …
Henry Wiseman’s 15.69 was about .4 of a second short of qualifying him for the 110 hurdles final. Wiseman ran the final leg of the Bloodhounds shuttle hurdle relay team Thursday that was …
LEE COUNTY NEWS
Lee County News

School welding departments' craft sculptures for Heron Bend

The Lee County Leadership Group (LCL) and Lee County Conservation have united to infuse creativity into the landscape of Heron Bend Conservation Area. Partnering with local high school welding …

For the Record

For the Record - Thursday, May 23, 2023

Fort Madison Police Report 05/23/24 – 2:27 a.m. – Fort Madison Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 1300 block of Avenue G. 05/22/24 – 10:40 p.m. – Fort Madison …

Opinion

We were meant to be explorers

I’m feeling a bit closed off lately. What’s going on in the world? I was talking with my nephew this weekend and said I’d heard that the U.S. wants to put another person on the …

St. Chuck hits the road

I found a little treasure on Saturday about three hours from my house. It wasn’t the pretentious little Korgies that walked on short leashes, while the affluent in golfie attire and watches …

No room for violence in 1st amendment debate

The events of the past six months in Israel and Gaza have me wishing it were possible to have just one more lunch with a friend who died four years ago. My friend was Jewish. In today’s …
Education News
SUMMER MEALS

FM schools lay out free summer meal program

FORT MADISON - Fort Madison Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children …

Sec. Pate visits HTC seniors

FORT MADISON – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made an appearance at the Holy Trinity Catholic Senior Award Ceremony Thursday morning. Pate said HTC was one of just 43 schools among the …

FMHS 2024 Prom Court announced

FORT MADISON - The Fort Madison High School Prom Court was announced this week at an all-school assembly. Seniors being named to the King's Court were Jan De Gracia Hernandez, Aiden Benda, Javean …
LATEST NEWS
FORT MADISON – A group of about 20 Fort Madison residents who feel disenfranchised by the city’s recent implementation of vacant, rental, and nuisance property ordinances took turns …
MOUNT VERNON— One student from Lee County qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, Georgia, for the Spring 2024 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, Vice …
P.E.O. Chapter BS/KV of Fort Madison is proud to announce the awarding of this year's Nancy Wagner Memorial Scholarship to Jordyn Burch, a senior at Fort Madison High School. Jordyn plans on studying …
FORT MADISON - The North Lee County Historical Society will have their 9 th annual Memorial Day services at the War of 1812 Battlefield, between 4 th & 5 th street and Avenue G, starting at 9 am …
FORT MADISON – The saga of the James Block building in Fort Madison continues, but at a pace a bit slower than city officials were hoping for. At Tuesday’s Fort Madison City Council …
Health News
LCHD holding immunization clinic Thursday
FORT MADISON - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, April 25 th , 2024 from 1:00 pm until 4:30pm at Lee County Health Department, #3 John …
SEYB
County continues to mull over LCHD/EMS project funding
LEE COUNTY – Lee County officials took a closer look at the proposed Lee County Health Department/EMS facility now that an additional $2.1 million in funding from a USDA Congressional …
The former Meller property where the Iowan Motor Lodge used to stand could soon be the site of the new Meller-Lee County Health Department/EMS Ambulance bay.
Miller-Meeks announces funding for area projects
LEE COUNTY – Lee County Supervisors got a bit of good news Thursday afternoon with Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks issuing a press release indicating additional funding for Lee …
Business News
The staff at Dana Bushong Jewelers continues to greet and serve customers in Fort Madison as the business has more than 100 years serving the community.
Two Bushongs make it right
FORT MADISON – There’s probably not a lot of people who really know who Dana Bushong was, or more specifically, were. The relevant part of that query is they ultimately laid the …
KNOWLES
Knowles honored at funeral directors' event
FORT MADISON - Kendra Knowles, funeral director with Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, was honored at the Presidential Banquet of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) on April 16, 2024 …
Schmidt resigns at Greater Burlington Partnership
BURLINGTON – Today the Greater Burlington Partnership Boards of Directors announced the resignation of Della Schmidt, its President and CEO. Schmidt has accepted the position as the President …