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I was welding away on the last sculpture for my art show in Fort Madison. In fact, I had just completed the last weld, when my MIG wire welder started smoking and flames shot out of the front. I …

I ventured up to the Canine Corral dog park just south of the Rodeo arena Saturday for a tree planting and ended up in a brief discussion with Larry Smith about exercise. I don't feel the need to …

Letter to the Editor; On behalf of the Shelter, the board and I wanted to clear up some misconceptions about a local individual and a cat that temporarily came into our care. On October 10th a …

Lee County Board of Supervisors,This letter is to ask for your support for the proposed Lee County radio system. This system will provide coverage to all Lee County Fire Departments, Law Enforcement …

Soft music plays constantly in Rich and Pat Pendroy's home in Monroe, and in his man cave, which is in the rear of their garage that they converted to a workshop. Rich doesn't say it, but the soft …

I had the shingles 10 years ago, plus the shingles' vaccination. I should be good to go, right? Evidently not.The skin on my right side started burning and tingling. I took a look and did not like …

A strategic goal of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is to represent the “Iowa Girl”. It's on its website In my eight years covering news and sports in Iowa, they’ve done a bang up …

Letter to the Editor: Lee County is well represented in the Legislature with Senator Rich Taylor in the Senate and Representative Jeff Kurtz in the House. Having served in the Iowa Legislature, I …

Okay, folks, here's your chance to get some genuine Curt Swarm junk, I mean art. The Ft. Madison Area Art Association (FMAAA) will be displaying my sculptures, photography and books during the month …

Letter to the Editor: We have just completed our Fort Madison Elementary Schools Walk/Rock A Thon for 2020. Each year we design and sell T-shirts that promote the event and sell sponsorships to …

Jane and Mark McConeghey of Monroe, Iowa have always been innovative farmers, caring for their land like it was one of their children. A lot of it stems from education. Mark has a degree in …

Letter to the Editor: In 1906 in a speech in Washington DC Theodore Roosevelt said:“To assail the great and admitted evils of our political and industrial life with such crude and sweeping …

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