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During a blizzard in the late 70's a city worker in Mt. Pleasant was driving a snowplow. It was after dark and he could hardly see beyond the truck's snow blade. At a stoplight, he heard a pounding …

With this week's announcement that Farm & Home Supply is coming to the city's west side, I watched with intrigue as social media commentary came flying in. The chatter was about 50/50 with …

Editor: If the proposal to park on the North side of Avenue E is passed…….. Every person who has a picnic or event in the Fahey Shelter in Old Settlers Park will be carrying all food and …

Editor- Let’s take a logical look at the Avenue E south side parking solution. We can all agree that public safety is the number one priority.  A couple of residents have indicated …

Every once-in-a-while a writer comes along who stands head and shoulders above the rest. This is maybe one out of 10,000 writers or wannabe writers. Such is 83 year old L. Kephart-Nash, better known …

Not sure how were gonna tie this all together, but let's give it a ride. I spent about an hour reading, then re-reading an article in New York Magazine about how Moderna had a vaccine ready for …

Dear Editor: As we move forward into 2021 amid the COVID-19 shadow, we must do our part to make sure those around us are safe. The Fort Madison Partners urges everyone to help flatten the curve. …

Lori and Roger Griswold were hiking along. They saw a man coming toward them over the hill. He was completely naked and carrying his clothes. When the man got close to them, he covered his private …

Walking into New London High School Saturday morning, I forgot to put my mask on. In a crappy irony, it's an easy thing to forget because it's becoming such a normal thing to do. Anyway, I was …

Dear Editor, This time of year is particularly notable as the holiday shopping season. But, the Fort Madison Police Department also wants to remind the public that is also a period where we …

IOWA CITY — The reality of trying to build a college basketball program in the middle of a pandemic isn’t going to be an excuse for Western Illinois.“It will get better,” new coach Rob Jeter …

Dear Editor; Along with others who live on Avenue E, I have concerns about banning parking on one side. City Councilman Bowker notes that “safety trumps convenience”. I have to agree, but …

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