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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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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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Elections will be tight races Tuesday

November 4, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

People have been at the door knocking a couple times a week. Democrats mostly, trying to shore up votes. I’m a registered Democrat, but I would have had conversations with foot soldiers of Republican candidates. [Read More…]

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WIU’s move with Tri-State Public Radio hits close to home

September 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

I’ve been following the recent news where Western Illinois University has directed budget cuts at Tri-State Public Radio’s three radio stations and it’s Audio Information Services (AIS) as of March 1, 2019. It’s not a [Read More…]

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RiverFest becoming part of Tri-State’s summer

August 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Watching thousands of people crowd around the majestic riverfront that serves as the front yard to Fort Madison’s downtown district was something to see last week. I live about four blocks from RiverFest and decided [Read More…]

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The time of the super majority is over

July 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG Of course it’s sour grapes. Of course it is. I’m deeply concerned that we didn’t pass the referendum for a new preK-3rd grade elementary school last week. The Keep Improving District Schools [Read More…]

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Small group takes on community needs assessment

March 16, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG There’s a saying that goes something like… never underestimate the ability of a small group of people to change the world, because that’s how it usually happens. On Thursday morning, nine people [Read More…]

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