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Central Lee to get $12.9M facility upgrade

September 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – Central Lee voters bucked a local trend of voting down school bond referendums and have passed a referendum to spend $12.9 million to upgrade facilities at the campus just [Read More…]

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Central Lee to host two bond information meetings

July 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

District also setting up three satellite voting locations prior to Sept. 10 vote on $12.9 building referendum BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON — The Central Lee Community School District will hold two community forums and three [Read More…]

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FMCSD stands by decision – Letter to the Editor

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, As members of the Fort Madison Community School Board, we are continually humbled by the generosity of the volunteers, donations, and philanthropic work that make the community of Fort [Read More…]

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Baxter Foundation pulls funding over school bond

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A local foundation that donates thousands of dollars every year to local youth sports activities is pulling its funding in a protest of sorts against the proposed school [Read More…]

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Central Lee wants to bond for facility, security upgrades

February 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – Central Lee school officials will be holding community meetings starting this week to talk about a $9.8 million referendum to update district facilities. Projected improvements in the district [Read More…]

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New building can fuel FM growth

June 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dear Editor; The Slaters moved to Fort Madison because of the potential. There were many factors that went into our decision to move here from the Chicago-area after 25 years. An incredible job opportunity as [Read More…]

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VOTE YES for KIDS! – Letter to the Editor

June 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Vote Yes for KIDS! Quality public education is a key component in the economic health of our community.  A well educated workforce is essential to the businesses and industries that drive our economy.  Quality schools [Read More…]

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Kids Committee ramps up new school efforts

June 16, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The Fort Madison KIDS Committee worked Saturday from Hillview Village putting together mailers on the proposal to build a new $27 million Fort Madison K-3 elementary school with two new High School athletic ball fields [Read More…]

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Fort Madison elementary bond issue fails

December 7, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR FORT MADISON – As has been recent history with trying to get new buildings constructed in Lee County, a special election Tuesday night sent school district officials back to the [Read More…]

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Early voting on school bond election

December 5, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR More than 70 residents cast their ballots on Monday at special satellite voting center for the Fort Madison Community School District bond election Monday afternoon. The FMHS Multi-Purpose room was [Read More…]