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Hounds set up for tussle Friday in FM

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Burlington Grayhounds fired off a lot of canons in 2018 and shut out the Bloodhounds 31-0 at Bracewell Stadium But this year, the Grayhounds (1-2) won’t have [Read More…]

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Fort Madison girls fall to BHS

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls volleyball team dropped it’s second straight conference match Tuesday night on the road to Burlington, 17-25, 16-25, 21-25. Head Coach Kent Bailey said the [Read More…]

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Winegard pops open PointsBet facility Friday

August 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Catfish Bend Casino Principal Owner Randy Winegard placed a $100 bet on the Iowa Hawkeyes to win the Big Ten football championship this year, the commemorative first bet at [Read More…]

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Catfish Bend ready to roll dice on new sportsbook facility

August 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – You could lay pretty good odds that sportsbook wagering will start on Thursday at Catfish Bend Casino. Construction and training people scurried about the electric, almost futuristic room, that [Read More…]

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Gus Macker this weekend on riverfront in Burlington

July 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – On Saturday morning August 3, 148 teams from all over the region will converge on the downtown Burlington riverfront for the 2nd Annual Burlington, Iowa Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.  Almost 600 players, comprised [Read More…]

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Hospice Mystery Ride hits the road July 20th

June 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Plans are underway for the 15th annual Mystery Ride, a fundraiser for Great River Hospice in West Burlington and Lee County Health Department-Hospice in Fort Madison. This year’s event will be held [Read More…]

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Area towns set plans in motion for RAGBRAI riders

June 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – With 20,000 bicyclists headed to southeast Iowa six weeks from now, area communities are finalizing plans to entertain riders and showcase this part of the state. In Keokuk, [Read More…]

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Hounds could split season opener with BHS

May 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC Sports FORT MADISON – It took Fort Madison’s baseball team seven games last season to score 16 runs. Monday night during the Bloodhounds’ season-opening double header against Burlington at Fort Madison High [Read More…]

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HTC girls drop close match to Burlington

May 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF BURLINGTON – Sophomore Claire Pothitakis and junior Ashlynn Haas each scored Thursday night at Bracewell Stadium, but the two goals weren’t enough to subdue the Grayhounds as HTC fell 3-2. Holy Trinity [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity boys win 2-1 at BHS

April 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BURLINGTON – Junior Blake Crabtree racked up seven saves in Holy Trinity Catholic’s 2-1 win over Burlington Saturday in Burlington. Head Coach Ryan Culbertson said Crabtree probably had his best game from the keeper position. [Read More…]

Education

SCC’s “Great Tastes” at Pzazz April 12

March 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – The annual Southeastern Community College (SCC) Foundation Great Tastes event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019, at the PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex in Burlington, Iowa. The benefit begins at 6 p.m with [Read More…]

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Lee County News

Wever man wins $50K on lunch break

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CLIVE, Iowa — A Lee County man said he is closer to retirement after winning a $50,000 lottery prize. Scott Nickel of Wever claimed a top prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$50,000 Super Crossword” scratch [Read More…]

Opinion
Opinion

Letter to the Editor – Guns and rights to carry

February 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Libertarians believe every person has the right to arm themselves in self-defense. The right to self defense is one of our most fundamental rights. Few people will argue against that. However, some believe that people [Read More…]

Fort Madison News

Efforts underway to help city’s redemption woes

January 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The idea of having another redemption center in Fort Madison is being, well….recycled. Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph, who also serves as chairman of the Great River Regional Waste Authority board, has [Read More…]

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CenturyLink reports multi-state outage

December 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A multi-state service outage is currently under investigation by a nationwide telephone and communications company. CenturyLink reported outages beginning this afternoon across several states and a spokesperson [Read More…]

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Little Hounds win 20 at Tuesday quadrangular

December 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison Junior High wrestling team had a quadrangular meet Tuesday at Burlington. The four competing teams were Burlington, Fairfield, Mediapolis, and Fort Madison. The little Bloodhounds won 20 matches [Read More…]

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FMMS wrestlers go 22-5 at quadrangular

November 20, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Jr. High wrestled it’s first meet of the year in Burlington on Monday. Fort Madison, Washington, Mt. Pleasant, and Burlington participated in the quadrangular meet in [Read More…]

Breaking News

Newly merged Steamboat Days group postpones 2019 festival

November 20, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Burlington officials announced this morning that the annual Steamboat Days music festival on the riverfront in downtown Burlington is being postponed for 2019 and whether the festival will [Read More…]

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Iowa escapee nabbed in Nauvoo

November 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF Nauvoo Police Department Chief of Police Mike Boley, reports the arrest of Justin William Patten, 34, of Burlington, Iowa. Patten was arrested on Tuesday October 30, 2018, for driving while license suspended, [Read More…]

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County’s shed problem is ‘almost’ laughable

October 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Lee County Supervisor Gary Folluo rubbed his head in frustration at Tuesday’s board meeting as the county leaders worked through an issue about a maintenance shed that sits between two properties in Argyle. The building [Read More…]

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Kempker’s brightens up area schools

September 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Students in both the Burlington Community Public School District and Holy Trinity Catholic School District are gaining a fresher look this school year with the help of Kempker’s True Value and [Read More…]

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LCEDG’s Fraise to speak at Future Ready summit

September 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A local economic development official will be a speaker at an upcoming Future Ready Iowa summit in Burlington. The Future Ready program is a statewide workforce initiative created [Read More…]

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GRHS’ Klein Center gets national quality award

July 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Great River Klein Center has been named a 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is [Read More…]

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Hospice centers rev up for Mystery Ride

July 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article BURLINGTON – Plans are underway for the 14th annual Mystery Ride, a fundraiser for Great River Health System-Hospice in West Burlington and Lee County Health Department-Hospice in Fort Madison. This year’s event will [Read More…]

Business

Connection Bank showcases new facility this week

July 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Carrying the iconic orange, green, and gold colors now synonymous with Connection Bank and Insurance, a new ultra, state-of-the-art banking location is now open in Burlington. The new [Read More…]

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