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Quad Con coming to Burlington’s Comfort Inn

November 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article BURLINGTON – Quad Con will be bringing it’s cosplay, video game tournaments and other activities to the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Burlington next weekend. Quad Con is all about coming together and [Read More…]

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Grayhounds sweep Fort Madison from regionals

October 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS BURLINGTON — The start was perfect. And then it turned into a wake-up call. Fort Madison High School’s volleyball team struck early and often in Tuesday’s Class 4A regional semifinal against [Read More…]

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Fort Madison second at Southeast Conference finals

October 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Fort Madison finished second at the Southeast Conference volleyball tournament after falling to the 15th-ranked Burlington Grayhounds in the finals. The Bloodhounds knocked off host Keokuk 21-17, 21-16 before falling [Read More…]

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Fort Madison sweeps first round of conference tourney

October 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds are getting some of their best volleyball at the right time. The Hounds swept the pool play in the Southeast Conference tournament at Burlington on [Read More…]

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Burlington airport gets $135K runway grant

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

WASHINGTON. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport will receive an $135,267 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. This funding will be used [Read More…]

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Fort Madison erupts in win over Burlington

September 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School’s defense wanted the shutout. But Friday’s 28-6 win over Burlington at Richmond Stadium was more than good enough. “We were so close (to the [Read More…]

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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 1

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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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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