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Winter taking toll on city, county snow budgets

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With chances of snow around 30% each day for Sunday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, city and county officials are hoping for the lighter end [Read More…]

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LCEMA shifts local funding to county levy

February 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After several weeks of deliberation, the Lee County Emergency Management Agency has changed the way it gathers local funding. At a meeting Monday afternoon, the board voted 5-2 [Read More…]

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Dependencies and obesity cited as county’s top health concerns

October 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – About 33 county health administrators, officials, and advocates met in Montrose Thursday afternoon to discuss the county’s health priorities through 2021. The Lee County Health Department, in conjunction [Read More…]

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Resident asks for same abatement county gave Keokuk

September 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE –  A Keokuk resident told Lee County Supervisors he wants his taxes forgiven on dilapidated property he purchased in June. Dan Winn, a former city councilman and mayoral candidate [Read More…]

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County leaning toward bonding septic contractors

July 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – The Lee County Health Department wants to make sure septic system contractors take more responsibility with work they’re doing in the county. Currently, contractors in the area not [Read More…]

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Supervisors to vote on insurance premium bump Tuesday

June 10, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Lee County Supervisors will vote on increasing health insurance premiums in the county’s self-funded insurance program at Tuesday’s regular meeting. County employees will be looking at $50 increases [Read More…]

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Workforce center vacating county building

May 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County supervisors are looking at options to fill space in the North Lee County Office Building after hearing the state’s Workforce Development Center will be leaving [Read More…]

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Conservation board takes step closer on bylaws

March 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – The Lee County Conservation Board took another step toward finalizing its revamped bylaws Tuesday night. At the board’s regular meeting, the board reviewed the bylaws and approved some [Read More…]

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Supervisors tap brakes on new jail meal program

March 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A new program to provide reduced cost meals to jail inmates was throttled back by Lee County supervisors Tuesday. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber was genuinely surprised when, [Read More…]

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Larkin wants to hold supervisor seat

March 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Four-term Lee County Supervisor Rick Larkin announced Monday that he will be running for another 4-year term on the board. The former Fort Madison City councilman and [Read More…]

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County to leave winter road protocols in place

February 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After several weeks of discussion and a review of county policy regarding maintenance of county paved roads during icy weather, the county has decided to keep the status [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…]

Health

LCHD starts hospice volunteer training

February 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Volunteering can be defined in many ways. A volunteer assists an organization with projects. A volunteer cares enough for the organization to help without pay. Lee County Health Department Hospice volunteers are an [Read More…]

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County puts PSAP money back in budget

February 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After settling on a $158,000 shortfall in the county budget, county officials replaced $90,000 in expenses to the budget including a $75,000 payment to the county’s Public Safety [Read More…]

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ISU Extension council names new officers

February 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DONNELLSON – Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County extension council organizational meeting January 3, 2018. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa [Read More…]

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County officials settle budget $158K short

February 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – In a mid-Friday afternoon budget strategy session, Lee County officials settled on a budget that could short the county $158,000. However, during preliminary budget discussions, the county [Read More…]

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County building security concerns brought up at budget talks

January 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – District Judge John Wright, who chairs the Lee County courthouse security committee, put forth a list of recommendations to the Lee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. [Read More…]

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Supervisors appoint Alton to county conservation board

December 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A Donnellson woman has been appointed to the Lee County Conservation Board. During Tuesday morning’s regular meeting of the Lee County Board of Supervisors, Liza Alton of Donnellson [Read More…]

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LCEDG tells supervisors workforce is biggest priority

December 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – With Lee County’s current unemployment rate at 4.1, county economic officials still say the area’s workforce, or lack thereof, is still a major challenge to employers. The Lee [Read More…]

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Boddicker to take judicial seat on Jan. 8

December 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CORRECTION: The following story is being to corrected to address two inaccuracies. First anyone, not just attorneys, can submit a petition for a special election. That petition will require 1,615 signatures according to Lee County [Read More…]

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