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Kiwanis Back-to-School fair gives families a hand up

July 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Kiwanis Club’s Back-to-School Fair provided much needed school supplies and information to close to 100 local students on Saturday morning at the Fort Madison High School Multi-Purpose Room. In [Read More…]

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Fort Madison YMCA kicks off 2019 donation campaign

June 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Family YMCA’s 2019 Sustaining Campaign kicked off with board members presenting their 2019 donations during a board gathering at the Fort Madison Y.The participation of our board [Read More…]

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Climax Moly donates equipment to area schools

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted articleLee County Economic Development Group DONNELLSON – Lee County schools had the opportunity to get new equipment to prepare their students for future careers thanks to Climax Molybdenum. Central Lee Ag Instructor Tom Boeck [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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Iowa Fertilizer employees donate coats to FM students

January 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEVER – Earlier this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company and its employees donated winter coats and other winter clothing items to students attending Richardson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in Fort Madison. Through [Read More…]

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Second graders take reading to the dogs

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It was a bit ‘ruff” at the start, but a new project from Richardson Elementary students is helping dogs become more social, while helping younger students become [Read More…]

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Food pantry shifts to holiday bags

December 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Food Pantry has changed plans this year and will not be having it’s annual Christmas basket giveaway at the Riverview Park Pavilion. The event, [Read More…]

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Santa Store finds a new home

November 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The celebrated and unique Fort Madison Santa Store is gearing up again for the annual children’s shopping season. P.A.W. animal shelter Director Sandy Brown, who’s been a [Read More…]

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YMCA nearing campaign goal

August 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison YMCA is nearing its goal of $30,000 to help underprivileged families have access to the facility’s programs. According to YMCA executive director Ryan Wilson, [Read More…]

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Back-to-School Fair this Saturday

August 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Back-to-School Health Fair will take place on Saturday at the Fort Madison High School. Students and families who have registered in advance to receive backpacks can [Read More…]

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PORT secures 100K grant; needs matching funds

June 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison PORT Committee is moving closer to the final pieces of the city’s recreational trail. Committee officials released Thursday that a $100,000 grant from the [Read More…]

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Alliant gives $45K to area nonprofits

June 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  – Twenty-four area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $44,772 from the Alliant Energy Foundation this spring. “These organizations do such valuable work that makes our communities stronger,” said Julie Bauer, [Read More…]

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Fareway taking donations for Toys for Tots

November 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BOONE –  Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps on their 2017 Toys for Tots campaign. The program provides toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. Stores are selling paper [Read More…]

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