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Quite a few absent at business district meeting

January 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

With the Fort Madison Riverfront Business District dropping its partnership with Main Street Iowa, it’s clear that some healing needs to be done downtown. The RBD dropped the Main Street flag officially in December, but [Read More…]


Sears opens under new ownership

August 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A trend is underway of family’s taking over family businesses. Vinnie’s Longbranch was just sold to family members. Amigos was bought last week by descendants of the [Read More…]

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City takes next step in downtown rehab efforts

April 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Agreements continue to be processed to move the plans forward to finally begin renovations of three historic buildings in Fort Madison’s Main Street district. During next week’s [Read More…]


Wolf sells downtown building

March 14, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – After months of speculation, confirmation was made today that the Hesse building, former home of the Ivy Bake Shoppe, has been purchased by Jimmy and Hitomi Wendorf [Read More…]


Chamber Ambassadors congratulate Griffins

February 17, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Chamber Ambassador Club visited Griffin Muffler and Brake Center this morning to congratulate them on celebrating 20 years in business. The group was welcomed by Nannette and [Read More…]