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Faulkner’s induction surpised him, not us

January 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

On Friday, the Fort Madison High School inducted four well-deserving men into the Bloodhound Hall of Fame. Dick Burch, Jim Allen and Jay Skinner were brought into the Hall for their contributions to the athletic [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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‘Buddy” pays visit to an old pal

May 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The letter was addressed to “Buddy Swarm.” It was from 94-year old Wilbur Swindler, of Ottumwa. Wilbur was asking Buddy to come visit, and to “bring Curt and Ginnie.” Wilbur had just completed his patio [Read More…]

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Playing sports for more than a scholarship

April 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Alan Beste, Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association Many parents across America are trying to live the [Read More…]

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Slater’s ISEA nomination tells a bigger story

March 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG Sitting at a table Friday night at the Elliott Test Kitchen eating some of Kumar’s fresh-smooshed guacamole with chips, some hors d’oeuvre meatballs, and finger sandwiches with about 60 members of the [Read More…]

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