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Lady Hounds split with Grayhounds

June 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – Burlington may have recorded the first run of Tuesday’s nights softball contest between Fort Madison and the Grayhounds, but it was the Bloodhounds who would get the runs [Read More…]

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Thurmans continue to grow, go 1-2 at state tourney

May 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WATERLOO – Jason and Vasin Thurman are just shots away, literally, from an eventual medal at the Iowa State Doubles Tennis tournament. The two sophomores from Holy Trinity Catholic, who play [Read More…]

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FMHS Hall of Honor to recognize Eichacker

May 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison High School Alumni Hall of Honor was established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves based upon elements of academic excellence and achievement, career accomplishments, community service, personal excellence, [Read More…]

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Bloodhounds end tennis run at Fairfield regionals

May 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FAIRFIELD – Senior Alyse Schmidt was the only Fort Madison’s girls tennis player to advance in Wednesday’s individual regional competition at Fairfield High School. Out of the two singles matches and the [Read More…]

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FMHS boys down Washington on the road

May 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

EDITOR’S NOTE – The following story has been edited to reflect Fort Madison played Washington and not Fairfield as previously reported. Pen City Current regrets the error and apologizes to readers and coaching staff. BY [Read More…]

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FMHS trades team wins SCC competition

April 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison High School building trades program continues to stack up awards. On Friday, the Bloodhound Construction won the SCC regional skills competition with a team consisting of Elton [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds open with win over BND

April 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls tennis team swept six singles matches to open the season Tuesday night on Fort Madison’s courts. The Lady Hounds took down Burlington-Notre Dame 8-1 [Read More…]

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FMHS AD hopes to have football spot filled by May

April 1, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With Fort Madison Head Football Coach Tony Shiffman announcing his resignation on social media this morning, school officials are already in full recruitment mode. Fort Madison High School [Read More…]

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FMHS SGA plans Color Fun Run

March 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted release FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison High School Student Government is coordinating a Color Fun Run for the community. Proceeds will benefit the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and the FMHS student government. [Read More…]

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O’Rourke launches 2020 run in Lee County

March 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Packed coffee houses and sandwich shops in Lee County were the springboard of a national news cycle introducing Beto O’Rourke to the 2020 Presidential race, as well as [Read More…]

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Show Choir’s 30th year brings Chapman back

February 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A familiar face graced the ever-buzzing rooms of the Fort Madison High School Music Department Thursday night. With the 30th edition of the FMHS Show Choir Invitational this [Read More…]

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Hounds take back conference wrestling title

January 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – For the first time since 2013, the Fort Madison Bloodhounds will put some numbers on the wrestling conference champion banner hanging in the HoundDome. Despite taking advantage [Read More…]

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Lady Hounds move to 0-8 with loss at Notre Dame

December 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Fort Madison Head Coach Todd McGhghy said with a smile after his Lady Hounds dropped a 60-42 loss to Burlington Notre Dame Saturday night, “We’re close.” When pushed [Read More…]

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Bloodhounds take 2nd at FM Invitational

December 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A title match at 195 lbs pitting the Nos. 3 and 5 wrestlers in the state highlighted the 17-team Fort Madison Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Bloodhounds’ senior [Read More…]

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5th-ranked Hayes takes 195lb title at Keen Invite

December 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF INDEPENDENCE – Fort Madison senior Sam Hayes rolled through a high-octane Cliff Keen Independence Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Independence. Hayes, rated 5th in the state at 195 in the most recent [Read More…]

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FMHS girls fall to Ottumwa before break

November 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls high school basketball team got 13 points from sophomore Maddie Rashid in a 66-30 loss on Wednesday. Braxtyn McGhghy converted a couple 3-pointers to finish with [Read More…]

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Hounds heavy on shooters going into season

November 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Despite the loss of two first-team all-conference picks last year, the Fort Madison Bloodhounds boys basketball team may be in a better position to compete for a [Read More…]

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Plans for 2018 Community Thanksgiving meal well underway

November 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the Fort Madison Community Thanksgiving Dinner Committee is busy finalizing last minute details. With over 900 meals served to [Read More…]

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Lozano, Frantz named 1st team all-district

October 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – All-district football honors were released this week and Bloodhounds Diego Lozano and Dom Frantz garnered 1st team Class 3A District 6  honors. Lozano was second in the district in [Read More…]

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