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Middle school announces 1st trimester honor roll

December 15, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor roll for the 2018-2019 first trimester. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners to congratulate these students for [Read More…]

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FMMS looking for “FortissiMo” help

December 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School show choir, “FortissiMo,” is asking for donations to help fund platform risers to accommodate their growing ensemble. FortissiMo is an auditioned group with nearly 50 7th and 8th [Read More…]

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FMMS 8th-grader “A” team downs Fairfield

December 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FAIRFIELD – The Fort Madison 8th grade girls downed Fairfield Thursday night 34-15. The leading scorer for the Bloodhounds were Isabella Boeding and Camille Kruse with 13 points each. Rounding out the scoring [Read More…]

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FMMS 8th graders down Mt. Pleasant

December 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s 8th grade girls downed Mt. Pleasant in a close game Tuesday night at FMMS. Fort Madison A-Team won 25-23. Leading scorers for the Bloodhounds were Molly Knipe and [Read More…]

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FMMS girls split with Aldo Leopold

November 30, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison girls 8th grade basketball team routed Aldo Leopold of Burlington 38-11 in the “A” game, but fell 8-2 in the “B” game on Thursday night. Isabella Boeding led [Read More…]

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FM school district releases video of banana incident

November 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After nearly a full year of hearings, filings, and negotiations, the Fort Madison School District has turned over video segments of a 2017 assembly that includes possible [Read More…]

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FMMS boys split with Mt. Pleasant

November 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF MT. PLEASANT – Carson Rashid poured in 17 points in 47-36 FMMS loss to Mt. Pleasant Tuesday night. Hunter Cresswell had 12 points and seven board for Fort Madison’s ‘A’ team. Leif Boeding [Read More…]

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FMMS seventh graders fall to WB

September 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Henry Wiseman scored on a 12-yard touchdown run, but Fort Madison Middle School was unable to get past West Burlington in seventh grade football action Tuesday night as the [Read More…]

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Zirkel submits resignation from FMMS

July 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – One of the main cogs of the Fort Madison Middle School leadership team has submitted his resignation. Brent Zirkel, the school’s assistant principal who conceptualized the school’s [Read More…]

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Fort Madison Middle School 4th quarter honor roll

June 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The following is a list of the 4th Quarter honor roll from the Fort Madison Middle School. Pen City Current congratulates all the students on their academic achievements. Principal’s Scholars 8th Grade: [Read More…]

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FMMS releases 3rd quarter honor rolls

April 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is the 3rd quarter honor rolls for the Fort Madison Middle School. The Pen City Current congratulates all these students for their academic achievements. Middle School Honor Roll – 2017-2018 Q3 Principal’s Scholar: [Read More…]

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FMMS students give PAW donation

February 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Sandy Brown receives a donation on behalf of PAWS from FMMS students Emily Eaves and Rylee Zimmerman accompanied by Principal Todd Dirth. The two eighth graders spearheaded a candy cane [Read More…]

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FMMS eighth graders win again

February 5, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Dayton Davis fired in 13 points and Leighton Rockhold scored a dozen as the Fort Madison Middle School eighth grade team knocked off Washington 39-33 Thursday in Fort Madison. Miles Dear put [Read More…]

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These Hounds travel in a P.A.C.K.

December 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – This isn’t your grandfather’s junior high. This isn’t even your mother’s or your older brother’s middle school. An idea that started churning almost a decade ago, coupled [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 1st quarter honor roll

November 11, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 1st quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our business partners join in congratulating these students [Read More…]

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School officials outline new anonymous reporting app

November 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new anonymous reporting app for Fort Madison Community School district residents will go live on Nov. 20. Fort Madison High School Assistant Principal Patrick Lamb made [Read More…]

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Students get techish at Test Kitchen

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – About 12 Fort Madison middle school students partnered with students from the high school to work up some robotic technology and programming…and then had some Cuban sandwiches. [Read More…]

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District to hold meetings on using new reporting system

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison school board members got an update on the district’s new alternate entree policy implemented last month to help curb losses associated with negative meal accounts. [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier takes 2nd at Washington Invite

September 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WASHINGTON – Fort Madison’s Aaron Steffensmeier had the lowest time and highest finish for Fort Madison at Tuesday’s Washington Invitational cross country meet. Steffensmeier finished at 18:03.82, a half a minute behind [Read More…]

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8th graders fall to Ottumwa

September 27, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison 8th grade middle school football team fell to visiting Ottumwa Tuesday night 18-0. Tate Johnson led FMMS rushing with 12 yards. Gavin Wiseman and Jakob McGowan [Read More…]

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Student’s suicide attempt spurs action

August 30, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The stunning announcement late Monday night that a Fort Madison Middle School student tried to commit suicide has left one local woman saying enough is enough. Lisa [Read More…]

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