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Jacks celebrate 50th anniversary

March 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Bob and Kathy Jacks will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, March 22nd.  They are the parents of Amy Hogan (Rob) of Fort Madison, Christine Mohrfeld (Jeff) of Colorado Springs, Co, Rhonda Hay [Read More…]

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FMCSD stands by decision – Letter to the Editor

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, As members of the Fort Madison Community School Board, we are continually humbled by the generosity of the volunteers, donations, and philanthropic work that make the community of Fort [Read More…]

Lee County News

Flu hitting Lee County hard toward end of season

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ZACK CHURCH Lee County Health Department Intern LEE COUNTY – As Iowa is experiencing widespread flu activity, Lee County Health Department encourages taking preventive steps to protect you and your loved ones from the [Read More…]

Fort Madison News

City gets Hwy. 61 rehab update

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A representative from the engineering firm overseeing the rehabilitation of Highway 61 through Fort Madison said if everything goes to schedule, the first phase of the project [Read More…]

Lee County News

LCEDG hits $1.4 million in capital campaign

March 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group fed about 20 people breakfast Wednesday morning and updated them on how a recent fundraising campaign had shaken out. Dennis Fraise, [Read More…]

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Resident upset with jake brake sign locations

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A resident of Clearview Heights is upset with the locations the county used to post notice about its new jake break ordinance. Mike Azinger told supervisors at Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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City to audit NLCHS books after tax snafu

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – An error by North Lee County Historical Society has Fort Madison city officials demanding a look at the group’s books. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the [Read More…]

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Schneider 3rd in 400 at Silver Streak invitational

March 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONMOUTH – Junior Quentin Schneider captured 3rd place in the boy’s 400 meter run to lead the Fort Madison Bloodhounds at the Silver Streak Last Chance Invitational Saturday in Monmouth. [Read More…]

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Education

Sixth grader’s letter makes Holtkamp HTC’s top teacher

March 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fourteen-year veteran Holy Trinity Elementary teacher Teri Holtkamp knew about 10 seconds into Lucy Arevalo’s nomination that she was going to be the teacher of the year. The [Read More…]

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Fort Madison News

City preparing for 2008 flood levels

March 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With river levels expected to crest at just over 21 feet on Wednesday, city and county officials are preparing for flooding along the Mississippi River that could compare [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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City plans cemetery clean up for March 25

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Cemetery Department will begin Spring Clean Up at Sacred Heart, Elmwood, Oakland & City Cemeteries on Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29, 2019.  ALL items must be [Read More…]

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State now shopping former ISP property

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – State officials are now shopping the former Iowa State Penitentiary property to developers across the country. Last summer, meetings were conducted by Mead & Hunt, Inc., out of [Read More…]

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West Point budget may pad general fund

March 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST POINT – The 2019-20 fiscal year budget for West Point may put an additional $70,000 in city coffers, according to a budget approved Monday night. The West Point City Council [Read More…]

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Sheriff eyeing boat for department

March 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has two K-9 officers, is in the middle of transitioning to digital radios, and is now thinking a rescue/patrol boat should be [Read More…]

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USDA unveils new Dairy Margin Coverage program

March 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers [Read More…]

Health

LCHD hospice sets April volunteer training

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Since 1989 Lee County Health Department-Hospice has been providing hospice services to the surrounding area. Also since that time the Hospice program requires that a percentage of the direct care to clients [Read More…]

Lee County News

Alliant wants a $204 million annual increase in revenue

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – For the second time since 2017, Alliant Energy, will be asking the Iowa Utilities Board for a rate increase. Alliants’ Iowa electric utility, Interstate Power and Light Company [Read More…]

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Groups join forces for Battle of the Badges

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Plans are underway for a tri-county event to raise funds for emergency responders in the Lee, Des Moines, and Henry counties this summer in Fort Madison. Cale Heitmeier, [Read More…]

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