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Fraise named one of top 50 developers on the continent

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Economic Development Group’s President Dennis Fraise has been named one of the top 50 Economic Developers on the continent. Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that is [Read More…]

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State board sets new test standards

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education this week approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) The board [Read More…]

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Fraise, Pate encourage voter registration

September 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Lee County Auditor Denise Fraise joins Secretary of State Paul Pate and County Auditors across Iowa in encouraging all eligible residents to participate in National Voter Registration Month by registering to vote [Read More…]

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United Way to accept grant applications Sept. 16

September 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – The United Way of the Great River Region will soon be accepting grant applications for funding in 2020. The United Way of the Great River Region (UWGRR) partners with not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations [Read More…]

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Milestones to offer free weather radios, set up

September 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – In coordination with Emergency Manager David Drummond of Van Buren County and Stephen Cirinna, Lee County Emergency Coordinator, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will be providing weather radios and natural disaster preparedness [Read More…]

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Parents, adult fans biggest challenge facing high school sports

August 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following editorial is submitted by Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Tom Keating, executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Assocation. Inappropriate adult behaviors at [Read More…]

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Supervisors back off parking ordinance

August 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A rural parking ordinance that several Lee County Department heads said would be a useful tool in dealing with nuisance infringements on rights of way, was voted down by [Read More…]

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ISU to hold fall field day Sept. 5 in Crawfordsville

August 26, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CRAWFORDSVILLE – Farmers, farmer advisers, and the general public are invited to attend the fall field day at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on September 5. The event will begin [Read More…]

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Reynolds touts power of Grow Lee and LCEDG

August 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Governor says she’s not giving up on more rural broadband funding BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – With Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds seated in the front of the room, Lee County Economic Development Group President [Read More…]

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Keokuk woman wins $10K in scratch-off game

August 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CLIVE, Iowa — A Lee County woman has won a $10,000 lottery prize.Lena Dyer of Keokuk claimed the fifth of nine prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “$1,000 Loaded!” scratch game. She purchased [Read More…]

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LCHD holds immunization clinic in FM

August 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will hold a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Lee County Health Department, located at #3 John Bennett Dr., Ft. Madison from 12 [Read More…]

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Birth Announcement – Sommers

August 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FARMINGTON – Nadia and Nick Sommers are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Selena Alayna Sommers on Aug. 1, 2019 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Selena is joined at home by Joquel, Jazzlyn, [Read More…]

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YMCA hosts Girls on the Run program

August 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Family YMCA is excited to bring this 10-Week Program to Fort Madison! Girls on the Run is a nationally recognized program where hundreds of communities across the [Read More…]

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Catfish Bend ready to roll dice on new sportsbook facility

August 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – You could lay pretty good odds that sportsbook wagering will start on Thursday at Catfish Bend Casino. Construction and training people scurried about the electric, almost futuristic room, that [Read More…]

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Work to start in October on county solar project

August 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Workers will start installing solar panels on three Lee County properties in October, according to a company official spearheading the work. At Tuesday’s Lee County Board of Supervisors [Read More…]

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Prevented planting acreage tops 19 million nationwide

August 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON D.C. – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the [Read More…]

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Historian tells of Keokuk’s role in Civil War

August 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY COLIN MAGNUSONRADIO KEOKUK NEWS DIRECTOR KEOKUK – As part of their regular educational programming, the Keokuk Public Library hosted Minnesota native and American History author Michael Eckers to discuss the role Keokuk played in [Read More…]

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