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Partnerships boost FMHS’s CTE programs

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With state education funding a bit better this year, but still pretty tight overall, partnerships with communities are a key part of growing high school CTE programs. With [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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FMHS to celebrate career, technical education efforts

February 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – National data shows that students taking career and technical education courses in high school are faring better in earnings and career readiness that those who excel academically, but [Read More…]

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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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Lincoln School put on early morning lockdown

April 24, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Lincoln Elementary students and staff were put on lockdown this morning after a domestic incident in the neighborhood was reported by Fort Madison police. The lockdown has [Read More…]

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HTC reflects on ‘Wizard’ performance

April 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ HTC Intern FORT MADISON  – As Dorothy would say, “There’s no place like home.” After speaking with Sabrina Fullhart, who played Dorothy in Holy Trinity Catholic’s production of the Wizard of Oz, [Read More…]

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Author talks reading with FM elementary students

March 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Children’s author Jill Esbaum is in town talking with Fort Madison elementary students about lonely Bigfoots and cows that jump off cliffs. The Iowa native visited with [Read More…]

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Congressional High School art competition now open

March 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article WASHINGTON  – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2018 Congressional Art [Read More…]

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Area science kids take over Westland Mall

March 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – More than 183 students took over Westland Mall on Thursday morning as part of the 38th annual Southeast Iowa Superconference Science Fair. Junior and senior high students [Read More…]

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HTC students spend evening talking science

February 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The HTC newly renovated hallways were packed Monday night with a wide range of students peddling some very interesting science projects. The annual science fair at the [Read More…]

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Soroptimists’ Princess Tea Party plans set

February 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Princess Tea Party, hosted by Soroptimist International of Fort Madison, will be held on Saturday, April 7th, at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Fort Madison. This yearly fundraiser [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

January 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate these students on [Read More…]

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Frigid temps delay classes

January 15, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Community School District has announced a two-hour delay of school for Tuesday, January 16 due to frigid temperatures across the area. The complete announcement reads: Good evening. Due to bitterly cold temperatures, the [Read More…]

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Baseball academy takes swing in Fort Madison

December 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new effort is underway in southeast Iowa to bring skills training to youth baseball and softball players. The Southeast Iowa Baseball Training Academy has opened an [Read More…]

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Superintendent releases statement on anti-bullying efforts

August 31, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

(Editor’s Note: FMCSD Superintendent Erin Slater released the following statement today regarding the school’s new anti-bullying efforts. Slater said no additional interviews would be conducted at this time.) Our thoughts and prayers go out to [Read More…]

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Games on at RiverFest 2017

August 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Get your game on this weekend at RiverFest 2017. RiverFest 2017 is chalk full of events for the competitive and skill-minded, kicking off with the recently added World Series [Read More…]

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FMCSD’s free summer lunch program underway

June 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A line stretched from the cafeteria door to the lunch room with youngsters taking advantage of the Fort Madison Community School District’s free summer lunch program. But [Read More…]

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FM’s coaches and athletes prime programs

June 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – There’s a sense of something happening here. The Fort Madison High School athletic programs have a tradition like most schools in terms of your sporadic state champions [Read More…]

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Assumption hands HTC 6-0 substate loss

June 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DAVENPORT – Holy Trinity Catholic’s head girls soccer coach Michael Sheerin said his team would need everything to go right to knock off top-ranked Davenport Assumption Friday in Class 1A [Read More…]

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HTC graduates ready for next chapter

May 21, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – If nautical nonsense be somethin’ you wish, Holy Trinity Catholic senior Ben Tinguely wants to talk with you. Tinguely, the 2017 HTC valedictorian, used the cult cartoon [Read More…]

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Danville downs HTC by six at Sheaffer Memorial

April 27, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Cameron Bahl and Collin Thornton tied for runner-up medalist honors Thursday afternoon in boys high school golf action. The Crusaders fell by just six strokes to [Read More…]

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School officials warn of harmful games among students

April 25, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 2

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison school officials are warning parents about possible harmful games being played by students in the district including knockout and choke out. Patrick Lamb, Fort Madison Community School District [Read More…]

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Holy Trinity announces 3rd quarter honor rolls

April 10, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Junior/Senior High schools have announced their 3rd quarter honor rolls. The Pen City Current and its advertisers are excited to congratulate these students on their academic success! [Read More…]

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Fort Madison 6th grade A & B honor rolls

April 10, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

Editor’s Note: We’re rerunning the FMMS 6th grade A & B honor rolls in their entirety because several names were inadvertently left off the previous listing. We apologize for the error and congratulate these students [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 3rd quarter honor rolls

April 1, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School has announced their third quarter honor rolls. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate all these students for their hard work and dedication to their education. [Read More…]

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