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Climax Moly donates equipment to area schools

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted articleLee County Economic Development Group DONNELLSON – Lee County schools had the opportunity to get new equipment to prepare their students for future careers thanks to Climax Molybdenum. Central Lee Ag Instructor Tom Boeck [Read More…]

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Ramped up patrols ready for 4/20 “holiday”

April 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – The Fort Madison Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are informing motorists that Iowa law enforcement officials have announced they will conduct a Drug Impaired Driving specialized enforcement campaign throughout the [Read More…]

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County to address dangerous intersection

April 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A county resident pleaded with Lee County officials Tuesday to do something about the intersection near Charleston Board of Trade. Jeff Buford, of Donnellson, told Lee County Supervisors at [Read More…]

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County files injunctions against four Powdertown property owners

April 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Lee County Attorney Ross Braden has filed four injunctions against property owners in the Mooar-Powdertown district for failing to upgrade septic systems as required by code. At Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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County may add health savings option to employee benefits

March 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Lee County is looking at adding an option for county employees to use a health savings account option to help cover annual medical out-of-pocket expenses. At Tuesday’s regular [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 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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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…]

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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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Storm spotter training set for Thursday in Donnellson

March 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DONNELLSON – The National Weather Service has a number of devices for detecting severe thunderstorms.  Included in these are radar, satellite, and lightning detection networks.  However, the most important tool for observing thunderstorms is the [Read More…]

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Supervisors to vote on ATV/UTV ordinance

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Supervisors will cast their first vote on a proposed ATV/UTV county ordinance at Tuesday’s regular Board of Supervisors’ meeting. The ordinance is being proposed to control the [Read More…]

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Winter taking toll on city, county snow budgets

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With chances of snow around 30% each day for Sunday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, city and county officials are hoping for the lighter end [Read More…]

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LCEDG loses $10K in latest county budget cuts

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Economic Development efforts in the county suffered another paper cut Thursday when Lee County Supervisors nicked the budget of the Lee County Economic Development Group by $10,000. Supervisors [Read More…]

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LCEMA shifts local funding to county levy

February 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After several weeks of deliberation, the Lee County Emergency Management Agency has changed the way it gathers local funding. At a meeting Monday afternoon, the board voted 5-2 [Read More…]

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STEMFest returns to SCC on Feb. 23

February 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – The sixth annual Southeast Iowa Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Festival (STEMFest) will take place at SCC’s West Burlington campus on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event [Read More…]

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Juvenile center melee carries $5,000 repair bill

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – The South Iowa Area Crime Commission has released information on the melee that took place at the Southern Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Montrose last week. According to SIACC [Read More…]

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