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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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Schools out early today, canceled Wednesday

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Due to the potential for record-setting wind chill temperatures tonight through Thursday, Fort Madison Community Schools and Holy Trinity Catholic will be releasing two hours early today. They have also canceled school [Read More…]

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County could levy for emergency services

January 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Debate on how to fund a $1.3 million proposed budget for the county’s Emergency Management services will get further discussion before the budget is approved. Currently the county emergency [Read More…]

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Supervisors looking for cuts in next fiscal budget

January 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE –  As Lee County supervisors grapple with the next fiscal year budget, several departments including secondary roads, the sheriff’s department, and county employee hours were on the table on [Read More…]

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County officials get to work on 2020 budgets

January 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Department heads continue to throw out their first pitches for 2020 fiscal year budget requests this week. All the budgets presented were first-run preliminary budgets [Read More…]

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Hull approved as new county engineer

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – It was an expected transition as current Assistant Lee County Engineer Ben Hull was tapped to take over the county engineer’s position starting Dec. 29. At Tuesday’s regular [Read More…]

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Supervisors OK county attorney changes

December 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Current Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers will be joining the Lee County Attorney’s staff beginning March 1. Lee County Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s regular meeting to bring [Read More…]

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Hamann jury trial gets underway

December 4, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The trial of a 28-year-old Morning Sun man who’s accused of leaving the scene of the accident where his girlfriend was killed got underway Tuesday morning with [Read More…]

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