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OFP looking forward to “Making God Laugh”

November 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – It’s a familiar quote from filmmaker, Woody Allen that’s meant to put humankind’s control over their own destiny in perspective. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your [Read More…]

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Tickets still available for the Main Street Ghost Hunt

October 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Historic river towns have their share of haunts and the paranormal, and Fort Madison is no different! The Ghost Hunt allows visitors to document the paranormal activity that surrounds us. [Read More…]

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Vitality a spot for self expression

July 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Self expression is paramount to any artist or creator, and locally those people have now have downtown outlet to market those expressions. Jessica Northrup has moved her [Read More…]

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Wright takes over Main Street post

July 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After two years of tending the needs of past, present, and future business owners in Fort Madison’s Main Street District, Cassie Gilbert has stepped away and Denicia [Read More…]

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Granaman FMAAA’s March exhibitor

March 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS Fort Madison Area Artist Association Jerry Granaman has been a photographer since the mid-1970s in Ft. Madison. Needless to say, technology has greatly altered the components of that medium of expression. New [Read More…]

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City takes steps on downtown sidewalk project

December 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON -Fort Madison city leaders took another step on a sidewalk project that could put new sidewalks and, potentially new curbing, in downtown Fort Madison. At Tuesday’s regular meeting [Read More…]

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Mistletoe on Main Street this Saturday

November 21, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Kick off the holiday season in Fort Madison during Small Business Saturday’s Mistletoe on Main Street. On Saturday, November 25th Fort Madison Main Street will host Mistletoe on Main Street, a Holiday [Read More…]

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Velocity studio is a family affair

September 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Another interesting transformation has taken place in Fort Madison’s downtown Main Street district. Velocity Dance and Tumbling has opened in the former SSMID building at 822 Avenue [Read More…]

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Sears opens under new ownership

August 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A trend is underway of family’s taking over family businesses. Vinnie’s Longbranch was just sold to family members. Amigos was bought last week by descendants of the [Read More…]

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FMAAA showcases Butler for August exhibit

August 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS Fort Madison Area Artists Association FORT MADISON – Rebecca Butler of Quincy, Illinois, brings “Earth Encompasses Art” to FMAAA gallery for the August feature exhibition. A reception for her will be held [Read More…]

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City takes next step in downtown rehab efforts

April 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Agreements continue to be processed to move the plans forward to finally begin renovations of three historic buildings in Fort Madison’s Main Street district. During next week’s [Read More…]

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Eisentrauts are back in Fort Madison

March 3, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

It’s OPEN! The Fox Theatre in Fort Madison is back and open for business starting tonight. Jeff Eisentraut, from Eisentraut Theatres, along with family, friends and employees welcomed movie-goers from all over Lee County and [Read More…]

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FM to work with IEDA on Main Street rehab effort

December 7, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

By CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR FORT MADISON – The City of Fort Madison is looking at stepping in as a state pass-through entity on funding to finish up three Main Street projects including the Cattermole Library, [Read More…]