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Each Nov. 5 vote matters – Letter to the Editor

October 27, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The election is right around the corner, are you ready to vote?  Our local election, not unlike those on the national level, is extremely important.  Our community needs to move forward, free from radicalism, misinformation [Read More…]

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A life of service is a fine life – Empty Nest – by Curt Swarm

September 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

“The spiritual and moral will eventually overcome the material and unmoral. That is the purpose and destiny of the human race.” Learning the purpose of life through prayer and meditation. Most people, myself included, have [Read More…]

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Stanley keeping Hawk receivers well fed

September 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

IOWA CITY — The second pass of Nate Stanley’s day easily dropped into the hands of Ihmir Smith-Marsette for a 58-yard touchdown. Remember when Stanley, Iowa’s three-year starter at quarterback, wasn’t accurate on the long [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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Crushing it on his 71st birthday – Empty Nest by Curt Swarm

August 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Gator rides for my grandkids were on the menu for my 71st birthday, along with watermelon, sweetcorn, sliced tomatoes, garden salad and choice of barbecued ribeye or t-bone steak, plus half-pound burgers, courtesy of Blossom, [Read More…]

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School board issues statement in support of Superintendent

July 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following letter was received from Fort Madison Community School District President Dr. Tim Wondra via email Monday evening. The Fort Madison Community School District takes its responsibility to ensure that all students have the [Read More…]

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Superintendent’s family says editorial was ill-informed – Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 2

June 16, 2019Response from the Slater Family: The Slaters were extremely disappointed in your ill-informed opinion piece. Has the Superintendent not earned any respect for her hard work and contributions to the community? The Superintendent [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – Cub Scouts thank community

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Community, Over the last couple of weeks, Pack 7, in Fort Madison has participated in Scouting for Food. During this event, bags are distributed throughout the community and food is collected from residents [Read More…]

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