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Bluegill, bass, channel cats all biting this week

September 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SOUTHEAST IOWA – The following is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources fishing report for the week ending Sept. 25, 2019 for southeast Iowa. Big Hollow LakeWater temperature is in the mid-70’s. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are [Read More…]

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Pen City Current-Lee listings

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is a list of current events and happenings in Fort Madison and north Lee County as submitted to the Pen City Current. Bloodhound Booster EventsThe Fort Madison Bloodhound Booster Club is hosting a [Read More…]

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Artists take over Central Park on Sunday

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGSFort Madison Area Arts Association Director FORT MADISON – Ft. Madison’s Art-in-Central Park has well over a decade of family fun Sundays under their belt since FMAAA brought the event back to town.  Over [Read More…]

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City delays purchase of water plant automation

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials stopped just short Tuesday of approving a quarter-million dollar automation system for the city’s water treatment plant. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City [Read More…]

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Little Hounds move to 2-0

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s junior high football teams stayed perfect on the season with 7th and 8th grade wins over West Burlington on Tuesday night. Teague Smith had two touchdown runs [Read More…]

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Education

Register names Central Lee as a top Iowa workplace

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – The Des Moines Register has named the Central Lee Community School District as one of its 2019 Iowa Top Workplaces. The state’s largest newspaper recognized 135 businesses, organizations and agencies [Read More…]

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Crusaders find heart in win over BND

September 17, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – “These girls are better than they think they are,” said Holy Trinity Catholic girls volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier Tuesday night. Freesmeier was all kinds of fired up after [Read More…]

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Fraise named one of top 50 developers on the continent

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Economic Development Group’s President Dennis Fraise has been named one of the top 50 Economic Developers on the continent. Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that is [Read More…]

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Sports

Wagner takes 305 Sprint feature at Pepsi Speedway

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN NEALPepsi Lee County Speedway DONNELLSON – After three weeks since the 2019 regular season points ended, the Pepsi Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa returned to action on a rare Saturday in September. [Read More…]

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Health

Matlock recognized as Guardian Angel at FMCH

September 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – A gift was received in honor of Wendy Matlock, FMCH Clincs, through the Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel Program.  The gift was given anonymously. “Wendy is always kind, [Read More…]

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Fort Madison News

Neighbors gather in park to hear crime stats

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Over some hot dogs and beverages, about a dozen Fort Madison residents gathered in Old Settler’s Park to talk crime and neighborhood watch groups. Representatives from the 34th [Read More…]

Education

State board sets new test standards

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education this week approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) The board [Read More…]

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For the Record – Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

September 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Police Report 09/12/19 – 9:14 p.m. – Fort Madison Police cited Ryan J. Carter, 42, of Fort Madison on a charge of driving under suspension. He was released upon citation. Lee County Sheriff’s [Read More…]

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Tigers send No. 5 HTC home in four sets

September 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY JOHN BOHNENKAMPPCC SPORTS NEW LONDON — Hit after hit was sailing out of bounds, and Holy Trinity volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier felt helpless. The Crusaders’ four-game loss to New London on Thursday night was [Read More…]

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Tri-State Rodeo Grand Parade results

September 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Tri-State Rodeo Committee’s parade director David Fedler released the winners of the 2019 Grand Parade. Quincy Hgh School took 1st place in the 4A division, while you’re hometown [Read More…]

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Lee County News

Attorney says agent tricked McCain into statements

September 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A Fort Madison man being held in connection with a February 2019 homicide in Keokuk said he was tricked by law enforcement officers into making incriminating statements after his [Read More…]

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PCC releases new livestream/podcast show

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Pen City Current is going live…at least they’re trying. Monday marked the first edition of a new afternoon sports talk program that features Fox Sports Radio Kansas City host [Read More…]

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Hellige 2nd at Van Buren Invite

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY PCC STAFF VAN BUREN – Holy Trinity Catholic’s Matt Hellige ran a 17:18.78 5K Tuesday night for second place overall at the Van Buren Invitational Tuesday evening. Hellige was the Class A champion all [Read More…]

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Sports

Hound 8th graders down Fairfield

September 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison eighth graders downed Fairfield 8-0 Tuesday afternoon on the road. Teague Smith scored from five yards out on the ground for the game’s only touchdown. Smith [Read More…]

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