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Voting continues prior to April 2 bond election

March 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Voting continues Friday on a proposed $30 million PreK-3rd grade elementary school for the Fort Madison Community School District. The new building is proposed to be constructed [Read More…]

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Baxter Foundation pulls funding over school bond

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A local foundation that donates thousands of dollars every year to local youth sports activities is pulling its funding in a protest of sorts against the proposed school [Read More…]

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Recount doesn’t change school bond issue

April 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After about eight hours of counting and scanning ballots from the April 3 Fort Madison School District’s bond referendum election, the results stayed the same and the referendum [Read More…]

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Letter to the Editor – School Board Oblivious to the Community’s Voice

April 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dear Editor: “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability”—Simon Mainwaring Once again the voters in the Fort Madison community have said no to building a new grade school. This is the [Read More…]

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FM Partners support new elementary school

March 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KIDS Committee/Letter to the Editor: Fort Madison Partner Affiliates: Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce; Main Street; Fort Madison Economic Development; and Fort Madison-Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission, recognize the value that quality educational opportunities [Read More…]

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Central Lee wants to bond for facility, security upgrades

February 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – Central Lee school officials will be holding community meetings starting this week to talk about a $9.8 million referendum to update district facilities. Projected improvements in the district [Read More…]

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New school puts our children first

June 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dear Editor; I have been associated with the Fort Madison Community School District for over 45 years. I have worked maintenance, been a teacher, Activities Director, coach, and school board member during those 45 years. [Read More…]

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VOTE YES for KIDS! – Letter to the Editor

June 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Vote Yes for KIDS! Quality public education is a key component in the economic health of our community.  A well educated workforce is essential to the businesses and industries that drive our economy.  Quality schools [Read More…]

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