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FMMS announces honor rolls

April 20, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

Principal’s Scholar 8th Grade Ivy Arnold, Robin Bahl, Mylah Blanchard, Isabella Boeding, McKenna Cashman, Carly Fedler, Paige Hathaway, Gage Langrill, Emma Lurvey, Lila Miller, Lauren Otte, Kay Quittem, Ellie Schulte, Tanner Stoermer, Dalaney Walker, Marquel [Read More…]

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HTC schools announce honor roll

April 20, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

4.0 Honor Roll 7th Grade Mary Kate Bendlage, Michael Chapman, Taegan Denning, Connor Gehling, Jenna Hellman, Natalie Randolph, Maddox Rung 8th grade Kayla Box, Laura Mehmert, Brianna Wright 9th Grade Abby Holtkamp, Jack Malinski, Mitchell [Read More…]

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HTC sends science, quiz bowl kids off to state

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic had a multiple program state send off on Wednesday. The schools Quiz Bowl team won the Southeast Iowa Superconference championship and headed to the State Quiz Bowl this weekend. [Read More…]

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SCC scholarship deadline approaches

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

 WEST BURLINGTON – The Southeastern Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students who plan to attend SCC in the fall of 2019. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., March 1. The Foundation [Read More…]

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HTC announces first semester Honor Roll

February 16, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its first semester Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners in congratulating these students for their academic [Read More…]

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HTC announces second quarter Honor Roll

February 16, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic Schools has announced its second quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Pen City Current joins our family of advertising partners in congratulating these students for their academic [Read More…]

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FMHS to celebrate career, technical education efforts

February 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – National data shows that students taking career and technical education courses in high school are faring better in earnings and career readiness that those who excel academically, but [Read More…]

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FMHS honors All-State athletes Friday night

January 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School honored it’s 2017-2018 All-State performers between the varsity girls and the varsity boys basketball games Friday night. Eight athletes were honored with drawn renderings from Fort [Read More…]

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Iowa Fertilizer employees donate coats to FM students

January 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEVER – Earlier this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company and its employees donated winter coats and other winter clothing items to students attending Richardson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in Fort Madison. Through [Read More…]

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Second graders take reading to the dogs

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It was a bit ‘ruff” at the start, but a new project from Richardson Elementary students is helping dogs become more social, while helping younger students become [Read More…]

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FM school district releases video of banana incident

November 14, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After nearly a full year of hearings, filings, and negotiations, the Fort Madison School District has turned over video segments of a 2017 assembly that includes possible [Read More…]

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Kids walk to raise money for parent-teacher groups

October 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – There was cheering and walking, some running and even some dancing as elementary students from Fort Madison schools held a Walk-A-Thon Wednesday at Richmond Stadium. The event [Read More…]

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FM Rotary gives $3,000 to local grads

June 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Ft. Madison Rotary Club is proud to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship awards. Every year, the Ft.Madison Rotary Club awards three $1,000 scholarships to three senior students [Read More…]

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FMCH Foundation, Auxiliary announces scholarship winners

June 4, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation and the FMCH Auxiliary award annual scholarships to area students who are pursuing healthcare careers. Congratulations to the following 2018 recipients: Kathleen Canella Family Scholarship [Read More…]

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Central Lee students explore food security issues

May 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article DES MOINES – Today, the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 309 students from 134 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical global food security issues and [Read More…]

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Lincoln School put on early morning lockdown

April 24, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Lincoln Elementary students and staff were put on lockdown this morning after a domestic incident in the neighborhood was reported by Fort Madison police. The lockdown has [Read More…]

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SCC’s AAS degree gives students a different path

April 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – With National Administrative Professionals week being celebrated across the nation next week, a local instructor at Southeastern Community College is showcasing a program that’s aimed at helping [Read More…]

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HTC 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

April 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Holy Trinity Catholic schools released the 3rd quarter honor rolls this week. Pen City Current congratulates all the students below on their academic achievements. 3rd Quarter Honor Roll 2017-2018 [Read More…]

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Area science kids take over Westland Mall

March 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – More than 183 students took over Westland Mall on Thursday morning as part of the 38th annual Southeast Iowa Superconference Science Fair. Junior and senior high students [Read More…]

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HTC students spend evening talking science

February 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The HTC newly renovated hallways were packed Monday night with a wide range of students peddling some very interesting science projects. The annual science fair at the [Read More…]

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Students work featured at FMAAA reception Saturday

January 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY BRIAN RIGGS FMAAA Director FORT MADISON – The Budding Artist Exhibition is ready for visual action at FMAAA gallery. This exhibition previews the talents of artistic growth activated in the art education portals of [Read More…]

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Alliant taking applications for area STEM scholarships

January 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – January 9, 2018 – Alliant Energy is seeking applications for its 2018 Innovation Scholarships. Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners. To qualify, applicants must be age 24 or [Read More…]

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These Hounds travel in a P.A.C.K.

December 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – This isn’t your grandfather’s junior high. This isn’t even your mother’s or your older brother’s middle school. An idea that started churning almost a decade ago, coupled [Read More…]

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Gibbs talks pride with FMHS students

October 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison native brought his story of personal persistence and rise through the harsh world of recording artists back home Thursday afternoon Fort Madison native and [Read More…]

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Students get techish at Test Kitchen

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – About 12 Fort Madison middle school students partnered with students from the high school to work up some robotic technology and programming…and then had some Cuban sandwiches. [Read More…]

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