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Dennis Fraise, CEcD, to Begin Serving Tenure on IEDC Board of Directors in January October 21, 2020– The Nominations Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Dennis Fraise, CEcD, President and CEO of Lee County Economic Development Group, to serve on the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took place during IEDC’s 2020 […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS DONNELLSON – Many fathers dream that one day their son or daughter will not only follow in their footsteps, but be even better at everything they do in life. Jason Hawk and Jason Hopp set the bar high for their sons, having been a part of the Class 3A baseball state […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – The Southeast Conference all-conference selections for softball were released today with either a Fort Madison or Keokuk player on each of the list. Olivia Williams and Cassie Powers were both named first team all-conference. Ironically enough, Powers and Williams made up the pitching/catching combo for the Bloodhounds many […]

On the 30th anniversary of the Central Lee Hawks winning a baseball state championships, hopes for a feat repeat were dashed in a matter of moments on Monday afternoon at the Class 2A state quarterfinals in Des Moines. Central Lee put the pressure on offensively and held multiple leads but untimely errors ended up bringing […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS DONNELLSON – Central Lee wasn’t ranked, nearly lost against Davis County in the District Championship game, and were heading to play one of the best teams in Class 2A Monday in Wilton. None of that has slowed down the Hawks. After defeating Davis County 5-4 in a nail-biter at districts, Central […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS The 2019 Southeast Conference all-conference teams have been released and Fort Madison and Keokuk were well represented across the board. Junior Brandon Reichelt was named first team all-conference as a designated hitter. With a minimum of at least five at bats, Reichelt led the Bloodhounds in batting average at .339, on […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPEN CITY CURRENT FORT MADISON- Guns, lots of yelling, heavy objects flying through the air and risk of possible injury – no, this isn’t war, it’s the Iowa Games Strong Man Competition. For the second-consecutive year, Fort Madison native Ian Hauck competed in the masters division of the Strong Man competition, this year […]

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS WASHINGTON- Coming into Tuesday night’s Class 2A Substate championship game, Central Lee knew it was going to be going up against Wilton’s ace in University of Iowa commit Jared Townsend. Townsend held a .29 ERA to go with a dominate 9-0 record entering the contest. The Hawks forced Wilton to pull […]

With News Director Colin Magnuson and On Site Corespondent Kathy Gabel

BY ETHAN LILLARD PCC SPORTS FORT MADISON- Typically a coach that has a coaching record of 144-42 with a program is someone that would be kept around for as long as they wanted. That wasn’t the case with Central Lee High School and Tony Sargent. After six seasons at the helm of the Hawks, Sargent’s […]


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