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Fort Madison man and woman arrested on multiple drug charges

Fort Madison, IA- The Lee County Narcotics Task Force has reported the arrest of a Fort Madison man and woman on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. 54-year-old Jerry Beames and 38-year-old Sherri Beames, both of Fort Madison, were both arrested Thursday, June 30th, in the 1700 block of 35th street in Fort Madison.
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Two in Ft. Madison facing drug, child endangerment charges

FT. MADISON, Iowa (KHQA) — A man and woman from Fort Madison are facing drug related charges and a child endangerment charge. Jerry Beames, 54, and Sherri Beames, 38, were arrested on Thursday in the 1700 block of 35th St. in Fort Madison following the execution of a search warrant at the home by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.

Ft. Madison inmate dies in prison

FT. MADISON, Iowa (KHQA) — An inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary has died. Elvin Gilroy was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, June 27 while in hospice at the penitentiary in Fort Madison where he had been housed as a result of chronic illness.

Washington Softball Finish Season Sweep of Keokuk

It was a couple rebound victories on Thursday for the Washington softball team when they snapped a four game losing skid to sweep Keokuk for the second time this year. The middle innings of game one was kind to the Demon offense and they rolled to a 10-4 win. They finished with 10 hits led by a 3-for-4 performance from Leighton Salazar and the eighth grader also brought in three runs. Bella Salazar recorded a home run, collected two hits, and managed four RBI. She also tossed a complete game in the circle giving up three earned runs on five knocks and seven strikeouts. Trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning of the nightcap, Washington scored three times in each of the next three frames to capture a 9-3 win. The team added 11 hits with RyLee Fishback going 3-for-4 and four RBI while crossing the plate twice. Halle Cuddeback twirled all seven frames giving up one earned tally on four hits and striking out five.

Navigator CO2 pipeline meetings will discuss new route, including Lee County

DES MOINES — Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled another 13 public information meetings about a proposed carbon pipeline through Iowa. The meetings are to discuss Navigator’s proposal to build and operate a large-scale pipeline system that will capture and transport liquefied carbon dioxide from local facilities spanning about 1,300 miles across five Midwest states, including Iowa.
Radio Iowa

Keokuk leaders appeal for help rebuilding road to Civil War-era cemetery

Iowa’s only national cemetery, created by President Lincoln during the Civil War, is said to be a beautiful, peaceful place, but the street leading to the manicured graveyard is a pot-holed moonscape. Keokuk Mayor Kathie Mahoney is making an appeal for money to replace the eight blocks of road,...

Leadership Fairfield Accepting Applications

Applications are currently being accepted for a leadership program in Fairfield. According to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Fairfield is in its eighth year and is the premier networking and professional development program in the area. The program includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a specific theme. Classes meet monthly from September to April. One day every month, the class meets for a day-long session to learn about the community and develop leadership skills. While there is some classroom time, much of the time is spent in the community taking tours, visiting businesses and non-profits, and doing hands-on activities.
Pen City Current

For the Record – Thursday, June 30, 2022

06/29/22 – 12:19 a.m. – Fort Madison police cited David Leon Holmes II, 30, of Fort Madison, in the 4100 block of Avenue O, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 06/29/22 – 7:56 a.m. – Fort Madison police cited Carl Allan Peterson, 39, of Burlington, in...

Chuck Grassley Town Hall Summary

Senator Chuck Grassley met with business owners and employees yesterday at Airport Road Winery and Vineyard in Mt. Pleasant for a Town Hall and was asked about various issues. Grassley pledged his support for the Next Generation Fuels Act, which seeks to promote low-carbon, high-octane fuels, protect public health, and improve vehicle efficiency and performance. When asked how the legal immigration process could be sped up to help fill the need for agriculture workers, Grassley said that an abundance of bureaucracy is slowing down the process. Henry County saw the most significant increase in unemployment in May for the KCII listening area at just under .5%.
Pen City Current

Lady Hounds stand alone as SEC champs

BURLINGTON – The lead here could be one of two things. No. 1 – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds are the Southeast Conference outright champions for the first time in 12 years, or…. No. 2 – The Lady Hounds sent a pretty strong message for the Class 4A...
Pen City Current

Gaylord to announce run for Lee County Treasurer

LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Republicans are holding a Central Committee Meeting on Tuesday July 5th, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Pilot Grove Meeting Room (506 North Main) in Donnellson. Lee County Deputy Treasurer Becky Gaylord is to announce her intention to run for Lee County Treasurer on the Republican Ticket.

Warriors fall in regular-season finale 3-2 to the Hawks

The Central Lee Hawks knocked off the Van Buren County Warriors 3-2 The game was suspended after the third inning on June 21st due to lightning. The game was tied at 0 after the game was called. The game was resumed tonight. The teams traded runs in the fourth, after four the game was tied at one. In the bottom of the sixth Izaak Loeffler would knock in a sac fly to give the Warriors the 2-1 lead after six. The Hawks would tally two runs in the top of the seventh, the Warriors would strand a double in the bottom of the seventh. The Warriors fell 3-2.

Rempel Walk-off Saves Ravens

The final regular season contest of the year for the Hillcrest Academy Raven baseball team had more twists and turns than the entire schedule leading up to it, with the Ravens scoring a 15-12 walk-off win over Danville. The game belonged to Hillcrest early as they built an 11-0 lead, and batted through the order twice in the first four frames, with one run in the first, five in the second, three in the third and two more in the fourth, sitting within three outs of ending action early with the mercy rule. Luke Schrock piled up three early RBI with Jace Rempel, Seth Ours, and Noah Miller all driving in one as Hillcrest used timely hitting to capitalize on 14 free batters awarded by Bears through walks, errors and hit batters. In the fifth, the script flipped.