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For the Record – Wednesday, August 10, 2022

08/09/22 – 6:55 p.m. – Fort Madison police arrested Hayley Rayes-Barrera, 37, of Fort Madison, in the 800 block of 17th Street, on a Henry County warrant for driving under suspension. She was taken to Lee County Jail. 08/09/22 – 9:02 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to...
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Charitable fund set for new Lee County Health Department

LEE COUNTY - The North Lee Community Foundation is stepping in to help make the new Lee County Health Department a reality. At Monday's regular meeting of the Lee County Board of Supervisors Roger Ricketts, Executive Director of the foundation, said the group will be setting up a fund under its umbrella to help raise funds to build the new $5 million facility.
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Weber making sensory room a reality

I explain it like when you go to the doctors office and you have those beads on metal, It's kind of like that. They'll have things you can tie, beads, lots of textures and things like that to play with to get their brains back on task.”. Central Lee incoming...
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LCHD sets immunization clinics

LEE COUNTY - Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, August 11th , 2022 from 1:00 pm until 4:30pm at Lee County Health Department, #3 John Bennett Drive in Fort Madison, IA. The clinic is open to children who have no insurance, are insured...
LEE COUNTY, IA
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Tourism effort will undoubtedly get scrutinized... as it should

I wanted to write about sports today. I really did. Fall sports are just days away from official practices. Anticipation is palpable for another HTC run at state volleyball, the next-man-in philosophy of the Bloodhounds football program will be on full display, watching Central Lee's fall programs continue to grow, and observing Kelly Knustrom's mark on the Hounds' volleyball program are all on the agenda.
FORT MADISON, IA
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Lee County Health Department receives grant for education

LEE COUNTY, Iowa (KHQA) — The Lee County Health Department (LCHD) has received a $547,302 grant from the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. The grant comes as part of the Health Resources & Services Administration federal grant program. This is the first grant that the Lee County...
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LCHD lands $550K grant for workforce development

LEE COUNTY - In a rare public press conference, the Lee County Health Department announced Thursday that a federal grant totaling more than half a million dollars had been secured for workforce development. A team consisting of Breanna Kramer-Riesberg, LCHD Community Outreach & Development Project Coordinator, and Emily Biddenstadt, along...
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New digital radios could be online in September

MONTROSE - Lee County's emergency responders are about a month away from getting new digital radios that will enhance reception service to better than 95% of the county. At Thursday's Lee County 911 Control Board meeting at the sheriff's office, LeeComm Director Travis Solem said testing is currently underway and should wrap up in the next few days, a full three weeks ahead of schedule.
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Lee County Health Department Announces HRSA Grant Award

Lee County Health Department (LCHD) received notice from the Department of Health and. Human Services they have received a $547,302 HRSA (Health Resources & Services. Administration) federal grant. With this Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network. Program grant LCHD will partner with Southeastern Community College (SCC), Blessing. Health Keokuk, and...
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LCHD Announces HRSA Grant Award

Lee County Health Department (LCHD) received notice from the Department of Health and Human Services they have received a $547,302 HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) federal grant. With this Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program grant LCHD will partner with Southeastern Community College (SCC), Blessing Health Keokuk, and Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center to develop a Southeast Iowa Public Health Academic Training Program. This program will focus on creating cross-training opportunities for new and existing healthcare personnel to learn principles of community health work, community resources, and public health concepts. This program will be able to assist health care staff in referring to appropriate resources to better patient’s health.
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Lee County Health Department announces HRSA Grant Award

Fort Madison, IA- The Lee County Health Department has announced they have received a Health Resources and Services Administration grant of over $540,000. With this Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program grant, LCHD will partner with Southeastern Community College, Blessing Health Keokuk, and Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center to develop a Southeast Iowa Public Health Academic Training Program.
FORT MADISON, IA
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State looking for input on new broadband map

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of a new broadband map of Iowa, reporting the conditions of broadband availability in accordance with federal grant guidelines at over 1 million locations throughout the state. The public can view the map here.
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Dems rally around ice cream

It's a plan to spend $54 million on 10,000 students. I think they should be spending $54 million more on the 480,000 public school students in this state, That's our answer.”. The Lee County Democrats sponsored a social Sunday at the Ivor Fowler Center that featured Lt. Gov. candidate Eric...
LEE COUNTY, IA
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County asks FM to OK LCHD project in urban renewal area

LEE COUNTY - Lee County officials are asking the City of Fort Madison to recognize the new Lee County Health Department construction project on the former Iowan Motel property on the city's west side. The county submitted a letter outlining a recommendation from the county's bond counsel Dorsey & Whitney...
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