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Burlington Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Drug Trafficking

On Thursday, January 25, a Burlington man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. The offender, 37-year-old Shawn Henry Lewis, possessed over 380 grams of cocaine and 2,200 grams of marijuana with the intent to distribute both. Lewis had received prior felony convictions related to drug trafficking offenses. Following his prison term, Lewis will serve seven years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
BURLINGTON, IA
Pen City Current

City Council to weigh in on Old Fort Tuesday

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison city officials will take a closer look at options for the Old Fort at a special meeting Tuesday night in Fort Madison. City officials announced just over a week ago that they would be closing the replica on the city’s riverfront as safety concerns mounted over the condition of the 38-year-old facility.
FORT MADISON, IA
Pen City Current

County mulls $3 increase in mil levy

LEE COUNTY – What was planned as a brief budget update Monday turned into a debate about what the county’s budget director called, “the budget from hell”. The Lee County Board of Supervisors talked in depth about possible levy rates for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1 during a workshop following an added Board of Supervisors' meeting Monday morning.
LEE COUNTY, IA
Radio Iowa

Fort Madison to discuss future of old fort replica

After a city inspection found a range of problems from leaky roofs to crumbling foundations, the future of the old fort replica in Fort Madison’s Riverview Park is up for a community discussion. Mayor Matt Mohrfeld says the fort is now closed due to safety concerns as several buildings...
FORT MADISON, IA
Agriculture Online

Pipeline survey law enforcement varies by Iowa county

Three Lee County residents say land surveyors for a carbon dioxide pipeline company went onto their properties without giving required notice of the surveys but that law enforcement officers have so far declined to charge the surveyors with trespassing. Navigator CO2 Ventures is one of three companies that intend to...
LEE COUNTY, IA
Radio Keokuk

Patty A. Wright

Patty A. Wright, 75, of Montrose, IA, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 4:55 PM at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947 in Ft. Madison, IA to Vincent and Kathryn Fortune Wright. Patty worked at Sheaffer Pen Company and later Hall towing. Patty enjoyed reading.
MONTROSE, IA
Daily Iowan

2023 commit Gabby Deery bringing versatility to Iowa volleyball

Iowa volleyball 2023 commit Gabby Deery grew up surrounded by Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-2 Burlington, Iowa, native has four older sisters — Niko Deery, Bridget Deery, Gracie Deery, and Evie Deery — who all attended the University of Iowa and introduced her to Iowa City from a young age.
IOWA CITY, IA
kniakrls.com

Knoxville Wrestlers Head To Williamsburg For The 2A Regional Duals

The Knoxville Wrestling Squad will embark on another goal after winning the South Central Conference on Friday, the {Panthers will take to the mats again tonight in the class 2A regional duals. The Panthers will take on West Burlington-Notre Dame in Williamsburg. The Nikes are 23-1 in dual losing only to Alburnett, while Knoxville is 9-3 in dual meets. The winner will get the host Raiders for a shot at the state duals. First bouts are scheduled for 6:00.
KNOXVILLE, IA
Radio Keokuk

Margaret E. “Peggy” Ickes

Margaret E. “Peggy” Ickes, 67 of Ft. Madison, IA, formerly of Montrose, IA died Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at The Madison in Ft. Madison, IA. She was born September 13, 1955 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Harold Lee and Norma Jean Wickham Ickes. Peggy graduated from Central Lee High School. She then furthered her education at Southeastern Community College and Mid State College in Carthage, IL.
MONTROSE, IA
Pen City Current

Lady Hounds piling up wins

BURLINGTON – Camille Kruse poured in 21 points and Molly Knipe added 10 as the seniors led Fort Madison to a 55-38 win over Burlington Notre Dame in an early Saturday matchup. Notre Dame jumped out to a quick 11-8 at the end of the first quarter, but Fort...
FORT MADISON, IA
Pen City Current

The big marble sure can slam us around

Sometimes life brings you gifts - a dream, a spouse, a friend...and sometimes it just punches you in the face. People in Fort Madison see me routinely with a backpack and a camera standing on the sidelines of a football game or wrestling match or baseball, softball or basketball game.
FORT MADISON, IA
KBUR

Carthage man arrested for methamphetamine possession, 3 others arrested

Carthage, Ill.- The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of multiple individuals on multiple charges. According to a news release, on Wednesday, January 25th, at about 9:08 PM, Hancock County deputies conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Buchanan Street and Marion Street in Carthage. The...
CARTHAGE, IL
KBUR

Des Moines County Sheriff: 3 arrested for copper wire theft

Burlington, IA- The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of three individuals for theft of copper wire. According to a news release, in December 2022, the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office began to take reports of vandalism and theft of copper wire from Century Link.
YAHOO!

Prep bowling: Trojan boys complete Keokuk sweep

Jan. 30—FAIRFIELD — It certainly wasn't a fluke. The Fairfield boys bowling team backed up their narrow win earlier this month over Keokuk at Arrowhead Lanes, winning even more decisively on Thursday at home. The Trojans built a 110-pin lead after individual play, then built on the lead...
FAIRFIELD, IA
Pen City Current

FM takes 3rd at Southern Iowa Classic

FAIRFIELD - Fort Madison took 3rd place at the annual Southern Iowa Classic in Fairfield Saturday, grabbing first-place finishes on the way. Logan Pennock, Aidan Pennock, Nolan Riddle, Teague Smith and Ike Thacher all captures first place finishes to help the Hounds to 165.5 points behind Burlington with 168 and Prairie City-Monroe with 202.5.
FORT MADISON, IA
Pen City Current

Carthage resident arrested with 100+ grams of meth

CARTHAGE - A Carthage man was arrested after Illinois authorities found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine following a traffic stop. According to release from Hancock County Sheriff Travis Duffy and Carthage Police Chief Derek Himan, on 1/25/2023 at approximately 9:08 pm deputies conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Buchanan Street and Marion Street in Carthage.
CARTHAGE, IL
Pen City Current

Kemper makes statement at regionals

CEDAR RAPIDS – Hailey Kemper has learned a valuable lesson in reckoning. The Lady Hound sophomore beat two wrestlers who had beaten her multiple times earlier this year as she worked her way through the 100 lb .bracket at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Region 5 state qualifier in Cedar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
KBUR

Two Burlington police cars damaged by suspected drunk driver

Burlington, IA- A suspected drunk driver backed into a Burlington Police Department patrol car, and pushed it into another patrol car, causing minor damage. According to a news release, at about 11 AM Wednesday, January 25th, Burlington police officers were dispatched to 3138 Sunnyside Ave. to investigate a report of a subject screaming he was being held, hostage.
BURLINGTON, IA
burlingtonbeacon.com

Healthy kids, healthy choices: Program teaches kids the roots of food

Above: Morgan Hoenig, local foods coordinator and master gardener coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, talks about corn to first graders in Becky Davis’ North Hill Elementary School classroom in Burlington. Photo/John Lovretta. Morgan Hoenig owns and operates an organic farm in Mount Pleasant, and likes to...
BURLINGTON, IA

High school boys basketball: Cardinal Stritch edges Georgetown

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Christian Burton’s layup with a second remaining lifted Cardinal Stritch to a 62-60 boys basketball victory Sunday over Georgetown in the Battle at the Berkey at Smithville High School. Burton finished with a team-high 18 points. Owen Carter scored 16 points and Kam Hughes had 10 points for Cardinal Stritch (14-3). Carson Miles scored 26 points and Jaxson Marks 14 points for Georgetown.
GEORGETOWN, OH