Steve Ireland en NCLHS Expects Busy Season <p>The North Lee County Historical Society is anticipating a busy holiday season now that its downtown museums are back open for business.</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:26:21 +0000 Jason Parrott 24368 at NCLHS Expects Busy Season Fort Madison Clearing Way for Amtrak <p>Fort Madison continues to clear the way for Amtrak to move its operations across town to the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.</p><p>The North Lee County Historical Society has a lease in place, through 2040, that allows it to use the complex for display and storage.</p><p>That agreement has now been amended.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the historical society has agreed to relinquish the eastern 2/3 of the main building.&nbsp; He says the organization will also make more space available if requested by Amtrak in the future.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 03:24:58 +0000 Jason Parrott 20794 at Fort Madison Clearing Way for Amtrak Randolph Appointed FM Mayor <p>The city of Fort Madison has a new mayor as the city council appointed Alderman At-Large Brad Randolph to the post during Tuesday night&rsquo;s meeting.</p><p>Randolph served as Mayor Pro Tem under former Mayor Steve Ireland, who passed away last month.&nbsp; Randolph has been serving as mayor since then.</p><p>Randolph says he is both honored and humbled to be Fort Madison&rsquo;s new mayor.&nbsp; He says one of his top priorities will be to complete a project near and dear to Ireland&rsquo;s heart: the renovation of the Santa Fe Depot Complex.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 06:30:29 +0000 Jason Parrott 13656 at Randolph Appointed FM Mayor Fort Madison To Appoint Mayor <p>The new mayor of Fort Madison could be in place before the end of the month.&nbsp;</p><p>The Fort Madison City Council has decided to appoint someone to replace former Mayor Steve Ireland, as opposed to holding a special election.</p><p>Steve Ireland, 53, passed away at Fort Madison Community Hospital last month.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the appointment is expected to be made during the city council&rsquo;s April 17 meeting.&nbsp; He says the details of the appointment process have not be laid out, but he says interested residents are encouraged to contact City Hall.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:34:59 +0000 Jason Parrott 13111 at Fort Madison To Appoint Mayor Fort Madison To Replace Late Mayor <p>The Fort Madison City Council could soon make a decision as to how it will fill an unexpected vacancy.&nbsp; The vote could come as early as Tuesday night.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says Fort Madison has two options.&nbsp; It could appoint someone to replace former Mayor Steve Ireland or to hold a special election.</p><p>Ireland died on March 20 at the age of 53 in Fort Madison Community Hospital.&nbsp; He had entered hospice care just prior to his death.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 03:34:07 +0000 Jason Parrott 12714 at Fort Madison To Replace Late Mayor