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There is a new man in charge of the Fort Madison Police Department as Captain Bruce Gustafson has been promoted to interim Police Chief. City Manager David Varley made the announcement in a brief email Tuesday afternoon.

Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen are contemplating whether to end the city's relationship with the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and instead have the duties handled by City Hall.  It's an issue worth watching because of the economic impact of tourism.

The Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services announced in late June that it would be canceling a series of employee contracts connected to the drug courts in Fort Madison and Ottumwa to help close a roughly $265,000 budget shortfall.

But on July 2, Lee County's weekly Drug Court looked no different than it had during any previous session.

City leaders in Fort Madison still have some work to do before they can bring passenger rail service to the downtown district.  The Mississippi River was known to surround the historic Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park on occasion, which does not bode well for train traffic.

Jason Parrott

Fort Madison's search for a new city manager could conclude this week.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors may take a closer look at some existing county buildings before taking any action towards a controversial topic.

The search for a new city manager in Fort Madison netted a great deal of interest.

The head of the Lee County Board of Supervisors is ready to move ahead with a vote on one county seat.

Fort Madison plans to gradually separate itself from a volunteer program.

The group that has been reviewing Lee County government services has finished its work and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

Fort Madison has gone back to the drawing board on a multi-million dollar sewer project.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.

The Great River Regional Waste Authority’s Board of Directors has approved the purchase of a waste grinder.

Fort Madison is in the market for a new city manager, as Byron Smith has resigned after five years on the job.

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