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Two people are running for Mayor of Fort Madison: incumbent Brad Randolph and challenger Chris Sorrentino. Randolph said he wants to remain in office so he can continue to be part of the effort that he believes is moving Fort Madison forward.

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Two people are running for Mayor of Fort Madison: Incumbent Brad Randolph and challenger Chris Sorrentino. Sorrentino said he entered the race because he's not happy about the direction of the city.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Gayla Young.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Tim Wondra.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Jillian Troxel.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Brad Menke.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Renee Ehlers.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Gunther Anderson.

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Lee County hopes the formation of a special committee will help resolve the ongoing dispute over the future of the county's centralized emergency dispatch center (LeeComm). The idea is for the most active users of the dispatch center to try reaching a compromise before the courts get involved.

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It has been a slow go for Fort Madison when it comes to the city's attempt to bring passenger rail service downtown. But there might soon be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Keokuk, Fort Madison Budgets Wrapping Up

Feb 16, 2016

Cities and counties in Iowa must have their FY 2017 budgets certified by the state by March 15, even with the Iowa Legislature still in session. It leaves local governments, such as the cities of Keokuk and Fort Madison, to make their best estimates and hope they hold true.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Old Settlers Association Dedicates New Shelter House

Jun 24, 2014
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The Old Settlers Park in Fort Madison will be dedicating its new park shelter this Friday as part of a concert.

The Fort Madison City Council has signed off on a new one-year employment contract between the city and the employees at the Fort Madison Public Library.

Repairs for Old Fort Madison

Jun 4, 2014
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A replica of Old Fort Madison on the city's riverfront is around a quarter century old. This means it might be time for some repairs.

PAW Animal Shelter Receives Trailer Donation

May 29, 2014
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The PAW Animal shelter in Fort Madison received some assistance from an unexpected source.

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