The Fort Madison City Council has approved new contracts with two of the unions representing city employees.
Contract talks are underway between Fort Madison and the unions representing its firefighters and public works employees.
Fort Madison will soon begin the final phase of the renovation of the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.
Ballots for the Nov. 5 city election in Lee and Des Moines Counties will be quite crowded, thanks to nearly 50 men and women beating the Sept 19 deadline to file nominating papers.
The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed District Court Judge Michael Schilling's ruling in March 2012 that Fort Madison was fully warranted and justified in firing William Bowker in February 2010.