Legendary Kee baseball coach Gene Schultz stands beside a case in his home that holds the baseballs representing each of his 100-milestone victories prior to career win number 1,700 recorded early in the 2013 season. Schultz announced his retirement from his legendary 45-year career at the helm of the Hawk diamond program last week, completing a career record of 1,754-398.
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It's been labeled the "end of an era." But the man it means the most to calls it "the beginning of a new chapter." Gene Schultz, the legendary coach of Kee High School baseball for the past 45 years and the nation's all-time winningest high school baseball coach, had... + continue reading

Iowa 4-H Foundation Interim Executive Director Albert Grunenwald (left) awarded Betty Troendle (right) of Waukon a certificate celebrating her induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Sunday, August 17 at the Iowa State Fair. Submitted photo.
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Betty Troendle of Allamakee County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Sunday, August 17. A total of 82 counties participated this year and 110 inductees were recognized for their outstanding service... + continue reading

Northeast Iowa Quilters Guild members, left to right, Grace Murphy and Janice Shogren work at the sewing machines at Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon to help put together some of the 20-plus quilts heading to Charleston, SC as part of the Quilts of Valor program that will help honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1st LAAM Battalion Bravo battery going into Vietnam. Photo by Brianne Eilers.
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by Brianne Eilers   Members of the Northeast Iowa Quilters Guild spent Saturday, August 16 working at Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon to put the finishing touches on the Quilts of Valor that are heading to South   Carolina for the 50th Anniversary of the 1stLAAM Battalion Bravo... + continue reading
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Bailey Shafer, 11-year-old daughter of Bill and Beth Shafer of Waukon, was crowned Junior Miss Corn Days during a ceremony in front of Stranded Memories in Waukon Friday, August 15 as part of this year's expanded Waukon Corn Days celebration. Contest organizer Jean Brink said that contestants... + continue reading

Representatives from Alliant Energy, the State of Iowa, the City of Lansing, Allamakee County Economic Development and the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alliant Energy generating station Monday, August 11, marking the start of installation of new scrubbers at the facility. Scrubbers reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide emitted by power plants. Standard photo by B.J. Tomlinson.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Environmental technology to be installed at Alliant Energy's Lansing Generating Station is designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 90 percent. The groundbreaking ceremony at the Alliant plant south of Lansing recognized  this achievement for the environment and Iowans... + continue reading

Legendary Kee baseball coach Gene Schultz stands beside a case in his home that holds the baseballs representing each of his 100-milestone victories prior to career win number 1,700 recorded early in the 2013 season. Schultz announced his retirement from his legendary 45-year career at the helm of the Hawk diamond program last week, completing a career record of 1,754-398.

Iowa 4-H Foundation Interim Executive Director Albert Grunenwald (left) awarded Betty Troendle (right) of Waukon a certificate celebrating her induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Sunday, August 17 at the Iowa State Fair. Submitted photo.

Northeast Iowa Quilters Guild members, left to right, Grace Murphy and Janice Shogren work at the sewing machines at Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon to help put together some of the 20-plus quilts heading to Charleston, SC as part of the Quilts of Valor program that will help honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1st LAAM Battalion Bravo battery going into Vietnam. Photo by Brianne Eilers.

Representatives from Alliant Energy, the State of Iowa, the City of Lansing, Allamakee County Economic Development and the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alliant Energy generating station Monday, August 11, marking the start of installation of new scrubbers at the facility. Scrubbers reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide emitted by power plants. Standard photo by B.J. Tomlinson.

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