Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick (left in above photo) supervises a volunteer "gunman" in a simulated attack on the Allamakee County Courthouse during a training session to prepare courthouse employees for the possibility of a "single-killer situation." The ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) conducted at the courthouse emphasizes taking action in such situations rather than just waiting for law enforcement to arrive at the scene. Standard photo and report by Bob Beach.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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by Bob Beach Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick recently led employees at the Allamakee County Courthouse in an afternoon of training and instruction on how to handle what Mellick called a "single-killer situation." Mellick said that such situations had previously been referred... + continue reading

Dorchester area native Tara Nichols, now a middle school math teacher in Loveland, CO, shares her view from Capitol Peak of the Elk Mountains near Aspen, CO, described by some as the most dangerous mountain in Colorado. Nichols' move to Colorado three years ago has helped her live out a newly-discovered passion for mountain climbing, having climbed more than 20 mountains this year alone. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tara Nichols, a 2008 Waukon High School graduate and the daughter of Rod and Diane Nichols of Dorchester, lived out a dream come true this past summer when she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest point on the continent of Africa. Following graduation from high school, Nichols... + continue reading

Waukon volleyball junior Leslie Sivesind pops up this set in the Indians’ Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament match against New Hampton Saturday, October 18. Sivesind finished the tournament with 18 assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Waukon volleyball team locked itself into a pair of one-win Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) results this past week, wrapping up its regular season before heading into Class 3A postseason tournament play Monday, October 27 at home against Crestwood. The Indians had their NEIC dual match season... + continue reading

Kee volleyball senior Nicole Vinson bumps up a pass in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to Starmont Tuesday, October 14. Photo courtesy of Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Kee volleyball team brought its regular season to a close this past week with a full slate of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) action. The Hawks fell in three sets to Starmont at home Tuesday, October 14 by scores of 12-25, 10-25 and 12-25 before splitting four matches at the Upper Iowa Conference... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Allamakee County Conservation Director Jim Janett recently led members of the County Conservation Board on a tour of several of the many sites established and maintained by Allamakee County Conservation. The first stop on the tour was Stonebrook Park (pictured), located across the road from the... + continue reading

Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick (left in above photo) supervises a volunteer "gunman" in a simulated attack on the Allamakee County Courthouse during a training session to prepare courthouse employees for the possibility of a "single-killer situation." The ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) conducted at the courthouse emphasizes taking action in such situations rather than just waiting for law enforcement to arrive at the scene. Standard photo and report by Bob Beach.

Dorchester area native Tara Nichols, now a middle school math teacher in Loveland, CO, shares her view from Capitol Peak of the Elk Mountains near Aspen, CO, described by some as the most dangerous mountain in Colorado. Nichols' move to Colorado three years ago has helped her live out a newly-discovered passion for mountain climbing, having climbed more than 20 mountains this year alone. Submitted photo.

Waukon volleyball junior Leslie Sivesind pops up this set in the Indians’ Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament match against New Hampton Saturday, October 18. Sivesind finished the tournament with 18 assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

Kee volleyball senior Nicole Vinson bumps up a pass in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to Starmont Tuesday, October 14. Photo courtesy of Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

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