The Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was held Friday evening, February 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center, with a series of recognition awards distributed during the event. Being honored as Person of the Year were the four Sweeney brothers pictured, left to right: Jake, Jerry, Joe and Jan. In addition to running a successful business, Village Farm & Home, that draws many to town and treats them with personalized customer service in a welcoming atmosphere, the Sweeneys were also honored for their community involvement, including the continuation of the annual Threshing Days events through the 25th anniversary of that celebration and the continued organizing of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Waukon each year.
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The Waukon Area Fire Protection District was named as this year's recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for the volunteer efforts of its members, making themselves available at a moment's notice to protect the community in so many different ways, many times putting themselves in harm's way to do so. Pictured are officers of the Waukon Area Fire Protection District accepting the award on behalf of all of its members. Left to right: Education Officer Troy Gress, Fire Marshal Tyler O'Neill, Lieutenant Brad Krambeer, Treasurer/Secretary Kyle Halverson, Second Assistant Chief Bill Hennessy, Chief Dave Martin, First Assistant Chief Paul Mathis, Lieutenant Kris Krueger and Safety Officer Brian Bodensteiner.
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Named Business of the Year at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27 was Elliott Jewelers. Pictured above, left to right, are Shirley, Lauren, Shelly, John, Richard and Maranda Elliott, Chelsea Welsh, Bev Haas, Pat Hart, Barb Lacewell and Molly Johnson. Not pictured: Katy Heldt and Adrianna Rocksvold.Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Named New Business of the Year at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27 was Queen Jean Quilting. Pictured above, left to right, are Darryl and Jean Brink of Queen Jean Quilting. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Waukon Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations observing years in business anniversaries ending in five-year increments this year were honored at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27. Pictured above are representatives of those businesses accepting awards, including: Left to right - Patty Nordheim, Kris Rausch and Irv Fosaaen of Waukon Power Sports (40 years), Linda Bernhard of Cook Insurance Agency (55 years) and GF Mutual Insurance (145 years), Gregg Jones of Gregg Jones Muscular Therapy Center (10 years) and Gil Hunstad of G&S Machine (30 years). Not pictured is Sweeney Real Estate (55 years).Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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The Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was held Friday evening, February 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center, with a series of recognition awards distributed during the event. Being honored as Person of the Year were the four Sweeney brothers pictured, left to right: Jake, Jerry, Joe and Jan. In... + continue reading

Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon was the site of the Foods Resource Bank regional meeting hosted Saturday, February 21 by the Corner of Hope local growing project. Those in attendance heard first-hand accounts of how local growing projects such as those they conduct here in northeast Iowa have helped residents of Honduras develop sustainable farming practices. Traveling from Honduras to share their experiences with the crowd in attendance were Delmis Licona-Godoy, who coordinates the Foods Resource Bank/Church World Service Nueva Frontera program in Santa Barbara, Honduras, and Melecio Cantoral, a small farmer in Honduras who shared how he has learned and benefited greatly from that Nueva Frontera program. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Corner of Hope, the local Foods Resource Bank (FRB) growing project, hosted the regional meeting of the Foods Resource Bank Saturday, February 21 at Zion United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waukon. Attendees of the meeting came from Conrad and area growing projects from all over northeast Iowa, as... + continue reading
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The Waukon Area Fire Protection District was called out Sunday morning, February 22 shortly after 3 a.m. to a barn fire at Regancrest Farm located at 1095 State Highway 9 north of Waukon. The barn located just behind the house at that address was reported as being fully engulfed, but the actions of... + continue reading

Kee girls basketball junior Ellie Cooper puts up this shot attempt in the Hawks’ 48-46 home win over Tripoli in the quarterfinals of Class 1A regional tournament play Tuesday, February 17. Cooper finished the game with 12 points, two rebounds and team highs of five assists and three steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The Kee girls basketball team had its 2014-2015 season brought to a halt, but not before battling as deep into the postseason as a team can go without reaching every team’s ultimate destination, and providing an abundance of excitement along the way. The Lady Hawks played a total of three... + continue reading

Kee boys basketball senior Dylon Peters takes the ball to the basket in the Hawks’ 59-34 loss at North Linn in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A district quarterfinals Thursday, February 19. With the Kee loss wrapping up Peterson’s high school basketball career, he finished with a team-high 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and posted one each of assists, steals and blocked shots. Photo courtesy of the 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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The 2014-2015 season was brought to a halt for the Kee boys basketball team Thursday, February 19 at North Linn in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A District Tournament play. The host Lynx had played to a 16-5 regular season record with a line-up that does not include a senior on their roster, but... + continue reading

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was held Friday evening, February 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center, with a series of recognition awards distributed during the event. Being honored as Person of the Year were the four Sweeney brothers pictured, left to right: Jake, Jerry, Joe and Jan. In addition to running a successful business, Village Farm & Home, that draws many to town and treats them with personalized customer service in a welcoming atmosphere, the Sweeneys were also honored for their community involvement, including the continuation of the annual Threshing Days events through the 25th anniversary of that celebration and the continued organizing of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Waukon each year.
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The Waukon Area Fire Protection District was named as this year's recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for the volunteer efforts of its members, making themselves available at a moment's notice to protect the community in so many different ways, many times putting themselves in harm's way to do so. Pictured are officers of the Waukon Area Fire Protection District accepting the award on behalf of all of its members. Left to right: Education Officer Troy Gress, Fire Marshal Tyler O'Neill, Lieutenant Brad Krambeer, Treasurer/Secretary Kyle Halverson, Second Assistant Chief Bill Hennessy, Chief Dave Martin, First Assistant Chief Paul Mathis, Lieutenant Kris Krueger and Safety Officer Brian Bodensteiner.
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Named Business of the Year at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27 was Elliott Jewelers. Pictured above, left to right, are Shirley, Lauren, Shelly, John, Richard and Maranda Elliott, Chelsea Welsh, Bev Haas, Pat Hart, Barb Lacewell and Molly Johnson. Not pictured: Katy Heldt and Adrianna Rocksvold.Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Named New Business of the Year at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27 was Queen Jean Quilting. Pictured above, left to right, are Darryl and Jean Brink of Queen Jean Quilting. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Waukon Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations observing years in business anniversaries ending in five-year increments this year were honored at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet Friday, February 27. Pictured above are representatives of those businesses accepting awards, including: Left to right - Patty Nordheim, Kris Rausch and Irv Fosaaen of Waukon Power Sports (40 years), Linda Bernhard of Cook Insurance Agency (55 years) and GF Mutual Insurance (145 years), Gregg Jones of Gregg Jones Muscular Therapy Center (10 years) and Gil Hunstad of G&S Machine (30 years). Not pictured is Sweeney Real Estate (55 years).Standard photo by Bob Beach.

Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon was the site of the Foods Resource Bank regional meeting hosted Saturday, February 21 by the Corner of Hope local growing project. Those in attendance heard first-hand accounts of how local growing projects such as those they conduct here in northeast Iowa have helped residents of Honduras develop sustainable farming practices. Traveling from Honduras to share their experiences with the crowd in attendance were Delmis Licona-Godoy, who coordinates the Foods Resource Bank/Church World Service Nueva Frontera program in Santa Barbara, Honduras, and Melecio Cantoral, a small farmer in Honduras who shared how he has learned and benefited greatly from that Nueva Frontera program. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

Kee girls basketball junior Ellie Cooper puts up this shot attempt in the Hawks’ 48-46 home win over Tripoli in the quarterfinals of Class 1A regional tournament play Tuesday, February 17. Cooper finished the game with 12 points, two rebounds and team highs of five assists and three steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

Kee boys basketball senior Dylon Peters takes the ball to the basket in the Hawks’ 59-34 loss at North Linn in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A district quarterfinals Thursday, February 19. With the Kee loss wrapping up Peterson’s high school basketball career, he finished with a team-high 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and posted one each of assists, steals and blocked shots. Photo courtesy of the 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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