Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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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

For decades, Daniel H. Galvin, Jr. (inset photos) marked the anniversary of the sinking of the ship on which he served during World War II, the USS Quincy, by reading aloud the names of his fallen shipmates. Now 93, Galvin is physically unable to perform that remembrance, but the tradition is being continued by his grandsons, Dolan and Aidan Jones, sons of Maura and Gregg Jones of Waukon. Submitted photos.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Maury Gallagher August 7, 1942 American naval forces launched their first offensive operation in the South Pacific. The invasion of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, code named Operation Watchtower, commenced with the first salvo of naval gunfire coming from the USS Quincy (CA-39), a New... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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The Lansing Fish Days 2014 celebration was enjoyed by large crowds despite "competition" with a certain music festival downriver. The Back Home Boys brought it home Saturday night, August 9 after a full day of family fun, games, food, fireworks and much more. Additional photos from this... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Renewal of the Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) was approved by Allamakee County voters in a special election held Tuesday, August 5 in the cities of Waukon, Waterville, Postville, Harpers Ferry and New Albin and in the unincorporated areas, all by wide margins. Voters in all of the... + 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.

For decades, Daniel H. Galvin, Jr. (inset photos) marked the anniversary of the sinking of the ship on which he served during World War II, the USS Quincy, by reading aloud the names of his fallen shipmates. Now 93, Galvin is physically unable to perform that remembrance, but the tradition is being continued by his grandsons, Dolan and Aidan Jones, sons of Maura and Gregg Jones of Waukon. Submitted photos.

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