Allamakee County was crowned as the champion in this year's Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Community Cup Challenge once again, marking the fourth consecutive year that the residents of Allamakee County have teamed up to not only boast one of the highest percentages of total population participating in the competition (8.03% of the 13,384 eligible participants in the county), but also the highest percentage (79.06%) of this year's total of 1,075 participants actually completing the entire 10-Week-Challenge. For this year's Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation, staff members of the Live Healthy Iowa and Iowa Sports Foundation organizations sponsoring the Community Cup Challenge made the trip to Waukon with the recognition hardware. Pictured above at that Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation that took place during the Wednesday, May 13 Family Wellness Fair at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon are, left to right, Live Healthy Iowa Client Services Manager Johanna Smith, Waukon Wellness Center Director Jeremy Strub, Veterans Memorial Hospital Administrator Mike Myers and Iowa Sports Foundation Office Manager Anna Ashley. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
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Live Healthy Iowa recently announced its 2015 Cup Challenge winners, and for the fourth consecutive year, Allamakee County was crowned the winner of the Community Cup Challenge and remained the only community entity to win the Cup Challenge since its inception four years ago. Staff members from the... + continue reading

Curt Snitker, owner of Archive on Main in downtown Lansing, was presented with a Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration held May 1 in Des Moines. Snitker is the chairperson for the Design Committee of Main Street Lansing and is described as “an integral part of the Main Street Lansing program.” Pictured above at the awards presentation are, left to right, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Curt Snitker, Main Street Lansing President Bruce Palmborg and Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham. Submitted photo.
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Main Street Iowa hosted its annual awards celebration Friday, May 1 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Iowa Events Center) in downtown Des Moines. The event to recognize local Main Street projects, activities and volunteers was attended by approximately 500 individuals... + continue reading

The four members of the Waukon boys track team 4x800 relay pictured above ran to the Indian boys’ best overall placewinning in the Class 3A competition at the Iowa High School State Track Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday, May 21, placing 16th overall out of 24 teams in a clocking of 8:32.81. The foursome placed fifth in their initial 12-team heat but had their time bettered by 11 out of the 12 teams in the second heat to end up 16th overall. Pictured above in the two photos, left to right, are seniors Adam Benzing and Marshall Lyons working the initial exchange in that 4x800 and junior Peyton Hesse and senior Landon Sivesind working the final exchange. That foursome also qualified in the same event last year, although Hesse was unable to compete in that State Meet due to a hip injury. Lyons also returned to the track Saturday morning, May 23 to place 21st overall in the Class 3A 800 meter run with a time of 2:07.30, finishing ninth in his initial 12-runner heat. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.
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The Waukon boys track team ended its season where every high school track program dreams of, competing among the state’s elite in the Class 3A field of the Iowa High School State Track Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday, May 21-23. Within the four events that... + continue reading

The Waukon girls track fast and furious foursome pictured above joined forces for a pair of final relay efforts together in the Class 3A competition at the Iowa High School State Track Meet held at Drake Stadium Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23. Friday, May 22, the speedy quartet blazed around the Drake Stadium blue oval in another school record time in the 4x200 relay, bettering the previous mark of 1:48.42 they had set just a couple weeks ago by clocking in at 1:48.29 (as evident by the scoreboard pictured at right). That time placed them seventh in their eight-team heat and 19th overall out of 24 Class 3A teams in the event. Pictured above, left to right, senior Lyvia Bulman anchors that 4x200 to its new standard, junior Nicole Behrend and sophomore Regan Wasson work the middle exchange, and junior Madison Snitker explodes out of the blocks to start off that new 4x200 record. That same crew teamed up later that same Friday to clock in at 52.13 seconds in the 4x100 relay, placing eighth in their eight-team heat and 24th out of 24 Class 3A teams competing at the State Meet. Bulman, Behrend and Snitker also teamed up with sophomore Lanci Bulman in the Class 3A sprint medley relay Saturday, May 23 to place fifth in their eight-team heat and 19th out of 23 Class 3A teams, clocking in at 1:54.31. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.
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The Waukon girls track team brought its 2015 season to a final close at a place that is every team’s goal. The Indians competed one final time this season in four total events that qualified for competition in the Class 3A field of the Iowa High School State Track Meet held at Drake Stadium... + continue reading

St. Patrick School in Waukon recently purchased a new Augmented Reality Sandbox with a three-dimensional camera and projector that is being incorporated into the school's science and other curriculum. Pictured above, St. Patrick students manipulate the sand to make different landforms that are then contoured by the camera and projector in real time on the overlay display. Submitted photo.
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by Brianne Eilers The St. Patrick Elementary School in Waukon is beginning to incorporate an innovative new learning tool into its curriculum, the Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox. As the name suggests, this piece of equipment is a sand box with a three-dimensional (3-D) camera that reads the... + continue reading

Allamakee County was crowned as the champion in this year's Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Community Cup Challenge once again, marking the fourth consecutive year that the residents of Allamakee County have teamed up to not only boast one of the highest percentages of total population participating in the competition (8.03% of the 13,384 eligible participants in the county), but also the highest percentage (79.06%) of this year's total of 1,075 participants actually completing the entire 10-Week-Challenge. For this year's Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation, staff members of the Live Healthy Iowa and Iowa Sports Foundation organizations sponsoring the Community Cup Challenge made the trip to Waukon with the recognition hardware. Pictured above at that Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation that took place during the Wednesday, May 13 Family Wellness Fair at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon are, left to right, Live Healthy Iowa Client Services Manager Johanna Smith, Waukon Wellness Center Director Jeremy Strub, Veterans Memorial Hospital Administrator Mike Myers and Iowa Sports Foundation Office Manager Anna Ashley. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

Curt Snitker, owner of Archive on Main in downtown Lansing, was presented with a Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration held May 1 in Des Moines. Snitker is the chairperson for the Design Committee of Main Street Lansing and is described as “an integral part of the Main Street Lansing program.” Pictured above at the awards presentation are, left to right, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Curt Snitker, Main Street Lansing President Bruce Palmborg and Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham. Submitted photo.

The four members of the Waukon boys track team 4x800 relay pictured above ran to the Indian boys’ best overall placewinning in the Class 3A competition at the Iowa High School State Track Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday, May 21, placing 16th overall out of 24 teams in a clocking of 8:32.81. The foursome placed fifth in their initial 12-team heat but had their time bettered by 11 out of the 12 teams in the second heat to end up 16th overall. Pictured above in the two photos, left to right, are seniors Adam Benzing and Marshall Lyons working the initial exchange in that 4x800 and junior Peyton Hesse and senior Landon Sivesind working the final exchange. That foursome also qualified in the same event last year, although Hesse was unable to compete in that State Meet due to a hip injury. Lyons also returned to the track Saturday morning, May 23 to place 21st overall in the Class 3A 800 meter run with a time of 2:07.30, finishing ninth in his initial 12-runner heat. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon girls track fast and furious foursome pictured above joined forces for a pair of final relay efforts together in the Class 3A competition at the Iowa High School State Track Meet held at Drake Stadium Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23. Friday, May 22, the speedy quartet blazed around the Drake Stadium blue oval in another school record time in the 4x200 relay, bettering the previous mark of 1:48.42 they had set just a couple weeks ago by clocking in at 1:48.29 (as evident by the scoreboard pictured at right). That time placed them seventh in their eight-team heat and 19th overall out of 24 Class 3A teams in the event. Pictured above, left to right, senior Lyvia Bulman anchors that 4x200 to its new standard, junior Nicole Behrend and sophomore Regan Wasson work the middle exchange, and junior Madison Snitker explodes out of the blocks to start off that new 4x200 record. That same crew teamed up later that same Friday to clock in at 52.13 seconds in the 4x100 relay, placing eighth in their eight-team heat and 24th out of 24 Class 3A teams competing at the State Meet. Bulman, Behrend and Snitker also teamed up with sophomore Lanci Bulman in the Class 3A sprint medley relay Saturday, May 23 to place fifth in their eight-team heat and 19th out of 23 Class 3A teams, clocking in at 1:54.31. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

St. Patrick School in Waukon recently purchased a new Augmented Reality Sandbox with a three-dimensional camera and projector that is being incorporated into the school's science and other curriculum. Pictured above, St. Patrick students manipulate the sand to make different landforms that are then contoured by the camera and projector in real time on the overlay display. Submitted photo.

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