Community News

Wed
07
Jun

Waukon City Council talks about multiple projects and issues; City presented with award for detention basin


Senior Project Manager Lyle TeKippe with Fehr-Graham Engineering (pictured at left) presents Waukon Mayor Duane DeWalle (pictured at right) and the City of Waukon with an Engineering Achievement Award on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC of Iowa) for the Northwest Detention Basin project in recognition of the use of multiple engineering concepts to prevent future flood damage. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, June 5 to address a full agenda of items, including downtown parking, acceptance of an award for the Northwest Detention Basin, and the ATV and Golf Cart Ordinances. The Public Hearing for the Water Rate Increase was opened without written or verbal comments and then closed.

During Public Comments, Ryland Benzing with Benzing Surveying of Waukon introduced himself and discussed the Reel Core storm water project. Benzing expressed interest in working with Fehr-Graham Engineering on this and future projects for the City.

Wed
07
Jun

New assistant meat manager at Fareway...

Waukon Fareway meat manager Les Lickiss (left) hands a set of keys to new assistant meat manager Nick Danover (right) to officially welcome him as a new member of the management staff at the Waukon Fareway location. Danover has been with Fareway for seven years, most recently as assistant market manager at the Fareway store in Waverly. Danover and his wife, Katie, were just married in March of this year, and they enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family.
 

Wed
07
Jun

Supervisors hold pair of sessions within past week due to Memorial Day holiday, this week's held in New Albin; Road projects discussed at both

by Joe Moses

Due to the Memorial Day holiday falling on its typical Monday meeting day, the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met on two occasions this past week, a holiday-delayed session Tuesday, May 30 and the board's regular session Monday, June 5. Coverage of both meetings appears below.

TUESDAY, MAY 30
The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday, May 30 following the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 29 to address a full agenda of items, including the adoption of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) Ordinance LVI, consideration of a Joint Public Service Agreement with Winneshiek County for a bridge on the county line on Ferris Mill Road and the consideration of bids for asphalt pavement repairs. There were no Public Comments.

Wed
31
May

Nation of Patriots 2017 Patriot Tour visits Waukon ...

The Nation of Patriots, a volunteer organization with a mission to provide financial support to families of wounded military veterans who have made sacrifices in service to their country, brought its 2017 Patriot Tour through Waukon Saturday, May 27 to kick off its annual three-month summer tour across the country. Tour participants display a United States flag which is transferred between riders at each designated stop along the tour that will travel the contiguous 48 United States before it will finally end up back at its original starting location in Madison, WI in early September.

Wed
31
May

Elementary artwork on display at Keystone AEA...


Chalk Bird by Azlynn Cota

Flower Field by Justin Murphy

Circle Tree by Trinity Protsman

Artwork by area elementary school students has been on display at the Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) office in Elkader throughout this past school year, with three local students having their work selected as a “featured artwork” piece. Such a selection means the artwork will be on display at the Keystone AEA office all summer and also on the Keystone AEA website for all to view. That website address is https://www.aea1.k12.ia.us/en/curriculum_instruction_and_assessment/othe....

Wed
31
May

Allamakee County SWCD hosts 40th annual Conservation Education Day

The Allamakee Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsored the 40th annual Conservation Education Day Thursday, May 4 in the Waukon City Park. An estimated 88 sixthgraders from Waukon Middle School and St. Patrick School in Waukon attended the event. The weather was great and the morning was filled with many fun activities, many of which are pictured in the surrounding photos.

Russ Hagen, Allamakee SWCD volunteer, taught a canoeing station with assistance from Kerry Troendle and Jeremy Leitz from the Allamakee County Farm Service Agency office. The students learned how to get in and out of a canoe safely and enjoyed floating on the Indian Springs Pond. The students had fun and no one fell in.

Wed
24
May

Hundreds of motorcyclists to parade through Waukon this Saturday as part of annual Patriot Tour event

Traditionally beginning and ending in Wisconsin, the Patriot Tour consists of one American Flag being carried through 48 continental states, escorted by tens of thousands of motorcycle riders for 110 days straight all in honor of America's Armed Forces members.

The annual Tour typically travels through Waukon in September near the end of the Tour, but this year will be reversing its course in making Waukon its first visit on the Tour this weekend.

The Patriot Tour is a vehicle through which the Nation of Patriots organization strives to unite Americans beneath the colors of this nation's flag and behind the men and women who stand up to defend them. The Patriot Tour works to raise financial support and awareness for the families of wounded veterans.

Wed
24
May

Identity mystery solved for World War I Veterans ...

The identity of the men pictured above in this photo that previously ran in the April 5, 2017 edition of The Standard in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I has since been solved. The photo, simply labeled "WWI Veterans," hangs in the Vet's Club in Waukon, with no further details or names being listed with the photo. After publishing the photo earlier this year near the April 6 100th anniversary of the United States joining World War I by declaring war on Germany on that date in 1917, Jim Normann of Waukon recalled seeing such a photo in his family's collection of such items and came across the newspaper clipping of the same photo, along with the following photo caption:

Wed
24
May

ACSD Superintendent Dave Herold speaks at May 11 Allamakee Democrats meeting


Allamakee Community School District Superintendent Dave Herold was the featured speaker at the May 11 meeting of the Allamakee Democrats. Herold spoke on school funding and the impact of recent legislation on collective bargaining in addition to answering other questions from those in attendance. Submitted photo.

Dave Herold, Superintendent of the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD), was the  guest speaker at the Allamakee Democrats’ monthly meeting held Thursday, May 11. He gave a presentation on school funding and how the restrictions and changes to Chapter 20 (Collective Bargaining) affect the local school district.

In light of the Republican-controlled State House and State Senate recently passing a school funding bill with a 1.1%  increase, which is the third lowest in Iowa’s history, and the cost of living index being listed at four percent, the result is a substantial budget shortfall for schools in Allamakee County. To address this shortfall, Herold outlined three options: cut staff, cut programs, or increase the property tax levy.

Wed
24
May

First Baptist Church of Waukon planning June mission trip to Amazon Jungle in Brazil


The group pictured above from First Baptist Church in Waukon will be making a mission trip to the Amazon Jungle in Brazil in June of this year. Left to right - Front row: Brenna Smith, Jacob Smith, Aislinn Goettel. Second row: Morgan Van Ruler, Sidney McQuade, Claire Beyer, Kari Roney. Back row: Michael Smith, Nathan Smith, Cristina Smith, Pastor Duane Smith, and Deb and Steve Kiley. Photo submitted with permission from Elisha Marti.

submitted by Cristina Smith

First Baptist Church in Waukon is planning a third mission trip to Brazil, South America June 2-18 of this year. Every four years, First Baptist Church, under the direction of Rev. Duane and Cristina Smith, plans an overseas missions trip open to the youth group and church family.

This upcoming trip is unique because the team of 13 people will be going to the Amazon Jungle of northern Brazil. The past mission trips, in 2009 and 2013, respectively, were to East-Central Brazil. The June 2017 mission trip will be a different and adventurous trip, taking the team to the Amazon Rainforest of northern Brazil.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Community News