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25
Mar

Jet's Meats wins numerous awards at IMPA Convention

Jet's Meat Processing in Waukon brought home a total of six awards from the Cured Meat Competition held as part of the 79th Annual Convention of the Iowa Meat Processors Association (IMPA) held in Ames February 5-8. Glen Monroe and Andy Thesing (left to right) of Jet's Meat Processing display some of the plaques representing the awards, which included Grand Champion Cottage Bacon, Grand Champion Franks/Wieners (Coarse Ground), Grand Champion Flavored Snack Sticks, Reserve Grand Champion Bone-In Ham, Reserve Grand Champion Specialty Ham and Reserve Grand Champion Restructured Jerky.

Wed
11
Mar

Trent McCormick turns hobby into his job at McCormick Motorz


Trent and Jayne McCormick

McCormick Motorz, owned and operated by Trent and Jayne McCormick of Waukon, opened for business at 504 Rossville Road in Waukon in June of 2014. Trent, a lifetime resident of Waukon, is a 2002 graduate of Waukon High School. Since graduation, he made a hobby of buying and selling cars while working full time at area businesses such as Culligan and Debuhr and Casper Plumbing and Heating, before making selling cars his business beginning with a six-year term of employment at West Side Auto Sales in Waukon.
"Cars are my hobby. I wanted it to be my job," Trent said. "It's always nice to be your own boss and to treat people the way they should be treated."

Wed
25
Feb

Early Sunday morning blaze destroys Regancrest barn

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 the local volunteer firefighters helped save adjacent buildings and equipment. In addition to the roaring blaze that consumed the building, firefighters also had to battle with sub-zero temperatures made worse by consistent winds, all of which resulted in some of the fire department pumper trucks freezing up on occasion. Firefighters were on scene for nearly five hours fighting the blaze. No injuries were reported, but several calves and other items significant to the dairy were reported as lost in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Waukon firefighters were assisted by fire crews from neighboring communities of Lansing, Waterville and New Albin.

Wed
25
Feb

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waukon scheduled for March 15

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waukon has been scheduled for Sunday, March 15, and will begin at 1 p.m. Further details about the parade will be published as they are finalized and made available.
 

Wed
18
Feb

Restore Hearing Aid Center, LLC opens new office in Waukon


Jayson Fierstine

The Restore Hearing Aid Center opened an office January 15 at 16 Allamakee Street in Waukon. The proprietor, Hearing Instrument Specialist Jayson Fierstine, says that he chose the Waukon location to bring better hearing to area residents because its close to his current residence in Monona.
Fierstine says that the goal of the Restore Hearing Aid Center is to help people improve their lives through better hearing and that he achieves that by using his knowledge and expertise to make better hearing possible. "Better hearing is possible with great local service," he said. "A lot of other places sell hearing aids, but you come to see me for better hearing."
A licensed hearing aid dispenser in both South Dakota and Iowa since 2004, Fierstine grew up in Manchester and graduated from West Delaware High School. He has two children, a ten-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son, and a dog named Kinzie.

Wed
11
Feb

Area native Louise Keenan returns to her home area to share her time, talent and energy at The Heart Song Center


Lansing native Louise Keenan stands in the massage area of The Heart Song Center, one of the new businesses she recently opened in the Cornerstone building at the intersection of Main Street and Rossville Road in Waukon. In addition to the Heart Song Center, Keenan most recently opened Above the Rest, an artist studio and painting classroom for her Art from the Heart sessions, on the main level of that same Cornerstone building.

Lansing native Louise Keenan opened the Heart Song Center in October of 2014 in the Cornerstone Building at the corner of Rossville Road and Main Street in Waukon. Keenan is a unique individual with diverse experience, and her business reflects that.
Keenan also opened Above the Rest this month, an artist studio and painting classroom (Art From the Heart) on the main level of that same Cornerstone Building at the former Stranded Memories location on Main Street.
"We have massage, art classes, jewelry, hand-crafted items, books, clothing, purses, shoes, dishes, antiques, vases, spa parties, framed art, spa weekends with local bed and breakfasts, spiritual and metaphysical seminars," Keenan explained. "We also have a wedding center with bridal gowns and jewelry."

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