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Installation of air filtration system at Aveka expected to be completed next week

The installation of the baghouse air filtration system (dark towering structure at left in above photo) at the Aveka Nutra Processing plant in Waukon should be complete by July 7, according to Aveka General Manager Bob Hendricks. While Aveka is no longer processing the product that was the cause of the majority of complaints about the smell from the facility, Hendricks said that the baghouse should help with any smells created by the use of the large dryer at the plant, adding that complaints have fallen off to almost nothing since Aveka stopped processing that certain product. Waukon City Clerk Al Lyon said that he had logged 56 e-mailed complaints since last summer in regard to smells from Aveka, but that the last complaint he has received was logged June 1 this year.
 

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Erbal Ink Tattoos opens at new location on Spring Avenue in downtown Waukon


Erbal Ink Tattoos, newly opened at 32 Spring Avenue in Waukon, recently received a First Dollar Visit from the Waukon Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above at the First Dollar presentation are, left to right, Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Gail Prestemon and Jay Erb of Erbal Ink Tattoos. Submitted photo.

Erbal Ink Tattoos, owned and operated by Jay Erb, opened for business at a new downtown location at 32 Spring Avenue in Waukon June 15.
Erb completed his tattoo training at the Tattoo Learning Center in Rotterdam, NY in February of 2012 and has previously worked as a tattoo artist in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and England.
A lifelong resident of Waukon, Erb is now the only licensed tattoo artist in Allamakee County. He says that opening his own business “just felt like the thing to do” and that creating art on human skin allows him to be himself. He hopes to continue tattooing for as long as he is able and to keep up with the challenges of the skin art people request.
Erbal Ink tattoos is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays for walk-ins starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 563-568-7509.
 

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Aveka begins installation process for "baghouse" air filtration system

A one-block portion of Allamakee Street near the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon was either closed or trimmed to limited traffic for several hours Monday morning, June 15 as installation of the “baghouse” air filtration system began at the Aveka Nutraprocessing facility, requiring two large cranes to maneuver the largest portion of the system (pictured) into position. Plant owners and area residents are hopeful that the air filtration system will mitigate the smell emitted by the plant's food processing system that has been the cause of numerous complaints throughout this past year. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
 

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Luana pair arrested in Waukon on domestic assault and drug charges

Tuesday, May 12, the Waukon Police Department responded to a location on West Main Street in Waukon. Upon completion of an investigation, 34-year-old Amy Lynn Lapour and 33-year-old Daryl Dean Wilkins of Luana were both arrested and charged with domestic assault. Both were also charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Lapour was charged with a class D felony possession due to having two or more prior drug related convictions.
 

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