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Helping Services, Iowa Public Health to host Drug Trends training April 26 at Robey Memorial Library

Helping Services for Northeast Iowa, along with Iowa Department of Public Health AmeriCorps, will be hosting a Drug Trends Training event Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robey Memorial Library, located at 401 First Avenue NW in Waukon. The event is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the drug trends of today, along with discussion regarding prevention and recovery.

Presenting at the program will be Coline McCann, Iowa Department of Public Health AmeriCorps member, and Jen Kimber, Community Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to McCann at cmccann@helpingservices.org or at 563-387-1720, ext. 120 or to Kathy Schwartzhoff, Mentoring Coordinator at Helping Services for Northeast Iowa, at kathys@helpingservices.org or at 563-387-1720, ext. 108.
 

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20
Apr

Prepare to be active at next Fresh Conversations session set for April 26

Spring is a time of preparation and activity. Gardeners and farmers use this time of year to prepare for the upcoming growing season. Other people find it a great season to houseclean or declutter.

Regardless of that preference, the warm weather inspires people to clean out flowerpots, rake up winter’s leftovers and begin digging in the dirt. Everyone can be better prepared for gardening or other favorite activities this spring by taking two important steps, checking their vitamin D status and practicing muscle-strengthening movements every day.

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20
Apr

Waukon City Council awards contract for Northwest Detention Basin project

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday night, April 18, beginning the meeting with a public hearing in regard to the Northwest Detention Basin project planned for the far northwest corner of the city limits in the area more commonly referred to as the Bresnahan property. The hearing was closed without any comments being received from the public, and the Council later approved plans, specifications and form of contract for the project, along with the awarding of the project contract to Rusty Berger Masonry, who submitted the low bid for the project of $294,850.00, with completion of the project planned for early September.

Additional bids received on the project were from Skyline Construction, $359,338.19; Ray's Excavating, $388,429.55; and Egeland Tiling, $391,408.50. Berger's bid was also below the project engineer's original estimated cost but did include all facets of the project.

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20
Apr

City of Waukon will be flushing hydrants and water mains in early May

The City of Waukon Water Department will begin its annual fire hydrant/water main flushing program the week of May 2. Residents are advised that the flushing activity causes decreases in water pressure and may cause short-term discoloration in water, which may affect laundry and drinking water. Residents are advised to let their water run for a couple minutes following the flushing activity to make sure any discoloration has been eliminated.

Those with further questions about the flushing program are asked to contact the City of Waukon Water Department at 563-568-2683.
 

Wed
13
Apr

Waukon City Council special session addresses variety of specific topics

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met Monday evening, April 11 for a special session covering a variety of items including streets, electronic record storage and discussion of a proposed City Manager position, in addition to a couple more specific projects.

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13
Apr

Wennes Communications Stations launches new station in Waukon area

Wennes Communications Inc. has received a grant from the Federal Communications Commission to add an FM Translator station to its present AM station in Waukon.

The AM station founded by Ralph Sweeney in 1967 was originally operated as KNEI on 1140 AM at Broadcast Park north of Waukon for a number of years. Recently, the station has served the public interest as KFXE on an FCC assigned frequency of 1160 AM. In later years members of the FCC became more and more aware of the need for AM radio stations to provide better signal service to coverage area.

For some years AM stereo was attempted but did not prove to be successful. Some AM stations were provided the opportunity to research translator frequencies and learn if an FM translator station could be found to fit in the same coverage area as their AM station.

Wed
13
Apr

"Keep Waukon Beautiful" Day set to take place May 21

Volunteers invited to take part in annual event

The sixth annual “Keep Waukon Beautiful Day” has been scheduled for Saturday, May 21 in the Waukon area, and volunteers can mark their calendars to help take part in the event in an effort to clean up and maintain the appearance of the community. Interested participants are asked to meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the front entrance of Waukon City Park.

Those participating are asked to bring with them garbage bags and work gloves. Raindate is scheduled for Saturday, June 4. Questions about the event can be answered by contacting Dr. Steve or Stefanie Perkins at 563-535-7019.
 

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06
Apr

Order memorial bricks by May 1 for placement in Allamakee County Veterans Memorial by Memorial Day

With Memorial Day approaching, the Allamakee County Veterans Memorial Committee would like to remind those interested that orders for individual memorial bricks are still being taken for placement within the Allamakee County Veterans Memorial at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon.
This year, those interested in ordering a memorial brick should place their order no later than May 1. Every effort will be made to have the bricks ordered by that date in place by Memorial Day this year. If possible, orders received after May 1 will be placed prior to Memorial Day, but most likely will be put in place at a later date.

Wed
06
Apr

Waukon Dental donates to Easter Egg Hunt ...

Waukon Dental donates to Easter Egg Hunt ...

Waukon Dental donated over 375 toothbrushes and toothpaste for goodie bags given to kids at the Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday, March 26 at the Waukon City Park. Pictured above, left to right, at the donation presentation are Deb Hertges, Marketing Director of Waukon Dental; Mandy Halverson of Epic Wear in Waukon, who organized the Easter Egg Hunt; and Heather Moore, Registered Dental Hygienist of Waukon Dental. Submitted photo.
 

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