Community News

Wed
23
Dec

Local couple helps Waukon Park, Recreation and Wellness create an endowed future

$2,000 gift from Joe and Mary Cunningham helped leverage a $2,500 challenge grant through Allamakee Community Foundation

Wed
16
Dec

Robey Memorial Library offering activities during upcoming holiday break

Besides its collections of reading materials for all ages, Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will be offering some fun programs for students during the upcoming Winter Break from school. Students can stop in any time between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. December 28 and 30 to make something fun to take home during the library's Make & Take sessions.
Saturday, January 2 at 1:30 p.m. the library will be showing the movie "Inside Out." In this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter, motions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco, CA. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

Wed
16
Dec

NEICAC Family Service offices taking applications for LIHEAP

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service offices began taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as of October 1. Households that applied for LIHEAP in the 2014-2015 LIHEAP program year can also file their applications online at http://www.neicac.org/energy.html.
The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others.
For more information contact the local NEICAC (Community Action) Family Service Office or call the NEICAC central office in Decorah at 563-382-9608. In Allamakee County, contact the NEICAC office located at 953 Third Avenue NW in Waukon at 563-568-4224 or the office located at 134 West Greene Street in Postville at 563-864-3363.
 

Wed
16
Dec

Allamakee County Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2016 grants

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) is now accepting 2016 grant applications. The application is completely online and will be available at the Foundation’s website, www.allamakeefoundation.org. Applications are due January 31, 2016 by midnight.
Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants from the ACCF for projects or programs that address significant community issues and benefit a broad spectrum of the community. Projects must be in Allamakee County.
The ACCF awards grants in the areas of Health and Human Services; Education; Neighborhoods and Community Development; Environment; Children, Youth, and Families; and Arts and Culture, including historic preservation.
Preference is given to projects that:
• address significant community issues
• present innovative, creative, and practical proposals that build on community strengths

Wed
16
Dec

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative plans for a sustainable future with new endowment

For nine years, the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative has been helping local communities make healthy choices. Now community members have the opportunity to help sustain the program for many years to come.
With the help of a $2,500 Allamakee County Community Foundation Seeds for Success grant, the initiative has established a new endowed fund at the Foundation to provide a reliable and sustainable source of income.
The Seeds for Success program provides a $2,500 challenge grant to area nonprofits with the goal of them raising at least a $7,500 match for a total of $10,000 to establish a sustaining endowment. Once an endowment reaches the $10,000 milestone, the fund will payout five percent every year to help support the work of the nonprofit forever.

Wed
09
Dec

Allamakee Ecumenical Choir to present “A Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols” this Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church

The Allamakee Ecumenical Choir will present "A Candlelight Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols" service this Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 8 Fifth Street SW in Waukon. Area clergy will read the lessons, and carols will be sung by the choirs and congregation while accompanied by organ and trumpets. Choral numbers will be presented by the Ecumenical Choir, Ecumenical Men’s Choir, Ecumenical Women's Choir and Ecumenical Children’s Choir. Musical selections will also be presented by the St. John’s Lutheran Church Youth and Senior Handbell Choirs. The program is prepared and directed by James Bieber. The public is invited to attend and share in this community celebration of Christmas. A reception will follow in St. John's Church basement.

Wed
09
Dec

Paul Heitman named Employee of the Year for Marshalltown Police Department


Employee of the Year ... Paul Heitman, a 2004 graduate of Waukon High School, was named the 2015 Marshalltown Police Department Employee of the Year earlier this year. He is the son of Paul and Lori Heitman and the grandson of Gladys Heitman, all of New Albin. Submitted photo.

Paul Heitman, a 2004 graduate of Waukon High School, was named 2015 Marshalltown Police Department Employee of the Year. He was presented with the award at a Marshalltown City Council meeting earlier this year.
Following his high school graduation, Heitman attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Before joining the Marshalltown police force, he worked as a security guard in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.  Heitman became a reserve officer, volunteering 20 hours a month for the Oelwein Police Department, and continued his education at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo.

Wed
09
Dec

Ben Rausch wins run-off election to fill Waukon City Council At-Large vacancy

Voters in Waukon elected Ben Rausch to fill the At-Large vacancy on the Waukon City Council in the Tuesday, December 1 run-off election between Rausch and Christine Enyart. Official results now canvassed by the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors indicate that Rausch received 175 votes in comparison to 135 received by Enyart.
Both Enyart and Rausch were on the original November 3 City Election ballot, along with fellow candidate Jean Brink, in a race to fill a vacancy on the Waukon City Council created by the resignation of At-Large representative Darrold Brink in late August of this year. However, the City of Waukon has an ordinance provision requiring that candidates in such an election receive more than 50% of the vote total to be elected or a run-off election must be held between the two candidates receiving the most votes.

Wed
02
Dec

Winner of Waukon Chamber of Commerce Holiday Window Decorating Contest

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce has announced WW Homestead Dairy as the winner of its Third Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Pictured above is Amanda Bloxham of WW Homestead Dairy with the winning "Moo-ry Christmas" window and the contest prize of a holiday wreath provided by Waukon Greenhouse Flowers and Gifts. A small group of community members voted on Creativity, Originality and Appearance to determine the contest winner. Receiving Honorable Mention for the contest were GFMutual Insurance Association and Cook Insurance Agency, and the window at Gordy’s Auto Body created by TASC, Inc.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Community News