River Valley

Wed
24
Feb

Lansing City Council sets property tax levy public hearing for March 1, seeks input from public on changes to City Code of Ordinances

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, February 15. Discussion centered around the consent agenda, PeopleService update and committee reports.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from February 1, 2021. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

PeopleService provided an update noting that a radium test of the City water well was recently sent in, and it came back with a reading in the safe zone. A motion was made and seconded to approve the PeopleService update.

Wed
24
Feb

Final week to enter Main Street Matters Open 4 Business competition

Do you have a great business idea? Is your current business planning to expand services or add a new product line?  Do you have a piece of equipment you wish you could purchase for your business?

Main Street Lansing is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $28,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Lansing Main Street district. The Open 4 Business contest, launched in 2015, is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated Main Street district to compete for a chance to win up to $28,000 in grant funds to assist with a business development or expansion project that will help them grow their business.

Wed
24
Feb

Blood drive at Kee High School is scheduled for this Friday

Kee High School Student Council is holding a second blood drive this school year to help offset the critical need for blood in the local area. The money earned from each blood drive is dedicated for scholarship funds for Kee High School students.

The next Kee High School Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, February 26 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Kee High School gym in Lansing. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call Allison Fitzwater at 563-538-4201, ext. 111.
 

Wed
17
Feb

Building Better Birders Workshop “Common Feeder Birds of Iowa” is scheduled for this Thursday

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center will host a Building Better Birders Workshop Thursday, February 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will feature “Common Feeder Birds of Iowa” by Kelly McKay, Mark Roberts and Brian Ritter. The program will be free of charge, but advanced registration is encouraged.

Kelly McKay is from the BioEco Research and Monitoring Center in Hampton, IL. He will be assisted by Mark Roberts, Environmental Education Coordinator from the Clinton County Conservation Board, and Brian Ritter, the Executive Director of the Nahant Marsh Education Center.  Funding for the speakers has been provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).

Wed
10
Feb

Open 4 Business competition now open to businesses in Lansing’s Main Street district

Do you have a great business idea? Is your current business planning to expand services or add a new product line?  Do you have a piece of equipment you wish you could purchase for your business?

Main Street Lansing is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $28,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Lansing Main Street district. The Open 4 Business contest, launched in 2015, is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated Main Street district to compete for a chance to win up to $28,000 in grant funds to assist with a business development or expansion project that will help them grow their business.

Wed
10
Feb

Blood drive at Kee High School is scheduled for February 26

Kee High School Student Council is holding a second blood drive this school year to help offset the critical need for blood in the local area. The money earned from each blood drive is dedicated for scholarship funds for Kee High School students.

The next Kee High School Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, February 26 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Kee High School gym in Lansing. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call Allison Fitzwater at 563-538-4201, ext. 111.
 

Wed
03
Feb

Lansing City Council hears update from Main Street Lansing organization

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, February 1. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda and an update from the Main Street Lansing organization.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from January 18, 2021, payment of claims, and the renewal of a liquor license for Fajitas Grill. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

Wed
27
Jan

City of Lansing seeking bids on renovations to swimming pool guardhouse; Council hears updates on proposed development, street lights and cameras

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, January 18. The meeting centered around the consent agenda, citizen’s action, PeopleService, police report and parks report.

Citizen’s actions consisted of an update on the Walleser property in regard to it becoming a potential subdivision with guidelines including road widths and directed sewer routes. A motion was made and seconded to continue moving forward with the proposed plan.

A heater that went out at the Lansing swimming pool has recently been replaced. When warmer weather was around, crews jetted the City sewers and everything is working as it should. A motion was made and seconded to approve the PeopleService report.

Wed
27
Jan

Lansing VFW Auxiliary seeking contest entries

Lansing’s VFW Auxiliary #5981 is continuing to seek entries for its scholarship contest for local art students in ninth through 12th grades. Patriotic students in ninth through 12th grades with a passion for art are encouraged to enter the 2020-2021 VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

Students will compete with other student artists from across the nation for a chance to win one of 10 national scholarships. The first-place winner receives a $15,000 scholarship.

To request entry forms or for additional information about the contest email vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com. Entries must then be submitted to vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com no later than midnight March 31, 2021.
 

Wed
27
Jan

Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast canceled in Ferryville, WI

The Ferryville Vision and Promotion Board has made the decision to cancel its annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast originally scheduled for February 13 at the Ferryville Village Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board looks forward to hosting the breakfast again in 2022.
 

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