River Valley

Wed
28
Oct

Main Street Lansing welcomes Moellers & Moellers Family Dentistry ...

Main Street Lansing recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and First Dollar presentation for Moellers & Moellers Family Dentistry. Operated by the husband and wife team of Eric and Heather Moellers (Iowa natives and graduates of the University of Iowa), the Lansing clinic is a satellite location of their Decorah practice. It is located at 267 Main Street in the former Lansing Dental Clinic, which was operated by Bruce Carlson.

Described by Eric as “a mom and pop dental shop,” the Lansing location employs eight people in addition to Eric and Heather. “Many small towns are losing dentists,” said Eric, “and we are proud to keep a dental practice operating in Lansing.”

Wed
28
Oct

Main Street Lansing to offer one-on-one business coaching

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented time to be a small business owner; each month seems to offer a new challenge for small business owners to overcome. To help businesses continue to move forward, Main Street Lansing is excited to offer virtual one-on-one business coaching to any business within the Main Street Lansing program boundaries (or, in the case of potential start-up businesses, any business that intends to locate within the Main Street Lansing program boundaries).

This coaching is absolutely free of charge due to Lansing’s status as a Main Street Iowa community; this program normally costs $300 annually per person. The service, called the Small Business Lab, is offered through a partnership with Main Street Iowa, Main Street America and the Rural Ideas Network.

Wed
28
Oct

Lansing City Council meets in regular session

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, October 19. Meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda and Parks report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from October 5 and Parks Board minutes from October 12. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

The council approved the retainage payment to Bacon Concrete of Postville for work done on the Clear Creek FEMA Project pending there being no claims filed against the project within 30 days. Should there be no claims, that Payment #6 check will be written in November.

Maryann Baldwin has renewed her term on the City of Lansing Parks Board. A motion was made and seconded to approve her term renewal and the Parks report. The council also approved updates to be completed on the computer server at the City Clerk’s office.
 

Wed
21
Oct

Allamakee County Community Foundation funding supports splash pad construction in New Albin

In the midst of the pandemic summer, Allamakee County families were able to enjoy a safe, socially-distanced new outdoor opportunity. The New Albin Splash Pad, a play space that sprays, dumps, splashes and shoots water, opened in late August with an abundance of support from local residents and organizations, including the Allamakee County Community Foundation.

“The first day we opened the splash pad, it was almost 100 degrees outside, and children really flocked to it,” said Betsy Whitlatch of the New Albin Improvement League (NAIL), which organized the project. “We’ve heard great feedback that younger kids and older kids all have something engaging to play with on the splash pad.”

Wed
21
Oct

Iowa Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant Hunt set for Saturday

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club will be hosting a Hunters Education Field Day Saturday, October 24 at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club in Lansing from 8-11 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunters education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger.

Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course. To register for the field day, go to https://register-ed.com/events/view/162870. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students. For more information on the Hunters Education Field Day, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.

Wed
21
Oct

Cancellation of events leaves Friends of Pool 9 with large inventory of merchandise

With the year 2020 being unprecedented and unpredictable in so many aspects, the one thing that has remained constant is the mission of the Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) organization. Since 2006, Friends of Pool 9 and its over 800 members have worked diligently to preserve the environment  of the Mississippi River within its boundary, educating young and old about this topic and promoting safe and responsible recreational use of the river.

Each year, FOP9 has sponsored activities such as a Mississippi Adventure Day for students, scholarships, spring river clean-up and island tree planting, to name just a few. Most recently, a team of members has been working to create a “no wake” zone that runs the length of the Lansing shore line.

Wed
14
Oct

Iowa Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant Hunt set for October 24

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club will be hosting a Hunters Education Field Day Saturday, October 24 at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club in Lansing from 8-11 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunters education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger.

Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course. To register for the field day, go to https://register-ed.com/events/view/162870. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students. For more information on the Hunters Education Field Day, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.

Wed
07
Oct

Lansing City Council approves road closures for Saturday’s Driftless Half-Marathon

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, October 5. The discussion centered around the consent agenda, budget amendment and the Parks report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from September 21, payment of claims, Marina Board minutes from September 29, 2020, and Parks Board minutes from September 21, 2020. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda with minimal discussion.

A public hearing started at 7:02 p.m. and ended at 7:04 p.m. to discuss budget amendment #1 for fiscal year 2021. A motion was made and seconded to approve the budget amendment.

Wed
07
Oct

First-ever “Sip of Lansing” scheduled for this Friday

Lansing Women in Business, in partnership with Main Street Lansing, will be hosting the first-ever “A Sip of Lansing” event this Friday, October 9 from 4-7 p.m. Participants will walk downtown Lansing and sample a variety of adult and alcohol-free beverages, while they enjoy exclusive shopping discounts.

Participating businesses may provide beverage samples, such as wine, beer, cocktails, soda, lemonade, hot chocolate, iced tea or any beverage a local business may dream up. Businesses may also provide discounts or coupons for future purchases, drawings or giveaways. It is up to each individual business owner how they will showcase their goods and services and serve attendees.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be used by the Lansing Women In Business organization to support local charities. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of the event, and are available at Coffee on the River, Red Geranium, the Good Life Gallery and Lansing Fitness Center.

Wed
07
Oct

Iowa Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant Hunt set for October 24

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club will be hosting a Hunters Education Field Day Saturday, October 24 at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club in Lansing from 8-11 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunters education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger.

Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course. To register for the field day, go to https://register-ed.com/events/view/162870. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students. For more information on the Hunters Education Field Day, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.

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