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Wed
28
Oct

Groundbreaking ceremony for Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center November 3

A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center just south of Lansing at the Columbus property has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will take place at the Center construction site located at the address of 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing.
The general public is welcome to attend, and the event will include a welcome message, featured speakers, introductions and closing remarks prior to the actual ceremonious breaking of the ground to kick off the project. For additional information, contact Allamakee County Conservation Director Jim Janett at 563-586-2996.
 

Wed
28
Oct

Lansing voters asked to approve increase in hotel/motel tax

In addition to choosing candidates for city government Tuesday, November 3, Lansing voters will be asked if they support an increase in the hotel/motel tax from two percent to seven percent (Public Measure A). If approved, the increase is expected to generate an additional $10,000 annually, at least half of which would be used to create or improve facilities to attract tourism to the City and surrounding areas. The remaining funds could be used to pay for any City operations authorized by law.

Wed
28
Oct

Three candidates vie to fill two vacancies on New Albin Council

New Albin residents George Blair, Joshua Dreps and Michael Zeimet have declared their candidacy to fill two vacancies on the New Albin City Council up for election in the Tuesday, November 3 City Election. The responses from candidates Blair, Dreps and Zeimet to questionnaires issued by The Standard in the interest of informing voters appear below:

Please provide some background information about yourself.

Blair: My wife, Angela, and I moved into town on Third and Elm four years ago. We lived outside of town on a farm in Sleepy Hollow for over 30 years. Prior to our move to town, I retired from my business in Dorchester. Blair-Fuehrer, Inc. manufactured packaging machines primarily for the food industry. We came to Iowa in 1981 primarily because we loved the beauty of the Driftless Area.

Wed
28
Oct

Harpers Ferry voters have four candidates to choose from for three seats on the City Council

Harpers Ferry residents Betty Palmer, Larry Schulte, Richard Smrcina and Nancy Walleser have declared their candidacy for three seats on the Harpers Ferry City Council up for election in the Tuesday, November 3 City Election. The responses from candidates Palmer, Smrcina and Walleser to questionnaires issued by The Standard in the interest of informing voters appear below (no responses were received from Larry Schulte):

Please provide some background information about yourself.

Wed
21
Oct

Area quilters raise money for New Albin Public Library

by Jan Lee Buxengard
freelance writer

Wed
14
Oct

Kee sixth graders enjoy Mississippi River education

With the usual anticipation and excitement of a day outside and beyond the building, Lansing Kee sixth graders embraced gentle winds and cloudy skies to study and learn about river history, water testing, fishing, macro-invertebrates, and GPS navigation. The program developed by Eastern Allamakee teachers Deb Masek, Lisa Welsh and Sue Herman is in it’s tenth year and has introduced hundreds of Eastern Allamakee Community Schools (EACS) students to the history of the Lansing area and the Mississippi River. Credit is extended to these educators for their creativity and commitment to educating area youth, as well as to the EACS administration and  Board of Directors for their ongoing support of such an unusual adventure beyond the classroom.

Wed
14
Oct

LSCO Massage moves into new location at historic Thornton House Bed & Breakfast

Beginning Wednesday, October 21, Lansing Soap and Spa Company, also known as LSCO Massage, will be relocating to the lower level of the historic Thornton House Bed & Breakfast in Lansing. From the 1880s, Thornton House served as the residence and practice of Dr. John H. Thornton, who often traveled on horseback in all weather to call on patients both in Lansing as well as the surrounding area. The practice was taken over by his son, Dr. John W. Thornton, who continued the practice until 1979.
The Thornton House has been a bed and breakfast for the past 10 years, and owners Frank Ebersold and Steve Du Ford recently put the finishing touches on a space that meets the needs of LSCO Massage. According to Ebersold, “It’s our goal that this venture not only improves the range of services we can offer our guests, but also makes the town of Lansing a more appealing destination for visitors where they can relax, shop and enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer.”

Wed
07
Oct

Still time to contribute to New Albin Public Library Quilt Show taking place this weekend

Friday through Sunday, October 9-11, more than 200 quilted items are expected to adorn the Community Center in New Albin. The New Albin Public Library Quilt Show will take place from 4-7 p.m. that Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and from 12-4 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds from the event benefit the New Albin Public Library.
Lisa Fruechte and Karen Darling of New Albin have been organizing the show since 2006 and have seen it grow. “Most of the people sharing quilts do the quilts for fun and the enjoyment of the craft, that adds to the excitement of what we get,” said Darling. “We will have antique quilts, baby quilts, t-shirt quilts, wall hangings, table runners and quilts of all different sizes. There is always a great variety!”

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