River Valley

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03
Dec

Lansing City Council re-appoints Marlene Duffy and Dave Pleasants to Parks Board

by B.J. Tomlinson

 

The Lansing City Council met in regular session Monday night, December 1. Mayor pro-tem Rebecca Conway conducted the meeting.

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Nov
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26
Nov

Lansing Fire District receives grant funds

Lansing Fire District Chief Tony Becker (left) accepts a grant fund check in the amount of $2,000 from Eric Dietzenbach (right), Financial Officer at Farm Credit Services of America located in Decorah. The funds were made available through Farm Credit Services of America’s Working Here Fund for Rural Disaster Relief and will be used to help the Lansing Fire District purchase tracks for its John Deere Gator utility vehicle used in the hilly, wooded areas within the Fire District. Submitted photo.

 
Wed
19
Nov

Holiday Train to make stop in Lansing again this year

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making a stop in Lansing Saturday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. The lighted holiday train will be stopping across from the Sports Complex located on South Front Street in Lansing, one of eight stops the train will be making in Iowa this holiday season. The Canadian Pacific train is adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights and serves as a stage for live musical performances. This year’s performer will be Kira Isabella. As always, Santa Claus will also be making his way around the Holiday Train location at each stop.

Wed
19
Nov

Lansing City Council meets new Main Street Lansing Director at regular Monday session

by B.J. Tomlinson

 

The Lansing City Council met Monday night, November 17 in its regular session. Main Street Lansing (MSL) Board President Bruce Palmborg introduced the new MSL Director, Dan Fisher. A Lansing resident, Fisher said he is committed to preserving the unique character of Lansing while furthering its progress.

Wed
12
Nov

Large local turn-out shows interest in horror movie to be filmed in Lansing next summer

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

 

Nearly 100 people were in attendance at the Kerndt Brothers Community Center in Lansing Thursday, November 6 to learn the details of a horror movie, "The Burial," which is to be filmed in Lansing next summer.  Tom Garland, a professional comedian and actor from Cedar Rapids who is slated to play one of the lead roles in the film, welcomed the crowd and set a light, entertaining tone for the informational meeting.

Wed
12
Nov

Lansing “Main Street Madness” starts November 18

Lansing Main Street Matters will again be sponsoring the “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion this year. 

Lansing shoppers can pick up a punch card at any of the participating businesses. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 18 and December 22.

Wed
12
Nov

New Albin Elementary School students plant hundreds of trees in Mississippi River floodplain

Wednesday, November 5  a spirited and determined group of Eastern Allamakee Community Schools (EACS) fifth graders planted over 500 swamp white oak saplings  on the Mississippi River floodplain north of New Albin. Thirty-two students, with help of Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) volunteers, parents, US Fish & Wildlife Service and US Army Corps of Engineers personnel, and EACS teachers Cheryl Kuhn and Debra Masek finished the task before lunch time.

The acorns were collected from the river floodplain near Black Hawk Park and grown in the Wisconsin DNR Nursery. The seedlings will have a high level of tolerance for the floodplain environment.

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05
Nov

UMC in Lansing hosting "Cope-a-Cabana" to help area youth cope with daily issues


The United Methodist Church in Lansing is beginning a group called "Cope-a-Cabana" to help area youth deal with issues they face on a daily basis in today's world. The group meets each Tuesday afternoon, 3:30-4:30, at the church. Submitted image.

A new "self-help" group for youth is being started in Lansing at the United Methodist Church (UMC). The group is called “Cope-a-Cabana” and provides a faith-based curriculum that will be led by UMC Pastor Kevin Smith and Lisa Fruechte.
"We recognize it’s tough being a kid!” says Cope-a-Cabana co-leader Fruechte. "Thus, the name Cope-a-Cabana. We want to provide a safe place for the kids to learn to cope with the issues they are facing daily."
The goal of the program is to help children identify feelings and find healthy ways to express them, with the understanding that all kids have feelings of anger, happiness, frustration, sadness and many more and that it can be challenging to know what to do with these feelings. Children will learn skills to manage these feelings and can also learn they are not alone in what they feel; there are other kids out there who have similar issues.

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