River Valley

Wed
12
Aug

FEMA project will close Mt. Hosmer for at least two weeks

City of Lansing officials report that Mt. Hosmer will be closed to all foot and vehicle traffic for a period of at least the next two weeks, as a hillside stabilization and road repaving project will be taking place near the entrance area to the City of Lansing water reservoir. The recent history of heavy rains over the last several summers has caused areas of hillside erosion along the road ascending Mt. Hosmer, with that road having been reduced to a single lane of traffic (as evident by the sign in the photo above) recently to help avoid any incidents or further damage. The project got underway Tuesday, April 11 and is being funded with money received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Standard photo by B.J. Tomlinson.
 

Wed
12
Aug

Red Cross to hold blood drive in Lansing August 21

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.
Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.
Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

Wed
12
Aug

New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) making plans for a busy final half of the year

The New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) has a busy fall planned with many events for the citizens of New Albin and surrounding communities to become involved in. As usual, the committee hopes to hit as many populations as possible with its upcoming events.
The first event being hosted by NAIL is a Back to School weekend. The weekend starts with a free family movie being shown at the Town House in New Albin Friday evening, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. All children need to bring is their pajamas, a pillow and a blanket to the event. NAIL will provide popcorn and drinks and, of course, all the fun of watching a movie with friends in their pajamas.

Wed
05
Aug

Sixth year of annual run to raise funds and awareness provides special moments for Lansing's Denise Becker and her family


Denise Becker (center) of Lansing pictured with her two daughters, Jessica Verdon (left) and Jennifer Becker (right), and two grandchildren following participation in the Chicago Rock and Roll Half-Marathon July 19. Becker and her family raised over $8,000 through the event to help promote awareness of how Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries affect returning military service members. Submitted photo.

Denise Becker of Lansing and her daughters, Jessica Verdon and Jennifer Becker, ran their sixth annual Chicago Rock and Roll Half-Marathon Sunday, July 19. Not only did they run the half-marathon this year, but they also took the remix challenge and ran a 5K race the previous day, Saturday July, 18.
Every year Denise Becker and her daughters run in the event to raise awareness of how Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) affect returning service members. "Every day we lose approximately 22 service members to suicide related to PTSD/TBI, running 13.1 miles seems the least we can do to keep these disorders in the forefront," Becker said.

Wed
05
Aug

US Coast Guard Auxiliary adds new facility

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Prairie du Chien Flotilla now has a new facility ready to respond to missions on the Mississippi River. The Kaylee-Annie (pictured above), a 22-foot pontoon boat owned by Steve Gress of McGregor, was placed into service in July. Docked at the Winneshiek Marina north of Prairie du Chien, WI the Kaylee-Annie is available for routine patrol and search and rescue missions as a facility of the US Coast Guard. Auxiliary members provide their own boats, which must meet stringent requirements to be accepted by the US Coast Guard as a Coast Guard facility. When acting in an official capacity these vessels become US Coast Guard vessels (facilities) acting under orders from the United States Coast Guard and display the orange and white US Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol flag and signs. Auxiliary members serving on these facilities as crew and coxswain must also meet the same training and qualification requirements as their counterparts in the US Coast Guard.

Wed
29
Jul

Finney has been found!

Finney, the wooden fish hidden somewhere within the Lansing community as part of The Standard Newspaper’s promotion of the upcoming Lansing Fish Days celebration, has been found. Neighbors Dalton Mudderman, age 7, son of Dustin and Kelli Mudderman, and Brooklyn Moline, age 1, daughter of Ross and Beth Moline, found Finney Friday afternoon near the Kee High School football field after following the clues available at each of the contest’s local sponsors.
Watch future editions of The Standard for a photo of Dalton and Brooklyn along with their prizewinnings made possible by contest sponsors Lansing Auto Parts, Milty’s, Studio K and Expresso.

Wed
29
Jul

Kerndt Brothers Bank announces acquisitions of Fidelity Bank locations in Waukon and Decorah

Kerndt Brothers Bank has announced that the organization will be acquiring two new locations in northeast Iowa. Fidelity Bank & Trust locations in Waukon and Decorah will become the newest locations added to the Kerndt Brothers Bank line-up.
“We are very excited about these two particular locations,” stated Kerndt Brothers Bank President and Chief Executive Officer James Kerndt. “Our company has been a very active community partner in Waukon for over 30 years, contributing to numerous capital campaigns in that area. I also have personal ties in the Decorah community and have a deep-rooted love of that community as well. This seems to be a natural next step for our organization and fits well with our long-term strategic direction.”

Wed
29
Jul

Local youth participate in Lansing Summer Theatre Camp

The Lansing Summer Theatre Camp was held at Kee High School July 7 and July 9-11, culminating in a camp performance July 12. There were 32 campers ranging from third through eighth grades and 10 high school drama members serving as camp leaders. Each day of the camp revolved around a theme, such as Tearin’ It Up With Some Drama Day, CSI Investigation Day, Fiesta Day, Wipe Out Day, etc., with related activities of team building and theater skills. The campers were also grouped into performance categories of acting, mime, readers theatre, TV news and improvisational acting. High school camp leaders were in charge of directing each group’s performance for the Sunday, July 12 camp showcase for family and friends.

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