River Valley

Wed
04
Dec

Lansing City Council hears presentation on plans for improvements to swimming pool, approves signage in City Parks prohibiting tobacco use and smoking

by Alexis Johnson

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting Monday, December 2. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, the parks board report, and the police report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes for November 18 and November 25, payment of claims, parks board minutes from November 19 and library minutes from November 29. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

A presentation was given to explain updates and new improvements being considered for the Lansing Swimming Pool in order to proceed forward with fundraising for future updates of the facility. New signage will be placed around City Parks notifying that smoking or tobacco use is not permitted. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the new signage.

The old police squad car, a 2012 Dodge Charger, is being put up for bids.
 

Wed
27
Nov

Main Street Lansing sponsoring “Main Street Madness” promotion; Food drive scheduled for Small Business Saturday

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs from November 11 through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To get started this year, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a random drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

Wed
27
Nov

Assistance in tackling some preparation ...

The Lansing Park and Recreation Department and Splash Pad Committee received some assistance this fall from the Kee High School football team under the direction of Coach Chad Winters in preparing the area surrounding the Sports Complex, playground and splash pad for continued improvement. The concrete flooring for the new Splash Pad is scheduled to be completed this week, with completion of the project expected to take place in the spring of the new year. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
27
Nov

Quitline Iowa is available to help tobacco users quit

Quitline Iowa is a free service with a team of coaches trained to safely guide those who want to quit tobacco down the path to success. Allamakee County residents can take advantage of the program by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or visiting www.quitlineiowa.org to enroll.
 

Wed
20
Nov

Main Street Lansing sponsoring “Main Street Madness” promotion; Food drive scheduled for Small Business Saturday

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs from November 11 through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To get started this year, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

Wed
20
Nov

Lansing City Council gives approval to increase purchase price of recycling bins at its regular Monday session

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, November 18. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, a transfer of funds for the Splash Pad and an increase in the price of recycling bins.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from November 4, 2019 and the treasurer’s report for October 2019. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda with minimal discussion.

Resolution #929 was reviewed and considered to transfer funds from trust fund savings to general checking to cover splash pad expenses. A motion was made and seconded to approve Resolution #929 with minimal discussion.

A motion was made and seconded to increase the price of recycling bins. That price was increased to $12 per bin for a one-time purchase.

Wed
20
Nov

Exchange student from India to present program this Thursday

Deepanshu Dabas, an exchange student from India currently attending Kee High School in Lansing, will give a cultural presentation at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21. Dabas will serve traditional foods from his native country as part of the presentation.
 

Wed
13
Nov

River Valley Panthers 4-H Club hosting Food Drive ...

The River Valley Panthers 4-H Club is hosting a Food Drive in preparation for the holiday season. Drop boxes, such as the one pictured above surrounded by members of the River Valley Panthers 4-H Club, have been placed at Fareway-Waukon, Quillin’s, Hartig Drug, Robey Memorial Library and the Allamakee County Extension Office in Waukon. All donations will be taken to the local food pantry. The Food Drive boxes will be available at the above locations until this Saturday, November 16. The River Valley Panthers 4-H Club would appreciate any donations and support of this community service project. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
06
Nov

ISU Extension hosts “What’s on Your Plate?” at New Albin Elementary ...

Second graders at New Albin Elementary School learned about MyPlate and the five food groups at a recent presentation by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They studied the lunch menu and learned all five food groups are served daily. While digging deeper, they learned about eating the rainbow and why phytochemicals (what gives food its color) are so good for those who eat them. While matching sugar cubes to the correct food, students gained a visual of how much sugar they are consuming, versus how much they should limit themselves to. Each lesson ended with a local food taste test.

These taste testers tried zucchini chips, sweet potato waffles, fresh mangos, cranberries, and cut up their own kiwis. For more information about joining 4-H, contact Becky Rea, Allamakee County K-12 Program Coordinator at the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Office at 563-568-6345. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
06
Nov

Leaf pick-up to continue Mondays and Tuesdays for next couple weeks, Parks Board seeking to fill open board position

by Alexis Johnson

The regular Lansing City Council meeting was held Monday, November 4. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, parks report and street report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes for October 21, payment of claims, parks board minutes from October 22, library board minutes from October 15, liquor licenses for The Other Place, treasurer’s report for August 2019, and Utility Rec Report for September 2019. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

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