River Valley

Wed
20
Jun

Lansing City Council discusses new storm sewer on Main and Front Streets, approves revised bid for seal coating City streets

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council met in a very brief regular session Monday, June 18. Discussion centered around a new storm sewer being put in and approval of revised seal coat bids for City streets. Another agenda item pertaining to Hazard Mitigation was not able to take place and will likely be rescheduled for the next meeting.

There will be a new storm sewer put in place in the area of Main and Front Streets due to an issue discovered with the existing storm sewer in that area. The council also approved the bids to seal coat the City streets approved during the previous council meeting, with the exception of the pool parking lot due to a budgeting matter.

Wed
20
Jun

Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center to host Storytime June 28

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center will be hosting the June Driftless Storytime Thursday, June 28 from 10-11 a.m. Storytime is open to all ages and will include a story, hands-on activities and a craft to take home.  The June Driftless Storytime topic will be pollinators and bees in the Driftless Region.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is a National Great River Road Interpretive Center located at 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing. Programs for youth and adults are free of charge and all ages are welcome to attend. The Driftless Storytime will also take place July 26 and August 23 of this year.

For more information on this program or any program hosted by the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center or the Allamakee County Conservation Board follow them online or call 563-538-0403.
 

Wed
13
Jun

Barb Welsh presentation on Harriet Hosmer to be first in Chautaqua Summer Series at Ferryville, WI


Barb Welsh ... Submitted photo.

Chautauqua is defined as an experience that provides popular education and entertainment. The Ferryville Tourism Council will be presenting a Chautauqua Summer Series for 2018. Each event will be held at the Ferryville Village Hall at the south end of town beginning at 8 p.m. with refreshments and time for visiting.

The first program of the series will be Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Barbara Kailean Welsh will be the featured guest. She grew up just outside of Lansing, and she now lives in Viroqua, WI. She is the author of a biography of Harriet Hosmer, a woman whose name is forever connected to the Lansing area.

Harriet Hosmer never lived in Lansing, and in fact, only visited once for a short time.  So why, one might wonder, is one of the most famous landmarks in Lansing named Mount Hosmer? Those who come to the June 20 Chautauqua program in Ferryville, WI will find out.

Wed
13
Jun

Speaker series at Meehan Memorial Library to feature “Reasons for Seasons and Summer Skies” June 22

Friday, June 22 - the day after summer solstice, the public is invited to hear Carl Bracken give the talk “Reasons for Seasons and Summer Skies” at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, located at 515 Main Street in Lansing. He’ll explain why planet Earth enjoys four distinct astronomical and climatologist seasons, helping listeners better understand the night skies.

Telescopes will be available for viewing the stars. This is a program for kids and adults. Bracken is a member of the Cedar Amateur Astronomers (CAA) in Cedar Rapids, whose mission is to share its members’ passion for observing, studying and imaging the cosmos.

The free program will begin at 7:30 p.m. - note the change in time due to viewing of the night sky. The program will be preceded by a light supper with a freewill offering. For more information about the program contact Library Director Derva Burke at 563-538-4693.
 

Wed
06
Jun

Visitors Center to host June 9 Flint Knapping Demonstration

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing will be hosting Gary Eldred of The Prairie Enthusiasts for an interactive flint knapping demonstration Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Along with Eldred will be other Driftless Area residents who share a passion for flint knapping and bow making in traditional Native American styles.

Flint knapping is the art of making arrowheads, knives and other tools using chipped rock and stones in the same manner Native Americans have done for thousands of years. The demonstration will be free of charge and will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors to the Driftless Center are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the demonstrators while they are working.

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is located at 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing and is an interpretive center highlighting the Driftless Area of Allamakee County. The building is open seven days a week and is free for all visitors.

Wed
06
Jun

Blood Drive scheduled for June 8 in Lansing

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood this Friday, June 8 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kerndt Brothers Community Center located on Main Street in Lansing. To make an appointment or to learn more about blood donation, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements in order to donate blood.
 

Wed
06
Jun

Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry to host series of “Allamakee Libraries Rock” events this summer

As part of the “Allamakee Libraries Rock” program, Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry is hosting a series of events as part of its Kids Summer Reading Program. The following events are scheduled to take place at the library, unless otherwise indicated:

Wed
30
May

Blood Drive scheduled for June 8 in Lansing

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood Friday, June 8 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kerndt Brothers Community Center located on Main Street in Lansing. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
 

Wed
30
May

Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry to host series of “Allamakee Libraries Rock” events this summer

As part of the “Allamakee Libraries Rock” program, Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry is hosting a series of events as part of its Kids Summer Reading Program. The following events are scheduled to take place at the library, unless otherwise indicated:

Wed
23
May

Iowa DOT hosts second public forum on future considerations for Black Hawk Bridge; Comment deadline is May 29


Second open house forum held in regard to future of Black Hawk Bridge ... Officials from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) discuss several plans of action regarding the future of the Black Hawk Bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Lansing at a Tuesday, May 15 open forum meeting with area residents held at Kee High School in Lansing. Public comment is being accepted on the plan proposals until Tuesday, May 29, but DOT officials say that all correspondence received after that deadline date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. Comments can be submitted online at http://bit.ly/iowadot2065. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

Tuesday, May 15 at Kee High School in Lansing, area residents attended a second open forum meeting hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in regard to the potential replacement of the Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing. The first meeting held last August collected opinions about potential designs.

This May 15 meeting had more details about the alternatives under consideration and the issues which need to be addressed in selecting the best alternative. In addition, the DOT wants to be transparent as to what the next steps in this process are.

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