River Valley

Wed
14
Aug

Presentation on “Brother Against Brother” in the Civil War this Thursday at Meehan Memorial Library


Bob O’Connor ...

Historian and author Bob O’Connor will present a program, “The American Civil War, Brother Against Brother,” at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, August 15 at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library. His presentation will be about the Culp brothers of Gettysburg who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.

O’Connor, of Charles Town, WV, has written 15 books and visits the Driftless Area frequently. He writes historical fiction and non-fiction about the American Civil War and hosts a weekly podcast, “The Chronicles of the American Civil War.”

The program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 515 Main Street in Lansing and can be reached at 563-538-4693. A light lunch will be available at 5:30 p.m., prior to the program.

Wed
14
Aug

Finney has been found! ...

Finney, the wooden fish hidden somewhere within the Lansing community as part of The Standard newspaper’s promotion of this past weekend’s Lansing Fish Days celebration, has been found. Summer Walleser, 12-year-old daughter of Ted and Stacy Walleser of Lansing, found Finney hidden in the tree located at the back of the Main Street Plaza in Lansing. She is pictured above at the location of her discovery displaying her prizes for finding Finney, which include $50 in Downtown Dollars donated by Kerndt Brothers Bank, a gift bag with nutMeg’s items and a gift certificate donated by nutMeg’s, one large specialty pizza donated by Expresso, a $20 gift certificate donated by Studio K, a $20 gift certificate donated by Carquest/Lansing Auto Parts, a $20 gift certificate donated by Milty’s/Skinny Dip, a $20 gift certificate donated by Main Channel Grill, and a fishing pole with tackle donated by Village Farm & Home, Lansing.
 

Wed
07
Aug

First Dollar Visit and Ribbon Cutting for Polished on Main ...

Main Street Lansing held a ribbon cutting and First Dollar presentation for Polished on Main, located at 353 Main Street in Lansing. Polished on Main is the area’s newest full service nail spa, featuring services such as spa pedicures, gel manicures, acrylic nails, acrylic dip nails and gel builder overlay. “I am looking forward to taking care of all your nail needs!” said owner Michelle Stiehl. Pictured above at the First Dollar presentation and ribbon cutting event are, left to right, Main Street Lansing representatives Andy Kelleher and Jana Schoh, Polished on Main owner Michelle Stiehl, and Main Street Lansing representatives Mary Palmborg and Maryann Baldwin. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
07
Aug

Relay of Voices visiting Lansing and Harpers Ferry this week


Tom Styrbicki and Victoria Bradford Styrbicki ... Submitted photo.

The Relay of Voices relay team will be coming into Lansing August 7 from La Crosse, WI and leaving August 8, and entering Harpers Ferry August 8 and leaving August 9 to move on to Guttenberg, and the public is invited to greet and meet the Relay of Voices relay team as they enter and leave each community. Lansing and Harpers Ferry will each host the relay team and its crew with a community potluck, local entertainment and an opportunity to gather along the Mississippi River and share local stories.

Wed
07
Aug

Second Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby to take place August 17

Pat Sandry ...
Pat Sandry ...

Saturday, August 17, family and friends of lifelong resident and local “River Rat” Pat Sandry will be honoring his memory with the Second Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby and Friends of Pool 9 Fundraiser held on the Mississippi River. Sandry passed away in November of 2017 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, had a great passion for fishing and hunting, and he truly treasured the beauty of the Lansing area.

Entry fee is $50 per boat with 50% payback in prize money and 50% being donated to Friends of Pool 9. There is a limit of two adults and two children per boat.

Hours of the tournament will be from 6 a.m.-12 noon with weigh-in at Shipwrecked, Shep’s Riverside Patio Bar, starting at 10 a.m. Categories of fish include Bass, Walleye, Bluegill, Crappie, Northern, Perch, Catfish and Roughfish. Only one fish from each category per boat can be weighed.

Wed
31
Jul

Relay of Voices expedition to make stops in Lansing and Harpers Ferry on its journey down the Mississippi; Public invited to participate in variety of events

Lansing and Harpers Ferry are “Calling all runners, walkers, bikers and paddlers!”

The Relay of Voices relay team will be coming into Lansing August 7 from La Crosse, WI and leaving August 8, and entering Harpers Ferry August 8 and leaving August 9 to move on to Guttenberg, and the public is invited to greet and meet the Relay of Voices relay team as they enter and leave each community. Lansing and Harpers Ferry will each host the relay team and its crew with a community potluck, local entertainment and an opportunity to gather along the Mississippi River and share local stories.

Wed
31
Jul

Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues disabled vessel south of Harpers Ferry

Sunday, July 28 a quiet family outing on the Mississippi River in their new boat suddenly became a rescue operation for the Coast Guard Auxiliary when the vessel suffered an engine failure leaving her at the mercy of the strong current just south of Harpers Ferry on the Wisconsin side of the river. The vessel, a 24-foot pontoon with eight adults and five young children aboard was being pushed by the swift current into the trees of island number166, which is located just a bit south of Nobles Landing near Harpers Ferry and was submerged by high water.

A close and approaching barge added to the severity of the situation. The wake of the barge would have likely pushed the vessel against the trees, which could have proven even more troublesome.

Wed
31
Jul

Photographers of all ages invited to take part in photo contest for Lansing Fish Days; Deadline is Monday, August 5

The Lansing Fish Days Committee is hosting a photography contest in conjunction with the annual community celebration being held August 9-11. Photographers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Each photographer can submit up to three photos, and it is asked that all photos be in a 5”x7” format and printed on photo paper. The photos will be displayed in plastic sleeves.

The contest will involve two categories, “Lansing’s Black Hawk Bridge” and “Out and About in Lansing”. There is no fee to enter the contest, but all submitted photographs become property of the Lansing Lions Club to be used. The images, however, remain the property of the entrant.

Prizes will be awarded in each category, including First prize of $25; Second prize of $10; and People’s Choice prize of $10. A Grand prize of $50 and a Lansing Fish Days t-shirt will be awarded overall, with both categories being judged to determine an overall winner.

Wed
24
Jul

LIFT receives grant from ITC Midwest ...

Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT) has announced that it has received a $1,500 grant from ITC Midwest to be used to support food insecurity in eastern Allamakee County. Specifically, the grant will be used to help not only the truly poor, but the working poor, the elderly poor and anyone who has a need. Through the ITC Charitable Giving Program, ITC Midwest makes contributions to local nonprofits as part of the company’s commitment to the many communities it serves. ITC supports qualified nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects emphasize the company’s focus on education, environmental stewardship, social services, and health and wellness.

“ITC Midwest is pleased to present this check to Lansing Iowa Food Trust, an organization that provides essential support to those in need in the Lansing community,” said ITC Midwest Area Local Government and Community Affairs Director Lori Broghammer. “We appreciate the important work this organization does.”

Wed
24
Jul

Relay of Voices expedition to make stops in Lansing and Harpers Ferry on its journey down the Mississippi; Public invited to participate in variety of events

Lansing and Harpers Ferry are “Calling all runners, walkers, bikers and paddlers!”

The Relay of Voices relay team will be coming into Lansing August 7 from La Crosse, WI and leaving August 8, and entering Harpers Ferry August 8 and leaving August 9 to move on to Guttenberg, and the public is invited to greet and meet the Relay of Voices relay team as they enter and leave each community. Lansing and Harpers Ferry will each host the relay team and its crew with a community potluck, local entertainment and an opportunity to gather along the Mississippi River and share local stories.

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