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Returned to their journey: Bones of 41 American Indians removed from Effigy Mounds returned to their tribes for reburial


Special agent involving a special place ... Effigy Mounds lead ranger David Barland-Liles is pictured above along one of the trails at Effigy Mounds National Monument. Beginning in 2011, he served as the special agent for the National Park Service investigating the most noted recent cases of wrongdoing at Effigy Mounds. Photo by Lissa Blake.

by Lissa Blake

What’s happened at Effigy Mounds over the past 28 years might sound more like the plot of a detective novel than the everyday operations of a National Monument. But after almost 30 years, guardians of the sacred place are in the process of righting a serious wrong.

According to David Barland-Liles, special agent for the National Park Service (NPS) and lead ranger at Effigy Mounds, the skeletal remains of 41 indigenous people, which were missing for 21 years, are being returned to their respective tribes for repatriation.

THE MISSING BONES
The story of the missing bones and how they were recovered involves many individuals who have worked at Effigy Mounds over the past three decades. Barland-Liles said he was working as a special agent for the NPS in St. Louis, MO in 2011 when the matter first came to his attention.

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Oct

Fields of Faith moved inside due to cold, wet weather ...

The seventh annual local Fields of Faith event in Waukon was held Wednesday, October 10 inside the Waukon High School gymnasium due to colder temperatures and light rain that forced the event from its traditional venue of the Waukon High School football field. Neither the weather nor the change of venue did anything to dampen the impact of the messages offered by three Waukon High School students and two adult speakers on how faith has impacted their life. Those student speakers are pictured in the three photos in the center below and include, left to right, Waukon High School seniors Megan O’Neill, Emily Kolsrud and Maddie Ahlstrom. Featured adult speakers included Isaac Fruechte (pictured in photo at bottom of page) and Cedric James (pictured below).

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Oct

Waukon High School Homecoming Royalty...

Waukon High School seniors Thomas Byrnes (left) and Megan O’Neill (right) were crowned Waukon High School's 2018 Homecoming King and Queen at the traditional "Burning of the 'W'" pep rally Thursday, October 4 at the Waukon High School gym. Additional photos of Waukon High School's Homecoming events are featured on Page 2A inside this week's issue, as well as coverage of Waukon football's Homecoming victory over Waterloo Columbus featured on Page 15A this week.

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Kee High School Homecoming Royalty ...

Kee High School seniors Makayla Walleser (left) and Tony Martin (right) were crowned Kee High School's 2018 Homecoming Queen and King at the annual Homecoming pep rally held in the Kee High School gymnasium Friday afternoon, October 5. Additional photos of Kee High School's Homecoming festivities are featured on Page 16A of this week's issue of The Standard, along with coverage of the Hawks' Homecoming game with Easton Valley featured on Page 10A inside this issue. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

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Oct

Fields of Faith event is Wednesday evening at Waukon High School

Students from Waukon High School will join thousands of other youth and any others who may be interested on athletic fields across the nation Wednesday, October 10 to share their Christian faith with fellow students and the general public during the 15th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA) Fields of Faith event. This interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 500 locations throughout the nation.

The local event is now in its seventh year and will start at 7 p.m. at the Waukon High School football field that Wednesday evening. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the Waukon High School gymnasium.

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Oct

George Ashbacher to share his Barn of Memories with the public this weekend


Collection of local history will be open to the public ... Longtime auctioneer George Ashbacher sits near his display of vintage washing machines that, along with many other things, he has collected throughout his 60 years of auctioneering. Ashbacher will open his six buildings he has filled with northeast Iowa history and memorabilia to the public this Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Photo by Kristin Kopperud-Stinn.

Historical hairdressing ... Pictured above is a vintage “perm” machine used back in the day to give hair permanents. The machine is just one of the many pieces of local nostalgia that George Ashbacher of rural Harpers Ferry has collected over the years and now has on display in the former Rossville Barbershop that is part of six buildings he will be opening to the public this weekend for open house viewing of local history. Photo by Kristin Kopperud-Stinn.

by Kristin Kopperud-Stinn

George Ashbacher has one of the largest collections of memorabilia in northeast Iowa. Most of the items on display at his Grandpa George’s Barn of Memories are from a radius of 60 miles or less from Harpers Ferry where Ashbacher calls home. In total, there are six buildings, seven if you count the second floor of the main building.

Ashbacher credits 60 years of auctioneering for his impressive collection, which ranges from small souvenir spoons and plates to five vintage tractors. Originally, Ashbacher had 48 tractors in his collection. He also owns more than 200 pieces of chalk ware, 40 lamps and a host of commemorative items from towns such as Waterville, Waukon, Rossville, Elkader, Harpers Ferry, Marquette and McGregor.

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Oct

Quanrude files appeal of his Second Degree Murder conviction

by Lissa Blake

A Waukon man convicted of second degree murder last month has now filed an appeal on that verdict.

John Michael Quanrude, 32, filed the appeal Wednesday, October 3. The action came following his sentencing hearing held Monday, October 1 in the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon, where District Judge John Bauercamper sentenced Quanrude to 50 years in prison for the killing of his stepfather and roommate, 60-year-old Dean Russell of Waukon. At the time, Bauercamper instructed Quanrude that he had 30 days to appeal his case.

In a jury trial that took just four days in mid-September before a guilty verdict was handed down, Quanrude was convicted of the crime, a Class B felony, which took place April 16 of this year in the home he shared with Russell at 49 Jean Road in the Parkview Trailer Court in Waukon. At the time of sentencing,

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03
Oct

Court selected for Homecoming 2018 being celebrated at Waukon High School this week ...

Students at Waukon High School have selected their Homecoming representatives for 2018, with the coronation of this year's Homecoming Queen and King set to take place at the traditional "Burning of the 'W'" pep rally scheduled for this Thursday evening, October 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at Waukon High School. Pictured in the top photo above are this year's Waukon High School Homecoming Queen and King candidates from the 2018-2019 Senior class, including: Left to right - Front row: Queen candidates Megan O’Neill, Brigid Berns, Madisen Ahlstrom, McKenzie Cooper and Grace Howe. Back row: King candidates Michael Headington, Andrew Mellick, Pryce Hesse, Michael Sweeney and Thomas Byrnes. Pictured in the photo directly above, front to back and left to right, are Freshman Class attendants Alyssa Bublitz and Jordan Sletten, Sophomore Class attendants Madelyn Waters and Daniel Gruman, and Junior Class attendants Elizabeth McQuade and Zach Davison.

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Kee High School 2018 Homecoming Court selected ...

Members of the Kee High School Homecoming Court for 2018 include the King and Queen candidates from the Senior class pictured above, as well as the underclassman attendants pictured below. Pictured above are, left to right: Front row - Senior Class Homecoming Queen candidates Neve Goetzinger, Katie Brennan, Makayla Walleser, McKenzie Hawes and Macie Hill. Back row - Senior Class Homecoming King candidates Dylan Walleser, Anthony Martin, Jacob Berns, Josh Walleser and Micah Reinke. Pictured at left, front to back and left to right, are: Junior Class attendants Ashlyn Seitz and Joey Snitker, Sophomore Class attendants Jenessa Stussy and Ryan Conway, and Freshman Class attendants Haley Meyer and Nick Buege. Details of this week's Homecoming events at Kee High School, along with celebratory pages, can be found on Pages 8A-9A inside this issue. Photos courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.
 

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Oct

Waukon State Bank donates $10,000 to tennis court project ...

Waukon State Bank has made a donation of $10,000 to the Waukon Park, Recreation and Wellness Department Tennis Court Project. Pictured above at the check presentation are, left to right, Amy McCormick and Gail Prestemon of Waukon State Bank, Waukon Park & Recreation Wellness Director Jeremy Strub, and Dan Denk and Justin Sweeney of Waukon State Bank. The project will include two tennis courts that will be located near the soccer fields on the west edge of Waukon, close to the new concession stand/restroom building. The tennis courts will be open to the public so anyone can use these courts for tennis or pickle ball with no membership or other fees. The courts will be lighted and could also be used in the winter for ice skating. Prestemon stated, “Waukon State Bank is happy to support a project that can benefit a wide variety of people in our community.

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