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Allamakee County voters confirm incumbent Sheriff as Republican nominee, nominate Gearhart as Iowa House District 64 Representative

The June 4 Primary Election offered Allamakee County voters contested races between declared candidates in just two ballot items, both on the Republican ballot. Within those contested races, voters overwhelmingly declared they don’t see a need for change within the office of the county’s top law enforcement agency at this point in time, while they also followed the overall trend in selecting a new district representative to be their voice within the state level of government.

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Jun

Kasemeier does not change plea to guilty; July 1 hearing now set to schedule trial on initial charge of Murder in the First Degree


Does not change plea to guilty, will now stand trial ... Allamakee County Sheriff Deputies escort Brandon Kasemeier and his attorney into the large courtroom at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon during a Monday, June 10 hearing. With the hearing having been scheduled in anticipation of Kasemeier entering a guilty plea to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree per his request and a motion originally filed in mid-April of this year, Kasemeier instead opted not to change his plea during Monday’s hearing and will now stand trial on a charge of Murder in the First Degree, with a July 1 hearing now scheduled to try and determine that trial date. Photo by Sharon Drahn, Contributing Writer.

by Sharon Drahn, Contributing Writer

Brandon Kasemeier, the 40-year-old man from Waukon charged in the January 21 death of his estranged wife, Jami Kasemeier, appeared in Allamakee County District Court Monday morning, June 10 for a dual purpose hearing in the case.

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Jun

Allamakee County voters will be asked to fill all seven seats on the Veterans Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees at November election

Those interested in serving on the VMH Board of Trustees must file by August 28

Allamakee County voters will have a unique opportunity in the coming November 5, 2024 General Election.

After voter approval in November 2022, Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) was transferred from City of Waukon ownership to ownership by Allamakee County. Per Iowa Code 347, a new board of trustees is required to be voted in and all trustee seats are up for election. The VMH Board of Trustees consists of seven members. Membership is open to any eligible resident of Allamakee County.

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Jun

PTSD Awareness Walk set for June 29

June is PTSD Awareness Month

The Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Office and the Allamakee County Veterans Museum are sponsoring a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Walk Saturday, June 29 beginning at 9 a.m. from the Freedom Rock in the Waukon City Park to the Allamakee County Courthouse front lawn. There will be an optional extra loop around the park prior to the main walk for those who want to walk longer.

Following the walk there will be tables set up on the courthouse lawn with representatives from helping agencies as well as video presentations at the Allamakee Veterans Museum at 105 Allamakee Street, across from the courthouse. This event is part of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD program celebrating June as PTSD Awareness Month.

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Jun

REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations...

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May

Allamakee County voters to head to the polls June 4 for 2024 Primary Election

Tuesday, June 4 will be the Primary Election to determine which candidates will be representing their respective political parties in the 2024 General Election in November. An election notice listing the respective races in each of the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties is published on Page 22 of this week’s edition of this newspaper, listing races at the Federal, State and County levels of government for voters to make their selections in, along with additional ballot and election information.

In-person absentee voting for this year’s Primary Election began May 15 and lasts through June 3 in the Auditor’s Office at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday each week until that June 3 date. The Auditor’s Office will also be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday, June 1 for in-person absentee voting.

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May

Elections 101: Election Security - Part 2

Elections 101 has been a weekly series of articles offering a variety of information regarding elections in Iowa and Allamakee County prior to this year’s June 4 Primary Election. The information has been provided courtesy of Allamakee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Denise Beyer.

Last week, article #5 of six explained steps taken by all counties in the state of Iowa during both pre-election preparation and testing and the Election Day process to ensure an accurate, safe and secure election. This final article in the series will explain the process after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Night, how results are verified when the Auditor reports to the Iowa Secretary of State, and the required Post-Election Audit.

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May

Dairy Days Parade scheduled for Monday in Waukon

The Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board has scheduled the June Dairy Days Parade to be held in Waukon this year. The parade will be held Monday, June 3, beginning at 7 p.m.

Line-up for parade entries begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. The parade route will travel from the Fairgrounds south on Allamakee Street to the stoplight intersection, where it will turn right and head west on Main Street to 2nd Street NW. Another right turn will take the parade up 2nd Street NW to Eighth Avenue NW, with the parade route turning right again and heading east back to the Fairgrounds.

The Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board  will be setting up its dairy wagon at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce/Allamakee County Economic Development parking lot on Main Street and serving from 4 p.m. until finished. For more information, contact Kerri Gibbs at 563-419-2260.
 

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May

Memorial Day activities scheduled to take place in area communities

Grand Marshal and Featured Speaker ...  U.S. Air Force Colonel Eric Haler. Submitted photo.
Grand Marshal and Featured Speaker ... U.S. Air Force Colonel Eric Haler. Submitted photo.

A variety of Memorial Day activities are being planned for the upcoming holiday weekend, including all the traditional Memorial Day observances this year scheduled for Monday, May 27 in all of the area communities within Allamakee County. Those traditions of parades, full cemetery programs and wreath laying are being planned in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country, with details of some of those celebrations being outlined below on this page in their respective highlighted boxes.

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