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Town hall meeting series by State Auditor Rob Sand includes stop in Waukon


State Auditor in Waukon ... State of Iowa Auditor Rob Sand is currently conducting a series of town hall meetings in which he intends to visit all of Iowa’s 99 counties to discuss the work he’s been doing since elected to the office in November of last year and assuming its duties at the beginning of this year. Sand held one of those town hall meetings Monday, September 30 in Waukon. Photo by Lissa Blake.

by Lissa Blake

Politics should be about doing good work, as often as possible.

That’s just one of the ideas that is motivating Decorah native and recently elected State of Iowa Auditor Rob Sand to travel to all of Iowa’s 99 counties to meet with taxpayers.

“It’s good for me to be able to hear what people are talking about, and it’s good for people to be able to poke their elected officials with a stick,” quipped Sand during a Monday, September 30 stop in Waukon.

Sand is the son of Dr. Kevin and Leslie Sand and a 2001 graduate of Decorah High School. He graduated from Brown University in 2005 and the University of Iowa School of Law in 2010. He was then hired in the office of the Iowa Attorney General, where he worked as an assistant attorney general until his election as State of Iowa Auditor last November.

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09
Oct

Waukon High School Homecoming Royalty...

Waukon High School seniors Brock Hatlan (left) and Hailey Regan (right) were crowned Waukon High School's 2019 Homecoming King and Queen at the traditional "Burning of the 'W'" pep rally Thursday, October 3 at the Waukon High School gym. Additional photos of Waukon High School's Homecoming events are featured on Page 14A inside this week's issue, as well as coverage of the Waukon football team's Homecoming victory over Oelwein featured on Page 13A this week.
 

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09
Oct

Law enforcement seeking public assistance regarding armed robbery in Postville

The Postville Police Department and the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in regard to an apparent armed robbery that took place Thursday, October 3 around 10 a.m. within the town of Postville in the 100 block of South Reynolds Street. An initial report indicates that the vehicle involved in the incident was a gray or silver Dodge Neon or Stratus, and the victim of the incident stated it was a two-door vehicle that had boxes in the back seat and other items filling up the back window.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a black male estimated to be in his early 30s and standing approximately 5’4” to 5’6”. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or who has seen a vehicle fitting this description is asked to contact the Postville Police Department at 563-864-3234 or the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department at 563-568-4521.

Wed
09
Oct

General aspects of disaster recovery addressed as part of Emergency Management Recovery meeting series


Addressing recovery in the event of a disaster ... Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker (standing at far right) makes an introduction of Janet Riley (standing at left) of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management at a Tuesday, October 1 Emergency Management Recovery meeting held at the Allamakee County Public Safety Center near Waukon. At this October 1 meeting planned as part of an overall series, the two addressed a group of area governmental, business and organizational leaders in regard to general aspects of the recovery planning process in the event of a natural or other type of disaster within Allamakee County. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

by Joe Moses

An Emergency Management Recovery meeting and presentation was conducted by Janet Riley with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Tuesday morning, October 1 at the Allamakee County Public Safety Center just north of Waukon. The meeting began with an introduction by Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker, followed by Riley speaking to a full conference room consisting of members of the media, local government, financial institutions, public works and economic development among other stakeholders from within the county.

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09
Oct

Fields of Faith 2019 Wednesday night

Students from area high schools will join thousands of other youth and any others who may be interested on athletic fields across the nation Wednesday, October 9 to share their Christian faith with fellow students and the general public during the annual Fields of Faith event. The local event is now in its eighth 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.

Featured speaker for this year’s event will be Michael De Jong, a resident of Iowa who is a husband and father to five children. He will share his message of how Jesus rescued and saved him during the darkest moments of his life.

Wed
09
Oct

Matt Tapscott of Decorah announces candidacy for Iowa Senate District 28


Matt Tapscott ...

Matt Tapscott of Decorah has announced that he is running for the Iowa State Senate. Tapscott is running in Senate District 28, which is comprised of all of Allamakee and Clayton counties and parts of Fayette and Winneshiek counties. That seat is currently occupied by Michael Breitbach of Strawberry Point and is up for election in November 2020.

“Northeast Iowa needs a leader in the Iowa Senate who will listen to people and advocate at the Iowa Capitol for positive rural changes,” Tapscott said. “People tell me that they are tired of the ‘I don’t need to listen to you’ attitude and divisive politics by our current legislators. I promise to listen to Iowans living in northeast Iowa and to care for Iowa’s future by investing now in our people and our communities.”

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04
Oct

Law enforcement seeking public assistance regarding armed robbery in Postville

The Postville Police Department and the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in regard to an apparent armed robbery that took place Thursday, October 3 around 10 a.m. within the town of Postville. An initial report indicates that the vehicle involved in the incident was a gray or silver Dodge Neon/Stratus, and the victim of the incident stated it was a two-door vehicle that had boxes in the back seat and other items filling up the back window. The driver of the vehicle was described as a black male estimated to be in his early 30s and standing approximately 5’4” to 5’6”. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or who has seen a vehicle fitting this description is asked to contact the Postville Police Department at 563-864-3234 or the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department at 563-568-4521.

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02
Oct

Kee High School Homecoming Royalty...

Kee High School seniors Rachel Walleser (left) and Joey Snitker-Derespina (right) were crowned Kee High School's 2019 Homecoming Queen and King at the annual Homecoming pep rally held in the Kee High School gymnasium Friday afternoon, September 27. Additional photos of Kee High School's Homecoming festivities are featured on Page 16A of the 10/2/19 issue of The Standard, along with coverage of the Hawks' Homecoming game win over West Central featured on Page 15A inside this issue. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

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02
Oct

Court selected for Homecoming 2019 being celebrated at Waukon High School this week ...

Students at Waukon High School have selected their Homecoming representatives for 2019, 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 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at Waukon High School. Pictured in the photo above at right are this year's Waukon High School Homecoming Queen and King candidates from the 2019-2020 Senior class, including: Left to right - Front row: Queen candidates Hailey Regan, Carissa Bockman, Alison Sherman and Leah Bulman; Back row: King candidates Dawson Baures, Alyx Ede, Brock Hatlan and Reed Kelly. Pictured in the photo below, front to back and left to right, are Junior Class attendants Regan Griffith and Ibrahim Dabo, Sophomore Class attendants Morgan Stortz and Braden Hemann, and Freshman Class attendants Jasmine Schomacker and James Johanningmeier. The parade route for this Friday's Homecoming Parade at 2 p.m.

Wed
02
Oct

Fields of Faith 2019 event set for October 9

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 9 to share their Christian faith with fellow students and the general public. The local event is now in its eighth 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.

Featured speaker for this year’s event will be Michael De Jong, a resident of Iowa who is a husband and father to five children. He will share his message of how Jesus rescued and saved him during the darkest moments of his life.

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