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17
May

Supervisors hear from Volney area resident about highway safety following May 8 accident

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, May 15 to address a full agenda of items, including a Public Hearing for a Fiscal-Year 2017 budget amendment, consideration of bids for box culvert projects and setting a letting date for asphalt pavement maintenance projects. Board Chairperson Larry Schellhammer called the meeting to order.

Wed
17
May

RAGBRAI® in Allamakee County

Waukon RAGBRAI seeking volunteers to host riders in homes or yards overnight

Wed
10
May

Report indicates trout fishing has significant economic impact in Driftless Area

Trout Unlimited releases findings from survey recently conducted with anglers in the tri-state area

by Lissa Blake

People who trout fish in northeast Iowa aren’t just having fun - they’re also having a significant economic impact on the region. That was the gist of a new report released in late April by Trout Unlimited, entitled "Celebrating the Economic Impact of a Priceless Jewel: The Economic Impact of Trout Angling in the Driftless Area."

Around 50 people attended a special event Friday afternoon, April 28 at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. In addition to highlighting the new report and its findings, the event brought home the importance of private/public partnerships in the region.

Wed
10
May

Area resident Jean Hagen recalls the European trip she took 80 years ago through Maytag scholarship contest


Photos above and below provide evidence and memories of the trip to Europe taken by local resident Jean Hagen 80 years ago when she was a junior in high school. Hagen, then Jean Raymond, won the trip through a scholarship opportunity through the Maytag Corporation in her hometown of Newton. Pictured above are stickers she collected on her suitcase during the journey, and in the photo below are letters she wrote her mother during the trip, along with other memorabilia and a notebook she wrote in, Hagen still having all of these items from her journey in 1937. Photos by Brianne Eilers.

by Brianne Eilers

Members of the Thursday Club were recently taken on a trip down memory lane by area resident Jean Hagen as she recounted her trip to Europe that took place between July 6 and September 1, 1937. Jean grew up in Newton, which at that time was home to the Maytag Corporation that produced laundry appliances. Her father had died unexpectedly due to complications from an accident when Jean was young, so it was just Jean, her mother and her sister growing up.

A scholarship was offered by Fred Maytag, Jr., son of the founder of the Maytag Corporation, to a high school junior, offering a selected student an opportunity to travel to Europe and then give presentations on their experience when they returned to the United States. Jean was the recipient of said scholarship in 1937.

Wed
10
May

On split vote, Supervisors approve RAGBRAI® ordinance allowing rural vendor sales, set date for public hearing on the matter for May 22

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, May 8 to address a full agenda of items, including the discussion and consideration of a Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI®) ordinance pertaining to vendors outside of city limits, recognizing May 8-13 as Economic Development Week and an update for County Social Services (CSS).

During Public Comments, Allamakee County ATV/UTV Club President Chip Lamb addressed the Supervisors regarding the County ATV/UTV Ordinance. Lamb provided three examples from other counties and discussed the ATV/UTV Club's request for the ability to access the nearest gravel road via County blacktop and the recent legislative changes allowing the crossing of State roads. Dennis Blocker of the ATV/UTV Club discussed the need for access to the Driftless Education and Visitors Center and the ability to enter and exit Lansing by ATV.

Wed
03
May

"Family Wellness Fair" set for May 10 at Veterans Memorial Hospital celebrating its 20th anniversary


The Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. Free health tests, family activities, entertainment and complimentary refreshments will all be included in the evening plus many door prizes will be given away. Veterans Memorial Hospital will also be awarding prizes at the Wellness Fair to all those in Allamakee and northern Clayton counties that participated in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 week wellness challenge in 2017. “Greenie” the balloon artist (pictured above), “Klyde Thinger the Clown,” the Waukon Fire Department, as well face painting and child car seat checks will be available again this year. In addition, a photo booth and dunk tank will offered. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event. Submitted photo.

New events and activities available to help mark this year's milestone; former U of I quarterback Chuck Long attending

The 20th annual “Family Wellness Fair” will be held Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Health testing, exhibits and activities will all be providing a complete evening of entertainment and education for families of all ages.

This is the 20th annual event sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital and will include some special added attractions to celebrate this milestone. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event which is offered in conjunction with the end of the annual Live Healthy Iowa Community Wellness Challenge.

Wed
03
May

2017 Waukon High School Prom royalty ...

Waukon High School seniors Tyler O'Neill and Mason Hermeier were selected as the 2017 Waukon High School Prom King and Queen at the annual event held Saturday, April 29. Hermeier was selected from a Queen court that also involved fellow seniors Heidi Dougherty, Deana Schlitter and Regan Wasson. O'Neill was chosen from a King court that also included fellow seniors Nathan Benzing, Kyle Jones and Blain Swenson. Photo by Krystal Johnson.
 

Wed
03
May

Clean-up of Big Slough flood debris now complete ...

At the Monday, April 24 meeting of the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors, Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker reported that the large debris field within the Big Slough in the Mississippi River from last year’s flooding has been cleaned up following the coordination and efforts of several organizations. Following the record flooding of the Upper Iowa River last year in August, an unexpected result of that flooding was the large amount of man-made and woody debris collected by that river’s rising floodwaters which, in turn, flowed downriver and finally settled in and clogged the Big Slough of the Mississippi River south of New Albin (as evident in the photo above taken during the recent clean-up effort). Upon notification of the existence of this debris field by members of the Friends of Pool 9, efforts began with several agencies to determine a plan of action to clean up this large debris field.

Thu
27
Apr

Waukon garbage collection schedule change in May

Starting the first week of May, Waukon's residential garbage collection schedule changes to Tuesdays for south of Main Street and Thursdays for north of Main Street. The second week of May will include recyclables and begin the alternate week recycle pick-up schedule. There are no changes for commercial garbage pick-up.

New Garbage Collection Schedule begins:

Tuesday, May 2 - South of Main Street

Thursday, May 4 - North of Main Street

Alternate Week Recycle Pick-up (in addition to garbage collection) begins:

Tuesday, May 9 - South of Main Street

Thursday, May 11 - North of Main Street

 

Wed
26
Apr

RAGBRAI® in Allamakee County

Waukon RAGBRAI reveals town logo, theme and July 28 entertainment

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