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05
Dec

Pat Stone elected as Mayor of Waukon in December 5 run-off election

Voters in the city of Waukon elected a new mayor in the Tuesday, December 5 run-off election. That run-off election was necessary after the November 7 City Election did not yield a true winner based on none of the five candidates in that initial mayor's race receiving the necessary 50%+1 vote majority, pushing the top two vote-getters, Dwight Jones and Pat Stone, into the run-off election.
According to initial unofficial results released by the Allamakee County Auditor's Office December 5, those voters elected city government newcomer Pat Stone to the Waukon Mayor's office by a 395-236 final vote count. Stone's margin included an absentee vote margin of 83-49 and an election night tally of 312-187.
Stone will now assume the office of mayor, replacing outgoing mayor Duane DeWalle, who did not seek re-election to the mayor's seat this year. Stone will assume the office in January 2018.

Wed
29
Nov

More questions asked in regard to Waterville Elementary School; board work session planned for Thursday

Constituents of the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) have continued to ask questions of the district's board of directors in regard to the board's consideration of the future of Waterville Elementary School. The ACSD Board of Directors is scheduled to ultimately make a decision on the future of the school at its Monday, December 18 regular board meeting.

The board has also scheduled a pair of work sessions prior to that December 18 regular meeting, each of those work sessions being scheduled for other purposes needing to be addressed by the board but also offering the opportunity for board members to further discuss any Waterville Elementary considerations. Those work sessions have been scheduled for this Thursday, November 30 and again Tuesday, December 12, both starting at 7 a.m. and both being held in the board room in the school district's administrative office area accessible through the Waukon Middle School front entrance.

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon voters to choose between Dwight Jones, Pat Stone in December 5 run-off election for Mayor of Waukon

NICC Waukon Center will be lone polling site

Voters in the city of Waukon should be going to the polls Tuesday, December 5 to help determine the town's mayor for the next two years in a special run-off election scheduled following none of the five candidates for Mayor of Waukon in the November 7 City Election receiving the required 50% + 1 vote majority to win the office. Polls for the run-off election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. December 5, with just one polling location serving all Waukon voters in this particular election, that polling site being located in Room 109 of the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center.

Wed
29
Nov

Stopping in both Lansing and New Albin December 7 ...

Allamakee County residents and visitors will have a pair of opportunities December 7 to visit the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train within the county's borders, as the lighted holiday spectacle will be stopping in both Lansing and New Albin again this year. Both locations will feature 25-minute performances by scheduled country music performers Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott, along with an appearance by Santa Claus. Those visiting the train at its stops are asked to contribute a non-perishable healthy food item or monetary donation, with those food and funding proceeds from the Lansing visit being donated to the Allamakee County Food Shelf and the same from the New Albin stop being donated to The Way Station. Canadian Pacific urges those bringing food items to consult their “healthy donations” link on their website at www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/healthy-donations for donation suggestions.

Wed
29
Nov

Bridge projects top Supervisors agenda


Supervisors tour bridge projects ... The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors toured a pair of bridge projects within the county with Allamakee County Engineer Brian Ridenour Monday, November 27. The first stop on the tour was the bridge on North Fork Hollow Road pictured above, which replaced a sub-standard narrow steel pony truss bridge at a cost of $444,000. That project is expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks. The group also visited the bridge replacement project on Ferris Mill Road at the border between Allamakee and Winneshiek counties, a shared project between the two Counties. That new bridge, pictured below, replaces the previous structure that had a posted three-ton weight limit and was nearing closure. The bridge replacement cost was $290,000, with the project anticipated to be completed within the next one to two weeks, depending upon the weather. Standard photos by Joe Moses.

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, November 27 to address agenda items including the agreement between the City of Waukon and Allamakee County for construction of the Green Valley Road Bridge replacement project, plat requests and discussion regarding employer of record and insurance. There was no Public Comment.

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon High School Choir to perform its 23rd Annual Tour of Churches this Sunday ...

The Waukon High School Choir will be sharing its music with the area church community during its 23rd Annual Tour of Churches this Sunday morning, December 3, singing at seven different churches according to the schedule printed on the front page of this week's edition. At each stop, the choir takes a freewill offering to be donated to the Allamakee County Relief Office, the Allamakee County Food Shelf, the Backpack Program in the Allamakee Community School District, the Allamakee Giving Tree and the Waukon Community Meal program. If inclement weather prevents safe travel, a cancellation announcement will be made through the usual school-closing channels, and the tour will not be rescheduled for a later date. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
22
Nov

LIMITLESS INDEED!!! Waukon football team wins first-ever State Championship in program history ...

Members of the Waukon football team celebrate the program's first-ever State Championship after their 29-0 shut-out victory over Williamsburg in the Class 2A State Championship game played in the UNI-Dome at Cedar Falls Friday, November 17. The Indians and Raiders battled through a scoreless first quarter to just an 8-0 Indian lead at halftime before the grid Tribe rolled to an additional 21 unanswered points in the second half on the way to the title, proving true the theme of "LIMITLESS" the team chose for this season. A special pull-out section with additional photos and complete coverage of the Indians' Class 2A State Championship triumph can be found on Pages 7A-10A inside the print edition and e-edition. To be part of a commemorative "Season of Gridiron Greatness" special publication, see Page 9A.

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Wed
22
Nov

Stopping in both Lansing and New Albin December 7 ...

Allamakee County residents and visitors will have a pair of opportunities December 7 to visit the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train within the county's borders, as the lighted holiday spectacle will be stopping in both Lansing and New Albin again this year. Both locations will feature 25-minute performances by scheduled country music performers Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott, along with an appearance by Santa Claus. Those visiting the train at its stops are asked to contribute a non-perishable healthy food item or monetary donation, with those food and funding proceeds from the Lansing visit being donated to the Allamakee County Food Shelf and the same from the New Albin stop being donated to The Way Station. Canadian Pacific urges those bringing food items to consult their “healthy donations” link on their website at www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/healthy-donations for donation suggestions.

Wed
22
Nov

Mutilated coins circulating locally have no value ...

Waukon State Bank would like businesses and community members to be aware that there are reports of mutilated coins being used in Waukon, such as those pictured above. The coins are being presented as both loose change and bundled in rolls to pay for purchases. According to Waukon State Bank officials, there is not an outlet for banks to return mutilated coins like there is for mutilated paper currency, therefore rendering the coins to be of no value and unable to be honored by the banking industry. The bank suggests that businesses should inspect all currency and coins before accepting it and should not accept rolled coins or loose mutilated coins for purchases. If a business encounters individuals using mutilated coins, it is suggested to refuse payment and direct them to their local bank. Those with further questions may contact any local bank or the Waukon Police Department for further information. Photo by Joe Moses.
 

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