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May

Luana pair arrested in Waukon on domestic assault and drug charges

Tuesday, May 12, the Waukon Police Department responded to a location on West Main Street in Waukon. Upon completion of an investigation, 34-year-old Amy Lynn Lapour and 33-year-old Daryl Dean Wilkins of Luana were both arrested and charged with domestic assault. Both were also charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Lapour was charged with a class D felony possession due to having two or more prior drug related convictions.

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Wed
13
May

UPDATE: Suspect apprehended in connection with Calmar bank robbery

A robbery was reported Tuesday, May 12 at State Bank in Calmar at around 10:30 a.m. The suspect in the robbery has now been identified by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation as Tyrone Wilson of Postville, age 48 (pictured). Wilson, described as a black male, 6’2”, 210 lbs., was last seen in Calmar Tuesday, May 12 driving a black 1998 Chevy 3500 dual wheel pickup with license plate number CWM 696.

UPDATE: The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department reported that Wilson was apprehended without incident Wednesday afternoon in Rock Island, IL.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their cooperation and assistance with this case. The Sheriff’s Office and Calmar Police Department would also like to thank the multiple law enforcement agencies who assisted throughout the investigation.   

 

Wed
13
May

Allamakee County voters approve bond referendum for new public safety center

Voters in Allamakee County expressed widespread support for the $5.1 million bond referendum to fund the construction of a new jail and public safety center at the location of the Makee Manor facility north of Waukon. The same project was first presented to voters in November of 2014 with a $4.9 million price tag, but that measure failed to gain the support of the required 60% super majority by less than one percentage point.

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13
May

Memorial Day activities in Waukon to include mobile museum of U.S.S. Wainwright

Memorial Day activities in Waukon will include a special visitor this year, as a mobile museum exhibiting the history of the U.S.S. Wainwright will make a stop during a tour of the Midwest. The traveling museum houses assorted artifacts from its U.S. Navy warship namesake and provides a history of the ship and its activities while in service to the United States, which resulted in the vessel being the most decorated ship in the Atlantic Fleet at the time of her decommissioning in 1993.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
During its visit to Waukon, the traveling museum will be parked in the initial block of First Avenue NW along the south edge of the Allamakee County Courthouse property. The museum will be opened to the general public according to the following schedule:
Saturday, May 23 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 24 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, May 25 - Following the Memorial Day Parade.

Wed
13
May

Val Reinke begins duties as new ACED Executive Director

The Allamakee County Economic Development and Tourism Board (ACED) has announced that Valerie Reinke has been hired as the new ACED Executive Director. Reinke has served on the ACED Board of Directors since 2008 and has been employed by New Albin Savings Bank for the past six years.
“I am passionate about Allamakee County and I am happy to be here," Reinke said of her new position. "I am looking forward to working with business owners, city council members, county supervisors and visitors to the county.”
Everyone is welcome to stop in and visit with Reinke. A meet and greet coffee hour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 from 9-10 a.m. at the ACED office located at 101 West Main Street in Waukon.
Allamakee County Economic Development and Tourism's mission is to promote economic growth through the growth and expansion of new and existing industry, service and retail business and to promote tourism for the county.
 

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13
May

Postville man arrested on sexual abuse charges

The Allamakee County Sheriff's Department and the Postville Police Department executed a search warrant Friday, May 8 at 12396 State Highway 18, Postville, the residence of Kim Neal Flatjord, age 61, of Postville. An arrest warrant was also served on Flatjord, who was taken into custody on charges of Third Degree Sexual Abuse (a class C felony), Solicitation to Commit a Felony (a class D felony), Administering Harmful Substances (a class D felony) and Invasion of Privacy (a serious misdemeanor).
The charges stem from an incident that took place back in September of 2013 in rural Allamakee County. The incident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff's Department.
 

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May

Lansing to celebrate National Historic District designation with May 7 guided history tours

Thursday, May 7, the community of Lansing will host guided walking history tours, informative talks about historic restoration, wine and cheese tasting and displays of historical archive photos to celebrate the downtown’s designation as a National Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places.
Last September, Lansing was selected for this elite status. The Lansing historic district includes the address blocks of 100-401 Main Street, one block north and south on Front and Second Streets, and 190 John Street. May is National Historic Preservation Month as designated by the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the National Park Service.

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