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Allamakee County wins Live Healthy Iowa Community Cup Challenge for fourth straight year


Allamakee County was crowned as the champion in this year's Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Community Cup Challenge once again, marking the fourth consecutive year that the residents of Allamakee County have teamed up to not only boast one of the highest percentages of total population participating in the competition (8.03% of the 13,384 eligible participants in the county), but also the highest percentage (79.06%) of this year's total of 1,075 participants actually completing the entire 10-Week-Challenge. For this year's Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation, staff members of the Live Healthy Iowa and Iowa Sports Foundation organizations sponsoring the Community Cup Challenge made the trip to Waukon with the recognition hardware. Pictured above at that Community Cup Challenge trophy presentation that took place during the Wednesday, May 13 Family Wellness Fair at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon are, left to right, Live Healthy Iowa Client Services Manager Johanna Smith, Waukon Wellness Center Director Jeremy Strub, Veterans Memorial Hospital Administrator Mike Myers and Iowa Sports Foundation Office Manager Anna Ashley. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

Live Healthy Iowa recently announced its 2015 Cup Challenge winners, and for the fourth consecutive year, Allamakee County was crowned the winner of the Community Cup Challenge and remained the only community entity to win the Cup Challenge since its inception four years ago. Staff members from the Live Healthy Iowa and Iowa Sports Foundation organizations sponsoring the Cup Challenges made the trek to Waukon Wednesday, May 13 to present this year's Community Cup trophy (see accompanying photo) at an all too fitting venue, the Family Wellness Fair hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

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Fast-rising country music stars from different decades will be the featured grandstand entertainment for the 162nd Allamakee County Fair

A pair of quick-rising stars from different decades will be sharing the grandstand musical spotlight at the 162nd Allamakee County Fair scheduled for July 15-19 in Waukon. Chris Cagle, a self-labeled "redneck rock 'n roller" who took country music by storm following the turn of the century and is making a more mellow return to the country music scene these days, will headline the grandstand stage Friday, July 17. Country music newcomer Dylan Scott will be the opening act for Cagle, looking to make an early imprint on country music as he gets his career underway.

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May

Search warrants in Harpers Ferry, Lansing result in drug arrests

Monday, May 18, the Allamakee County Sheriff's Department, Waukon Police Department, Lansing Police Department and Iowa State Patrol joined forces in the execution of a pair of search warrants that led to the arrest of five individuals (pictured below) on various drug-related charges. A report from the Allamakee County Sheriff's office indicates that the warrants were executed as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation by the Allamakee and Clayton County Sheriff's offices, with that investigation still continuing.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. that Monday, a search warrant was executed at a residence located at 301 Olive Street in Harpers Ferry. Methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and United States currency were all seized during the warrant execution. Four individuals were arrested on the following charges as a result of the investigation:

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27
May

Naumann's passion for historical architecture benefits Lansing tour groups

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

How many secrets can a building hold? Many, according to Molly Myers Naumann, architectural historian who led walking tours for approximately 60 people during the celebration of Lansing’s designation as a National Historic District May 7.
In an interview prior to the tours, Naumann described her role as a consultant for historic preservation and the process she uses to research such locations.

Wed
20
May

Iowa Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Peter Bieber to present Memorial Day address in Waukon


Peter Bieber

Staff Sergeant Peter J. Bieber of the 1133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard will serve as featured speaker at the 2015 Memorial Day Observance Program being held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon Monday, May 25. He is the son of James and Sue Bieber of Waukon and the late Julie Bieber, and a 1990 graduate of Waukon High School.
Monday’s program at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon will commence following the traditional parade that begins at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Allamakee County Courthouse and marches its way to the cemetery. In the event of rain, the program will be held at the Waukon Banquet Center.

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May

Local veterans who served on USS Wainwright share their experiences


Dean Bechtel

Virgil Thorstenson

by Lissa Blake

When the USS Wainwright traveling museum exhibit trailer comes to Waukon for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, it will bring back very distinct memories for at least two local veterans.
Dean Bechtel and Virgil Thorstensen both served on the Wainwright at different times during their military careers. Bechtel, who graduated from Waukon High School in 1966, served four years in the U.S. Navy, while Thorstensen, a 1967 graduate, served for 20 years. Both men recently recalled their service to their country.

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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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May

UPDATE: Suspect apprehended in connection with Calmar bank robbery


Tyrone Wilson

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.   

 

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