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Wed
02
Jul

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for poppy support

To the Editor:
The American Legion Auxiliary appreciates the wonderful support and generosity of the Waukon business people.
The monies received from poppy sales will be used to aid veterans and their families only. The unit sends birthday and holiday cards to those in local nursing homes. We distribute gas cards and food cards to help veterans. We send a donation to the Wounded Veterans Association every year. This once-a-year collection also provides the money for scholarships given to graduating seniors.
The Auxiliary also appreciates the efforts of all of the ladies who worked during the Friday distribution and the Boy Scouts who helped out Saturday morning.
The Auxiliary is grateful to the community for its continuing support.

Sincerely,
American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Committee 2014

Wed
02
Jul

Letter to the Editor: Express appreciation to dairy producers

To the Editor:
As June winds down, let us all give a salute to our Dairy Farmers here in Allamakee County that keep producing great dairy products, for all of us, that are fresh and reasonably priced. We are so lucky here in Allamakee County and in all of the state of Iowa, to have the availability of so many fresh dairy products all year round. Whether we are craving ice cream, yogurt, sherbert, cheese, milk etc., it is right there on our grocery shelf.
So, when out and about in our local communities, take a moment to express your appreciation to anyone that helps in the production of dairy.
We are grateful, dairy men and dairy women, please keep up the great job!

Kathy Kruse
Dorchester

Wed
02
Jul

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
02
Jul

Word for Word

by Rev. Tom Buresh

One of our messages on the sign here at Zalmona this week was “Life is a puzzle.  Look to God to find the missing peace.” There is so much truth to that statement in today’s world.  We seem so busy in life these days it IS hard to find peace in our lives or peace in our hearts. The 4th of July is a holiday where many people do enjoy some time off with family and friends. So, try to enjoy the day and/or evening and as you watch and hear the loud fireworks that night, look for some peace in your life as well.
Speaking of puzzles, I was given this puzzle recently. It is not easy and I am not sure how to get the answers to you so, “Good luck.” Maybe you will have to call the neighbors in to help you, which may not be a bad idea to start with, for we don’t seem to do that as much as we used to.  They might also help give us “peace of mind” when they help us solve the puzzle

Wed
25
Jun

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
18
Jun

Letter to the Editor: "Congratulations"

To the Editor:
I would like to congratulate the mayor of Waukon and last year’s city council, along with the engineering group that planned out the street project for Third Street NE. The street looks great, but they took a neighborhood that had no problems in the June 24th, 2013 flood and got it flooding with only a 1-3/4 inch rain shower on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. They raised the grade from 8 inches to 18 inches over the original grade and put it above the sidewalks and adjoining properties. The 6 inch area that runs along the street, which I thought was the curb and gutter, will have to be renamed the curb and dam. When anybody in the construction crew was confronted and asked why the street and curb were so high, they would say, “This is what the plan calls for.”

Wed
18
Jun

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
11
Jun

News from the State House

by Patti Ruff, State Representative

Since the end of session, all of the members of the House are back in their districts and getting back into the swing of home life. The only legislative action that has been taken is the Governor signing and vetoing legislation that had been passed by the both the House and Senate.
I was asked by a few constituents if I would write on some highlights of the Governor’s actions. I thought that was a good idea.

Wed
11
Jun

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Thu
05
Jun

Allamakee County Corner

Senate File 295 and Your Assessment
June 12, 2013 Senate File 295 was signed into law. For the 2013 assessment year this legislation created the Business Property Tax Credit (BPTC), a 95% rollback on commercial, industrial and railway property and permissible allowable valuation growth reduction from 4% to 3%. Notification was mailed to all commercial, industrial and railroad classed property owners informing them about the availability of the BPTC.
The Legislative Services Agency has estimated the first year BPTC will be approximately $523. The BPTC credit does not apply to residential or agriculturally classified property. One credit is available for each qualified property unit once an application has been filed. This portion of Senate File 295 will affect your taxes payable September 2014 and March 2015.

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