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Wed
14
Nov

Waukon High School Class of ‘61 to meet

The Waukon High School Class of 1961 will meet November 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Gus & Tony’s for lunch. All classmates are invited.

Wed
14
Nov

Birth announcement: Egeland

Jodi and Dustin Egeland of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Rose Egeland, born October 12, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 9 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a brother, Hudson (3).

Grandparents are Jeff and Penny Sweeney of Waukon and Roger and Joan Egeland of Ossian. Great-grandparents are Don Egeland and Lucille Holthaus of Ossian.

Wed
14
Nov

Birth announcement: Haler

Eric and Becky Haler of Springfield, VA announce the birth of their son, Hobbs Eric Haler, born October 28, 2018 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured  21 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Don and DiAnne Haler of Waukon, Roy and Diane Hobbs of O’Fallen, IL and Sterling and Jack Topping of Hampton, VA.
 

Wed
14
Nov

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that I had to smile to myself recently when I looked at the issue of National Geographic that had arrived.

There were several photos of dark-skinned South American native females with bare breasts. It brought to memory the olden days when librarians, school and municipal, felt the need to leaf through issues of the magazine before shelving one, to make sure young boys didn’t see such things. It still happens a few times, as I recall after being a subscriber for many years.

I wonder if that still goes on? Maybe not, since the advent of such magazines as Playboy and Penthouse have provided the opportunity for American boys to see American girls in like mode of undress. Or more. Or less, more accurately.

Wed
14
Nov

Word for Word 11/14/18

Thankfulness to God - Psalm 116:7-18

I thank God for the life and the care he has given to me to share this word with you about Thanksgiving. The word Thanksgiving means thanking God for the things He has given us.

November is the month we give thanks to God and we remember the good things God has done for us in our lives.

In the bible, King David was thinking about all the good things God had done for him such as delivering him from enemies and giving him peace.  He asked himself “What shall I render to the Lord for all the bounty he has given to me.” (II Samuel 7:1-3) King David worshipped and thanked God saying “I’ll worship you and give glory among the People.” (Psalm 40:10-11)

So today I want you to thank God for all the good things he has done for you. Jesus died on the cross for our sin. We thank God for the sacrifice of his son who gave his blood for us so we can have life eternal.  Amen.   

Wed
14
Nov

Letter to the Editor: Questions for the Waukon City Council

To the Editor:

I have been having a bad night; somehow (I think) I got hold of some potato salad that may have been more than a couple days old. But during my sleepless night I pondered the letter I had received in the mail, dated 10-25-2018. The return address was “City of Waukon”.

The important message was that my property is not covered with Exterior Water Line Coverage from Service Line Warrants of America, which has partnered with the City of Waukon to offer the coverage to eligible home owners. But for peace of mind, I could buy this protection for just $6.33 per month or just $75.96 annually.

Wed
14
Nov

Letter to the Editor: The facts about Trickle Down Economics

To the Editor:

Thomas Hill has it wrong once again. He has distorted some facts and ignored others to try to prove his point that only a few Americans are benefiting from the Trump Tax Bill in his letter October 24.

Mr.  Hill claims that only a few people are actually seeing any benefits and suggests that the tax reduction for corporations has resulted in windfall profits for those corporations. He fails to understand that the tax cuts allowed those corporations to repatriate almost three trillion dollars at a lower tax rate that had been sitting in offshore accounts. The money they have repatriated has been used to buy back stock in some instances.

Wed
14
Nov

Letter to the Editor: The upside down flag

To the Editor:

For the past several months, a rare sighting has been spotted here in Allamakee County. It has been thought to be disrespectful and is met with concern, puzzlement and probably anger. It has, down through the years, with respect to the best of my knowledge, been proudly flown over the land that it represents. I speak of the Stars and Stripes Flag of the United States of America.

For the past several months, it has been flown upside down. My wife and I totally respect it and have assisted our armed forces with seven years of our lives serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force, responding to a call to help protect this country with our love for this country and the banner that flies so proudly over it, being discharged honorably.

Wed
14
Nov

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Jeremy Leitz, Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• November 22: Office closed for Thanksgiving

Fall Certification
Unlike previous years, producers are no longer required to report their fall forage acres by December 15 to FSA.  These crops can be reported in the spring, by July 15, along with your spring-planted crops.  If you do insure any fall forage, make sure you still report this to your crop insurance agent. 

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
At this time, due to lack of a Farm Bill (previous one expired on 09/30/2018) there is no CRP signup.  We will update the public once we know more.

Wed
14
Nov

Cover crop field day to be held near Luana November 29

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop field day Thursday, November 29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Luana Savings Bank. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Farmers across Iowa are implementing cover crops to reduce soil erosion, improve soil health, limit nitrogen losses, and to provide a source of forage for grazing. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local farmers about the benefits of cover crops, choosing seed varieties, innovative application methods, best management practices and opportunities for cost share.

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