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Wed
21
Nov

Driftless Center to stay open for arrival of Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing will remain open until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 for anyone who is interested in watching the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. The train will arrive in Lansing at approximately 4:50 p.m. and the musical performances will begin at 5 p.m. near the Lansing City Park and ballfield. 

As part of the Holiday Train event, the Driftless Center will be taking donations of nonperishable food items beginning Friday, November 30 for food banks of Allamakee County. Anyone wishing to donate items may drop them off during regular business hours or until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 at the Driftless Center.

For more information on this program or any program that is offered by the Allamakee County Conservation Board or the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, contact the Center at 563-538-0403 or follow the Allamakee County Conservation Department through its online presence.
 

Wed
21
Nov

Food drive to benefit LIFT taking place this Saturday in Lansing

Small Business Saturday, November 24, Main Street Lansing is hosting a food drive for Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT). Bring a donation to the Main Street Lansing office at 253 Main Street and be entered to win gift certificates from local businesses. Specific donation requests from LIFT include soup, peanut butter, personal care items (such as shampoo, soap and toilet paper), cake and cookie mixes, and saltine crackers.
 

Wed
21
Nov

Waukon girls and boys bowling teams each return trio of letterwinners for 2018-2019


2018-2018 Waukon girls bowling team ... Left to right: Cloee Hammel, Megan O’Neill, Leslie Halverson, Emma Roe, Cayla Nolting, Madi Palmer. Not pictured: Allie Sletten, Taylor Peterson. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

2018-2018 Waukon boys bowling team ... Left to right - Front row: Joe Kubitz, Ashton Gallagher, Lucas Walby, Jordan Sletten. Second row: Ryan VanderVelden, Noah Schellsmidt, Matt Rozzell, Nathan Liddiard, Logan Kucera, Dakota Flack. Back row: Reese Reisinger, Logan Van Ruler, Bren Regan, Clayton Wacker, Jorden Orr, Teddy Holthaus, Denzel Decker, Jonny Jorden. Not pictured: Johnathon Kiley, Lane Grotegut. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

The Waukon bowling program continues to modestly grow, as head coach Jerry Keenan looks forward to the start of his third season of the newest athletic activity at Waukon High School. The 2018-2019 Waukon bowling team will feature its largest boys’ squad ever with 19 competitors, while the girls squad grew just a bit from last season and now has eight young ladies taking part.

Wed
21
Nov

Waukon Junior High Football ...


2018 Waukon seventh grade football team ...

2018 Waukon eighth grade football team ... The 2018 Waukon Indian eighth grade football team hoped to have an undefeated season, and the coaching staff says the physical and mental skills are there for this group of young men. Injuries, weather and quality opponents prevented that goal, but also helped team members focus on the future of the Waukon football program. Throughout pre-season camp and the 2018 season, skills improved while their overall knowledge of the game grew. The coaching staff says as each individual continues to work hard, they expect a positive outcome in high school for these athletes. Left to right - Front row: Carson Lonning, Tyler Jones, Ayden Blake, Cullen Dickson, Sean Bieber, Nash Pearson, Bryce Schulte. Second row: Ryan Leppert, Colby Brainard, Noah Hatlan, Cade Kelly, Milan Byrnes, Kaelin Crawford, Isaac Roe. Third row: Cody Huinker, Tyler Kiel, Tucker Jackson, Evan O’Neill, Cameron Boots, Carter Schellsmidt, Jakob Regan. Back row: Coach Ben Lange, Ethan Hooten, Gage Koontz, Cayden Ross, Logan Lubahn, Mason Kelly, Isaac Cooper, Coach Tharin Benson. Photo courtesy of Font and Foto, Carlyn Lechtenberg.

The coaching staff of the 2018 Waukon seventh grade football team says the team may not have ended up with the record it had set as a pre-season goal, but that there’s also much more to football than the season record. Coaches say this year’s team members showed perseverance as they came together as a team. They worked hard to improve not only skills but their knowledge of the game. Pictured above, left to right, are members of this year’s Waukon Indian seventh grade football team. Left to right - Front row: Dylan Hogan, Lucas Byrnes, Philip Clocksin, Jacob Courtney, Drew Weymiller, Allen Ludeking, Mason Wasson. Second row: Manager Danny Hennessy, Isaac Ericson, Bralin Regan, Ryley Burington, Wyatt Baxter, Drake Baures, Ryan Kolsrud, manager Ethyn Kelly. Third row: Gabe Waters, Tristian Dundee, Jack O’Neill, Thomas Fossum, Kaden Waters, Bryce Berg, Brody Gress.

Wed
21
Nov

Plenty to cheer about ...

The Waukon cheerleading squad has had a very busy and very successful initial month of its competition season, claiming several top finishes among many other high finishes in three recent team competitions and ultimately culminating in another State Championship. Pictured above holding their State Championship trophy in the Class 2A Time Out Division of competition at that State Championship held Saturday, November 3 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines are members of the Waukon cheerleading squad’s Time Out team. Left to right - Front row: Taya Duehr, Brittney Troester, Michaela Dehli, Harli Holzwarth, Cassidy Young. Back row: Coach Lexie Bieber, Allie Bieber, Chloe Johnson, Angel Flack, Hally Holzwarth, Hailey Howes, Coach Amy Bieber. The squad also finished seventh in the Class 2A Stunt competition, that team consisting of Taya Duehr, Michaela Dehli, Hally Holzwarth, Chloe Johnson and Allie Bieber.

Wed
21
Nov

Kee 2018-2019 girls basketball team working to carry on recent trend of success


2018-2019 Kee girls basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Haley Meyer, Kristina Dibert, Katie Brennan, Meredith Gruber, Ashlyn Seitz, Reagan Mudderman. Back row: Laura Colsch, Jada Mitchell, Makayla Walleser, Heather Mooney, Makayla Peters, Jaiden Berns, Maggy Weymiller. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee girls basketball program comes off its most successful season in school history to further add to its most successful era in program history. A best-ever 22-2 season record last winter capped off an overall 82-14 record over the past four seasons for the Lady Hawk hoops program, with key pieces to both of those historical puzzles now having graduated.

Despite that graduation loss of five seniors from last winter’s squad, four of whom graced the Hawks starting line-up for multiple seasons and, thus, took a great deal of statistical and other leadership with them, the work ethic and intangible pieces of that success are seeds planted for others to harvest from in future seasons. A total of eight young ladies from last season’s roster of 14 players return this season ready to work on maintaining the recent trend of Kee girls basketball success as best they can.

Tue
20
Nov

Gary Soper

Gary E. Soper, 76, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, November 19, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, November 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Gary Eldon Soper was born March 19, 1942 to Lawrence “Eddie” E. and Marjorie (Batchelder) Soper in Anamosa. He graduated from Olin High School in 1960 and married Karen Anderson June 11, 1966. They made their home on Forest Mills Road, six miles outside of Waukon. They raised Quarter and Paint horses for many years, traveling far and wide to buy and sell his beloved horses.

Tue
20
Nov

Cindy Miller

Cindy Sue Miller, 65, of Cedar Rapids died from a sudden illness Saturday, November 17, 2018 amidst loving family at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 25 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, where there will be a visitation after 11 a.m. Rev. Leonard Ranson will officiate. Interment services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26 at the Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Tue
20
Nov

Patricia Monroe

Patricia Leonette Monroe, age 76, of Clermont, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Clermont at 11 a.m. with Father Dan Knipper officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10 a.m., at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery located in Lansing.

Patricia “Pat” was born in Waukon March 18, 1942 to Leo and Winifred (Gander) Monroe. She attended school in Lansing and graduated from Eastern Allamakee Community High School. After graduation she attended cosmetology school in Waterloo.

Tue
20
Nov

Marsha Bieber

Marsha L. Bieber, 69, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at her home in rural Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 19 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Marsha Lynn Bieber was born August 11, 1949 in Waukon, the daughter of Rudolph Benhart and Viola Emma (Snitker) Moen. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated as valedictorian of her class at Waukon High School in 1967. Following graduation she worked in Decorah as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.

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