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Waukon High School Choir to perform its 23rd Annual Tour of Churches this Sunday ...

The Waukon High School Choir will be sharing its music with the area church community during its 23rd Annual Tour of Churches this Sunday morning, December 3, singing at seven different churches according to the schedule printed on the front page of this week's edition. At each stop, the choir takes a freewill offering to be donated to the Allamakee County Relief Office, the Allamakee County Food Shelf, the Backpack Program in the Allamakee Community School District, the Allamakee Giving Tree and the Waukon Community Meal program. If inclement weather prevents safe travel, a cancellation announcement will be made through the usual school-closing channels, and the tour will not be rescheduled for a later date. Submitted photo.
 

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Nov

Pest Control Operators Course offered December 6

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, December 6. The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

The local attendance site for the December 6 CIC is the Allamakee County Extension Office located at 218 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite #102. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is discounted before November 29. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office at 563-568-6345.

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29
Nov

East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon host Veterans Day Program


East and West Elementary Schools host Veterans Day Program ... Students and staff of East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon hosted a Veterans Day Program Friday, November 10 in observance of the November 11 Veterans Day. Featured speaker for the event was Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Beth Shafer of Waukon, who is pictured above demonstrating to students and all in attendance how to properly salute the American flag and Veterans. Pictured below, East Elementary students stand to sing "God Bless America" while students from West Elementary wave flags in rhythm with the song. Submitted photo.

East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon held a Veterans Day Program Friday, November 10 in the Waukon Middle School auditorium in observance of the November 11 Veterans Day. Staff and students paid tribute to the courage and skills of Veterans of the U.S. Military, as well as the sacrifices they were willing to make to protect America and its people.

Fifth grade students involved in the local Boys Scouts or Girl Scouts programs performed a presentation of the American flag while a reading, “I Am the Flag,” was recited. The Pledge of Allegiance was also recited and the National Anthem was sung, and members of the Sixth Grade Band played “Procession of Heroes”.

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29
Nov

John Scott

John Michael Scott, 67, of McGregor left this life Sunday, November 19, 2017 while on vacation in Omaha, NE. He suffered a heart attack and couldn’t be revived. There will be no services per John’s request.

John started his life in Washington State and joined the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He worked for Boeing Aviation the majority of his West Coast life. In the late 1990s he moved to Alaska, where his soon to be good friend connected. He met his friend’s sister, Julie Ball, and they became good friends and were married March 25, 2005. John became a husband, grandpa and great-grandpa all at the same time.  He found the family that he always yearned for and even met his biological father just last year. John could fix almost anything and has left an unfillable hole with his family.

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Nov

Robert Gallagher

Robert Patrick (Big G) Gallagher, 82, of Waukon passed away peacefully November 25, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call Friday, December 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Robert was born March 28, 1935 on the family farm in the Hanover area of rural Waukon to Maurice and Estella (Dahlen) Gallagher. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse but left before beginning the eighth grade to help support the family farm after the passing of his father.

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Nov

Frances Bollman

Frances L. Bollman, 78, of Waukon died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Burial will be at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 30 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Frances Loretta Bollman was born March 4, 1939 in Luana, the daughter of Carlton F. and Helen L. (Hamm) Jones. As a very young girl she lived in a variety of places as the family moved for her father’s work. Frances attended the Sixteen rural school and graduated from Waterville High School.

June 13, 1958, she married LeRoy C. Bollman at the Monona Methodist Church. Roy and Fran farmed in the Monona area during 1959 and 1960. Fran worked at the button factory in Lansing and then for many years at Northern Engraving in both Lansing and Waukon, retiring in 2007.

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Nov

Lyla Olson

Lyla Marie Olson, age 62, of Dorchester died peacefully November 25, 2017 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. She was cremated through Martin Funeral Home of Waukon and it was her wish for no public memorial service. Immediate family members will hold a private celebration of life. Cards of sympathy can be sent to Lyla’s sisters.

Lyla was born November 23, 1955 in Caledonia, MN to Edward and Gladys (Ranzenberger) Olson. She was a 1974 graduate of Caledonia High School. She loved the farm and country life, and also was a long distance semi-truck driver.

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Marcellus Ranzenberger

Marcellus Ranzenberger, age 77, of Spring Grove, MN, formerly of Mabel, MN and Dorchester, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at GundersenTweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN. Funeral Service was held Monday, November 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN with Rev. Todd Krueger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Marcellus was born January 6, 1937 in Waukon to Arthur and Jarla (Selnes) Ranzenberger. He graduated from Spring Grove High School and served in the United States Army. He married Mary Ann Rasmussen and they lived and farmed in the Dorchester area until moving to Mabel, MN. Mary Ann died October 1, 2014.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN and enjoyed traveling with Mary Ann to Arizona for the winter months in their camper. Marcellus is survived by nieces and nephews.
 

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29
Nov

Kee boys basketball team returns five letterwinners from 4-17 result last season to lead overall young squad for 2017-2018


2017-2018 Kee boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Cade Rasque, Caleb Conway, Lewis Peters, Brock Flack, Dylan Walleser. Back row: Ryan Whalen, Jacob Berns, Kyle Hitchins, Josh Walleser, Shawn Wild. Not pictured: Logan West, Devyn Stouvenel, Nate Winters, Peter Boland, Jamel Harris, Chris Wagner, Mat Gruber, Will Mooney. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys basketball team will be looking to build from the ground up for the 2017-2018 campaign. Even though the Hawks have five letterwinners returning from last season’s 4-17 campaign, none of those returning veterans were among last winter’s top-six scorers or top-seven rebounders, with graduation taking away nearly three-fourths of Kee’s scoring and rebounding from last season.

“We lost a lot of seniors, including 1,000 point (career) scorer Danny Brennan, so it will be interesting to see how this team comes along,” Kee boys basketball coach Patrick Sullivan said. “We also lost a lot of overall height in our line-up, so we’re hoping to make up for it in hustle.”

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Nov

Waukon wrestling team returns six letterwinners for the 2017-2018 mat campaign as Mason Berns takes over the head coaching helm


2017-2018 Waukon wrestling team ... Left to right - Front row: Managers Grace Pearson and Delaney Nagel, Tyler Block, Miles Hansmeier, Brenan Folsom, Landon Berns, Alex Brink, Tristan Hansmeier, and managers Keara Dahlstrom and Rylea Nagel. Second row: Gabe Byrnes, Dakota Howe, Lance Egan, Jason Troester, Owen Frieden, Marcus Gibbs, Tanner Kiel. Back row: Volunteer Assistant Coach Chris Dahlstrom, Carter Nolting, Walker Hermeier, Carter Benzing, Zach Miller, Luke Pladsen, Nathan Johnson, Head Coach Mason Berns, Assistant Coach Caleb Ferring. Not pictured: Matti Pladsen and Peyton Bieber.

The Waukon wrestling team will be able to fill about half its line-up with varsity experience for its 2017-2018 campaign and will have a new face at the helm of the program to try and piece this season’s line-up together. The Indian mat squad will feature six varsity letterwinners returning this season in its overall make-up of just 20 wrestlers taking to the mat for first-year head coach Mason Berns.

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