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Wed
10
Jan

Lansing City Council welcomes new members during brief first regular session of the new year

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council met for a very brief, 20-minute regular session Tuesday, January 2 due to the New Year's Day holiday falling on the council's usual meeting night of Monday. Discussion centered around welcoming newly-elected members to the council and the City needing a new plow truck.

Mayor Mike Brennan welcomed the new members of the Lansing City Council elected this past November in the City Election. Deb Volker, Mike Manning and Justin Shepard each took their respective seats for the first time to begin their new terms as city council members.

City Street Supervisor Ken Ripp asked the council to take into consideration buying a new plow truck because the current truck is rusting badly and has ongoing mechanical issues.

Wed
10
Jan

Waukon High School alum Holly Hesse to be enshrined among state of Missouri’s sports elite during January 28 Hall of Fame induction


Holly Hesse ... Photo courtesy of Missouri State University.

Coach Holly Hesse ... Photo courtesy of Missouri State University.

Former Waukon High School stand-out softball pitcher Holly Hesse will be entering her 30th year as head coach of the Missouri State University softball program in Springfield, MO with the start of the fast-approaching season. But first, she will be entering the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Hesse is among this year’s 15 selections of sports prowess in the state of Missouri who will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, MO at a January 28 ceremony being held at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, MO. This year’s inductees range anywhere from a long-time television sports director to former St. Louis Cardinals closing pitcher Lee Smith, with representation of a variety of sports realms in between, all who have helped “mold Missouri sports to what it is today,” according to the Hall of Fame’s promotional material.

Wed
10
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team splits pair of contests, falling at NEIC-undefeated Charles City before topping Wapsie Valley

The Waukon boys basketball team returned to competition following the holiday break to face a pair of teams very similar to themselves with just a single loss each so far this season. Both of those games were played away from home on back-to-back days and the Indians earned a split of that pair, falling to a Charles City team yet to be defeated in Northeast Iowa Conference play, 77-72, Friday, January 5 before bouncing back the very next day to claim a 57-47 win over Wapsie Valley in a game played Saturday, January 6 at Wartburg College in Waverly.

Wed
10
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls to Decorah, places second at Central Elkader


Looking for the pin ... Waukon wrestling 170-pound senior Tristan Hansmeier looks up at the referee while he has his Decorah opponent close to a fall during their bout in the Indians’ 67-9 home loss to the Vikings Thursday, January 4. Hansmeier won the match by 17-2 technical fall in 4:25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon wrestling team returned from its holiday break with a late week slate of competition this past week, wrestling a home dual meet before competing in a weekend tournament. The mat Indians hosted Decorah in that home dual Thursday, January 4, falling to the visiting Vikings by a 67-9 final result before wrestling to a runner-up team finish at the Central Elkader Tournament Saturday, January 6 behind the strength of four individual tournament championships.

Wed
10
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team returns from holiday break with split of home pair, falls to MFL/MarMac, 66-49, beats Charles City, 59-22


Double-digit drive ... Waukon girls basketball junior Sydney Ross puts up this shot attempt as she glides toward the basket in the Indians’ 66-49 home loss to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 2. Ross finished the game with 11 points, three rebounds and one each of steals and assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls basketball team came back from its holiday break with a split of its first two games of the new year, both of them being played at home. The Indians were handed a 66-49 loss by MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 2 in their first game back in 2018 but bounced back with a 59-22 triumph over Charles City in Northeast Iowa Conference play Friday, January 5.

Now holding a 7-4 season record, including a 5-1 mark to sit in second place in the current Northeast Iowa Conference standings behind Class 3A second-rated Crestwood, the Indians were scheduled to host North Fayette Valley Monday, January 8 before playing at New Hampton Friday, January 12. The basketball Tribe will then have a week off before playing host to Oelwein Friday, January 19.

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Tue
09
Jan

Kathryn Hinkel

Kathryn Anne Hinkel, 91, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Visitation was held Thursday, January 4 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, McGregor. Burial will be held at a later date.

Kathryn was born December 23, 1926 in Marquette to Sylvester and Leona Tayek. Leona passed away when Kathryn was a child and Kathryn was then raised by her Aunt Mae Connell. She received her education in Marquette, graduating from Marquette High School.

January 25, 1946, she was united in marriage with Richard Hinkel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McGregor. Kathryn worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien, WI. She then worked at the Marquette Café and later worked at Casey’s in Marquette.

Kathryn enjoyed bingo, playing cards, taking trips to Colorado to visit family and pulling pranks on friends. She spent her last years loved and well cared for by the nurses and staff at The Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Tue
09
Jan

Bernice Poesch

Bernice Poesch, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Arlington Place in Oelwein January 5, 2018. There will be a Celebration of Life at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 116 East Military Road, Postville Saturday, February 24 with visitation at 11 a.m. and Memorial Service at 12 p.m.

Bernice was born February 15, 1930. She was raised in Postville, graduated from Postville High School in 1947 and taught at West Grove Country School for two years. In December 1948, Bernice married Leslie Poesch. They lived in Postville, and in 1976 remodeled and moved to the family farm house in which she was raised. Leslie passed away in 1983, and in April 1986 Bernice married Lester Friederich and lived in Luana.

Fri
05
Jan

Eleanor Thorstenson

Eleanor A. Thorstenson, 90, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Eleanor Althea Thorstenson was born April 20, 1927 on the rural Waukon farm of her parents, Arnold B. and Irene Althea (Engrav) Bakkum. She was baptized and confirmed at the Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church. Eleanor attended the Center Township “Bakkum” rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Waukon High School with the Class of 1945.

March 5, 1948 she married Otto Milton Thorstenson at the Old West Paint Creek Church. Together they farmed in Paint Creek Township for many years. Eleanor was very active in the milking operation and all other aspects of the farm; she truly enjoyed the farming life.

Wed
03
Jan

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that you turn your head, and suddenly it’s 2018!

But I am still in 2017, and I wondered as I placed my herbed turkey breast in the oven this Christmas morning, how many turkeys were suffering the same fate in the United States at about the same time. Millions, probably.

Because for some reason, turkey seems to be required at this season of the year ... Thanksgiving through January 1.

I would never think of roasting a turkey for the Memorial Day weekend or the Labor Day holiday. Chicken? Sure. But not turkey.

During the rest of the year, my turkey eating is confined to thin slices along with ham and cheese slices rolled up in a tortilla shell. Or a frozen meal featuring a few turkey chunks so small a magnifying glass is almost needed to identify same.

I once bought a couple turkey burgers, and after tasting the first one, threw the other in the garbage can.

Wed
03
Jan

What's up at the FSA Office?

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

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• January 15: Office closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Marketing Assistance Loans
The FSA office would like to remind producers that marketing assistance loans are available through our office. The 2017 loan rates are $1.87 for corn, and $4.99 for beans. If you do take out a marketing assistance loan with us, we will need a copy of your driver’s license, as well as your spouse’s. 

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