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Wed
17
May

Letter to the Editor: Protests at Berkeley

To the Editor:

As a Waukon High grad, I occasionally read the online paper. Since our grandchildren go to elementary school in Berkeley, I was surprised to see Dick Schilling’s editorial knocking protestors there. It is true that Berkeley attracts far right and far left protesters who come hoping for a fight and the media coverage that goes with it. But that is a burden the city and its residents bear and have to pay for out of local and county revenue. Both sides exploit Berkeley because of its history of demonstrating for free speech in the 1960’s. It is not fair to blame Berkeley for radicals on both sides who travel sometimes great distances to stir up trouble. Those who live there wish they would find peaceful ways to make their views known closer to their own homes.

Wed
17
May

Waukon boys golf team just misses NEIC win against Oelwein, finishes seventh at Sectional Tournament


One last round ... Waukon boys golf senior Aaron Sherman tees off in the Indians’ 190-189 home loss to Oelwein Tuesday, May 9. Sherman and fellow senior Logan Sullivan played their final rounds of high school golf on their home course in that dual with the Huskies. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys golf team wrapped up its regular season and also marked an end to its overall season in its two competitions this last week. The golf Tribe first ended its dual meet season with a narrow, 190-189 loss at home to Oelwein Tuesday, May 9 in a make-up date from May 1. The Indians then fell shy of extending their 2017 season beyond the Monday, May 15 Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament by finishing seventh at their Class 2A Sectional Tournament at New Hampton, not placing within the top-two required finish to advance further into postseason tournament play.
The Indians were next scheduled to compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament Monday, May 15 at New Hampton. That tournament will mark the end to the Tribe’s 2017 season.

Wed
17
May

Waukon girls track team qualifies pair of events for this week’s State Meet


Frequent flyer miles to Des Moines ... Waukon girls track senior Erika Johnson soars to a fourth-place distance of 16’4.25” in the long jump at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. That effort was enough to earn her a third consecutive State Meet qualification in the event. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Distance medley returns with veterans Bulman and Wasson; Johnson also returns in long jump

Although the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11 was the end of the road for many high school track and field athletes, the Waukon girls track team managed to extend the season for two of its events, including one final return trip for a senior trio. The Lady Indians could not muster any automatic qualifications for this week’s State Meet in Des Moines with a required top-two event finish, but did have one third-place effort and another fourth-place effort find their way into the “best of the rest” qualification on the way to scoring 36 team points and finishing 10th in the final 12-team standings.

Wed
17
May

Waukon boys track team qualifies six events for State Track Meet


Taking flight to Des Moines ... Waukon boys track junior Isaiah Welch takes flight in the long jump at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. Welch flew to a distance of 19’10” to finish fourth in the event, a distance good enough to qualify for the Class 2A State Track Meet. Welch also joined forces with fellow juniors Abe Schwartz and Mitchell Snitker and senior Hunter Jensen for a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:32.40 that was also good enough for State Meet qualification. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

On his way back to Des Moines ... Waukon boys track senior Tyler O’Neill battles his way down the straight stretch in the 3200 meter run in the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. O’Neill ran to a runner-up finish in the event in a time of 10:15.92 to earn automatic qualification for the State Track Meet this week, his second consecutive season grand finale qualification in the event. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Tyler O’Neill returns in 3200 meter run, joins Mitchell Snitker and Blain Swenson as automatic qualifiers

The Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley High School in West Union Thursday, May 11 proved to be an extension of the season for six events for the Waukon boys track team. Although no event championships were won by the Indians, three of those season extensions did come automatically with runner-up finishes, while three more had to wait until the next day to see if they were among the “best of the rest” to earn qualification, all of those results helping the Indians to 71 team points and a sixth-place team finish in the final 12-team standings at the meet.

TEAM SCORES
Anamosa 117; North Fayette Valley 86; Cascade 80; Monticello 73; Bellevue 72; WAUKON 71; New Hampton 68; Dyersville Beckman 66; South Winneshiek 48.5; Oelwein 37.5; MFL/MarMac 13; Sumner-Fredericksburg 9

Wed
17
May

Kee girls track team earns nine State Meet qualifications in six events, breaks three school records on the way to runner-up team finish at Class 1A State Qualifying Meet


Championship earns first qualification ... Kee girls track junior Chloe Severson unleashes a shot put toss at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 11. Severson muscled out a throw of 39’0.5” to top all entries in that meet field and earn automatic qualification for this week’s State Track Meet. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

Kendra Cooper, Severson win individual championships, Wood, Kendra Cooper, Walleser and Brennan claim distance medley title; Seven different Hawks earn State Meet berths
 

With every meet this season seeming to continually be its best yet, the Kee girls track team kept that trend in motion when it meant the most, extending this season yet another week to every track and field athlete’s ultimate destination with another strong showing at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg High School Thursday, May 11. Behind the strength of three event championships for automatic State Meet qualification, along with six other “best of the rest” qualifications within the next 14 best non-championship performances, the Lady Hawks added even more history to this storybook season, breaking three more school records on the way to 95 team points and a runner-up team finish in the 14-team field.

Mon
15
May

Gary Nolting

Gary L. Nolting, 68, of Waukon passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home in rural Waukon surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Gary Lynn Nolting was born September 19, 1948 at Decorah Hospital in Decorah, the son of Melvin and Eleanor (Stock) Nolting. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Gary graduated from Waukon High School and October 15, 1966 he married his loving wife, Faye Werden, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home on Gary’s family’s Century Farm where they proceeded to raise five children all while operating a dairy farm together. He loved farming, especially tending to his cows and showing cattle.

Wed
10
May

Harlan Bakken

Harlan T. Bakken, age 78, of Waukon died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Thornton Manor Nursing Center in Lansing after a long battle with cancer. Harlan’s wish was to donate his body to the Mayo Clinic Department of Anatomy in Rochester, MN for medical education and research. Memorial Services were held Monday, May 15 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. David Sorenson officiating.

Harlan Trytten Bakken was born March 6, 1938 in Ridgeway to Lloyd and Edna (Trytten) Bakken. He attended Ridgeway Schools, Luther College and Iowa State University.
In 1966, he married Doris Schnuelle of Waukon. To that union, two children were born, Michelle and (Michael) Christian.

Wed
10
May

“Family Wellness Fair” held this Wednesday in honor of National Hospital Week; Chuck Long is special guest at 20th annual event


The 2017 Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will be held this Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. This is the 20th annual event, which will feature some new attractions including a photo booth, a dunk tank. Chuck Long, former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback and pro football player who is now the Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation, will be at the fair to visit and sign autographs. Pictured above is a scene from the 2016 Family Wellness Fair. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital in honor of National Hospital Week. Submitted photo.

The annual “Family Wellness Fair” will be held this Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The “Family Wellness Fair” is a community wide event offering families of all ages a night of entertainment and education about the local resources available to them, plus many free health testing opportunities. This fun-filled family event is free and open to all members of the community of any age.

This is the 20th annual event sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital and will include some special added attractions to celebrate this milestone. New this year, a photo booth will be available, plus a “Dunk Your Doctor” dunk tank will be on the grounds for a fun opportunity to raise funds for the Allamakee Relief Office and the local Veterans Quilts of Valor project.

Wed
10
May

Five tips for healthy skin

We all want to put our best face forward, right? A healthy complexion thanks to good skin care is one way to look your best. “Basic skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems,” says Benjamin Nesseim, M.D., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon.

Wed
10
May

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held May 18

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 18. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room located at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if desired. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds from card playing going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in.  It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

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