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Wed
15
Aug

Waukon Police want the public to claim their bicycles or they will be put up for auction

The Waukon Police Department reports having several unclaimed bicycles in its possession that have either been left behind, found and turned into the Police Department or recovered after being stolen. Department officials want to inform the public that these bicycles need to be claimed by September 15 of this year or those bicycles will be put up for sale in a public auction scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at 3 p.m. at the Waukon Police Station, located at 104 First Street NW in Waukon.

Anyone wishing to identify and claim a bicycle needs to do so by that September 15 date, and must claim the bicycle through either a description of the bicycle or a proof of purchase. Claims can be made by either calling 563-568-4338 and leaving a message or emailing reports@cityofwaukon.com with the subject line “bike”.
 

Wed
15
Aug

Harpers Ferry artist receives Merit Award; work on display at State Fair ...


"Reaching Providence" by Andrew Wroble

"Yellow River Advantage" by Andrew Wroble

Allamakee County artist Andrew Wroble of Harpers Ferry received a 2018 Iowa State Fair Merit Award in the Fine Art Gallery Exhibition that coincides with this year’s State Fair in Des Moines. Wroble’s work is inspired by landscape in northeast Iowa and, in particular, his time spent in the Yellow River State Forest near Harpers Ferry. Two of Wroble’s works were juried in for the show which highlights over 200 compositions of original art. “Reaching Provence”, a large ink wash painting which the artist says “reflects daydreams on a slow fishing day,” was awarded third-place honors in the watercolor category at the Exhibition’s August 5 reception and awards ceremony.

Wed
15
Aug

Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library hosting “Allamakee Libraries Rock” events

As part of the “Allamakee Libraries Rock” program this summer, Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry is hosting a series of events as part of its Kids Summer Reading Program. The next event is scheduled to take place at the library:

• Friday, August 24: Rockin’ and Reading from 2-3 p.m.

Wed
15
Aug

Kerndt Brothers Banks accepting donations to American Red Cross following recent tornadoes in Iowa

Thursday, July 19, central Iowa experienced multiple tornadoes causing destruction in Pella, Bondurant and Marshalltown. More than 625 homes were either totally destroyed or heavily damaged. These people had little to no warning as these storms quickly developed.

One of the local agencies that responded immediately is the American Red Cross.  As of July 23, the Red Cross had served 30,570 meals and snacks, distributed 16,007 relief items and surveyed the amount of damaged homes.  The organization plans to continue to serve at least 1,000 hot meals twice a day until there is no longer a need.

Kerndt Brothers Bank is teaming up with the American Red Cross by accepting contributions which will be sent to the Red Cross to continue to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. People turn to the Red Cross in their darkest hours looking for relief and help during their time of recovery.

Wed
15
Aug

Allamakee County ISU Extension honored for 100 years of operation


Allamakee County ISU Extension honored for 100 years of service ... The Allamakee County ISU Extension Council was presented a plaque honoring the organization’s 100 years of serving the county. Pictured left to right, Extension Council Members: Blake Everman, Nate Gebel, ISUEO Assistant Vice President Bobb Dodds, Chad Waters, Michelle Byrnes, Brittany Tilleraas, and Anette Stock.

Allamakee County ISU Extension staff honored ... The Allamakee County ISU Extension staff were presented a plaque honoring the organization’s 100 years of serving the county. Pictured left to right - front row: Food Systems Coordinator Teresa Wiemerslage and 4-H K-12 Program Coordinator Becky Rea. Back row: Summer Assistant Miranda Reinhardt, County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke, Extension Council Members; Blake Everman, Nate Gebel, ISUEO Assistant Vice President Bobb Dodds, Chad Waters, Michelle Byrnes, Regional Director Kraig Tweed, Brittany Tilleraas, Anette Stock and Office Assistant Lana Dahlstrom. Missing from photo: Office Coordinator Julie Christensen, Food Systems Specialist Kayla Koether Extension Council Members; Steve Pladsen, Kevin Fossum and Katie Melcher. Submitted photo.

Allamakee County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating its 100th year of service this year. The organization was honored for this milestone during the Allamakee County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction Sunday, July 22. Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President, for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University in Ames, presented the Allamakee County Extension Council Members and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Staff, with a plaque marking the occasion.

A hundred years ago the people of Allamakee County joined the extension movement and hired their first local extension agent. Today ISU Extension and Outreach serves as a 99 county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources.

Wed
15
Aug

NICC to offer String Art class Tuesday, September 4

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering “Wrap it Up: String Art” Tuesday, September 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

String art looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple - just nails and string on a wooden foundation.

Class participants bring a hammer and needle nose pliers to the class and the instructor brings the wood, nails and string to help craft a spectacular piece of art, just by wrapping string around strategically placed nails. Participants can create a finished piece of craftsmanship to take home.

To register online for “Wrap it Up:  String Art” (#65802) or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800-728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar campus) or the NICC Waukon Center at 563-568-3060.

Registration deadline is August 24.
 

Wed
15
Aug

Iowa schools go green with new AmeriCorps program

The Winneshiek Energy District welcomes Carmen Finken from the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education to the monthly Energy Breakfast program scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. Finken oversees Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps, a new program that serves as a resource and catalyst to help Iowa school districts save energy, save money and engage students in building a more sustainable future.

She will present the program at the August breakfast, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at T-Bock’s Underground, downtown Decorah. Register to attend at energydistrict.org.

Tue
14
Aug

Duane Duvel

Duane R. Duvel, 84, of Waukon, IA, died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, August 15, at The Old Rossville Store in Rossville, IA, from 4-6 p.m. with a sharing time at 5:30 p.m. Private family military graveside rites will be held in Salem Cemetery in rural Waukon with Pastor Keith Selberg officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Tue
14
Aug

Cindy Ballantine

Cindy K. Ballantine, 69, of Harpers Ferry, IA, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at her home. Memorial services are pending in Creston, IA.


Mon
13
Aug

Richard “Dick” Huinker

Richard (Dick) Joseph Huinker, 71, of Monona died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the celebrant. Burial was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona. Memorials may be given to the St. Patrick Building Fund.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona assisted the family with arrangements.

Dick was born October 27, 1946 to Irvin and Stella (Tepesch) Huinker in Postville, the oldest of four kids. He was both baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona where he continued to be an active member the rest of his time with us.

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