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Wed
06
Dec

Waukon Middle School and High School students take part in "Real Men Sing" ...

Mrs. Sarah J. Bieber Palmer and Waukon Middle School parent Gregg Jones took a group of students from Waukon Middle School and Waukon High School to the "Real Men Sing" festival hosted in October by Wartburg College in Waverly and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson. Real Men Sing is an event designed to jump start male students in a school's choral program early in the year. More than 500 male singers from around the Midwest joined in a day of singing and voice master classes. Two choirs make up the festival: one for changing voices focusing on students in grades seventh through freshmen/sophomores conducted by Luke Johnson, and one for changed voices focusing on grades freshmen/sophomores on up through adults conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson.

Wed
06
Dec

Local 4-H volunteers complete training ...

Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Allamakee County participated in a training titled “4-H Builds Resilience” where they explored how brain development and personal growth relate to their role as volunteers. Volunteers gained an understanding of resilience and the connection they provide in increasing resilience in youth. In addition, leaders learned skills that can be applied to promote and create opportunities to build resilience as well as utilized tools to promote growth in youth.

Wed
06
Dec

Top entries in Waukon Wellness Center’s Fourth Annual “Turkey Trot” 5K/8K ...

The Waukon Wellness Center hosted its fourth annual “Turkey Trot” 5K/8K Run and Walk Thanksgiving morning, November 23. Approximately 73 participants took part in the event, with first-place finishers in five of the seven age categories receiving a frozen turkey and second-place finishers taking home a frozen chicken to commemorate their effort. Gold, silver and bronze medals were also distributed to the respective placewinners in each division, and youth classes received a goodie bag and a medal. The top entries in each age division at the annual event are pictured above and listed as follows:

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team sweeps weekend pair, 48-32 at home over New Hampton, 47-24 over Hudson at UIU Showdown

The Waukon girls basketball team got itself in the win column for the first time this season, and did so in sweeping fashion with victories in back-to-back weekend contests. The Indians opened their Northeast Iowa Conference season with a 48-32 win at home over New Hampton Friday, December 1 and followed that victory with a second one the very next day, a 48-24 handling of Hudson in the Upper Iowa University Showdown held in the Upper Iowa University gymnasium in Fayette Saturday, December 2.

Waukon is scheduled to play another back-to-back pair this week, hosting Caledonia, MN Thursday, December 7 before playing at Oelwein Friday, December 8. The Lady Indians will then face both of last season’s Northeast Iowa Conference co-champions next week, hosting Class 3A second-rated Crestwood Tuesday, December 12 before playing at Waverly-Shell Rock in a rare girl-boy doubleheader for the Indians Friday, December 15.

Wed
06
Dec

Seven returning letterwinners make up half of 2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball team


2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Colin Waters, Abe Schwartz, Mitchell Snitker. Back row: Michael Sweeney, Ethan Krueger, Evan Armstead, Isaiah Welch.

2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Michael Headington, Baldemar Villarreal, Colin Waters, Mitchell Snitker, Terrell Baumler, Pryce Hesse, Emilio Rathbun. Back row: Michael Sweeney, Abe Schwartz, Ethan Krueger, Evan Armstead, Garrett Garin, Brady Sullivan, Isaiah Welch. Not pictured: Brayden Mulholland.

The 2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball season will feature a team with half of its roster listed as returning letterwinners from a 6-15 season last winter. An even greater portion of this season’s early roster of 15 players also recently made school history by playing to Waukon High School’s first-ever state football championship, a gridiron team also under the offensive guidance of Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann, who sees much more of the sweet side of whatever bittersweet aspects stem from a football season extending into the start of the basketball season.

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon wrestling team opens season with busy week of four wins in six dual matches and sixth-place finish at Wapsie Valley Tournament


Undefeated on the night ... Waukon wrestling 138-pound junior Miles Hansmeier works to keep his South Winneshiek opponent on the mat in the Indians’ home quadrangular event with the Warriors, Clayton Ridge and Riceville Thursday, November 30. Hansmeier won a 3-0 decision in this match and also won by forfeit and scored a fall in 2:52. 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 opened its 2017-2018 season with an extremely busy week of what amounted to six dual meets in a three-night span followed by a weekend tournament. The mat Tribe posted dual victories of 33-30 over Oelwein and 51-22 over Postville, but fell to Nashua-Plainfield, 27-54, at a quadrangular kick-off to the season Tuesday, November 28 at Oelwein, and then downed Riceville, 48-24, and Clayton Ridge, 64-6, before also falling to South Winneshiek, 48-30, in a similar quadrangular format Thursday, November 30 at home. The Indians wrapped up their busy initial week with a sixth-place finish at the annual Chris Davis Tournament hosted by Wapsie Valley High School Saturday, December 2, where four Indian matmen finished within the top three of their respective weight bracket, including an individual championship won by senior Tristan Hansmeier at 170 pounds as he continued the undefeated start to his final high school wrestling season.

Tue
05
Dec

Pat Stone elected as Mayor of Waukon in December 5 run-off election

Voters in the city of Waukon elected a new mayor in the Tuesday, December 5 run-off election. That run-off election was necessary after the November 7 City Election did not yield a true winner based on none of the five candidates in that initial mayor's race receiving the necessary 50%+1 vote majority, pushing the top two vote-getters, Dwight Jones and Pat Stone, into the run-off election.
According to initial unofficial results released by the Allamakee County Auditor's Office December 5, those voters elected city government newcomer Pat Stone to the Waukon Mayor's office by a 395-236 final vote count. Stone's margin included an absentee vote margin of 83-49 and an election night tally of 312-187.
Stone will now assume the office of mayor, replacing outgoing mayor Duane DeWalle, who did not seek re-election to the mayor's seat this year. Stone will assume the office in January 2018.

Tue
05
Dec

Carroll Beall

Carroll R. Beall, 73, of Waukon died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at St. Vincent's East Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial with military honors was at Rossville Cemetery.

Carroll Ray Beall was born December 12, 1943 in St. Paul, MN, the son of Ray E. Beall and Opal Cecelia (Southwell) Hertrampf Beall. When Carroll was a small child, his family moved to the rural Waukon/Dorchester area. Right after graduating from Waukon High School in 1962, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 2nd Battalion, 44th Artillery until honorably discharged in 1965. He worked with missiles and was stationed in Oklahoma and New Mexico, but was deployed for a while to Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Tue
05
Dec

Barbara (Bray) Hastings

Barbara Ruth Hastings (nee Bray), age 85, left this earthly plane Sunday, November 19, 2017. The cause was a massive stroke.

Barbara's final gift was to donate her body to medical school so the physicians-in-training could learn from it. Her family will have a memorial at the time her ashes are returned in 12-18 months.

Barbara was born April 3, 1932 in Des Moines to Chalmer and Ruth Bray. She spent her 85 years positively impacting many lives. She was a great mother to five children, as well as a devoted military wife who moved her family in service to this nation seven times in 20 years. She was a caring friend and a compassionate, skilled Registered Nurse. Barbara was awarded the Meritorious Service Medical twice during her time in government service at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

Tue
05
Dec

Alice Miller

Alice J. Miller, 82, of Waukon, formerly of Dorchester, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A prayer service was held Tuesday, December 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Private family burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Iowa River Cemetery in rural Dorchester.

Alice Josephine Miller was born March 19, 1935 in Waukon, the daughter of Henry and Marguerite Gertrude (Blake) Larson. She grew up in the Dorchester and Waukon area, attending Bear Creek and Dutch Hill elementary schools in rural Dorchester and graduating from Waukon High School in 1953.

During high school, Alice worked for the Waukon Greenhouse for her room and board.

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