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Wed
21
Feb

Waukon Middle School presenting "Cooking Can Be Murder" March 2 as this year's spring play

The Waukon Middle School Drama Department will be hosting its Spring Play Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. This year's play, "Cooking Can Be Murder," is a comedy mystery written by Eddie McPherson (Brooklyn Publishers) and lasts about an hour and a half. Tickets are available the evening of the production.

Arrogant James Casanova Valentino Bond is in the middle of judging a cooking contest when he (after a dramatic and quite theatrical death scene) falls over with a thud. It seems he’s been unmercifully poisoned. Each contestant is suddenly a suspect with a motive for wanting this man dead. Detective Biddle shows up out of nowhere to begin his investigation immediately. As he questions the suspects, their stories come to life on stage thanks to a reenactment team that has been provided for entertainment value.

Wed
21
Feb

Allamakee County Business and Community Board members provide critical input on local industry and workforce needs


Nancy Everman ... Submitted photo.

Overcoming problems and challenges that may be encountered in a business environment often starts with a conversation: a dialogue about possible solutions to develop a plan of action.

Whether challenges for companies include new employee recruitment, employee soft skills such as customer service, or retention of talent, a diverse group of leaders providing their input and expertise helps to work through a solution. The Allamakee County Business and Community Board, formed with the assistance of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), provides a forum for this purpose, by inviting dialogue between education, economic development officials and local business leaders.

Wed
21
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team wins district opener at home, 59-56, over Jesup


New single-season scoring record ... Waukon boys basketball junior Michael Sweeney puts up a shot in the Indians’ 59-56 home win over Jesup in the Class 2A district semifinals Thursday, February 15. Sweeney finished the game with 15 points, five rebounds and two each of steals and assists, with his 15th point creating a new single-season scoring record for Waukon boys basketball of 453 points that edged the previous mark of 452 points set by 1982 Waukon High School graduate and career scoring leader Scott Sawyer during his senior season. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Junior Michael Sweeney rewrites single-season scoring record set three decades ago by Scott Sawyer

The stripes on the floor proved to be the difference in the Waukon boys basketball team having its season ended or moving further down the postseason tournament trail, as the Indians survived their Class 2A District 7 semifinals match-up with Jesup with a 59-56 escape Thursday, February 15. Playing to an initial 20-6 lead after just one period, the Indians had to fend off a methodical comeback effort by the visiting J-Hawks that cut that lead to just a single point in the final seconds.

Wed
21
Feb

Waukon basketball girls have season ended with 67-30 loss at top-rated Crestwood


Lone senior salute ... Waukon girls basketball senior Carley Sweeney applies some strong defensive pressure in the Indians’ 67-30 Class 3A regional semifinals loss at top-rated Crestwood Wednesday, February 14. The lone senior on this season’s squad, Sweeney had the final say in the ballgame, collecting one final offensive rebound and returning it through the hoop for the final Indian basket of the ballgame. 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 knew its postseason road would involve a climb through the pinnacle of the Class 3A rankings when top-rated and undefeated Crestwood was released as part of the basketball Tribe’s Region 4 bracket. That realization came Wednesday, February 14 in the Region 4 semifinals at Crestwood, but little did anyone know it would also involve season-high scoring efforts from the Cadets’ two leading scorers coupled with a defensive effort that would lead to a season-low scoring total for the Indians in a 67-30 defeat that brought the Tribe’s 2017-2018 campaign to a close.

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Wed
21
Feb

Rozzell makes Waukon bowling history with first-ever State Meet qualification


Historical “STATE”ment ... Waukon boys bowling sophomore Matt Rozzell made Waukon High School history by becoming the first State Tournament qualifier in the two-year history of the program. Rozzell bowled games of 229 and 215 for a 444 series that claimed the fifth and final Class 1A at-large individual qualifying spot for the Monday, February 19 State Tournament bowled at Waterloo. At that season grand finale, Rozzell bowled two games of 200 and 205 for a 405 that placed him 15th among 53 bowlers in the final 1A individual scoring.

Waukon sophomore finishes 15th at season grand finale

History was made when the Waukon bowling teams competed in their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Oneota Lanes in Decorah Tuesday, February 13, as Waukon boys bowling sophomore Matt Rozzell bowled his way to the first-ever State Meet qualification in the two-year history of the program. Rozzell claimed the fifth and final at-large qualifying spot of non-championship Class 1A performances from across the state of Iowa.

Tue
20
Feb

Donald Topel

Donald H. Topel, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.

Donald Harry Topel was born November 7, 1935 in the Sixteen area near rural Monona, the son of Herman William and Selda Minnie (Timmerman) Topel. He attended the Sixteen school and worked on the farm until his dad passed away. Donnie then moved into Waukon and worked for Peterson Hardware and Quandahl’s Food Ranch before becoming a plumber with DeBuhr Plumbing and Heating.

May 28, 1988, Donnie married Deloris Mae (Malli) Kolsrud at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. He and Deloris enjoyed driving around Sixteen every day and taking pictures and also liked painting ceramics together.

Tue
20
Feb

Dorothy Kruse

Dorothy R. Kruse, age 86, of Copperas Cove, TX and formerly of Brownsville, MN passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Copperas Cove, TX. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Copperas Cove, TX 76522. Her cremains will be placed in St. Peter's Church Cemetery in New Albin.

Dorothy, or Dottie as most knew her, was born July 23, 1931 in Marshalltown to the late Robert A. and Velda Fox Rockhill. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1949. Dottie later graduated from Iowa State University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education.

Tue
20
Feb

Pauline Dundee

Pauline Ann Dundee, 79, of Marquette died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen, WI surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Pauline Ann was born February 16, 1938 to Cyril and Lucille (Mauss) Byrnes in Waukon. She was baptized at Hanover Catholic Church.

Pauline was united in marriage with Milo L. Dundee October 18, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. To this union eight children were born. Pauline was a homemaker and loving mother. She worked as a Nurse’s Assistant for 32 years at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and was also an EMT for the Mar-Mac and Prairie du Chien Rescue squads. Pauline enjoyed gardening and her greatest joy was her family. She was a caregiver to all.

Tue
20
Feb

William Schneeberger

William E. Schneeberger, 89, of Waukon died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Robey Memorial Library, Waukon Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation, all in Waukon.

William Edwin Schneeberger was born August 10, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of William Conrad and Lorna (Brandt) Schneeberger. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BSEE in Terre Haute, IN in 1949. Bill served in the United States Army, Signal Corps in White Sands, NM from 1951 until 1953.

Tue
20
Feb

Jim Connor

James Peyton Connor went to his heavenly home Friday, February 16, 2018. A memorial service Mass will be held Saturday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m., with visitation an hour before, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. A complete obituary is being planned for printing in the next edition of The Standard.
 

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