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Wed
18
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team runs to fourth-place finish at NEIC Meet


Waukon girls cross country sophomore Katelyn Benzing ran to the Indians’ only All-Conference individual finish in the Tribe’s fourth-place team effort at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet hosted by the Indians Tuesday, October 10. Benzing finished right at the required top-15 finish for those All-Conference honors in a time of 21:29.7. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Sophomore Katelyn Benzing runs to first-ever All-Conference honors in meet’s top-15

The Waukon girls cross country team managed its first All-Conference performer in six seasons in finishing fourth as a team at the annual Northeast Iowa Conference Meet hosted by the Indians Tuesday, October 10. Cool, rainy weather made for less than ideal race conditions, but Indian sophomore Katelyn Benzing ran through it all to place right on the very edge of that All-Conference top-15 to pace the Indians to 106 team points.

“In less than ideal conditions, the girls really stepped up to compete in a tough field of teams at our home conference meet,” Waukon girls cross country coach Brett Egan said. “Going into the meet, I knew we could have strong individual performances and still finish fifth as a team, so to come away with fourth place was a great achievement for the girls.”

Wed
18
Oct

Waukon volleyball team brings regular season to a close still in search of first NEIC win


Waukon volleyball senior Audry Fahey swings away for this attack in the Indians’ three-set home loss to Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City Tuesday, October 10. Fahey finished the match with one kill, one dig and one ace serve, converting all five of her serve attempts in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webstie.

The Waukon volleyball team brought its regular season to a complete close this past week, ending its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) campaign without a win with both a final dual match loss and a winless final tournament effort. That final dual match loss came to Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City at home Tuesday, October 10 by scores of 14-25, 12-25 and 11-25 before the net Tribe was also swept in six matches at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament Saturday, October 14 at Crestwood High School in Cresco. That winless NEIC Tournament result featured losses to Class 4A fifth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock, 14-21 and 11-21; New Hampton, 17-21 and 10-21; Oelwein, 10-21 and 18-21; Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City, 11-21 and 9-21; Crestwood, 14-21 and 10-21; and to Decorah, 21-23 and 18-21.

Wed
18
Oct

Kee volleyball team falls in final UIC dual, splits four matches at UIC Tournament


Kee volleyball senior Kendra Cooper pounds out an attack in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to South Winneshiek Thursday, October 12. The Hawks fell to the Warriors by narrow margins of 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee volleyball team brought its regular season to a close this past week, wrapping up its final week of regular competition against Upper Iowa Conference foes in both dual match and tournament play. The Hawks won two of a total of five matches played in that final week, first falling to South Winneshiek at home Thursday, October 12 in their final dual match of the regular season, 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. Kee then split its four matches played at the annual Upper Iowa Conference Tournament Saturday, October 14, falling to both Starmont, 10-21 and 20-22, and Central Elkader, 11-21, 21-19 and 8-15, but also picking up a pair of wins, over Turkey Valley by scores of 21-17, 16-21 and 15-9 and over MFL/MarMac by scores of 21-7, 16-21 and 15-13.

Wed
18
Oct

Kee football battles Northwood-Kensett, wet field conditions in 14-6 home loss


The Kee senior tandem of Eric Rud (at left carrying the ball) and Brock Flack (at right throwing the block) team up for a gain on this play in the Hawks’ 14-6 home loss to Northwood-Kensett Friday, October 13. Rud carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and Flack had 10 carries for 29 yards. The two also led the Hawk defense with two solo tackles for loss, Flack leading Kee with eight solo tackles and Rud adding five individual halts that included Kee’s lone quarterback sack. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee football team brought its home schedule for the 2017 season to a close with a non-district contest against Northwood-Kensett from Eight-Player District 2 Friday, October 13. A steady rain that had fallen throughout most of Friday made for some less than ideal field conditions that helped limit the Hawks to just 159 yards of total offense in falling to the visiting Vikings by a 14-6 final result.

“It was tough for either team to get much going,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “With all the rain, the field got torn up pretty quickly.”

Tue
17
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home in West Union. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, with Rev. Don Komboh and Rev. Dale Rausch as the celebrants. Interment will be held in the West Union Cemetery following the burial mass.

Mary Lou, the daughter of Otto and Alice (Hayes) Kubitz, was born July 16, 1928 in Houston County, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School in 1945.

Mary Lou was united in marriage with Ferris Meyer October 30, 1947. Ten children were born to this union. In addition to raising her kids, Mary Lou worked at the Humphrey Café and Traeger’s Jack and Jill in West Union. She worked at the registration desk for Palmer Lutheran Clinic and, after her retirement, in medical records at Palmer for 29 years.

Tue
17
Oct

James Sodey

James Carleton Sodey, 68, of Lansing, formerly of Fort Madison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Fort Madison United Methodist Church with Rev. Lane Van officiating.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, October 20, with the family to receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the City of Fort Madison’s Marina or P.A.W. Animal Shelter.

James was born March 25, 1949 in Ottumwa to Dr. Albert and Mrs. Charlotte Sodey. He married Angela McKenna September 5, 1970 in Ottumwa.

Tue
17
Oct

Joe A'Hearn

Joe A’Hearn, age 77, of Waukon, formerly of Las Vegas, NV, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Joe was born September 4, 1940 in Waukon to Norbert and Thresa A’Hearn. He attended St. Patrick School, graduating in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966.

Joe worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas, NV from 1968 to 2005, when he retired. Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed visiting old friends on his summer vacations in Iowa.

Thu
12
Oct

Elaine Bahr

Elaine M. Bahr, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, October 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Elaine Marie Bahr was born April 9, 1927 in New Albin, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Rouster) Thomson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School. August 13, 1946, she married Donald Bahr in Waukon. They farmed together in Ludlow Township for many years.

Her motto was faith, family and friends; she was a devoted farmwife, mother and grandmother. Elaine loved spending time with her family; they would have big meals on Sundays and she always took food out to the guys while they were in the field and would make sure they had enough to eat.

Thu
12
Oct

James Burrett

James “Jim” Roy Burrett, age 71, of St. Cloud, MN died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Hospice Center in St. Cloud, MN following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, MN, where Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated, and burial was held Monday, October 16 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, MN. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Jim was born August 15, 1946 to Robert and Andree (Tatro) Burrett in West Union. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1965. Jim proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1965-1967, serving 14 months in Vietnam.

Wed
11
Oct

Healthiest State Initiative Walk ...

This year’s annual Healthiest State Initiative Walk was held October 4 across the state of Iowa. Community and staff members participated in the local Allamakee County event hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The Healthiest State office believes walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy and also one of the best ways to connect with others, so they encourage everyone to walk for 30 minutes every day, and not just on the annual walk. For more local routes to enjoy in all area communities in Allamakee and northern Clayton counties, log on to the Walk More/Connect More site at www.walkneiowa.org. Submitted photo.
 

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