News Center newsletter

News Center newsletter categories.

Wed
08
Aug

August 15 Chautauqua program in Ferryville, WI will focus on the steamboat War Eagle

The Ferryville Tourism Council invites everyone to attend its third and final Chautauqua program for the 2018 season. The program will be held Wednesday, August 15 at 8 p.m. at the Ferryville Village Hall, along Hwy. 35 at the south edge of Ferryville, WI. Treats will be available during the program.

The featured speaker for this presentation will be Robert Taunt, a local historian and past president of the La Crosse County Historical Society. Taunt is a writer, photographer and researcher. He has been speaking on historical topics for the past 25 years.

For the August 15 program, Taunt will be sharing the story of a steamboat, the War Eagle. Attendees will learn about steamboating in the era of large boats loaded with passengers plying the waters of the Upper Mississippi River.

Wed
08
Aug

Harold Siegele

Harold Siegele, 80, of Prairie du Chien, WI died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, WI. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the funeral home Saturday. Burial will be at a later date.

Harold was born August 25, 1937 in McGregor, the son of Harry and Anna Marie (Carlson) Siegele. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1955. Harold joined and proudly served in the United States Army Reserves.

Harold was united in marriage with Janet Tippery. Two children were born to this union. The couple later divorced. He was then united in marriage with Diane Heuser-Selvester. Harold worked as a butcher at Piggly Wiggly and also at 3M for 20-plus years before retiring.

Wed
08
Aug

Wayne King

Wayne B. King, 68, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Waukon, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Health Care Center in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Thursday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wed
08
Aug

Janann Miene

Janann K. Miene, 77, of Waukon died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Janann Kay Miene was born May 22, 1941 at home in Waterville, the daughter of Victor and Viola (Noack) Schlake. She was baptized and confirmed at Waterville Lutheran Church and graduated from Waterville High School. July 26, 1959, Janann married Everett Herbert Miene at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. The couple lived and farmed on his parents’ farm in Union Prairie Township.

Wed
08
Aug

Marilyn Geuder

Marilyn Herman Geuder passed away July 30, 2018 in Longwood, FL at the age of 89. Marilyn was born on the family farm outside of Waukon to Rollie and Alma Herman in March of 1929. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1947.

In 1948, she married Vernon Geuder at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. They lived in Waukon, Ossian and Monona before moving to Virginia in 1960. They were married for 70 years, raising their six children with unconditional love and devotion, and were their role models, examples of a loving marriage and lives well lived. In 2002, they moved to Florida, where Vernon, 95, the love of her life, her soulmate, best friend and partner in all things, still resides.

Wed
08
Aug

Michael J. Hager Award winners ...

Each year the Waukon Swim Club honors swimmers with the Michael J. Hager Award given in memory of Michael J. Hager (1960-1991), who was the son of Bonnie and the late James Hager of Waukon. This year’s Michael J. Hager Award recipients are Meridian Snitker and James VanderVelden. Meridian Snitker is pictured at right and James VanderVelden was not available for the photo.

Michael Hager loved swimming. In 1976, as a lifeguard at the pool, he started the Waukon Swim Club. He worked as a lifeguard, swam with the club and coached until he graduated from high school in 1978. He went on to attend college for one year at William Penn University and then transferred to Luther College, where he swam for the Norse for three years. Each summer, Hager would come home to coach the swim team and lifeguard at the pool until he graduated from Luther in 1982.

Wed
08
Aug

First Team Academic All-State ...

Waukon baseball graduated senior Abe Schwartz was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State First Team following the 2018 baseball season. He was among the First Team honorees recognized at the annual Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Banquet held Saturday, August 4 at the Marriott Hotel Banquet Center in Iowa City. That Academic All-State First Team consists of the top 22 players, nominated by their coaches, who demonstrate outstanding academic, moral and athletic characteristics. A panel of coaches selected these senior players.
 

Wed
08
Aug

Waukon baseball team plays to 11-22 season record during 2018 campaign

The Waukon baseball team played its way to an 11-22 season record during its 2018 campaign, showing signs of greatness but not consistently being able to maintain that level of play during this season’s stringent schedule. That 11-22 season mark included a 2-16 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians in a tie for sixth place in the final NEIC standings with a Crestwood team that the baseball Tribe had claimed its only two NEIC victories from in three match-ups with the Cadets this season.

Thu
02
Aug

Myrtle Egan

Myrtle M. Egan, 95, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6 at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Pius at Cherry Mound Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.

Myrtle Mary Egan was born June 6, 1923 in Lafayette Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of John “Joe” and Cecilia (Conway) Delaney. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing. Myrtle attended elementary school at Wexford and Russell country schools; she attended one year of high school in Harpers Ferry. She then stayed at home to help take care of her younger brothers and sister.

Wed
01
Aug

Lavonne "Bonnie" Johnson

Lavonne “Bonnie” Johnson, 83, of Waukon died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Lavonne Jean “Bonnie” Johnson was born December 27, 1934 in Waukon, the daughter of Joseph Conrad and Cora Adeline (Kolsrud) Lier. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church and graduated from Waterville High School in 1952.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News Center newsletter