Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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These Allamakee County 4-H members pictured above are among those who advanced to the Iowa State Fair with their projects or exhibits presented at the Allamakee County Fair. Left to right - Front row: Allie Bieber, Makayla Manning, Rachel Rosendahl, Victoria Waters, Taya Duehr, Madelyn Helgerson.... + continue reading
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Early Saturday morning, at approximately 2:22 a.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary in progress at a residence located on Park Drive in Harpers Ferry. A description of the involved vehicle was given by a witness, and that vehicle was later stopped on... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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The annual Allamakee County Fair Queen Pageant was held Tuesday, July 14 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon, kicking off the 162nd Allamakee County Fair last week. The three young ladies pictured above were all vying for this year's Fair Queen crown, which was bestowed upon... + continue reading

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration funded a training course in Pueblo, CO June 15-17 to provide training for emergency responders to prepare for possible scenarios in which railroad cars containing crude oil are derailed and/or spilled. Allamakee County Emergency Management Director Chris Dahlstrom and Postville firefighter Ben Heitland attended the training and will share their knowledge with other area firefighters and first responders in upcoming training sessions. Photo courtesy of Chris Dahlstrom.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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by Bob Beach Allamakee County Emergency Management Director Chris Dahlstrom and Postville firefighter Ben Heitland attended a three-day, 24-hour course in Pueblo, CO June 15-17 to learn how to respond to a railroad emergency involving crude oil. With over 60% of the course involving field... + continue reading

The shantyboat pictured at right above docked at Lansing's riverfront has been making its way down the Upper Mississippi River and made a three-day stop in Lansing early last week and a more brief stop in Harpers Ferry about mid-week. On board are Santa Cruz, CA artist Wes Modes and his crew, who are working to compile a project entitled "A Secret History of American River People" and are seeking to talk to area residents about their history, experiences and lifestyle in a river community. Modes and his crew interviewed Lansing resident Karen Galema and former clammer Terry Sykes of DeSoto, WI and also enjoyed some of the Lansing hospitality with visits to such places as Horsfall's Lansing Variety Store, Welsh's Village Farm and Home and Shep's Riverside Bar & Grill. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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A rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat, a daring river voyage, and a meticulous archive of river stories are all part of a multi-year art and history project being undertaken by artist Wes Modes of Santa Cruz, CA and entitled "A Secret History of American River People." Modes set sail last... + continue reading

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration funded a training course in Pueblo, CO June 15-17 to provide training for emergency responders to prepare for possible scenarios in which railroad cars containing crude oil are derailed and/or spilled. Allamakee County Emergency Management Director Chris Dahlstrom and Postville firefighter Ben Heitland attended the training and will share their knowledge with other area firefighters and first responders in upcoming training sessions. Photo courtesy of Chris Dahlstrom.

The shantyboat pictured at right above docked at Lansing's riverfront has been making its way down the Upper Mississippi River and made a three-day stop in Lansing early last week and a more brief stop in Harpers Ferry about mid-week. On board are Santa Cruz, CA artist Wes Modes and his crew, who are working to compile a project entitled "A Secret History of American River People" and are seeking to talk to area residents about their history, experiences and lifestyle in a river community. Modes and his crew interviewed Lansing resident Karen Galema and former clammer Terry Sykes of DeSoto, WI and also enjoyed some of the Lansing hospitality with visits to such places as Horsfall's Lansing Variety Store, Welsh's Village Farm and Home and Shep's Riverside Bar & Grill. Submitted photo.

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