Community News

Wed
18
Jul

Corn Days 2018 meal date and location have been set for August 3; No Corn Days Parade held this year

This year’s Waukon Corn Days meal date and location have been set for Friday, August 3 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The Waukon Chamber of Commerce will be serving a meal of sweet corn and pork loin sandwiches from 4-8 p.m. that evening.
Due to time conflicts and the event location change, there will be no Corn Days Parade this year.

Make sure to keep watching future editions of The Standard and the Waukon Family Fun Fests online sites for updates on other activities that are currently being planned for the weekend of August 3-5 in conjunction with the annual Corn Days celebration.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Corner of Hope receives funding from John Deere Foundation ...

The Corner of Hope recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the John Deere Foundation. The funding will be used to help promote the Corner of Hope growing projects, as well as to help people in developing countries learn how to grow their own food. Pictured above, left to right, are Corner of Hope members David and Suzanne Hahn, Dennis Byrnes, Kaitlyn Krambeer (seated on tractor), Kyle Halverson representing Waukon Implement Co., Gordon Ellingson, Ron Snitker, and Gloria and Kenny Krambeer, all of Waukon. Photo taken by Moose Photography of Waukon.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Takings steps to meet the goals of Walk-On Waukon ...

The Walk-On Waukon organization delivered 608 phone books for Yellow Pages to raise money for the group’s sidewalk projects. Walk-On Waukon continues to work toward grant writing and fundraising to achieve its goal of adding walking trails and safe sidewalks in Waukon. The Walk-On Waukon Committee appreciates the efforts of the local youth who helped deliver the phone books. It is the mission of the Walk-On Waukon Committee that youth such as those pictured above delivering the phone books will be able to benefit from the efforts of the group by having walking trails and sidewalks to safely walk on in the future. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Three arrested on multiple charges following early July 7 altercation

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 7, the Waukon Police Department was called to a disturbance in the 100 block of First Avenue SW. As a result of an investigation, 21-year-old Anthony K. Williams of Postville was arrested and charged with willful injury (class D felony), assault displaying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

Also arrested were 37-year-old Kinte L. Smith of Waukon and 65-year-old Paul A. Norton of Waukon, who were both charged with disorderly conduct, willful injury (Class D felony) and first degree burglary (Class B felony). Smith was also charged with harassment for threats made to an officer.

The Waukon Police Department was assisted by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office and Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Wed
11
Jul

Supervisors discuss August 9-12 Bible Reading Marathon, hear update on Waste Comprehensive Plan

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, July 9 to address agenda items, including the Bible Reading Marathon to take place on the Allamakee County Courthouse lawn, the contract and bond for concrete pavement patching and an update regarding the Comprehensive Plan for the Allamakee County Solid Waste Department. Chairperson Larry Schellhammer called the meeting to order with approval of the current agenda and meeting minutes of July 2.

Thu
05
Jul

Allamakee County 4-H hosts Expressions Day

Participants of Expressions Day ...
Participants of Expressions Day ... Left to right - Front row: Nora Davis, Laira Davis, Tegan Dahlstrom, Hailey Stein, Hannah Hagen, Ali Melcher, Willa Troendle, Kyrie Snitker. Middle row: Tanner Troendle, Breelyn Dahlstrom, Micheal Mattson. Back row: Thomas Troendle, Kylie Troendle, Monica Davis, Natalie Byrnes, Diana Davison, Meridian Snitker, Katherine Hagen, Berlin Troendle, Logan Brown. Submitted photo.

State Fair Communications ... Left to right - Front row: Kyrie Snitker, Michael Mattson, Katherine Hagen. Back row: Thomas Troendle, Diana Davison, Logan Brown, Meridian Snitker (State Fair Alternate in Share-The-Fun), Berlin Troendle. Submitted photo.

State Fair Clothing Selection ... Diana Davison. Submitted photo.

Several 4-H youth will now advance to Iowa State Fair

A total of 20 Allamakee County 4-H youth recently showcased their talents by competing in various communications and clothing events during the Expressions Day Program and Style Show held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon Sunday, June 24.

Several received top awards and will have the opportunity to represent Allamakee County at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 9-19.

4-H’ers winning top honors in Educational Presentations and who will be representing Allamakee County at the Iowa State Fair include Katherine Hagen, Logan Brown, Diana Davison and Gabriel Mattson. 4-H’ers are judged on stage presence, vocal projection, organization, visual aids, educational value of topic and how well they kept their audience interested as they present their information.

Thu
05
Jul

Good Samaritan Society-Waukon to focus on fall prevention for seniors as its Founders Day Service Project


Part of Good Samaritan Society Founders Day Service Project... The Wall Outlet Nightlight pictured above provides automatic light when needed most and does so while still leaving the two outlet plug-ins free for their intended use. The Wall Outlet Nightlight is available to any seniors over the age of 65 who still live at home in Allamakee County through this year’s Good Samaritan Society-Waukon Founders Day Service Project Submitted photo.

Seeking homes to receive safety interventions

For many aging adults, the risk of falling and not knowing how long they can stay in their homes are common concerns. More than one-third of seniors over age 65 fall each year and falls account for 25 percent of all hospital admissions and 40 percent of all rehab/skilled care admissions, according to statistical reports.

Many falls could be avoided with something as simple as better lighting, removal of trip hazards or the addition of a grab bar. The Good Samaritan Society wants to help change those statistics and help seniors in the local community live in their homes longer, and the Society’s Founders Day Service Project can be a means to do just that.

Thu
05
Jul

Waukon City Council approves water rate increase of three percent and the offering of City Clerk and Water Superintendent positions

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, July 2 to address a full agenda of items, including the crosswalk on Spring Avenue, City Clerk and Water and Sewer Superintendent positions and the Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Garage air conditioning system. Mayor Pat Stone called the meeting to order with approval of the current agenda and June 18 regular session meeting minutes.

The Public Hearing for the 209 West Street Rezoning from “B-2” to “R-3” was opened. City Clerk Allen Lyon indicated that no written or verbal comments have been received and the hearing was closed.

During Public Comment, Coordinator Ardie Kuhse with Waukon Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) discussed Senator Charles Grassley’s upcoming visit to Waukon Tuesday, July 3. That visit was scheduled to include a tour of WW Homestead Dairy and time for questions from the public.

Wed
27
Jun

Meraki Salon & Massage offers wide variety of services at new location on Allamakee Street in Waukon


Meraki Salon & Massage receives First Dollar Visit ... Meraki Salon & Massage, newly opened at 12 Allamakee Street in Waukon, recently received a First Dollar Visit from the Waukon Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above at the First Dollar Visit presentation are, left to right, Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Tyler Halverson and Sherrie Hunstad, Meraki Salon & Massage owner Cortney Ryan, Kulla Mincks, Kalysta Kerner (seated), Shirley Sharp, Pat Stone and Larry Sharp. Photo courtesy of Waukon Chamber of Commerce.

A move to the Waukon area has provided Cortney Ryan with an opportunity to continue to do what she loves in a new location, as she recently opened Meraki Salon & Massage at 12 Allamakee Street in Waukon. Ryan first opened her new business April 4 of this year, and she has been planning for her grand opening coming up Monday, July 2 (see advertisement printed below for additional event details).

Ryan has 16 years of professional experience doing hair, having achieved her cosmetology license after graduating from La James College in Mason City in September 2002. More recently, she completed a degree in Massage Therapy from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), from where she graduated in the summer of 2013 with Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees as well.

Wed
27
Jun

Robey Memorial Library to host “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant” June 30

Allamakee County native Pete Grady portrays former president

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will host “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant” Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m. “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant”, written, directed and performed by Pete Grady, is Grant’s life story, told by a man who knows he will soon die but who must complete his story before his death.

The one-hour show uses period music, photographs, cartoons, maps and drawings to explore Grant’s successes and failures in military and civilian life, and provides the audience with a new understanding of Ulysses S. Grant, whom author H.W. Brands has called “The Man Who Saved the Union.”

Grant portrayer Pete Grady graduated from Waukon High School in 1971 and has performed the show over 85 times - mostly in Iowa, but also in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.

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