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Wed
21
Oct

Allamakee Community Players to present "Backstage" this weekend

The Allamakee Community Players will be presenting the Pat Cook comedy "Backstage" on the stage in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Waukon. Performances are Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from any cast member or by calling Karla Lubahn at 563-568-4640 or Kris Larson at 563-380-4531. Pictured above are cast members for this weekend's production. Left to right - Front row: Kris Larson of Postville, and Nevaeh, Kaira, Chasity and Jada Bushaw and Cathy Buhl, all of Waukon. Middle row: Jonathan Buhl of Waukon, Barry Mueller of Postville, Donna Horsfield of McGregor, Kathryn Riehle of Decorah, and Karla Lubahn, Gwen Schroedel and Mike Sanderson, all of Waukon. Back row: Vickie Larson and Cheri Turner of Waukon, James Riehle of Decorah, Mike Larson of Postville, Barb Hagen of Waterville, and George Troendle and Linda Kerndt of Waukon. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
21
Oct

Official trick-or-treat times set for Halloween; Local care facilities offer safe, fun opportunities


The front yard of the Jerry Aperans home on Mallard Street in Lansing has an abundance of Halloween spirit, both figuratively and literally, welcoming the holiday this Saturday, October 31. Aperans built both the hearse pictured by hand that is just part of the display and says he and his wife have decorated for the season for at least a dozen years. Photos by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

The City of Waukon has set its official Trick-or-Treat time for Saturday, October 31 from 4-8 p.m. Area residents are asked to leave porch lights on to welcome trick-or-treaters,  and the youngsters are reminded to keep safety in mind while making their rounds from house to house.

TASC, Inc.
TASC, Inc. will be offering open house trick-or-treating this Friday, October 30 at its facility located at 2213 Mount Olivet Road NW, just off Highway 76 north of Waukon. Trick-or-treating will take place at TASC from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

Wed
14
Oct

Waukon Water Department to begin "smoke testing" of sanitary sewer lines in southwest Waukon Thursday

The City of Waukon Water Department will be conducting smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines within the southwest quadrant of Waukon Thursday, October 15 in an effort to help locate any breaks, breaches or defects within the sewer system. Notice is being given to alert all area residents that smoke may be visible from vent stacks on homes and other buildings, or rising from holes in the ground, and should not be confused with smoke from a fire. City officials advise that the smoke being used for the testing has no odor, is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard, and will dissipate in a few minutes.

Wed
14
Oct

Founder's Day Service Project makes direct impact on community

Friday, October 2, a group of individual staff members from the Good Samaritan Society-Waukon and Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon were able to reach out to five senior citizens living in the local community through the Good Samaritan Society's annual Founder's Day Service Project. The staff members made changes within the homes of those senior citizens to help prevent them from falling, and those interventions ranged from night lights to ramps.
The service project was a new initiative taken on by Good Samaritan Society-Waukon and Veterans Memorial Hospital, and the goal of the project is to keep senior citizens living in their homes longer and prevent them from a costly hospital visit or nursing home stay.

Wed
14
Oct

Allamakee Community Players to present comedy "Backstage" October 23-25

The Allamakee Community Players will be presenting the Pat Cook comedy "Backstage" on the stage in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Waukon.  Performances are Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from any cast member or by calling Karla Lubahn at 563-568-4640 or Kris Larson at 563-864-7766.
Everyone who takes to the stage knows that the real drama in a theatre takes place backstage and can create quite a comedy to watch all by itself. This has never been more true than at Theatre Baroque, where the star, one-time matinee idol Burton Cavendish, suddenly dies an hour before the premiere of “Don Juan in Cleveland.”

Wed
07
Oct

Friday morning blaze claims barn and animals, hospitalizes Waukon man

The Waukon Area Fire Protection District responded to a report of a barn fully engulfed in flames at 641 Eighth Avenue NW on the northwest edge of Waukon shortly after 5 a.m. Friday morning, October 2. Fire Chief Dave Martin reported that four calves were lost in the blaze, which destroyed the building, as evident in the above photo. Lyle Dee, who was living in a portion of the barn at the time of fire, was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City for treatment of burns he suffered during the incident. Chief Martin reported that the cause of the fire currently remains under investigation. Firefighters were on the scene of the blaze for approximately four hours Friday morning and returned to the scene on several occasions throughout the weekend to extinguish "hot spots" of smoldering hay and building materials stirred up by breezy weekend conditions. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
 

Wed
07
Oct

Community Meal still gaining momentum as one-year anniversary is observed


The Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon was filled to near capacity Monday, September 28, which marked the one-year anniversary of the Free Community Meals which are served in Waukon from 5-7 p.m. the last Monday of each month. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

The first of many free community meals was served September 29, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. One year later, what started with a single conversation that led to an idea, which led to more conversations about free, no-strings attached community meals, has now experienced a full year of success. Throughout the growth of the project, nearly 300 people have now been consistently attending the meals, which continue to be served the last Monday of each month at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon from 5-7 p.m.
While First Presbyterian Church has served as the meal site for the past year, many other area churches and community organizations have contributed to the success of the meals. Karen Carlton, a member of the core group that started the community meals program in Waukon, said that First Presbyterian was chosen for the meal site not because it is a church, but because it is well suited to the purpose.

Wed
30
Sep

Intertribal House of Frybread to open this weekend on Main Street


Intertribal House of Frybread, located at 32 West Main Street in Waukon, recently received a First Dollar Visit from the Waukon Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above at the First Dollar presentation are, left to right, Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Erica Nosbisch, John and Turesa Miller of Intertribal House of Frybread, and Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Sherrie Hunstad and Dave Herold. Submitted photo.

The Intertribal House of Frybread will open for business at 32 West Main Street in downtown Waukon this Saturday, October 3. Owners John and Turesa Miller got started by operating a small booth at Native American pow-wows for two years before upgrading to a food truck, and now their own restaurant. “Our love for the food we serve brought us to where we are,” they said. “We love the town and the people in this town. They have been so receptive to us.”
The Millers say there are many things that make their business unique, including the decor, their business philosophy and their food that they say is unique to this area. They serve a unique mixture of Native American and American dishes.

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