Community News

Wed
24
Aug

Personal mail fraud emerges locally

Mail fraud has become more commonplace, and these scams can originate from anywhere in the world. A recent example that was brought to the attention of The Standard involves a letter from TD Canada Trust Bank that informed an area resident that a distant relative had passed away and that as the lone traceable next of kin, they are the beneficiary of $9.2 million.
The letter explained that the deceased's account has been dormant and a quick response is required or the funds will revert back as unclaimed estate at the quickly approaching end of the dormancy period. An e-mail address and name were provided at the bottom of the letter requesting more follow up from the recipient.

Wed
24
Aug

Supervisors approve ATV ride route on secondary roads during regular session held in New Albin

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, August 22 at the New Albin Public Library, its first meeting of a proposed plan to meet at all public library locations within the county. The meeting agenda included several items including plat approvals, consideration of approving roads to be used for the fall ATV Club ride and a discussion of County credit card usage and policy.

Wed
24
Aug

Road construction on Highway 76 will cause delays in southeast Allamakee County

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) advises motorists of two construction projects that will interrupt traffic around the city of Marquette in Clayton County beginning Monday, August 22, including one in southeast Allamakee County. That project in Allamakee County consists of full-depth patching of the roadway and construction of paved shoulders on Iowa Highway 76 from Marquette north to Allamakee County Road X-52 (also known as Great River Road, the blacktop from Hwy. 76 to Harpers Ferry).

The second project includes placing subdrain and paved shoulders at several locations along U.S. Highway 18 from 145th Street in Marquette to the east city limits of town. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used to assist motorists through each work area. Both projects are expected to be completed by early September, weather permitting.

Wed
17
Aug

Supervisors discuss fall ATV ride, set public hearing for paving of portion of Columbus Road

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, August 15 to discuss a variety of items, including the Bluff Country ATV ride and the fiscal year 2017 budget amendment. The Board also received an update on the Partnership for Success grant.

Wed
17
Aug

Sewer and drainage items account for majority of discussion at regular Waukon City Council session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session at City Hall Monday, August 15 to discuss a full agenda of items including the 2016 Audit Agreement, water drainage behind the Leschensky Insurance building and the Countryside Estates sanitary sewer. Two items were added to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Special Class “C” Liquor licenses for the Yen Hing Dragon and Odie’s Place - the bowling alley, were added and approved by the Council.

Wed
10
Aug

Waukon Corn Days has wide variety of events planned for annual celebration scheduled for August 19-21

Waukon’s annual Corn Days celebration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, August 19-21 and features three days’ worth of family-oriented activities held all throughout the Waukon community. Several changes have been made to this year's event in an effort to enhance everyone's experience.

Wed
10
Aug

Volunteers needed in order to make Waukon Corn Days a success

Waukon Corn Days has been scheduled for August 19-21 and the Corn Days Committee is in need of volunteers. In order for this year’s Corn Days to run effectively and efficiently, several volunteers are needed to handle necessary tasks to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

"Waukon Corn Days is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community," members of the Committee shared. "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. It is a fact that volunteers are critical to the success of community events."

More specifically, volunteers are needed during the following times and events:

Wed
10
Aug

Supervisors discuss interim financing for Driftless Area Center

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met with the Allamakee County Conservation Board at the Conservation Board Office in Harpers Ferry as part of the Conservation Board's Tuesday, August 2 regular monthly meeting. As part of the meeting's agenda, Allamakee County Conservation Director Jim Janett discussed the need for interim financing for the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, explaining that fundraising for the project is going well but some expenses will be coming due and need to be paid to keep the project moving forward in order for reimbursements to be received from secured grant funding.

Wed
03
Aug

Waukon City Council approves planned bond issue to help fund several projects, discusses other street and sewer matters

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session at City Hall Monday, August 1 to discuss a full agenda of items including the Northwest Detention Basin, vacancies on Boards and street repair projects.

During the Public Comments portion of the meeting, Janelle Clark addressed the City Council regarding the possibility of a dog park and prairie restoration. Cheri Turner discussed that a tree was lost on the boulevard near her home due to high winds during a storm a few weeks ago. Turner was asking for the City Council’s approval to replace the tree. Mayor Duane DeWalle and Councilman Dewey Jones both suggested working with Trees Forever to get the tree replaced.

Wed
03
Aug

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank to host community shred event..


Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank to host community shred event...

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon is holding a community shred event Saturday, August 20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the bank's Waukon location. This event is free and open to anyone that needs to destroy documents of a personal nature such as old bank statements, tax returns, farm records and credit card statements, basically anything that may hold personal information, such as social security numbers, dates of birth, home address and bank account numbers.

Staples, paperclips, black or metal clips do not need to be removed prior to being dropped off. Manila folders will go through the shredder, but other binders will not. Up to three boxes per person will be accepted for shredding. On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. will have its shred truck (pictured above) on site and items will be immediately shredded. For more information contact any Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank staff member. Submitted photos.
 

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