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Eagle Scout project for Tyler O'Neill provides collection boxes for worn flags


Tyler O'Neill, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 64 in Waukon, completed his Eagle Scout project that offers local residents and visitors two locations where they can drop off worn American flags for proper disposal. One collection box is made of metal and is placed at the entrance of the Waukon City Park, and the other is made of wood (pictured with O'Neill) and is located in the Allamakee County Courthouse. Submitted photo.

Tyler O’Neill, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 64 in Waukon, recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which benefits community members. O’Neill led the design, production and implementation of two collection boxes for the public to deposit worn and tattered American flags.
One collection box is constructed of metal and is located just inside the entrance of the Waukon City Park. The other box, made of wood, is available inside the Allamakee County Courthouse on Allamakee Street in Waukon, near the Auditor’s office.

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Mar

City Council approves FY17 Budget, discusses street improvements during special session

The Waukon City Council met in a special session Monday, March 14 with just two items listed on the meeting agenda. The first of those was a public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2017 City Budget, with no comments being heard or read from the general public before the hearing was closed and the Council approved the budget for submission to the State of Iowa.

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16
Mar

Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 26 in Waukon City Park

Volunteers needed to assist in filling, setting out eggs and registration

Wed
16
Mar

Sunday evening fight results in Assault charges

Sunday, March 13 at approximately 9:06 p.m., the Waukon Police Department received a report of a fight with a possible knife involved. An altercation did take place but it is not believed to have involved the reported knife.
As a result of investigation, Waukon police arrested 30-year-old Daniel Matthew Hanson of Waukon and charged him with Domestic Assault Causing Bodily Injury.

 

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"Salt Sensitive" is top of March 22 Fresh Conversations program

Recently, there has been quite a bit of media buzz around the topic of how much salt (sodium) is good or bad for a person. Dr. Daniel Jones, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, offers his philosophy about eating less salt: "As we get older, we become sensitive to salt. So, in general, people who are older benefit more from lowering their sodium."
Some people’s bodies are more sensitive to the effects of sodium than are others. Those who are sodium sensitive may retain sodium more easily, leading to fluid retention and increased blood pressure. If the fluid retention becomes problematic, it can lead to chronic problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

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09
Mar

Allamakee County Democratic Convention to be held this Saturday

The Allamakee County Democratic Convention will be held this Saturday, March 12 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Farmers and Merchants Saving Bank, located at 201 West Main Street in Waukon. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
At the convention, County delegates will elect delegates and alternates to the District and State Conventions, as well as to District Convention Committees. In addition, a platform will be presented to the delegates for discussion and adoption. Also during the convention, Democratic candidates for federal, state and local offices (or their representatives) will address delegates and attendees.
All interested Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information call co-chairs Katie and Dan Hanson at 563-538-4314.

 

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09
Mar

City Council postpones Third Avenue SW project for this year; May 6 is spring clean-up date

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday evening, March 7, hosting a full council room for yet another session consisting mainly of residents along Third Avenue SW, as four different scheduled agenda items dealt with that proposed street project. Those residents ultimately listened to the Council make a decision to not pursue the project for this year, citing a need to further research the project and all the factors it entails.
Prior to that decision on the Third Avenue SW project, a public hearing originally scheduled to take place at the meeting in regard to the Fiscal Year 2017 City Budget had to be rescheduled to Monday, March 14 due to corrections needing to be made in the original published budget and timeframe requirements with publication of such a document. The Council later officially set that public hearing date for next Monday.

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09
Mar

IPTV brings new library resources to Robey Memorial Library; "Peg & Cat" to visit rescheduled event March 12


Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will soon be featuring a new Iowa Public Television Ready for School Library Corner, including identifying items such as the rug, banner and "Peg & Cat" display pictured above. With inclement winter weather forcing postponement of the original February 2 opening date of the Corner, the new corner will now open Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. with "Peg & Cat" characters in attendance for storytime and a special counting activity. Submitted photo.

Kids spending time at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will have new resources available to help promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills, thanks to a new Library Corner placed at the library by Iowa Public Television. Families are invited to attend the event.
The new IPTV Ready for School Library Corner will open Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. with "Peg & Cat" characters in attendance for storytime and a special counting activity. The opening was originally scheduled for February 2 but had to be postponed due to winter weather.

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