Community News

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10
Oct

Supervisors address several matters in regard to Secondary Roads Dept.

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, October 8 to address agenda items including the consideration of quotes regarding the purchase of a tractor backhoe for the Secondary Roads Department, the approval of Secondary Roads transfers and quarterly reports for Planning and Zoning and the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department. Chairperson Larry Schellhammer called the meeting to order with approval of the current agenda and October 1 minutes.

Wed
10
Oct

Honored by Iowa Bankers Association...

Carol Krumme of Waukon State Bank was recently honored by the Iowa Bankers Association for 50 years of service to Waukon State Bank. She was one of 21 individuals recognized in Iowa for reaching the 50-year milestone and received the plaque and pin she is displaying in the adjacent photo to commemorate the occasion.

John Sorenson, Iowa Bankers Association President stated, “Iowa Banks have been a trusted resource for Iowans for more than 100 years. We are honored to have the commitment and experience of bankers like Carol Krumme, who have worked to provide valuable service to Iowa bank customers and their communities for more than half a century.”

Wed
10
Oct

Waukon man leads law enforcement on high speed chase before being arrested on drug charges

Wednesday, October 3 at approximately 10:35 p.m., a multi-agency narcotics investigation was conducted by law enforcement agencies of the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force. During the investigation, a Waukon Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Mason Edwin Lee Frick, age 20, of Waukon. Frick attempted to elude law enforcement, traveling at a high rate of speed beginning in Waukon, traveling through Luana and ending in Postville through law enforcement intervention.

Frick was taken into custody and transported to the Allamakee County Jail. He has been charged with one count of Controlled Substance Violation - C Felony, one count of Eluding - D Felony, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Serious Misdemeanor, and one count of Driving While License Revoked - Serious Misdemeanor. Frick will also be charged with numerous traffic offenses. He is currently being held in the Allamakee County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Wed
03
Oct

Fields of Faith event set for October 10 at Waukon High School

Students from Waukon High School will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation Wednesday, October 10 to share their Christian faith with fellow students and the general public during the 15th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA) Fields of Faith event. This interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 500 locations throughout the nation.

The local event is now in its seventh year and will start at 7 p.m. at the Waukon High School football field that Wednesday evening. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the Waukon High School gymnasium.

Wed
03
Oct

Cassandra Berger to compete in this weekend’s Miss Iowa USA® Pageant


Cassandra Berger... Photo by Veronica Farley, Demasque Photography.

People’s Choice voting begins this week

The Miss Iowa USA® and Miss Iowa Teen USA® competitions for 2018 are scheduled for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7 in Newton. Among this year’s contests for a second consecutive year will be Cassandra Berger, the daughter of Rusty and Cynthia Berger of Waukon who was a semifinalist in last year’s competition.

Berger is a 2012 graduate of Waukon High School who also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dubuque in May 2016, having majored in Accounting, Human Resource Management and Business Administration. She is currently working to complete her Masters of Business Administration degree in the spring of 2019 at the University of Dubuque, currently working on campus as a Graduate Assistant in the Wendt Character Center, which brings together students who want to be proactive about developing their character and making the world around them better.

Wed
03
Oct

Motorists advised of event traffic for October 13 Driftless Half Marathon

The first-ever Driftless Half Marathon will be taking place Saturday, October 13 along the Great River Road (County Road X52) between Harpers Ferry and Lansing, and motorists are advised to be aware of event traffic throughout that morning. Although the roadway will remain open to traffic, motorists are advised to try and seek an alternative route from 5 a.m. to 12 noon to aid safety and successful completion of the event.

The Driftless Half Marathon will take place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. that Saturday, beginning at the intersection of Collins Ridge Road and Great River Road (approximately one mile north of Harpers Ferry) and ending at the Softball Complex in Lansing. The route will also include a loop on Red Oak Drive.

Wed
03
Oct

Allamakee Community Players to present “Jurassic Park & Wreck”

The Allamakee Community Players will present their fall comedy production of “Jurassic Park & Wreck” on the stage in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Waukon. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available prior to the performance at a discounted rate from any cast member or can be obtained in advance by calling Karla Lubahn at 563-568-4640 or Kris Larson at 563-864-7766. Ticket information can be found in the advertisement on Page 5A of this  issue of The Standard.

Wed
03
Oct

Waukon City Council discusses variety of matters in special session followed by regular session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in a special session prior to a regular session Monday, October 1 to address a variety of matters and agenda items. Mayor Pat Stone called the special session to order at 6 p.m., which began with discussion of the 28E agreement between the City of Waukon and the Allamakee Community School District.

Park and Rec Wellness Director Jeremy Strub discussed short-term and long-term maintenance at the Wellness Center with the boiler and rooftop units being issues in the next 10-15 years which he recommended be planned and budgeted for as future expenses. Strub discussed the school district’s maintenance agreement with Winona Controls which he recommended would be advisable for the Wellness Center as well and that budget planning for 2019 should include ongoing maintenance and a separate fund for future capital expenses.

Wed
26
Sep

First Avenue NW repaving project taking place throughout the next month ...

Work has begun on the First Avenue NW resurfacing project taking place from Allamakee Street up through its 500 block to Sixth Street NW in Waukon. From the Allamakee County Courthouse up through the block housing East Elementary School, preliminary work began the week of September 19 with some initial manhole cover adjustments and cement cutting as an early step in the resurfacing project, as pictured above. Waukon City Manager Dean Hilgerson advised The Standard that the project has an anticipated October 25 completion date with River City Paving handling the resurfacing. Hilgerson indicated that a total of five blocks, with the 100 block being skipped due to recent storm sewer work and resurfacing, will be milled and resurfaced with asphalt and that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk work will be done at intersections with some curb and gutter removal and replacement to also take place.

Wed
26
Sep

Robey Memorial Library to celebrate Teen Read WeekTM with the theme “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!”

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will celebrate Teen Read WeekTM October 7-13 with special events and programs spotlighting all the great resources and activities available at the library and to encourage teens from around the area to read for their enjoyment. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!”

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms - books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.

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