Community News

Wed
23
Jul

Initially a hobby, hosta breeding has grown to international proportions for Bob Axmear


Award-winning growth efforts ... The blue-streaked hosta originated by Bob Axmear is adorned with ribbons as the First Look Mildred Seaver Award winner in 2012. The recipient of the award is chosen by attendees of the First Look meeting. In 2010, Axmear also received the Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award from the American Hosta Society for his service to the hosta industry. Submitted photo.

by Brianne Eilers

Wed
16
Jul

Robey Memorial Library welcomes Cate St. Clair as new library director


Cate St. Claire

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon has welcomed Cate St. Clair as its new library director. St. Clair assumed the library director position in May of this year following the departure of Rick Meyer, director for three-plus years at Robey Memorial Library before departing for a similar position closer to his family in Decatur, IL.
St. Clair grew up in Des Moines and has been living in Waukon for just over a year with her significant other, Nicholas Hay, an attorney with the law firm of Jacobson, Bristol, Garrett & Swartz in Waukon. Prior to her new position at Robey Memorial Library, she was a librarian at the Meehan Memorial Library in Lansing.

Wed
16
Jul

Good Samaritan Society I-Ride set for this Saturday

Bikes, trikes and automobiles joined last year’s Good Samaritan Society’s annual I-Ride, a 150-mile trek along some of the most scenic roadways in the tri-state area. This year’s ride, set for Saturday, July 19, will include two crossings of the Mississippi River as participants travel through eastern Iowa and western Wisconsin. Registration begins at Good Samaritan Society, located at 21 East Main Street in Waukon, at 8 a.m. with the ride commencing at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served prior to the journey, and lunch at Waukon Harley Davidson will conclude the ride. This year’s door prizes include a grand prize of an overnight stay in Minneapolis, MN, two tickets to a Minnesota Twins baseball game, and dinner. All types of vehicles are welcome to participate in the ride, and there is a discounted registration fee for those pre-registering online at www.good-sam.com/waukon.

Wed
09
Jul

Allamakee Veterans Affairs Office to host open house at its new courthouse location

The Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Office is hosting an open house Wednesday, July 9 at its new location on the first floor of the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon. The open house is being held from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room next door to the new Veterans Affairs Office, with tours of the new office space available to the public and refreshments available.
Veterans are especially invited to visit the new office location during the open house to find out what benefits they may be eligible for, meet other veterans, or to visit with Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Counselor Greg Clark to find out what he does for area veterans. For more information contact the Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Office at 563-568-6135.
 

Wed
02
Jul

Allamakee Driftless Safari provides unique option for family summer fun

Those looking for something fun to do with the family this summer should look no further than their own public library, where they can pick up their 2014 Driftless Safari Tote Bag, Guidebook and Map and begin their Driftless Safari adventure.
The Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) staff, along with help from Allamakee County Conservation, have all 20 posts securely planted and ready for the “hunt”. Participants can just follow the clues in the guidebook, with some new sites added to this year’s tour.
The Safari lasts all summer long through Labor Day and participants can take their time to explore each location or can complete the entire trip in a day or weekend. Once the guidebook is completed with a visit to all 20 Driftless Safari sites throughout Allamakee County, participants can return to the library for a coupon good for one free ice cream cone compliments of WW Homestead Dairy at Waukon (one coupon per guidebook).

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