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Wed
12
Aug

Jane Saddler Punelli returns her cosmetology experience to Main Street location in Waukon


Jane Saddler Punelli recently received a First Dollar Visit from the Waukon Chamber of Commerce as she returns to the Waukon area to offer her own cosmetology services within the Hair Body & Mind Salon & Spa location at 30 West Main Street in Waukon. Pictured above at the First Dollar presentation are, left to right, Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Kris Rausch and Sherrie Hunstad, Jane Saddler Punelli and Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Tyler Halverson. Submitted photo.

A familiar face has recently returned to the beauty scene in Waukon, as Jane Saddler Punelli has come back to the local area with her nearly three decades of experience in the cosmetology industry - a vast majority of that experience taking place right here in northeast Iowa.
"I previously owned Best Impressions Salon in Waukon for 19 years," Punelli said. "I had to relocate to Des Moines for family reasons and am now able to return. I have missed having my own business and the people of this area."
Punelli is currently established within the Hair Body & Mind Salon & Spa location at 30 West Main Street in Waukon, where she rents a chair from salon owner Kim Sylvester but operates independently. As part of that overall salon and spa facility, she offers a full service of hair cutting and styling for men, women and children, as well as spray tanning, waxing and a variety of nail finishing services.

Wed
22
Jul

Sunday motorcycle accident near Churchtown injures Waukon woman

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a motorcycle accident Sunday, July 19 at approximately 8:20 p.m. on State Highway 9 east of Churchtown.
The Sheriff’s Department reported that Stacy Lynn Riley of Waukon, age 45, lost control of the motorcycle she was driving and left the roadway. She suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident and was transported to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon before being transported by helicopter to another hospital for treatment. Her condition is not being released as of the Tuesday print deadline for this week's issue of The Standard.
The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department. Assisting at the scene were the Lansing Ambulance Service and Lansing Fire Department.
 

Wed
22
Jul

Volunteers needed to make Waukon Corn Days a continued success

Waukon Corn Days is fast approaching and the event is still in need of volunteers of all types. Waukon Corn Days offers a unique opportunity to volunteer within the community. In order for the 2015 Corn Days celebration to run effectively and efficiently, additional volunteers are needed to handle necessary tasks to ensure that the event runs smoothly.
It is a fact that volunteers are critical to the success of community events. Anyone interested in helping provide this important service can contact Waukon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stephanie Dugan at 563-568-4110 or by e-mail at waukoncc@mchsi.com.
 

Wed
22
Jul

Waukon Corn Days Annual Weekend Celebration scheduled for August 14-16

The Waukon Corn Days Annual Weekend Celebration is scheduled to be held Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16 throughout the Waukon community. The 2015 event includes three days and nights of events and activities for the entire family.
Friday night, attendees can enjoy a Sweet Corn Meal and Parade, the Crowning of Corn Days Royalty, a Celebrity Dunk Tank and a Sweet Corn Eating Contest. Saturday's highlights include the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk, a Craft Show and Farmers’ Market, Kids Games, a Classic Car Show, Bean Bag and Frisbee Golf Tournaments, Toilet Bowl Races and a Street Dance. The final day, Sunday, will feature a Fly-In Breakfast and Airplane Rides, Fire Truck Rides, Paintball, a Petting Farm and Pedal Tractor Races.

Wed
22
Jul

Waukon Corn Days Parade seeking entries

As part of the Waukon Corn Days Annual Weekend Celebration, there will be a Corn Days Parade through downtown Waukon at 7 p.m. Friday, August 14. The parade route will be the same as in past years, beginning from the Allamakee County Fairgrounds and heading south down Allamakee Street to the stoplight intersection with Main Street. Turning right on to West Main Street, the parade will venture up to Second Street NW, where the entries will turn right at the Post Office, travel down Second Street NW, and then turn right on Eighth Avenue NW to head back to the fairgrounds.

Wed
15
Jul

Iowa State University releases Waukon results following 20-year study of Iowa's small towns

Iowa State University recently released the results of a 20-year study of life in Iowa’s small towns. In 1994, one town was selected from each of Iowa’s 99 counties to participate in a survey regarding various aspects of small-town living, with Waukon being the town selected to represent Allamakee County and 150 surveys distributed. The surveys were sent again in 2004 and a final time in 2014. Those three survey years were then used to identify trends and generate an average in the various categories to use as a baseline for comparison.

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