River Valley

Wed
07
Mar

Learn about Iowa Culture March 13 at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library

Tuesday, March 13, the public is invited to join State Historical Museum of Iowa Museum Educator Jessica Rundlett to learn about Iowa Culture, a new way to explore over 3,500 Iowa arts, history and culture sites across all 99 counties. Following a short presentation, attendees will play Iowa Trivia to learn about unique sites in the area and all across the state. The free program will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library.
 

Wed
28
Feb

Bald Eagle Watching Day this Saturday in Ferryville, WI


On display this Saturday ... Mike Billington of the University of Minnesota Raptor Resource Center is pictured with Maxim, an American Bald Eagle. They will be in attendance at the Ferryville Eagle Watching Day this Saturday, March 3. Submitted photo.

Plan now to attend the 10th Annual Bald Eagle Watching Day this Saturday, March 3 in Ferryville, WI at the Village Community Center located on State Highway 35, the "Great River Road. ”This program is sponsored by the Ferryville Tourism Council, co-sponsored by Friends of Pool 9 and is free to the public.

Event activities are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with doors opening at 8:45 a.m. Returning to the program is the Decorah Raptor Research Project Decorah Eagle Cam organization presenting at 12 p.m. on “What we learned from an Eagle’s Nest”. John Howe and Amy Reis of the Raptor Resource Project and their team will be in attendance for the second time.

Wed
28
Feb

Captain Ted Peck to present "Walleye Fishing on the Upper Mississippi" March 8 at Driftless Center

The Allamakee County Conservation Board will be hosting Captain Ted Peck Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing. Captain Ted Peck will be speaking on walleye fishing techniques and presentations throughout the year on the Upper Mississippi River.

Peck has been fishing the Mississippi River for over 50 years and has been guiding for over 30 years. This has earned him sponsorships from numerous manufacturers including Evinrude Outboards, Lund Boats, Johnson Fishing and Northland Tackle. When not on the river, Peck writes outdoors stories for a number of national, regional and local outlets.

Wed
28
Feb

Ferryville Farmers Market to hold organizational meeting March 5

The Ferryville Farmers Market is holding an organizational meeting Monday, March 5 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Ferryville Village Hall, State Hwy. 35, Ferryville WI. Anyone interested in being a vendor, as well as all present vendors at Ferryville Farmers Market, may attend.

Market Manager Robert Jelinek has organized the meeting to begin working together to launch another successful 2018 market season. This meeting is for those who have ever thought about growing some extra produce in their garden, wanted to try being a vendor or need help getting started with either.

Larry and Mary Wilson of Richard’s Orchards will talk about “Getting started with a Gangbuster Garden”.  A member of the Crawford County Master Gardeners will be present to participate in this discussion as well.

Wed
21
Feb

Tickets being sold this week only for March 4 Kee High School Speech Dinner Theatre ...

The Kee High School Speech Department will be hosting its annual Speech Dinner Theatre Sunday, March 4, beginning at 5 p.m. at TJ’s Banquet Hall in Lansing. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the annual fundraising event that showcases the Kee High School Large Group Speech teams while also providing a full buffet of beef brisket/barbeque chicken, cheesy potatoes, corn, dinner roll, and the traditional endless table of desserts. Tickets are on sale only this week through Friday, February 23 and may be purchased from any speech member or by calling the Kee High School office at 563-538-4201. No tickets will be sold at the door or the week before the event due to ordering the right amount of food for the evening. The event is a fundraiser for the Speech organization to help offset contest fees and All-State trip costs. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
21
Feb

Valentine Royalty at Thornton Manor ...

Lloyd Erickson (left) and Gladys Heitman (right) were crowned Valentine King and Queen for 2018 at Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing. Bingo, music and sweets were enjoyed by many during the celebration of Valentine's Day at Thornton Manor Care Center Wednesday, February 14. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
21
Feb

EACSD Board of Directors takes care of several items during regular monthly session held earlier Monday

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

Monday, February 19, the Board of Directors of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) met in its regular monthly session  at  Kee High School in Lansing beginning at 3 p.m., with several participants attending the meeting through Zoom. The meeting was scheduled for earlier in the day with the anticipation of the Kee girls basketball team playing in its regional championship game later that same Monday night in New Hampton, but that game ended up being postponed due to the icy weather forecasted for the area.

Wed
14
Feb

First chronic wasting disease case in a wild deer outside of NE Iowa now confirmed in Wayne County

A hunter-harvested adult doe taken in southeast Wayne County in south central Iowa along the Missouri border during the first shotgun deer season has tested positive for the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the first hunter-harvested wild deer outside of northeast Iowa to test positive for the always fatal disease. The deer was shot December 5.

“We contacted the hunter once it was confirmed,” said Terry Haindfield, wildlife biologist and coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) chronic wasting disease monitoring effort. “The test results are disappointing but not surprising. We are seeing an increasing number of CWD positive deer in northeast Iowa and from our neighboring states."

Wed
14
Feb

Harpers Ferry Ice Fishing Clinic rescheduled for this Sunday at Nobles Island

The Harpers Ferry Booster Club and the Allamakee County Conservation Board will be hosting the Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fishing Clinic at Nobles Island Boat Access, 645 Hwy. 364, Harpers Ferry this Sunday, February 18. Registration for youth age 16 and under will begin at 11a.m. and fishing will continue until 2 p.m.

Youth participating in the clinic may use their own equipment, but ice fishing equipment will be available to youth who do not have their own. Food and drink will be available for those participating in the clinic. Prizes will be awarded to participants in each of three age groups.

In case of inclement weather, all cancellations and delays will be posted on the Allamakee County Conservation Board Facebook page the day of the event. For more information on this program or any program offered by the Allamakee County Conservation Board, contact the office at 563-538-0403 or follow on Facebook.
 

Wed
14
Feb

Ice harvest and ice cream event ...

Several dozen people stood on the icy shore at the Village Creek State Boat Landing in Lansing Saturday, February 10 to watch river history re-enacted during the Lansing Ice Harvest, hosted by Allamakee County Conservation. Local residents demonstrated the process used from the beginning of the 1900s until the 1960s to harvest ice for local ice houses. The event was conducted by Gary and Karen Galema of Lansing, who own the ice saws and equipment.

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