River Valley

Wed
26
Aug

Help available for filling out the U.S. Census in Lansing and Harpers Ferry throughout September

Help with the U.S. Census will be available to all Allamakee County residents throughout the month of September in both Lansing and Harpers Ferry. U.S. Census Regional Assistants Tom and Linda Stovall will be sharing time at two different locations within each community in an effort to help local residents complete their 2020 U.S. Census or answer any additional questions they may have. Collection of U.S. Census data is scheduled to come to a close at the end of September.

The Stovalls will be in Lansing every Wednesday during the month of September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide that census assistance. One will be located at the Lansing IGA and the other will be at nutMeg’s Café & Bakery during those days and times.

Wed
26
Aug

Coronavirus and fishing in Iowa survey now underway through LSU

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises that anglers who bought a 2020 Iowa fishing license may receive an email from Louisiana State University (LSU) encouraging them to participate in a survey to share their fishing experiences in Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-minute survey is part of a nationwide study currently underway.

Wed
19
Aug

Lansing Fire Department receives proceeds from local ATV/UTV Road Rally ...

Roxanne Hawkins and Chip Lamb held an ATV/UTV Road Rally Saturday, August 1. This ride covered about 70 miles of Allamakee County and included more than 50 machines. Proceeds from participation in the ride were equally divided between the Allamakee County ATV/UTV Club and a fire department from within Allamakee County that the participants voted on. The Lansing Fire Department was voted as the recipient of the proceeds from this ride, and the club and the Lansing Fire Department each received a check for $720. Pictured above, left to right, at the check presentation are Roxanne Hawkins of the Allamakee County ATV/UTV Club and Lansing Fire Department Chief Steve Darling. This road rally event was held at Green Valley Getaway and was supported by Green Valley Getaway, Kious Kountry, Allamakee County ATV/UTV Club, Cunningham Hardware, Empty Nest Winery and club members. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
19
Aug

U.S. Census Mobile to be at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library one final Tuesday next week

The U.S. Census Mobile has been at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library in Lansing every Tuesday in August answering questions about completing the Census and also assisting people in completing it. One final date will be available for this month, Tuesday, August 25 between the hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This operation, known as the Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) program, is a separate activity from census takers going door to door to count households that have not yet responded. The local census response representatives will help people complete the census on a 2020 Census tablet or on their own device, while practicing state and local social distancing protocols.

Lansing is currently at 49.5% response rate to the 2020 U.S. Census. Allamakee County is currently at a 55.8% response rate, the second lowest response rate in the entire state of Iowa, according to U.S. Census information.
 

Wed
19
Aug

Portion of Center Street to be closed for repairs during next three weeks

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, August 17. The meeting centered around the consent agenda and a report from the City Street Department.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from August 3.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda with minimal discussion.

Center Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street above the high school football field will be closed for repairing of the street for a period anticipated to be about three weeks. Traffic will be rerouted around the area while the street repairs are taking place.

There will be a sign placed near Clear Creek directing traffic to the Driftless Center and the public boat landing. A motion was made and seconded to approve the street report.
 

Wed
12
Aug

U.S. Census Mobile to be at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library Tuesdays

The U.S. Census Mobile will be at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library in Lansing every Tuesday in August answering questions about completing the Census and also assisting people in completing it. The dates and times are Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. August 11, 18 and 25.

This operation, known as the Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) program, is a separate activity from census takers going door to door to count households that have not yet responded. The local census response representatives will help people complete the census on a 2020 Census tablet or on their own device, while practicing state and local social distancing protocols.

Lansing is currently at 49.5% response rate to the 2020 U.S. Census. Allamakee County is currently at a 55.8% response rate, the second lowest response rate in the entire state of Iowa, according to U.S. Census information.
 

Wed
12
Aug

Main Street Lansing to host Sidewalk Sales August 21-22

Responses from Main Street Lansing’s COVID-19 recovery survey, held in early July, indicated that consumers are more comfortable with outdoor events, and shopping was the number-one activity consumers were ready to resume. Based on those results, Main Street Lansing will be hosting a Lansing Sidewalk Sales  event Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22.

Participating businesses will offer their goods all along the sidewalks of Main Street in Lansing. Customers will be able to social distance while perusing the offerings. A full list of participating businesses is still being confirmed.

For any questions, reach out to Andy Kelleher, Executive Director of Main Street Lansing, by calling 563-538-9229 or emailing director@lansingmatters.com.
 

Wed
12
Aug

Property tax and other important information updated by the Allamakee County Treasurer’s Office

This Friday is final day to pay taxes to avoid delinquent tax list

Allamakee County Treasurer Lori Hesse would like to make residents and property owners of Allamakee County aware that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed July 24 impacts many of the services provided at the Treasurer’s Office. Among the helpful things to know are the following:

Wed
05
Aug

Kerndt Brothers Bank announces promotions into leadership roles at its Lansing location


Pictured above, left to right, Rebecca Seitz, Connie Brown and Kyle Walleser. Submitted photos.

James Kerndt, President and CEO of Kerndt Brothers Bank headquartered in Lansing, recently announced the following promotions into leadership roles at the bank’s Lansing location:

Rebecca Seitz, Manager of Operations working in the Lansing location of Kerndt Brothers Bank, has been promoted to Senior Vice President. After 20 years with Kerndt Brothers Bank, Seitz states, “Banking’s endless opportunities is what makes it such a rewarding career”. An avid supporter of her daughters’ high school sports, Seitz also enjoys spending time on the river.

Wed
05
Aug

Lansing City Council hears update from Main Street Lansing, schedules public hearing to discuss ordinance regarding floodplain management

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, August 3. Discussion at the meeting centered around the consent agenda, a Main Street Lansing update and the Streets report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from July 30 and payment of claims. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher provided the council with an update on recent efforts, noting that when the COVID-19 pandemic started he searched for grants and any other means of aid for local businesses while also pushing for residents and visitors to support local businesses as much as they possibly could. Main Street Lansing will be hosting a sidewalk sale involving local businesses in downtown Lansing August 21 and 22.

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