River Valley

Tue
19
Feb

Kee Speech to host annual Dinner Theatre March 2

The Kee High School Speech department will be hosting its annual Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 2 at T.J. Hunters Banquet Hall in Lansing. Kee Speech members, as well as the high school office, will be selling the tickets through Monday, February 25. There will be no tickets sold after that date nor at the door.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. The large group speech teams will be the entertainment for the evening, along with a little teaser from the upcoming Kee High School musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

The buffet meal will include beef brisket, smoked pork loin, party potatoes, corn, dinner roll, Oreo fluff, a drink and a dessert bar. This annual event is a fundraiser to help with the cost of contest fees, awards, travel expenses and the All-State trip.
 

Tue
19
Feb

Kee Post Prom to host Bingo March 10

The Kee High School Post Prom Committee will host Bingo Sunday, March 10 in the Kee High School cafeteria in Lansing. Games will start at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3:30 p.m.

Participants can bring a non-perishable food item or $1 donation and play an extra Bingo card free. All donations will be given to LIFT (Lansing Iowa Food Trust). Special needs at the food pantry are cereal and peanut butter. All players will be eligible for a door prize drawing at intermission. Proceeds will be used to fund 2019 Post Prom prizes and entertainment.
 

Tue
19
Feb

Connecting Community Conversations taking place

Open Door To The Soul, Co., located in the former Waterville Lutheran Church, just outside of Waterville, will host Connecting Community Conversations, a series of monthly roundtable discussions intended to find commonality through shared experiences, bolster support and identify ways to make a difference for others.

Everyone is welcome to attend. All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. in the basement area of the former Waterville Lutheran Church, according to the following schedule of dates and topics:

February 21 - Illness, Hospice and Dying
March 21 - Do We Dare Talk Politics?
April 18 - Poverty, The Truth About Money
May 16 - Foregiveness and Healing Wounds
June 20 - Land Stewardship in the Driftless Region.
 

Wed
06
Feb

Kee High School Speech advances nine acts to State, five receive perfect scores ...

The Kee High School Speech team competed in its District contest Wednesday, January 23 in Postville, advancing nine teams to the State competition held this past Saturday, February 2 at Waterloo West High School. Teams earning that advancement to State included the following:

Notice Mime (One rating): Jada Mitchell, Abby Wood, Maggy Weymiller, Ella Strong and Jaiden Berns.

Bedside Manor Radio News (One rating): Rachel Walleser, Macy Manning, Alexis Johnson, Chris Wagner and Nick Buege.

WRMZ Reader’s Theatre (One rating and perfect score): Jazmyne Pace, Maggy Weymiller, Abby Wood, Rebecca Kadera, Jennifer Mitchell, Allison Donley, Ella Strong, Owen Henkes, Peter Boland, Lydia Strong, Kylie Troendle, Allyvia Martin, Jada Mitchell and Daniel Wagner.

Film “The Very Last Laugh” (One rating and perfect score): Amanda Fahey, Sahreya Dodd, Jade Peterson, Alexis Johnson, Macy Manning, Laurel Scott, Chris Wagner, Kellen Maddox and Will Mooney.

Wed
06
Feb

Lansing City Council hears about local efforts regarding this summer’s Hwy. 82 project, receives committee assignments

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council meeting was held Monday, February 4. Discussion centered around the adoption of the consent agenda, welcoming a new council member, a Main Street Lansing report, raising jetter repair costs and assigning committees.
Mayor Mike Brennan opened the meeting welcoming the newest member of the council, Kyle Walleser.

Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher was at the meeting presenting the Main Street Matters report. He explained that the Main Street Madness punch card promotion recorded $220,100 in local holiday spending late last year.

Wed
06
Feb

Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree is this Sunday

Due to the extremely cold temperatures during its originally scheduled weekend, the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Harpers Ferry Booster Club postponed the annual Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree originally scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at Nobles Island Boat Landing.  It will now be held Sunday, February 10 at Nobles Island Boat Landing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nobles Island Boat Landing is approximately five miles south of Harpers Ferry on County Road 364. Anyone 15 years of age and under is encouraged to attend with an adult. Ice fishing equipment, bait, food and hot chocolate will be provided. Entry to the fisheree is free of charge and prizes will be awarded to many of the participants.

Tue
29
Jan

Darling selected as District winner of Patriot’s Pen essay contest ...

Lansing Middle School eighth grade student Alyssa Darling was selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 9th Iowa District as the winner of the VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest. She is the daughter of Mark and Kris Darling of Lansing and was sponsored by Lansing VFW Post 5981. Pictured above, left to right, in the submitted photo is VFW 9th District Chairman of Patriot’s Pen Bernie Meiers, Don Peters of Lansing VFW Post 5981, Alyssa Darling and VFW 9th District Commander Virgil Thorstenson. Darling’s award-winning essay advanced on to the State level of competition. Her essay topic was “Why I Honor the American Flag,” and it is published below in its entirety:

Why I Honor the American Flag
by Alyssa Darling, 8th grade student at Lansing Middle School

Tue
29
Jan

DNR seeking public comment for proposed rules for State Parks and recreation areas

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public comment for the proposed rule making to implement Senate File 2389, passed by the Iowa Legislature in April 2018, allowing the DNR to establish rental fees at state parks and recreation areas. This change eliminates the need for the DNR to go through rule making under the authority of the Natural Resource Commission to establish, change and manage fees for camping, the use of rental facilities and other special privileges in state parks and recreation areas.

As part of the legislation, the DNR is required to establish and adopt rules for the purpose of setting forth the methodology to be used in establishing fees. To obtain a copy of the rule making documents, visit the Iowa DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/parks.

Tue
29
Jan

Past weekend’s Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree rescheduled to Feb. 10

Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecasted for this weekend, the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Harpers Ferry Booster Club have postponed the annual Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree originally scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at Nobles Island Boat Landing.  It will now be held Sunday, February 10 at Nobles Island Boat Landing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nobles Island Boat Landing is approximately five miles south of Harpers Ferry on County Road 364. Anyone 15 years of age and under is encouraged to attend with an adult. Ice fishing equipment, bait, food and hot chocolate will be provided. Entry to the fisheree is free of charge and prizes will be awarded to many of the participants.

Thu
24
Jan

This weekend’s Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree rescheduled to Feb. 10

Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecasted for this weekend, the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Harpers Ferry Booster Club have postponed the annual Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree originally scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at Nobles Island Boat Landing. It will now be held Sunday, February 10 at Nobles Island Boat Landing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nobles Island Boat Landing is approximately five miles south of Harpers Ferry on County Road 364. Anyone 15 years of age and under is encouraged to attend with an adult. Ice fishing equipment, bait, food and hot chocolate will be provided. Entry to the fisheree is free of charge and prizes will be awarded to many of the participants.

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