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First-ever combined city/school election seems to serve its purpose in improving voter turnout


Waukon Mayor Pat Stone

Lansing Mayor Kyle Walleser

Stone, Ellingson retain Waukon seats; Walleser is new Lansing Mayor; EACSD District 2 decided by just one vote

The first-ever combined city/school election was held throughout the state of Iowa Tuesday, November 5 as a means to try and improve voter turnout for such elections. Those efforts appeared to have served their purpose, as proven in some of the numbers locally in ballots cast by Allamakee County voters, with those numbers ultimately resulting in the return of all but possibly one incumbent candidate by local voters to their respective seats at the head of city government and/or local school boards, as described in detail throughout this article.

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“Through the Eyes of A Child” Christmas Fantasy scheduled for this weekend


Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation Christmas Fantasy is this weekend.. A view from the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation Christmas Fantasy 2018. The 2019 Fantasy, entitled “Through the Eyes of A Child,” will be displayed throughout the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon November 15-18. Again this year, many displays, events, activities, refreshments and entertainment will be available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 28th annual event. Submitted photo.

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Christmas Fantasy 2019 will be held this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 15, 16, 17 and 18, at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. The theme will be “Through the Eyes of A Child.”

“TINGLE ‘N MINGLE” HAPPY HOUR
The “Tingle ‘N Mingle” Happy Hour is a special opportunity to meet socially with friends and co-workers.  Over a dozen tables of hearty hors d’oeuvres, desserts, candies, breads and spirits will be served among the trees from 5-8 p.m. Friday night.  The event is sponsored by Four County Crop Services of Postville. Tickets are available at Veterans Memorial Hospital and local banks, as well as at the door.

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Iowa DNR to host open house for public input regarding Camp Tahigwa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks Bureau will be hosting an open house to collect comments on future planning for the building site at the former Girl Scout Camp in rural Allamakee County, Camp Tahigwa. The open house is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 14 at the former Camp Tahigwa location at 318 Tahigwa Drive near Dorchester.

For more information or for special accommodations for the open house, contact Yellow River State Forest at 563-586-2254.
 

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Testing of new Remote Siren Activation System set to take place in Allamakee County communities next week

Allamakee County Emergency Management wants to make the public aware that during the week of November 18-22, a newly installed remote warning siren activation system is scheduled to be tested in the Allamakee County communities of Harpers Ferry, Lansing, New Albin, Postville and Waterville. This new system allows the Allamakee County Dispatch Center, located north of Waukon, to activate the above communities’ warning sirens used for severe weather warning notification, thereby expediating the process in which severe weather warnings can be issued for resident safety.

The above communities had always been in charge of sounding their own warning sirens and will still also have that ability to activate their own sirens directly, if necessary. The community of Waukon already has this remote system installed, and that system is now being expanded to the other Allamakee County communities listed above.

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Main Street Lansing to discuss survey-based market study strategies at November 18 meeting

Main Street Lansing will be hosting a public meeting Monday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Milty’s to roll out the market strategies that have been identified based on surveys taken during the month of August. After holding a meeting in September to reveal the results of those surveys, the volunteers coordinating the market study started formulating and prioritizing strategies to strengthen and improve downtown Lansing, based directly on what consumers and businesses stated in their surveys.

This meeting should be attended by those who are interested in the results of that work and want to share in the vision for the future of Lansing. Milty’s will be providing free refreshments and bars, and a cash bar will also be available to all who attend. For more information, contact Main Street Lansing Director Andy Kelleher at 563-538-9229 or by email at director@lansingmatters.com.
 

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Dorchester Drive/County Road A16 now open to traffic near Dorchester

The Allamakee County Engineer’s Office has announced that the portion of County Road A16/Dorchester Drive, the paved roadway exiting Dorchester to the south and climbing the hill to the west that has been closed since early September, has now been opened to full traffic. The road was closed in order to complete culvert repairs along the road. Detours are no longer in place.
 

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Iowa DNR to host open house for public input regarding Camp Tahigwa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks Bureau will be hosting an open house to collect comments on future planning for the building site at the former Girl Scout Camp in rural Allamakee County, Camp Tahigwa. The open house is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 14 at the former Camp Tahigwa location at 318 Tahigwa Drive near Dorchester.

For more information or for special accommodations for the open house, contact Yellow River State Forest at 563-586-2254.
 

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Family of WWII Veteran Dr. Everette Linn shares his recollection of service as a B-17 Bomber bombardier


In Flight School ... Former Waukon area veterinarian Dr. Everette Linn is pictured above during Flight School he attended prior to serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a bombardier aboard B-17 aircraft. Following his service from 1942-1945, Dr. Linn attended Iowa State University to study Veterinary Medicine and begin a career in that field that would span more than three decades, including moving to Waukon to first serve as a District Veterinarian for the State of Iowa from 1963-1965 and then continue in private practice until his retirement. Submitted photo.

Bomber jacket ... Former Waukon area veterinarian Dr. Everette Linn is pictured above wearing his Bomber jacket displaying on the back the number of missions completed while serving as a bombardier aboard his plane nicknamed “Nasty Nan.” Prior to his career as a veterinarian, Dr. Linn flew 33 missions over Europe in WWII during his years of service from 1942-1945. Submitted photo.

Lucky, indeed ... The image at left is of a certificate received by former Waukon area veterinarian Dr. Everette Linn documenting his inclusion in the “Luckye Bastardes Club,” which is described as an informal group of WWII bombers who completed a tour of duty - considered to be 25-30 missions during the WWII era. “The Dispatch,” the official magazine of the Commemorative Air Force, reported that the life expectancy of a WWII bomber crew member averaged 15 missions, with more than 40,000 airmen having lost their lives during WWII. Dr. Linn was credited with completing 33 missions over Europe during his service from 1942-1945. Submitted image.

Honoring those who have served as Veterans Day approaches

Dr. Everette Edward Linn was born January 17, 1918 on the farm of his parents, Franklin Bryce and Elizabeth (Walker) Linn, near the western Iowa community of Shelby. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1936 and attended the University of Iowa, where he studied political science for three years.

Following the outbreak of WWII, he was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, serving as a bombardier on B-17 aircraft. Linn was stationed in England and flew 33 missions over Europe with the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, flying his missions over such countries as France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and Spain.

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Army Reserve Sergeant Eddie Frick balances family and military life


Army Reserve Sergeant Eddie Frick... Submitted photo.

The Eddie and Karen Frick family ... Left to right - Front row: Devin and Dalton. Back row: Caitlin, Eddie, Karen and Carver. Submitted photo.

Honoring those who have served as Veterans Day approaches

by Lissa Blake

Although Sergeant Eddie Frick isn’t someone who likes to draw attention to himself, his wife, Karen, thought it was time to honor him for his service to his country.

So with Veterans Day approaching, she encouraged him to share the story of how he has juggled being a busy family man with serving his country over the past 18 years.

“He is so reserved. I just think he deserves some recognition for everything he’s done,” said his wife, the former Karen Egan, of 15 years.

Eddie Frick is the son of Roger and Susan Frick of Waukon and a 2000 graduate of Waukon High School. He started dating Karen, the daughter of John and Deb Egan of rural Luana, when they were still attending Waukon High School.

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On split vote, Supervisors approve to not amend County’s ATV/UTV Ordinance regarding Yellow River State Forest and extended hours


November 17-23 proclaimed as Tobacco Awareness Week ... The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors proclaimed November 17-23 as Northeast Iowa Tobacco Awareness Week at its Monday, November 4 regular meeting. In attendance to discuss and witness that proclamation were: Left to right - Front row: Waukon High School student and SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) youth group co-president Regan Griffith, Helping Services for Youth and Families Tobacco Prevention Specialist Ashley Havenstrite and Waukon High School student and SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) youth group co-president Maddy Waters; Back row: Allamakee County Board of Supervisors members Larry Schellhammer, Dan Byrnes and Dennis Koenig. Standard Newspaper photo by Joe Moses.

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, November 4 to address a full agenda of items including the Tobacco Awareness Week Proclamation, the Resolution to Transition County Social Services (CSS) Employees from Allamakee County to CSS as Employer of Record and consideration of amending the ATV/UTV ordinance in response to requested changes from the Allamakee County ATV/UTV Club.

During Public Comment, Executive Director Val Reinke with Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) discussed recent events that have taken place within the county and provided an overview of several events listed in an ACED calendar hand-out for November that was presented to the Supervisors. Reinke indicated that a tour of Advanced Engineering Technology (AET) has been arranged to follow the November 18 Board of Supervisors meeting that will take place at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon.

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