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26
Nov

Annual holiday parade postponed until December 1

The annual Lighted Holiday Parade held each year to help kick off the holiday season in downtown Waukon was postponed from its originally scheduled date of Monday, November 24 due to blowing snow and slippery conditions that took hold of the area throughout the day Monday. The annual event is now slated to be held Monday, December 1, with the parade beginning at 6 p.m.

 
Wed
26
Nov

Supervisors approve change in employee health insurance plan

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday, November 18, discussing a relatively short agenda of just four items, but some of those taking some considerable time. Among the longest discussions was a proposed change in the County's employee health insurance plan that ultimately received Board approval later in the meeting.

Wed
19
Nov

Honoring those who served - Area veterans awarded Quilts of Valor at Veterans Day programs in Waukon

A number of Veterans Day programs took place throughout Allamakee County Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and in honor of those who served their country in the military. But several of those Veterans Day programs hosted on the local level in Waukon truly had their veteran honorings "wrapped up" and/or "covered," literally, with presentations of Quilts of Valor.

Wed
12
Nov

Byrnes, Schellhammer elected to Board of Supervisors; referendum for jail/public safety center fails by less than one percentage point

A slight change in local leadership but no change - or at least not the proposed change - in local facilities is the message Allamakee County voters sent when they went to the polls for the Tuesday, November 4 General Election. With just under 53% of eligible voters in the county casting a ballot, area voters newly elected Dan Byrnes to the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday and re-elected Larry Schellhammer to the Board, but came up just shy of approving the proposed bond referendum for a new jail and public safety center.

Wed
12
Nov

Despite narrow defeat of bond referendum, Allamakee County Sheriff "encouraged" by 'yes' votes

Committee welcomes public to meet November 18

 

The $4.9 million bond referendum to construct a new Allamakee County Jail and Public Safety Center earned the support of the majority of Allamakee County voters Tuesday, November 4, but fell just short of the 60% super majority required for passage. The ballot measure earned the approval of 2,777 voters, while 1,923 opposed the measure and 642 voters made no selection either way.

Wed
05
Nov

Byrnes, Schellhammer elected as Supervisors, jail/public safety center narrowly denied

A slight change in local leadership but no change in local facilities is the message Allamakee County voters sent when they went to the polls for the Tuesday, November 4 General Election. Area voters newly elected Dan Byrnes to the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday and re-elected Larry Schellhammer to the Board, but came up just shy of approving the proposed bond referendum for a new jail and public safety center in the county. That measure failed to meet the required 60% super majority vote by receiving just under 59.1% approval from area voters.
Further details on the failed referendum and full election coverage will appear in the November 12 issue of The Standard newspaper.

Wed
05
Nov

Family of Waterville native Cletus Unterberger shares his WWII POW experience


Cletus Unterberger

by Lissa Blake

Like many prisoners of war, Private First Class Medic Cletus Unterberger, never talked much about his time in captivity during World War II.
The son of John and Elizabeth Unterberger of Waterville, “Clete” served in the 168th infantry 34th (Red Bull) Division, which had the distinction of being the first U.S. division deployed to Europe during the war.
He was captured by the Germans February 17, 1943 during the Invasion of North Africa, just nine days after arriving on the front. He spent more than two years as a German prisoner of war, during which time he kept a secret diary of his life.

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