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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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06
Nov

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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06
Nov

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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06
Nov

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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06
Nov

Results from the November 5 City/School Election in Allamakee County

Results from the November 5 City/School Election based on 100% of precincts reporting through the Allamakee County Auditor's Office:

http://www.allamakee.us/uploads/site/unofficial-results-3.pdf

More complete coverage of the November 5 election results will appear in the November 13 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

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Oct

Candidates in contested city and school board races share views prior to November 5 election; Funding measures also on ballots


Waukon Mayor... Arvid Hatlan, Pat Stone

Lansing Mayor... Bill Burke, Kyle Walleser

ACSD Board of Directors - District 3... Beth Shafer, Tony Smith

EACSD Board of Directors - District 2... Tony Becker, Bruce Palmborg, Krista Rasque

EACSD Board of Directors - District 1... Bobbie Goetzinger, Stacie Strong

Waukon City Council - At-Large... John Ellingson, Scott Panos

New Albin City Council - At-Large... Anna Fee, Alexie Grotegut, Elizabeth Ristey, Alberto Whitlach

The Tuesday, November 5 election will be the first time the state of Iowa will hold both city government and school board elections simultaneously, following a law passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017. Sample ballots of the respective races within each level of government in this year’s election were published throughout the B section of the October 23 (last week’s) issue of this newspaper.

A listing of polling sites for all 11 of Allamakee County’s voting precincts was also printed on Page 4B in that October 23 issue of The Standard. Election polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. November 5.

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Oct

Four Milwaukee, WI residents arrested on theft and other charges following Friday afternoon series of events in Waukon

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Timothy Litt ...
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LaJuanda Anderson ...
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Friday afternoon, October 25, the Waukon Police Department received a report of suspicious activity from the Stoney Creek Inn on Rossville Road in Waukon regarding four individuals (pictured at right below) who had booked a room there. It was further reported that the suspects had been at Jim’s Appliance, also located on Rossville Road, and had purchased high-end appliances possibly using a fraudulent credit card.

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23
Oct

Holiday Train to visit Lansing and New Albin again this year ...

Residents and visitors of Allamakee County will have two opportunities to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train again this year, as the holiday spectacle on rails will make its way to northern Iowa Sunday, December 8 to make a pair of stops within the Allamakee County borders. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Lansing that December 8 evening, at approximately 4:50 p.m., and again in New Albin a little over an hour later, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Both stops are scheduled to include musical performances by Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott.

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23
Oct

New Albin man named among 2019 “Rising Stars under 40”


Josh Dreps ...

Josh Dreps of New Albin was named one of the 2019 Rising Stars under 40 by the 7 Rivers Alliance and River Valley Media Group. Twenty-four such winners from across the region were recognized at a reception held in La Crescent, MN October 16.

This is the fourth year for the awards, which are given to outstanding men and women in the 7 Rivers Region who are doing outstanding work in their profession and community. The recipients are nominated from the community and the finalists are selected by a committee.

“The success of our region and our communities relies on the efforts of these fine leaders,” said Chris Hardie, CEO of the 7 Rivers Alliance. “It’s truly a privilege to meet them and to be inspired by their work.”

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23
Oct

Call to check carbon monoxide detector turns into lifesaving reminder as cooler weather prompts heating season to begin

The month of October brings with it a change in temperature that results in a switch from cooling to heating in all local homes.

October also holds the annual observance of National Fire Prevention Week, but the combination of that change in seasons and honoring firefighters should also serve as a reminder of another alarm local fire crews often respond to, that being the sounding of carbon monoxide detectors.

One such call responded to just over a month ago by the Waukon Fire Department served as a staunch reminder of the stealthy impact of the colorless, odorless carbon monoxide gas that claims the lives of more than 400 people in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That early September call resulted in some lessons learned by all involved, as well as some diligence and lifesaving action that prevented a Waukon woman from being added to those annual CDC statistics.

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