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Family Wellness Fair set for May 9 at Veterans Memorial Hospital


VMH Family Wellness Fair to take place May 9 … The Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the hospital in Waukon. Free health tests, family activities, entertainment and refreshments will all be included in the evening, plus many door prizes will be given away. Veterans Memorial Hospital will also be awarding prizes at the Wellness Fair to all those in Allamakee and northern Clayton counties who participated in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 week wellness challenge in 2018. Pictured above is a scene from last year’s wellness fair. Submitted photo.

The 21st annual Family Wellness Fair is scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Health testing, exhibits and activities will all be providing a complete evening of entertainment and education for families of all ages. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event which is offered in conjunction with the end of the annual Live Healthy Iowa Community Wellness Challenge.

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May

Contribute to The Standard’s look back at Waterville School history

With the end of this current school year in the Allamakee Community School District also marking the end of an era with the Waterville School as part of this area’s formal education system, The Standard will be dedicating pages in an upcoming issue to historical reflections on the Waterville School. Whether alumni of Waterville High School or the more recent Waterville Elementary School, a former staff member or just an interested history buff, members of the general public are asked to contribute photos, reflections or simply their favorite or most vivid memory of their experience with the Waterville School to be published in an anticipated May 23 edition of The Standard.

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Iowa DOT to host public meeting May 15 in Lansing to discuss Black Hawk Bridge

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold another public information meeting Tuesday, May 15 to discuss the proposed Iowa 9 (Black Hawk) bridge project in Lansing over the Mississippi River. The May 15 meeting is scheduled to take place from 5-7 p.m. at Kee High School, located at 569 Center Street in Lansing, and will be the first public meeting held in regard to the proposed project since an initial public open house forum that took place August 8 of last year and allowed citizens to learn more and comment on locations and designs of a proposed new bridge, along with study-based reasoning behind the proposed project.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting between 5 and 7 p.m. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff and consultants will be present to informally discuss the project.

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Apr

Waukon High School 2018 Prom Royalty...

Waukon High School seniors Lia Maffini and Terrell Baumler were selected as the 2018 Waukon High School Prom Queen and King at the annual event held Saturday, April 21. Maffini was selected from a Queen court that also involved fellow seniors Adrianna Rocksvold, Kylee Hager, Laurel Keenan and Ayonna McKithen. Baumler was chosen from a King court that also included fellow seniors Mitchell Snitker, Colin Waters, Isaiah Welch and Tristan Hansmeier. Photo courtesy of Lisa Snitker.
 

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Kee High School 2018 Prom Royalty ...

Kee High School seniors Nicki Wood and William Mitchell were selected as the 2018 Kee High School Prom Queen and King at the annual event held Saturday, April 21. Wood was selected from a Queen court that also consisted of fellow seniors Annika Stahl and Hallie Vinson. Mitchell was chosen from a King court that included fellow seniors Eric Rud, Kyle Hitchins and Caleb Conway. Photo courtesy of Sheila Simmonds.
 

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HISTORICAL CHANGE: Plans for committee organizing Waterville School memorabilia placement are transitioning with change in ownership of school property

Waterville School alumni, friends and family can help with efforts to preserve the school’s history

Following the decision by the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors to close Waterville Elementary School at the end of this current school year, a small group of Waterville alumni formed a committee and have been working to make arrangements to make sure the trophies, pictures and other school memorabilia items from the past history of the school would be preserved.

Recently, arrangements were settled on to display a few of the trophies in a trophy case at Waukon High School, with the majority of the items displayed in a proposed area in the Waterville Public Library. To prepare for that plan, an area located within the Waterville Library building needed to be renovated to accommodate the memorabilia display. Bids were obtained to complete that project, with an estimated cost of $14,000 being revealed.

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Apr

Contribute to The Standard’s look back at Waterville School history

With the end of this current school year in the Allamakee Community School District also marking the end of an era with the Waterville School as part of this area’s formal education system, The Standard will be dedicating pages in an upcoming issue to historical reflections on the Waterville School. Whether alumni of Waterville High School or the more recent Waterville Elementary School, a former staff member or just an interested history buff, members of the general public are asked to contribute photos, reflections or simply their favorite or most vivid memory of their experience with the Waterville School to be published in an anticipated May 23 edition of The Standard.

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Apr

April 16 shooting takes the life of Waukon man, results in Second Degree Murder charges filed against his step-son roommate

John Quanrude ...
John Quanrude ...

A call received by the Allamakee County Dispatch Center Monday, April 16 at 3:23 p.m. reporting an accidental shooting at 49 Jean Road in the Parkview Trailer Court in Waukon is evolving into the first murder case in Waukon in nearly 40 years. The caller, 32-year-old John Michael Quanrude, a resident of the mobile home at that Jean Road address, has since been charged with Second Degree Murder, and his roommate - who is also his step-father, 60-year-old Dean Elliot Russell, was the victim.

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Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing to be limited to one lane May 1-3

The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced that maintenance work on the Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing will result in alternating lane closures and delays for travelers the middle of next week. The maintenance work will require traffic to be narrowed to a single lane with traffic control for alternating directions of traffic. A width limit of nine feet will also be in effect, with the work scheduled to take place beginning Tuesday, May 1 at 7 a.m. and expected to be completed Thursday, May 3 by 5 p.m.
 

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“Opioid Overdose Crisis: A Local Perspective” postponed to April 25

The presentation on “Opioid Overdose Crisis: A Local Perspective” originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, had to be rescheduled due to weather. The presentation has now been slated for Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Farmers and Merchants Bank at 201 West Savings Main Street in Waukon.

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. Some of these Americans may be family members, neighbors, co-workers or friends to those reading this article.

To learn more about how the opioid crisis is impacting Iowans, area residents are invited to the April 25 presentation. The panel of experts presenting at the event includes Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, Robin Esmann, RN  and Joan Parker, RN. Those attending can find out what is happening on a local and state level to address this serious nationwide issue.
 

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