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19
Jun

Waukon residents and businesses should be receiving mailed survey in the next few weeks regarding improved broadband services

Waukon Broadband Committee seeking public input

Some time ago, the City of Waukon formed a Broadband Committee to investigate opportunities for providing improved broadband services within the city. The committee is comprised of representatives from the Waukon City Council, local businesses and homeowners.

In the course of the committee’s work, they were approached by representatives of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative about the possibility of providing such services. The Cooperative has been involved in providing broadband service within the rural areas around Waukon for the past several years and has built out a fiber and wireless infrastructure to support those areas.

Wed
19
Jun

New street lights installed

New decorative street lights are in the process of being installed in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) street and sidewalk improvement project taking place through Waukon. As pictured in the photo foreground at left, 35 of the new decorative light poles approved by the Waukon City Council in July of last year are being installed by Voltmer Electric, Inc. of Decorah (as evident in photo background) and will replace 43  of the previous street lights throughout the Waukon downtown business district along Main Street, Spring Avenue and the first couple blocks of Allamakee Street. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
 

Wed
19
Jun

Supervisors discuss relocation of street within Rossville, approve signing a letter for grant funding application for detection equipment

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, June 17 to address a full agenda of items including the approval and signing of the Solutions Annual Support Agreement and Information Technology (IT) Services Agreement for Fiscal-Year 2020, consideration of signing a letter in support of a grant application for the Sheriff’s Office and discussion of relocating a road in Rossville.

Without any members of the public in attendance during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker discussed recent weather conditions and the current weather forecast. Allamakee County Conservation Director Jim Janett discussed river levels and that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspections will be taking place in areas damaged by flooding.

Wed
19
Jun

Member of Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s staff to be in Waukon this Thursday

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s staff is holding regular office hours at different locations throughout the district so that her office can more conveniently serve constituents. Members of her staff can assist Iowans who are experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including backlogged veterans’ benefits, problems with Social Security and Medicare, and stalled passport application renewals. There is no need to call ahead or RSVP.

A member of Congresswoman Finkenauer’s staff will be in Waukon this Thursday, June 20 at Waukon City Hall, located at 101 Allamakee Street. Members of the public can stop by that location from 11 a.m.-12 noon to present any questions or seek help with matters such as described above.

In addition to these “mobile” office hours, Congresswoman Finkenauer’s staff is available to serve constituents at her permanent offices located in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo.
 

Wed
19
Jun

Public invited to take part in Energy District conversations beginning in Allamakee County Meeting scheduled for this Thursday

A gathering for the formation of an energy district in Allamakee County will take place Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. in the downstairs community room at Robey Library in Waukon. Anne and Dave Blocker of Waukon hosted an initial meeting in which three take-aways were defined:

• Allamakee County is different than Winneshiek, Clayton, Howard and Dubuque (the first four energy districts already formed), with its own unique challenges and opportunities.
• Those unique opportunities are very real, and include programming partnerships with existing districts and matching seed funds available from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
• A core team of champions is already forming to lead the effort, with the first three to four potential board members stepping forward and many others ready to play support roles.

Wed
12
Jun

Short film “The Burial” shot in Lansing area last year will have its premiere screening back where it started June 20


“The Burial” filmed in Lansing will return for its premiere June 20 ... The short film “The Burial” was filmed at several locations in the Lansing area last fall, including this and other scenes at the Safehouse Saloon on Main Street in Lansing. Film director Jack Meggers, son of Lansing resident Larry Meggers, will return to Lansing Thursday, June 20 to premiere the film at a “red carpet” event taking place at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall, also located on Main Street in Lansing. Photo by Paul Wach.

A dream for Iowa native filmmaker Jack Meggers will come to full reality at the very location where its creation began - Lansing, IA.

A Mason City native and 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellow, Meggers will be hosting the premiere screening of his short film, “The Burial”, at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall in Lansing Thursday, June 20. The 7 p.m. screening will also be hosted by Allamakee County Economic Development and Tourism and will begin with a “red carpet” event, with the screening to begin at 7:30 p.m. and a Q&A session at approximately 8 p.m.

Meggers said there will be a red carpet and a banner set up for movie premiere-style photo opportunities. Popcorn and candy will be available, and the screening of the film is free of any admission charge. Parents of young children are cautioned that  there is some adult language in the film.

Wed
12
Jun

Supervisors review County’s ATV/UTV Ordinance with input from local club members

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, June 10 to address a full agenda of items including the annual review of the County’s ATV/UTV Ordinance, an update relating to the Iowa Partnerships for Success Grant and consideration of vehicle bids for the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department.

Wed
12
Jun

Hoping to be completed by the end of June ...

The paving of a one-mile stretch of Makee Drive just north of Waukon is in full swing, with tentative plans for completion of the project by the end of June (weather permitting, of course), according to Allamakee County Engineer Brian Ridenour. The primary contractor completing the paving is Wicks Construction, Inc. out of Decorah with Croell Redi-Mix (one truck of which is seen driving out of the project area in the photo above taken by Standard Assistant Editor Joe Moses) from Waukon supplying the concrete mix. The grading and culvert work had been primarily done last fall by subcontractor Skyline Construction Inc. out of Decorah and allowed to settle during the winter.

Wed
12
Jun

Annual Dairy Days Parade held in Lansing this year ...

The 2019 Allamakee County Dairy Days Parade traveled the streets of Lansing Monday, June 3, with a number of area businesses, families, individuals and organizations providing entries in the parade to pay tribute to the dairy industry. The annual celebration brings together those wanting to represent and celebrate the industry in whatever way they can and at a spectrum of ages and experience, such as the Allamakee County Dairy Ambassadors (pictured above in the photo courtesy of Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher), who represent the youngest generation of those involved in or promoting the dairy industry. On the more experienced end of that spectrum are those who have, perhaps, spent a lifetime being involved in the dairy industry, such as the display of proud heritage in the photo below courtesy of Robin Johnson of The Standard newspaper. View additional Dairy Days Parade photos by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.
 

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05
Jun

REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations...


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