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Jun

Waukon residents invited to share ideas at design open house slated for this Thursday in Waukon City Park

Residents of Waukon will have the opportunity to share their ideas for improving the community of Waukon at a design open house being hosted by the Waukon Visioning Committee prior to the Waukon Music in the Park performance featuring Waukon’s own Annie Ellingson Thursday, June 13 at Waukon City Park, which begins at 7 p.m. This open house is the culmination of an input-gathering process to identify transportation needs and opportunities for enhancements within the Waukon community. Information collected at public input gathering events from earlier this spring will be incorporated into a conceptual transportation and landscape enhancement plan.

Wed
12
Jun

Teenagers and young readers are invited to join summer book clubs available for variety of ages at Robey Memorial Library

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon invites teens in seventh through 12th grades to join the Teen Summer Book Club and Classic Book Club for Teens this summer. The library also invites students who have completed fourth, fifth or sixth grades to take part in Passport to Reading in June, July and August.

Teen Summer Book Club meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 12, July 10 and August 7. Join the club monthly for a book discussion. June’s book selection is Above all else by Dana Allison Levy; July’s book selection is Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin; and August’s book discussion is The Rosewood hunt by Makenzie Reed.

Classic Book Club for Teens meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 8 and August 12. Classic Book Club for teens will be reading and discussing the classic titles The outsiders by S.E. Hinton in June, The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck in July, and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson in August.

Wed
12
Jun

Main Street Story Walk taking place in June ...

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon and The Oneota Valley Literary Foundation (OVLF) have partnered to host Main Street Story Walk in Waukon featuring the children’s story “I don’t want to be a frog” by Dev Petty. During the month of June, families are encouraged to read this story in the windows of various business storefronts as they stroll the downtown area. For this and upcoming Story Walks in Waukon, the OVLF will be providing a free copy of the featured book to every family that stops by Robey Memorial Library with a photo of them completing the Story Walk.

Wed
12
Jun

Summer Explorers program at Robey Memorial Library will feature “Ocean Rescue” theme with variety of activities

Children and families are encouraged to participate in Robey Memorial Library’s upcoming programs during the month of June. Summer Explorers is a hands-on program held selected Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the library’s Community Room.

The next Summer Explorers program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. The program will involve a theme of “Ocean Rescue” with Kristen Halverson, children’s author, featuring a story and ocean conservation activities.

“Ocean Rescue” is a rhyming adventurous picture book that teaches young readers about the need to protect oceans, seas, and marine life. It also includes a post-story activity and educational section to spark creative ideas for preventing plastic pollution in oceans. Visit www.kristenhalversonbooks.com for more information about the author and her literary missions.

Wed
12
Jun

Heavy rains result in landslides and road closure ...

A portion of Valley Street on the southwest edge of Lansing, between Hickory Lane and South Road Drive, was closed Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5 after heavy rains rolled through the Lansing area that Monday. Local reports of two to three inches of rain in a short period of time that Monday forced City of Lansing crews to shut down that portion of Valley Street (as pictured above), with crews working a quick clean-up of the mud and debris that had slid down on to the roadway by the time this photo was taken but remnants of the impact of the heavy rain still noticeable (in the middle of the above photo) on the road at the east end of that closure. The road was able to be opened back up Wednesday, June 5. There were also some additional local reports of small land slides on other properties located south of Lansing. Photo by Bob Modersohn.
 

Wed
12
Jun

Informational session for Upper and Lower Dam mitigation next Tuesday

The public is invited to an informational session related to potential mitigation alternatives for the Upper and Lower Dams on the Upper Iowa River. The session will be held Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Room 102 of Olin Hall at Luther College in Decorah. Parking is available in the Library Lot at Luther College.

Project partners will present potential mitigation alternatives for the Upper and Lower Dams, as well as the results of studies conducted throughout the planning process. There will be time reserved for audience questions. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to view and comment on the various proposals.

Wed
12
Jun

Lansing City Council votes to re-submit CDBG grant, discusses possible project to provide public fishing access by marina dike

by Julie Berg-Raymond

After a public hearing on Resolution #1003 authorizing submission of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) water/sewer improvement project application held during its regular meeting Monday, June 3, the Lansing City Council approved both a community development and housing needs assessment and re-submission of the CDBG Water/Sewer application.

An earlier submission of the application, prepared on behalf of the city by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC), was signed by the city clerk and subsequently was deemed incomplete by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) - by which the CDBG program is administered - because it is supposed to be signed by the mayor.

Wed
12
Jun

Brainard Family Reunion held Sunday, June 2 at Waukon City Park ...

The Brainard Family Reunion was held Sunday, June 2 at the Jaycees Shelter in the Waukon City Park. In addition to the family reunion, this event was a celebration of the 80th birthdays of George and Kathy Brainard of Waukon. Descendants of Amos and Cora (Ewing) Brainard in attendance at the Brainard Family Reunion are pictured above. Submitted photo.

Wed
12
Jun

31st Annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament; Hole-in-one prizes


Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament hole-in-one prizes ... Thanks to Farm Bureau Financial Services agents, pictured in the photo above, left to right, Caitlin Mahoney, Andy Moore and Wade Bucknell, the first person hitting a hole-in-one on the first round of golf at the 31st Annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament will be awarded a new Harley Davidson motorcycle as pictured above. A new John Deere riding lawn mower, pictured below, will be the hole-in-one prize for the second round of golf at the tournament, thanks to Bodensteiner Implement - Waukon. The tournament will be held Monday, June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Only a few spots for teams remain. Feel free to call the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939 to register. Submitted photos.

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 31st Annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 17. The tournament will be held at the Waukon Golf and Country Club beginning with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to Wade Bucknell, Andy Moore and Caitlin Mahoney, agents of Farm Bureau Financial Services, Waukon, the first person hitting a hole-in-one during the first round at the golf tournament will be awarded a new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Also, thanks to Bodensteiner Implement - Waukon, anyone hitting a hole-in-one during the second round at the tournament will be awarded a new John Deere riding lawn mower. As always, many other gifts and prizes will be awarded to all the golfers participating.

Wed
12
Jun

Register for free sports physicals at Veterans Memorial Hospital - Waukon Clinic in July

Free Sport Physicals will be offered at the Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Clinic-Waukon for all junior high and high school students who need the physical exam for participating in school sporting events. These will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hospital-Waukon Clinic the following dates and times:

• Wednesday, July 10 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 24 5:30-8:30 p.m.

 These clinics will include all necessary documentation, including a concussion screening, for participation in all school activities.  Physicals are scheduled in one-hour segments. The clinic staff will not be administering vaccines during this time. If those are needed for students, call the clinic at 563-568-5530 to schedule an appointment.

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