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Waukon Park & Rec preparing for Youth Soccer Program

The Waukon Park & Recreation Youth Soccer Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Basic fundamentals of soccer will be taught along with team participation.

Teams will be grouped together as follows: Kindergarten participants will have their own league, first and second graders will be together, third and fourth graders will be together, and fifth and sixth graders will be together. Different size fields and balls will be used to accommodate the lower ages and skill levels. All players must wear shin guards and they must be covered by socks or pants; cleats are optional.

Games will be played Saturday mornings starting April 8 and will run for five weeks, all played at the soccer fields on the west edge of Waukon, across the street from the Waukon Wellness Center. There will not be games held April 15 due to Easter weekend.


Waukon girls track team returns 22 letterwinners for 2017 campaign

2017 Waukon girls track returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Grace Blocker, Erika Johnson, Regan Wasson, Claire Beyer, Lanci Bulman, Katelynn Griffith, Meredith Lensing. Second row: Cassidy Byrnes, Emily Brown, Lauren Elliott, Megan O’Neill, Alexz Grampovnik, Lauren Griffith. Third row: Brooke Wasson, Kyara Dahlstrom, Emma Roe, Nicole Campbell, Zaida Bockman, Lauryn Behrend. Not pictured: Laurel Keenan, Brigid Berns, Sydney Ross.

2017 Waukon girls track team ... Left to right - Front row: Grace Blocker, Erika Johnson, Regan Wasson, Claire Beyer, Lanci Bulman, Katelynn Griffith, Meredith Lensing, Mariah Behrend. Second row: Cassidy Byrnes, Emily Brown, Lauren Elliott, Megan O’Neill, Brigid Berns, Alexz Grampovnik, McKenzie Cooper, Morgan Van Ruler. Third row: Brooke Wasson, Kyara Dahlstrom, Emma Roe, Nicole Campbell, Zaida Bockman, Gabby Ewing, Lauryn Behrend, Lauren Griffith, Alyssa Nesseim, Madelyn Marti. Fourth row: Maddie Ellingson, Rebecca Thorstenson, Haylee Thesing, Katie Gress, Ellec Armstead, Kaylee Gibbs, Hailey Regan, Carrissa Bockman, Leah Bulman, Alison Sherman, Katelyn Benzing. Not pictured: Laurel Keenan, Sydney Ross, Katie Hagensick, Gabby Marti.

The Waukon girls track team is fielding 41 team members for its 2017 campaign, with more than half of this season’s team members being listed as returning letterwinners from last season. A total of 22 varsity veterans return for this season, some of them not only returning with experience at the highest level of Iowa high school competition with State Meet qualification, but also winning medals at that season grand finale last spring.


Half of 2017 Kee girls track team brings letterwinning experience, two as State qualifiers

2017 Kee girls track team ... Left to right - Front row: Kristina Dibert, Annabelle Dibert, Rachel Walleser, Jenna Rethwisch, Elena Rolfs, Nicki Wood, McKenzie Hawes. Middle row: Makayla Walleser, Brenna Smith, Jordyn Burroughs, Sydney Strong, Laura Colsch, Makayla Peters, Neve Goetzinger. Back row: Lacey Mitchell, Heather Mooney, Katie Brennan, Kendra Cooper, Chloe Severson. Not pictured: Courtney Cooper, Ashley Schwartzhoff. Photo by Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee girls track team will field 21 members for the 2017 season, with just over half of this year’s squad returning with letterwinning experience. Within that returning veteran experience lies an even greater benefit for the Lady Hawks with a pair of those veterans bringing back with them experience from every high school competitor’s ultimate destination, the State Meet.


Waukon boys track team returns 10 letterwinners in 2017 squad of 55 members

2017 Waukon boys track returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Isaiah Welch, Abe Schwartz, Evan Armstead, Brandon Regan, Mitchell Snitker. Back row: Hunter Jensen, Austin Day, Tyler O’Neill, Adam Gruman, Blain Swenson.

2017 Waukon boys track seniors and juniors ... Left to right - Front row: Hunter Jensen, Evan Armstead, Jared Campbell, Abe Schwartz, Max Swartz, Carson Schwartzhoff, Blain Swenson. Second row: Andrew Miller, Isaiah Welch, Tanner Peterson, Ethan Krueger, Brandon Regan, Lukas Larson. Back row: Austin Day, Adam Gruman, Tyler O’Neill, Colin Waters, Tristan Hansmeier, Mitchell Snitker, Alex Brink. Not pictured: Andrew Dickson, Jadon Johnson, Wyatt Kiley, Brayden Mulholland, Chance Opperman.

2017 Waukon boys track sophomores and freshmen ... Left to right - Front row: Brennan Bednarski, Andrew Mellick, Dawson Baures, Carson Wille, Brady Sullivan, Thomas Byrnes, Asher Fahey, Reed Kelly, Brixen Hanson, Kaeden Snitker. Second row: Tyler Block, Lance Egan, Luke Pladsen, Alyx Ede, Tanner Mitchell, Brock Hatlan, Nathan Johnson, Dawson Palmer. Back row: Caleb Opfer, Miles Hansmeier, Baldemar Villarreal, Carter Benzing, Zach Davison, John Ronan, Spencer Bloxham, Michael Smith. Not pictured: Peyton Bieber, Christian Hernandez, Pryce Hesse, Justin Strub.

A squad of 55 members holds a great deal of promise for the 2017 Waukon boys track team this spring, but that promise won’t have a great deal of experience to benefit from. Just 10 of this year’s Indian track and fieldsters return with varsity letterwinning experience, as the track Tribe graduated a large group of strong competitors last spring.

Those veteran 10 are led by six seniors in Austin Day, Adam Gruman, Hunter Jensen, Tyler O’Neill, Brandon Regan and Blain Swenson. Juniors Evan Armstead, Abe Schwartz, Mitchell Snitker and Isaiah Welch round out this season’s returning letterwinning experience.


Kee boys 2017 track team fields one of its largest teams in recent seasons

Left to right - Front row: Noah Spearbecker, Aiden Winters, Brock Flack, Jacob Berns, Jack Mooney, Tucker Colsch, Danny Brennan, Joey Snitker. Middle row: Johnathon Mooney, Lucas Kerndt, Lewis Peters, Cameron Olson, Tristan Rolfs, William Mitchell, Shawn Wild. Back row: Tyler Wild, Evan Whalen, Jacob Walleser, AJ Gagner, Josh Walleser, Clay Olson, Casey Carroll, Peter Boland. Photo by Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys track team is fielding one of its largest squads in recent seasons, as 23 young men have reported for early-season duty this spring. While the old saying goes “there is strength in numbers,” the numbers where the strength of varsity letterwinning experience comes from are not all that high, with just four varsity veterans returning this season.

“There are a lot more boys out this year than in the past,” Kee boys track coach Nick Mooney said. “However, very few of them have significant experience and I will be looking to those more experienced guys to help out at practice by setting a good tempo and sharing their knowledge of skills.”


Colleen Berg

Colleen Ann (Guider) Berg, 74, of Sun Prairie, WI, formerly of Lansing, passed away March 11, 2017 in Madison, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Visitation will be Friday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church Saturday.

Colleen was born August 2, 1942 in Lansing to Norbert and Helen (Kohlstad) Guider. Colleen graduated from St. George High School in 1960 and attended Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI.


Scott Grant

Scott Jack Grant, age 73, of Logan passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home in Logan. Funeral Memorial Mass is being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan, with Father Raphael Masabakwa as Celebrant. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church in Logan immediately following the service. The family will also greet friends from 9 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan.

Scott was born June 23, 1943 in Charles City to Jack W. and Ruth V. (Arthur) Grant. Scott grew up in Lansing. He attended Upper Iowa University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Scott was a teacher in Monona from 1966-1969, and in 1969 came to Logan, where he was a teacher and a coach until 1999 when he retired.


Robert Batteen

Robert "Bob" Carl Batteen, age 73, of Lansing passed away March 9, 2017 at the Franciscan Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, WI during his valiant struggle with cancer. Sunday, April 2, all family and friends are invited to share in a "Celebration of Bob's Life" at T.J. Hunters in Lansing from 3-8 p.m.

Bob was born in Waukon September 6, 1943, the son of Harris and Laurayne (Johnson) Batteen of Lansing. He attended school in Lansing at Immaculate Conception Catholic grade school and St. George High School, graduating in 1961. From 1961 to 1964, he served in the United States Army. He attended basic training at Fort Riley, KS and served a six-month tour of duty in Germany.


Entry standings after the first two rounds of The Standard's 2017 Basketball Bracket Challenge

Entry Name Score
Dana Waters 55
Karen Mathis 54
Annabelle Dibert 54
Carol Johnson 53
Neal Corwin 52
James Bucher 51
Paul Norton 51
Jarod Dahlstrom 51
Marlene Houg 51
Heather Delaney 50
Samantha Herman 50
Chad Wilson 50
Crystal Corwin 50
Ellen Lenth 50
Val Reinke 50
Bob Stilwell 50
Cory Huinker 49
Jaime Waters 49
Nathan Wood 49
Zach Rethwisch 49
David Decker 49
Harvey Estebo 49
Molly Ottaway 49
Ralph Hammel, Sr. 49
Anna Quillin 48
Tami Stilwell 48
Jerry Schoenthal 48
Dave Martin 48
Renee Martin 48
Mari Delaney 48
Claire Beyer 48
Brent Beyer 48
Ron P. Herman 48
Miles Hansmeier 48
Kristina Dibert 48
Emily Hammel 48
Jim Winters 48
Russell Jones 48
Francis Ottaway 48
Brenda Houg 48
Ashley Jones 48
Darwin Johnson 48


James Wolcott

James LeRoy Wolcott, 66, of Harpers Ferry passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, March 11, 2017. Funeral Services were held Monday, March 20 at St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, with Rev. John Moser as the Officiant. Inurnment will be at a later date at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery, Wexford.

James was born April 14, 1950 at Beaumont Hospital in Prairie du Chien, WI to Glenn and Mildred (Eggleston) Wolcott. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1968.

August 26, 1972 he was united in marriage with Mary Jo Valley and they had two daughters. Jim owned and operated J & J Electric in Harpers Ferry for 38 years. In the Harpers area, everyone knew if something was broken Jim was the guy to call.


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