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Wed
23
Jan

Six applications received for vacant District 1A Judge seat; Public invited to express views regarding candidates

Six individuals have submitted applications to the Subdistrict 1A Judicial Nominating Commission for consideration for nomination to the District Court. The 1A Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Monday, January 28 to interview applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Margaret Lingreen.

The applicants include John William Bernau, Shea Marie Chapin, Alan Thomas Heavens, Nathan Carl  Moonen, Stephanie Christine Rattenborg and Justin Michael Vorwald. Any citizen may communicate with any Commissioner listed below to express their views of a candidate prior to the January 28 interview date.

The Judicial Nominating Commission for State of Iowa Judicial District 1A includes the following Commissioners (listed with their email contact information):

Wed
23
Jan

St. Patrick School annual Mardi Gras event is Saturday...

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be holding its annual Mardi Gras fundraising event this Saturday, January 26 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Doors are scheduled to be open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Among the events taking place will be live and silent auctions for items such as those pictured above. There will also be a raffle for a “Weekend Getaway Package” at Upper Iowa Resort, which includes a two-night cabin stay, a cooler full of goodies, beach towels and more. Local businesses and individuals have donated items and funds to help make the event a success for St. Patrick School. For tickets and additional information, contact Jennifer Kovarik at 563-568-5318, Amy McCormick at 563-419-9336, Tami Stilwell at 319-361-6077 or St. Patrick School at 563-568-2170. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
23
Jan

WHS graduate Michael Bechtel selected to be part of team for NASA/IPAC 2019 research project

Michael Bechtel ...
Michael Bechtel ...

More than 30 teachers, students and astronomy educators from the NASA/IPAC (Infrared Processing and Analysis Center) Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) attended the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), January 6-10 in Seattle, WA. Among those teachers attending the event was Michael Bechtel, a 1989 graduate of Waukon High School and the son of Dean and Sherry Bechtel of rural Monona who is currently an assistant professor of science education at Wartburg College in Waverly and was selected to be a member of a NITARP team that will conduct an original research project throughout this next year.

Wed
23
Jan

ACSD Board of Directors hears presentation on solar options for electrical system, holds work session regarding capital funding

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors first met Tuesday, January 15 for a work session with Travis Squires, Managing Director of Piper Jaffray & Co., regarding funding options for capital projects. Squires said that updated estimates for the East and West Elementary HVAC projects are available. He also noted that the taxable valuations for the upcoming budget year have been set and presented funding options to the board.

The board directed Squires to put together a financing package to be considered at a later date. The board also decided to move up its March meeting to March 11 and April meeting to April 8 in order to meet bidding deadlines and FY2020 budget deadlines.

Wed
23
Jan

Top entries in Gingerbread House Decorating Contest ...


First Place - Lawrence and Cassie Olson family

Second Place - Darcy Connelly family

Third Place (tie) - Jeffrey and Anna Wilkes family

Third Place (tie) - Andrew and Hailey Miller family

The top entries in the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest recently hosted by Robey Memorial Library in Waukon are pictured in the surrounding photos. The public was invited to pick up one of the decorating kits from Robey Memorial Library, decorate their creation and return it for judging by library patrons over a period of several weeks, with 724 total votes being cast in this year’s contest. The entries that received the most votes are picture above and include: First Place - Lawrence and Cassie Olson family, Second Place - Darcy Connelly family, Third Place (tie) - Jeffrey and Anna Wilkes family and Andrew and Hailey Miller family. Each of the top entries received an Amazon 7 Fire tablet from the Robey Memorial Library Foundation. Submitted photos.
 

Tue
22
Jan

Lawrence Murphy

Lawrence O. Murphy, age 72, of Belton, MO passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 23 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to HELP Humane Society, 17122 Bel-Ray Pl, Belton, MO 64012.

Lawrence was born September 2, 1946 in Easton, MD. He was the son of Charles Murphy and Anita Byrnes. Lawrence was one of five children, including Chuck, Dolly, Brian and Cindy.

After high school, Lawrence served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Lawrence was a proud veteran and a lifetime member of the Shawnee, KS Post 10552 VFW. Lawrence was joined in marriage with his late wife, Alice Murphy, June 7, 1968. They were blessed with three sons, Martin, Michael and Patrick. Lawrence was an avid golfer and a loving family man who left an incredible impression on everyone he met.

Tue
22
Jan

Evelyn Reuter

Evelyn Reuter, age 86, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids due to complications of Diabetes. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.

Tue
22
Jan

Gary Helgerson

Gary Herman Helgerson, 72, of Elkader died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Patty Elwood Center, Country Winds Manor in Cresco following a brief illness due to dementia. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at Elgin Lutheran Church, Elgin, with inurnment in the Elgin Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader and after 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Sun
20
Jan

Caleb Colsch

Caleb Ryan Colsch, 15, of New Albin passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 near Brownsville, MN from injuries sustained in a car accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22 from 3-8 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center, New Albin and one hour before Mass at the church Wednesday.

Sun
20
Jan

Dorothy Looney

Dorothy Looney, 75, of Postville died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home in Postville. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial will follow the luncheon at New Oregon Cemetery in Cresco. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Dorothy was born April 17, 1943 to Leon and Elsie (Timmerman) Creger in Cresco. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. She attended country schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1961. Dorothy moved to Postville in 1964 and worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon for 30 years until it closed in 2008. She then worked in the kitchen at Postville Community School for the last seven years, retiring just recently.

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