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Wedding celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kugel this Saturday in Waukon

Family, friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kugel are invited to a celebration at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank Community Room in Waukon September 30 from 2-4 p.m. The couple recently exchanged vows and this event is being held for those unable to attend the wedding ceremony in Florida.

The couple requests no gifts but cards are welcome. For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to 2336 Aquilos Ave. SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909.

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Sep

Waukon High School Class of 1982 reunion

The Waukon High School Class of 1982 will be celebrating its 35th year reunion Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. with a photo scheduled for 7 p.m. The reunion is being held at Empty Nest Winery, 1352 Apple Road, Waukon.

Only hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $20 and an additional $10 for a guest which can be paid at the door.

RSVP to wendybucheit@gmail.com or on Facebook at Waukon High School Class of 1982.

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Sep

Anderson, Busness reunion held August 13

The Anderson, Busness Reunion was held August 13 at the restored barn of Robert and Eunice Kolsrud at 1243 Gjefle Drive, Waukon. The Norwegian table prayer was led by Robin Larson. Those in attendance sang the table prayer. Seventy-four people enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner consisting of broasted chicken and various dishes including delicious Norwegian delicacies.

Elmo and Sheryl Hagen shared information on living conditions in Norway which influenced ancestors to migrate to America. Lawrence Anderson shared information about the marriages of Busness and Anderson gentlemen and ladies which resulted in nineteen double cousins. He also shared where they settled in Center and Paint Creek townships.

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27
Sep

Birth announcement: Bohr

Jayce Bohr and Samantha Marx announce the birth of their son, Linkin Everett Bohr, born September 17, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Jeff and Holly Bohr of Postville and Tanya Gokey of Prairie du Chien, WI. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Karen Heins of Postville, Terry and Barb Bohr of Ossian and Rita Wayne of Prairie du Chien.
 

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Sep

Birth announcement: Fruth

Jade Fruth and George Fruth of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Atreyu Fruth, born September 19, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 5 lbs. 6 ozs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Kaylynne (7), Leela (2) and Aurora (1).
 

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27
Sep

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Jeremy Leitz, Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• September 1 - December 15: 2018 Margin Protection Program Sign-Up
• September 30: End of fiscal year for FSA
• September 30: Last day to remove bales for those who requested managed haying on CRP grounds.
• December 15: Acreages intended to be used for forage and pasture in 2018 need to be reported

Power of Attorney
For those who find it difficult to visit the county office personally because of work schedules, distance, health, etc., FSA has a power of attorney form available that enables you to designate another person to conduct your business at the office.

If you are interested, contact our office or any Farm Service Agency office near you for more information. Power of Attorney provisions do not apply to farm loan programs. 

Wed
27
Sep

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that a couple weeks ago, as the world was noting the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, I was starting a book, a biographical account, of the life of her ancestor, Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. She was a (insert four greats) aunt of Diana’s from the Spencer family. Earl Spencer was the father of Diana, who became the Princess of Wales upon her marriage. Which shows how convoluted British royalty is, because the Prince of Wales of her time, in the late 1770s, was a sometimes cohort of Georgiana’s, the late Diana left a Prince of Wales as an heir.

I’m confused already, and have just started. Georgiana’s life obviously included the time when the United States of America removed itself from the British Empire.

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27
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Get your walk on in Waukon October 4

To the Editor:

Seven years ago, the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative launched the “start somewhere” walk as an opportunity to engage Iowans to join us in making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. Since 2011, hundreds of thousands of Iowans have walked on the first Wednesday of October and we’ve seen a growing increase in making Iowa communities more walkable. Communities are adopting complete street policies, hiring staff dedicated to incorporating walking, biking and transit in transportation plans and launching walking school buses so kids can walk or bike safely to school.

This year the Healthiest State is reminding Iowans to care for their own health by walking every day by kicking off the Walk more. Connect more campaign in partnership with the Walk more. Connect more. NE Iowa.
On October 4 we are challenging Iowans to “get your walk on” in Waukon, and join the walk hosted at Noon that day, by Veterans Memorial Hospital.  

Wed
27
Sep

Letter to the Editor: I am a Socialist

To the Editor:

I’m a socialist. I don’t want free things. I want to pay for things in a different way and to live in a country based on morality and equity. I’m a socialist. I don’t want free things. I want to pay for things in a different way and to live in a country based on morality and equity. I’m a socialist. I don’t want free things. I want to pay for things in a different way and to live in a country based on morality and equity. I’m a socialist. I don’t want free things. I want to pay for things in a different way and to live in a country based on morality and equity. Maybe if I write those sentences four times Mr. Engle will be able to actually understand what I write.

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27
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Community and regional development

To the Editor:

Community. Ultimately, this word defines all of our rural towns and cities. A gathering place consecrated with decades of shared struggles, hard work, and celebrated success. Yet despite many great advances towards cooperation, we have a long way to go to truly reach community in our region.

As an economic developer, it is my privilege to visit our cities and to work for a brighter future. We have many awesome businesses and dedicated people in our cities, as you are well aware. Each city in our region has high hopes for future success. But that future requires collaboration. It requires community.

This region was built upon the belief that we all thrive when we work together. The shared joy when a community park was developed, the shared grief when a local restaurant suffered a fire. But more than anything else, this region has known success when its communities collaborated with each other, and triumphed over reliance on the self and state.

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