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Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center to host Storytime June 28

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center will be hosting the June Driftless Storytime Thursday, June 28 from 10-11 a.m. Storytime is open to all ages and will include a story, hands-on activities and a craft to take home.  The June Driftless Storytime topic will be pollinators and bees in the Driftless Region.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is a National Great River Road Interpretive Center located at 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing. Programs for youth and adults are free of charge and all ages are welcome to attend. The Driftless Storytime will also take place July 26 and August 23 of this year.

For more information on this program or any program hosted by the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center or the Allamakee County Conservation Board follow them online or call 563-538-0403.
 

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Waukon High School Music Department makes biennial trip to New York ...

The junior and senior members of the Waukon High School Band and Choir left Tuesday morning, May 29 with chaperons for their biennial trip to New York. While on the trip, the group took a double-decker bus tour at night through Manhattan and Brooklyn and toured NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center, Times Square (pictured above), Central Park, Little Italy, Manhattan Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. In addition to sightseeing, the students also took part in a theater workshop with a cast member from the musical “Wicked.” The group also attended Broadway performances of “Aladdin” and “Wicked”. The trip was under the direction of Waukon Music Department instructors JoAnn Sherman and Sarah Palmer. The group returned to Waukon June 2. Photo by GroupPhotos.com © 2018.
 

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Kee High School student musicians to perform throughout Europe with Iowa Ambassadors of Music group

Neve Goetzinger...
Neve Goetzinger...
Michelle Walleser...
Michelle Walleser...

Kee High School musicians Neve Goetzinger and Michelle Walleser will tour Europe with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music (IAM) July 3-18 of this year. Both students will be performing with the choir contingency of the group, as Goetzinger sings Soprano 1 and Walleser sings Alto. They were nominated by former Kee High School Choir Director Ethan Ivey.

These local students are part of a select group of 390 student musicians, advisors and parents from across Iowa making this year’s tour. The 2018 tour is a 21-day event that includes four days of rehearsal in Grinnell, with a farewell concert at Grinnell College (Darby Gymnasium) July 2 at 7 p.m. The Ambassadors then have a 16-day concert tour through England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein. The students will perform in each country, except Liechtenstein.

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ACSD Board of Directors hears updates on the completion of the 2017-2018 school year and preparations for the 2018-2019 school year

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting Monday night, June 18 short one member as board member Tom Baxter had resigned at the end of the board’s previous meeting in May. Later in the meeting, the board formally accepted Baxter’s resignation and appointed Erik Helgerson to finish out Baxter’s term.

The board heard a brief presentation from Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker regarding the County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Snitker explained that he hoped the district would adopt the Hazard Mitigation Plan with a resolution. The plan is a five-year plan and has been approved by FEMA. The board did approve the resolution later in the meeting.

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Waukon baseball team to host own Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday

The Waukon baseball team will host its annual Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday, June 23, playing two games in a scheduled three-game event. Game one will feature Waukon playing South Winneshiek at 10 a.m., with South Winneshiek then playing Kee in the second game. Waukon will then play Kee in the final game of the series.
 

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Kee baseball team has 10-game win streak snapped with home losses to South Winn in battle of UIC unbeatens and defending Class 3A State Champion


Perfect in relief ... Kee baseball junior Ryan Whalen rears back to deliver a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Starmont Monday, June 11. Between the two contests, Whalen threw a combined four innings of perfect middle-inning relief, striking out two batters without a hit, run or walk allowed, while also going two-for-two at the plate in game one with a team-high two runs scored. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team played a trio of varsity doubleheaders this past week, putting two of those six games in the win column to leave the Hawks’ season record at 10-6 overall, including an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) mark of 8-2. A split with UIC opponents included home wins of 5-3 and 3-0 over Starmont Monday, June 11 followed by a pair of losses at home, 8-3 and 6-5, to the other undefeated UIC team, South Winneshiek, Thursday, June 14. The Hawks then wrapped up their week with another sweeping home loss to the only team in the state of Iowa with more summer baseball State Championships than the Hawks, Class 3A top-rated Davenport Assumption, Friday, June 15 by scores of 8-2 and 11-0 in five innings.

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Kee softball team sweeps Upper Iowa Conference pair and other foes during the week, splits four weekend games to finish sixth at West Delaware Tournament


Pitches perfect game and homers ... Kee softball senior Kendra Cooper gets mobbed by teammates as she jumps toward home plate after blasting a two-run homerun in game one of the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Starmont Monday, June 11. In addition to her power at the plate she was also magnificent on the mound in pitching a perfect game in that first contest, striking out nine of the 15 batters she faced in the ballgame. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team competed in its busiest week yet, playing a total of nine games in five days and putting seven of those games in the win column to improve to 19-4 on the season, including a yet unblemished 8-0 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play. Four more wins in UIC play began with home doubleheader sweeps of 10-0 and 11-1 over Starmont, both in five innings, Monday, June 11 and 12-0 and 15-0, both in four innings, over Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 13, with a 5-4 victory at Sumner-Fredericksburg placed neatly in between those twinbill triumphs Tuesday, June 12.

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Waukon softball team caps off four-game week with lone victory

The Waukon softball team played through a single-win week, recovering from a tough stretch early in the week with its lone win of that timeframe to currently hold a 5-12 season record, including a 2-7 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. That tough early stretch at home included an 11-0 loss to Crestwood Monday, June 11, a 10-7 loss to North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 12 and a 10-2 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 13. That challenging streak was finally halted with a 12-5 victory at Osage Thursday, June 14 to wrap up the week.

The Indians were scheduled to play at Charles City Monday, June 18, host Decorah Wednesday, June 20 and play at Oelwein Thursday, June 21 before playing in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 23. The softball Tribe will then wrap up its regular season schedule with a Tuesday, June 26 home varsity doubleheader with New Hampton and its NEIC finale Thursday, June 28 at Crestwood for another varsity doubleheader.

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Waukon baseball team starts busy week with four wins - including first NEIC victories, ends it with three straight losses in the same night to Charles City

The Waukon baseball team put together its most successful stretch of the season for another winning week, starting that timeframe with four consecutive wins to extend a five-game winning streak before having that streak ended by a three-game sweep suffered to end the week. That winning beginning started with a 10-3 home win over Clayton Ridge/Central Tuesday, June 12 before the Indians got their first Northeast Iowa Conference victory of the season with a doubleheader sweep at Crestwood Wednesday, June 13 by scores of 5-4 and 2-0. Those winning ways continued with an 11-6 triumph at Osage Thursday, June 14 before that success streak was halted by three losses all on the same night against Charles City Friday, June 15.

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Barbara Donovan

Barbara Ann Donovan, 66, of La Crosse, WI died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Msgr. Terry Connors as the celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

A full obituary will appear in the June 27 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

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