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Wed
16
Jan

Documentary film series to be hosted by First Presbyterian Church aims to foster healthy conversation and understanding

First film scheduled for this Sunday

First Presbyterian Church of Waukon will be hosting a documentary film series to raise awareness and foster healthy conversation about several contemporary issues facing both the local community and this country. The film series will be held one Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. during each of the next three months, beginning this Sunday, January 20, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Each of the films focuses on telling the stories of how various cultural and political challenges actually affect real people. The intent of the film series and community conversations is not to take sides on the issues or to promote one viewpoint over another. Rather, the intent is to use the power of storytelling to create understanding and empathy.

Wed
16
Jan

Good Samaritan Society-Waukon receives AED ...

The Iowa Heart Foundation awarded Good Samaritan Society-Waukon an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) this year following a request made by the organization. With approximately 100 people always in the facility and the many visitors that come on a daily basis to Good Samaritan Society-Waukon, it was deemed important to have this life saving equipment. All staff will be trained on the AED, but with its ease of use anyone is able to use it. The AED is completely automated and will direct anyone using it through every step without the need to even push a button. The newly-donated AED is located just outside the main living room area of the Good Samaritan Society-Waukon facility and in the case of an emergency there will be signs throughout the facility directing individuals to the location so they can access the AED as quickly as possible.

Wed
16
Jan

Shopko donates to Waukon Park, Rec and Wellness Tennis Court Project ...

The Shopko Foundation has made a donation of $1,000 to the Waukon Park, Recreation and Wellness Department Tennis Court Project. Pictured above at the check presentation that took place at the Waukon Shopko location are, left to right, Shopko of Waukon staff member Andrew, Waukon Park & Recreation Wellness Director Jeremy Strub, and Shopko of Waukon staff members Valerie, Sandy and Laurie. The project will include two tennis courts that will be located near the soccer fields on the west edge of Waukon, close to the new concession stand/restroom building. The tennis courts will be open to the public so anyone can use these courts with no membership or other fees. The courts will be lighted and could also be used in the winter for ice skating. For additional information on the project, or to make a donation, contact Jeremy Strub at 563-568-0074, extension 1.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon City Council discusses financing options for wastewater treatment plant, conducts budget review in special session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in special session Monday, January 14 to address several matters including loan financing for the new wastewater treatment plant, budget review and a strategy meeting in closed session to discuss collective bargaining regarding Waukon Police Department wages.

Council members agreed to adjust the order of agenda items with Managing Director Travis Squires of Piper Jaffray and Co. not yet in attendance due to weather-related travel conditions. The council immediately moved into closed session for approximately a half hour to discuss strategy involving the reopening of collective bargaining with Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Union Local No. 238 regarding Waukon Police Department wages.

Wed
16
Jan

St. Patrick School to host annual Mardi Gras event ...

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be holding its annual Mardi Gras fundraising event 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
16
Jan

Kee Speech team gets competition season underway ...

The Kee High School Speech team was scheduled to begin its competition this past weekend with its Conference Meet hosted Saturday, January 12 by West Central High School in Maynard. The team will then compete at its District contest this Saturday, January 19 in Postville, with any teams receiving a one rating at the District contest advancing on to the State contest scheduled for February 2 at Waterloo West High School. Kee’s performances will include one Reader’s Theatre, two Mimes, one Radio News, one Film, three Improvisational Acting and two Ensembles.

Wed
16
Jan

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Phone-A-Thon scheduled for February 12, 19 and 21

Scholarship funding should pass the $1 million mark this year

The 2018-2019 Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. (formerly Allamakee Dollars for Scholars) phone-a-thon to be held in February is the major fundraiser for the organization and is conducted by the student applicants in conjunction with the Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Board of Directors. Students use phone banks at Waukon High School and at Waukon State Bank and Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon to contact area residents in an effort to collect pledges of funding for scholarships. Phone-a-thon dates this year have been scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21.

Wed
16
Jan

First Reconciliation celebrated at Holy Family of the Bluffs ...

Holy Family of the Bluffs, consisting of the parishes of Immaculate Conception Churches at both Lansing and Wexford, St. Ann-St. Joseph Church in Harpers Ferry, St. Joseph Church in New Albin and St. Pius Oratory at Cherry Mound, celebrated First Reconciliation Wednesday, January 9 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lansing. Pictured above, left to right, are students who celebrated their First Reconciliation: Josy Connelly, Laira Davis, Madeline Mauss, Mallory McKee, Wesley McKee and Rowan Troendle. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Welsh Christmas nears its 100th year ...

A total of 125 relatives of the Mary and Patsy Welsh family gathered for the Welsh Christmas Sunday, December 23. This legacy first began at the home of Mary and Patsy in 1920 and branched into parish halls and now, in order to accommodate the growing number of family members, a banquet hall.

Pictured above, left to right, are Essie Welsh, Bernard Welsh and Leona Welsh. A mass for the Welsh family was held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, followed by a noon luncheon in Lansing. The meal was followed with a family picture, Welsh bingo, the story of “The Giving Tree”, the family’s own

Giving Tree in which they shared gifts with community members, and many shared memories. The Welsh Tree was decorated with just under 400 decorations with each of Mary and Patsy’s descendants’ names on the ornaments. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Kee Post Prom to host Bingo February 10

The Kee High School Post Prom Committee will host Bingo Sunday, February 10 in the Kee High School cafeteria. Games will start at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3:30 p.m.

Participants can bring a non-perishable food item or $1 donation and play an extra Bingo card free. All donations will be given to LIFT (Lansing Iowa Food Trust).
 

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