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Dairy Days Parade celebrates the industry during Dairy Month ...

The 2024 Allamakee County Dairy Days Parade traveled the streets of Waukon early Monday evening, June 3, with a number of area businesses, families and organizations paying tribute to the dairy industry. The annual celebration brings together those representing the future of the industry, such as the young Allamakee County Dairy Ambassadors pictured above with their adult program coordinators, as well as those who have represented or supported the industry in a variety of ways currently and throughout its storied past in Allamakee County, all in an effort to recognize the importance of the dairy industry to all who live, work and play in Allamakee County. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.
 

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Main Street Story Walk to begin in June ...

Main Street Story Walk to begin in June ...
Main Street Story Walk to begin in June ...

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon and The Oneota Valley Literary Foundation (OVLF) have partnered to host Main Street Story Walk in Waukon featuring the children’s story “I don’t want to be a frog” by Dev Petty. During the month of June, families are encouraged to read this story in the windows of various business storefronts as they stroll the downtown area. For this and upcoming Story Walks in Waukon, the OVLF will be providing a free copy of the featured book to every family that stops by Robey Memorial Library with a photo of them completing the Story Walk.

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Jun

Promoted at Waukon’s FreedomBank location

Kelli Mudderman ...
Kelli Mudderman ...

FreedomBank recently announced the promotion of six employees to new positions within the organization. This move reflects the bank’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing the talents of its staff.

Among those promotions was one at FreedomBank’s Waukon location. Kelli Mudderman was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Lending.

Kathy Mueller, the President and CEO of FreedomBank, expressed pride in the organization’s culture of success and development, which focuses on promoting from within. Mueller stated, “We are grateful for the contributions of our employee-owners and look forward to their success in their new roles.”
 

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05
Jun

Kee baseball team sweeps fellow Allamakee County teams, falls to South Winn at MLB venue and wins CR-B Tournament

Playing another busy week of six games over a span of five days, the Kee baseball team put all but one of those half dozen contests in the win column this week to improve to a 9-3 season record that includes a 2-1 start to the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) season. The Hawks opened this past week with a home doubleheader sweep of Postville Tuesday, May 28, 15-0 in three innings and 15-5 in five innings, before also defeating Waukon at home, 2-0, Wednesday, May 29. Kee suffered its only loss of the week, 7-2, in a UIC matchup with South Winneshiek played at the home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field in Minneapolis, MN, Thursday, May 30, and then swept two games played in the Coon Rapids-Bayard Tournament Saturday, June 1, defeating Pleasantville by a 6-2 result in game one before clinching the tournament title with a 12-6 win over the host school, Coon Rapids-Bayard.

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05
Jun

Waukon baseball team’s lone win in five games includes NEIC split at Charles City after losses at Decorah and Kee

The Waukon baseball team played through another fairly busy short stretch of five games in four nights this past week, once again putting just one of those games in the win column to currently hold a 2-7 season record that includes a mark of 2-4 in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The Indians opened this past week with a doubleheader loss at Decorah Tuesday, May 28 by scores of 8-2 and 7-3 before also falling at Kee, 2-0, Wednesday, May 29. The diamond Tribe wrapped up the week splitting its second NEIC road doubleheader of the week, opening with a 9-0 win at Charles City before falling by a 7-5 count in the nightcap Friday, May 31.

The Indians were next scheduled to host New Hampton Wednesday, June 5 before playing at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, June 6. They will then host a NEIC double-dip with Crestwood Monday, June 10 and Osage Thursday, June 13 before playing two games at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, June 14 and then one game at Riceville Saturday, June 15

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05
Jun

Kee softball team secures first win of the season, 6-4 over Oelwein, amid four-game series at North Fayette Valley Tournament and after narrow home loss to Crestwood

The Kee softball team played five games this past week, beginning with a slower, single-game start to the week before finishing with four games in just over 24 hours at the two-day North Fayette Valley Tournament to end the week. The Lady Hawks began that stretch battling Class 3A Crestwood to just an 8-7 loss at home Tuesday, May 28 before falling in two games Friday, May 31 at that weekend tournament, 4-0 to Edgewood-Colesburg and 6-0 to Don Bosco, and then splitting two Saturday, June 1 games, including a 6-4 win over Oelwein for their first victory of this young season and a 14-0 loss to previously-ranked Class 2A Osage in three innings of play.

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05
Jun

Variety of activities, events available at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library this summer, including free lunch available for local children

The Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library is hosting a Summer Reading Program themed “Read, Renew, Repeat!” and all about conservation and nature. Readers of all ages are invited to participate by logging their reading and attending some of the library’s Earth-friendly events.

The family friendly kick-off event will be held Wednesday, June 5 at Mount Hosmer Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 10:45 a.m. There will be a flag tribute, a short nature walk and light lunch.

Friday, June 7 at noon will be the first Lego® Club meeting of the summer which runs through July 12 each Friday. Friday, June 21 USDA Tree Specialist (retired) Linda Haugen will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. to do a talk and activity for all ages about “Trees! Why are they so important?”

Additionally, each weekday over the summer starting May 28, free lunch is available from 11a.m.-1 p.m. at the library for all children. Follow the library Facebook page for additional summer events.

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05
Jun

Ferryville Tourism Council’s June Chautauqua Program will share story of WWII POW

The Ferryville Tourism Council has announced its June 12 Chautauqua Program will be John Armbruster speaking on the survival story of Gene Moran, who was a Crawford County, WI resident whose WWII experience led to his survival after falling four miles from his airplane without a parachute. He subsequently also survived being a Prisoner of War and being forced to walk on a 600-mile death march.

Attendees will be intrigued by the story as told by Armbruster in his best-selling book, Tailspin.  This book was written by John Armbruster after many evenings spent listening to Gene Moran carefully and cautiously tell his story to the author. Armbruster will have his book for sale at the conclusion of his presentation.

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05
Jun

Water Safety Program in Harpers Ferry will be Saturday

Allamakee County Conservation and the Harpers Ferry American Legion Auxiliary are co-sponsoring a Water Safety Program scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Legion Hall in Harpers Ferry. The event is free to the public, and is open to all adults and children.
 

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Jun

Waukon High School graduate Ryan Kolsrud among Innovation Scholarship winners from Alliant Energy

Ryan Kolsrud ...
Ryan Kolsrud ...

Twenty-five Iowa and Wisconsin high school seniors received $1,000 Innovation Scholarships from Alliant Energy. The annual scholarships, to be used for higher education expenses, reflect students’ academic achievements and outstanding leadership in their communities.

Students demonstrated leadership through community service and volunteer work, as well as academic achievement through exceptional grade point averages and test scores. Each student submitted a written essay identifying a problem in their community and proposed a creative solution using science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) concepts.

“Supporting workforce readiness and fostering young minds interested in STEM-based careers is critical to developing the future of a skilled and innovative workforce,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director, Alliant Energy Foundation. “We are thrilled to contribute to each of these recipients’ futures.”

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