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Wed
16
Jan

Harpers Ferry Youth Ice Fisheree currently scheduled for Jan. 27

The Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Harpers Ferry Booster Club will host the annual Kids Ice Fisheree January 27, 2019 from 11-2 p.m. at Nobles Island Boat Landing. Nobles Island Boat Landing is approximately 5 miles south of Harpers Ferry on County Road 364. Anyone 15 years of age and under is encouraged to attend with an adult. Ice fishing equipment, bait, food, and hot chocolate will be provided. Entry to the fisheree is free of charge and prizes will be awarded to many of the participants.

In case of inclement weather or poor ice conditions a makeup date will be February 10, 2019 at the same time and location. Announcements will be made as soon as possible via the Allamakee County Conservation Facebook page.

Wed
16
Jan

Being able to give back to the program where it all started ...

Waukon High School 2014 graduates Parker Hesse and Marcus Weymiller provided a “full circle” moment when they recently made the decision to designate proceeds from the sale of t-shirts (worn and displayed at far left in the above photo) by the Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter in honor of the former Waukon football teammates’ September 15 collegiate match-up in their final seasons with the Iowa Hawkeye and UNI Panther football teams, respectively. The two were tasked by Waukon High School FBLA Advisor Joan Schwartz with the decision of where the $2,000 raised by the sale of 378 of the t-shirts would be donated, with the two deciding upon the Waukon Youth Sports Foundation (YSF) football program, the tackle football program offered for fifth and sixth grade students in the Allamakee Community School District.

Wed
16
Jan

Kee girls basketball team puts together undefeated week with home UIC wins of differing degrees over South Winneshiek and Postville


Baseline bucket ... Kee girls basketball senior Heather Mooney takes a shot along the baseline in the Hawks’ 57-8 home win over Postville Friday, January 11. Mooney scored two points in the ballgame and also had three rebounds and one each of assists and steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee girls basketball team added two more games to its winning streak of four games started with the new year, posting a pair of home wins by differing degrees over a pair of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) opponents. The Lady Hawks first fended off a late South Winneshiek effort to secure a 29-26 win over the Warriors Tuesday, January 8 before allowing their lowest point total of the season in a 57-8 home drubbing of Postville Friday, January 11.

Now holding a 12-2 record on the season, including a 9-1 mark in UIC play, the Lady Hawks were next scheduled to play at Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15 for their only competition of the week. They will make up for that slower week with a busy following week on the road, playing at Turkey Valley Tuesday, January 22, at Seneca, WI Thursday, January 24 and at Central Elkader Friday, January 25.

Wed
16
Jan

Kee boys basketball team drops home UIC pair by differing degrees


Soaring and scoring ... Kee boys basketball senior Jacob Berns focuses on the hoop as he elevates in the Hawks’ 40-38 home loss to Postville Friday, January 11. Berns scored four points in the ballgame. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee boys basketball team hosted a two-game home stand this past week, coming out on the same unfortunate end of both contests but by differing degrees. The Hawks first fell to South Winneshiek, 69-44, Tuesday, January 8 before battling Postville to a much closer final result but still ending up on the short end, 40-38, Friday, January 11.

Falling to 2-9 overall, 2-8 in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks were next scheduled to travel to Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15 before also hitting the road to take on Houston, MN Thursday, January 17. The Kee boys will then play a busy following week, hosting Seneca, WI Monday, January 21 before playing at Turkey Valley Tuesday, January 22 and at Central Elkader Friday, January 25.

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Wed
16
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team begins week with two-game win streak, has that streak snapped but winless NEIC stretch extended with loss at New Hampton

The Waukon boys basketball team played its busiest schedule of the season so far with three games this past week. The start to that week was very successful, with the Indians not only snapping a seven-game losing streak but also beginning a winning streak with back-to-back nights of victory, 82-49 at home over North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 73-63 at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8. The end to the week saw the basketball Tribe have that winning streak brought to an end and also extend a season-long winless streak, thus far, in Northeast Iowa Conference play with a 60-44 loss at New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Now holding a 4-8 season record, the basketball Tribe was next scheduled to host Oelwein Friday, January 18 for its only competition of this week. The Indians will then play at Crestwood Tuesday, January 22 and then at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 25.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team extends new year winning streak with 44-35 victory at undefeated MFL/MarMac within trio of wins

The Waukon girls basketball team faced its busiest week of the season this past week, but added all three of those games to what is now a seven-game win streak since its only loss of the season just a month ago. The basketball Lady Indians began the week with back-to-back non-conference road wins of 61-29 at North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 44-35 at the home of previously undefeated MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8 before finishing off the week with a 44-29 home win over New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls at Caledonia, wins one of five duals to place third in consolation pool at Decorah Dual Tournament

The Waukon wrestling team completed a very busy end to its past week of competition, wrestling what amounted to six dual meets within less than a 24-hour period after an idle early portion of the week. The mat Indians first fell at Caledonia, MN Friday, January 11 by a 78-6 final result before wrestling to a third-place consolation finish at the Decorah Duals Tournament, winning just one of five duals at the event Saturday, January 12. The grappling Tribe first fell to all three teams in its Red Pool at the tournament, 56-24 to Waterloo West, 58-18 to South Winneshiek and 64-15 to St. Charles, MN, before splitting its two Consolation Pool duals, falling to Wapsie Valley, 36-30, before defeating Postville, 54-24, to end up third in that final pool.

Tue
15
Jan

Eli Martin

Eli C. (Big Eli) Martin, 77, of Ashland, KY passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, January 12, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Reverend Lynn Noel as the officiant. Visitation will be for one hour before services at the church. Interment will follow in Postville Cemetery, Postville.

In lieu in flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, ATTN: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org/shc/donate.

From an early age, Eli worked hard in whatever job he worked whether it was farming and/or regular employment. He worked for and retired in 2007 after 41 years as a Federal Food Inspector with the USDA. He was also a member of the Mailhandlers Union.

Tue
15
Jan

Lorraine Schultz

Lorraine Schultz, 89, of Postville died Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home in Postville. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Interment was held in the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Lorraine Shirley Ann, the daughter of Octave Lloyd and Emma (Bjergum) Brown, was born November 18, 1929 in Caledonia, MN. She was baptized at Black Hammer Lutheran Church in Minnesota. In the early years of her life, the family lived in the Canton/Mabel, MN area where her parents were involved in farming. Lorraine attended Newberg school near Mabel,MN at this time.

Tue
15
Jan

Rick Shefelbine

Ricky (Rick) Gail Shefelbine, age 68, of Garnavillo died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, where the family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15.

He was born May 28, 1950 in Spring Grove, MN to Malcolm and Stella Maria (Marquez) Shefelbine. He married Roxanne Sagdalen in 1969 and they later divorced. They had two children.

August 11, 1979 Rick married Virginia Troester in Elkader and to this union two children were born. He served in the United States Army from 1971-1974.

Rick enjoyed the outdoors where he could be found fishing and hunting until his health no longer would allow him to do so. He was also a football fan and could always be found watching his three main teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, Denver Broncos or the Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed being on the computer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his family talking and laughing.

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