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Bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf visits Robey Memorial Library ...

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon hosted author Heather Gudenkauf Monday, April 29 for an Author Event. Gudenkauf is the Edgar Award nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of “The Weight of Silence”, “These Things Hidden” and “Not A Sound”. Her new book, “Before She Was Found,” features a chilling crime set in Iowa.

There were 25 people in attendance for Gudenkauf’s presentation. She talked about the process of becoming a published author, where she gets ideas for her writing, and how reading influenced her life growing up with unilateral hearing loss. She also signed books for many of those in attendance.

Gudenkauf is an Iowa resident with a background in education; she continues to work as a Title I Reading Coordinator. Submitted photos.
 

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May

Waukon City Council approves third and final reading of ordinance increasing wastewater utility service charges, discusses tennis court project funding needs and library roof

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, May 6 to address a full agenda of items including the Third and Final Reading of the Wastewater Utility Service Charge Increase, discussion of Robey Memorial Library roof issues and tennis court project funding.

After the meeting was called to order, two public hearings were individually held. The first was for Budget Amendment #1 for Fiscal-Year-Ending (FYE) June 30, 2019 and the other for the designation of an expanded revitalization “area” and the adoption of an amended plan for such area. City Clerk Lana Snitker indicated that no written or verbal comment was received for either public hearing and there was no comment from the public in attendance. Both hearings were then closed.

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May

Peoples State Bank’s new Harpers Ferry location opens for business May 8...

Peoples State Bank will open its new Harpers Ferry branch for business Wednesday, May 8. Final preparations are being completed in preparation to open the doors and start serving the community. The Harpers Ferry location will be a full service bank with two customer service representatives and a loan officer able to serve both personal and business banking customers, and the newly-constructed facility will also feature drive-thru and ATM services. The bank lobby will be open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Drive-Thru services will be available Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 noon.

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May

Mid-April fire at Milty’s in Lansing turns into a learning experience for many


The culprits and the heroes ... The Lansing Fire Department was called to Milty’s in downtown Lansing for a small fire Thursday afternoon, April 17. The cause of the fire was recently washed and dried kitchen towels that had been covered up and spontaneously combusted in a storage bin, the remnants of which are pictured in the photo above submitted by Milty’s owner Mike Conway. Lansing Fire Department volunteers, some of whom are pictured below in the photo taken by Susan-Cantine Maxson, quickly put out the burning towels with a fire extinguisher and were on the scene of the fire for a little over a half hour.

The Lansing Fire Department was called to Milty’s, located at 200 Main Street in Lansing, for a small fire of a somewhat unusual nature Thursday afternoon, April 17. The fire began in the laundry area near the kitchen in the back of the large Milty’s building, and a quick response by employees and the Lansing Fire Department volunteers prevented the incident from being much worse than it was.

Milty’s owner Mike Conway said that employees reported smelling “something burning,” but an initial search could not turn up the source. Eventually, a haze was noticed coming from the laundry room, and the employees quickly called the fire department. “I am very grateful they called the fire department when they did,” Conway said. “By the time the fire department arrived, we did have a fire.”

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May

Lansing City Council hears update on Black Hawk Bridge project, discusses summer personnel items

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting Monday, May 6. Discussion centered around the adoption of the consent agenda, holding a public hearing, a Black Hawk Bridge update, a People Service report, a Parks Board Report and setting another public hearing.

A public hearing was held for Resolution #918 which allows vacation and easements of Otis and Chestnut Street. A motion was made and approved to allow that action.

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May

Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter places second at State Leadership Conference


Waukon High School FBLA Chapter finishes as 2019 State Runner-Up Chapter of the Year ... Members of the Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter display the awards they came home with in finishing as the State Runner-Up Chapter of the Year at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Coralville March 28-30. In addition to the awards won and other events participated in during the Conference, half of the Waukon FBLA Chapter helped out at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the other half helped out at the Aspire Therapeutic Riding Center for a community service opportunity. Submitted photo.

Recognized for completing terms in office ... Waukon High School junior Katelyn Benzing (left) and senior Mary Vander Velden (right) were each recognized at the Iowa FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Iowa City March 28-30 for completing their respective terms of office for 2018-2019. Benzing completed her term as FBLA Region 1 Vice President and Vander Velden closed out her term in office as the Iowa State FBLA Secretary. Submitted photo.

The Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter continued to prove itself as one of the top chapters in the state of Iowa with a second-place finish at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Coralville March 28-30. The Waukon chapter claimed more than 60 award-winning finishes by its members within the top six of a variety of project and testing competitions, including 13 event championships.

The annual State Leadership Conference is an opportunity for students to compete against other students from around the state of Iowa in various business-related tests, presentations and speeches. Many projects were done throughout the past couple of months and then presented to judges at the Conference. Events also included case studies and written tests.

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May

National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10: ACSD students appreciate their teachers

by Waukon High School Publications students Olivia Opat, Madelyn Helgerson and Janett Farning

Throughout the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD), both students and staff have been celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6-10. Students across the school district commented on the topic of why they appreciate their teachers.

Two children from elementary school shared why they appreciate teachers, including a student named Cole. He stated, “Teachers are like water. You need them to survive. They have traits that make them unique. They teach their passion and that passion may be one of yours.”

Another elementary student, Leah, stated, “I appreciate my teachers because they know more than we do and they are trying to teach us some of the knowledge.”

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May

Master Gardeners and FFA join efforts for annual plant sale ...

The Allamakee County Master Gardeners and the Waukon High School FFA chapter have combined their efforts this year to host a plant sale scheduled for this Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The Master Gardeners have been busy planting herbs and vegetables, while the FFA members have been busy with the flowers.

Since the closure of Luster Heights in Allamakee County, the Master Gardeners have been able to start seeds in the Waukon High School greenhouse. Prior to that closure, residents of Luster Heights started the plants in their own greenhouse. The Allamakee County Master Gardeners appreciate the Waukon FFA chapter sharing its greenhouse with the Master Gardeners for this venture.

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May

Waukon boys golf team defeats Oelwein in final home NEIC meet


Junior pair rounds out varsity team score in win over Oelwein ... The Waukon boys golf junior pair of Justin Strub (photo above) and Ryan Hanson (photo below) rounded out the Indian team score in their 172-203 home win over Oelwein Friday, May 3. Hanson turned in a round of 44 and Strub was next in line with a 45 to complete that team total. Standard photos by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

In its only competition of this past week, the Waukon boys golf team hosted Oelwein Friday, May 3. The meet had been postponed from Tuesday, April 30 due to rainy weather, and the Indians made the most of that delay, winning the meet by a 172-203 result. The Tribe laid claim to the meet medals, with junior Tanner Mitchell besting all players with a round of 41 and fellow junior Logan Houg sharing runner-up medalist honors with Oelwein’s top golfer, each turning in a round of 42 strokes.

The Waukon boys were next scheduled to play at Charles City Monday, May 6 before hosting both Sumner-Fredericksburg and Caledonia, MN Tuesday, May 7 to wrap up their regular season, Caledonia being added to that May 7 date after not making their original date at Waukon April 16. The Indians will open postseason play Friday, May 10 at Charles City, details of which can be found elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the May 8, 2019 print and e-edition The Standard.

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Waukon girls track team ninth at Ed-Co, fifth at NEIC Meet

Sophomore Annika Headington is Tribe’s lone NEIC Champ with personal-best shot put launch

The Waukon girls track team brought its regular season to a close with two final meets prior to State Qualifying. The Lady Indians finished ninth in their final invitational meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, April 29 before coming in fifth among the seven Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) teams at the annual NEIC Meet hosted by Crestwood High School Thursday, May 2.
The track Tribe was next scheduled to compete in its Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Monticello Thursday, May 9. Details of that postseason journey appear elsewhere on these same Sports pages in the May 8, 2019 print and e-edition of The Standard.

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