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08
Aug

Janann Miene

Janann K. Miene, 77, of Waukon died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Janann Kay Miene was born May 22, 1941 at home in Waterville, the daughter of Victor and Viola (Noack) Schlake. She was baptized and confirmed at Waterville Lutheran Church and graduated from Waterville High School. July 26, 1959, Janann married Everett Herbert Miene at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. The couple lived and farmed on his parents’ farm in Union Prairie Township.

Wed
08
Aug

Marilyn Geuder

Marilyn Herman Geuder passed away July 30, 2018 in Longwood, FL at the age of 89. Marilyn was born on the family farm outside of Waukon to Rollie and Alma Herman in March of 1929. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1947.

In 1948, she married Vernon Geuder at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. They lived in Waukon, Ossian and Monona before moving to Virginia in 1960. They were married for 70 years, raising their six children with unconditional love and devotion, and were their role models, examples of a loving marriage and lives well lived. In 2002, they moved to Florida, where Vernon, 95, the love of her life, her soulmate, best friend and partner in all things, still resides.

Wed
08
Aug

Michael J. Hager Award winners ...

Each year the Waukon Swim Club honors swimmers with the Michael J. Hager Award given in memory of Michael J. Hager (1960-1991), who was the son of Bonnie and the late James Hager of Waukon. This year’s Michael J. Hager Award recipients are Meridian Snitker and James VanderVelden. Meridian Snitker is pictured at right and James VanderVelden was not available for the photo.

Michael Hager loved swimming. In 1976, as a lifeguard at the pool, he started the Waukon Swim Club. He worked as a lifeguard, swam with the club and coached until he graduated from high school in 1978. He went on to attend college for one year at William Penn University and then transferred to Luther College, where he swam for the Norse for three years. Each summer, Hager would come home to coach the swim team and lifeguard at the pool until he graduated from Luther in 1982.

Wed
08
Aug

First Team Academic All-State ...

Waukon baseball graduated senior Abe Schwartz was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State First Team following the 2018 baseball season. He was among the First Team honorees recognized at the annual Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Banquet held Saturday, August 4 at the Marriott Hotel Banquet Center in Iowa City. That Academic All-State First Team consists of the top 22 players, nominated by their coaches, who demonstrate outstanding academic, moral and athletic characteristics. A panel of coaches selected these senior players.
 

Wed
08
Aug

Waukon baseball team plays to 11-22 season record during 2018 campaign

The Waukon baseball team played its way to an 11-22 season record during its 2018 campaign, showing signs of greatness but not consistently being able to maintain that level of play during this season’s stringent schedule. That 11-22 season mark included a 2-16 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians in a tie for sixth place in the final NEIC standings with a Crestwood team that the baseball Tribe had claimed its only two NEIC victories from in three match-ups with the Cadets this season.

Thu
02
Aug

Myrtle Egan

Myrtle M. Egan, 95, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6 at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Pius at Cherry Mound Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.

Myrtle Mary Egan was born June 6, 1923 in Lafayette Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of John “Joe” and Cecilia (Conway) Delaney. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing. Myrtle attended elementary school at Wexford and Russell country schools; she attended one year of high school in Harpers Ferry. She then stayed at home to help take care of her younger brothers and sister.

Wed
01
Aug

Lavonne "Bonnie" Johnson

Lavonne “Bonnie” Johnson, 83, of Waukon died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Lavonne Jean “Bonnie” Johnson was born December 27, 1934 in Waukon, the daughter of Joseph Conrad and Cora Adeline (Kolsrud) Lier. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church and graduated from Waterville High School in 1952.

Wed
01
Aug

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Jeremy Leitz, Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• August 1: Last day to request a farm/tract reconstitution for 2018 crop year
• August 1: Last day to file County Committee Election Nomination Form
• August 17: CRP Signup 51

County Office Committee Election in LAA-2 – Deadline for Nominations is August 1!
The COC nomination period started June 15, and producers can nominate themselves or others. If you would like to run, or are nominated and agree to run, you will need to complete form FSA-669A, which you can pick up at our office or online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.  All nominations must be postmarked or received in our office by August 1.

Wed
01
Aug

Waukon Feed Ranch awards jackets to exhibitors of Allamakee County Fair Grand and Reserve Champion Market Hogs ...

Waukon Feed Ranch provided jackets to the 4-H exhibitors who showed the Grand Champion Individual Market Hog and Reserve Grand Champion Individual Market Hog at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair Swine Show July 19. Pictured in the photo above are, left to right, exhibitor Trudy Baxter and her Grand Champion Individual Market Hog with Waukon Feed Ranch co-owner Kim Winters, Waukon Feed Ranch Swine Division Assistant Manager Corey Tieskoetter and Waukon Feed Ranch Human Resources Manager Michelle Winkie. Pictured in the photo below are, left to right, exhibitor Alaina Gebel and her Reserve Grand Champion Individual Market Hog with Waukon Feed Ranch co-owner Kim Winters and Waukon Feed Ranch Swine Division Assistant Manager Corey Tieskoetter. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
01
Aug

Focus on Nitrogen Field Day August 9

Sharing research-based information to help maximize profit and minimize nitrogen losses.

As part of the state-wide series of workshops, ISU Extension invites farmers and those who advise them to attend an event on Thursday August 9 at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua, titled “Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact.”

Being one of the country’s most prestigious water quality research facilities, we will kick off the day with a field tour by Ken Pecinovsky, farm superintendent, who will highlight nitrogen management strategies and water quality testing practices being conducted on the farm. Brian Lang and Terry Basol, ISU agronomists, will discuss the nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for corn, split application of nitrogen, and cover crops as it pertains to making crop production decisions.

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