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County residents invited to take part in new format for July 6 event Allamakee County will be taking part in the 2017 Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon once again this year, inviting people to read 30-minute or more segments of the Bible Thursday, July 6 throughout an 8 a.m.-8 p.m. timeframe.... + continue reading

Upper Iowa Resort and Rental recovered in time from the record-setting flooding of the Upper Iowa River in August of last year to be open for the start of camping season this year, cleaning up its flood damage and making some improvements to help minimize potential flood damage in the future. Among those improvements is the addition of a new gravel roadway (far left) parallel to the existing road and the river, making for easier access to campsites. The existing roadway and surrounding camping areas were also raised about two feet with the addition of 40-plus loads of dirt, as well as sand excavated from campground hillsides. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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After being flooded in August of 2016, the office and general store area of Upper Iowa Resort and Rental was gutted and restored to be operational for the opening of camping season this year. Owners Bob and Kristi Hager worked on that project during this past winter, refurbishing the building to become a focal point of indoor entertainment as part of the overall experience for campers and visitors to the resort area. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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A cabin formerly located at Camp Tahigwa, the former Girl Scout camp near Dorchester, didn't have far to go to find a new home, as Upper Iowa Resort and Rental owners Bob and Kristi Hager purchased the cabin and had it recently moved to its new home as part of the restoration and improvements at Upper Iowa Resort and Rental following the August 2016 record-setting flooding of the Upper Iowa River. The cabin was transported just a few weeks ago from its original Camp Tahigwa location about five miles away, being placed on the new basement foundation pictured above to add to the cabin availability at Upper Iowa Resort and Rental. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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by Joe Moses August 23-24 of 2016 saw a heavy rainfall and flood event that affected much of northeast Iowa, with the Upper Iowa River valley in northern Allamakee and Winneshiek counties suffering flood damage due to the six to eight inches of rain reported by the National Weather Service... + continue reading
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Waukon RAGBRAI hosting June 28 Town Meeting; All are encouraged to attend to learn more The Waukon RAGBRAI Committees will be hosting a Town Meeting Wednesday, June 28 from 6-7 p.m. at Iron Ridge Church, located at 512 Ninth Street SW in Waukon. Residents and others interested from all... + continue reading
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by Brianne Eilers Last fall, TNT Gymnastics opened up its first Iowa facility in Waukon. Owner Tracy Troxel explained that the gymnastics company has been in business for 17 years, and also has facilities in several Wisconsin locations: Richland Center, Mauston, Spring Green and Prairie du... + continue reading

A sign indicates the new home for a satellite facility for Prairie Industries in the former Blumenthal building on the west side of Lansing. Following closing about a year ago of the longtime button factory, as it was more locally referred to, the Blumenthal facility was purchased by Tumbleweed Welding, whose owners not only occupy a portion of the building with their business but also reached out to Prairie Industries in Prairie du Chien, WI to offer the remaining portion of the building to potentially meet that company's expansion needs, thus gaining back some of the jobs and other economic and community benefits lost by the Blumenthal closing. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.
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Both "sight" and "site" are appropriate for the above caption headline, as seeing the former Blumenthal facility on the west end of Lansing with a full parking lot is, indeed, a welcome sight to community and county residents following closure of the Blumenthal facility just over a year ago. The site, itself, has also proven to be welcoming to a pair of businesses new to the Lansing area, as Tumbleweed Welding had originally purchased the facility and has been utilizing about one-third of it before reaching out to Prairie Industries of Prairie du Chein, WI with an invitation to accommodate its expansion needs in the remaining two-thirds of the building, a proposition that has proven to be a nice fit, according to industry and local officials. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.
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by Susan Cantine-Maxson Two businesses have filled the gap left by the closing of the Blumenthal-Lansing button factory in 2016 in Lansing. Tumbleweed Welding and Prairie Industries have both started operations in the former button factory within this past year. When news of the closing of... + continue reading

Upper Iowa Resort and Rental recovered in time from the record-setting flooding of the Upper Iowa River in August of last year to be open for the start of camping season this year, cleaning up its flood damage and making some improvements to help minimize potential flood damage in the future. Among those improvements is the addition of a new gravel roadway (far left) parallel to the existing road and the river, making for easier access to campsites. The existing roadway and surrounding camping areas were also raised about two feet with the addition of 40-plus loads of dirt, as well as sand excavated from campground hillsides. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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After being flooded in August of 2016, the office and general store area of Upper Iowa Resort and Rental was gutted and restored to be operational for the opening of camping season this year. Owners Bob and Kristi Hager worked on that project during this past winter, refurbishing the building to become a focal point of indoor entertainment as part of the overall experience for campers and visitors to the resort area. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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A cabin formerly located at Camp Tahigwa, the former Girl Scout camp near Dorchester, didn't have far to go to find a new home, as Upper Iowa Resort and Rental owners Bob and Kristi Hager purchased the cabin and had it recently moved to its new home as part of the restoration and improvements at Upper Iowa Resort and Rental following the August 2016 record-setting flooding of the Upper Iowa River. The cabin was transported just a few weeks ago from its original Camp Tahigwa location about five miles away, being placed on the new basement foundation pictured above to add to the cabin availability at Upper Iowa Resort and Rental. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

A sign indicates the new home for a satellite facility for Prairie Industries in the former Blumenthal building on the west side of Lansing. Following closing about a year ago of the longtime button factory, as it was more locally referred to, the Blumenthal facility was purchased by Tumbleweed Welding, whose owners not only occupy a portion of the building with their business but also reached out to Prairie Industries in Prairie du Chien, WI to offer the remaining portion of the building to potentially meet that company's expansion needs, thus gaining back some of the jobs and other economic and community benefits lost by the Blumenthal closing. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.
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Both "sight" and "site" are appropriate for the above caption headline, as seeing the former Blumenthal facility on the west end of Lansing with a full parking lot is, indeed, a welcome sight to community and county residents following closure of the Blumenthal facility just over a year ago. The site, itself, has also proven to be welcoming to a pair of businesses new to the Lansing area, as Tumbleweed Welding had originally purchased the facility and has been utilizing about one-third of it before reaching out to Prairie Industries of Prairie du Chein, WI with an invitation to accommodate its expansion needs in the remaining two-thirds of the building, a proposition that has proven to be a nice fit, according to industry and local officials. Photo by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

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