Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Waukon wrestling 182-pound senior Blain Swenson had his season and high school wrestling career brought to a close with a pair of losses on the opening night in his first-ever qualification for the Class 2A State Tournament in Des Moines Thursday, February 16. Swenson opened the season grand finale... + continue reading

The official launch by the United States Mint of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter took place Tuesday, February 7 in the Waukon High School gymnasium. Pictured above at the symbolic quarter release into a framed depiction of a bear mound utilized in the new quarter design are, left to right, Tribal Chairman of the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska Edmore Green, Effigy Mounds National Monument Superintendent Jim Nepstad and U.S. Mint Philadelphia Plant Superintendent Marc Landry. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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The Native American heritage so instrumental in the establishment, history and continued preservation of Effigy Mounds National Monument was celebrated as part of the official launch ceremony of the Effigy Mounds quarter Tuesday, February 7 at Waukon High School. The Iron Mound Drum Group (pictured above) and the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Post 129 Honor Guard (pictured below) each contributed their specialties rooted in the Native American culture to the quarter launch ceremony. Standard photos by Joe Moses.
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Dr. Peggy Whitson, an Iowa native of Mt. Ayr and current NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station, was featured in a video message recorded during her current mission Expedition 50/51 for those in attendance at the launch ceremony of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter Tuesday, February 7 at Waukon High School. Dr. Whitson said when studying Iowa history and viewing aerial photos of Effigy Mounds she often wondered what the mound builders thought about standing next to those mounds and looking up, saying that she feels those mound builders were inspired to think about things larger than themselves. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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by Brianne Eilers The Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter, the 36th such coin in the America the Beautiful® quarter series from the U.S. Mint, was officially unveiled Tuesday, February 7 during a program at the Waukon High School gymnasium. A crowd numbering over 1,000 of Allamakee... + continue reading

Stone Schoolhouse in Lansing … Submitted photo.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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Designation could open funding and other preservation resources Preservation Iowa has designated nine properties for 2017 Most Endangered designations. Among those properties are the Stone Schoolhouse located in Lansing. According to information gathered and reported by Preservation Iowa, the... + continue reading
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Waukon Police Department responded to a call of vandalism (pictured in a submitted photo) that took place during the overnight hours of Saturday, February 4 into Sunday, February 5 and left the front of the Krambeer Barber Shop building and its sidewalk on Main Street in downtown Waukon covered... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Waukon Police Department was recently honored for reaching a 30-year milestone in its partnership with the National Child Safety Council, implementing a child safety and drug prevention education program for local children and their parents. The police department has implemented and supported... + continue reading

The official launch by the United States Mint of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter took place Tuesday, February 7 in the Waukon High School gymnasium. Pictured above at the symbolic quarter release into a framed depiction of a bear mound utilized in the new quarter design are, left to right, Tribal Chairman of the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska Edmore Green, Effigy Mounds National Monument Superintendent Jim Nepstad and U.S. Mint Philadelphia Plant Superintendent Marc Landry. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
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The Native American heritage so instrumental in the establishment, history and continued preservation of Effigy Mounds National Monument was celebrated as part of the official launch ceremony of the Effigy Mounds quarter Tuesday, February 7 at Waukon High School. The Iron Mound Drum Group (pictured above) and the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Post 129 Honor Guard (pictured below) each contributed their specialties rooted in the Native American culture to the quarter launch ceremony. Standard photos by Joe Moses.
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Dr. Peggy Whitson, an Iowa native of Mt. Ayr and current NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station, was featured in a video message recorded during her current mission Expedition 50/51 for those in attendance at the launch ceremony of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter Tuesday, February 7 at Waukon High School. Dr. Whitson said when studying Iowa history and viewing aerial photos of Effigy Mounds she often wondered what the mound builders thought about standing next to those mounds and looking up, saying that she feels those mound builders were inspired to think about things larger than themselves. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

Stone Schoolhouse in Lansing … Submitted photo.
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