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The annual Allamakee County Fair Queen Pageant was held Tuesday, July 18 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon, kicking off the 164th Allamakee County Fair. The four area young ladies pictured in the accompanying photo were all vying for this year's Fair Queen crown, which was... + continue reading
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Downloadable pdf version of the Waukon RAGBRAI Map and road closure article is available below: + continue reading

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Rising country music star Easton Corbin to headline Friday's grandstand with Decorah native's Cory Farley Band opening This week, July 19-23,  the 164th Allamakee County Fair will be held for all to enjoy at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. A wide variety of entertainment... + continue reading

Creator and leader ... Physical therapy assistant Jessica Wilkins (right) stands with Good Samaritan Society of Waukon resident Peggy Schneider during her "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" therapy session. Wilkins first thought of the program being utilized at Good Samaritan Society and Northgate Care Center in Waukon and at Thornton Manor in Lansing, while Schneider has really embraced the program, and benefited from it, having nearly completed the entire RAGBRAI route. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Charting their "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" progress ... The RAGBRAI® route map that hangs on the wall at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon keeps track of the progress for the nursing home's residents during their "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program. Residents at Good Samaritan Society and Northgate Care Center in Waukon, as well as at Thornton Manor in Lansing, are all taking part in the program under the guidance of RehabVisions therapy staff and employees at each facility. The program uses the anticipation of the local arrival of RAGBRAI in late July as motivation for resident health and wellness. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Actually rode RAGBRAI ... Physical therapy assistant Jessica Wilkins (right) sits with Good Samaritan Society of Waukon resident Richard Gearhart, who participates in the "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program created by Wilkins. Gearhart took part in the actual RAGBRAI ride itself back in 1985, and he says he likes the motivation of the "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Accomplishment and enjoying the ride ... Physical therapist Tara McMullen (left) stands with Northgate Care Center resident Tom Collins during his "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" therapy session. Collins says he enjoys keeping track of the different places along the route and the accomplishment of being able to participate in the ride. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Area therapists incorporate anticipation of annual bike ride arriving in late July into motivation for local health and wellness programs by Julie Berg-Raymond RAGBRAI® won’t be rolling through Allamakee County until late July; but for residents at three area nursing homes and... + continue reading

"Oh, say can you see" - you can now ... Through a couple different fundraising efforts and additional donations from the community, Waukon Wellness Center employee Amy Johnson has facilitated the installation of an American flag at the combined location of the Waukon Park and Recreation Softball Complex and the Allamakee County Fairgrounds grandstand area. The new flag pole and flag is being installed in view of the fairgrounds grandstand in time for the Allamakee County Fair. Submitted photo.
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Amy Johnson of Waukon, an instructor at the Waukon Wellness Center, noted for the last several years while attending grandstand events at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon that each time she heard the National Anthem being played for an event and looked around to acknowledge the flag,... + continue reading

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Rice Bull Riding Co.

Creator and leader ... Physical therapy assistant Jessica Wilkins (right) stands with Good Samaritan Society of Waukon resident Peggy Schneider during her "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" therapy session. Wilkins first thought of the program being utilized at Good Samaritan Society and Northgate Care Center in Waukon and at Thornton Manor in Lansing, while Schneider has really embraced the program, and benefited from it, having nearly completed the entire RAGBRAI route. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Charting their "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" progress ... The RAGBRAI® route map that hangs on the wall at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon keeps track of the progress for the nursing home's residents during their "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program. Residents at Good Samaritan Society and Northgate Care Center in Waukon, as well as at Thornton Manor in Lansing, are all taking part in the program under the guidance of RehabVisions therapy staff and employees at each facility. The program uses the anticipation of the local arrival of RAGBRAI in late July as motivation for resident health and wellness. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Actually rode RAGBRAI ... Physical therapy assistant Jessica Wilkins (right) sits with Good Samaritan Society of Waukon resident Richard Gearhart, who participates in the "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program created by Wilkins. Gearhart took part in the actual RAGBRAI ride itself back in 1985, and he says he likes the motivation of the "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" program. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.
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Accomplishment and enjoying the ride ... Physical therapist Tara McMullen (left) stands with Northgate Care Center resident Tom Collins during his "Residents Ride RAGBRAI®" therapy session. Collins says he enjoys keeping track of the different places along the route and the accomplishment of being able to participate in the ride. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.

"Oh, say can you see" - you can now ... Through a couple different fundraising efforts and additional donations from the community, Waukon Wellness Center employee Amy Johnson has facilitated the installation of an American flag at the combined location of the Waukon Park and Recreation Softball Complex and the Allamakee County Fairgrounds grandstand area. The new flag pole and flag is being installed in view of the fairgrounds grandstand in time for the Allamakee County Fair. Submitted photo.

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