Community News

Wed
18
Jul

Village Farm and Home provides financial support for Waukon FFA ...

Support from local businesses is essential in the success of the Little Switzerland FFA chapter at Waukon High School and its members, and Village Farm and Home has been a key player in assisting the local FFA chapter. Village Farm and Home partners with Red Brand Fencing, a supporter of FFA for 70 years, through the Home Grown Program. Through the Home Grown Program, for every roll of wire that is purchased at Village Farm, $1 is donated back to the local FFA chapter. Village Farm and Home partnered with Red Brand Fencing and the National FFA Organization to most recently donate $775 to the Little Switzerland chapter.

Wed
18
Jul

Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride takes place this week; Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office reminds motorists to be aware and use caution


Routes mapped for Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride ... The map of Allamakee County pictured above has the routes inked out for the Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride taking place throughout the county this Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21. The red/pink-shaded route shown throughout most of the eastern portion of the county (right side of the map) is the 86-mile ride taking place Friday and the green-shaded route in the northwest corner of the county (upper left corner of the map) marks out the 62-mile route being traveled Saturday. Both routes will be utilizing the network of roadways to/from the ride’s gathering base at Waukon High School that includes a stretch of State Highway 76, Iron Mine Drive, State Highway 9 and Lycurgus Road, as somewhat depicted by the green and pink markings side by side in those locations. A listing of the roads being traveled by the tractor ride each day is included in the article accompanying the above image. Submitted image.

The Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride based out of Pella will be embarking upon its annual tractor ride July 20 and 21, choosing routes in Allamakee County for this year’s event. The group of between 200-250 tractors will start its ride each of those two days from the Waukon High School parking lot, traveling through a good majority of northeast Allamakee County July 20 and the northwest corner of the county July 21.

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office asks that drivers use caution and operate their vehicles in a safe manner when encountering the tractors during the ride. Motorists are advised to be patient, courteous and pass safely as many Allamakee County Roads have limited visibility to oncoming traffic due to terrain and curves. Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic control at intersections that may be considered hazardous.

Wed
18
Jul

Rogue Rodeo to bring all new full-scale rodeo to the Allamakee County Fair this Saturday


See it this Saturday ... Girls barrel racing (pictured above) will be one of the nine competitive events featured at the Rogue Rodeo held Saturday, July 21 as the grandstand attraction for the Allamakee County Fair. In addition to the racing, riding, roping and wrestling action, professional barrelman/rodeo clown Mike “The Spike” Wallace (photo below) will also be entertaining the crowd with his family-friendly antics. Submitted photos.

Local participants can register online for this year’s nine events, including Mutton Bustin’ for youth

The 2018 Allamakee County Fair coming up this week will feature a brand new rodeo performance in the grandstand Saturday evening, July 21, beginning at 6 p.m. with a youth Mutton Bustin’ event. Rogue Rodeo is a full-scale rodeo show that features a variety of nine different event favorites.

Based in the south central Iowa community of Albia in Monroe County, Rogue Rodeo is the heart-and-soul effort of Jerry Beaumont and Stephanie Allgood. Both have been involved with rodeo a majority of their lives, and the rodeo they first brought to their hometown in 2016 was voted Best New Rodeo that year by the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association (IRCA).

Wed
18
Jul

Waukon City Council approves hirings of new Water Superintendent and City Clerk, discusses variety of other matters at regular session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, July 16 to address a full agenda of items including a presentation about the Robey Memorial Library, discussion of street light options with the 2019 Department of Transportation (DOT) Street Project and discussion of an air conditioning system for the Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Garage.

The Public Hearing proposing the annexation of territory to Waukon including Lot 2 in Lot 12 in Lot 1 in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 30 was opened and closed without written or verbal comment.

Wed
18
Jul

Corn Days 2018 meal date and location have been set for August 3; No Corn Days Parade held this year

This year’s Waukon Corn Days meal date and location have been set for Friday, August 3 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The Waukon Chamber of Commerce will be serving a meal of sweet corn and pork loin sandwiches from 4-8 p.m. that evening.
Due to time conflicts and the event location change, there will be no Corn Days Parade this year.

Make sure to keep watching future editions of The Standard and the Waukon Family Fun Fests online sites for updates on other activities that are currently being planned for the weekend of August 3-5 in conjunction with the annual Corn Days celebration.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Corner of Hope receives funding from John Deere Foundation ...

The Corner of Hope recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the John Deere Foundation. The funding will be used to help promote the Corner of Hope growing projects, as well as to help people in developing countries learn how to grow their own food. Pictured above, left to right, are Corner of Hope members David and Suzanne Hahn, Dennis Byrnes, Kaitlyn Krambeer (seated on tractor), Kyle Halverson representing Waukon Implement Co., Gordon Ellingson, Ron Snitker, and Gloria and Kenny Krambeer, all of Waukon. Photo taken by Moose Photography of Waukon.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Takings steps to meet the goals of Walk-On Waukon ...

The Walk-On Waukon organization delivered 608 phone books for Yellow Pages to raise money for the group’s sidewalk projects. Walk-On Waukon continues to work toward grant writing and fundraising to achieve its goal of adding walking trails and safe sidewalks in Waukon. The Walk-On Waukon Committee appreciates the efforts of the local youth who helped deliver the phone books. It is the mission of the Walk-On Waukon Committee that youth such as those pictured above delivering the phone books will be able to benefit from the efforts of the group by having walking trails and sidewalks to safely walk on in the future. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Three arrested on multiple charges following early July 7 altercation

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 7, the Waukon Police Department was called to a disturbance in the 100 block of First Avenue SW. As a result of an investigation, 21-year-old Anthony K. Williams of Postville was arrested and charged with willful injury (class D felony), assault displaying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

Also arrested were 37-year-old Kinte L. Smith of Waukon and 65-year-old Paul A. Norton of Waukon, who were both charged with disorderly conduct, willful injury (Class D felony) and first degree burglary (Class B felony). Smith was also charged with harassment for threats made to an officer.

The Waukon Police Department was assisted by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office and Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Wed
11
Jul

Supervisors discuss August 9-12 Bible Reading Marathon, hear update on Waste Comprehensive Plan

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, July 9 to address agenda items, including the Bible Reading Marathon to take place on the Allamakee County Courthouse lawn, the contract and bond for concrete pavement patching and an update regarding the Comprehensive Plan for the Allamakee County Solid Waste Department. Chairperson Larry Schellhammer called the meeting to order with approval of the current agenda and meeting minutes of July 2.

Thu
05
Jul

Allamakee County 4-H hosts Expressions Day

Participants of Expressions Day ...
Participants of Expressions Day ... Left to right - Front row: Nora Davis, Laira Davis, Tegan Dahlstrom, Hailey Stein, Hannah Hagen, Ali Melcher, Willa Troendle, Kyrie Snitker. Middle row: Tanner Troendle, Breelyn Dahlstrom, Micheal Mattson. Back row: Thomas Troendle, Kylie Troendle, Monica Davis, Natalie Byrnes, Diana Davison, Meridian Snitker, Katherine Hagen, Berlin Troendle, Logan Brown. Submitted photo.

State Fair Communications ... Left to right - Front row: Kyrie Snitker, Michael Mattson, Katherine Hagen. Back row: Thomas Troendle, Diana Davison, Logan Brown, Meridian Snitker (State Fair Alternate in Share-The-Fun), Berlin Troendle. Submitted photo.

State Fair Clothing Selection ... Diana Davison. Submitted photo.

Several 4-H youth will now advance to Iowa State Fair

A total of 20 Allamakee County 4-H youth recently showcased their talents by competing in various communications and clothing events during the Expressions Day Program and Style Show held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon Sunday, June 24.

Several received top awards and will have the opportunity to represent Allamakee County at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 9-19.

4-H’ers winning top honors in Educational Presentations and who will be representing Allamakee County at the Iowa State Fair include Katherine Hagen, Logan Brown, Diana Davison and Gabriel Mattson. 4-H’ers are judged on stage presence, vocal projection, organization, visual aids, educational value of topic and how well they kept their audience interested as they present their information.

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