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Wed
26
Feb

AVEKA group announces formation of ESOP

AVEKA Group, Inc., a contract manufacturing and research and development company based out of Woodbury, MN with a plant facility located in northeast Waukon, has announced that the company has become an S Corporation ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), effective October 15, 2019. In the transaction, prior investors sold 100% of their ownership interest to a newly created Employee Stock Ownership Trust, allowing current and future employees to gain a beneficial ownership interest in the company.

Effectively, the ESOP is a qualified retirement plan which, based on company performance, could generate significant retirement benefits for AVEKA Group’s approximately 280 employee owners.

Tue
25
Feb

Slippery When Wet - The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute will headline musical grandstand act at this year’s Allamakee County Fair

Local favorite The Caminos will open Saturday night’s music event

The grandstand at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds will be rockin’ and rollin’ Saturday, July 11 in Waukon, as this year’s grandstand musical act for the Allamakee County Fair will feature some new flair and some local air.

The Allamakee County Fair Board has announced that it will be bringing the next best thing to legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bon Jovi to the fair this year when Slippery When Wet - The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute hits the stage to headline this year’s musical entertainment for the fair. This four-man group is led by frontman Jason Morey on vocals, Adin Stickle on guitar, Jimmi Botsford on bass and John Martin on drums.

Wed
19
Feb

Supervisors discuss proposed transition of Vet’s Club into a military museum, public hearing February 24 for property tax levy

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, February 17 to address a variety of agenda items including the appointment of Solid Waste Management Board members, the hiring of an assistant mechanic for the Secondary Roads Department and discussion of the Allamakee County Historical Society’s potential use of the Vet’s Club building.

During Public Comment, Executive Director Val Reinke of Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) provided an overview of several events that took place over the weekend within the county including such Waukon events as the Oneota Film Festival at the Town Theater and the Dueling Pianos concert at the Waukon Banquet Center, as well as Lansing events including Coffee on the River’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, the Safe House’s Murder Mystery and the Busch Light Curling Event.

Wed
19
Feb

Library to host Cultivate Hardwood Log Mushrooms program ...

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon offers a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year with its Live & Learn series. All programs are free (unless otherwise noted), but registration is encouraged.

Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., Robey Memorial Library is hosting a Cultivate Hardwood Log Mushrooms program presented by Stone Hollow Gardens and Shroomery of Dubuque. Emily and Christopher Appelman of Stone Hollow Gardens and Shroomery run a homestead in the Driftless Region. The Appelmans have hardwood log cultivated mushrooms on their homestead for five years.

Wed
19
Feb

Sign up now to take part in Youth Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon scheduled for March 21


Youth Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon is March 21 ... Mentors Tom and Dave enjoyed bowling with their buddies A.J. and Adrian at last year’s Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon. The annual Youth Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at Arrowhead Lanes in Waukon. Submitted photo.

Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth & Families is hosting its annual Bowl-A-Thon Saturday, March 21 at Arrowhead  Lanes in Waukon. This event aims to raise $7,000 to connect youth in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties with a mentor.

Currently, 104 people are involved in Youth Mentoring at Helping Services. Now is the time to strike up a conversation with friends, neighbors, club members and co-workers to form a team to bowl. Proceeds support those youth and adults being friends in mentoring. Interested participants can be involved in two important ways: register to bowl and/or donate to the cause.

Wed
12
Feb

Knights of Columbus Council 1570 donates Tootsie Roll proceeds ...

Members of Council 1570 Waukon Knights of Columbus presented donations to TASC, Inc. and Mosaic in Northern Iowa at the Knights of Columbus Christmas party held during the recent holiday season. Funds were raised from donations for Tootsie Rolls at local businesses and church drives. TASC, Inc. and Mosaic in Northern Iowa use the funds to help mentally and physically challenged individuals in the local area realize their fullest potential. The Knights of Columbus appreciate the businesses that have been supporting the KC Tootsie Roll drives and the members of the public for their generosity. Pictured above at the Tootsie Roll drive donation presentation are: Left to right - Front row: Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes of Knights of Columbus Council 1570, Sheila Schulte of TASC, Inc., Ryland Benzing of Knights of Columbus Council 1570, and Samantha Scholtes, Nicole Leiran and Patrick Costigan of Mosaic in Northern Iowa; Back row: Knights of Columbus Council 1570 members Fr.

Wed
12
Feb

Waukon Chamber of Commerce makes First Dollar Visit for Say Now! ...

Say Now!, a new retail business with a variety of reclaimed, repurposed, handcrafted and new items now open at 101 West Street SW in Waukon, recently received a First Dollar Visit from the Waukon Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above, left to right, at that First Dollar Visit presentation are Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Reid Mahoney and Erica Nosbisch, Say Now! owner Kasha Larson, and Waukon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Sherrie Hunstad and Tony Smith. Submitted photo.

Wed
12
Feb

Final week to submit nominations to Waukon Chamber of Commerce for Person of the Year and other honors

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from community residents for awards to be distributed at the Chamber's annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 7. Those awards include Business of the Year and Person of the Year honors within the Waukon community. The Chamber will bestow those honors upon the best nominated candidate fitting the following award criteria:

Wed
05
Feb

Waukon City Council approves property tax levy for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2021, discusses street assessments among other matters at regular session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, February 3 to address a full agenda of items including the Public Hearing for a Proposed Tax Levy, discussion of restructuring administrative functions at City Hall and an offer from the City to buy and accept the former Tierney building.

There was no Public Comment and the meeting moved into Department Reports with Police Chief Paul Wagner providing an update. Wagner indicated that 65 job applications were received prior to the submission deadline for the administrative assistant position in the Waukon Police Department.

Assistant Police Chief Luke Inglett discussed crosswalk safety for children with motorists being required by State law to yield to anyone within the crosswalk. Inglett reported that the public has raised concerns about children waiting at the curb at crosswalks with vehicles not stopping and that education on the matter with the school district is being planned.

Wed
05
Feb

Waukon Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Person of the Year, other honors

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from community residents for awards to be distributed at the Chamber's annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 7. Those awards include Business of the Year and Person of the Year honors within the Waukon community. The Chamber will bestow those honors upon the best nominated candidate fitting the following award criteria:

Business of the Year
The Business of the Year Award, presented by the Waukon Chamber of Commerce, is given each year to a business that offers high-quality products or services, demonstrates strong ethical standards, exhibits leadership with its employees and clients and within its industry, and is active in the community. The award winner must be in business for at least five years, locally owned or a locally-owned franchise, and an active member of the community.

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