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04
Aug

Aaron Steil hired as new Consumer Horticulture Specialist by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Service

Aaron Steil ...
Aaron Steil ...

Home gardeners and plant enthusiasts can still receive helpful advice and answers to their questions from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Aaron Steil, newly named consumer horticulture extension specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, is working on a new delivery method that will empower county extension staff to provide answers locally.

Steil began the new position June 14, following the retirement of horticulture specialist Richard Jauron. Steil previously worked as assistant director at Reiman Gardens and taught a horticulture lab course for a decade.

“My hope is to really work to build up resources and trainings for county staff that gives them the information and confidence to answer the gardening questions that come to their county offices,” he said.

Wed
28
Jul

Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg visits Allamakee Clayton EC to discuss fiber optics, rural connectivity


Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg visits Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative ... Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg addresses a crowd of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative employees and local government and economic development leaders during his Wednesday afternoon, July 21 visit to the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative facility near Postville. Lt. Governor Gregg heard updates on ongoing fiber optic network projects within Allamakee County, along with future plans to address improved rural connectivity. He also talked about the State of Iowa’s commitment to helping rural Iowa succeed through increased State funding in regard to broadband connectivity. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

by Joe Moses

Iowa’s Lt. Governor Adam Gregg met with representatives of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative (ACEC), the City of Waukon and contractors involved in fiber optic installation projects during a meeting at the ACEC facility in Postville Wednesday, July 21 as part of a discussion and update relating to broadband and fiber optic cable installation projects in Allamakee County.

Gregg provided an introduction for the discussion, noting that broadband connectivity is a priority for the State of Iowa and Governor Kim Reynolds. Gregg said that he has been honored to be part of these discussions in his role as Chairperson for the Empower Rural Iowa Task Force.

Wed
28
Jul

North Iowa Tractor Ride travels through Allamakee County ...

Approximately 200 tractors began their two-day trek throughout Allamakee County Friday morning, July 23 for the 14th annual North Iowa Tractor Ride. The tractors gathered in the parking lot of Waukon High School (as pictured below) as they arrived Thursday afternoon, July 22 in preparation for their journeys over the next two days throughout Allamakee County.

Wed
28
Jul

Harpers Ferry Fireflies shine bright once again with fourth National Tournament title ...

The Harpers Ferry Fireflies once again reign as Granny Basketball National Tournament Champions after sweeping through the eight-team field of the National Granny Basketball Tournament held in Prairie du Chien, WI July 16 and 17. Pictured above with their National Tournament Championship trophy are members of this year’s team. Left to right - Front row: Kaysia Mahr-Whalen; Second row: Georgia Jones, Tina Hendrix, Barb Tomlinson, Bonnie Jones, Donna Matti; Third row: Coach Bill Nation, Jackie Friederich, Rosanne Wicks, Betty Steege, Margaret Hermeier,  Assistant Coach Ron Steege; Back row:

Linda Mahr, Sherry Adney, Maurine Monroe, Judy Kelly, Karen Wagner, Sally Light. Photo courtesy of B&C Studios of Holmen, WI.

Wed
21
Jul

Veterans Memorial Hospital experiences positive month of May, beginning to see impact of new medical clinic

by Brianne Eilers

The month of May ended on a positive financial note for Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) in Waukon, with a net income of $259,036. VMH Administrator Michael Coyle noted that the hospital had $200,000 more income in comparison to the month of May last year, according to information shared at the June 22 meeting of the VMH Board of Trustees.

Expenses were at $1,644,468, compared to $1,318,860 last year. Coyle explained that the expenses for this year are being impacted by the wages, salaries and supplies for the medical clinic. The increase in revenue is also tied to the medical clinic.

Wed
21
Jul

Allamakee 4-H County Council to host School Supplies Drive to benefit County Relief Office during Allamakee County Fair this week

The Allamakee County 4-H County Council is sponsoring a school supplies drive to benefit the Allamakee County Relief Office at the 2021 Allamakee County Fair. The council encourages all 4-H clubs and community members to participate by purchasing school supplies to be donated during the fair. Monetary donations will also be accepted during the fair as well.

There will be a special community service booth in the 4-H exhibit building to display the donations during fair. Donations can be made anytime throughout the fair, which is scheduled for July 21-25 in Waukon.

For further information about the Allamakee County 4-H Program, contact Marissa Foels, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator at the Allamakee County Extension and Outreach office at 563-568-6345.
 

Wed
21
Jul

Waukon City Council discusses upcoming city council vacancy, capital improvement planning; Loan agreement approved for wastewater plant

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, July 19. The council addressed a full agenda of items including a Public Hearing relating to a sewer revenue loan and disbursement agreement, approval of an amendment relating to notifications for the removal of junk vehicles on private property and discussion of capital improvement planning.

There was no Public Comment and the meeting moved into Department Reports with Park, Recreation and Wellness Director Jeremy Strub discussing the repair of the large air conditioning unit at the Waukon Wellness Center  which took place in the last week. Strub said that Wellness Center attendance and memberships are at normal levels for the summer season and that the early summer recreation programs are finishing for the season, with archery and tennis taking place the next few weeks before starting flag football and volleyball.

Wed
14
Jul

Allamakee County 4-H holds 2021 Expressions Day; Several advance to Iowa State Fair


Extemporaneous Speaking participant ... Iowa State Fair Qualifier Natalie Byrnes. Submitted photo.

Working Exhibit participants ... Left to right: Iowa State Fair Qualifiers Breelyn and Tegan Dahlstrom. Submitted photo.

Educational Presentations participants ... Left to right: Iowa State Fair Qualifier Hailey Stein, Brinnly Rea, Iowa State Fair Qualifier Hannah Hagen. Submitted photo.

Share-The-Fun participants ... Left to right: Iowa State Fair Qualifiers Katherine and Hannah Hagen, Regan Miner, Iowa State Fair Qualifier Olivia Enyart. Submitted photo.

$15 Challenge participants ... Left to right: Iowa State Fair Qualifier Natalie Byrnes, Tara Schullo, Caleb Dahlstrom, Breelyn Dahlstrom, Brinnly Rea, Tegan Dahlstrom, Hailey Stein, Marissa Schullo, Ali Melcher, Megan Huinker, Olivia Enyart. Submitted photo.

Clothing Selection participants ... Left to right: Natalie Byrnes, Iowa State Fair Qualifier Elizabeth Fossum, Hannah Hagen, Katherine Hagen, Brinnly Rea, Olivia Enyart, Ali Melcher, Megan Huinker, Breelyn Dahlstrom, Mariah Schullo, Marissa Schullo.

A total of 16 Allamakee County 4-H youth recently showcased their talents and skills 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 Monday, June 28. Several youth received top awards, and some received the honor of representing Allamakee County at the 2021 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, scheduled for August 12-22 this year. Participants are pictured in the surrounding photos, with special mention of the 4-H’ers advancing on to the Iowa State Fair who are highlighted below.

Some younger participants in the Expressions Day event are not yet age-eligible for State Fair advancement.

Wed
14
Jul

Waukon City Council sets public hearing for wastewater treatment plant funding, discusses grant funding concerns raised by Walk-on Waukon

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Tuesday, July 6 following the closure of City Hall Monday, July 5 for the observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Mayor Pro-Tem Gayle Decker called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor Pat Stone. The meeting moved into Public Comment with Director Ardie Kuhse of Waukon Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) briefly discussing the June 30 press release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) relating to the $100,000 Community Catalyst Building Remediation Grant award to benefit the former JCPenney/Tierney building renovation and transition into a steakhouse restaurant.

Wed
14
Jul

Table Game Event at Robey Memorial Library set for July 17

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon is hosting a table game event Saturday, July 17 with games suitable for the whole family. Join staff and patrons at Robey Memorial Library for the event Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the lower level Community Room of the library. Register for door prizes and play (or learn) beginner-friendly, non-competitive, casual table games.

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