Community News

Wed
17
Aug

Supervisors discuss fall ATV ride, set public hearing for paving of portion of Columbus Road

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, August 15 to discuss a variety of items, including the Bluff Country ATV ride and the fiscal year 2017 budget amendment. The Board also received an update on the Partnership for Success grant.

Wed
17
Aug

Sewer and drainage items account for majority of discussion at regular Waukon City Council session

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session at City Hall Monday, August 15 to discuss a full agenda of items including the 2016 Audit Agreement, water drainage behind the Leschensky Insurance building and the Countryside Estates sanitary sewer. Two items were added to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Special Class “C” Liquor licenses for the Yen Hing Dragon and Odie’s Place - the bowling alley, were added and approved by the Council.

Wed
10
Aug

Waukon Corn Days has wide variety of events planned for annual celebration scheduled for August 19-21

Waukon’s annual Corn Days celebration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, August 19-21 and features three days’ worth of family-oriented activities held all throughout the Waukon community. Several changes have been made to this year's event in an effort to enhance everyone's experience.

Wed
10
Aug

Volunteers needed in order to make Waukon Corn Days a success

Waukon Corn Days has been scheduled for August 19-21 and the Corn Days Committee is in need of volunteers. In order for this year’s Corn Days to run effectively and efficiently, several volunteers are needed to handle necessary tasks to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

"Waukon Corn Days is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community," members of the Committee shared. "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. It is a fact that volunteers are critical to the success of community events."

More specifically, volunteers are needed during the following times and events:

Wed
10
Aug

Supervisors discuss interim financing for Driftless Area Center

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met with the Allamakee County Conservation Board at the Conservation Board Office in Harpers Ferry as part of the Conservation Board's Tuesday, August 2 regular monthly meeting. As part of the meeting's agenda, Allamakee County Conservation Director Jim Janett discussed the need for interim financing for the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, explaining that fundraising for the project is going well but some expenses will be coming due and need to be paid to keep the project moving forward in order for reimbursements to be received from secured grant funding.

Wed
03
Aug

Waukon City Council approves planned bond issue to help fund several projects, discusses other street and sewer matters

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session at City Hall Monday, August 1 to discuss a full agenda of items including the Northwest Detention Basin, vacancies on Boards and street repair projects.

During the Public Comments portion of the meeting, Janelle Clark addressed the City Council regarding the possibility of a dog park and prairie restoration. Cheri Turner discussed that a tree was lost on the boulevard near her home due to high winds during a storm a few weeks ago. Turner was asking for the City Council’s approval to replace the tree. Mayor Duane DeWalle and Councilman Dewey Jones both suggested working with Trees Forever to get the tree replaced.

Wed
03
Aug

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank to host community shred event..


Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank to host community shred event...

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon is holding a community shred event Saturday, August 20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the bank's Waukon location. This event is free and open to anyone that needs to destroy documents of a personal nature such as old bank statements, tax returns, farm records and credit card statements, basically anything that may hold personal information, such as social security numbers, dates of birth, home address and bank account numbers.

Staples, paperclips, black or metal clips do not need to be removed prior to being dropped off. Manila folders will go through the shredder, but other binders will not. Up to three boxes per person will be accepted for shredding. On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. will have its shred truck (pictured above) on site and items will be immediately shredded. For more information contact any Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank staff member. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
03
Aug

Donation made in honor of Dolores Spiegler ...


Donation made in honor of Dolores Spiegler ...

The children of Dolores Spiegler presented a wall clock in her memory Thursday, July 28 to the Waukon Senior Citizens Center located at the Waukon Wellness Center. The clock was donated in honor of the many years that Dolores attended the Senior Citizen Center playing cards and enjoying meals and memories made with her friends. The clock and a plaque that reads "In Memory Of Dolores Spiegler With Love From Her Family and Friends" will hang on a wall in the Senior Citizens Center. The late Dolores and Dale Spiegler were the parents of Bob, Kris, Dave and the late Dennis Spiegler. Pictured above at the clock presentation are, left to right, Dave Spiegler, Waukon Parks, Recreation and Wellness Director Jeremy Strub, Kris Spiegler, and Waukon Senior Citizens Club officers Patsy Larkin and Jean Buntrock. All senior citizens are welcome to join the Waukon Senior Citizens Club, which meets the second and last Wednesday of each month to play cards. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
27
Jul

Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force search results in two arrests in Waukon

During the evening of Tuesday, July 19, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, the Monona Police Department, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office and the Waukon Police Department (all members of the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force) conducted a search warrant at the location of 10 West Street SW in Waukon. As a result of the search, 26-year-old Justine R. Fahey of Waukon was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (a Class D felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A passenger in Fahey’s vehicle that was parked at the address location, 26-year-old Kendra J. Mahr of Dorchester, was also arrested on a warrant through Minnesota.

Both Fahey and Mahr were booked into the Allamakee County Jail that evening. Fahey was released by the magistrate judge the next day on her own recognizance. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 

Wed
27
Jul

Sister Mary Raeleen Sweeney celebrates 60 years of religious life

Presentation Sisters and Associates honored six jubilarians July13 at Mount Loretto, Sisters of the Presentation in Dubuque. The theme of “Joy, Love and Gratitude” set the tone for the day with Mass followed by brunch.

Sister Mary Raeleen Sweeney, originally of Waukon and the daughter of the late Ralph and Ileen (Birdsell) Sweeney, observed 60 years of religious life during the celebration. Also celebrating were Sisters Mary Emilie Bormann, Donna Determan, Sheila Ann Dougherty, Jeanine Kuhn and Herman Platt.

The jubilarians entered the Dubuque Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1956 and 1957 and professed first vows in 1959 and final vows in 1964.

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