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23
Oct

Allamakee Community Players to present “Murder’s in the Heir” this weekend ...

The Allamakee Community Players will be presenting the Billy St. John comedy “Murder’s in the Heir” in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Waukon. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from any cast member or can be reserved by calling Karla Lubahn at 563-568-4640 or Kris Larson at 563-864-7766. Pictured above are members of the production’s cast and crew. Left to right - Seated in front: Gwen Schroedel, Kris Larson; Seated in middle row: Vickie Larson, Karla Lubahn, Cheri Turner, Russ Hagen, Cameron Berges, Robin Oden, Mike Sanderson. Standing in back: Sarah Hagen, Mike Larson, Dustin Enyart, Jonathan Buhl, Barb Hagen, Barry Mueller, Chasity Bushaw, Joeann Tesar, Marge Lange, Jada Bushaw, Kim Gates. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
23
Oct

Historic Preservation Commission to host free showing this Sunday ...

The Allamakee County Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting a video presentation this Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at the Town Theater in Waukon. The video being presented is entitled “Villisca: Living with a Mystery” and is a true story of a murder of eight family members with an axe in Villisca, IA that took place in June of 1912 and has never been solved. The film examines old suspects and theories, and shines a forensic light on a new one. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Admission is free.

Wed
23
Oct

Appointment of Paul Wagner as new Police Chief, Luke Inglett as Assistant Chief among the variety of matters addressed by Waukon City Council

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, October 21 to address a full agenda of items including Mayor appointments for Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief, a recommendation for computer and information technology services and discussion of soil and drainage issues at a proposed development.

During Public Comment, Director Ardie Kuhse of Waukon Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) advised that Tuesday, October 22 is Census 2020 Applicant Day at Robey Memorial Library with census representatives being available to discuss census-related employment opportunities. Kuhse discussed the importance of the census affecting funding for the county and representation in government.

Wed
23
Oct

Presentation on the Old Stone House scheduled for November 3 ...

The Old Stone House (pictured above) has been an integral part of Allamakee County history. Local historian Cindy Berns of Postville will talk about the iconic landmark at a meeting of the Allamakee County Historical Society Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in the community room at Robey Memorial Library, located at 401 First Avenue NW in Waukon. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Wed
16
Oct

Fields of Faith draws large crowd to Waukon High School football field ...

Cool but pleasant weather allowed the eighth annual local Fields of Faith event in Waukon to take place within its traditional setting on the football field at Waukon High School Wednesday, October 9, drawing another large crowd, as evident in the photo above. Messages of how faith has impacted their lives and allowed them to assist others in faith and other aspects of their lives were shared by a series of six different speakers during the event. Those six are pictured in the individual photos immediately below and included (left to right) MFL/MarMac High School senior Rose Mary McGeough, Waukon High School senior Dawson Baures and Waukon High School sophomore Madelyn Helgerson; former students of Dordt University in Sioux Center Kade Krosschell and Taylan Seaman; and Iowa husband and father of five children Mike DeJong.

Wed
16
Oct

Helping Services hosting variety of activities in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center is hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Events during the month of October. In Iowa and around the world, October is a month to create awareness around domestic violence, using the color purple to symbolize the cause.

Throughout the month of October, one may notice local coffee shops placing stickers listing Helping Services’ 24/7 Resource Line (800-383-2988) on coffee sleeves and table tents with information displayed at area businesses to spread awareness around domestic violence.

Last year, the Helping Services’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center team of advocates and volunteers assisted 294 individual survivors of domestic abuse in the seven counties the team serves, including Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. Staff and volunteers also answered 1,160 calls on the Center’s Resource Line and provided 131 transportation trips for clients.

Wed
16
Oct

Northgate Care Center deficiency free in State of Iowa inspection ...

The annual State survey of Northgate Care Center in Waukon has been completed, and after a week of inspection the survey team deemed the facility to have met the standards required by the State of Iowa. The Board of Directors at ABCM Corporation, owners and operators of Northgate Care Center in Waukon, notes that it is exceptionally difficult to receive a deficiency-free survey, especially with all the changing rules and regulations, and congratulates Northgate Care Center on its 14th deficiency-free inspection. During this survey, the environment of the care center, nursing, social work, activities, human resources, dietary and all other facets were inspected to ensure State requirements and standards are being met.

Wed
09
Oct

Allamakee County Emergency Management and NEIA RSVP coordinate grant funding to supply local communities with administrative supplies for emergency or volunteer situations

by Joe Moses

Friday, October 4, Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker and Director Deanna Hageman of Northeast Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) filled seven totes with administrative supplies to be placed in each community within Allamakee County including Lansing, New Albin, Harpers Ferry, Postville, Waterville and Waukon, with one tote also designated for the Allamakee County Emergency Management Department.

Snitker and Hageman said that the purchase of administrative supplies and totes was made possible through the Regional Readiness Summit Idea Grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The $1,500 awarded for the project allowed for the purchase of supplies that will be placed within each community and will be used for administrative purposes including volunteer receptions centers, incident command and emergency command posts.

Wed
09
Oct

Motorists reminded to be alert for Driftless runners this Saturday ...

The Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind motorists of the upcoming Driftless Half Marathon Relay and 5K running events which will be taking place along the Mississippi River (highlighted in green on the map above) and in Lansing this Saturday, October 12. The half marathon and relay race will start at 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Collins Ridge Road and the Great River Road (County Road X52) just north of Harpers Ferry and head north toward Lansing for 13.3 miles. Shortly after starting, the runners will turn right and run the length of Red Oak Road back to its more northern intersection with the Great River Road, continuing north on the Great River Road route until completing the race at the Lansing Sports Complex in Lansing. All runners should be off the course around noon.

Wed
09
Oct

Waukon City Council discusses development issues along 16th Ave. NW, authority for spending approval

by Joe Moses

The Waukon City Council met in regular session Monday, October 7 to address a full agenda of items including a downtown trash can proposal and estimate, the city manager’s authority to approve expenditures without prior approval of the city council and concerns relating to a subdivision development.
Mayor Pat Stone discussed the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Buddy Poppies Proclamation and read the proclamation aloud. Stone encouraged residents to support this cause through donations in honor of the sacrifices of the men and women who have risked their lives in the defense of this nation’s freedoms. The council approved the VFW Buddy Poppies Proclamation.

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