Community News

Wed
23
Mar

IPTV Story Time at Robey Memorial Library

The Anne Lauerman Story Corner was the location for an excited crowd of 50-plus individuals for the Iowa Public Television (IPTV) Story Time held Saturday, March 12 at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon (top picture). Shane Straka, IPTV Educational Specialist, read "The Chicken Problem" by Jennifer Oxley, a Peg + Cat series book which is a humorous story of chickens running-a-muck on the farm and how it’s up to Peg + Cat to use their math skills to help solve the problem. Then the youth participants searched the library for lost chickens (cotton balls) scattered throughout the main floor library and returned them back to the chicken coop in the children’s area. Meeting Peg + Cat was the highlight for all young attendees, each of them receiving a photo opportunity with the popular characters.

Wed
16
Mar

St. Patrick's Day Parade forecast: Clouds and light rain mixed with a chance of being Irish

Despite an overcast day mixed with an occasional sprinkle of rain, Irish pride was still shining brightly during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Sunday, March 13 in Waukon. As evident in the photo, the looming weather conditions didn’t keep parade-goers from lining the streets of downtown Waukon to view well over 100 entries that took part in this year’s parade. Additional photos from this year's event can be found on Page 12A of this week's print edition of The Standard. All of the parade photos found in this issue, along with many more from Sunday's St. Patrick’s Day Parade, are available for viewing/purchase by clicking on the Photo Gallery link on The Standard’s website at www.waukonstandard.com.
 

Wed
16
Mar

Eagle Scout project for Tyler O'Neill provides collection boxes for worn flags


Tyler O'Neill, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 64 in Waukon, completed his Eagle Scout project that offers local residents and visitors two locations where they can drop off worn American flags for proper disposal. One collection box is made of metal and is placed at the entrance of the Waukon City Park, and the other is made of wood (pictured with O'Neill) and is located in the Allamakee County Courthouse. Submitted photo.

Tyler O’Neill, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 64 in Waukon, recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which benefits community members. O’Neill led the design, production and implementation of two collection boxes for the public to deposit worn and tattered American flags.
One collection box is constructed of metal and is located just inside the entrance of the Waukon City Park. The other box, made of wood, is available inside the Allamakee County Courthouse on Allamakee Street in Waukon, near the Auditor’s office.

Wed
16
Mar

City Council approves FY17 Budget, discusses street improvements during special session

The Waukon City Council met in a special session Monday, March 14 with just two items listed on the meeting agenda. The first of those was a public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2017 City Budget, with no comments being heard or read from the general public before the hearing was closed and the Council approved the budget for submission to the State of Iowa.

Wed
16
Mar

Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 26 in Waukon City Park

Volunteers needed to assist in filling, setting out eggs and registration

Wed
16
Mar

Sunday evening fight results in Assault charges

Sunday, March 13 at approximately 9:06 p.m., the Waukon Police Department received a report of a fight with a possible knife involved. An altercation did take place but it is not believed to have involved the reported knife.
As a result of investigation, Waukon police arrested 30-year-old Daniel Matthew Hanson of Waukon and charged him with Domestic Assault Causing Bodily Injury.

 

Wed
16
Mar

"Salt Sensitive" is top of March 22 Fresh Conversations program

Recently, there has been quite a bit of media buzz around the topic of how much salt (sodium) is good or bad for a person. Dr. Daniel Jones, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, offers his philosophy about eating less salt: "As we get older, we become sensitive to salt. So, in general, people who are older benefit more from lowering their sodium."
Some people’s bodies are more sensitive to the effects of sodium than are others. Those who are sodium sensitive may retain sodium more easily, leading to fluid retention and increased blood pressure. If the fluid retention becomes problematic, it can lead to chronic problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

Wed
09
Mar

Allamakee County Democratic Convention to be held this Saturday

The Allamakee County Democratic Convention will be held this Saturday, March 12 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Farmers and Merchants Saving Bank, located at 201 West Main Street in Waukon. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
At the convention, County delegates will elect delegates and alternates to the District and State Conventions, as well as to District Convention Committees. In addition, a platform will be presented to the delegates for discussion and adoption. Also during the convention, Democratic candidates for federal, state and local offices (or their representatives) will address delegates and attendees.
All interested Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information call co-chairs Katie and Dan Hanson at 563-538-4314.

 

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