River Valley

Wed
11
Dec

Lansing Fire Department responds to pair of rural blazes last Wednesday

The Lansing Fire Department experienced a very busy Wednesday last week, being paged to a pair of fire calls Wednesday, December 4 in the rural area west of Lansing in the Churchtown area along State Highway 9. No injuries were reported in either blaze, and both are still under investigation as to their cause and the total amount of loss.

Wed
11
Dec

Final week to take part in “Main Street Madness” promotion sponsored by Main Street Lansing

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To participate, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

 

Wed
04
Dec

Former Lansing resident donates $10,000 to library...

The Friends of the Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library group has recently received a substantial financial gift from a former resident. A donation of $10,000 was received from Mary Ann (Wagner) Pratt. In the photo above, left to right, Library Director Derva Burke presents the donation check to Friends of the Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library Chairperson Katie Hanson and member Ann Langford. A letter describing the gift was also read and presented with the donation.

Wed
04
Dec

Adopt a Pot for the holiday season ...

The flower pots along Main Street in Lansing have transitioned to winter decorations, but there’s plenty of room for personalization. Main Street Lansing would like to invite residents, business owners or organizations to “Adopt a Pot” and decorate it as festively as they desire. The photo above gives an idea of what such a transformation could look like. Those interested should contact Main Street Lansing at director@lansingmatters.com or by phone at 563-538-9229. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
04
Dec

Lansing City Council hears presentation on plans for improvements to swimming pool, approves signage in City Parks prohibiting tobacco use and smoking

by Alexis Johnson

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting Monday, December 2. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, the parks board report, and the police report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes for November 18 and November 25, payment of claims, parks board minutes from November 19 and library minutes from November 29. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

A presentation was given to explain updates and new improvements being considered for the Lansing Swimming Pool in order to proceed forward with fundraising for future updates of the facility. New signage will be placed around City Parks notifying that smoking or tobacco use is not permitted. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the new signage.

The old police squad car, a 2012 Dodge Charger, is being put up for bids.
 

Wed
27
Nov

Main Street Lansing sponsoring “Main Street Madness” promotion; Food drive scheduled for Small Business Saturday

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs from November 11 through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To get started this year, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a random drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

Wed
27
Nov

Assistance in tackling some preparation ...

The Lansing Park and Recreation Department and Splash Pad Committee received some assistance this fall from the Kee High School football team under the direction of Coach Chad Winters in preparing the area surrounding the Sports Complex, playground and splash pad for continued improvement. The concrete flooring for the new Splash Pad is scheduled to be completed this week, with completion of the project expected to take place in the spring of the new year. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
27
Nov

Quitline Iowa is available to help tobacco users quit

Quitline Iowa is a free service with a team of coaches trained to safely guide those who want to quit tobacco down the path to success. Allamakee County residents can take advantage of the program by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or visiting www.quitlineiowa.org to enroll.
 

Wed
20
Nov

Main Street Lansing sponsoring “Main Street Madness” promotion; Food drive scheduled for Small Business Saturday

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs from November 11 through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To get started this year, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

Wed
20
Nov

Lansing City Council gives approval to increase purchase price of recycling bins at its regular Monday session

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, November 18. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, a transfer of funds for the Splash Pad and an increase in the price of recycling bins.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from November 4, 2019 and the treasurer’s report for October 2019. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda with minimal discussion.

Resolution #929 was reviewed and considered to transfer funds from trust fund savings to general checking to cover splash pad expenses. A motion was made and seconded to approve Resolution #929 with minimal discussion.

A motion was made and seconded to increase the price of recycling bins. That price was increased to $12 per bin for a one-time purchase.

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