River Valley

Wed
14
Sep

Lansing Women in Business to host Fall Fashion Show to benefit Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Lansing Women in Business (LWIB) Group will host its 2nd Annual Fall Fashion Show Friday, September 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Coffee on The River in Lansing. This event will host local boutiques and salons along with other businesses.

Ticket sales are taking place through September 15, and tickets can be purchased at Coffee On The River, or online via www.Eventbrite.com (search for Lansing Iowa events and the Fall Fashion Show will list).

Each ticket holder will enjoy an evening of fun and fashion, along with hors d’oeuvres, wine and door prizes. There will not be any day-of or at-door sales.

The LWIB Group was formed by the many women in the Lansing Area that own or work in the area’s businesses with the direct goals of encouraging entrepreneurship with continued support and networking.

Wed
14
Sep

Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library to host Remembering Civil War Veterans of Lansing program

“Remembering Civil War Veterans Of Lansing, Iowa and How They Helped Form What Lansing Is Today” is the topic of a program being held Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library. The public is invited to attend, or to share a story of their Civil War ancestors.

There are around 50 Civil War Veterans buried in Oak Hill Cemetery and at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing about which nothing was known, until now.  Through researching old newspapers on http://lansing.advantage-preservation.com/, library staff was able to put together some of their stories. The public is welcome to help celebrate the lives of these men and Lansing’s heritage.

Wed
07
Sep

Fifth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby this Saturday helps raise funds for Friends of Pool 9

Pat Sandry ...
Pat Sandry ...

Saturday, September 10, family and friends of lifelong resident and local “River Rat” Pat Sandry will be honoring his memory with the Fifth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby and Friends of Pool 9 Fundraiser held on the Mississippi River. Sandry passed away in November of 2017 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, had a great passion for fishing and hunting, and he truly treasured the beauty of Lansing and the surrounding area.

Entry fee is $50 per boat with 50% payback in prize money and 50% being donated to Friends of Pool 9. There is a limit of two adults and two children per boat.

Wed
07
Sep

Raleigh Buckmaster to offer presentation on protecting, caring for Indian burial mounds

All are welcome at the Driftless Area Education & Visitors Center in Lansing Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. to hear local expert Raleigh Buckmaster give an illustrated presentation on how he has protected and cared for Indian mounds and burial sites on his farmland in the Lansing area. He will answer questions after his presentation and light refreshments, cookies and lemonade, will follow. Free will donation accepted.

Wed
31
Aug

Fall Fest scheduled for September 17 in Ferryville, WI

Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 this year, and will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Ferryville, WI. Fall Fest involves many vendors, both seasonal and new, providing a great variety of items. This year’s event will feature Music in the Park by Tim Bohankamp and a bratwurst  fry as well.

For additional information about attending the event, or about how to become a vendor, reach out to Janelle Anderson, Market Manager by email at  Janelleanderson79@yahoo.com or by telephone at 715-216-1411.
 

Wed
31
Aug

Fifth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby scheduled for September 10 helps raise funds for Friends of Pool 9

Pat Sandry ...
Pat Sandry ...

Saturday, September 10, family and friends of lifelong resident and local “River Rat” Pat Sandry will be honoring his memory with the Fifth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby and Friends of Pool 9 Fundraiser held on the Mississippi River. Sandry passed away in November of 2017 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, had a great passion for fishing and hunting, and he truly treasured the beauty of Lansing and the surrounding area.

Entry fee is $50 per boat with 50% payback in prize money and 50% being donated to Friends of Pool 9. There is a limit of two adults and two children per boat.

Wed
24
Aug

Two possible projects for Old Stone School presented to Lansing City Council

by Julie Berg-Raymond

The Old Stone School was the topic of two agenda items - involving two separate projects - at the regular meeting of the Lansing City Council held August 15.

Wed
17
Aug

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church to begin Raising Our Spirits Together program for mental well-being

Those who are feeling down or blue should know they are not alone, and that can be especially true now that there is a local group program to help lift their mood. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing recently received a grant from Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, WI to offer a new resource to help adults with low mood called Raising Our Spirits Together.

Raising Our Spirits Together is a technology-assisted, engaging, small group program that provides people who are feeling down with new tools and skills to feel better. The small groups meet in local churches and are led by pastors.

Wed
17
Aug

Raleigh Buckmaster to offer presentation on protecting, caring for Indian burial mounds

All are welcome at the Driftless Area Education & Visitors Center in Lansing Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. to hear local expert Raleigh Buckmaster give an illustrated presentation on how he has protected and cared for Indian mounds and burial sites on his farmland in the Lansing area. He will answer questions after his presentation and light refreshments, cookies and lemonade, will follow. Free will donation accepted.
 

Wed
17
Aug

Heytman’s Landing boat ramp on Mississippi River closed until September 23

The Heytman’s Landing boat ramp, south of Lansing, on Pool 9 of the Mississippi River is scheduled to be closed until September 23 this fall. The closure is taking place to accommodate the replacement of the railroad bridge that spans the boat channel along the river’s edge at that boat ramp site.

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