River Valley

Wed
12
May

Daniel Wagner selected to attend Boys State

Daniel Wagner ...
Daniel Wagner ...

Kee High School junior student Daniel Wagner has been selected to attend the 2021 Boys State scheduled for June 13-18 at Fort Dodge in Johnston. Local selection of attendees is being sponsored by the Lansing Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5981 and Lansing American Legion Post 50. Wagner is the son of Andrew and Erica Krause-Wagner of Lansing.

Begun in 1938, Boys State is a six-day course in self-government, consistently taught with a hands-on approach. The young men of 2021 Boys State, all of whom will have finished their junior year of high school, will be divided into 32 cities. Four cities constitute a county and eight counties make up Boys State.

The cities are composed of members of the Nationalist and Federalist parties. The citizens within these cities hold party caucus meetings, conventions, campaigns and general elections.

Wed
12
May

Lansing City Council postpones a number of matters to May 17

by Alexis Johnson

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting May 3. Discussion centered around the consent agenda, citizen concerns, Street report and Clerk’s report.

Citizen concerns consisted of Resolution #953 regarding a subdivision lot north of town and reviewing and considering a proposal at 1073 North Front Street. The Council also discussed street project bids and Marina electric project increases, with decisions on all of the above matters being postponed until the council’s May 17 meeting.

The council also discussed ideas for new Main Street lighting. A further update will be provided at the May 17 council meeting.
 

Wed
05
May

Kee High School students share a bit of their Prom experience with Thornton Manor residents ...

Students from Kee High School visited Thornton Manor in Lansing Saturday, April 24 prior to their Prom celebration, parading in front of the building windows to show residents and staff their Prom attire. Many of the students work at Thornton Manor, and employees Abby Wood and Elizabeth Bahr helped organize the event.

“The residents and staff loved seeing the students and are very appreciative to all for taking the time to parade around the nursing home for all to see,” shared Karen Ulrich, Recreation Therapy Director at Thornton Manor. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
05
May

New Albin fishing guide publishes his third book ...

Mississippi River Pool 9 fishing guide Capt. Ted Peck of New Albin has published his third book, entitled “More Tails, Trails & Tales with the Old Guide” (pictured at right). Peck describes the book as “selected scrawling from over 2,500 newspaper and magazine articles I’ve written dating back to 1973.” Inside its cover Peck says readers will “find more stories about the outdoor life during what may have been the pinnacle of freedom in our Grand Republic,” further describing the content of the book as “how we used to ride here along the immortal Mississippi River.”

Wed
05
May

Rummage Along the River to take place May 14-15

“Rummage Along the River” is a 70-mile garage sale extravaganza that winds along Hwy. 35, Wisconsin’s Great River Road. The garage sale event will take place Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Stoddard, Genoa, the Bad Axe, Victory,  De Soto, Ferryville and Lynxville are the river towns in Wisconsin, and participants can also swing up County Road E to Hwy. 27 and Seneca and Mt. Sterling for more shopping.

There is a website available for information on sales, www.rummagealongtheriver.com. Information can also be found on the Rummage Along the River Facebook page. The garage sale map will be placed online May 13 and may be printed off for convenience.

Wed
28
Apr

Kee Post Prom prizewinners ...

Kee High School’s Post Prom was held Sunday, April 25 from midnight until 4 a.m. Guests played table games and other activities using play money. The raffle and silent auction prize packages were also very popular. Special entertainment was provided by hypnotist David Wright from Wand Entertainment.

Everyone attending was given an opportunity to guess the number of candies in a jar and William Schulte (pictured above) won $100 for guessing closest to the correct number. Door prizes were awarded throughout the evening and everyone drew a number to win a prize package at the end of the event.

A special drawing was also held, and the Kee senior grand prize (32” TV) was won by Macy Manning (at left below). The Kee junior grand prize (32” TV) was won by McKinley Sisson (center below) and the Guest grand prize (Echo Dot) was won by Jaylyn Walleser (at right below). Submitted photos.
 

Wed
21
Apr

Spring Migration Day Hike ...

The annual Spring Migration Day Hike at Sugar Creek Bluff Natural Area will be held Saturday, May 8 at 8 a.m. This is the first of the “Linked to the Land” hikes sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and hosted by the Ferryville Tourism Council as well. Several changes are needed this year for everyone’s safety. First of all, the hike is limited to 36 participants. Registration is required and can be done at www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org. Masks are also required for the safety of everyone. The group will meet at the trailhead, not at the Ferryville Village Hall as in years past.

Wed
21
Apr

FOP9 Mississippi River Clean-Up is this Saturday

Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) will be hosting its Pool 9 Mississippi River Clean-Up Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. There will be no mass meetings of individuals at the Lansing VFW building or elsewhere, as in year’s past, and there will not be a lunch following the clean-up. All volunteers are required to sign the 2021 Friends of Pool 9 Release of Liability form before participating in the event.

Wed
21
Apr

Lansing City Council hears tree maintenance plan for City Parks, hires more Summer Rec help

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, April 19 at Lansing City Hall. Discussion centered around the consent agenda, citizens action, Streets report and Parks report.

Citizens action consisted of Tom Burke’s tree maintenance plan for trees in City of Lansing parks. He is interested in cleaning up some surrounding trees as well as planting some other trees such as the previous tree at the ball field that was taken down a couple years ago. A motion was made and seconded to approve Tom Burke’s plan for City Park trees. The council also reviewed and considered Resolution #953, which deals with Andrew Burke’s proposed real estate subdivision plot.

Wed
14
Apr

Volunteers encouraged to contact site coordinators early for Friends of Pool 9 Mississippi River Pool 9 Clean-Up April 24

Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) will be hosting its Pool 9 Mississippi River Clean-Up Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. There will be no mass meetings of individuals at the Lansing VFW building or elsewhere, as in year’s past, and there will not be a lunch following the clean-up. All volunteers are required to sign the 2021 Friends of Pool 9 Release of Liability form before participating in the event.

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