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29
Mar

Local dairies featured in Iowa Dairy Center’s Hall of Breeds


Waukon dairies have cows featured in Hall of Breeds ... Two Waukon dairy operations each have a single cow featured in the Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation's Hall of Breeds at Iowa's Dairy Center in Calmar. Pictured above, Dan Sivesind of Prairie Moon Guernseys stands next to the Hall of Breeds Guernsey display featuring Prairie Moon Y Antebella. Pictured below, Lisa (Regan) Anderson (left) and Sheri (Regan) Danhof (right) of Regancrest stand next to the display featuring Holstein Snow-N Denises Dellia-ET. Photos by Lissa Blake.

by Lissa Blake

Two Waukon dairies recently were honored by having one of their cows included in the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation’s Hall of Breeds at Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar.

Featured in the display are Prairie Moon Y Antebella, of Prairie Moon Guernseys owned by Frank and Dan Sivesind of Waukon, and Snow-N Denises Dellia-ET, owned by Regancrest of Waukon and raised by Robert Snow of Viroqua,WI.

Friday, March 10, the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation hosted an open house to unveil its newest attraction, which includes life-size photos of some of Iowa’s most notable cows. The Hall of Breeds is located in the corridor between the Iowa Dairy Museum and the facility’s milking parlor.

Family representatives connected to the seven cows chosen for the display were on hand to celebrate the completion of the Hall of Breeds and Nutrition Room areas at Iowa’s Dairy Center.

Wed
29
Mar

Supervisors discuss zoning change request with area residents during public hearing; sign April proclamation

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, March 27 to address a full agenda of items including holding a public hearing for a zoning change request, a Proclamation for April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the consideration of motor grader quotes for the Secondary Roads Department. During Public Comments, Jack Knight discussed anticipated budget cuts that will impact the County and how the closure of the Luster Heights facility will impact County jails.

Wed
29
Mar

Supervisors proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month ...

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during its Monday, March 27 regular meeting. Pictured above at the proclamation are, left to right, Tirzah Corbin and Brandi Lewin of Riverview Center providing sexual assault intervention services to northeast Iowa, Supervisors Dennis Koenig, Dan Byrnes and Larry Schellhammer, and Lacy Jorgensen of Riverview Center. Photo by Joe Moses.
 

Sun
26
Mar

Victoria Waters crowned 2017 Allamakee County Dairy Princess

Victoria Waters (right in above photo), daughter of Chad and Kim Waters of Dorchester, was crowned the 2017 Allamakee County Dairy Princess at the Saturday, March 25 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet. Carmen Wille (left in above photo), daughter of Carl Wille and KaLynne Opperman of Waukon, was named the 2017 Allamakee County Alternate Dairy Princess. Photo courtesy of Paula Enyart.

Additional information about Saturday's banquet and other award winners can be found in the March 29 edition and future editions of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
22
Mar

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017 ...

The sun was shining almost as brightly as the Irish pride at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Sunday, March 19 in Waukon, the event taking approximately an hour to display the wide variety of well over 100 entries. As depicted in the three photos below, there was certainly an abundance of ways entries displayed their Irish pride and made their way along the parade route. While one such entry appears to have been carried along the route with a little luck from a leprechaun, it also appears that Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg (photo at right) was carrying along his own bit of leprechaun luck as he made his way along the parade route on the way to seeking re-election in the annual race for the office of Mayor of Hanover. Photos by Lissa Blake. Additional photos from this year's event can be found on Page 14A 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.

Wed
22
Mar

Pair of area young ladies vying for 2017 Allamakee County Dairy Princess crown at Saturday's banquet

Victoria Waters ...
Victoria Waters ...
Carmen Wille ...
Carmen Wille ...

The 2017 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet will be held this Saturday, March 25 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. The meal will be served from 7-8:30 p.m. with the program starting at 8 p.m.

The annual celebration recognizes the importance of the dairy industry in Allamakee County and the contributions dairy families make to this important industry. Every year, top producers from the county are recognized at the banquet. In addition, several other awards are presented that evening, some of which include the following:

• Outstanding Young Dairy Family Award
• Pioneer Dairyman Award
• Distinguished Dairy Family Award
• Service to Dairy Industry Award
• Golden Butter Knife Award.

Wed
22
Mar

Recent State budget cuts, local control among items discussed at capacity legislative forum

by Joe Moses

Iowa House District 56 Representative Kristi Hager and Iowa District 28 Senator Michael Breitbach held a public legislative forum in Waukon Saturday, March 18. Iowa House District 55 Representative Michael Bergan joined Hager and Breitbach shortly after the meeting began in answering questions from the capacity crowd in the Allamakee County Farm Bureau building.

Several hot-button issues were raised by those in attendance at the public forum. Steve Peterson, a Decorah Middle School teacher, addressed the legislators with his concerns relating to the $118 million cut from Iowa's budget. Peterson advised, "We are in a period of expansion and we are having to make all these cuts to things that are really important to people in the area: higher education, access to affordable women's healthcare, youth social services, the arts, environment, under-funding K-12 education at 1.1%, which is an increase but it is not sufficient."

Wed
22
Mar

Supervisors discuss E911 signage responsibility, hear update on Public Safety Center construction

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, March 20. There were no comments during the Public Comments portion of the meeting.

Allamakee County E911 Director Chris Fee discussed the distribution of local option sales tax and changes that have been suggested by the E911 Board concerning the responsibility of 911 and street signage and the possible involvement of the Secondary Roads Department. Allamakee County Engineer Brian Ridenour further discussed the history and funding of the project dating back to the late 1990s with an estimated 4,900 signs for intersections and house numbers installed and maintained throughout the County.

Wed
15
Mar

St. Patrick's Day Parade, other festive events taking place this Sunday, March 19 in Waukon

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waukon has been scheduled for Sunday, March 19 and will begin at 1 p.m. with many of the same festivities taking place as in years past throughout the community.

The parade route will be the same as in past years, beginning from the southeast edge of town and heading up Rossville Road and Spring Avenue to the stoplight intersection with Main Street. Turning left on to West Main Street, the parade will venture up to Second Street SW, where the entries will turn left at the Post Office intersection, travel one block south to First Avenue SW, and then east back to Spring Avenue, turning right at Kwik Star to head back south to its point of origin.

Wed
15
Mar

Representative Hager, Senator Breitbach to hold legislative forum for the public in Waukon Saturday

Iowa House District 56 Representative Kristi Hager and Iowa District 28 Senator Michael Breitbach will be holding a public legislative forum in Waukon this Saturday, March 18. Representative Hager and Senator Breitbach will be at the Allamakee County Farm Bureau building, located at 14 First Avenue NE in Waukon, beginning at 11:15 a.m., and will discuss legislative issues and field questions from members of the public who are in attendance.
 

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