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Wed
07
Jan

2014 Year in Review Part 2: July - December

The items below summarize the top news stories that appeared in The Standard during the last six months of 2014.

July
During its regular meeting Tuesday, July 1, the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met with Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick, who introduced McKenzie Sebastian of Postville and asked for the Board's approval to appoint her as a Deputy Sheriff. The Board unanimously approved the appointment and Mellick noted that Sebastian is the first female Deputy Sheriff in Allamakee County.

Wed
07
Jan

Supervisors hold last meeting of 2014, first meeting of 2015


Pictured with District Court Judge John Bauercamper (center) are the Allamakee County elected officials who were sworn into office Friday, January 2: (from left to right) County Supervisor Larry Schellhammer, County Treasurer Lor Hesse, County Recorder Deb Winke and County Supervisor Dan Byrnes.

by Bob Beach

Thu
01
Jan

2014 Year in Review Part 1: January-June

The items below summarize the top news stories that appeared in The Standard during the first six months of 2014.

January
Veterans Memorial Hospital physicians and staff announced that Kinsley Ann Bosley, daughter of Joyce and Reed Bosley of Waukon, was the winner of the First Baby of the Year Contest at Veterans Memorial Hospital for 2014. Kinsley Ann was born January 5 at 6:06 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Wed
24
Dec

Downtown Lansing designated as National Historic District, placed on National Register of Historic Places


Lansing's Mayor, Mike Brennan (left), and Dan Fisher (right), Executive Director of Main Street Lansing, hold the official announcement certificate for Lansing’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the United States Park Service. Fisher received the proclamation this fall. A city-wide celebration will take place in May to showcase the historic district designation. The official area of the designation includes 100–401 Main Street, one block north and south on Front and 2nd streets, and 190 John Street. Submitted photo.

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The downtown area of Lansing has been designated as a National Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the National Park Service. The National Park Service criteria for designation states, “The quality of significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.” The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.
An official celebration for the designation will be held in Lansing in May, 2015, during National Historic Preservation month as established by the National Trust. The official area of the designation includes 100–401 Main Street, one block north and south on Front and 2nd streets, and 190 John Street.

Wed
24
Dec

From local roots to lifesaving technology, Waukon native shares her success story


Waukon native Paula (Kerndt) Wickham (left in above photo) joins fellow Think Safe co-founder Annette Carter (right) in displaying the Emergency Instruction Device (EID) product and patent that helped launch their Think Safe company. From that initial EID product launched in 2006, Think Safe now sells thousands of emergency response products worldwide from its headquarters in Cedar Rapids. Submitted photo.

by Kelli Boylen
freelance writer

Most people are familiar with AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and their lifesaving value, but a Waukon native has been working to bring even more easy-to-use lifesaving technologies to regular folks.
Paula (Kerndt) Wickham graduated from Waukon High School in 1988. One would think her career path in finance may very well have never led to revolutionizing emergency healthcare, but it most certainly has in her current role as President of Think Safe.
Think Safe is a worldwide company based in Cedar Rapids, IA that offers innovative patented products such as the Emergency Instruction Device (EID) and Self-contained Emergency Treatment (SET) Systems. These talking first-aid systems operate similarly to an AED in providing immediate, easy to understand instruction of what to do in a medical emergency until trained personnel arrive. They also serve as invaluable training devices.

Wed
17
Dec

After two decades of planning, HSNEI Love & Friendship Adoption Center now open for business


he Humane Society of Northeast Iowa opened its Love & Friendship Adoption Center located on Millennium Road in the Decorah Business Park, east of Decorah, during the first week of December. The Center serves a five-county area of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties. Photo by Lissa Blake.

by Lissa Blake

 

Saving just one pet won’t change the world… but surely it will change the world for that one pet.

Wed
17
Dec

Area hunters work well with Iowa DNR during more concentrated CWD testing efforts


Terry Haindfield, Wildlife Biologist with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), makes the necessary cuts to the head of a harvested buck to get to the brain stem for one of the needed tissue samples taken for testing for Chronic Wasting Disease. Mike Siepker, a fish biologist with the DNR who was assisting with the sampling, is pictured in the background. Photo by Kelli Boylen.

by Kelli Boylen freelance writer

 

“The hunters have just been tremendous to work with,” says Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Biologist Terry Haindfield in regard to his current efforts to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) this deer hunting season.

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