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Wed
02
Dec

Giving at Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) packaged full Thanksgiving meals that were donated to one family in need in each of Iowa's 99 counties in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Iowa DPS recognizes that there are many families in need this holiday season and organized a collection within the Department that raised over $5,000 to help facilitate the project. Pictured above, local Iowa State Patrol Troopers Jay Hansen (left) and Robert Burns (right) distributed the meal pictured above to a designated family in Allamakee County Tuesday, November 24.

Wed
02
Dec

Extension Office moving

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office for Allamakee County in Waukon is moving to a new location across town. The office will now be located at 218 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite #102 in Waukon, the lower level of the Family Chiropractic building in southeast Waukon.
The new Extension office location will be open for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 9. The current office location on Allamakee Street in Waukon will remain open through December 8 during the course of the move. The telephone number for the office will remain the same, 563-568-6345.
 

Tue
01
Dec

Rausch wins run-off for Waukon City Council seat

Unofficial results from the Tuesday, December 1 run-off election for the vacant At-Large seat on the Waukon City Council reveal that Ben Rausch has been elected to the seat. Rausch garnered 175 votes to defeat Christine Enyart, who received 135 votes.
More complete coverage will appear in the December 9 issue of The Standard.

Wed
25
Nov

Annual holiday parade brightens the holiday season ...

The annual Lighted Holiday Parade held in Waukon Monday evening, November 23 brightened up the beginning of the holiday season in more ways than one as more than two dozen entries made their way through the city streets. While remnants of the season's first snowstorm remained here and there throughout the parade route, seasonal temperatures that hovered just below the freezing mark at parade time allowed for a spirited crowd to line the parade route to enjoy the festive kick-off to the holidays. While many a parade viewer, young and old, may have had their thoughts of holiday gift giving and receiving jumpstarted by this year's brightly decorated parade entries, many of those entries celebrated the greatest gifts of all, as pictured here, that truly brighten the holiday season. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking here.
 

Wed
25
Nov

Run-off election taking place December 1 to decide winner of Waukon City Council At-Large vacancy

Voters in Waukon will be asked to return to the polls Tuesday, December 1 to determine which of two candidates will fill an At-Large vacancy on the Waukon City Council. All registered voters within the city of Waukon are eligible to vote in the run-off election, but the only polling site open that December 1 election day will be at the Waukon NICC Center, Room 109, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW, and that site will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Wed
25
Nov

Listening posts indicate Iowans not ready for Governor's plan for Medicaid privatization

by Lissa Blake

When it comes to privatizing Medicaid services for more than half a million Iowans, many people think Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is moving way too fast.
That is the gist of the feedback Iowans are giving at listening posts around the state in regard to the Governor's proposed plan slated to go into effect at the beginning of the new year.
Monday, November 16, around 40 area residents expressed their concerns regarding Branstad’s proposed privatization of Medicaid at a listening post forum held at Luther College in Decorah.
By January 1, 2016, the health care of more than half a million Iowans is scheduled to be turned over to four managed care companies. Because the federal government shares the cost of Iowa’s Medicaid services, opponents of Branstad’s plan hope federal officials will either reject or delay the plan.

Wed
25
Nov

Indian Springs Pond in Waukon City Park drained to accommodate removal of silt as part of FEMA-approved project that includes shoreline reinforcement


Indian Springs Pond drained to facilitate FEMA project ... A small stream of water filters its way to the drain pipe (lower left of above photo) on the southeast edge of Indian Springs Pond in the Waukon City Park, as the draining of the pond neared completion late last week. The pond is being drained to facilitate the digging out of approximately 2,400 cubic yards of silt that has filtered into the pond, mainly as a result of the 2013 flooding that took place in the Waukon area. The overall project will also involve the reinforcing of the south and east shorelines of the pond to prevent erosion. Standard photo by Jason Meyer.

by Jason Meyer

Wed
25
Nov

Quilts of Valor presentations made to local veterans

The surrounding photos are from Quilts of Valor presentations made to local veterans during Veterans Day programs held at local schools Wednesday, November 11. Pictured at top receiving Quilts of Valor at the Waukon High School Veterans Day program are, left to right, Curt Kruger, Marvin Strike, Jim Johnson, Jerry Halverson, Shawn Dorhmann and Erik Nykkanen. Unable to attend the program was Quilts of Valor recipient Ozzie Quandahl. In the middle picture are Quilts of Valor recipients honored at the Veterans Day program at St. Patrick Elementary School in Waukon. Left to right in photo at right, are recipients Jim Sweeney, Vernis Haberichter and Randy Murphy. In bottom photo, Ray Burke was presented his Quilt of Valor at his home by one of the local Quilts of Valor creators, Grace Murphy. Submitted photos.

Wed
18
Nov

Lansing man charged with arson, variety of other charges in Saturday incident

Saturday morning, November 14, at approximately 3:03 a.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire and an assault at  a residence located at 1788 Faegre Prairie Road in rural Lansing of Allamakee County. The initial investigation indicated the fire had been intentionally started as a result of an arson.
Ryan Daniel Troendle, age 31, of Lansing fled the scene and was pursued by law enforcement. Troendle was later taken into custody at a farm located on Dry Ridge Drive. He has been charged with the following as a result of the initial investigation:
Eluding, a Class D felony; Assault While Participating In A Felony, a Class C felony; Operating A Motor Vehicle Without Owners Consent, an aggravated misdemeanor; Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, a Class C felony; Third Degree Criminal Mischief, an aggravated misdemeanor; Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class D felony; First Degree Arson, a Class B felony.

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