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Wed
09
Dec

Siblings Kerry and Maria Magner share their experience from educational tour of Machu Picchu, other landmarks in Peru


Sibling scenery ... Waukon High School sibling graduates Maria and Kerry Magner pictured with the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu and Wanya Picchu Mountain in the background during an educational tour in Peru earlier this year. Submitted photo.

Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by siblings Kerry and Maria Magner, children of Jim Magner and Rose Magner of Waukon. Both are graduates of Waukon High School, Kerry in 1993 and Maria in 2003.

Wed
09
Dec

String quartet to perform as part of Ecumenical event Sunday

The string quartet pictured at right will be performing with the Allamakee Ecumenical Choirs during this year's Allamakee Ecumenical Choir Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols being hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon this Sunday, December 13, beginning at 7 p.m. The quartet is comprised of four grandchildren of James and Sue Bieber of Waukon: Left to right - Alivia, Abram, Addyson and Evan Bixby. They are the children of Aaron and Dr. Elizabeth (Bieber) Bixby of Waverly. The four children, along with their older brother, Ethan, who is now a freshman in college, have performed together as a family string quintet as well in the Waverly and Waukon areas. In addition to their performance with the Allamakee Ecumenical Choirs, the family quartet will also be presenting special music for the St. John's Lutheran Church services Sunday, December 27, which will be heard on KNEI Radio at 8:30 a.m. Submitted photo.

Wed
02
Dec

Supervisors hear further discussion on proposed change to payroll system

by Jason Meyer

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in its last regular session of the month Monday, November 30. The meeting was opened with the Board approving the minutes of its November 23 meeting and approving an amended agenda. A single item was struck from the agenda due to Michael Hart of Northland Securities being unable to attend because of adverse weather conditions impacting travel in the area.

Wed
02
Dec

Crowned Allamakee County Beef Queen

The Allamakee County Cattlemen's Association crowned the 2015-2016 Allamakee County Beef Queen and Princess Saturday, November 7 at its annual Purple Ribbon Prospect Sale held at Northeast Iowa Sales Commission north of Waukon. Being crowned as the 2015-2016 Allamakee County Beef Queen was Christa Heffern (pictured above), daughter of Jack and Cindy Heffern of Harpers Ferry. Kaela Wood, daughter of Jim and Michele Wood of Waukon, was named Allamakee County Beef Princess. Submitted photo.
 

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.

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