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Wed
19
Aug

Corn Days royalty

Kateliegh Wilson (left), 17-year-old daughter of Paula Homp and Greg Schwartzhoff, and Allie Bieber (right), 12-year-old daughter of Ed and Amy Bieber, were crowned Miss Corn Days and Little Miss Corn Days respectively Friday, August 14 during the annual Corn Days Meal in Waukon. More photos of this year's Corn Days festivities can be seen in the Photo Galleries section.

Wed
12
Aug

STOP! Four-way stop now in place at intersection of Old Stage Road and Old Highway 9

Two stop signs and four sets of rumble strips were added to the intersection of Old Stage Road and Old Highway 9 west of Waukon Friday, August 7 to create a four-way stop at that intersection in an effort to make it safer than it has proven to be. The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday, July 20 to make the intersection a four-way stop after years of listening to citizen safety concerns about the intersection. Of particular concern was the lack of visibility to the west for northbound traffic on Old Stage Road due to trees on private property at the southwest corner of the intersection, as well as rolling landscape. While the additional stop signs don’t correct the visibility problem, the Board has expressed hope that the change will make drivers more aware and give everyone a fair chance of getting safely through the intersection.

Wed
12
Aug

Supervisors attend Joni Ernst town meeting as part of regular agenda


U.S. Senator Joni Ernst spoke Monday morning, August 10 to a near-capacity crowd at the VFW Hall in Waukon about a variety of issues, but focused primarily on the proposed nuclear deal with Iran and the recent Planned Parenthood scandal. More detailed coverage of her visit to Waukon is printed at right in the article covering this week's Allamakee County Board of Supervisors meeting, as part of the Board's agenda included attending the meeting. The stop in Waukon was part of Ernst’s tour of all 99 Iowa counties, which she expects to complete in September of this year. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

by Bob Beach

Wed
12
Aug

Lansing Fish Days was certainly "Rockin' on the River" this year

The 2015 Lansing Fish Days celebration was met with nearly ideal weather conditions for the August 6-9 annual event that included the Venetian Night spectacle that takes place every three years and had this year's theme of "Rockin' on the River" on full display with this lead boat pictured above passing underneath the Black Hawk Bridge. Additional photos of the fun and wide variety of activities from this year's Lansing Fish Days celebration are printed in this week's issue of The Standard, and many more photos can also be viewed in the Photo Galleries section of The Standard's website. Standard photo by Bob Beach.
 

Wed
05
Aug

Area bicycling trio raises $2,300 for Children's Cancer Research Fund via Great Cycle Challenge


Left to right in above photo, Linda Wilder, Rose Heins and Tracey Tepesch recently completed the Great Cycle Challenge to raise funds for Chidren's Cancer Research. They were among 217 people from Iowa who participated in the event, with Tepesch being the top fundraiser in the state of Iowa. Photo by Sharon Drahn, Postville Herald.

by Sharon Drahn
Postville Herald

Wed
05
Aug

Sen. Joni Ernst to be in Waukon August 10 as part of town meeting series

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has announced she will continue to host a series of town meetings across Iowa, including Allamakee County within the next week. These town meetings are open to the public.
Senator Ernst will be in Waukon Monday, August 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. She will hold her town meeting at that time at the Vet’s Club, located at 105 Allamakee Street in Waukon, and invites area residents to discuss issues of concern with her at that time.
 

Wed
05
Aug

Commemorative quilt helps kick off annual event this weekend

The t-shirt quilt pictured above recalls some of the history of Lansing Fish Days, as two dozen t-shirts from past Fish Days celebrations were used to create the commemorative quilt. The quilt was designed and quilted by Teri Collins of Harpers Ferry with materials paid for by the Lansing Lions Club and the t-shirts donated by Karen Galema and Sue English. The quilt, along with other locally produced and donated items that include a metal decorative sign donated by Big River Companies, Inc., a large handmade lighthouse bird house donated by Luster Heights Correctional Facility and a metal Black Hawk Bridge welcome sign donated by Trinity Fabricators, will be part of a raffle sponsored by the Lansing Lions Club. Raffle items can be viewed at the Lions Club booth during the Lansing Fish Days celebration taking place this weekend, August 6-9 in Lansing, and tickets for the raffle may be purchased at that booth or from any Lions Club member.

Wed
05
Aug

President issues disaster declaration for state of Iowa from June storms

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 20-25 earlier this year.
President Barack Obama's declaration action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms during that timeframe in Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek and Wright counties.

Wed
29
Jul

No-wake zone in effect for main channel of Mississippi

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that a no-wake zone for all vessels is now in effect north of the Black Hawk Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Lansing. The no-wake zone is in place for approximately one mile from the bridge extending north along the main channel of the Mississippi. The no-wake zone has been created as a safety precaution while the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers completes dredging work along the main channel and is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks.
“We’ve had some boats go through there at full bore and that is a very dangerous situation because of the equipment that is in place for the dredging work,” said Burt Walters, Iowa DNR Conservation Officer. Walters said it is important for boaters to observe the no-wake zone and use extreme caution as they pass through the area being dredged.
 

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