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30
Sep

Kee High School 2015 Homecoming Court selected

Members of the Kee High School Homecoming Court for 2015 include the King and Queen candidates from the senior class pictured above, as well as the underclassman attendants pictured at right. Pictured left to right: Front row - Senior Class Homecoming Queen candidates Mikayla Gavin, Ellie Cooper, Erin Rud and Téa Fink. Back row - Senior Class Homecoming King candidates Nick Boland, Mitchell Weymiller, Chandler Quirk and Nate Wood. Details of this week's Homecoming events at Kee High School, along with a celebratory page, can be found on Page 10A inside this issue. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.
 

Wed
30
Sep

Don and Michelle Dee inducted into 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame


4-H Hall of Fame: Don and Michelle Dee

Don and Michelle Dee of Waukon in Allamakee County were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Sunday, August 23. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 126 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees, or their surviving family members, were presented a certificate by Iowa 4‑H Foundation President Bob Butcher and State 4-H Program Leader John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas as they were introduced on stage during the recognition ceremony.
“Don and Michelle’s contribution to 4-H is widely felt,” said Morgan Heim, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Dees have been long-time supporters of the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Their 4-H involvement has spanned many years - from their years as 4-H Club parents, to volunteering in a variety of aspects.

Wed
30
Sep

First Annual NE Iowa Step Up Reach Out Suicide Awareness Walk set for October 10

The First Annual NE Iowa Step Up Reach Out Suicide Awareness Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10, and will begin at 10 a.m. in Decorah. This walk will benefit Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health in its efforts to continue to educate area communities on suicide awareness and prevention efforts.
The event will begin and end at Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health, located at 905 Montgomery Street in Decorah, and will travel along the scenic Upper Iowa River and Trout Run Trail. The event is open to everyone in the general public, and a free will donation is encouraged at registration.
For more information about the event, contact Allamakee County representative Sherry Welch by telephone at 319-573-7145 or by e-mail at sis2of5@mchsi.com.
 

Wed
23
Sep

Allamakee County barns part of 15th Annual Iowa Barn Foundation All-State Barn Tour

Historic restored barns throughout Iowa will be opened to the public during the Iowa Barn Foundation’s free, self-guided 2015 All-State Barn Tour Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. The Tour will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day and will include a trio of barns located in Allamakee County among the nearly 90 structures included in this year's Tour.
Most barns on the tour have been restored with matching grants from the Iowa Barn Foundation. Other property owners received Awards of Distinction from the
Foundation for restorations they undertook themselves.

Wed
23
Sep

National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day this Saturday in Waukon, Lansing, Postville

The Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force, in cooperation with Helping Services of Northeast Iowa, is participating in National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. This year's event is being held Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. nationwide for the purpose of disposing of expired and/or unused medications and keeping them out of the hands of people who may misuse or abuse them, especially youth.
Three communities in Allamakee County will be hosting drop-off locations for local residents to dispose of prescription drugs during that event timeframe. The Waukon Police Department will host a drop-off location at the new Waukon Fire Station, which is now located at 565 11th Avenue SW (just east of Shopko, Fareway and Dollar General) in Waukon. The fire station in Lansing will also be a host site at 51 North Front Street. The Postville Police Department will host a drop-off site at its City Hall location at 147 North Lawler Street, but only from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Wed
23
Sep

Local authorities involved in Postville arrest of Waterloo robbery suspects

Local law enforcement officials were involved in the location and arrest of six male suspects at the Pines Motel in Postville Wednesday, September 16 in connection with an armed robbery in Waterloo. The previous day, Tuesday, September 15, the Waterloo Police Department responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery that occurred at the I-Wireless cellular store, located at 1523 San Marnan Drive in Waterloo.
Two male suspects had allegedly entered the business at gunpoint and ordered the employee to a backroom. The suspects then stole an undisclosed amount of cash and cellular telephones. Witnesses observed the suspects exiting the business with the stolen items and fleeing the area in a silver SUV. The employee was not injured during the robbery.

Wed
16
Sep

ACCB completes ADA Handicapped Accessible Fishing Access near Harpers Ferry

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) recently completed the paving of an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) handicapped accessible fishing access in the Harpers Slough area south of Harpers Ferry. The day-use area, which is located along Highway 364 between the Taylor and Lund camping areas, provides picnicking areas in addition to shoreline fishing access. Several years ago, the ACCB secured two Fish Habitat Grants to shape the walkway into the bank and place riprap to protect the bank from further erosion. It wasn’t until just recently that the ACCB, with the help of contractor Ron Heim, was able to complete paving of the project. The completed project includes a walkway measuring five feet wide and 1,250 feet long with a six-inch curb along its entire length.

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