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30
Jul

The Standard's upgraded website offers new electronic edition for the benefit of subscribers and advertisers

The Standard Newspaper recently made some changes to its website, www.waukonstandard.com. In making the site more attractive, some new features have been added, including an all-new electronic edition of the newspaper that provides access to all the same news and advertising printed each week in a convenient online format.
"We're excited to be able to offer a new option for delivery of our newspaper," said Assistant Editor and website administrator Bob Beach. "With the new e-edition, readers have the option to view the pages of our newspaper exactly as they appear in print on their computers, tablets and smartphones. We hope this option will ease some of the frustration caused by slowed delivery of the print edition due to recent changes in the U.S. Postal Service."

Wed
30
Jul

Allamakee County voters to determine future of Local Option Sales Tax

by Bob Beach

Voters in Allamakee County will head to the polls Tuesday, August 5 to determine the future of the Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST), a one-percent tax on sales and services. The tax is nothing new - most jurisdictions in the County have a ten-year "sunset date" on the one-cent sales tax, the only exception being the City of Lansing. Voters in all other towns and townships will be asked whether or not the tax should be renewed for another ten years and to approve how the resulting revenues will be spent.

Wed
23
Jul

Local residents and businesses receive Governor's Volunteer Awards for 2014


Zarwells honored for environmental volunteerism ... Left to right - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Betty and Ric Zarwell, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud. Submitted photo.

KBSB honored for Adopt-a-Highway volunteerism ... Left to right - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lansing Area Market President Clem Schulte of Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud. Submitted photo.

Palmborg honored for downtown advocacy ... Left to right - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Bruce Palmborg, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud. Submitted photo.

Delphey honored for volunteerism with CASA program ... Left to right - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Pam Delphey, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud. Submitted photo.

Several Allamakee County citizens were on hand to receive 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards from Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held in late June in Cedar Falls. Lansing residents Bruce Palmborg and Ric and Betty Zarwell, Waukon resident Pam Delphey, and local businesses Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank of Lansing and Harpers Ferry, and Upper Iowa Resort and Rental of Dorchester were each honored for the volunteer efforts they have put forth this past year, most of those local recipients being represented in the photographs below accompanying this article.

Wed
16
Jul

Dan Byrnes nominated by Democrats for Allamakee County Supervisor ballot


Dan Byrnes

The Allamakee County Democrats reconvened their County Convention July 8, and delegates nominated Dan Byrnes of Waukon as the Democratic candidate for Allamakee County Supervisor. Byrnes will be on the ballot for November’s General Election in which two County Supervisor seats will be up for election.
Byrnes was born and raised in Allamakee County.  His parents, Leo and Mary Ellen (Walsh) Byrnes, were farmers noted for their award-winning Angus herd. After graduating from Waukon High School in 1979, Byrnes attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. The youngest of seven children, he returned to Allamakee County, purchased his own farm, and eventually took over the Byrnes family farm, which is a Century Farm located five miles southeast of Waukon in Jefferson Township.

Wed
16
Jul

NICC welcomes Erica Nosbisch as new Waukon Center director


Erica Nosbisch

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has named Erica Nosbisch of Waukon to the position of Waukon Center director. Nosbisch begins her duties at the center July 21.
The former Erica Langland, Nosbisch is a 2003 Waukon High School graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Public Relations from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in 2007, graduating magna cum laude. At Coe, she played basketball for four years and was academic all-conference, a college adjustment peer, a member of student senate and multiple honor societies, and named to the dean’s list. After graduating from Coe, Nosbisch earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 2013 and graduated with distinction.
Prior to her role at NICC, Nosbisch worked as a grain merchandiser for Archer Daniels Midland and as a senior procurement specialist for ConAgra Foods.

Wed
16
Jul

Join the fun at the Allamakee County Fair this week

This week, July 16-20, the 161st Allamakee County Fair will be held for all to enjoy at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. A wide variety of entertainment  - including some locally familiar and legendary worldwide talent - is in place to headline this year’s fair at the grandstand, along with a great deal of other activities for everyone to enjoy each and every day throughout the five-day event.

Wed
09
Jul

Absentee voting now open for August 5 LOSST election

Absentee voting in Allamakee County for the August 5 Local Option Sales and Services Tax (LOSST) election is now available in the Auditor’s Office at the Allamakee County Courthouse, located at 110 Allamakee Street in Waukon. Voters can also get an absentee ballot request form by calling the Auditor’s office at 563-568-3522 or by going online to sos.iowa.gov, scrolling down and clicking on Request Absentee Ballot on the right side of the screen.
Polls will be open for the election August 5 from Noon until 8 p.m. Voters can vote absentee in the Auditor’s Office up until 11 a.m. the day of the election.
 

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