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2022 Allamakee County Dairy Royalty crowned Saturday ...

Pictured left to right in the photo at right, Kiersten Gibbs, daughter of Chris and Kerri Gibbs of Waterville, and Emma Palmer, daughter of Eric and Stephanie Palmer of Waukon, were crowned the 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Co-Princesses at the annual Allamakee County Dairy Banquet held Saturday, April 2 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. The two will share the duties that are inherent with being crowned the Allamakee County Dairy Princess throughout their reign this next year. Additional photos of award winners and other recognition from the 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet will appear in a future edition of The Standard. Photo courtesy of BMW Photography by Brittany Tilleraas.
 

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Allamakee County Cattlemen donate to Building New Traditions Campaign ...

The Allamakee County Cattleman’s Association has made a $6,000 donation to the Building New Traditions Campaign at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The Building New Traditions Campaign is dedicated toward constructing a new, larger all-species youth livestock show barn centrally located at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds, a project that also involves relocation, elimination and transformation of some of the other livestock buildings at the Fairgrounds. Pictured above at the donation presentation are, left to right, McKayla Rethamel of the Allamakee County Fair Board, Tanner Deering of the Allamakee County Cattleman’s Association, Bobbi Baxter of the Allamakee County Fair Board, and Nick Tilleraas and Shane Gavin of the Allamakee County Cattleman’s Association.

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06
Apr

Newly formed Allamakee Prevention Advisory group tackles difficult topics; Public invited to next scheduled meeting April 14 in Lansing


Allamakee Prevention Advisory group to meet in Lansing April 14 ... The Allamakee Prevention Advisory group was formed in late 2021 and meets monthly to address topics of substance misuse, teen pregnancy, problem gambling and more (see article below). Pictured above are group members: Left to right - Front row: Jessica Rupp, Jenny Rose, Stefanie Maas, Karli Schmelzer; Back row: Colinne McCann, Ashley Havenstrite, Jon Vagts, Bethany. The group is next scheduled to meet Thursday, April 14 at nutMeg’s Bakery and Cafe in Lansing, and the public is invited to participate. Submitted photo.

Rising concerns over substance misuse, problem gambling, teen pregnancy and more led a group of concerned citizens and professionals to start meeting to address these difficult topics. Allamakee Prevention Advisory, formed in late 2021, has a mission to “advocate, educate and provide awareness to positively impact the health and wellness of Allamakee County.” The group provides valuable feedback on the county culture, trends and concerns while making recommendations on evidence-based practices and strategies to implement across the Allamakee County community.

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Apr

Senator Grassley to host Town Meeting Monday in Waukon

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be hosting a Town Meeting Monday, April 11 at Robey Memorial Library, 410 1st Avenue NW in Waukon. Area residents are invited to attend the meeting from 12:45-1:45 p.m. to discuss matters with Senator Grassley.

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30
Mar

Waukon will be a pass-through town on final day of RAGBRAI ...

Announcement was made Sunday, March 27 of the complete route of RAGBRAI XLIX that will traverse the state of Iowa July 23-30 this year. From the final overnight town of West Union, riders will make their way through Elgin, Gunder, Postville and Waukon on the way to the final tire-dipping destination of Lansing Saturday, July 30, as indicated in the map above. This initial map released is being further verified for accurate detail by Allamakee County officials.
 

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Waukon High School graduate Grace Howe interning with the Iowa Governor’s office


Interning in the Iowa Governor’s Office this spring semester ... Waukon High School 2019 graduate Grace Howe (center) shares a photo opportunity in the Iowa Governor’s office in early March of this year with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (left) and Anne Osmundson (right) from District 56 of the Iowa House of Representatives. Howe has been interning in the Governor’s office in Des Moines during this spring semester while she is a junior at Iowa State University studying Agricultural and Rural Policy and Journalism and Mass Communications. Submitted photo.

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Melissa R. Collum
Postville Herald

Grace Howe, daughter of Rachelle Howe of Waukon and the late Matt Howe, has been interning with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ office since January 2022. Howe, a junior at Iowa State University in Ames, is majoring in Agricultural and Rural Policy and Journalism and Mass Communications.

One of the biggest surprises for Howe is the atmosphere with the staff of the Governor’s office. “It is more of a laid back environment than I thought it would be,” commented Howe. “It is cool to watch them do their work; it is like a high school sports team how they all work together.”

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Mar

Pair of area young ladies vying for crown of 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Princess at Saturday banquet


Pictured above, left to right, Kiersten Gibbs and Emma Palmer ...

The 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet is scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 2 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. Food service will start at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 8 p.m. Banquet tickets can be purchased at the door.

The annual celebration recognizes the importance of the dairy industry in Allamakee County and the contributions dairy families make to this important industry. Every year, top producers from the county are recognized at the banquet. In addition, several other awards are presented that evening, some of which include the following:

• Outstanding Young Dairy Family Award
• Pioneer Dairyman
• Distinguished Dairy Family Award
• Service to Dairy Industry Award
• Golden Butter Knife Award.

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30
Mar

List of candidates for County offices

Friday, March 25 was the deadline for candidates to file petitions with the Allamakee County Commissioner of Elections Office to be listed on the ballot for County government offices in the June 7 Primary Election. The lone local Primary race to feature more than one declared candidate will be on the Republican ballot, where incumbent Larry Schellhammer and Dennis Keatley are each vying for party nomination in the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors race, which  features two Supervisors seats up for election in the General Election later this year.

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30
Mar

Photos sought of local veterans for inclusion on “Roll of Honor” wall in Allamakee County Veterans Museum

Organizers of the Allamakee County Veterans Museum are seeking help from family members, friends and the general public in locating good quality photos of a number of Allamakee County Veterans who were Killed in Action (KIA) or held as Prisoners of War (POW) during World War I, World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. A full listing of the photos needed can be found below.

The photos are needed to help create a “Roll of Honor” wall in the new Allamakee County Veterans Museum. The photos are asked to be good, quality photos that can be enlarged or reduced to a 5”x7” size to become part of that “Roll of Honor”.

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Mar

“What’s Your Word?” event set for March 30 in Waukon

Area residents invited to learn how to clarify values, set goals, and tips for persevering through setbacks

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Editor - Postville Herald

Mental Health Today (MHT - a Matt Howe Tribute) and Worldmaker International are sponsoring a “What’s Your Word?” event for all Allamakee County residents Wednesday, March 30. Co-hosts Rachelle Howe and Dr. Mollie Marti, who is originally from Waukon, will use the THRIVE Resilience model to train participants on how to clarify personal values, set goals, and learn tips for persevering through setbacks.

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