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Wed
01
May

Mellick announces candidacy for Allamakee County Sheriff

Clark Mellick ...
Clark Mellick ...

Clark Mellick has announced his candidacy for re-election as Allamakee County Sheriff in the Republican Primary Election scheduled for June 4 of this year.

Mellick was born and raised in Allamakee County, the son of Tom and Mary Mellick. He grew up on the family farm raising livestock and crops which he says has provided him with an exemplary work ethic and conservative beliefs. He is a graduate of Waukon High School and has earned an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Police Sciences (Hawkeye Institute of Technology) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration (Upper Iowa University). He is also a 2004 graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Mellick and his wife Sheila have three children, Dillon, Abie and Andrew, and four grandchildren. He says together they have a deep value of family and faith and have dedicated themselves to these principles.

Wed
01
May

Elections 101: Declaring a party for the Primary Election

Elections 101 is a weekly series of articles offering a variety of information regarding elections in Iowa and Allamakee County prior to this year’s June 4 Primary Election. The information is being provided courtesy of Allamakee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Denise Beyer.

The only time that party affiliation is important in terms of casting a ballot is in the case of a Primary Election. In these cases, voters must be registered with the political party whose Primary they wish to vote in. Voters have the right to change their party affiliation for the Primary Election on the day of the election.

Wed
24
Apr

Waukon High School 2024 Prom Royalty ...

Waukon High School seniors Ethan Kelly (left) and Ava Bossom (right) were selected as the 2024 Waukon High School Prom King and Queen at the annual event held Saturday, April 20. Bossom was selected from a Queen court that also consisted of fellow seniors Kaitlyn Krambeer, Ashlin O’Neill and Breckan Stewart. Kelly was chosen from a King court that also included fellow seniors Mason Wasson, Gabriel Weighner and Drew Weymiller.
 

Wed
24
Apr

Kee High School 2024 Prom Royalty ...

Kee High School seniors Ava Mahr (left) and Brendan Croft (right) were selected as the 2024 Kee High School Prom Queen and King at the annual event held Saturday, April 20. Mahr was selected from a Queen court that also consisted of fellow seniors Evie Clemments, Anissa Stanley and Riley Troendle. Croft was chosen from a King court that also included fellow seniors Cadan Evanson, Jack Schweitzer and Austin St. Mary. Photo by Danielle Potter.
 

Wed
24
Apr

Kasemeier expected to change plea to guilty on charge of Murder in the Second Degree


Brandon Kasemeier ...
Jami Kasemeier ...
Jami Kasemeier ...

Brandon Kasemeier, the now 40-year-old man from Waukon charged in the January 21 death of his estranged wife, Jami Kasemeier, will be changing his plea in the case, according to a Motion for Further Proceedings filed by his attorney and an order issued by Iowa First Judicial District Court Judge Alan Heavens Friday, April 19. Kasemeier was scheduled for jury trial in the case on a charge of First Degree Murder May 15 of this year, with a pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday, April 22, but both proceedings were canceled following Friday’s filing of his change in plea by Kasemeier’s public defender, Aaron Hawbaker of Waterloo.

Wed
24
Apr

Elections 101: Why voters should pre-register to vote

Elections 101 will be a weekly series of articles offering a variety of information regarding elections in Iowa and Allamakee County prior to this year’s June 4 Primary Election. The information is being provided courtesy of Allamakee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Denise Beyer.

Tue
16
Apr

Queen and King candidates for Waukon High School 2024 Prom scheduled for this weekend ...

The 2024 Waukon High School Prom is scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 20 at the Waukon Middle School gymnasium. Doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. for the Grand March, which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Parents, family and community members may view the Grand March either seated in the auditorium or standing in the gym.

Following the Grand March will be the coronation of this year’s Prom King and Queen. Visitors are asked to exit the building after the coronation in order for students to start the Prom dance, which is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Students who signed up for Post Prom must be in the doors of the Waukon High School Cafeteria by 11:30 p.m. in order to participate.

Tue
16
Apr

Queen and King candidates for Kee High School 2024 Prom scheduled to take place this weekend ...

The 2024 Kee High School Prom is scheduled for this Saturday, April 20. Pictured above are this year’s senior class Queen and King candidates for the annual event. Left to right - Front row: Queen candidates Evie Clemments, Ava Mahr, Riley Troendle, Anissa Stanley (inset photo); Back row: Austin St. Mary, Cadan Evanson, Jack Schweitzer, Brendan Croft.

The annual Prom banquet will be held at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall on Main Street in Lansing, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Prom dance will also take place in the banquet hall this year following the Grand March and coronation of this year’s Prom King and Queen that will take place in the Kee High School gymnasium.

Tue
16
Apr

Housing development agreement has potential to bring 72 apartment units to Waukon near City Park; Public hearing scheduled for April 22


Apartment complex project part of proposed residential development near City Park ... The open area in the center of the photo below taken by Standard Assistant Editor Joe Moses just north of the Waukon City Park and west of the Waukon Mobile Home Community is anticipated to be the location for proposed residential development that will initially include the apartment complex pictured in the submitted sketched image above. A housing development agreement between the City of Waukon and Dexter Quandahl of Q4 Construction will be open for public comment at a public hearing scheduled for this coming Monday, April 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Waukon City Hall. The agreement initially provides for the creation of two apartment complex buildings, similar to what is pictured above, with each structure housing 18 apartment units.

Photo above by Standard Assistant Editor Joe Moses.

Floor plan for ground floor ... The floor plan pictured below shows the ground floor of the initial apartment complex that will be part of the proposed residential development just north of the Waukon City Park campground area. The floor plan shows seven two-bedroom units and one single-bedroom unit, along with four garage stalls on that ground level, with the second floor of the apartment facility also including a very similar floor plan but adding two single-bedroom units above where the garage stalls are located for a total of 18 apartment units in the building. Submitted image.

View from the proposed parking lot ... The sketch pictured above of the apartment complex being proposed as part of the development of the western portion of what has been called the Pladsen Subdivision, just north of the Waukon City Park campground area, shows an abundance of parking for the initial 18-unit facility. This initial structure will house 14 two-bedroom apartments and four one-bedroom apartments, with garage parking available for four units in addition to numerous parking lot spaces pictured. Submitted image.

by Joe Moses

Waukon City Manager Gary Boden, Executive Director Val Reinke of Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) and developer Dexter Quandahl of Q4 Construction met with The Standard Friday, April 12 to provide an update relating to the proposed apartment complex construction project at the southeast corner of the intersection of the new 8th Avenue SW and 2nd Street SW in Waukon within the area locally known as the Pladsen Subdivision, north of the Waukon City Park.

Wed
10
Apr

Pinwheels placed in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month ...

The month of April is observed as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the pinwheels pictured at right have been placed along the sidewalk approaching the front entrance of the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon by Helping Services for Youth and Families as a reminder of that observance and as a means to encourage everyone to play a role in making the local community a better place for children and families. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign based on the idea that pinwheels represent childlike whimsy and lightheartedness and the organization’s vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.

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