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09
Feb

Pair of February 28 sessions in Waukon aimed at raising awareness for suicide prevention

Alive & Running Iowa will make presentations to Waukon High School students and general public

Monday, February 28 will be a day devoted to raising awareness for suicide prevention in Waukon and the surrounding community, as the Alive and Running Iowa organization will conduct a pair of events aimed at helping save lives and reducing suicidal behaviors.

Alive & Running Iowa began as a running event held annually in the small Iowa town of Dunkerton but has grown into a non-profit organization to help raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. Co-founders Troy Belmer and Ryan Nesbit organized Alive & Running Iowa in 2009 in honor of their friend, Roger, who they lost to suicide when they were sophomores at Dunkerton High School in 1991.

Wed
09
Feb

FreedomBank donates to Building New Traditions Campaign ...

FreedomBank has made a $50,000 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 at the site of the new show barn construction at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds are, left to right, Gayge Samuelson and Patty Kammeyer of FreedomBank, Tyler Plein of the Allamakee County Fair Board, Barb Shull of FreedomBank, and Bobbi Baxter, Adam Bieber and McKayla Rethamel of the Allamakee County Fair Board.

Wed
09
Feb

Supervisors discuss Medical Examiner items, approve Compensation Commission members

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, February 7 to address a short agenda of matters including discussion of Medical Examiner topics, consideration of appointing Compensation Commission members and the Quarterly Report for the County Auditor. There was no Public Comment during the time allotted for that agenda item.

The meeting moved into discussion of Medical Examiner topics with Dr. Dave Schwartz addressing the matter. Schwartz discussed the current medical examiner program and relationship between Allamakee County and Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) recommending that this relationship may need to be better defined from a budgetary standpoint to aid in sustainability.

Wed
09
Feb

Nominations sought for 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Awards

Award nominations due by February 21; Princess applications due by March 1

The Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board continues to make plans for the 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet - the date, time and location of which will be announced at a later date. The board is still seeking nominations to honor and recognize deserving producers and contributors to the dairy industry in Allamakee County. Every year, top producers from the county are recognized by the Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board, along with honoring contributors to the local dairy industry. The Allamakee Dairy Promotion Board and the Allamakee County Extension Office are accepting nominations through Monday, February 21 for the following awards:

Wed
02
Feb

Lansing will be “tire-dip” final destination for RAGBRAI 2022 …


Bring on the bicycles!

The Friday evening, January 28 announcement of the route for RAGBRAI XLIX to be held in late July this year revealed that Lansing will be the final destination for the annual event’s famous “dipping of the tire” in the Mississippi River to bring the ride to a close. That announcement was made at the RAGBRAI Announcement Party held Friday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Wed
02
Feb

Nominations due February 21 for 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Awards

The Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board continues to make plans for the 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Banquet - the date, time and location of which will be announced at a later date. The board is still seeking nominations to honor and recognize deserving producers and contributors to the dairy industry in Allamakee County. Every year, top producers from the county are recognized by the Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board, along with honoring contributors to the local dairy industry. The Allamakee Dairy Promotion Board and the Allamakee County Extension Office are accepting nominations through Monday, February 21 for the following awards:

Wed
02
Feb

Allamakee County Republican Party Caucus Locations

Monday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
At the following locations in Allamakee County:

• Waukon/Dorchester: Waukon High School Auditorium
Point of Contact: Duane Smith 563-568-1631/Dan Emerson 563-568-7361

• Lansing/New Albin: Lansing Library
Point of Contact: Matthew Majewski 563-217-0135

• Postville/Frankville: Turner Hall (Postville)
Point of Contact: Dave Koopman 563-864-3854

• Harpers Ferry/Waterville: American Legion Hall (Harpers Ferry)
Point of Contact: Lowell Engle 563-586-2338

Wed
02
Feb

Allamakee County Democratic Party Caucus Locations

Monday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
Participants must be in line or signed in by 7 p.m. in order to participate. Masks are required to be worn.
Any registered Allamakee Democrat is eligible to participate in the Democratic Caucuses. Participants may register as an Allamakee Democrat at each caucus site.

The following precincts will caucus at the Waukon Middle School cafeteria located at 1059 Third Avenue NW, Waukon:
• Precinct 1 - Hanover, Waterloo Townships
• Precinct 2 - French Creek, Jefferson, Ludlow, Makee, Union Prairie Townships
• Precinct 3 - Franklin, Post Townships and Town of Postville
• Precinct 4 - Linton, Paint Creek Townships and Town of Waterville
• Precinct 8 - Waukon Ward 1
• Precinct 9 - Waukon Ward 2
• Precinct 10 - Waukon Ward 3

Wed
26
Jan

Farmers Union Cooperative donates to Building New Traditions Campaign ...

Farmers Union Cooperative, in conjunction with several of its business partners, has made a $20,000 donation to the Building New Traditions Campaign at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. 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 will also involve relocation, elimination and transformation of some of the other livestock buildings at the Fairgrounds. Farmers Union Cooperative made an initial $5,000 donation which was then matched by three other companies that work together with the cooperative, including Land O’ Lakes, Cenex and CoBank, to make up the $20,000 total donation.

Wed
26
Jan

Allamakee County Commissioner of Elections shares how the 2020 Census affects local city voting wards and county voting precincts

submitted by Denise Beyer, Allamakee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

Every 10 years, following a census, cities over 3,500 population and all counties must go through a process called redistricting and/or reprecincting. Redistricting is the process by which new congressional and state legislative boundaries are drawn. Reprecincting is a process during which the boundaries of city wards may change, as well as boundaries for county voting precincts.

The Iowa Constitution provides that state representative districts be apportioned on the basis of population. Congressional district boundaries should be drawn to be as equal in population as possible, according to law. A state agency, the Legislative Services Agency or LSA, meets and proposes new boundaries for the congressional and state legislative districts.

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