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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.

Wed
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.
 

Wed
30
Mar

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.”

Wed
30
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.

Wed
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.

Wed
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”.

Wed
23
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.

Wed
23
Mar

Logo revealed for Lansing RAGBRAI at Main Street Lansing Annual Meeting


Lansing RAGBRAI logo revealed ... The logo for Lansing RAGBRAI was revealed Wednesday, March 16 at the Main Street Lansing Annual Meeting held at the Safehouse Saloon in Lansing. Pictured above with the new logo are, left to right, artist and local minister Laura Gentry, who created the logo, and Lansing RAGBRAI Chair Ian Zahren. Lansing was selected as the end destination for this year’s RAGBRAI event, which is scheduled to take place July 23-30 this year. Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond.

In January, it was announced that RAGBRAI, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, in which thousands cycle the state from the west to the east, will be ending in Lansing this year. Preparations are already underway for the town to host the event, which takes place July 23-30. Wednesday, March 16, at the Main Street Lansing Annual Meeting, the logo for Lansing RAGBRAI was revealed.

Ian Zahren, vocal music director at Kee High School in Lansing and executive chair of Lansing RAGBRAI, convened a team to design this logo. That team consisted of artist and pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Rev. Laura Gentry, and Elizabeth Loberg, founder and CEO of Wood Media.

“We wanted our logo to reflect the charm and uniqueness of our town,” Zahren explained, “something that said ‘You are here, you made it, you have done it!’ while also encompassing the elements of the natural beauty of the area.”

Wed
23
Mar

Allamakee County Dairy Banquet set for April 2

The Annual Allamakee County Dairy Banquet will be held Saturday, April 2 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. Food service will start at 7 p.m. and the program will start at 8 p.m. Banquet tickets will be available at the door.

Production and recognition awards will be presented to local dairy producers and the coronation of the 2022 Allamakee County Dairy Princess will also take place. Information on this year’s Dairy Princess candidates will be presented in next week’s edition of The Standard.
 

Wed
23
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 in the bordered box accompanying this article (to the right).

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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