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Wed
08
Jul

Word for Word

by Rev. Ron Pederson

Wed
01
Jul

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
01
Jul

Word for Word

by Fr. Jim Dubert

Wed
24
Jun

Letter to the Editor: June is Dairy Month

To the Editor:
It has been more than 75 years since the annual celebration began - June Dairy Month recognizes dairy foods and the farmers that produce them. As June winds down, I would like to extend a thank you to all of our producers in Allamakee County and the surrounding areas.
Dairy farming supports rural communities in every single state. There are more than 47,000 dairy farms in the United States and 97% of them are family owned and operated. With an average herd size of 196 head, that puts more than 9.2 million dairy cows in the United States. Iowa alone is the 12th largest milk producing state in the U.S. with approximately 1,370 dairy herds. We have 14 plants that process one or more dairy products throughout the state of Iowa. Last year, Iowa produced 540 million gallons of milk with approximately $944 million in milk sales annually.

Wed
24
Jun

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers needed for Fish Days

To the Editor:
Lansing Fish Days needs gate workers for the August 7-9 event. Each year as the committee meets, there is discussion about whether or not to continue with Fish Days celebrations. The same people volunteer year after year.  Our small group has worked very hard to bring a new variety of attractions to Lansing.  No volunteers means no Fish Days in the future!
This year is Venetian Night, which makes helpers even more necessary. It’s a busy weekend - everyone has family gatherings and class reunions, along with all the other activities in Lansing.  
Can you spare a couple of hours of your time to help?  Many hands make light work. A sign-up sheet is available at Village Farm and Home (563-538-4884). Thanks to all that have already signed up to work a gate shift.  Please help Lansing Fish Days continue the tradition of a great family weekend!

Debbie Welsh
Lansing

Wed
24
Jun

Letter to the Editor: Disc golfers urged to be cautious

To the Editor:
Last Sunday evening we were camping at the City Park and went for a walk.  While standing and reading the announcements on the Information Board I was hit in the head by a golf disc. It broke the skin on the side of  my forehead, bent my glasses and I’ve had a headache and neck pain ever since.
While I realize it could have been much worse, I’ve still had to incur the expense of a doctor’s appointment and am now on bed rest.
I never for a minute thought the incident was intentional but was disappointed that the person that threw the disc never checked to see if I was ok. Someone yelled “Did that hit you?” and I responded “Yes, it hit me in the head.” They responded that they didn’t see me standing there.
The persons stayed in the trees or corn fields until we left and walked back to our camper.  I think we all need to be responsible for our actions – good or bad.  

Wed
24
Jun

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
17
Jun

Letter to the Editor: Think before you act against Aveka

To the Editor:
Yes, we’ve had to deal with terrible odors from Aveka Nutra Processing, but the problem is supposed to be remedied shortly.
Waukon needs all the business it can get and if they are sued we could lose Aveka, putting people out of their jobs.
If everyone in town gets into a lawsuit with them and wins, the reward will be small. A law firm isn’t going to work for free.
It is best to think before you act. Think and investigate.

Carolyn Adam
Waukon

Wed
17
Jun

News from the State House

by State Representative Patti Ruff

Wed
17
Jun

Word for Word

by Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg

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