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Wed
15
Oct

Allamakee County Corner

by Robyn Carey-Dundee
Allamakee County Victim & Witness Coordinator

Wed
15
Oct

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
15
Oct

Word for Word

A Kingdom Life Byte to Meditate On

by Pastor Steve Oden

Wed
08
Oct

Allamakee County Public Safety Committee shares its findings (final part of a three-part series)

It is only a matter of time before the current Allamakee County jail will be closed. As presented in the first two parts of this series, there is no repair or remodeling that can be done to bring the facility into compliance with code requirements.

Wed
08
Oct

Letter to the Editor: Vote early at the courthouse

To the Editor:
As a tax paying citizen I would encourage all eligible voters to take advantage of their right and have their voice heard in this upcoming election. Legislation has been in place for a long time to allow for absentee voting for those who were unable to vote on election day. As we can see voting absentee has become the way!
I voted on day four of open voting at the Auditor’s Office and believe I was number 545! In addition to the increased workload on the office staff there is a financial cost as well. Postage alone is $2.59/ballot. This does not include the cost for the envelopes,  wages paid for staff to stuff the packets, apply the postage, label and mail. Nor does this include increased wages for the absentee board who will come in on election day to open, scan and report the results.

Wed
08
Oct

An open letter to the Superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument

Dear Sir,
The last telephone conversation we had took place several weeks ago. Something you stated on that particular occasion has been bothering me since. I had asked you basically “When would all of the illegally constructed, resource damaging, ugly plastic wood boardwalks and other obtrusive junk be removed from the ancient landscape of our national monument?”
Your response was such politically correct “government-speak” I was appalled by the message. You stated something to the effect, “...we will have to wait several years for a budget increase to appropriate money to do a trails management draft plan.” Also stating in so many words, “We would have to solicit agency review, tribal input along with public comments.”
Seriously?  After at least four million dollars (that we can track), a decade of criminal waste, fraud and abuse, damage to the cultural and natural resources of the park the agency was placed in charge of, that is the official response?

Wed
08
Oct

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
08
Oct

Word for Word

by Rev. Tom Buresh

Wed
01
Oct

Allamakee County Public Safety Committee shares its findings (part 2)

The first part of this three-part series, printed in the September 24 edition of The Standard, gave an overview of the process the Public Safety Committee has taken to make the recommendation to build a new Public Safety center at the County Farm and to send a $4.9 million bond referendum to the citizens of Allamakee County for a vote in November.
This second part of the series will take a look specifically at federal and state requirements for jail facilities as they relate to the shortcomings of of the current facility and how those same regulations determine the size and space needs of the new facility.

Wed
01
Oct

Letter to the Editor: Support from afar appreciated

To the Editor:
I would like to acknowledge and express my appreciation for the recognition of our Kewaskum High School football program’s 100th victory during my tenure as head coach.
As I said on our Kewaskum Football Facebook page the day after the game, I’ve been blessed to work with many great kids and families over the past 12 years as head coach and have also had great coaching staffs. We’ve had great support from our community, school and administration. I’ve also had the blessing of a supportive family. This is far from any sort of individual achievement. While the win total is a nice achievement, there are lots of other “victories” we are proud of too.
Your support from afar is very much appreciated.  There is much to be said for the special relationships with your hometown community.

Sincerely,
Jason Piittmann
Kewaskum, WI

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