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Wed
27
Aug

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
20
Aug

Letter to the Editor: Hats off to water quality conscious farmers

To the Editor:
Iowa farmers continue to use good conservation practices which help keep the nitrates and other chemicals out of our precious waterways. Many Iowa farmers have taken advantage of the cost-share funds that were made available by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. These new science-based practices, some of which some will begin this fall, will help Iowa farmers continue to improve our water quality.
Visit cleanwateriowa.org to learn more about voluntary science-based practices that can be implemented on farms and in cities to improve water quality for all of us to enjoy.
Hats off to our water quality conscious farmers. Hopefully we can keep the EPA from being given the right to control all of the waterways across the United States of America.

Kathy Kruse
Dorchester

Wed
20
Aug

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
13
Aug

Letter to the Editor: Check out the newly expanded library in Waukon

To the Editor:
As the new director of Waukon’s library, I have enjoyed meeting with everyone who has recognized me from the newspaper or come to the library to welcome me. I have received many well wishes and all are appreciated.
Robey Memorial Library will be having its grand re-opening on September 13th, and I look forward to meeting more members of the community between now and then. If you haven’t been over to see the library since the renovations and expansion, I encourage you to do so.
Not only do we have hundreds of new titles, there are movies, audiobooks, puzzles and a brand new young adult section.
If you have a tablet or smartphone, bring it in and we’ll show you how to set up NEIBORS and access books online.
Or come to our weekly story time on Tuesdays at 10:30 and check out Tippie the cow (you can’t miss her!).

Wed
13
Aug

Allamakee County Corner

How to interpret your tax statement
My tax statement came in the mail today & my taxes went up! Why did the tax increase? How can I find out?  
Under the heading “Valuations and Taxes” you will find two columns. One column lists the 2013 year assessed value and taxable value. The second column lists the 2012 year assessed value and taxable value. If you compare the 2012 and 2013 assessed value and they are the same figure, your tax increase has not been caused by a change in your assessment. If the assessed value has increased or decreased, you have discovered the first reason for change in the amount of tax due. Contact the Allamakee County Assessor’s office if you have questions regarding changes to your assessment.

Wed
13
Aug

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
13
Aug

Word for Word

by Rev. Lynn Groe

Wed
06
Aug

Letter to the Editor: Don’t take this great place for granted

To the Editor:
Greetings from the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  Although my husband and I live in one of the most beautiful places in the eastern part of the U.S., we are always smitten when we return to Waukon, Iowa. My class (the class of ‘69)  held its 45-year class reunion on July 19th, so we returned for a few days to my hometown of Waukon. We always marvel at the beauty of the county, the pride in Iowa farmers and their properties and the genuine friendliness of everyone with whom we come in contact in town and out in the country. It always serves as a reminder of who I am as a person because of the time and place I was raised.  Don’t ever take this great place for granted. There is a quote, “Home is the place that goes where you go, yet it welcomes you upon your return. Like a dog overjoyed at the door. We’ve missed you is what you hear, no matter how long you’ve been gone.”

Wed
06
Aug

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for County Fair Board

To the Editor:
I would like to express my appreciation to the Allamakee County Fair Board and all of the men and women who helped to make the fair this year such a success.
The grandstand events, indoor and outdoor exhibits and the livestock of all kinds that were on display were all outstanding. Squirt, the “super bull” was also a big hit.
The 4-H food stand and ice cream by WW Homestead Dairy were also enjoyed by everyone.
They say fairs are for little people, and they are, but the adults enjoy them also - just one more thing to bring us together as family and friends in a small town.
Again, hats off to the Fair Board for an excellent job.

Ken Krambeer
Waukon

P.S. I hear the pay is really good!

Wed
06
Aug

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

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