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Tue
27
Sep

Roger Campbell

Roger W. Campbell, age 80, of Stromsburg, NE passed away September 20, 2022 as a result of a car accident. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be directed to Robey Memorial Library, 401 1st Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

A full obituary will appear in the October 5 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
27
Sep

Janet Deeney

Janet Ruth Deeney, 85, of Marion, formerly of Postville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at her home in Marion. Graveside Service was held Sunday, September 25 at Postville City Cemetery in Postville with Pastor Karla Johnson as the officiant.

Janet was born May 1, 1937 in Postville, the only child of Harry L. and Ann E. (Anderson) Overeen. She attended school in Postville and continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Upon graduation in 1957, Janet became a kindergarten teacher in Keystone.

She would meet the love of her life, Richard F. Deeney, at the Hiedelberg in Luana in the summer of 1959. They were united in marriage in 1961 and settled and raised a family in Marion. Janet eventually returned to the education community, working as a librarian and media aide specialist for Mentzer Elementary and Marion High School, retiring in 1993.

Mon
26
Sep

Esther Walleser

Esther C. Walleser, 96, of Waukon died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a prominent community member of the New Albin, Harpers Ferry, Waukon and Lansing communities in which she lived for 96 years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery in Lansing. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service. There will also be a  visitation one hour before services at the church Thursday.

Fri
23
Sep

Stanley Bahr

Stanley C. Bahr, 67, of Caledonia, MN died Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at his home with his wife, Linda, by his side. A Funeral Mass was said Monday, September 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia, MN with Fr. Matt Wagner and Fr. Greg Leif officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, MN.

Stanley Charles Bahr was born February 13, 1955 in Waukon to Charles and Helen (Miller) Bahr. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Stan attended Ludlow #1 Country School through the third grade, and then graduated from Waukon High School in 1974. July 3, 1976, he married the love of his life, Linda Gruber, and together they built a home and family in Caledonia, MN.

Thu
22
Sep

Word for Word 9/21/22

Pastor Abraham Faugstad
Pastor Abraham Faugstad

“You’d fit right in!”

Recently, I have been going around the community to introduce myself and share information about our church and the Good News about Jesus who has won forgiveness and life for all people with His death on the cross. It reminded me of a story I heard about a pastor who went to visit a man one day. He knocked on the door and invited the man to come to church. The man shook his head and said, “I will never go to church. It’s full of hypocrites!” The preacher replied, “Well, you’d fit right in!”

This humorous story brings up an important question: who is church for? Is it just for nice people or those who need help? Who needs church? Perhaps the better question is - who needs Jesus? This answer is clear - we all do!

Thu
22
Sep

Letter to the Editor by Cate St. Clair

To the Editor:

Information literacy is crucial to democracy.

In his most recent letter to the editor, Lowell Engle cites a July 19, 2022 NASA article that claims climate changes are a result of “the changes in the earth’s solar orbit and not because of SUVs and fossil fuel.”

In the time it took you to read that sentence, you could also fact check it. Reuters reports and NASA submits that this claim, popular on social media, has long been debunked. The Milankovitch Cycles, Earth’s shifting of position relative to the sun over geological time, are not responsible for climate change.

“A spokesperson for NASA similarly told Reuters that the scientists are ‘confident Earth’s recent warming is primarily due to human activities - specifically, the direct input of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into Earth’s atmosphere from burning fossil fuels or other anthropogenic activities.’ ”

Thu
22
Sep

Letter to the Editor by Kermit Klees

To the Editor:

Trump took over the party that has a long history of giving taxpayer money to big corporations and the extremely wealthy. At the same time, they condemn people who need a hand up as they struggle to make a living and raise a family.

In 2017 this conservative MAGA party passed tax break legislation signed into law by Trump which basically handed out trillions of dollars to big companies and to wealthy individuals.

Fast forward to 2020 when Trump and conservative Senators and Representatives passed a stimulus bill which ended up being a bonanza for the rich and big companies. This tax break cost us taxpayers $135 billion.

Check it out. Go to the Pro Publica website and look at how much Donald Trump and Iowa’s MAGA Senators and Representatives gave to big companies. Look at other individuals who abused the program.

Thu
22
Sep

Letter to the Editor by Pat Ward

To the Editor:

When it comes to Mr. Engle and Mr. Quandahl, they fail to even mention that they are members of the party of insurrection that could be guilty of sedition - which, if found guilty, is a form of treason - for the Capitol riot and the attempt to overthrow this country of democracy. If they want to live in a country run by dictators, they can easily move to Russia, China or North Korea, all three of which are run by killer dictators.

Why did the ex-president want to stay in office? I think he dreamed of being like Putin, a dictator. Just face what even you gentlemen should know, the better man won. How many times do you have to be told that I think your party is guilty of an attempted coup?

Pat Ward
Waterville

 

Thu
22
Sep

Letter to the Editor by Carolyn Adam

To the Editor:

I just came from the meeting put on by the hospital explaining the proposed City to County conversion. I recommend everyone in Allamakee County go to one of these. It was informative and easy to understand.

Each of us needs to do whatever we can to make sure we have our local hospital. If we have an emergency, we want immediate help and we want to be able to take advantage of the services we have right here.

Get the facts and vote in November. The question is on the ballot. I’m voting for County.

Carolyn Adam
Waukon

 

Thu
22
Sep

What's Up at the USDA Office?

Upcoming Deadlines/Dates
October 31: Organic Certification Cost-Share and Transition/Education Certification Program

The Wonderful Smell of Healthy Soil
by LuAnn Rolling, District Conservationist

You may not have heard of geosmin but, wherever you may be on this planet, it is highly likely that you’d recognize its smell.

Geosmin is the soil-based compound that gives the earthy smell so characteristic of spring. It’s the wonderful smell after recent rainfall or while digging in the soil and is also the source of the earthy taste in some vegetables. The human nose is so sensitive to the compound that it is detectable at one hundred parts per trillion.  To put that in context, a shark can smell blood at one part per million. That means human noses are 200,000X more sensitive to geosmin than a shark is to blood.

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