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Tue
18
Jun

Birth announcement: Vine

Reggie Vine and Shana Berns of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Haelynn Michelle Vine, born June 10, 2024 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a brother, Nolan Vine (6).

Grandparents are Steve and Patty Coldebella and Randy and Michelle Vine of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Janice Dougherty and Ruth Vine, both of Waukon.

Tue
18
Jun

What's Up at the USDA Office?

Upcoming Deadlines/Dates
May 15 - August 1: CRP Primary Nesting Season
June 19 - August 1: Nomination Period for COC Election in LAA
June 19: Office Closed – Juneteenth Observance
July 4: Office Closed – Independence Day
July 12: End of July Continuous CRP Batching Period
July 15: Certification/Acreage Reporting Deadline for FY24

Tue
18
Jun

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The user can customize the service to receive specific pest alerts based on specific pests, or per region of Iowa.

Tue
18
Jun

Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Keith and Lana Grady

To the Editor:

We have been auxiliary fair board members for years. We were working side by side with the board members under the presidents of Chad Oldenburger, Sig Ness, Erik Helgerson and Tyler Plein, a good bunch of appreciative people.

The “Stock girls,” McKayla and Bethany, are the current secretary and vice president, and those girls have been wonderful to work with also. We thank you for the positive and pleasant experience.

We handled the storage, garage sales, suspicious activity, open doors and water leaks in off-times. I helped out the girls in the office many years during the fair, and Keith helped with maintenance and improvements. He tore down the old rabbit building, hog building and 4-H stand and got rid of the debris at no cost to the fair.

Tue
18
Jun

Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Ann Hart

To the Editor:

Remember when they said, “Don’t worry! Women’s right to abortion is established law. The Supreme Court will never overturn it.” Until they did, ending 50 years of precedent to deprive a woman control over her body. States are banning abortion causing dangerous health circumstances for pregnant women, creating a shortage of doctors, and legal chaos.

Now the right to contraception is at risk. One of the presidential candidates has said he is “looking at” contraception restrictions. Last week Senators Grassley and Ernst and 37 other U.S. Senators voted against protecting access to contraception (Right to Contraception Act,) a bill that offered national protection for contraception.

Mon
17
Jun

Chester Schlake

Chester Schlake, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held on Chester’s 86th birthday, Sunday, June 23, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Fri
14
Jun

Mary Kay Colsch

Mary Kay Colsch, 73, of New Albin died Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, June 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. Joseph Sevcik officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, New Albin. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing handled arrangements.

Mary Kathleen Colsch was born in Waukon February 21, 1951, the daughter of Joseph and Kathleen (Mauss) Becker. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing and graduated from St. George High School in 1969, later earning her associate degree in business from NICC. Throughout her life, Mary Kay worked as an executive administrator’s assistant to the CEO of Mayo Clinic in La Crosse, WI.

Fri
14
Jun

Darrell Fahey

Darrell James Fahey, age 58, of Waukon passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024, surrounded by friends and family at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. A burial of ashes will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Waukon at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 with Fr. John Moser officiating.

Friends and family are asked to gather and share memories of Darrell at Green Valley Getaway in Waukon Saturday, June 22 from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to family at 803 2nd Avenue SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Darrell was born November 1, 1965, in Waukon to Paul and Jean (Stahl) Fahey. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Wed
12
Jun

Allamakee County voters confirm incumbent Sheriff as Republican nominee, nominate Gearhart as Iowa House District 64 Representative

The June 4 Primary Election offered Allamakee County voters contested races between declared candidates in just two ballot items, both on the Republican ballot. Within those contested races, voters overwhelmingly declared they don’t see a need for change within the office of the county’s top law enforcement agency at this point in time, while they also followed the overall trend in selecting a new district representative to be their voice within the state level of government.

Wed
12
Jun

Kasemeier does not change plea to guilty; July 1 hearing now set to schedule trial on initial charge of Murder in the First Degree


Does not change plea to guilty, will now stand trial ... Allamakee County Sheriff Deputies escort Brandon Kasemeier and his attorney into the large courtroom at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon during a Monday, June 10 hearing. With the hearing having been scheduled in anticipation of Kasemeier entering a guilty plea to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree per his request and a motion originally filed in mid-April of this year, Kasemeier instead opted not to change his plea during Monday’s hearing and will now stand trial on a charge of Murder in the First Degree, with a July 1 hearing now scheduled to try and determine that trial date. Photo by Sharon Drahn, Contributing Writer.

by Sharon Drahn, Contributing Writer

Brandon Kasemeier, the 40-year-old man from Waukon charged in the January 21 death of his estranged wife, Jami Kasemeier, appeared in Allamakee County District Court Monday morning, June 10 for a dual purpose hearing in the case.

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