New Hampton, Waukon Bound for Upper Iowa Conference Starting 2025-26
New Hampton will make the move to the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC). The Chickasaws have been invited to leave the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) to join the UIC starting with the 2025-26 school year. During a community meeting last week, New Hampton School Board member Adam Schwickerath said the consensus of those present was to accept the UIC invitation.
Warriors’ comeback halted in OT
Free throws can make or break a game, and the Warriors left at least 10 points off the board from the charity stripe Tuesday night in the Class 1A District 6 final. The South Winn boys basketball team made the short trip to Waukon to battle No. 10 Kee, coming up short 59-56 in overtime.
An Outdoorsman’s Journal: Sauger fishing, and Howe
Hello friends, Before I go any further with this week’s column, I would like to thank all of the good people that sent me emails and texts after the column that my daughter Selina wrote as well as the one I wrote about Selina. I would have to say that Selina’s column was one of the top two or three with readers in the last 34 years. We speak every day, and she truly has become a woman of the Rocky Mountains. ...
Pen Pals program unites third graders with senior citizens
Third graders in several Allamakee County schools have discovered what it’s like to receive a letter. The students at St. Patrick’s School and in the Allamakee and Eastern Allamakee School Districts, 120 students in all, participated in pen pal programs last fall. The letters were answered by volunteers from the Northeast Iowa RSVP program, which serves Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek Counties.
Iowa man sentenced after Bettendorf Home Depot incident
A 38-year-old Iowa man was sentenced to prison last week after he pleaded guilty in connection with an incident at Home Depot, Bettendorf, court records show. Chad Julson, of Holy Cross, was sentenced in Scott County Court. A judge accepted the guilty plea to two charges and gave Julson a...
Clayton County Youth Shine at Michelle Obama STEM Academy 4-H Public Speaking Competition
Budding young scientists and orators took the stage at Michelle Obama STEM Academy in Clayton County, exhibiting projects that ranged from nursing to herpetology. This local bout of the 4-H Public Speaking Competition was not just another school event—it was a glimpse into the future of innovation as driven by the area's youth.
Be a part of something amazing – Become a Hospice Volunteer
“If you are looking for a rewarding way to serve your community and connect with others, please consider joining our hospice team as a volunteer,” stated Brittney Miller, LMSW, APSW, Crossing Rivers Health Social Worker and Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. “Hospice focuses on meaningful moments and living life to the fullest and hospice volunteers play a huge role in the quality of life of our patients.”
Waukon & New Hampton Are Leaving the NEIC
New Hampton and Waukon have accepted entrance in the Upper Iowa Conference. They will join in the 2025-26 school year.
Today the gas price is close to $2.85 in Elkader as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Science fair Friday
Thirty Ossian eighth-grade science students vied Friday, Feb. 23, for their chance to show their science fair projects at the regional science fair, which is to be held March 4 at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Calmar campus. Of the 30 Ossian science fair projects, only 10 will be chosen to be shown at NICC. All students are taught by Ossian Middle School science teacher Ana Olson-Johnson.
Front Street in Lansing Closed til Fall for Mississippi River Bridge Project
Construction of the new Black Hawk Bridge over the Mississippi River bridge connecting northeast Iowa with southwest Wisconsin closed Front Street in Lansing last Friday (02.26). That’s Pete Hjelmstad with the Mason City District office of the Iowa DOT, who says weather has allowed the bridge project to move forward...
Arson Trial for Mindy Jones Delayed a Second Time; Review Hearing Scheduled for April 1 Before New Trial Date Will Be Set Reprinted with permission from The Standard, Waukon, Iowa
The arson trial for Mindy Jo Jones stemming from a February 13, 2022, fire that destroyed her Tin, Rust and Harmony business located at 9 Allamakee Street in Waukon has been rescheduled for a second time since her arrest in the case in March of last year. At a pre-trial conference held Monday, February 5 in Allamakee County District Court in Waukon, First Judicial District Judge Alan Heavens ordered a review hearing in the case following the filing of a Waiver of Speedy Trial (One Year) by Jones Friday, February 2, according to court documents, resulting in the delaying of the February 21 jury trial that had been most recently scheduled in the case.
US News and World Report Recognizes Upper Iowa University (UIU) Online Programs
FAYETTE, IOWA (February 22, 2024) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) is proud to announce its recognition in the US News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs rankings. This accolade underscores UIU's commitment to providing accessible online education, tailored to meet the needs of today's learners. Whether students are looking to advance in their current career or pivot to a new one, UIU's online programs are designed to offer flexibility, support, and the quality education needed to succeed in a competitive workforce.
Public Defender Changing for Northeast Iowa Man Accused of Killing Wife
A northeast Iowa man accused of killing his wife has been assigned new legal representation. 37-year-old Brandon Kasemeier is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his estranged wife, Jami Kasemeier. She was found deceased at her home in Waukon the morning of January 22nd when Waukon Police conducted a welfare check.
Upper Iowa named one of America's best online universities for a bachelor's degree
FAYETTE, Iowa – U.S. News & World Report is including Upper Iowa University (UIU) in its Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings. "We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report," says UIU President Kathy Franken. "This accolade reflects our unwavering commitment to providing an accessible, high-quality education to all students, regardless of their location or schedule. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and administration, I would like to express our appreciation to the faculty and staff who make this possible through their work each day."
Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program, appoints new vice president of quality
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon, renewing questions about safety at the company. Boeing announced the departure of Ed Clark, who had...
2024 Coulee Region Golf Card
Valid at the following Golf Courses or Facilities in the Coulee Region!. Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club | 18 holes | https://www.golfthemountain.com/. Coulee Golf Bowl | 9 holes | https://www.couleegb.com/. Valley High Golf Club | 18 holes | https://www.valleyhighgolfclub.com/. Pine Creek Golf Course | 9 holes | https://www.cityoflacrescent-mn.gov/parks-recreation/golf-course/. Golf Headquarters |...
#Claytonconnected Campaign Spotlights Juvenile Court Employee Trista Ferguson's Dedication to Community
In Clayton County, a local employee has recently voiced her dedication and connection to her community through her work with the Juvenile Court Division. Trista Ferguson, known for her commitment to service, became the latest feature in the county's #Claytonconnected campaign, highlighting individuals who are making a positive impact in the area. In a statement released by Clayton County, Ferguson expressed her reasons for choosing to serve in the region and the ways in which she feels intertwined with the local fabric.
Spring primary election results: Black River Falls, Seneca School Districts
(WKBT) -- It was election night, with area school districts looking for new school board members.
Marquette Catholic receives GFAD ‘Our Lives of Mercy’ grant
Marquette Catholic Schools recently received a St. Katharine Drexel Grant from The Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque (CFAD) for its Our Lives of Mercy community outreach program. As part of the strategic plan for the school’s campus ministry department, the program cultivates connection between students from Marquette and...