The Allamakee County Veterans Museum will observe Pearl Harbor Day on December 7th by offering a program to the public in the Program Room of its new museum in the former Vet’s Club building in Waukon.
On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. a video documentary will be presented about the Japanese air raid on the U.S. Naval and Air Bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Islands, which marked the entry of the United States into the Second World War.
The Pearl Harbor documentary will be preceded by a video that museum staff are calling “The last summer of peace in Waukon before the War.” It includes movie film shot in downtown Waukon in the summers of 1940-41 by the Cote family for entertainment viewing in their newly opened Town Theatre. Staff encourages you to try to spot and identify relatives and family friends depicted in the film, and enjoy a nostalgic look back at the “good old days.” Period vehicles, dress, and businesses are featured, with candid closeups of people about town.
The program room currently seats about 45 people. Due to Covid concerns, masks are encouraged but not required. There is no admission or membership charge. The facility is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be available.
The museum remodeling was finished in late summer. Preparation and installation of exhibits is underway and should be completed by Memorial Day 2022. Tours will not be offered until the exhibits have been completed. However, educational programs will continue to be offered periodically.
Northeast Iowa Community Action Early Head Start is accepting applications. The program serves pregnant women and children birth to three years old. The program provides weekly home visits to help parents be their child’s first and most important teacher. Socializations and playgroups are held for families to participate in. If you live in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard & Winneshiek counties contact Northeast Iowa Community Action .
Have you thought about becoming a mentor?Tuesday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at T-Bocks Upstairs; Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is hosting a Mentoring Social.
This is the perfect event to attend to find out more about how YOU can become involved. Mentors will informally share stories about the impact mentoring has on their youth and them as an adult, the dire need for boys to have male role models, and the ways you can get started so that you are comfortable with being a mentor.
All adults are invited to come and connect with others about mentoring. It is the event for you to attend or bring along a friend that you know who will make a great mentor. Everyone will enjoy socializing and free appetizers. Drinks will be available for purchase.This event is open house style. Come and stay the whole time or come for a portion of the time.
There are many options available to mentors. Community mentors spend a minimum of four hours per month with their youth doing things that they both enjoy like going to a ball game, enjoying a meal together, or going for a walk. School-based mentors meet their youth for one hour per week in their building. This option is available in the Decorah and Howard-Winneshiek School Districts. Mentors can be individuals, two buddies assigned to one youth, and families. There are also part-time mentors who attend the events that fit their schedule.
Assumption Parish of Little Turkey will be celebrating their annual church dinner on Sunday, August 15th. Mass at 3:00 pm. Meal serving Reicks Fried Chicken with homemade side dishes and baked goods will be served from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. $12 per meal. No advanced tickets. Live Music by Marc Frana & Jim Busta Band. Games, Bingo, Kolache Sales, Raffle, and Facebook Auction. For more information go to the parish facebook page: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Little Turkey, Iowa. Outdoor dining only, carry-out or drive-thru. Come enjoy a meal with friends and family under the tent.
Shopping for a Cause is an annual event held in the spring coordinated by April McQuade. For each event the vendor fees and proceeds are donated to a family in need within our community. This event will benefit the family of Ashley Plagman.
Saturday, November 28th, 2020 Ashley passed away unexpectedly at the age of 27 after suffering from a blood clot. She left behind her 3 year old son Keeegan, daughter Brayleigh, just 3 months old at the time, and boyfriend Jeff Haas. Since Ashley’s passing Jeff has taken on the role of single dad. Proceeds from this event will help cover the kid’s daily expenses.
The event will be held Saturday, March 13th from 10am-2pm at the Waukon Banquet Center. There will craft and vendors selling products with a portion of their sales being donated to the family. We will also have a free-will offering bake sale and a raffle.
New this year, BE Catered will be offering a meal for carry-out. You’ll be able to pre-order your dinner; meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham, corn, and dinner roll for $10. $2 from every meal will be going to the family. Watch this event and BE Catered’s Facebook page for more details.
A special thanks to the Waukon Banquet Center for donating the use of the facility.
Anyone interested in being a vendor can contact April McQude (563-794-0672). Details for bake sale donations to follow.
Winneshiek County will be doing brush removal on Co Rd W20/Bluffton Rd that would have temporary closure for the following location, if local traffic could find alternative routes that would be greatly appreciated:
We will be closing the road 1 mile north of Scenic River Rd on Bluffton Rd January 8th 8:00am-2:30pm.