Third quarter review includes RAGBRAI in Postville, Palas in Parade of Champions, and Lauderdale gives substantial gift to PHS

(Editor’s Note: As we say goodbye to 2017, we once again review the year’s highlights as reported in the Herald. Today we are looking at the happenings of July, August and September.)



Allamakee Clayton Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) had its ribbon cutting of the community solar project at its headquarters this week. It was a culmination of a several month-long project which is now allowing customers to utilize solar energy from its grid.

Three women who graduated from Postville High School in 1939 were honored at the Alumni Banquet. They were Edna Anderson, LaVilla Onsager and Josephine Smith.

Welded bicycles were among the sites and sounds that welcomed riders into Postville. The Schutte family also shared the family’s high rise bicycle to be displayed in the Herald front window as part of the RAGBRAI festivities.



Michael Millage donated his two state-championship medals to fallen wrestler and friend, Logan Luft, who lost his life following a tragic ATV accident. Michael is the son of Melissa Blockhaus and grandson of Mike and Dorothy Looney. of Postville.

Tri-City groundskeeper, Ron Harris, was honored at Groundskeeper Appreciation Night for his many years of service.

Dalton Palas, who graduated from Postville High School in 2017, restored a 1942 Farmall M Tractor as an FFA Project. He received a Champion’s Award at the Iowa State Fair and he drove the tractor in the Parade of Champions.



St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, is hosting a benefit in memory of Greg Hamm, the youth and family minister, who died unexpectedly this summer.

Val Reinke,  Allamakee County Economic Development and Tourism Director, presented a check to Mayor Leigh Rekow from vendor fees from a RAGBRAI vendor who set up outside the city limits.

1946 Postville High School Graduate Jean (Douglass) Lauderdale remembered her days at Postville High School with a substantial gift. The funds will be used in the science department.

Read the full article in the January 10 edition of the Postville Herald.