Wildlife carvings an attraction

18 Jun 2021


On East 6th Street in Davenport, right about where the town meets the country, Leon and Connie Siefert’s yard has become an attraction. 

Leon, who joined Connie in Davenport in 2015 after retiring — she moved to Davenport in 2013 and he worked in Kansas — didn’t plan it that way.

“I hated to cut them down. It seemed like a waste,” Leon said about his disease-ridden trees. “I hate to waste a tree.” 

Leon, who has several hobbies, always wanted carvings. 

“I like stuff I can’t do,” he chuckled while standing near the carved eagles that flank the west side of his driveway. Leon has had carver, Jim Polanek out of Missouri at his home twice. 

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