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Drive through fish fry

South Winn Golf and CC on Sunday, May 2 serving from 11:00 to 2:00.

Serving  Reicks’s cod fish, potatoes, baked beans and a dinner roll for $13.

The address is 2585 175th Street, Calmar

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Shopping for a Cause

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.

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Anderson Law Office Decorah Announces Changes

Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay, Fretheim, GippEvelsizer Olson, Lynch & Zahasky 
Announce Changes 

The Law Offices of Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay, Fretheim, Gipp, Evelsizer Olson, Lynch & Zahasky are pleased to announce Jana Evelsizer Olson has become a partner of the firm Ms. Evelsizer Olson has been with the firm since 2016.  

Lee Wilmarth has transitioned from partner to “Of Counsel” for the firm. Mr. Wilmarth will continue to provide services in Tax, Real Estate, Probate, and Estate Planning.  

The firm would also like to announce the addition of Charles Crain as an associate attorney and Assistant Winneshiek County Attorney.  Mr. Crain received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2002 and his Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Iowa.  Previously, he was a Director of Student Services at the University of Minnesota.  Mr. Crain is married to Kara Crain, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Winneshiek Medical Center. They have three children.  


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St. Paul Lutheran Church – Spring Festival

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville

Spring Festival

Drive Thu Meal

Sunday, April 11

10:30 to 1

Swiss Steak and Pit Ham

Real Mashed Potatoes w/gravy

Freezer Corn – Cole Slaw

Dinner Roll – Bar – Water

Raffle tickets available – Drawing at 1:15

Adults $12 – Children 5-10 $6 and Children 4 and younger Free

Tickets available the day of.

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Cresco Red Cross Blood Drive

Please sign up to be a donor in Cresco Iowa, at the VFW, March 4th, 1:00 – 6:00


Contact or call Pat Joiner (563 547 5839) or (563 380 8954)

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PIVO Brewery beer wins medals

PIVO Brewery recognized for brewing excellence at world’s largest commercial beer competition.

CALMAR, IOWA, 10/16/2020. PIVO Brewery was awarded Gold and Silver medals at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, the world’s largest commercial beer competition. The GABF, presented by the Brewers Association, recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The best beers in 91 beer categories covering 170 different beer styles (including all subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals during a virtual ceremony Friday, October 16, hosted on The Brewing Network.

PIVO Brewery was awarded a Gold Medal in the Historic Beer category for its Decorah Nordic Gruit. This traditional Scandinavian style of beer is brewed with no bittering hops. Juniper berries, rosemary, bay leaf, black walnuts, bog myrtle and toasted caraway seed are the Nordic style beer flavorings that make this a truly unique Viking era beer.

PIVO Brewery was awarded a Silver Medal in the Chocolate Beer category for its Balltown Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Brownie Milk Stout. This beer has deep and complex dark chocolate flavors blended with salted caramel. It is aged on bourbon barrels for several months to mellow the flavors and add some vanilla and bourbon accents from the oak barrel.

Judges for the 34th edition of the celebrated GABF competition evaluated 8,806 entries from 1,720 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Socially distanced judging took place in 35 sessions over 18 days with strict safety measures in place.

PIVO Brewery is a 15 barrel microbrewery located in Calmar, Iowa that strives to make a large variety of different beers and ciders. Their brewery taproom in Calmar has 40 taps that are typically serving over 36 different PIVO made beverages. They are the only brewery in Iowa co-located with a commercial art studio (Blepta Studios) that teaches classes and produces art for sale. PIVO Brewery also has an event center attached to the brewery that can seat 370 people. Craig and Sara Neuzil of Calmar are the owners of PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios.

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