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  • International Owl Awareness Day Celebration August 3, 2019

    International Owl Awareness Day Celebration August 3, 2019

    International Owl Awareness Day Celebration Houston, MN Celebrate and learn about owls with a full day of programs and fun on August 3 in Houston, MN. In addition to the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Great Horned Owl, American Barn Owl and red morph Eastern Screech-Owl who work at the International Owl …Read Full Article
  • Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition

    Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition

    Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition Results from Iowa Composers Forum annual competition Jesus Peña, a member of the class of 2020 at Decorah High School, has been awarded first place in the 19th annual Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) Student Composition Competition. The first place …Read Full Article
  •  DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College professors and students are sharing their findings about flooding and encouraging community conversation in Freeport during a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Freeport Park. Representatives from Luther College will talk about their research on the 2016 Upper Iowa River flood and …Read Full Article
  • Decorah Native Serves at U.S. Navy’s Underwater Construction Team

    Decorah Native Serves at U.S. Navy’s Underwater Construction Team

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Many Americans enjoy do-it-yourself projects and some Americans make a living in construction. There’s a group of U.S. Navy sailors who apply the same creativity required for DIY endeavors along with the engineering discipline of construction, but with a unique twist. They work underwater. Around the …Read Full Article
  • Oneota Co-op Now Features Double Up Food Bucks

    Oneota Co-op Now Features Double Up Food Bucks

    The health food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) began at Iowa farmers markets in 2016 to help low-income families eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting farmers and growing local economies. In 2018, Double Up Food Bucks was available at 14 locations across Iowa, including 11 farmers markets …Read Full Article
  • STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa

    STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa

    Caleb Ferring, a skilled trades teacher from Waukon High School participated in a six-week summer STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa to enhance his skills and understanding of the welding industry. Trinity Fabricators is an American Welding Society (AWS) structurally certified welding and fabricating business. Some …Read Full Article
  • FEMALE BALD EAGLE FLIES FREE AGAIN

    FEMALE BALD EAGLE FLIES FREE AGAIN

    Winneshiek County, home to the famous Decorah eagles viewed by millions online, was also recently the location of a successful release of a female bald eagle following several months of rehabilitation due to lead poisoning. The eagle, Pole Line Road 19 (PLR19), was admitted to Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), …Read Full Article
  • Luther College graduate, Chris Norton, returning to Decorah to spread inspirational message

    Luther College graduate, Chris Norton, returning to Decorah to spread inspirational message

      DECORAH, Iowa – Luther alumnus Chris Norton is returning to Decorah to speak about his new book, “The Seven Longest Yards.” He and his wife, Emily Norton, co-authored the book. You can meet the couple and get a signed copy at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1 at Carrie Lee …Read Full Article
  • Luther College Alumna Amalia Vagts pastoral intern with Luther College student congregation

    Luther College Alumna Amalia Vagts pastoral intern with Luther College student congregation

    DECORAH, Iowa— A well-known woman of worship will be leading the Luther College student congregation on her path to pastoral work. Vicar Amalia Vagts, a 1995 Luther graduate, is a candidate for word and sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church in America (ELCA.) Her …Read Full Article
  • Iowa Arts Council Fellow to Produce Short Film in Allamakee County

    Iowa Arts Council Fellow to Produce Short Film in Allamakee County

    News from Anatomical Heart Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lansing, IA – June 5th, 2019 Mason City native, Iowa State graduate, and 2017-18 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellow Jack Meggers will be hosting the premiere screening of his short film, The Burial, at TJ Hunter’s in Lansing, IA at 7pm, Thursday, …Read Full Article
  • Luther College to host Dorian Choral Retreat ‘Livssang’

    Luther College to host Dorian Choral Retreat ‘Livssang’

    DECORAH, Iowa—Luther College will host the second annual Dorian Choral Retreat for adults from June 28 through June 30, 2019. The public is invited to attend ‘Livssang’, the culminating event of the weekend, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. ‘Livssang’ …Read Full Article
  • Crossing Rivers Health Clinic Hosting Customer Appreciation Open House

    Crossing Rivers Health Clinic Hosting Customer Appreciation Open House

    Prairie du Chien, WI – The Crossing Rivers Health Clinic in Prairie du Chien is celebrating five years of caring for the community. In honor of this milestone anniversary, the Clinic is hosting a Customer Appreciation Celebration on Monday, July 1 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patients and community …Read Full Article
  • slide into summer at the Decorah Municipal Pool

    slide into summer at the Decorah Municipal Pool

    Sponsored by DECORAH BANK & TRUST in cooperation with Decorah Parks and Recreation On TUESDAY, JUNE 18, slide into summer at the Decorah Municipal Pool! This free, family fun night will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, and will include free pool admission, a bouncy house, face painting, and other …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek County Development, Inc. (WCDI) is excited to confirm that Hy-Vee will open a grocery store in Decorah’s Centrum Plaza in the former Quillin’s location.

    Winneshiek County Development, Inc. (WCDI) is excited to confirm that Hy-Vee will open a grocery store in Decorah’s Centrum Plaza in the former Quillin’s location.

    {For Immediate Release} June 12, 2019 Winneshiek County Development, Inc. (WCDI) is excited to confirm that Hy-Vee will open a grocery store in Decorah’s Centrum Plaza in the former Quillin’s location. The 25,000 square-foot store will offer a large grocery product offering. Renovations of the existing structure will begin this …Read Full Article
  • Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehab Team Wins 1st Place at Annual Hearts of Gold Games

    Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehab Team Wins 1st Place at Annual Hearts of Gold Games

    Prairie du Chien, WI – A team of four participants from Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation and Healthy Hearts program recently participated in the 20th Annual Hearts of Gold Games held in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Crossing Rivers Health team won the first place overall team award, along with six total …Read Full Article
  • Vesterheim Grateful For Our Community Partner Mississippi Welding

    Vesterheim Grateful For Our Community Partner Mississippi Welding

    DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, is grateful to have community partners like Mississippi Welding who are willing to support our Folk Art school classes. Their support serves, not only our community members, but also participants from across the nation enabling many to find their …Read Full Article
  • Two upcoming concerts for the Decorah Municipal Band!!!!

    Two upcoming concerts for the Decorah Municipal Band!!!!

    Two upcoming concerts!! 1. The Decorah Municipal Band performs Wednesday, June 26, for Music in the Park in downtown Spring Grove, Minnesota, at 6:30 pm. The band is under the direction of Jim Fritz and Merlyn Finley. Bring a friend and find a cozy place to sit and enjoy the …Read Full Article
  • Upper Iowa Speedway PACK the stands for the Iowa Donor Network

    Upper Iowa Speedway PACK the stands for the Iowa Donor Network

    Iowa Organ Donors has sponsored this Saturday’s race (June 15, 2019), come and show support for this great organization. Donations have been pledged, if attendance in grandstands reaches 800 paid spectators, in addition Gundersen helicopter will be landing in the infield to attend this event. A fantastic show is instore …Read Full Article
  • June 12th

    June 12th

    69% of couples say doing THIS shows that you don’t trust your partner. What is it? You won’t let them drive your vehicleRead Full Article
  • Wild Horse and Burro Program

    Wild Horse and Burro Program

    U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Northeastern States District 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 200 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 www.BLM.gov/whb     MEDIA ADVISORY     What:             Approximately 60 wild horses and burros gathered from western public rangelands will be available for adoption in Marshfield, WI.   Who:               …Read Full Article
  • Walk with a Doc

    Walk with a Doc

    Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco is encouraging area residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk one Saturday morning a month beginning on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am at …Read Full Article
  • Blood Drive June 28 at WMC 

    Blood Drive June 28 at WMC 

    June 10, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing & Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org         Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. It takes just one hour to make a life-saving blood donation, which will impact the lives of up to …Read Full Article
  • Speech and Language Disorders Are Experienced by Many Children—But Are Treatable

    Speech and Language Disorders Are Experienced by Many Children—But Are Treatable

      Prairie du Chien, WI – With speech and language disorders ranking among the most common disabilities in children, parents and caregivers are encouraged to learn the signs—and seek an evaluation—if they have concerns about their child’s ability to communicate. The Crossing Rivers Health speech therapy team includes Nicole Martin, …Read Full Article
  • Allamakee County Conservation Foundation Awards First Annual  Conservation Scholarship

    Allamakee County Conservation Foundation Awards First Annual Conservation Scholarship

    Allamakee County Conservation Foundation Awards First Annual Conservation Scholarship Lansing, IA – June 4th, 2019 The Allamakee County Conservation Foundation is pleased to award Brooke Wasson with a 2019 Conservation Scholarship in the amount of $500.00.  One of the Foundation’s many goals is to support area youth who are interested …Read Full Article
  •    Winneshiek Medical Center installs new, state-of-the-art MRI machine

      Winneshiek Medical Center installs new, state-of-the-art MRI machine

    June 1, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing & Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org     Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah has installed the latest MRI technology for patients.  The new digital MRI machine provides flexibility in scanning options and exceptional image quality.  Additionally, it has …Read Full Article
  • Youth Mentoring Invitation to Be Inspired

    Youth Mentoring Invitation to Be Inspired

    June 6, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Making a difference in someone’s life is truly inspiring. It can be even more meaningful when a youth’s life is changed to head at things in a more positive way.   Isaac is eight years old. He is often late …Read Full Article
  • Vesterheim Brightens Up Campus With Flowers Sponsored By FreedomBank

    Vesterheim Brightens Up Campus With Flowers Sponsored By FreedomBank

      Lizzie Nation, Social Media and Content Assistant lnation@vesterheim.org  •  563-382-9681 ext 115 For Immediate Release  •  Jpegs Available Upon Request   June 5, 2019       DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, was pleased to once again have the volunteers from Decorah’s Town …Read Full Article
  • Iowa Arts Council Fellow to Produce Short Film in Allamakee County

    Iowa Arts Council Fellow to Produce Short Film in Allamakee County

    Lansing, IA – June 5th, 2019 Mason City native, Iowa State graduate, and 2017-18 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellow Jack Meggers will be hosting the premiere screening of his short film, The Burial, at TJ Hunter’s in Lansing, IA at 7pm, Thursday, June 20th, 2019. The screening will also be …Read Full Article
  • Recycle your old hearing aids to benefit patients through Winneshiek Medical Center’s hearing aid recycling program

    Recycle your old hearing aids to benefit patients through Winneshiek Medical Center’s hearing aid recycling program

    Recycle your old hearing aids to benefit patients through Winneshiek Medical Center’s hearing aid recycling program   Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic Audiology is pleased to partner with Starkey Hearing Foundation to offer a hearing aid recycling program. The program, in partnership with Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation, allows anyone to …Read Full Article
  • Medicare Questions? SHIIP can help.

    Medicare Questions? SHIIP can help.

    Medicare Questions? SHIIP can help.   SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is a program through the State of Iowa – staffed by trained volunteers – that provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with: Medicare coverage Medicare supplement insurance Medicare Part D assistance and enrollment (prescription insurance) …Read Full Article
  • The Decorah Municipal Band performs this Thursday, June 6, at Lawn Chair Night

    The Decorah Municipal Band performs this Thursday, June 6, at Lawn Chair Night

    The Decorah Municipal Band performs this Thursday, June 6, at Lawn Chair Night in front of the Winneshiek County Courthouse at 7:00 pm. The band is under the direction of Jim Fritz and Merlyn Finley. Bring a friend and find a cozy place to sit and enjoy the live music! …Read Full Article
  • Round-Up at the Register Campaign at the Oneota Community Food Co-op Raises Over $1,400 for Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

    Round-Up at the Register Campaign at the Oneota Community Food Co-op Raises Over $1,400 for Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

    Decorah, Iowa, 05/30/19 – The Oneota Community Food Co-op hosted a “Round-Up at the Register” campaign May 6th through May 20th. During this time, customers at the Co-op were given the opportunity to round-up their sale to the nearest whole dollar with these funds going to support Neighbors Helping Neighbors. …Read Full Article
  • Kids Lunch Club

    Kids Lunch Club

    Did you know that about 25% of the Decorah Community School District is on free and reduced lunch? Food needs are present for families in the Decorah region. Whether its due to economic means or simply busy summer schedules, a community-driven program called “Kids Lunch Club” has served Decorah families …Read Full Article
  • Breakfast with the Owls

    Breakfast with the Owls

        June 29, 8:30-11:30 AM   Houston, MN       Treat your taste buds to a locally sourced artisan breakfast of buckwheat shortcake fruit tarts with Paskha goat cheese; pinwheel quiche with fresh shiitake mushrooms, spinach and gruyère cheese; wild boar bacon; strawberry shrub; and locally roasted fair …Read Full Article
  • Ericka Moudry, PA-C, joins Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic

    Ericka Moudry, PA-C, joins Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic

    May 31, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing & Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org       Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to welcome Ericka Moudry, PA-C, to Decorah Clinic.  Ericka joins Mayo Clinic Health System specialist Brad Orvis, M.D. in providing urology care to people …Read Full Article
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy now available at WMC without a doctor’s referral

    Physical and Occupational Therapy now available at WMC without a doctor’s referral

      Direct access to physical and occupational therapy is now available at Winneshiek Medical Center, meaning patients can schedule appointments with therapists without a doctor’s referral.  Jason Engelken, physical therapist and athletic trainer, says, “We see patients directly for muscle weakness or stiffness, sciatic pain, wrist or thumb pain, chronic …Read Full Article
  • Hospice Ride Fundraiser Sunday June 9th

    Hospice Ride Fundraiser Sunday June 9th

  • Fire Farm Lighting Company in Elkader is coming to ArtHaus!

    Fire Farm Lighting Company in Elkader is coming to ArtHaus!

    ArtHaus is pleased to be bringing the artists from Fire Farm Lighting Company in Elkader to Deocrah with a showcase of freestanding illuminated sculptures on display from May 31 through June 28. “Each Fire Farm artist was given opportunity to create a free-standing illuminated sculpture out of scrap pieces of …Read Full Article
  • Osborne Park featured on State of Iowa’s “99 Counties, 99 Parks” list

    Osborne Park featured on State of Iowa’s “99 Counties, 99 Parks” list

    TO: Northeast Iowa Newspapers/Radio Stations FROM: Clayton County Conservation Board DATE: May 28, 2019 NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Osborne Park featured on State of Iowa’s “99 Counties, 99 Parks” list Osborne Park in Clayton County is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State …Read Full Article
  • O.W.L.S. “The McGregor Wildlife School” Thursday, June 20th

    O.W.L.S. “The McGregor Wildlife School” Thursday, June 20th

    TO: Northeast Iowa Newspapers/Radio Stations FROM: Abbey Harkrader, Clayton County Conservation Board DATE: Jan 29th, 2019 NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE O.W.L.S. “The McGregor Wildlife School” Thursday, June 20th Reservations Required Osborne Nature Center Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will continue the “Conservation Heroes” series on June 20th with a visit …Read Full Article
  • 2019 Memorial Day Services in our Area

    2019 Memorial Day Services in our Area

    Friday May 24th -The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday at 10am at the Veterans Hall in Tomah. Sunday May 26th -On Sunday May 26th the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston will host a Memorial Service. The public is invited to attend. There …Read Full Article
  • Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds and Lt Gov Adam Gregg were in our area this week

    Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds and Lt Gov Adam Gregg were in our area this week

      Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds and Lt Gov Adam Gregg were in our area this week and Josh Blake was able to catch up with Gov Reynolds at Toppling Goliath to discuss new bills she’s signed. To see more details about those bills click the link below. governor.iowa.gov/2019/05/gov-reyn…ation-into-law-8Read Full Article
  • Free Yoga in the Park

    Free Yoga in the Park

    Decorah Parks and Recreation is partnering with local yoga instructors to offer Free Yoga in the Park Saturdays, 10-11am, June thru August. This program will be held in the green space west of John Cline School. Bring your own mat or towel (limited supply available). No need to register, just …Read Full Article
  • The Allamakee Community School District  is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

    The Allamakee Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

    The Allamakee Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the …Read Full Article
  • Decorah Municipal Pool opens May 26

    Decorah Municipal Pool opens May 26

    Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 thru 64; $4 for 65 & up; 3 yrs and under are free. Save money and time by purchasing a season pass or punch pass online and pick it up at the Park-Rec. Office by May 24, or pick it up at the …Read Full Article
  • Vesterheim Participates in Tenth Anniversary of Blue Star Museums Program

    Vesterheim Participates in Tenth Anniversary of Blue Star Museums Program

    DECORAH, Iowa —Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than …Read Full Article
  • Sunrise Care Facilities Women’s Facility will be Hosting an Open House on Friday May 17th, 2019

    Sunrise Care Facilities Women’s Facility will be Hosting an Open House on Friday May 17th, 2019

    Sunrise Care Facilities Women’s Facility will be Hosting an Open House on Friday May 17th, 2019. Sharon Lewis, Women’s Health Manager with Sunrise Care, talks about the facility, what they offer to residents and the specifics about the open house!Read Full Article
  • Saturday May 18th is Passport day in Winneshiek County!

    Saturday May 18th is Passport day in Winneshiek County!

    Saturday May 18th is Passport day in Winneshiek County! Lisa Grinna, Deputy Recorder and Passport Agent for Winneshiek County explains the details about passport day. Sautrday May 18, 2019 from 9am to Noon at the Winneshiek County Recorders office!Read Full Article
  • Baby Sterling Funeral Services to be held June 8th

    Baby Sterling Funeral Services to be held June 8th

    We have been following the news stories about this baby’s death and the charges that have been filed against his parents in conjunction with his death. If you were looking for a tangible way to help there are some ideas listed below. https://www.hugebackfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Baby-Sterling?obId=4394568#/obituaryInfo Obituary for Baby Sterling Baby Sterling died …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale!! Saturday May 18th

    Winneshiek County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale!! Saturday May 18th

    Winneshiek county master Gardeners Plant Sale, May 18th , 2019 from 8 to 11am at the Decorah Farmers Market. Vegetable seedlings, Perennials, Bulbs and more! Your gardening questions answered!!Read Full Article