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  • Winneshiek County Celebration of Life’s 20th Anniversary!!

    Winneshiek County Celebration of Life’s 20th Anniversary!!

    Winneshiek County Celebration of Life will be hosting the Corey Farley Band on Saturday Oct 26th at the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville!!! Doors open at 6pm, Cory will on stage at 8pm!. It’s a $30.00 donation to get in the door – your can get your tickets the night of …Read Full Article
  • RE: New Minowa Players presents Robert Wolf’s “Grand Tally”

    RE: New Minowa Players presents Robert Wolf’s “Grand Tally”

    PRESS RELEASE RE: New Minowa Players presents Robert Wolf’s “Grand Tally” Auditions for New Minowa Players’ Fall show, “Grand Tally” are Friday, September 20th, beginning at 6 p.m. and again Saturday, September 21st beginning at 11a.m. at New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah. Auditions will last approximately …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek County Emergency Management encourages Self Reporting of Storm Damage

    Winneshiek County Emergency Management encourages Self Reporting of Storm Damage

    Please self-report any/all damages after last night’s storm. The process is super easy and will help Winneshiek County Emergency Management catalog the damages that are reported to the state. https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/162782ba447e494a8a82fdae29625fd4?fbclid=IwAR2ZNu36Wah5JqNjCOW30wnVi2fcGNmTX9dGXgZ6ZVog4jqJ2P5K6Cjfo2Y      Read Full Article
  • Steam Engine Days in Mabel is THIS weekend!!

    Steam Engine Days in Mabel is THIS weekend!!

    https://www.steamenginedays.com/ Steam Engine Days…how it all began By Lynn Clauson and Dorothy Anderson (From the 30th Anniversary Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days Program, Martell Publishing Co., 1972) The morning of October 3, 1953 dawned clear and warm – a perfect day to publicly exhibit the powers of the old steam engines. …Read Full Article
  • CWD Discussion in Rushford Sep 19th

    CWD Discussion in Rushford Sep 19th

    Bryan Richards, Emerging Disease Coordinator at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin will speak about Chronic Wasting Disease on September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Rushford-Peterson School Auditorium. In this presentation he will discuss basic characteristics of CWD and how it impacts …Read Full Article
  • For the fifth year, WMC hosts community picnic

    For the fifth year, WMC hosts community picnic

    Free event Thursday, August 29, 4-7 pm Winneshiek Medical Center will hold a Grand Community Picnic on Thursday, August 29 from 4-7 pm on the WMC campus. “The Grand Community Picnic has become a fun tradition for many families as summer winds down each year. The picnic is an opportunity …Read Full Article
  • Don’t be a VICTIM of a scam!

    Don’t be a VICTIM of a scam!

    Don’t be a VICTIM of a scam! This is a lengthy post. It is intended to inform people about SCAMS that are going around on the phone and internet. Please take time to read the information below provided by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Tell your …Read Full Article
  • An Iowa State Fair Favorite Sets a New Record

    An Iowa State Fair Favorite Sets a New Record

    Urbandale, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair has ended and the eggs have been counted. The Iowa Egg Council, along with the help of wonderful volunteers, served 173,952 eggs-on-a-stick to fairgoers! The egg-on-a-stick continues to be a fair-favorite year after year, and from what we hear, a family tradition. What’s …Read Full Article
  • A Message from the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office: Be on the LOOKOUT!

    A Message from the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office: Be on the LOOKOUT!

    Be on the LOOKOUT! A white Chevrolet s10 truck (as pictured) was stolen from a residence in Northern Winneshiek County. We are looking for assistance in locating the white Chevrolet s10 truck and/or identifying the suspect. **The white utility truck in the video was not the one stolen. Please contact …Read Full Article
  • **UPDATE: She has been found!**  Missing Teen from West Union

    **UPDATE: She has been found!** Missing Teen from West Union

    If you have any information about her whereabouts please contact the West Union Police Department at (563)422-3535.  Read Full Article
  • ***suspect is not a THREAT, case under investigation** Decorah Police Looking for Suspect

    ***suspect is not a THREAT, case under investigation** Decorah Police Looking for Suspect

    This subject fled from officers at the Decorah Wal-Mart a short time ago. He is suspected to be from the Milwaukee area. He may be looking for a vehicle as we suspect that we have his. We ask that you lock your vehicles and make sure you remove the keys …Read Full Article
  • 18th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp

    18th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp

    18th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp (later this year because of all of the snow days) ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good! Takes place in a Jungle (We call it VBC Camp, not VBS School, because it is nothing like school) ☺ Hosted by St. Benedicts, Decorah Covenant, Washington …Read Full Article
  • 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