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  • 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
  • Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019 On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers. Those …Read Full Article
  • Tim’s Day on the Land, Effigy Mounds National Monument

    Tim’s Day on the Land, Effigy Mounds National Monument

    Tim’s Day on the Land Honoring the legacy of Tim Mason and his commitment to public land stewardship with a day of volunteer service and a special evening program at Effigy Mounds National Monument Saturday, May 25, 2019 Effigy Mounds National Monument will host a special day of volunteer service …Read Full Article
  • We want YOUR information about Memorial Day Services!!!

    We want YOUR information about Memorial Day Services!!!

    Memorial day is coming up quickly. We would like to compile a comprehensive listing of all the Memorial Day services happening in our area. How can you help? Let me know (sooner rather than later) and we’ll get that listing on the airwaves and our social media outlets. Share the …Read Full Article
  • Crowdfunding for a New Green Iowa Van

    Crowdfunding for a New Green Iowa Van

    Crowdfunding for a New Green Iowa Van This spring the locally hosted Green Iowa AmeriCorps team launched a campaign to raise funds for a vehicle that will provide safe, reliable, and more efficient transportation for their service work. The service group and their nonprofit host aims to raise $9,000 by …Read Full Article
  • Kristina Wiltgen was recently honored as a finalist for the Executive Director of the Year award at the 2019 MACE conference.

    Kristina Wiltgen was recently honored as a finalist for the Executive Director of the Year award at the 2019 MACE conference.

    Kristina Wiltgen was recently honored as a finalist for the Executive Director of the Year award at the 2019 MACE conference. Executive of the Year Nominees: Della Schmidt – Winona (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce Nate Welch – Vermillion (SD) Area Chamber & Development Kristina Wiltgen – Decorah Area Chamber …Read Full Article
  • Annual Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice ride and breakfast set for June 9

    Annual Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice ride and breakfast set for June 9

    Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) will hold the annual Hospice ride and breakfast this year on June 9. The event is organized by WMC Home Health and Hospice in partnership with Waukon Harley Davidson. Breakfast will include egg bake, cinnamon rolls and coffee, which will be hosted in the WMC Cafeteria …Read Full Article
  • Scam Alert!

    Scam Alert!

    The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a scam in the area. The scam includes an individual calling by telephone requesting persons to verify their social security number over the telephone. When the person refuses to give their social security number, the scammer threatens that the Sheriff’s Office will …Read Full Article
  • Fourth-Grade Students Present Pioneer Immersion Program Exhibit at Vesterheim

    Fourth-Grade Students Present Pioneer Immersion Program Exhibit at Vesterheim

    DECORAH, Iowa — Area fourth-grade students are proud to present an exhibit of their pioneer projects and journals at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center! The projects were created while participating in the Pioneer Immersion Program, a collaboration between area schools and Vesterheim. The exhibit will be open …Read Full Article
  • Pilot Project Will Assist Iowa Farmers Address Ephemeral Gullies on Highly Erodible Land; Application Deadline is June 21

    Pilot Project Will Assist Iowa Farmers Address Ephemeral Gullies on Highly Erodible Land; Application Deadline is June 21

    DES MOINES, IA , May 1– Iowa is one of six states selected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to take part in a pilot project that will provide financial assistance to farmers to address ephemeral gullies on highly erodible land. Other states in the pilot project are …Read Full Article
  • PIZZA RANCH PARTNERS WITH YOUTH MENTORING

    PIZZA RANCH PARTNERS WITH YOUTH MENTORING

    Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth & Families is hoping you are hungry on May 15! This will be a rip roarin’ fun opportunity to enjoy a tasty meal and support area youth! Plan to place your food order between 4:30-8:30 p.m. from Pizza Ranch in Decorah. Food can …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek Medical Center offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar

    Winneshiek Medical Center offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar

    Will you soon be eligible for Medicare? Are you already receiving Medicare benefits and want to better understand your options? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues? Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Monday, May 20 from 6-8 pm. This …Read Full Article
  • North Winneshiek The Last Homecoming –The Final Roundup

    North Winneshiek The Last Homecoming –The Final Roundup

    The Last Homecoming –The Final Roundup Members of the extended North Winneshiek School community are planning a big party to celebrate the decades of North Winn. Plans are being finalized for The Final Roundup on Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12, 2019 with activities for families and friends of the school. …Read Full Article
  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO RUN THE CRATER June 1st!

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO RUN THE CRATER June 1st!

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO RUN THE CRATER, 6/1 DECORAH, IOWA – Run a 50K / 25K / 10K / 5K or kids 1Mi in a 470 million year old crater – 5 routes offer a gnarly challenge when you sign up for one of Decorah’s Driftless Discovery Trail Runs. The …Read Full Article
  • May is Beef Month in Iowa

    May is Beef Month in Iowa

    The Iowa Beef Industry Council is pleased to announce that May is Beef Month in Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds has signed the May Beef Month proclamation in recognition of the importance of Iowa’s beef industry to the state’s economy. The Iowa Beef Industry Council is pleased to present the following …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships to local students

    Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships to local students

    The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded scholarships to seven local students pursuing health care professions at its annual spring brunch. Receiving Auxiliary scholarships were Kasey Buchheit, NICC for Nursing; Marianne Stalberger, Chamberlain University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Brooke Herold, Allen College for Nursing; Augusta Casterton, University …Read Full Article
  • MiEnergy Cooperative members give  $5,250 in local donations

    MiEnergy Cooperative members give $5,250 in local donations

    Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (12:30 p.m. April 25, 2019)— MiEnergy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met in March and elected to donate $5,250 to the following local organizations: • $500, Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, Minn., to support the Student Matinee performances which make field trips to the theatre …Read Full Article
  • Free hearing screening offered at WMC Decorah Clinic

    Free hearing screening offered at WMC Decorah Clinic

    In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month in May, Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a free hearing screening on Friday, May 17. The screening is for people age 5 and older who are not currently being treated for hearing matters. “Early detection of hearing loss is critical to preserving …Read Full Article
  • Luther College presents Spring Open House May 3

    Luther College presents Spring Open House May 3

    DECORAH, IA– Luther College Admissions will hold a Spring Open House on Friday, May 3, to give high school sophomores and juniors an introduction to Luther College. The day includes a campus tour, an admissions workshop, complementary lunch, a trolley tour of Decorah and optional student life and music session. …Read Full Article
  • Northeast Iowa Greenhouse Tour for April 26-28th, 2019

    Northeast Iowa Greenhouse Tour for April 26-28th, 2019

    The Northeast Iowa Tourism Association has organized a self-guided Northeast Iowa Greenhouse Tour for April 26-28th Join us Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th for the 2019 Northeast Iowa Greenhouse Tour! We have worked together with over 40 Greenhouses to bring you a weekend of fun. …Read Full Article
  • Iowa Launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to Commemorate State Park Centennial

    Iowa Launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to Commemorate State Park Centennial

    DES MOINES – In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; and Iowa State University are bringing 20 artists to 20 state parks this summer. From April …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek Medical Center offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar

    Winneshiek Medical Center offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar

    Will you soon be eligible for Medicare? Are you already receiving Medicare benefits and want to better understand your options? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues? Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Monday, May 20 from 6-8 pm. This …Read Full Article
  • Vesterheim Museum Makes Its Mark with Tattoo: Identity through Ink

    Vesterheim Museum Makes Its Mark with Tattoo: Identity through Ink

    DECORAH, Iowa—Tattoos have never been more popular. In fact, today, almost one in three Americans has a tattoo. “Tattoo: Identity through Ink,” the exciting new exhibit opening June 1 at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will celebrate both the serious and sensational ways body art reverberates in …Read Full Article
  • WMC honors volunteers at annual appreciation celebration

    WMC honors volunteers at annual appreciation celebration

    Winneshiek Medical Center honored nearly 110 active volunteers, including members of the Auxiliary Board, Foundation Board and Board of Trustees at the Volunteers: You “ARRRR” a Treasure appreciation event held at Nob Hill in April. Professional inspiration and leadership speaker, Patty Hendrickson of La Crosse, Wisconsin, spoke to the group. …Read Full Article
  • What You Don’t See

    What You Don’t See

    What You Don’t See is a mobile training trailer designed to simulate a “typical” teenager’s bedroom, complete with all the paraphernalia and imagery one would expect to see but not to necessarily understand from today’s younger culture. In the room, attendees will learn the meanings of signs, symbols & clothing, …Read Full Article
  • Luther College celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Student Union

    Luther College celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Student Union

    DECORAH, Iowa— The 2018-19 academic year has marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Luther College Black Student Union. To celebrate this milestone, Luther has engaged in a yearlong celebration that will culminate with a BSU Reunion Weekend, April 25-28. Through four days of public events, the reunion …Read Full Article
  • Oneota Community Food Co-op Exceeds Goal with Member Loan Campaign

    Oneota Community Food Co-op Exceeds Goal with Member Loan Campaign

    On March 1st the Oneota Co-op kicked off a member loan campaign to raise funds to finance a store remodel that is currently underway. Capital campaigns are used by consumer co-ops around the country to generate capital for projects while simultaneously offering their owners a chance to invest their money …Read Full Article
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course April 27th 2019

    US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course April 27th 2019

    The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Announces the Spring Boating Safely Course Schedule. In Prairie du Chien on April 27, 2019 8AM to 5PM at the Prairie du Chien City Library 125 S Wacouta Ave. Prairie du Chien. In Guttenberg on May 18, 2019 8AM to 5PM at the Guttenberg Marina …Read Full Article
  • New Minowa Players Announces Cast for Almost, Maine

    New Minowa Players Announces Cast for Almost, Maine

    New Minowa Players proudly presents “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. on April 25-28 at the New Minowa Players Theatre. “Almost, Maine” is a whimsical play that explores the question “What does it mean to love someone?” through a series of loosely-connected vignettes. …Read Full Article