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  • Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award Winner 2019

    Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award Winner 2019

    The Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) Board of Directors announced WW Homestead Dairy as the 2019 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award winner at the ACED Annual Meeting hosted in Harpers Ferry on Thursday, October 10. This annual award was created to highlight and recognize a business that is making a …Read Full Article
  • Early Bird Walk-in Flu Clinic Friday Oct 11, 2019

    Early Bird Walk-in Flu Clinic Friday Oct 11, 2019

    News release Immediate Nancy Sacquitne RN, BSN 1415 pm 10/09/19 nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org Winneshiek County Public Health is offering an Early Bird walk-in flu clinic to the public at the Winneshiek County Public Health office at 305 Montgomery St., Decorah this Friday, October 11, 2019 from 7-10 a.m. Cost of the vaccine …Read Full Article
  • NMP’s Alice in Wonderland

    NMP’s Alice in Wonderland

    Unique Preparation for NMP’s Alice in Wonderland How do 45 children get ready for the upcoming New Minowa Players show Alice in Wonderland? There are the usual things like practicing lines, entrances, where to stand, and song lyrics that are part of any show. These young people are pulling out …Read Full Article
  • 22nd Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour!!

    22nd Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour!!

    Mark your calendars now and start making plans to explore and shop the 22nd Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour!! Visit 30+ locations over 3-days for the behind the scenes look of 50+ artists’ processes and their newest works. You’ll also enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive through quaint …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek County 4-H Endowment at the Friends of 4-H Gala

    Winneshiek County 4-H Endowment at the Friends of 4-H Gala

    Join the Winneshiek County 4-H Endowment at the Friends of 4-H Gala on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Wild Woods Event Center in Ossian. Social hour will begin at 5:30 pm with live music provided by Steve Schroeder. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm by our 4-H County …Read Full Article
  • PIVO Brewery wins Gold and Bronze Medals at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival®

    PIVO Brewery wins Gold and Bronze Medals at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival®

    PIVO Brewery recognized for brewing excellence at world’s largest commercial beer competition. PIVO Brewery was awarded a gold and bronze medal at the 2019 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 …Read Full Article
  • Sunil Khanna, M.D. returns to Winneshiek Medical Center to provide ophthalmology care

    Sunil Khanna, M.D. returns to Winneshiek Medical Center to provide ophthalmology care

    October 1, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing & Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org Sunil Khanna, M.D. returns to Winneshiek Medical Center to provide ophthalmology care Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to welcome back Mayo Clinic Ophthalmologist Sunil Khanna, M.D. Dr. Khanna provided outreach care at WMC …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes two new emergency physicians:  Christopher Cooper, D.O. and Sandy Clayton, M.D.

    Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes two new emergency physicians: Christopher Cooper, D.O. and Sandy Clayton, M.D.

    News Release Contact: Jenna Haynes Tuesday, October 01, 2019 563-387-3143 haynesj@winmedical.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes two new emergency physicians: Christopher Cooper, D.O. and Sandy Clayton, M.D. Winneshiek Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Health System are pleased to welcome Christopher Cooper, D.O. and Sandy Clayton, M.D. to the …Read Full Article
  • SHIIP welcomes new volunteers at Winneshiek Medical Center

    SHIIP welcomes new volunteers at Winneshiek Medical Center

    October 1, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing and Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org For over 20 years, volunteer counselors through the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have helped Winneshiek County residents understand their Medicare benefits by: • Checking a client’s current Part D or Medicare …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek County: Shared Countywide Resources

    Winneshiek County: Shared Countywide Resources

    Winneshiek County Emergency Management Sean Snyder WINNESHIEK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRESS RELEASE When emergencies happen, who do emergency responders call when they need help? In Winneshiek County, we are fortunate to not only have a fantastic group of emergency responders across the county, but we also have shared countywide resources. …Read Full Article
  • Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice holds memorial service, October 12

    Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice holds memorial service, October 12

    News Release Contact: Jenna Haynes Thursday, September 26, 2019 563-387-3143 haynesj@winmedical.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When a loved one passes, family and friends can experience many emotions. They may find comfort among others going through the grieving process. Sharing stories, frustrations and successes can make a new and difficult situation much …Read Full Article
  • “Bike ride to raise mental health awareness in northeast Iowa”

    “Bike ride to raise mental health awareness in northeast Iowa”

    The Northeast Iowa affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host its “Peace Be The Journey” bicycle ride for mental health awareness from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2325 Siewers Spring Rd., Decorah. The purpose of the ride is to …Read Full Article
  • Help Build Dry Run Park

    Help Build Dry Run Park

    For Immediate Release Help Build Dry Run Park What will downtown Decorah look and feel like in 25 years? There have been many changes in recent years and will be many more in the future. There is great interest and work being done to create this downtown vision. Some of …Read Full Article
  • Flotilla Brat Fry!

    Flotilla Brat Fry!

    Prairie du Chien – On Saturday, September 28th the Prairie du Chien Flotilla, US Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a brat fry from 10AM to 3PM at Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien. Money raised at this event will be used to purchase needed public boating safety education materials …Read Full Article
  • Mentoring Offers New Experiences for Volunteers and Youth

    Mentoring Offers New Experiences for Volunteers and Youth

    September 23, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mentors are needed to spend time with youth in Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. There are 22 youth waiting for a mentor through Youth Mentoring at Helping Services. Mentoring is simple! Mentors are a friend to a youth. They spend a minimum of four …Read Full Article
  • NMP Alice In Wonderland Cast is Announced

    NMP Alice In Wonderland Cast is Announced

    The characters of The Queen of Hearts, The Cheshire Cat, and The Mad Hatter are all classics in children’s literature. These characters and many more will come to life in New Minowa Players children’s show “Alice In Wonderland” being performed at New Minowa Players Theatre in Decorah October 24-27. Local …Read Full Article
  • 2019 Fort Atkinson Iowa Rendezvous Theme is “Frontier Blades”

    2019 Fort Atkinson Iowa Rendezvous Theme is “Frontier Blades”

    2019 Fort Atkinson Iowa Rendezvous The Theme for the Fort Atkinson Rendezvous, scheduled for September 28th & 29th 2019, is “Frontier Blades” Frontier Blades were an essential part of the Army and the early settlers, they included the Sword, the Bayonet and the Bowie Knife. These were standard items that …Read Full Article
  • 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
  • New Minowa Players presents Robert Wolf’s “Grand Tally”

    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. Self Report Link      Read Full Article
  • Steam Engine Days in Mabel is THIS weekend!!

    Steam Engine Days in Mabel is THIS weekend!!

    Visit Steam Engine Days’ Website 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 …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