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  • The River Valley Panthers 4-H club is hosting a food drive

    The River Valley Panthers 4-H club is hosting a food drive

    The River Valley Panthers 4-H club is hosting a food drive from November 2nd- November 16th.   There will be boxes at Fareway, Quillins, Hartig Drug, the library and the Allamakee County Extension office.   All of the food will be donated to the food shelf in Waukon.Read Full Article
  • ***The Issue is Resolved now!!!*** Winneshiek Medical Center continues to experience telephone issues

    ***The Issue is Resolved now!!!*** Winneshiek Medical Center continues to experience telephone issues

    Telephone Update: Winneshiek Medical Center continues to experience telephone issues that will not be resolved when business hours open on Monday, 11/11.  To manage the large volume of calls we typically receive on Monday, we ask the following: Emergency: Call 911 Billing questions: Please call our toll-free number: 844-617-6990 To …Read Full Article
  • Learn About the Dangers of Vaping

    Learn About the Dangers of Vaping

    November 7, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Could you spot a vaping device? Do you understand the chemicals involved in vaping? Have you heard how dangerous vaping can be? These are a few of the questions that will be answered at an upcoming training on Tuesday, November …Read Full Article
  • WMC Auxiliary holds Collective Goods & Bake Sale!

    WMC Auxiliary holds Collective Goods & Bake Sale!

    Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary holds Collective Goods & Bake Sale— Nov. 19   The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary will hold their annual Collective Goods Book and Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 19 from 7 am – 3 pm in the Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference rooms.  The sale will …Read Full Article
  • 2019 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON

    2019 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON

    National Philanthropy Day is quickly approaching on Friday, November 15, 2019. This is a day to recognize and pay tribute to the contributions that people and organizations have made to our lives, community, and our world. The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter will be honoring the following …Read Full Article
  • WMC welcomes Jennifer Becker, ARNP, to Decorah Clinic

    WMC welcomes Jennifer Becker, ARNP, to Decorah Clinic

    WMC welcomes Jennifer Becker, ARNP, to Decorah Clinic Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jennifer Becker, ARNP, to the medical practice.  Jennifer recently joined the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialty at Winneshiek Medical Center, led by Mayo Clinic Health System physician William Remington, M.D. Jennifer earned her Bachelor …Read Full Article
  • Luther College inauguration weekend kicks off with an “Inaugural Night on the Town”

    Luther College inauguration weekend kicks off with an “Inaugural Night on the Town”

    Luther College inauguration weekend kicks off with an “Inaugural Night on the Town” President Jenifer K. Ward encourages everyone to join in the inauguration celebration Friday night in downtown Decorah DECORAH, Iowa — “I want you to understand we are your college and you are our town,” said President Jenifer …Read Full Article
  • MiEnergy Cooperative members give  $5,300 in local donations

    MiEnergy Cooperative members give $5,300 in local donations

    MiEnergy Cooperative members give $5,300 in local donations Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (8 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019)— MiEnergy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met in September and elected to donate $5,300 to the following local organizations: • $1,000, St. Lucas Fire Association, Iowa, to support the building of …Read Full Article
  • WMC offering free suicide prevention training

    WMC offering free suicide prevention training

    October 21, 2019 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Marx, Director of Marketing and Communications 563-387-3020 ● marxm@winmedical.org You, like many others, may have training in CPR to stabilize those who are not breathing or in cardiac arrest until emergency responders arrive. CPR (short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation) has saved …Read Full Article
  • The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra (OVCO) celebrates its 6th season in 2019-2020 under the leadership of Music Director

    The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra (OVCO) celebrates its 6th season in 2019-2020 under the leadership of Music Director

    The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra (OVCO) celebrates its 6th season in 2019-2020 under the leadership of Music Director, Matthew Cody. The first concert is on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Decorah High School Auditorium. Musique Française! will feature French music of the late romantic period and …Read Full Article
  • 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