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Bid rejected for Airport Hangar and Terminal Building Project

Monday, May 22, 2023 3:10 pm

“With $857,494 over the initial estimate, we would have to make up the difference by local match or grant funding,” Goedken explained.

Whittle sentenced to 50 years for murder of stepfather

Friday, May 19, 2023 4:09 pm

The victim’s family members were given the opportunity to share their victim impact statements with Aaron and the court. Three statements were submitted in writing, with four family members opting to take the stand and address Aaron face-to-face.

Driftless Home & Garden: Containing our enthusiasm – A search for an empty nest abode

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 3:39 pm

During a recent Planning and Zoning (P&Z) meeting, my granny flat fantasies again found shape and form. Vice chair for P&Z, Marla Klocke, brought into focus a simple two-word solution to the myopic housing shortage issue: container homes.

Residential use of storage containers discussed

Friday, April 14, 2023 4:11 pm

With the housing shortage in Decorah, Planning & Zoning Committee members have spent time during P&Z’s past three monthly meetings discussing the possibility of using retrofitted storage containers as residential construction. Additionally, storage containers have been considered in conjunction with …

Whittle seeks acquittal- Whittle defense team files motion for a new trial citing prejudicial evidence, erred jury instruction

Friday, April 14, 2023 4:03 pm

More than a month after being found guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of his stepfather, Larry Whittle, defense attorneys for Aaron Whittle filed a motion for a new trial. Les Blair and Theresa Sampson Brown, Assistant …

Decorah City Council April 3 meeting actions

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:00 pm

The council held a public hearing on the proposed FY24 budget, with one comment received in writing from a Decorah resident.

Whittle murder trial wraps

Thursday, March 2, 2023 2:49 pm

Fate rests on jury decision. As of press time Wednesday morning, no verdict had been delivered.

‘I Do,’ take two

Monday, February 6, 2023 5:41 pm

Vow renewal for Lansing couple proves love is better the second time around

City and school discuss options for new elementary

Friday, January 27, 2023 10:30 pm

One of the challenges discussed during Monday’s meeting included limited space to build a new elementary school while leaving the current elementary school open and functional. Other main challenges were concerning the relocation of the baseball field and tennis courts if the new school construction required the current ballfield and courts be removed. 

WMC site plan unanimously approved with contingencies

Friday, January 20, 2023 10:29 pm

Winneshiek Medical Center is planning to expand its Decorah facility with the installation of two separate additions and a redevelopment.