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Council votes down proposed changes to Decorah’s ordinance related to digital and electronic signs

Friday, February 23, 2024 1:10 pm

According to the current ordinance, all types of lit signs are prohibited, unless the business received a variance from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA), or the building site plans included lit signs and was approved by city council at the time of construction.

Decorah’s 40-year-old wastewater treatment plant to receive $3.9M facelift

Friday, February 23, 2024 1:03 pm

City council discusses the city’s long-overdue necessary updates and replacements to Decorah’s wastewater treatment plant.

City Manager sheds light on issues regarding Decorah’s digital and electronic signs ordinance

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 1:59 pm

“Currently, according to the digital and electronic sign code, no digital or electronic signs should be permitted in Decorah. However, there are numerous signs in town —like Culver’s and McDonalds — that have been allowed by variances from the city’s Board of Adjustment of Zoning, or the sign could have potentially been part of the site plan when the business was being constructed.”

Driftless Wedding Series: Cache of a lifetime – How an avid geocacher found his greatest treasure

Monday, February 19, 2024 9:59 am

Looking back at their special day, Abby grinned as she lamented, “You do all this planning, then you blink and it’s over! It went by way too fast! It was a perfect day.”

Council discusses upcoming city projects, part-time police officers

Friday, February 16, 2024 6:53 am

Ward 1 representative Brent Parker voiced concern that currently, part-time police officers are not required to undergo the rigorous training and civil service vetting process that full-time officers are required to pass.

Waukon resident charged with first-degree murder

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:32 am

Brandon Kasemeier, a 39-year-old resident of Waukon, has been charged with the first-degree murder of his wife, 38-year-old Jami Kasemeier.

Fravel’s defense seeks change of venue

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:14 pm

Attorneys for Adam Fravel, accused of murder in the March 31, 2023 disappearance and killing of Madeline Kingsbury, filed a motion Friday, Jan. 19, seeking dismissal of first-degree premeditated murder charges.  Additionally, the defense filed a motion for change of venue, asking the trial be moved from Winona Count.

Driftless Health: When seconds count… CPR and AEDs save lives

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 10:58 am

Every year in the U.S., more than 435,000 people die from cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating) due to coronary artery and heart disease, obesity, trauma, smoking, high cholesterol and other causes.

John Cline School: Cumulative trauma adds to district’s dilemma

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 11:35 am

According to a report, the school has no single glaring mortal wound wrapped in a tidy bow. The 60-year-old structure has, instead, suffered gradual, cumulative trauma.

Driftless region’s beauty masks fish kills, ‘public health issue’

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 8:12 am

The Driftless Region is gaining attention through films and magazines, all showing picturesque bluffs and rivers and streams. But behind the postcard imagery, issues with water quality are increasing exponentially, due to pollutants and fish kills.