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Supervisors approve budget amendment

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 9:58 am

The budget amendments were to represent the year’s spending more accurately across various departments, including the Attorney, Recorder, Roads, Conservation, Board of Health, GIS, IT, Mental Health and miscellaneous county spending. The budget mendment was passed unanimously.

Creating a valorous memorial for the Veterans of Ossian

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 9:51 am

Additions to Ossian’s Veterans Memorial were discussed last fall after learning of the bravery of two area Veterans: Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey Edward Bohr Jr. and Lieutenant Rodney Nicholson Jr.

Over-the-counter livestock antibiotics soon to be prescription-only

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:01 pm

Over-the-counter antibiotics are moving to prescription only, to provide more veterinary oversight. Similar to the Veterinary Feed Directive, placing antibiotics under the supervision of veterinarians should result in more judicious use and less antibiotic resistance.

Winneshiek County Veterans Memorial dedication is May 29

Friday, May 26, 2023 10:25 am

After six years of discussion – from a 2017 conversation at a VFW meeting, and two and a half years of planning, coordination, research and dedication – the Winneshiek County Veterans Memorial Association is looking forward to having the memorial completed and in place just in time for a Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 29.

The Life of a Landfill

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:12 am

A left-behind life in constant motion

Beef Pioneer Award honors Virginia and Dennis Karlsbroten

Friday, May 19, 2023 4:20 pm

“And it’s both the man and wife being honored, which is pretty special,” added Dennis. “And that was it — it was always both of us together in this business.”

Spring Grove Syttende Mai Grand Marshals honored

Friday, May 12, 2023 4:22 pm

The Annual Spring Grove Syttende Mai celebration always includes the Grand Parade, scheduled this year at noon, Saturday, May 20. Leading the parade are best friends and long-time Spring Grove volunteers, Peggy Landsom and Deb Lesnar.

Driftless Home & Garden: Bluffside Gardens designed by Klosterwill

Thursday, May 11, 2023 9:57 am

Kevan Klosterwill is the Landscape Designer for Bluffside Gardens, a resort now being built just off Highway 9 on the edge of Decorah. Its first phase is slated to open in July of this year, and reservations can be made now at www.bluffsidedecorah.com.

Winneshiek Co. opioid settlement update

Thursday, May 11, 2023 9:54 am

At the April 3 County Supervisor meeting, Winneshiek County Attorney Andy Van Der Maaten relayed to the supervisors that further payments from the national and state case against opioid producers and distributors settlement would be forthcoming. He noted to date, the county had received $61,851 in opioid settlement funds.

Driftless Home & Garden: Landscaping as an extension of living

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 3:21 pm

“Our yards are the primary —and often the only — way we engage with the nonhuman world. How we choose to manage them impacts who we are and how we understand our place in the world.”