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Supervisors: Rural Decorah family purchases burial plots in ‘Pioneer Cemetery’

Monday, November 27, 2023 7:44 pm

To be named a “Pioneer Cemetery”, 12 or fewer burials need to have taken place in a cemetery in the preceding 50 years.

WinnMed reports nearly $2 million revenue increase

Monday, November 20, 2023 3:39 pm

Amount will be helpful during facility’s 2024 expansion

Beacon error, farmland access conflict, suspend 360th Street vacation

Monday, November 20, 2023 3:37 pm

Relying on imperfect technology can cause problems, and that fact was proven after the Nov. 6 meeting of the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors, when interim County Engineer Nick Rissman discovered that the Beacon web service contained inaccurate information regarding 360th Street in Highland Township.

Leif Erickson Drive residents celebrate street’s namesake with neighborly tradition

Saturday, November 18, 2023 4:20 am

“It has brought the whole street together,” said Karen Guttebo, one of the street’s residents who attended the party.

Applicant changes gears, County Engineer position remains vacant 

Friday, November 17, 2023 3:16 pm

Supervisors disagree on next steps

Offering peace with paws for Veterans with PTSD

Friday, November 17, 2023 3:07 pm

“Since I got (my service dog),” Davison said, “I went from an alcoholic sitting in my closet, barely able to function, to finishing my bachelor’s degree, and after that, I became the first person at Wells Fargo with a service dog in a customer-facing role.”

E-cigarettes among youth a growing concern in northeast Iowa

Friday, November 17, 2023 2:16 pm

“The past 30-day use survey did show a decrease,” Havenstrite said. “However, as far as what we’re hearing from schools and our youth groups, they don’t feel it’s going down. They think it’s getting worse, and another thing is that it’s happening younger and younger.”

Northeast Iowa Veteran, 80, looks back on a life of service

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:17 pm

“I was a young kid and thought I knew the world,” he said with a chuckle. “I had good grades, could have made the honor roll, just didn’t want to. After leavin’ school, I turned 17, and a week later, I got off the bus in San Diego, and there was a Chief Petty Officer usin’ cuss words I didn’t even know, and I thought I knew’em all.”

FEMA finalizes Winneshiek’s floodplain designation 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 3:01 pm

“If the county does not adopt the floodplain ordinance, the people would not get flood insurance,” continued Phillips. “The law still says they have to have it, but, if the county doesn’t adopt the floodplain ordinance, they can’t get it. So, for some, that would mean they can’t get that mortgage.”

Decorah couple saddened to leave West Bank amid Israel-Hamas war

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:42 am

George and Martha Monson Lowe, of Decorah, were looking forward to visiting Bethlehem this fall to lend a hand at the Bethlehem Bible College (BCC) Guest House for several months. But, their plans were cut tragically short, when, just two days after they landed in the West Bank, Hamas attacked Israel from Gaza.