Chamber Ag Drive Thru Meal set for June 15

Friday, June 9, 2023 1:04 pm

The public is invited to drive thru for an easy supper on June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds.

Confessions of a Royal Watcher: King Charles III in the top job

Friday, June 9, 2023 11:49 am

Let’s get straight to the confessions. King Charles III claims he’s modernizing the monarchy, but it’s feudal.

Area quilters to have 25 creations in Minnesota display

Friday, June 9, 2023 8:22 am

The quilt exhibit by members of the Northeast Iowa Quilters’ Guild inspired by the Seed Savers catalog is going on the road.

Decorah’s Altfillisch Project is Cultural Affairs Award recipient

Friday, June 9, 2023 6:25 am

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced that 17 projects and individuals in 10 Iowa communities received the state’s highest historic preservation honors at the 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit. Locally, the Decorah Altfillisch Project was the recipient of the Special Project Award.

WinnMed Board approves purchase of Donlon Pharmacy

Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:39 am

The WinnMed Board of Trustees recently approved the purchase of Donlon Pharmacy of Decorah. The acquisition will take place in late fall of 2023. The Board approved the action at a meeting June 7.

Spillville Summer Concert Series welcomes Wapsi River Ramblers Saturday

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 2:58 pm

Wapsi River Ramblers and Michael Henriksen playing Saturday, June 10.

Alternative Energy Home Tours this weekend

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:20 am

The public is invited to tour area homes and learn about solar installations, heat pumps, energy efficiency and sustainable building practices during the upcoming Winneshiek Energy District Alternative Energy Home Tour.

Will you find a Golden Ticket?

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:15 am

This week, the lucky ticket holders will win an assortment of gourmet treats from Plum Delicious.   

Big 4 Fair is June 16-18

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:09 am

Held in conjunction with Allamakee County ISU Extension Office, the show-only fair caters to youth who show animals at each of their respective county fairs.

Driftless Business Spotlight: Reveling in her roots while spreading her wings

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:02 am

When Elissa Shepard’s husband Justin purchased Shep’s Riverside Bar & Grill eight years ago, she had no way of knowing how that would lead her on the journey she enjoys today as owner of Driftless Gypsy Boutique in Lansing.

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.

Area volunteers to meet with Congress on climate policy

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:21 am

Four climate-concerned citizens from Iowa, including Leslie Sand and Birgitta Meade of Decorah, will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to talk to Congressional leaders about policy to reduce carbon pollution.

Input sought for Dry Run Creek Corridor study

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:18 am

Members of the Decorah Sustainability Commission are collaborating with City of Decorah staff regarding a study of the historic Dry Run corridor flowing from shopping areas along Highway 9 through Downtown Decorah and adjacent residential areas to the Upper Iowa River.

Chief of Police finalists named

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:14 am

The City of Decorah has selected four candidates, from 16 applicants, to interview for the chief of police position being vacated by the retirement of Chief David Smutzler.

Your Place bar to host ‘Cheers for a Cure’ Alzheimer’s Association benefit June 15

Monday, June 5, 2023 4:36 pm

Your Place bar in downtown Decorah will host a “Cheers for a Cure” event to help end Alzheimer’s and other dementia on Thursday, June 15, from 5 p.m. to close.

Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff

Monday, June 5, 2023 4:33 pm

Winneshiek Sheriff Heather Quandahl, 38, of Decorah, turned herself into the Winneshiek County Jail May 13 on an arrest warrant for child endangerment, physical abuse. Brady Hixson, 36, of Cresco, was arrested in Middle Ossian Road May 12 at 7:13 …

Winneshiek County Sheriff reports

Monday, June 5, 2023 4:31 pm

Winneshiek Sheriff A search warrant was executed May 17 at 7:48 p.m., at a residence on Red Oak Road in Decorah after an ongoing investigation by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. As a result, Chanh Cong Tran and Rithea Veang …

Area 4th graders excel at math contest

Saturday, June 3, 2023 4:27 pm

Twelve 4th grade students from Carrie Lee Elementary Extended Learning Program, led by Mrs. Kari O’Hara, recently competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest.


Road closure announced

Friday, June 2, 2023 4:05 pm

The City of Decorah announed Twin Springs Road will be closed to thru traffic on Monday through Friday, June 5-9; and again Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16.