Holiday Lights Fireworks planned in Decorah Dec. 12

Friday, December 8, 2023 4:36 pm

The Holiday Lights fireworks show over downtown Decorah will be launching Tuesday night, Dec. 12, at 6:30.

WinnMed to launch $50 million facility renovation project

Friday, December 8, 2023 5:10 am

The WinnMed Board of Trustees has approved a $50 million, 2 1/2-year facility expansion and remodeling project in Decorah.

Spring Valley hosts Historic Broadway Christmas celebration Dec. 9

Thursday, December 7, 2023 4:38 pm

Nestled in the heart of town, the downtown area will be transformed Saturday, Dec. 9, into a festive wonderland, offering a holiday event for families and friends.

Driftless Foodie: One pan, weeknight dinner

Thursday, December 7, 2023 4:32 pm

This skillet, one pan meal is the perfect weeknight alternative to this winter favorite dish.

WinnMed’s annual Christmas Dinner open for reservations

Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:58 am

The deadline to order is noon Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Law enforcement officials publish “scam alert”

Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:40 am

Throughout December, there is typically an uptick of organizations requesting donations before the end of the year, and some calls for donations to local law enforcement are not approved.

Burning Bright concerts in 25th year; benefit event here Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:43 pm

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Burning Bright Winter Benefit concerts.
This year’s concerts are on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

47th Annual Candlelight Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols service in Waukon

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:34 pm

Local clergy will read the Christmas Story, and the carols will be sung by the congregation with organ accompaniment.

Clean water organizations say ‘No’ to NO3

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:32 pm

Fillmore County Water Quality Forum draws more than 200 to discuss hazards of elevated levels of nitrates in water sources

Two-city food donation contest replaces annual holiday events

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:30 pm

Team Spring Grove or Team Caledonia?

Alzheimer’s Association offers free winter education series

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:30 pm

The series will begin on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 12 p.m., via Zoom and continue each Thursday through Dec. 28.

Police car lights at night city street. Red and blue lights. Road traffic accident. Evening patrolling

Winneshiek County Sheriff reports

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:21 pm

Kent Summerfield, 66, of La Crescent, Minn., was airlifted by Gunderson Air following an accident Nov. 14 at 8:55 a.m. on Locust Road. Summerfield was reportedly southbound on Locust Road and near the driveway of 2820 Locust Road when his …

Noticing Nonprofits: Local nonprofit healing through horses for 17 years

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:02 am

Thunder Rode provides confidence building and rehabilitative training to individuals of all ages with special needs, within aspects of the equine industry. The program has no boundaries regarding developmental growth, program growth and learning potential for individuals, enhancing their abilities to live and work successfully within the community.

Kueny accepts Winneshiek County Engineer post

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 4:34 pm

The Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors met in special session Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. to extend an employment offer and contract to Michael Kueny, PE, as Winneshiek County Engineer.

‘Podeia Podcast” features reflections from Luther alumni

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 4:25 pm

A new podcast presented by Luther College’s Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (The CEPE) in partnership with Luther’s radio station, KWLC, released its first season earlier this year with seven episodes.

Iowa’s deer population increasing despite disease reports

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 11:08 am

Iowa’s deer-hunting season started last week, and the good news, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is that Iowa’s deer population is stable and slightly increasing throughout most of the state – aside from northwest, central and southwest portions of Iowa.

Drive-thru Santa on the Farm in Calmar Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 11:01 am

A drive-thru Santa on the Farm event will be held at Iowa’s Dairy Center on Friday evening, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Iowa’s Dairy Center is located at 1527 Hwy. 150 in Calmar.

Noticing Nonprofits: Opportunities for independence

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 10:47 am

“Larry and I were both getting older, and even though his sister lives in town and could take care of him, we wanted to get Brian into a group home so he would be independently stable and comfortable,” explained Sherry.

Curbside leaf collection to end Dec. 5  

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 10:42 am

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that curbside leaf collection will end on Tuesday, Dec. 5. City staff will be making one more pass through each Ward throughout the week of Dec. 4, but all leaves must be placed behind the curb by the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 5.