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Sunflower Child Development is meeting a growing community need

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 2:14 pm

The Sunflower Child Development and Discovery Center, an exciting addition to Winneshiek County’s community services has recently opened part of its facility. After years of project planning, fundraising and finally construction, the childcare portion of the facility opened its doors on Monday, June 10. The milestone marks the accomplishment of a project that not only addresses the critical need for more childcare slots in the area but also promises to enrich the lives of young children through public access to the innovative indoor play areas in the Discovery Center.

Driftless Foodie: Pizza Finale!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:58 am

In all of the pizzas that I’ve consumed, the ones that stood out the most always had one ingredient: Good quality olive oil or some sort of finishing oil swirled over top.

Driftless Foodie: For the love of Pizza Part 2 – the sauce!

Monday, June 17, 2024 12:41 pm

You need to make sure you have not only a really good tasting sauce, but also the right ratio of sauce to crust to prevent a soggy bottom. No one likes a soggy bottom.

Driftless Business spotlight: Waukon Family Chiropractic opens

Monday, June 17, 2024 12:37 pm

Everything fell into place for Dr. Jackie Barz. The recent chiropractic school graduate moved to Waukon last fall and now she’s has opened her own practice.

Know Your Driftless Neighbor: Meet Katy Buck

Friday, June 14, 2024 2:24 pm

“Yeoman Bolder”, “911 Dispatch”, “Weezer”, “Crazy Rock Lady” are just a few monikers for Decorah’s resident rock royalty, Katy Buck. If you have ever found a beautiful painted rock whilst wandering around Decorah and the numerous trails and landmarks, Katy has probably touched or painted that rock.

Driftless Foodie: For the love of Pizza Part 1 the dough

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:48 am

We’re never promised tomorrow. So, enjoy every single slice of pizza.

Beef Month: Being [ Beef ] Queen is more than a pretty crown – it’s a way of life

Friday, May 31, 2024 11:10 am

In Winneshiek County – where people are outnumbered by cattle five-to-one – being crowned Winneshiek County Cattleman Association’s Beef Queen is more than just a sash and pretty crown –it’s a way of life.

Driftless Outdoors: Successful May anglers are not deep thinkers

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 3:03 pm

Pride won’t allow wannabe pro anglers that spend Saturdays flying up and down the river in $100,000 bass boats to admit they got “skunked”.  They will tell you time on the intimidating Mississippi was spent “eliminating unproductive water”.

Echoes of the Past: Hand-washing project is success

Monday, May 13, 2024 3:47 pm

The Kendallville School, one of the fine rural schools of Winneshiek County, is proud of its hand-washing projects.

Driftless Bingo is back for Summer 2024!

Monday, May 6, 2024 9:50 am

Who’s ready for another summertime adventure in the Driftless? The team at Driftless Multimedia has designed and coordinated a fantastic BINGO contest for this summer to help our readers explore this area and find those unique shops, restaurants, attractions and places that can become their new favorite experience!

The growing business: Plantpeddler owners reflect on 43 years of success

Friday, May 3, 2024 2:19 pm

“We keep growing our wholesale and young plant divisions,” added Rachel Gooder. “In the beginning, retail was 100 percent of our business, but now, we’re about two percent retail, and the rest is wholesale and young plants.”

Driftless Home & Garden: ‘The Bohemian Palace of the South Side’ – Slifkas build their unique forever home

Friday, May 3, 2024 2:11 pm

“Once we got the plan drawn up and sized, we sent it to an architect to get actual blueprints to work off of. We wanted a simple esthetic: simple roof lines, just a big square house.”

Official contest rules for Experience the Driftless BINGO 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 1:44 pm

How to participate…

Driftless Home and Garden: Close to family- Uhlenhakes keep their priorities straight in Ossian home construction

Friday, April 26, 2024 4:03 pm

For most people, part of the stress of building a new house comes from trying to communicate with complete strangers about issues that could affect a family’s happiness and safety for years to come. That stress didn’t exist for Josh and Samantha Uhlenhake when building their new house in Ossian because they knew many of the names and faces doing the work.

Driftless outdoors in April is heaven on earth

Friday, April 26, 2024 3:25 pm

Grass turned green and buds appeared practically overnight. Much needed-rains last week goaded Morcella spores to ease beyond the surface beneath the withered arms of recently deceased elms and aging apple trees.

Know your Driftless Neighbor: Nick Zielinski

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:27 pm

From your next-door neighbor to that one down on main street, a face you see around town or a name you hear over and over, these are your Driftless Neighbors.

Driftless Home and Garden: Carriage House at Walnut Hill Farm is a dream come true for local couple

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:01 pm

“Once we started,” he continued, “We wanted the look of a Norwegian long house with modern amenities.”

Driftless Home and Garden: ‘Because it’s pretty’ Nick Wallin’s quest for floral perfection

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:36 am

In 2017, Nick Wallin’s daily attire consisted of fine suits and dress shoes. He and his partner, Gary Barness, lived in a new house in Aurora, Colo., and they had what many would consider a good life, but for Nick, something just wasn’t quite right. Their life together wasn’t pretty enough, and so in 2018 the couple set out to remedy that deficit when they purchased their new home at 107 W. North Street in Calmar, which includes nearly two acres of yard, which Nick was determined to make pretty.

Driftless Puzzle Solutions for April 16

Monday, April 15, 2024 11:58 am

Driftless Puzzle Solutions for April 16.

No cowboy can ride herd on the Immortal River

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 9:06 am

Even an instant iPhone photo post with a fat fish flopping in a landing net can’t predict walleye behavior an hour later on the enigmatic and immortal Mississippi River.