Driftless Jr.: The Wishing Field

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:42 pm

 I feel the rich, dark soil mold to the contours of my foot as I step onto the edge of my grandma and grandpa’s bean field . . .

Focus remains on budget bills and policy issues

Monday, May 10, 2021 1:30 pm

As we work toward adjournment in the sixteenth week of this legislative session, the focus remains on budget bills and lingering policy issues.

Local couple breathe new life into historic building

Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:33 pm

It takes vision to imagine an old building as a vibrant, modern structure maintaining the character of the original. But it takes hard work and meticulous planning to convert that vision into reality.

Goeden house project was ‘just meant to be’

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:54 pm

The old saying, “some things are just meant to be,” certainly holds true for Christina and Jordan Goeden of Mabel.

Now in the fifteenth week

Monday, May 3, 2021 2:22 pm

This week in the Senate looked very similar to last week as we worked on a number of issues prior to finishing the session for the year. Now in the fifteenth week, the Senate debated several bills, confirmed governor appointments to boards and commissions and continued work on budget bills.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Monday, May 3, 2021 1:23 pm

The Iowa House released our Health and Human Services Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022. The budget prioritizes child care, mental health services, telehealth, nursing homes and more.

Luna Salon and Boutique opens in Waukon

Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:47 pm

Mother-daughter duo Robin Palmer and Adrianna Rocksvold opened Luna Salon and Boutique, located at 1 East Main Street in Waukon, and already their business is booming.

Local contractors take stress out of building experience for Fort Atkinson couple

Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:31 pm

As Ken and April Schmitt of Fort Atkinson watch the sunset from their new home, the years of planning and months of construction are dim memories. 

Your body is a genius

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:01 pm

It will often respond positively to almost any realistic physical endeavor; it can survive by sucking nutrition out of items void of any redeeming nutritional content, and your body will continue to amaze with its inherent awesomeness. 

Law enforcement officers will see increased protections and support

Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:00 pm

This week, the Iowa House passed SF 342, legislation to follow through on our promise to support law enforcement.

Erickson’s garden in Canton is really something to behold

Friday, April 23, 2021 9:15 pm

The 600-square foot flower garden of Joleen and Rick Erickson is a kaleidoscope of annuals and perennials in all shapes and sizes. 

Increased budgets for education, public safety and mental health funding proposed

Friday, April 23, 2021 7:58 pm

The Senate has proposed a budget of $7.99 billion for the next fiscal year. This amount includes increases for education, public safety and mental health funding.

A Sears “Modern” Home

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:00 pm

1916 catalogue kit home is renovated for future use

Expanding broadband service, protecting constitutional rights and providing property tax relief

Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:56 pm

Floor debate dominated most of our time during the thirteenth week of the legislative session.

From the Statehouse: Funding police and corrections

Friday, April 16, 2021 7:53 pm

The Justice Systems budget makes certain that we are funding the police and corrections system.

Driftless Business Spotlight: The Country Garden’s Foels celebrates 25 years in floral

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:09 pm

JoEllen Foels has been brightening lives with flowers since she was a teen.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:45 pm

We have reached the second funnel week for the Legislature.

Klimesh’s Corner: more good news about Iowa and the economy

Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:41 pm

We received more good news about Iowa and the economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Iowa’s economy grew faster in the last few months of 2020 than many of our neighboring states at 6.3%.

Driftless Junior: A blade of my past

Friday, April 9, 2021 7:29 pm

It’s a long and slender knife. The handle is made from an old deer antler from a deer that was killed who knows when.