When it comes to exercise…less can be more

Friday, March 12, 2021 10:47 pm

How much do I need to exercise? 
This is one of the most common questions asked of me as I work with folks making life changes. What makes the question hard is that . . . 

Klimesh’s Corner: eighth week of session

Friday, March 12, 2021 1:33 am

General Assembly Information
The eighth week of this year’s session is known as “funnel week” in the legislature. This week is the first legislative deadline of the year.

Wintering wildlife

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:08 pm

Driftless critters respond to changing weather conditions

Winneshiek Wild: Spring Awakenings

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:11 pm

Next week marks the one-year anniversary of what I consider the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa: the day schools across the state were closed. Soon after, I wrote a Winneshiek Wild column about how, in the face of incredible uncertainty, I was able to find some relief and comfort in the certainty of spring’s arrival.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:18 pm

In addition to regularly scheduled committee meetings, subcommittee assignments and floor debate, I have been busy with other activities this week. Zoom meetings have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic to bring people together.

Klimesh’s Corner – Week 7

Friday, March 5, 2021 9:16 pm

The seventh week of session was busier as many bills moved out of committee. Next week is the first funnel week of this legislative session, meaning all Senate policy bills need to be out of Senate committees in order to be considered for the rest of the year.

Driftless Foodie: Turkey and Fire Roasted Corn Stuffed Poblanos with Avocado-Lime Crem

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:37 pm

I love when a new recipe that I’ve written works out the first time.

Nursing school during a pandemic

Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:20 pm

At the onset of COVID-19, the entire Luther student body was sent home to finish the semester virtually. For junior nursing students like myself, in the midst of completing a majority of our clinical practicum at Mayo Clinic, this was tough.

Love stories

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:47 pm

The Driftless Journal thanks Aase Haugen Senior Services for their assistance in creating this series of marriage memories and advice for our readers…

Klimesh’s Corner: sixth week of session

Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:59 pm

This was the sixth week of the 2021 legislative session. The Senate passed several bills during the week, discussing a number of topics such as education funding, increasing flexibility of continuing education requirements, and the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Greetings from the Statehouse

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:53 pm

I took a moment to recognize our former State Representative Paul Johnson on the House floor this week.

Ending 2020 with vows

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:22 pm

Lensings wed on NYE

Echoes of the Past: Sattre ladies donate linoleum

Monday, February 22, 2021 10:13 pm

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO: The ladies from Sattre donated the new linoleum for the toilet room floor of the Rest Rooms in Decorah.

Decorah wedding plays out as international pandemic grows

Monday, February 22, 2021 8:43 pm

Couple says “I Do” in family pasture on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in April

Greetings from the Statehouse

Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:24 am

This week the House debated several bills on the floor. Many of the bills found strong bipartisan support.  Action included six bills of significance that address a shared priority to support child care options across Iowa.

Klimesh’s Corner

Friday, February 19, 2021 9:20 pm

The fifth week of the legislative session included more debate on important education issues, as well as continuing our work in subcommittees and committees.

Petersons greet their future as a family

Friday, February 19, 2021 2:05 pm

They found each other at Fareway.

A Celebration of all things rural

Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:04 pm

Buddenberg and Ferguson families host barn reception

Q&A with Alacia Adrienne

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:40 pm

Continued from this week’s Driftless Journal interview with wedding photographer Alacia Adrienne.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:09 pm

Deciding on how to vote on bills and amendments can be challenging. One commonly believed approach is to reflect the district’s public opinion on an issue and vote consistent with the polls.