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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.

Spring Edibles: Make a $100 meal for free

Friday, April 9, 2021 12:59 pm

My friend was treated to a spring brunch in St. Paul, Minn, it rang up at $100.

An outdoor store with more

Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:00 pm

GEAR Elkader to open late April

Morels – Game On!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:00 pm

One of the surest signs of spring in the Driftless is the appearance of the morel mushroom.

The Driftless Foodie: One pan garlicky mushroom, chicken & rice

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:33 pm

Do y’all remember my last baked rice dish?

Annual Redhorse run is no thundering herd

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:38 pm

The annual spawning run of redhorse and white suckers into the Upper Iowa River and other streams in the Driftless Area began quietly about 48 hours after the official arrival of spring this year.

Klimesh’s Corner: Iowa is predicted to see growth in the coming year

Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:55 pm

Iowa has seen growth even through these last several months, and is predicted to see growth in the coming year.

From the Statehouse: House and Senate will focus on the budget process

Friday, April 2, 2021 8:54 pm

In its review of the state’s economy, the panel said Iowa is “remarkably resilient” . . .