The Driftless Foodie: Chicken Parm Meatballs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:30 pm

If you’ve been around here for a while it is no secret that I am a sucker for a good meatball.

Apart yet connected: 2020 wedding takes place via Zoom

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:02 pm

February is wedding month in the Driftless, three weeks of weddings begins today!

Nikki’s Ultimate Glow opens in Waukon

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:20 pm

Waukon resident Nikki Dietrich has always loved tanning. So, when the opportunity presented itself to buy a tanning salon in Waukon, the mother of two jumped at it.

Happy Retirement Julie!

Monday, February 8, 2021 8:51 pm

Well, she up and did it. She retired.

Echoes of the Past: Many more local boys off to the Draft

Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:53 pm

EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Three local boys left for the draft yesterday and another nine will depart soon.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Friday, February 5, 2021 6:23 pm

Subcommittee meetings on bills are a regular occurrence in our third week of session. This step in our process is the point in which public input is offered on the proposed legislation. I was assigned as chairman of the three-person subcommittee for House Study Bill 74, an act relating to controlled substances and precursor substances. 

Klimesh’s Corner

Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:21 pm

The third week of the legislative session remained busy with subcommittee and committee meetings, and we also had some of the first-floor debate of the year. Education has been an important topic…

Sledding the Driftless

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:15 pm

Though winter got off to a slow start here in the Driftless, area snowmobilers have done their best to enjoy their sport…

Ice fishing technique: “Plop and hover” to catch more bluegills

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:00 pm

Locating a population of bluegills is seldom a problem on backwaters along the upper Mississippi River: just look for a long line of vehicles  . . . 

WAX by Amber now open in Waukon

Monday, February 1, 2021 10:02 pm

Offering waxing services and variety of retail items . . .


Greetings from the Statehouse

Saturday, January 30, 2021 4:35 pm

Activity in the House of Representatives has started to develop into a routine, as bills are filed, assigned to committees and subcommittees are appointed to take public input. I am eager to begin the process of evaluating the bill proposals and work to adopt laws that serve Iowans.

Legislative process

Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:32 pm

This week was the second week of the legislative session. While it was shorter than normal due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, it was busy and full of subcommittee meetings as we start going through the legislative process.
Subcommittees are the first step in the legislative process and are one of the ways Iowans can be involved . . .

Preparing for the pitfalls of exercise; Real physical change takes time

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:04 pm

Welcome to the New Year, that annual time where we collectively reflect on our lives and actions in the hope that we can resolve to improve them. For too many of us, what we decide to commit to in January fails to come to fruition during the subsequent months.

In the Legislature

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:49 pm

We have officially started the 2021 legislative session and it has been a very busy week. Especially as a new senator, I have had to adjust to new changes due to the pandemic as well as adjusting to learning the process of how our state government operates within it.

Greetings from the Statehouse

Monday, January 25, 2021 10:43 pm

The 89th General Assembly convened at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 11.  The members took the oath of office and have begun their duties. Joint conventions of the House and Senate were convened to receive Governor Kim Reynolds, Chief Justice Susan Christensen and Major General Corell of the Iowa National Guard.

The Driftless Foodie: Heirloom Pizza Dough

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:21 pm

Most people don’t think about a recipe as a family heirloom. It’s not exactly something tangible.