Field to Fork: Winter’s abundance showcased for the holidays

Friday, December 30, 2022 10:48 pm

The abundance of winter is upon us! “Abundance” and “winter” are two words that are not often linked, but even as the snow starts to fall, the light fades early and the temperature drops, we can relish in the hard work of previous seasons. 

The Driftless Foodie: Santa’s favorite cookies

Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:34 pm

I cannot stress enough how important it is to share family recipes with your loved ones. Especially around the holidays. 

Turkey winners announced

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 10:02 pm

Driftless Multimedia announces the winners drawn at participating businesses for a free turkey. 

For the Record: City Manager spills details on Flood Insurance Rate Map

Friday, December 16, 2022 7:20 pm

 “Not all homes within a flood zone are built to the same specifications. FEMA studies have shown that there are more losses with the houses that run along the outer perimeter of established flood zones, with more than 40 percent of flood insurance claims from 2014 to 2018 coming from outside high-risk flood areas.”

Echoes: Small “shooting affair” reported in Calmar

Monday, December 5, 2022 2:40 pm

A 75-year-old man who lives alone in Calmar shot a Decorah man thru both cheeks…

New in the Driftless: Buck Me Up opens in downtown Waukon

Friday, December 2, 2022 9:51 pm

After opening a business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waukon resident Daneela McKee has rebranded the former Rain or Shine Treasures and opened Buck Me Up.

Echoes of the Past: Toddler saved from Dry Run Creek

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:17 pm

All bundled up in a snowsuit, Darrel would have had a hard time walking in the water, let alone scrambling through deep water to the edge, had no one seen the child fall, he would have had little chance of being rescued

Swans predict seasonal change

Friday, November 18, 2022 8:09 pm

A cacophonous harbinger of seasonal change arrived on sheltered waters of the Mississippi River last week. Tundra (a.k.a. mute swans) have been a reliable forecaster of winter’s arrival in the Driftless Area for decades.

Driftless Home and Harvest: World Brown Swiss Breeders’ Association Conference puts focus on the Driftless region

Friday, November 18, 2022 7:47 pm

“I know we served 375 for lunch that day, and not everyone ate,” reported Barb. “We had 17 countries represented on our farm that day. And we’ve had long-time friends in the industry come and stay with us afterwards as well.” 

Driftless Foodie: Taking TikTok’s Italian Beef up a notch

Thursday, November 10, 2022 6:52 pm

Have you seen the TikTok-famous Italian beef sandwiches that are cooked in the crockpot with the premixed seasoning packets and spicy peppers? It flooded my feed a few weeks ago. And while I’m sure that version is good, my version is like that version but turned up a few notches!

Ride the Ride

Saturday, October 29, 2022 2:21 pm

As we pull up to the fair, I see all the amazing bright lights and colors. There’s a ferris wheel, a maze, and a few small rides. Among the small rides in the center there’s one huge ride, they call it the death star.

Was it My Imagination

Friday, October 28, 2022 2:18 pm

My sister owns a historical home in Lawrence, Kansas, one that was built over 100 years ago.  I decided to drive down for a weekend with three of my children . . .

Nature’s Healing Power

Friday, October 28, 2022 2:12 pm

Ellen had always preferred to be alone, it was safer than trusting people. For the first time, she was seriously doubting this belief as she stood alone in a cluster of seven tents out in the foggy wilderness. 

Is My New (Old) House Haunted?

Thursday, October 27, 2022 4:56 pm

After moving into our 1915 house two years ago, there were obvious strange squeaks and knocks, like any house has.  As a believer in ghosts, I noticed some unexplainable occurrences:

For the Record: Sidewalks are a hot topic in Decorah

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 4:42 pm

For the Record is part of a series of informational articles aimed at helping clarify some of the hot-topic issues currently facing the city of Decorah. 
Sidewalks have been a hot-button topic as of late, with the implementation of plans for new and repaired sidewalks, as well as changes to the city’s sidewalk code being discussed at length with city staff and council.

Meet the ‘spooktacular’ judges

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:50 pm

Throughout the month of October, Driftless readers have been chilled and thrilled by entries in the Spooky Stories to Tell in the Driftless writing contest. 

Running Water

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:33 pm

Finally home, Maggie wrestled the front door open impatiently, called for her brother Greg, but there was no answer. She descended the step into the hall, and planting her foot on the carpet, she felt it squish beneath her. 

As It Inches Closer

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:23 pm

As you read this letter, it inches closer. Some say it appears as a familiar face; others say it melts into the shadows the instant you try to catch a glimpse. One thing remains constant; it inches closer.