Driftless Bites & Sites!

Monday, May 8, 2023 3:37 pm

Future memories made here! Driftless Multimedia has planned another exciting summer contest to help people get out and explore the Driftless Region, the Bites & Sites Scavanger Hunt! With a new twist, this year’s scavenger hunt has a host of …

Driftless Foodie: Creamy asparagus pasta with spinach and crispy prosciutto 

Friday, May 5, 2023 2:12 pm

When asparagus spears start bursting through the ground it’s usually a telltale sign that spring is here in many kitchens across the Midwest.

Celebrating the history of ‘no-till’ soil stewardship

Friday, May 5, 2023 1:50 pm

Soil Stewardship Week is April 30 through May 7. What better time to retell some local history about no-till practices in Winneshiek County?

Humble beginnings of the backyard Bohr orchard

Friday, May 5, 2023 1:21 pm

Mary, Mary, may be quite contrary, but Daniel Bohr’s garden grows with an orchard of an even dozen grafted apple trees. Living on the edge of Spillville, Bohr has taken to the grafting process to propagate some very exciting apple varieties in his spacious backyard.

Driftless Home & Garden: Building a dream off Scenic Byway A26

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 9:45 am

Tessa and Colton Willie thought they had their dream home by Cresco. They had just finished renovating it to be exactly how they wanted for themselves and their two children. Then an opportunity came along they simply couldn’t pass up.

Driftless Home & Garden: Peruvian Daffodils

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:38 pm

Perhaps it was a warm summer evening in July 1999 when this writer attended a Saturday night Foot Notes folk dance at the Highlandville two-room schoolhouse . . .

Driftless Outdoors: Small jaws on the move!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:35 pm

Rapidly warming water temperatures in area rivers over the past 10 days are having a profound impact on fish behavior.

Driftless Home & Garden: Fowlers’ rural home features comfort and wide-open spaces

Friday, April 21, 2023 3:26 pm

A slice of rural life was the dream for Ryan and Sarah (Wicks) Fowler in the construction of their new custom-built home outside Decorah.

A sauce for (almost) every dish

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:00 pm

What foods are in season in Iowa in April?

The Driftless Foodie: 30-Minute Peanut Noodles

Friday, April 14, 2023 4:21 pm

The sweet and salty combination with a hint of heat. Ugh! Sign. Me. Up.

Starting seeds indoors

Friday, March 3, 2023 10:28 pm

Starting garden flower and vegetable plants in the home can provide the home gardener with enjoyment as well as some definite advantages.

Driftless Weddings: Ericksons celebrate wedding day in personal style

Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:11 pm

The first three years of the COVID-19 pandemic left many newly engaged couples with tough decisions to consider, like whether to postpone their nuptials; go forward with plans hoping restrictions would lift; or scrap the idea of a wedding all together. Sara and Tyler Erickson became engaged in the heart of the pandemic’s uncertainty, December 2020, but decided early in their engagement that having the day they dreamed of trumped any timeline – they’d wait it out.

Driftless Weddings: The tapestry of family woven into a very special day

Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:07 pm

Ashley and Ethan Smith had no idea when they first met exactly how special their wedding day would be, weaving in threads from so many family members, traditions of importance, and making their day the perfect tribute not only to those celebrating with them that day, but those who had helped shape their lives that had passed away before the date was set.

Finding food economy with the Driftless Foodie and Taco Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5:35 pm

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be less wasteful. More specifically, ensuring that I use all the food and produce that I buy, and not letting anything die in my crisper.

‘I Do,’ take two

Monday, February 6, 2023 5:41 pm

Vow renewal for Lansing couple proves love is better the second time around

Driftless Weddings: Christensen-Moritz vows solemnized in November boho riverside ceremony

Monday, February 6, 2023 5:24 pm

Returning home to Iowa after living on the West Coast led to romance for two Driftless-area natives.

Driftless Weddings: Nice day for a Walsh wedding

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 8:52 am

Matison & Zack Walsh throw a party to remember.


Driftless Weddings: Country-inspired wedding boasts refined, homespun flair

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:30 pm

Kelly Casterton and Joshua Dee married on scenic hillside

Greetings from the Statehouse: Into the third week

Monday, January 30, 2023 8:48 pm

The third week of session continues at a brisk pace. I expect this pace to continue through the first funnel, as bills move through sub-committee and committee.

Greetings from the Statehouse: Week 2

Monday, January 30, 2023 7:28 pm

Activity in the House has increased with committee and subcommittee meetings during our second week of session.