The Grave

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:35 pm

As I strolled down the sidewalk I felt like there was someone watching me. You know when you just get that feeling? 

Eerie. And Wild.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:25 pm

Deep in the woods, luminous from the fog and the shadows of the trees that tower above.

Driftless Outdoors: Skitterin’ for slabs

Friday, October 21, 2022 7:55 pm

May and October are the best months to go skitterin’ for slabs on the immortal Mississippi and its myriad running sloughs.

What lives in the Driftless?

Friday, October 21, 2022 6:49 pm

It was October 30, 2054, when some kids who were fishing in Twin Springs brought back an old, battered diary. It belonged to Annie Hudson, Monster Hunter. What follows are the partial entries that weren’t torn out: 

Hell’s Child

Friday, October 21, 2022 6:48 pm

Mom stood at the bottom of the stairs in the narrow hallway. The darkness was cut by the yellow light cascading onto her from the room beyond. The kids had been put to bed after a long, stressful day and Mom was glad that the house was finally quiet. The hallway upstairs matched the dark of the hallway downstairs and not a sound could be heard.


Friday, October 21, 2022 6:47 pm

It was midnight, November 30th. I was lying on the couch, unable to sleep, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a dark hazy shadow of a woman in a long flowing dress floating through the master bedroom wall into the room I was in.

It Was Me

Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:51 pm

This year has probably been the spookiest year of my life. In the beginning of the year my sister and I decided to go camping in our basement. 

Bloody Tales

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:40 pm

All my life, I’ve been alone. Not in the sense that I am one of those “Oh, woe is me!” girls, it’s just true. My parents are dorky college professors, all about academics. They always ask me “Honey, when are you going to college? You’re such a bright kid, you could go anywhere!” But trust me, I’m not going.

She Never Leaves

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:38 pm

Anyone that doesn’t believe there are evil spirits out there should have been with us in 1992!

So Cold

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:26 pm

Edgar walked through his front door at exactly half past two. However, for the life of him, he couldn’t remember how he got there. He also couldn’t remember what he had done that morning, but that didn’t matter. Edgar had retired eight months earlier and nowadays things like what he had done or what needed to be done didn’t matter as much. 

A new face to a local camp should continue supporting faith and friendship

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8:30 pm

This summer, the camp celebrated its 50th anniversary, showcasing several newly-remodeled spaces. 

Modeling their new guesthouse after a 150-year old homestead

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:15 pm

Joe and Cindy Forrer of rural Chatfield, Minn. looked into modular home construction for their guesthouse and have not once regretted their decision.

The Driftless Foodie: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:57 pm

I’m backkkkk!!! That’s right, you’ve read it here first. The Driftless Foodie is back, ready to bring deliciousness back to your kitchens. 

Driftless Jams: Live music listing

Friday, October 7, 2022 6:57 pm

Live music and more throughout the Driftless region. 

For the love of farming: A family legacy at Viewlawn

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:35 pm

At Miller’s Viewlawn Angus, taking care of the land, livestock, customers and each other has been a part of the family legacy for 156 years. 

“I Am An Iowa Cattleman”

Monday, October 3, 2022 8:30 pm

Ashley Bucheit of Decorah earned first-place honors in the 2022 “I Am An Iowa Cattleman” Photo Contest. 

Spooky Story entries due Thursday

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:54 pm

To help get readers in the spirit for Halloween season, Driftless Multimedia and sponsors are again hosting a writing contest, “Spooky Stories to Tell in the Driftless.” 

Driftless Outdoors: Fishing for ‘Big Ugly’

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:48 pm

Near record low level in the upper Mississippi this month has resulted in generally tough fishing for most sought-after species. But conditions for chasing that M1A1 Abrams tank with fins — flathead catfish — all parameters for a tussle with a titan are in harmonic convergence.

Experienced Adults: Pickleball benefits mind and body

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:37 pm

For Delbert Smith, 73, pickleball is more than exercise and entertainment.
“Pickleball saved my life,” said Smith.

Rockin’ the Driftless official answers clue answers announced

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 8:44 am

Although several interpretations of the Rockin’ the Driftless Bingo squares were accepted, here is a list of the official locations on the 2022 bingo card: