Field to Fork: For the love of carrots

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:13 pm

Growing up, I did not like carrots. In my defense, and in their dishonor, they were boiled to smithereens until all their life was gone. 

George Haven left lasting legacy of travels, history with The Wall in Chatfield

Friday, September 9, 2022 9:00 pm

George A. Haven, of Chatfield, Minn., was a different sort of man, not odd, but well educated, and a fellow who townsfolk might say, “walks his own path.” 

For the Record: Decorah’s “Pilot to Permanent” intersection projects explained by city engineer

Friday, August 26, 2022 9:46 pm

In this edition, Decorah City Engineer Jeremy Bril, P.E., Ph.D., CFM, discusses several forthcoming temporary traffic patterns to be implemented at intersections of heightened concern.

BINGO in the park Sept. 18

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:55 pm

Join Driftless Multimedia and Decorah Rocks to play bingo in the park.

Driftless Outdoors: Prospecting for dog days panfish

Friday, August 19, 2022 9:43 pm

August kicked off with the lowest river levels seen on the Mississippi since 2006. The flow was about 18 inches lower in 1988 and 1967.  Back then siltation wasn’t a factor on pool 9.  But it certainly is today.

Field to Fork: Savor the Season – Heirloom Tomato Galette

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:38 pm

For me, the true peak of Iowa’s summer is a perfectly ripe, juicy tomato picked off the vine and eaten right then, still warm from the sun.

For the Record: City Manager discusses proposed Kwik Star on College Drive, Decorah

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:05 pm

In this edition, Decorah City Manager Travis Goedken helps clarify and define the stance of the City of Decorah and the role of its associated boards, councils and commissions on the proposed private sale of commercial property on College Drive to Kwik Star for the construction of a third store within the city limits. 

Field to Fork: Reconnected Farms Oyster Mushroom Stir Fry

Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:01 pm

Once you learn the ways of the wok you will be able to incorporate anything you want into your stir fry and can get crazy with combinations until you find the perfect stir fry for your taste buds. 

For the Record: Goedken gives the straight scoop on the city of Decorah’s ad hoc housing committee

Monday, July 25, 2022 8:42 pm

(For the Record is the first of a series of informational articles aimed at helping clarify some of the hot-topic issues facing the city of Decorah currently.) 

Slidin’ Sand for Summer Walleyes

Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:17 pm

With stable weather and river levels, it’s a little easier dialing in a fish catching pattern. However, the river is a democracy—the fish get a vote, too.

More than Birds and Bees

Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:38 pm

An interview with Dr. Kirk Larsen, Luther College professor of biology

More than Birds and Bees

Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:38 pm

An interview with Dr. Kirk Larsen, Luther College professor of biology

Driftless Outdoors: Backwater buffet features 130 entrees

Friday, June 24, 2022 9:09 pm

If river levels follow USACE predictions the next two weeks, provided will be some of the best fishing Old Man River can offer. 

Celebrating Dairy Month: 56 years of cows and steers

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:48 pm

LeRoy McClintock concludes dairy career winning Pioneer award

Green, Scapes and Bulbs: Garlic 3 Ways

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:26 pm

Most people think of garlic as a winter storage vegetable or a late summer harvest, but many are surprised to learn the garlic plant is edible (and enjoyable) at many stages – not just the dried and cured bulb most people know.

Celebrating Dairy Month: Elsbernd family serious about dairy, now and for future generations

Friday, June 10, 2022 8:56 pm

The Elsbernd Family of Calmar was recognized by the Winneshiek County Dairy Association as the Distinguished Dairy Family this spring.


Decorah Rocks spreads kindness, happiness globally

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:01 am

Painting in the park event is June 11 

New bridge coming to Water Street

Friday, May 27, 2022 1:34 pm

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO: A new bridge will be built on Water Street over the Dry Run close to the Milwaukee Passenger Depot later this year.

A filling spinach recipe to shake up salad season

Friday, May 20, 2022 8:57 pm

The magic of spinach is that it can “overwinter” – survive through the winter for harvest in the spring – even here in the Upper Midwest.