Features

We’re all the same: A doctor’s experience along the Polish-Ukrainian border

Friday, January 20, 2023 9:12 pm

Spillville native Stacey Maroushek has always known she wanted to be a doctor. Now working at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Maroushek works in pediatric infectious diseases and general pediatrics, with a focus on immigrant and refugee health.

Driftless Health: Advance Care Planning not just for elderly, experts say

Friday, January 20, 2023 7:57 pm

Speaking about the health care one wants to receive in end-of-life situations is never an easy conversation, but it’s something many medical centers and hospitals believe adults of all ages should discuss more openly. 

Greetings from the State House

Thursday, January 19, 2023 2:41 pm

The Iowa House of Representative began its session on Monday, January 9 with its typical formalities. Governor Reynolds assures us the condition of the state of Iowa is strong.

Mental health and military Veterans — An invisible battlefront

Saturday, January 14, 2023 3:37 pm

For those who are serving or have served in the military, mental health concerns are an often-overlooked issue. The military culture fosters the mindset that soldiers can’t be weak or ask for help, which lends credence to why many military members past and present are often hesitant to admit mental health issues.

Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health plans expansion

Friday, January 13, 2023 3:34 pm

NEIBHC’s Executive Director Charlie Woodcock said they are currently in the process of purchasing a building and will focus their efforts to increase access to children’s behavioral health services by at least 30 percent within the next year.

Focus on health with Mikah Jaschke

Friday, January 13, 2023 3:27 pm

Local health provider believes in the power of the body and mind

Iowa Donor Network helps family through the unthinkable

Friday, January 13, 2023 12:29 pm

Fort Atkinson family recalls son’s life, decision to save lives as an organ donor

Best December for outdoor sports in years

Friday, December 30, 2022 10:59 pm

The fishing diary I’ve kept for nearly 40 years says we have experienced the best year in the Driftless since 2015. Results so far this month have not been stellar. But it was still possible to get out on the River in a boat til just a week or so ago. 

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!