Features

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:

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.