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Council votes down proposed changes to Decorah’s ordinance related to digital and electronic signs

Friday, February 23, 2024 1:10 pm

According to the current ordinance, all types of lit signs are prohibited, unless the business received a variance from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA), or the building site plans included lit signs and was approved by city council at the time of construction.

Decorah’s 40-year-old wastewater treatment plant to receive $3.9M facelift

Friday, February 23, 2024 1:03 pm

City council discusses the city’s long-overdue necessary updates and replacements to Decorah’s wastewater treatment plant.

Opioid Task Force seeks public input

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 2:25 pm

The Winneshiek County Opioid Task Force is conducting an anonymous public survey to determine how to spend money from a grant received to help fight the battle against the opioid and fentanyl epidemics.

300-Bushel Yield Club

Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:08 am

Farmers from Winneshiek and Allamakee counties were honored at a Yield Chasers banquet, held Feb. 3 in Ossian, for breaking the 300-bushel-per-acre mark with DEKALB brand corn in the 2023 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride makes donation to Veterans Memorial Hospital EMS

Saturday, February 17, 2024 4:11 am

Members of the Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride committee recently made a donation to the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation for the Emergency Medical Services Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Ossian City Council approves first reading of SOO Green franchise agreement ordinance

Friday, February 16, 2024 5:05 pm

The SOO Green project is moving full steam ahead, thanks in part to a recent public hearing in Ossian.

The curling must go on!

Friday, February 16, 2024 12:41 pm

Event coordinators have announced that the annual Busch Light curling is still happening, despite warmer temperatures, Feb. 17, in Lansing.

Aase Haugen names general contractor on new building

Friday, February 16, 2024 8:53 am

The new facility will be approximately 72,000 sq. ft. and will be constructed on land Aase Haugen already owns near the independent senior living neighborhoods of Vennehjem and Nabotunet. It will replace the existing facility on Ohio Street in the city of Decorah. Construction is expected to begin early in 2024.

County citizens group opens dialog with supervisors over Freeport land sale issue

Friday, February 16, 2024 8:38 am

Erickson said the purpose of the deep-rooted native grasses, which, she said later in the meeting were planted in 2018 or 2019, is to mitigate the water, but Vick said those grasses can only soak up so much.

Council discusses upcoming city projects, part-time police officers

Friday, February 16, 2024 6:53 am

Ward 1 representative Brent Parker voiced concern that currently, part-time police officers are not required to undergo the rigorous training and civil service vetting process that full-time officers are required to pass.

Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff

Friday, February 16, 2024 1:59 am

Winneshiek Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident Jan. 19, at approximately 8:22 p.m. A vehicle operated by Haylie Langdon, 21, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., was westbound on Twin Springs Road near Decorah. The driver lost traction going around …

DNR to recap hunting seasons, discuss possible rule changes at public meeting Feb. 22

Thursday, February 15, 2024 4:37 pm

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

A toast to Kanpai – New soda shop debuts in Decorah

Thursday, February 15, 2024 4:31 pm

Patrons are greeted with fresh-popped popcorn as they sip their favorite beverages.

No Feb. 19 Winneshiek County Supervisors meeting

Thursday, February 15, 2024 1:37 pm

Due to a lack of agenda topics, the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors has announced it will not meet.

Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour 2024 dates announced

Friday, February 9, 2024 4:13 pm

Artist’s applications for tour entry are juried, and participants are selected for their work’s technique, quality and vision, and their studios must reside within 40 miles of Decorah. Postmark deadline for submitting an application is April 1.

Birdhouse workshop March 11 at Lake Meyer

Friday, February 9, 2024 4:37 am

Winneshiek County Conservation will host a Birdhouse Building Workshop on Monday, March 11, at 5 p.m. at the campground shop at Lake Meyer Park.

Supervisors opt to pay $900,000 911 tower bill through Emergency Management

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:18 pm

Such an expense will cause property taxes to increase slightly, but everyone involved in the discussion, during the Jan. 22 meeting of the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors, agreed the way Winneshiek County is achieving the upgrade is the best deal for its taxpayers.

Dr. Riedel files lawsuit against community college

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:54 am

NICC: Higher Learning Commission finds no merit in former president’s complaints

Economical summer fun options

Friday, July 14, 2023 3:00 pm

Don’t underestimate the money-saving might of a humble library card and many museums participate in Museums For All.

‘Airing of the Quilts’ 2023

Thursday, July 13, 2023 11:12 am

The 4th annual “Airing of the Quilts” quilt show sponsored by NorthEast Iowa Quilters’ Guild was held Thursday evening, July 6, in several Decorah neighborhoods. Hundreds of quilts were displayed on front porches, over mailboxes, on fences and on decks …