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Decorah City Manager Chad Bird to be appointed to city manager position in Burlington

Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:14 pm

Decorah City Manager Chad Bird will soon become the city manager of Burlington. Bird has served as Decorah city manager for just over nine years.

Fillmore County begins vaccination of those 65+

Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:57 am

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) has begun offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Fillmore County residents and property owners age 65 years and older per the current Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines. 

Missing person is located

Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:38 am

A missing Ossian man has been found safe.

Echoes of the Past: Many more local boys off to the Draft

Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:53 pm

EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Three local boys left for the draft yesterday and another nine will depart soon.

Middle School LEGO teams challenged

Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:14 am

Decorah Middle School LEGO teams have created new avenues to keep people more active.

Vesterheim appoints new trustees

Friday, February 5, 2021 10:46 pm

New board members bring business, travel and service experience

Vaccine shortage continues to plague public health officials

Friday, February 5, 2021 10:34 pm

The trickle of COVID-19 vaccines reaching Iowa each week is not only insufficient to meet demand, it’s causing extra stress on area healthcare workers. 

Greetings from the Statehouse

Friday, February 5, 2021 6:23 pm

Subcommittee meetings on bills are a regular occurrence in our third week of session. This step in our process is the point in which public input is offered on the proposed legislation. I was assigned as chairman of the three-person subcommittee for House Study Bill 74, an act relating to controlled substances and precursor substances. 

Decorah High School National Honor Society inducts new members

Friday, February 5, 2021 5:56 pm

The Decorah High School National Honor Society inducted 59 new members during its annual induction ceremony Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

City sells Fox & Coon Club property

Friday, February 5, 2021 5:08 pm

The Decorah City Council, in a 5-2 vote, entered into a purchase agreement that would sell city property to 3chicsrental LLC. 

Book discussions offered by local library

Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:49 pm

Decorah Public Library will host book discussions this month.

Open enrollment deadlines announced

Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43 pm

DCSD has announced open enrollment deadlines.

Klimesh’s Corner

Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:21 pm

The third week of the legislative session remained busy with subcommittee and committee meetings, and we also had some of the first-floor debate of the year. Education has been an important topic…

Virtual Senior Centers offered

Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:53 pm

A Virtual Senior Center program is now being offered locally.

Decorah Schools now accepting 2021-22 open enrollment applications

Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:10 pm

The deadline for submitting an open enrollment application for students entering grades 1-12 is Monday, March 1…

St. Teresa students author book on 2020

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:56 pm

This is how one small school in northeast Iowa cast a little light on their experience of 2020. It involves the creation of a book, a local printing plant and a well-kept secret.

Lanesboro Arts presents remembrance quilt exhibition Feb. 13-April 1

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:47 pm

Lanesboro Arts is presenting “Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering Those Lost To Police Brutality.” The exhibition, part of an ongoing initiative to portray diverse voices through local programming, features 26 quilts curated by Carolyn Mazloomi and is part of Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network’s “We Are the Story” initiative. 

Fox and Coon Club fundraising dinner Saturday

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:44 am

The Northeast Iowa Fox & Coon Club is holding a “Lost Our Lease Last Supper” on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sledding the Driftless

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:15 pm

Though winter got off to a slow start here in the Driftless, area snowmobilers have done their best to enjoy their sport…

Covid-19 vaccine update from Winneshiek County Public Health

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:17 pm

Each Iowa county including Winneshiek County is required to follow the vaccine shortage order . . .