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Enterprise Media acquires Public Opinion, Driftless Journal

Monday, July 15, 2024 3:37 pm

The publications will be renamed as part of the transition — the Decorah Public Opinion will be redubbed the Decorah Leader, while the Driftless Journal will simply be known as The Driftless moving forward.

School Facility Committee recommends project

Thursday, July 11, 2024 1:24 am

Decorah Community School District (DCSD) Board unanimously approved a recommendation from the
elementary school facilities committee for construction of a new elementary school to replace John
Cline School and West Side Elementary School.

Lawn Chair series continues Thursday night

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 11:22 am

The 2024 Lawn Chair Night Concert Series continues July 11 on Washington Street with a performance by Kelly Hunt, featuring Beth Watts Nelson.

The performance is at 6 p.m.

Winneshiek County Fair is under way in Decorah

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 11:19 am

The ‘Biggest Little Fair in Iowa” is under way at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah. Some of the best moments of small town life are celebrated each year at the fair. This year’s fair runs July 8-13. Tuesday’s opening ceremonies included crowning of the 2024 royalty.

Supervisors agree to free energy audit of Community Services building

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:43 am

Eggen said Supervisor Shirley Vermace suggested WED “help the county” by providing a free energy audit of the newly-purchased building.

Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff and Decorah PD

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:41 am

Winneshiek Sheriff Winneshiek County Deputies responded to an apartment on NICC Drive in Calmar on June 12 at 1:06 a.m. after a call was received about subjects looking inside vehicles. Deputies arrived on scene and following further investigation, Leo Gallardo, …

From drought to flooding: County’s Emergency Management Coordinator shares the dangers of heavy rains

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:40 am

“The storm system kept swirling and building on itself, and it easily spanned the width of Iowa,” Snyder said. “When I look at pictures of Spencer’s neighborhoods underwater, that could just as easily have been houses from the flats (in Decorah).”

Driftless area Independence Day fireworks

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:36 am

Hesper July 3: Fireworks at dusk Harmony, Minn. July 4: Fireworks at dusk at North Park Harper’s Ferry July 4: Legion Fireworks at Dusk Festina July 4: Parade and more from 10:30 a.m., fireworks at dusk Lansing July 4: Fireworks …

July book discussions announced

Saturday, June 29, 2024 4:03 pm

Dcorah Public Library staff announced five book discussions in July. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.

Law enforcement urges public to celebrate 4th responsibly

Thursday, June 27, 2024 3:52 am

As Iowans celebrate Independence Day, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) reminds all drivers,” No One’s a Good DRUNK Driver”. From July 3 through July 7, law enforcement across the state will be on high alert for signs of drunk driving and taking necessary steps to remove these dangers from the road.

Fundraiser to lay foundation for new Waucoma Fire Station

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:37 pm

With the assistance of the Lynch Family Foundation, the Waucoma Fire Department and First Responders/EMS will officially begin fundraising for the construction of a new fire station Wednesday, June 26. The Lynch Family Foundation will match up to $25,000 raised during the upcoming fundraiser.

Standing room only for Driftless Water Defenders inaugural meeting

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:08 pm

“Iowa’s water quality is getting worse, and we need organized citizen involvement if we’re going to turn things around. DWD’s members will push forward with needed clean water advocacy.”

All things living and breathing, spiritual and earthly

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:03 pm

For indigenous leader Prosper Waukon and his family, community goes far beyond people.

Root River Jam Duo at Lawn Chair Night this week

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 6:20 am

The 2024 Lawn Chair Night Concert Series continues in downtown Decorah June 27 with a performance by the Root River Jam Duo at 6 p.m. on Washington Street.

Driftless Foodie: Pizza Finale!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:58 am

In all of the pizzas that I’ve consumed, the ones that stood out the most always had one ingredient: Good quality olive oil or some sort of finishing oil swirled over top.

‘A hobby for the soul’ Hidden Springs Peony Farm’s new owner shares family’s flight from suburbia to farm life

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:52 am

“My favorite part of the business is sharing this cool place,” Laura said. “Peonies hold such memories for people, and I love hearing those stories. They become a family heirloom, and that’s definitely my favorite part of this business.

‘Bright Star’ opens Thursday

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:45 am

New Minowa Players is bringing the hit Broadway musical “Bright Star” to Decorah this week. The musical is a sweeping story of love and redemption set in the American South in the 1920s and 1940s and supported by the bright and authentic sound of bluegrass music.

6th annual ‘Pulpit to Pulpit’ fundraiser July 4

Monday, June 24, 2024 9:49 pm

Pulpit Rock Brewing Company announces the 6th annual “Pulpit to Pulpit” fundraiser on July 4, benefiting two local non-profits: Helping Services for Youth and Families and Toys Go `Round Toy Lending Library.

School Facility Committee to issue recommendation July 8

Monday, June 24, 2024 9:46 pm

The Decorah Community School District (DCSD) Board of Education is expected to receive a recommendation from the District’s Facility Committee at its monthly meeting July 8.

Special events scheduled at Walden Pond

Sunday, June 23, 2024 8:12 am

Join Winneshiek County Conservation staff at Walden Pond for trail exploration and enjoyment of the outdoors on Saturday, June 29,  from 9 a.m. to noon, and again on Sunday, July 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.