June is Dairy Month!

Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:52 am

The crowns were passed on to the 2023 Winneshiek County Dairy royalty at the 60th annual Dairy Banquet in Festina Saturday night. The 2022 and 2023 royalty are pictured together following the coronation including front (l-r): 2022 Little Mr. Herdsman …

Rhubarb Fest Saturday in Lanesboro

Thursday, June 1, 2023 8:41 am

The singing of the Rhubarb National Anthem and the throwing of the first stalk of rhubarb are just a few of the events to kick off the annual Rhubarb Fest Saturday, June 3, in nearby Lanesboro, Minn.

Library hosts ‘Find Your Voice’ summer programs

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:49 pm

Decorah Public Library is hosting performers, educators, and presenters from across the region—from Houston, Minnesota to Ames, Iowa–as part of their Find Your Voice Summer Reading Program.

Local students earn DAR awards, medals

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:42 pm

Several area students were recently recognized by the Hannah Lee Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:37 pm

The Winneshiek County Veterans Memorial was unveiled Monday, May 29, 2023.

Lawn Chair Night concert series announced

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:11 am

The 2023 Lawn Chair Night Concert Series opened in downtown Decorah in June and continues through Aug. 31.

Athletic Hall of Fame class announced at Luther College

Monday, May 29, 2023 7:15 pm

The Luther College Athletics Department and Hall of Fame committee recently announced its 2023 Hall of Fame Class.

Cooking with fresh herbs course planned

Monday, May 29, 2023 12:31 pm

Explore 10 common herbs to grow in your garden, in a pot in a kitchen or on a patio.

Spring tactics on a falling river

Sunday, May 28, 2023 12:32 pm

Fishing tactics on the dynamic Mississippi River change every day. Sometimes every hour.

Intro to kayaking course offered

Sunday, May 28, 2023 12:29 pm

Join Winneshiek County Conservation for an introduction to kayaking course at Lake Meyer Park on Wednesday, June 7, from 6-7 p.m.

Mobile redemption center open in Decorah

Sunday, May 28, 2023 12:27 pm

Northeast Iowa Mobile Redemption has officially begun taking cans and plastic bottles in Decorah.

Library to host family concert June 7

Friday, May 26, 2023 3:58 pm

Decorah Library will present a musical event featuring internationally acclaimed songwriter Chad Elliott. Elliott’s family program, Wilderman’s Treetop Tales, will take place at Decorah Public Library on Wednesday, June 7. at 11 a.m. During this kid-friendly performance Elliot will bring …

200 Flower Baskets are up in Downtown Decorah

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:48 pm

Baskets went up in the downtown district yesterday, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

Medal of Honor recipient, Luman L. Cadwell at rest in Decorah

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:18 pm

Luman Cadwell received the Medal of Honor, the country’s highest award for bravery during combat, for his action during the American Civil War.

The Driftless Foodie: Asparagus Part Two! 

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:08 pm

This recipe comes together with less than five ingredients with asparagus as the star. As it should be!

Turkey Valley School Board postpones construction project

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:05 pm

Turkey Valley School Board made the decision to postpone construction of the planned Industrial Technology building after hearing the plans needed to be fully-sprinklered, making the project financially unattainable for the school at this time. The board will look at …

Over-the-counter livestock antibiotics soon to be prescription-only

Friday, May 26, 2023 12:01 pm

Over-the-counter antibiotics are moving to prescription only, to provide more veterinary oversight. Similar to the Veterinary Feed Directive, placing antibiotics under the supervision of veterinarians should result in more judicious use and less antibiotic resistance.

Welfare check on minors leads to charges 

Friday, May 26, 2023 11:39 am

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check at a residence in Hawkeye.

Charges filed in June 2022 infant death

Friday, May 26, 2023 11:38 am

A Cresco woman was charged with Child Endangerment-Death.

Winneshiek County Veterans Memorial dedication is May 29

Friday, May 26, 2023 10:25 am

After six years of discussion – from a 2017 conversation at a VFW meeting, and two and a half years of planning, coordination, research and dedication – the Winneshiek County Veterans Memorial Association is looking forward to having the memorial completed and in place just in time for a Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 29.