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Who’s who in the Primary Election

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3:17 pm

This Primary Election, June 4, there is only one contested race between incumbent District 3 Winneshiek County Supervisor Shirley Vermace (D) and her challenger, Daniel Hovden (R).

Supervisors discuss options for rural waste management

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3:12 pm

Winneshiek County rural waste management will likely soon go high tech.

A day to remember

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3:06 pm

The Decorah Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27 included a bridge ceremony followed by an address at Mary Christopher Park.

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Missing kayaker found Monday afternoon

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:00 am

UPDATE: The Iowa DNR reported seeing what they believed was a body in the Upper Iowa River near Lundy Bridge in Winneshiek County on Monday, May 27, at approximately 2:25 p.m. A short time later, the Decorah Fire Department was able to confirm the sighting and recover the body of missing kayaker Justin Gerald Limkemann (39). Limkemann has been missing since Saturday, May 18, 2024, after he went kayaking. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and all agencies involved in the search and recovery efforts extend their heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Luren Singers host Sangerfest June 8

Monday, May 27, 2024 1:42 am

The Luren Singers are the host chorus for Sangerfest this June in Decorah.

Driftless area students earn 2024 DAR honors

Sunday, May 26, 2024 3:41 am

Recently several area students were recognized by the Hannah Lee Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Decorah Rocks benefit breakfast & hike June 15 – hike registration due May 24

Friday, May 24, 2024 10:01 am

Proceeds benefit Winneshiek County first responders

Summer Reading Program kickoff May 31

Friday, May 24, 2024 9:56 am

Decorah Public Library recently announced the kickoff of its Summer Reading Program with a Picnic Party at Phelps Park.

DCSD Revenue Purpose Statement special election set for Sept. 10

Friday, May 24, 2024 8:21 am

Decorah Community School District voters will go to the polls two times in 2024.

Senator Klimesh presents legislative update to county supervisors

Thursday, May 23, 2024 7:27 pm

Public health, traffic cameras, hands-free phones, reverse auctions and PBMs and more discussed.

Strong storms wreak havoc in northeastern Iowa Tuesday night

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:21 pm

High Winds also caused tree and property damage, especially in Ridgeway, where 80-mile and hour winds were recorded.

Winneshiek County makes no immediate changes to rural garbage collection

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:17 pm

Winneshiek County Landfill Director TJ Schissel told the supervisors that the rural waste collection is set up to serve about 10,000 rural customers.

Decorah Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Jim McLain reflects on experiences in Vietnam

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:13 pm

In January 1967, McLain was sent to Vietnam as a member of the famed 173rd Airborne Brigade. After landing in Saigon, his unit was sent to the central highlands of Vietnam, including Dak To and the city of Pleiku.

DHS junior focuses on helping classmates with ‘Laptops Without Borders’ program; Laptop donations welcome

Thursday, May 23, 2024 12:16 pm

“Having grown up surrounded by technology, I believe in equal access to the internet, a sentiment shared by the United Nations in 2016 when it recognized internet access as a human right.”

Community Connector event at Lake Meyer cancelled, Taste of Lansing still on

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 3:25 pm

The Community Connector event scheduled for May 23 (Thursday), An Evening at Lake Meyer, near Calmar has been cancelled due to the severe weather that occurred last night and other circumstances. Taste of Lansing, also scheduled for May 23, is …

Vesterheim to restore Water Street building

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 12:16 pm

Remodeling work plans are set to happen in 2024 with the goal of opening the remodeled space for forging classes in 2025.

Memorial Day events in Decorah

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:57 am

Parade, bridge ceremony, speaker and Quilts of Valor presentation planned.

Driftless Outdoors: Successful May anglers are not deep thinkers

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 3:03 pm

Pride won’t allow wannabe pro anglers that spend Saturdays flying up and down the river in $100,000 bass boats to admit they got “skunked”.  They will tell you time on the intimidating Mississippi was spent “eliminating unproductive water”.

Harpers Ferry Area Heritage Society hosts pop-up museum for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 3:02 pm

The museum will include items from the collection of the late Lois Robinson, who collected various items dealing with the history of Allamakee County, including photographs and documents. Her daughters, Regina Manning and Patty Manning, inherited their mother’s collection will share these pieces of Allamakee County’s history with all.

Class of 2024 celebrates 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 2:59 pm

Decorah, South Winneshiek and Turkey Valley High Schools all held commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19 along with Luther College.