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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:42am
More Rain Possible Ahead As flood cleanup continues, the threat of more precipitation might have residents on edge. Meanwhile, eligible residents in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties have until Oct. 7 to apply for...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:13pm
Roger N. Reicks, 61, of Lawler, died Sunday Aug. 21 at St. Mary’s Hospitals in Rochester, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton. Friends may greet the family 3 to 8 p.m....
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 7:00am
Winneshiek County Fair Queen Hanna Schmitt, 16, of Waucoma, participates in the 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony on Aug. 13. (Steve Pope Photography/ Iowa State Fair) See more coverage of the Iowa State Fair in the Aug. 23 issue of the...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 7:00am
The 138th installment of Czech Days was celebrated over the weekend. Despite some rain and gray skies, visitors turned out for the celebration, which commemorates the roots of many of the community’s original settlers. A car show, vintage...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 7:00am
Warrior cross country prospects are helped by some returnees. The team lost Juan Uribe to graduation. Top returnees include Derek Dietzenbach, Jordan Snyder, Paxten DeVilbiss, Eric Franzen, Austin Tieskoetter and Paul Hageman. Most of the team...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:39am
Wanda Marie Farrell Piper, 92, of Waucoma, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at her home and surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma with Rev....
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00am
Long before the doors opened, D.J. Draves was at work. Hanging up bunting alongside the building, Draves, a district manager for Dollar General, was putting up the finishing touches for the grand opening of the company’s Calmar store. Trying...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00am
Lady Warrior volleyball will benefit from depth and defense, Coach Darcy Einck believes. Going into her third year coaching, Einck notes the size of the team with multiple girls competing for a couple positions. This competition could prove...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00am
 Ossian Fest drew visitors over the weekend despite the possibility of rain. While dark skies gathered overheard early, Saturday turned bright and sunny for the celebration. During the day, the South Winneshiek High School Purple Cord...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00am
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus visited Calmar Aug. 4. Among those who checked out the fun were children from the daycare at Northeast Iowa Community College. Check out more in the Calmar Courier.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00am
Along the main road between Jackson Junction and Waucoma, a sign marks where to turn for the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. On a Friday afternoon, Alice (Lynch) Fischetti stops by. Almost every Lynch buried in the cemetery is a relative of hers. Read...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00am
Summer days might still be around for a bit, but some hints of fall sports can be glimpsed. With school’s return just weeks away, area athletes have been getting into the spirit of things with the return of South Winneshiek’s Cross...
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