Michael Hohenbrink

12/04/2018 - 8:28am
A piece of legislation in Congress seeks to make an impact on the criminal justice system. The First Step Act has the support of nearly one-fourth of the senate, information from the office of Senator Charles Grassley by email Nov. 27 noted. Grassley is a supporter as is Joni Ernst. Also supporting the act are President Donald Trump, 172 former prosecutors at the federal level, the Fraternal...
12/04/2018 - 8:26am
Turkey Valley might take advantage of state grant funding. Disricts have the option of applying for $3.15 million in grant funding, an emailed press release Nov. 26 from the Iowa Environmental Council noted. The group is promoting the electric option. “Electric school buses make sense for our children’s health and our school districts...
11/27/2018 - 11:09am
The cost of houses in Winneshiek County is up 28 percent from a year ago as Iowa saw housing sales increase. Winneshiek County houses sold for an average $168,000, according to information from the Iowa Association of REALTORS ® online. In an email Nov. 21, the group announced the program ShowingTime’s Market Stats. Statewide, houses are...
11/20/2018 - 8:32am
With students gathered in the gymnasium Thursday, school board president Wendy Mihm-Herold asked for assistance in congratulating one of South Winneshiek’s own. A short time later, South Winneshiek agriculture instructor Melissa Hageman arrived. A standing ovation greeted Hageman after winning $50,000 with the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for...
11/20/2018 - 8:30am
Editor’s Note: The Calmar Courier is profiling members of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office who have served in the military. After a time elsewhere, David Fromm has returned. “Decorah is my hometown,” said Fromm. “I grew up here and have always loved Decorah and the surrounding area. When the opportunity...
11/20/2018 - 8:29am
Carla Nymeyer is in her sixth year of coaching with an overall record of 99-26 and will be assisted by Justin Bakula in his fifth year and volunteer Haley Kriener in her first year. Last year, the Turkey Valley women had a record of 14-10 and went third in the Upper Iowa Conference with a record of 8-4. “We will need to fill the shoes of our...
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