Michael Hohenbrink

10/09/2018 - 8:26am
An inspection of Winneshiek County’s jail saw the facility pass state and private muster. According to a release Oct. 1 from the department, an advocacy group requested a visit last month. A letter from Disability Rights Iowa released by the sheriff’s office has Whitney Driscoll, a staff attorney, noting the group has no recommendations for the jail at this time. Driscoll also thanked...
10/09/2018 - 8:23am
Soggy conditions were in store for cross country action as state-ranked ninth grader Jalyssa Blazek took first place with the women with a 19:50.46. Blazek is ranked sixth in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Association of Track Coaches as posted at iowarunjumpthrow.com. “…. I was very happy with how she ran her race,” said...
10/02/2018 - 7:57am
Area schools have students seeing a bit of growing up close. A student garden at Turkey Valley is marking eight years. The project is planted every year by the fourth graders, according to Robyn Vsetecka. The garden is for the cafeteria “…and for snacks in the classroom,” said Vsetecka. “We grow potatoes potatoes, tomatoes...
10/02/2018 - 7:56am
The Warriors faced Central at Elkader as they went 1-3 to open the week. “Another hard fought battle that left us just short of a win,” said South Winneshiek coach Glenna Munuswamy by email Sept. 26.  “The season is becoming one of “what ifs?” If we took all of our close battles this year and were able to flip...
09/24/2018 - 4:38pm
Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to Nov. 6. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price is quoted as calling it “the most consequential election of our lifetimes,” in a mass email sent Sept. 18 by the party. That sentiment is echoed locally. Nathan Thompson, Winneshiek County’s Democratic chair, called it “an...
09/10/2018 - 4:28pm
Sumner-Fredericksburg gave South Winneshiek its first loss of the season Aug. 31 44-8. Sophomore Zach Taylor had two points for the Warriors, and junior Jaron Todd had six points. Friday’s contest with Postville saw South Winneshiek earn an early lead. For the full story, see this week's September 11 edition of the Calmar Courier....
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