By Michael Hohenbrink Editor

07/08/2020 - 5:30am
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is projecting a firmer financial footing coming up, promoting the sheriff to continue his push for an additional deputy. Sheriff Dan Marx briefed supervisors Monday morning that his office had received a grant for $43,000, along with additional grant funding. Additional, the sheriff’s office was able to successfully save $250,000 from the current...
06/25/2020 - 4:30am
  It’s a promising season for South Winneshiek as the team secured a victory in its first game and steamrolled its opponents all week to prove Warrior baseball a powerhouse this year. “The state class…ranked Warriors opened up the season on the road against Edgewood-Colesburg in a non-conference game,” said Alex Smith...
06/24/2020 - 5:30am
  While many activities have been lost this spring and summer with COVID-19, at least one tradition remains. Opening day for the Calmar pool came Friday. While the day before had been hot and sunny, perfect for a dip in the pool, Friday dawned with the threat of rain. The full article appears in the June 23 Calmar Courier.  
06/18/2020 - 4:30am
The South Winneshiek school board heard details about the district’ return-to-learn plan in light of COVID-19. Staff have been coming up with multiple options for the fall. Alternating days for students is possible, board members heard. Some students would attend one day with their peers attending the following day. The full article appears...
06/17/2020 - 5:30am
As protests wrack the country, Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx is emphatic that he unconditionally condemns the actions of officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Their actions are not worthy of the uniform. “Those cops need to be fired,” said Marx. The full article appears in the June 16 issue.
06/16/2020 - 7:30am
Schools across Iowa will be paying the price as restrictions put in place to address COVID-19 make for a very different look and feel for schools come fall. One key area will be how schools address transportation. Districts have until July 1 to submit return-to-learn plans dealing with a plethora of possibilities. The full article appears in the...
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