Michael Hohenbrink

03/12/2019 - 2:07pm
Seventh graders Russell Nieman and Autumn Schmitt are qualifiers for the 2019 Geobee competition. Nieman attends Turkey Valley, and Schmitt attends CFS, information online notes. Russell is the son of Elizabeth Nieman-Simmons and Justin Nieman, according to email from Jackie Hageman at Turkey Valley March 5. The event is the work of National Geographic, and the top 100 qualifiers from each state...
01/15/2019 - 12:52pm
A new study puts Iowa among the top states for breweries per capita. The findings were announced by Digital Third Coast Jan. 9 by email on behalf of C + Research. Iowa has 3.3 breweries per capita, 17th nationwide. The data came from the Brewer's Association and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The study noted “a heavy craft...
12/24/2018 - 11:19am
Calmar’s business community continues to show growth. In the coming months, the Calmar Courier will highlight businesses. New businesses will be the initial focus and then existing businesses. “The business spotlight is an attempt to recognize our business community,” said economic development director Don Wurtzel. “It is a...
12/18/2018 - 1:02pm
Roof work could cost $70,000, according to information presented during the Dec. 10 meeting of the Turkey Valley school board. Adding 1-2 buses, at an estimated $85,000 each, is also being eyed. More vehicle storage could run $30,000 to $100,000. New bleachers on the football field, at a price of $130,000, are also possible. Flooring work in the...
12/18/2018 - 12:59pm
Senator Joni Ernst, in an email Dec. 11 announcing passage, called the bill “farmer-focused and welcome news.” The provision of mental health support for farmers was noted by Ernst. “As a co-founder of the Food Waste Caucus, I was proud to support the creation of a Food Loss and Waste Reduction Liaison at the U.S. Department of...
12/18/2018 - 12:50pm
A win against Postville got action started for the Warriors, 58-37. “A great win for us against a very well coached Postville team,” said coach Blake Moen by email Dec. 11. “We knew going into this game that we would have to play a complete 4 quarters, and I was proud with how our guys handled adversity and play[ed] on the road...
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