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03/31/2020 - 1:30pm
  While COVID-19 rages, Mike Klimesh, mayor of Spillville, briefed supervisors about a program in place in that community to allow at-risk residents to remain in their homes. “So, we’re up to 18 people...” said Klimesh. Food and other supplies are being delivered in sanitized totes. The full story appears in the March 31, 2020 Calmar Courier.
03/31/2020 - 1:30pm
  Forced closure of business has Iowans reeling. Iowa Workforce Development took the unusual step Thursday of releasing a single week’s unemployment data. Typically, the agency releases data monthly. The full article appears in the March 31, 2020 Calmar Courier.
03/31/2020 - 1:30pm
  Glenda Koehn, who lives near Gunder with her family, is best known for her beautifully decorated “Cakes by Glenda.” She is, however, currently working on another project as she is making protective masks for healthcare workers and others in jeopardy. “Along with making cakes, I am a quilter,” said Koehn. The...
03/24/2020 - 5:00pm
Fallout is mounting from the virus, from business to sports. “Since we are forced to close our taproom and new event center until the end of March, we had to tell our 14 part-time employees that we have no work for them,” said Craig Neuzil, owner of PIVO Brewery & Blepta Studios. “Until the closure of bars and restaurants is...
03/24/2020 - 5:00pm
Distance options for healthcare and limiting non-essential services have begun for area health providers. Winneshiek Medical Center is curtailing non-essential services, the hospital announced Thursday. “Effective March 23, 2020, Winneshiek Medical Center is deferring all elective care (care that can wait until later without putting you at...
03/24/2020 - 5:00pm
A move toward online learning has received a massive impetus with the coronavirus. For years, online learning has been an option. Area colleges had introduced various options and seen some student interest in the format. Closing classroom facilities with the coronavirus is further driving this. Among institutions where this is taking place...
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