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12/05/2017 - 9:09am
A milestone date in American history will see tribute paid to a hero who fell on that date. The Rev. Aloysius Schmitt, a native of St. Lucas and the first U.S. chaplain killed in connection with WW II, will see belated recognition. Following last year’s identification of his remains, the military will present a medal upgrade to the Rev. Schmitt’s family on the...
12/05/2017 - 8:46am
Three area LEGO League teams have performed well in competition. Regional competition recently saw the girls of “The Hydro Diamonds” at CFS earn the right to advance to state competition. That will take place Jan. 14, 2018, at Iowa State University. Read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/28/2017 - 8:51am
The meeting itself probably would have been considered politically one sided by some. We were also informed that it was “off the record” so I will not dwell on it but it is fascinating to talk with those you see often on television. After the meeting, I talked with one of the President’s advisors privately for a few minutes and...
11/28/2017 - 8:48am
A girl with area ties is looking at a chance of a significant honor. Olivia Eckerman, a student in the seventh grade at Waverly-Shell Rock, is among the finalists to become the next “NFL Play 60 Super Kid.” “Olivia is the granddaughter of the late Richard and Gladys Balik, lifelong residents of Winneshiek County,” said Sue...
11/21/2017 - 10:52am
Nearing a decade now, a tradition at South Winneshiek is continuing to prove a fruitful experience. The Lanesboro, Minn.-based Environmental Learning Center hosted South Winneshiek students again this year. Students took part in team building, animal tracking and other activities. Read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/21/2017 - 10:50am
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