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08/13/2018 - 1:24pm
Jessica Schmitt, of Fort Atkinson, was crowned the 2018-2019 Iowa Dairy Princess Aug. 8. Grace Howe, of Waukon, was crowned the Alternate Iowa Dairy Princess and Kassi Steinlage, of West Union, was named Miss Congeniality of the contest. “I am honored to represent our state’s hardworking dairy farmers as the 65th Iowa Dairy Princess,” said Schmitt. “With this title, I will...
08/13/2018 - 1:23pm
Information courtesy Nancy Weis The Winneshiek County Farm Bureau hosted its Centennial celebration Friday, Aug. 3, at the historic Innwood Ballroom in Spillville. Over 300 members enjoyed prime rib catered by U2 BBQ & Catering. The program started off with county president John Hegg welcoming members. Board member Ron Ludeking led the...
08/06/2018 - 3:30pm
An inn is among the newest businesses for Calmar. After months of remodeling at the former Calmar Guest House, Lavender Fields Inn has taken in its first customers, owner Barb Breza said Aug. 1 by phone. The name comes from an interest of owner Jeff in planting lavender. The two acre property will provide ample space for that. With 6 ½...
08/06/2018 - 3:28pm
Information courtesy Eric Woolson on behalf of SILT Fourth-generation farmer and landowner Lyle Luzum, his family and members of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust unveiled signage Friday that designates his family’s 170-acre heritage farm, home and buildings as a property for future farmers to produce healthy, locally grown food. Luzum noted...
07/30/2018 - 1:56pm
The heat of summer might still be around, but the start of a new school year is not too far away. “As summer begins to wind down I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and seeing students in the hallways again,” said South Winneshiek superintendent Kris Einck by email July 23. “Every year I get more...
07/30/2018 - 1:54pm
Barry’s Diesel will join the ranks of Calmar’s business community. “We are hoping for early August 2018, but still not quite sure!” said Kelly de Clerk by email Friday. Kelly, originally from Spillville, and her husband, Barry, are the business owners. “We just moved back from Denver, Colo. after living there for 3...
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