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12/04/2018 - 8:28am
A piece of legislation in Congress seeks to make an impact on the criminal justice system. The First Step Act has the support of nearly one-fourth of the senate, information from the office of Senator Charles Grassley by email Nov. 27 noted. Grassley is a supporter as is Joni Ernst. Also supporting the act are President Donald Trump, 172 former prosecutors at the federal level, the Fraternal...
12/04/2018 - 8:26am
Turkey Valley might take advantage of state grant funding. Disricts have the option of applying for $3.15 million in grant funding, an emailed press release Nov. 26 from the Iowa Environmental Council noted. The group is promoting the electric option. “Electric school buses make sense for our children’s health and our school districts...
11/27/2018 - 11:09am
The cost of houses in Winneshiek County is up 28 percent from a year ago as Iowa saw housing sales increase. Winneshiek County houses sold for an average $168,000, according to information from the Iowa Association of REALTORS ® online. In an email Nov. 21, the group announced the program ShowingTime’s Market Stats. Statewide, houses are...
11/27/2018 - 11:06am
Editor’s Note: The Calmar Courier is profiling members of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office who have served in the military. A native of Fort Atkinson, Andrew Hageman graduated from South Winneshiek. Before returning to this area, he entered the military. “I entered in 2007 when I was 19 years old,” said Hageman by...
11/20/2018 - 8:32am
With students gathered in the gymnasium Thursday, school board president Wendy Mihm-Herold asked for assistance in congratulating one of South Winneshiek’s own. A short time later, South Winneshiek agriculture instructor Melissa Hageman arrived. A standing ovation greeted Hageman after winning $50,000 with the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for...
11/20/2018 - 8:30am
Editor’s Note: The Calmar Courier is profiling members of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office who have served in the military. After a time elsewhere, David Fromm has returned. “Decorah is my hometown,” said Fromm. “I grew up here and have always loved Decorah and the surrounding area. When the opportunity...
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