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01/14/2020 - 7:30am
The Calmar City Pool will open again this year with its own manager. Previously, the pool had been managed by the director of South Winn Recreation. With the departure of Blake Moen, the former director, and the hiring of Troy Anderson, the new director, responsibility for pool management will be under a separate pool manager. The full article appears in the Jan. 14, 2020 Calmar Courier.
01/14/2020 - 7:30am
Winneshiek County Development & Tourism’s funding request for 2020 shot up to $2.50 per capita. City council approved the $2,337 request during its Jan. 6 meeting as Stephanie Fromm, the group’s executive director, pitched the accomplishments of the organization. A key change for the group is its taking on of tourism...
01/07/2020 - 9:45am
After a fight to preserve the former school, organizers of the German-American Museum in St. Lucas are turning their attention to the long-term. The final Sunday of the year saw dozens turn out for a chance to check out the museum. “[I suspect] we had over 80 persons,” said Clair Blong, president of the historical society. The full...
01/07/2020 - 7:30am
Bernie Sanders has a difficult road ahead. Driving through Decorah Friday, signs for the candidate were visible. Given a field that has seen myriad other contenders fade out, that visibility at this stage should be a good thing. The full article appears in the Jan. 7, 2020 Calmar Courier.
12/31/2019 - 7:30am
A proposal to shorten the football season and double the number of playoff sports is drawing area reaction. The idea could involve some dramatic restructuring of whom teams play. South Winneshiek’s Jason Ohrt, the program’s coach, offered his thoughts. The full article appears in the Dec. 31, 2019 Calmar Courier.
12/31/2019 - 7:30am
The budget for the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office has supervisors pondering what can be done to keep down increases. Dan Marx, Winneshiek County’s sheriff, said he was “realistic” with the revenue situation for the county. Economic realities exist. The full article appears in the Dec. 31, 2019 Calmar Courier.
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