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10/09/2018 - 8:26am
An inspection of Winneshiek County’s jail saw the facility pass state and private muster. According to a release Oct. 1 from the department, an advocacy group requested a visit last month. A letter from Disability Rights Iowa released by the sheriff’s office has Whitney Driscoll, a staff attorney, noting the group has no recommendations for the jail at this time. Driscoll also thanked...
10/02/2018 - 7:59am
Turkey Valley’s 2018 Homecoming Court Queen candidates include: Kayla Burke, the daughter of Theresa Burke and the late Jay Burke; Kelsey Kurtenbach, the daughter of Craig and Jennifer Kurtenbach, and Karissa Schmidt, the daughter of Aaron and Karla Schmidt. King candidates include: Carter Reicks, the son of Trish Reicks and Rory Reicks;...
10/02/2018 - 7:57am
Area schools have students seeing a bit of growing up close. A student garden at Turkey Valley is marking eight years. The project is planted every year by the fourth graders, according to Robyn Vsetecka. The garden is for the cafeteria “…and for snacks in the classroom,” said Vsetecka. “We grow potatoes potatoes, tomatoes...
09/24/2018 - 4:45pm
Marie Riha was anxious to show off a recent acquisition. Likely cast iron, the device for stamping communion hosts could have been used for a variety of designs and sizes. The thought of Sisters hefting this piece is pointed out by Riha. She invites a journalist to pick up the device. Riha called it “awesome”. Close by are a variety of...
09/24/2018 - 4:38pm
Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to Nov. 6. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price is quoted as calling it “the most consequential election of our lifetimes,” in a mass email sent Sept. 18 by the party. That sentiment is echoed locally. Nathan Thompson, Winneshiek County’s Democratic chair, called it “an...
09/17/2018 - 3:14pm
Following a week of activities, South Winneshiek’s 2018 homecoming capped off Friday. A pep rally took place Friday afternoon with the mercury climbing after cool weather earlier in the week. The annual coronation of the king and the queen concluded activities at the athletic complex. See more photos at https://midamericapublishing....
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