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06/18/2018 - 2:47pm
The heat was a far cry from the norm of Ireland. Still, Irish flags and dance took to the streets with Lawler Irish Festival. More photos can be seen in the June 19 edition of the Calmar Courier.
06/18/2018 - 2:32pm
It’s a time of transition for Huber’s. The long-time fixture in the community of Fort Atkinson has a new owner, Al Krivachek. Yet, the change is being handled carefully with former owner Don Huber staying on for the time being. Don was the fourth generation of his family in the business. Joseph Phillip Huber started in 1876 and was...
06/11/2018 - 4:51pm
Heavy rainfall was seen in the area the last few days. A whopping 8.25 inches fell near Spring Valley, Minn., with Mabel, Minn., seeing 6.82. Preston had 4.79 inches, Harmony had 4.26, Spring Valley had 3.71 inches, Wykoff had 3.25 inches and the Preston Airport had 3.19 inches. Cresco saw 5.03 inches, Bluffton had 4.50 inches, Waucoma saw 3.42...
06/11/2018 - 4:48pm
Coach of the Year recognition for at-large has gone to Kevin Kearney for 1A girls and Scott Conway for boys as reported at iowarunjumpthrow.com. Danville’s Natalie Ford was the girls’ State Coach of the Year, and James Cairney of St. Albert in Council Bluffs was the boys’. “It is always nice to be recognized by your peers...
06/04/2018 - 3:04pm
The sixth Lawler Irish Fest will kick off June 15 and end June 17. Grand Marshals are Pat and Joann Costigan, and honored guest is Shirley Murray. Calmar-based PIVO Brewery will take part this year with its Lawler Irish Red. Returning will be Buck Towne and the Guilty Kilts. Other acts include The Droughty Duck Pipe Band, The Kissers, The...
06/04/2018 - 3:02pm
Larry Miller remembers injuring his arm. He didn’t make it long before he was trying to figure out what he could still do. Along with wife Margaret and son Chris, Larry works with Miller’s Viewlawn Angus. Over 1,000 acres straddle both sides of the Minnesota/Iowa line. Neatly mowed grass along the side of the road is done by Margaret....
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