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.
06/04/2018 - 1:29pm
The newspaper office will be closed Monday, June 4 through Friday June 8. News items can be submitted to, and ads can be submitted to
05/29/2018 - 8:43am
On May 14, Carl and Rosemary (Kuennen) Most, founding members of the German American Museum, gave Robert Mueller-Stahl, a resident of Berlin, Germany, a brief tour of the beautiful St. Luke Church and Cemetery, the German American Museum and Library and the Saint Anthony of Padua Chapel located near the Turkey River. Mueller-Stahl found St. Luke...
05/29/2018 - 8:19am
It’s not every day that a girl from Clarksville, Iowa is crowned the winner of American Idol. Maddie Poppe’s story is one of hard work, talent and perseverance, and her mellifluous voice captured the hearts of the entire nation. “I’m voting for you,” American Idol Judge Katy Perry said after hearing Maddie Poppe...
05/21/2018 - 4:31pm
Commencement Time South Winneshiek’s graduation saw the Class of 2018 seated together one last time.   Farewell Seniors Graduation was held Sunday at Turkey Valley. Superintendent Jay Jurrens spoke about one phase being completed. He noted he had had two years to watch students move to being young adults.   Read more in the May...
05/21/2018 - 4:20pm
The 50th anniversary of tornados striking the area overshadowed a bit of Calmar’s history. “During the late afternoon and early evening of May 15, 1968, five tornadoes (two F1s, one F2, and two F5s) occurred in Iowa,” according to information posted at the National Weather Service site. “These tornadoes were part of a...
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