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08/20/2018 - 2:16pm
A South Winneshiek teacher is in the running for a share of $1 million. Melissa Hageman is one of two Iowans and 52 semifinalists total for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence, according to information emailed Thursday by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. Two rounds of judging remain to narrow the field down to 18 winners who will split the award. The top three...
07/30/2018 - 1:54pm
Barry’s Diesel will join the ranks of Calmar’s business community. “We are hoping for early August 2018, but still not quite sure!” said Kelly de Clerk by email Friday. Kelly, originally from Spillville, and her husband, Barry, are the business owners. “We just moved back from Denver, Colo. after living there for 3...
07/30/2018 - 1:53pm
Jerry Brown was a busy man. With three people coming to see him in a matter of minutes, Brown was the center of attention at Trinity Catholic School for a bit the morning of July 25. Brown talked technology with one person while the Rev. Aaron Junge and a journalist both waited. The halls at the school are empty now, but in a matter of weeks that...
07/23/2018 - 3:56pm
A light drizzle fell Thursday. For Kevin Lee, it was a complicating factor. At work on the main chapel in the cemetery of Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Kevin found himself hampered a bit by the weather. Repointing the chapel is among projects being done. Kevin noted bricks are bad. The roof needs work. Opening the door, though, Kevin did point out the...
07/23/2018 - 3:45pm
Motorists in Calmar have been seeing the light. An electronic speed sign is being employed in the city. According to police chief Joe Ward Thursday, the sign is effective. Ward noted feedback he had received. By email, city clerk Michele Elsbernd noted partial ICAP funding.
07/23/2018 - 3:43pm
South Winneshiek will welcome John Mikota. During the July 16 meeting of the school board, superintendent Kris Einck briefed the board on Mikota. With Mikoka, a self-contained classroom is possible, discussion noted. “John worked as a paraprofessional at the elementary/middle school a few years ago and did a great job for us,” said...
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