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12/05/2017 - 9:09am
A milestone date in American history will see tribute paid to a hero who fell on that date. The Rev. Aloysius Schmitt, a native of St. Lucas and the first U.S. chaplain killed in connection with WW II, will see belated recognition. Following last year’s identification of his remains, the military will present a medal upgrade to the Rev. Schmitt’s family on the...
11/14/2017 - 9:23am
Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) welcomed the public recently to check out the renovated classrooms and lab area for its Medical Assistant program. The open house was held Nov. 6. In place for a few years now at NICC, the program is new to Calmar. Read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/14/2017 - 9:08am
A shooting in a Texas church is causing members of law enforcement to reflect. One big change that might need to come is a reevaluation of training practices and how members of the ordinary public need to conduct themselves. “For me, I’ve noticed a change in ‘awareness,’ said Winneshiek County Emergency Management...
11/09/2017 - 7:02pm
A unique project is celebrating the diversity of a cluster of Catholic parishes. A yearly project to come up with a raffle quilt for the St. Mary Catholic Church parish dinner took a new turn this year. Organizers decided to focus on the groups of parishes making up the Christ Our Hope Cluster. Read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/09/2017 - 6:56pm
Cathy Glasson is part of a crowded field. The Coralville Democrat is among members of her party seeking to unseat Governor Kim Reynolds. With a background in nursing and experience with unions, Glassonis hoping Iowa Democrats give her the chance to run against Reynolds. Read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/09/2017 - 6:54pm
Winneshiek County’s supervisors heard a possible cost Monday for repairs to Ice Cave Road in the ballpark of $200,000. Whether that ends up being what the county pays is uncertain. Winneshiek County Engineer Lee Bjerke gave the figure to supervisors as a possibility, but a full repair isn’t likely until results are in from a study of...
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