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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...
09/17/2018 - 3:13pm
Turkey Valley students have rallied around one of their own. Logan Manderfield was recognized during the Sept. 7 Turkey Valley football game, according to Don Manderfield, Logan’s father, by phone Sept. 13. Don noted Logan is the team’s manager. The recognition came with “World Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day,” as noted on...
09/10/2018 - 4:10pm
Gorgeous weather graced Northeast Iowa Community’s Fall Festival. After rain earlier in the week, the weather cleared. The sounds of music and game playing filled the air. Photos of the event will be available at midamericapublishing.smugmug.com/Calmar-Courier Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122 or email Deb at circulation@...
09/04/2018 - 8:15am
One of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Dubuque is right around the corner. According to information from a draft of a book put out to celebrate its 175th birthday, a log church had been constructed by the fall of 1854 with the Rev. Ph. Laurent as “the first resident pastor outside of Dubuque” for the entire state. Planning...
09/04/2018 - 8:13am
Kerri Johannsen, energy program director for the Iowa Environmental Council, is part of Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40” list. The program spotlights “emerging leaders throughout the Midwest for their work on the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy,” according to an emailed release Aug. 28 from the...
08/27/2018 - 4:13pm
Approaching from the south, the visage of St. Aloysius Catholic Church stands out. Yet, the building itself is the result of a tragedy with the destruction of the former church. Rebuilding, the parish is now set to see 90 years of the structure. It’s a milestone the parish wants to use as a cornerstone for an ambitious campaign. The last...
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