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02/19/2019 - 8:50am
With spring’s arrival a month away, winter has been holding the area tightly. The National Weather Service Office in La Crosse, Wisconsin, noted by Facebook Feb. 13 the storm was fourth heaviest February storm in snowfall amounts with 11 inches. The record holder is 21 inches in 2007 with a 1983 storm of 12.5 inches in second place and a 1939 storm of 11.7 inches. The full article appears...
01/29/2019 - 11:38am
If you thought it was cold, you’re right. Todd Shea, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisonsin, is keeping an eye on the weather. “For the current conditions, [this kind of cold comes] probably a couple times a winter typically,” said Shea. The full article appears in the Calmar...
01/29/2019 - 11:33am
District Large Group Speech competitors traveled Jan. 23 to show their stuff. The competition had been postponed due to weather. “Our students did a great job at contest this week,” said Kurt Straube, a teacher at South Winneshiek. The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.
01/22/2019 - 10:08am
South Winneshiek is awaiting its first foray into the Iowa State Assessment of Student Progress. Testing is to be completed during a March 4 - May 31 window, school board members were told by curriculum director Gretchen DeVore Jan. 14. “[I]t will most likely take four days to complete, however that is a maximum of 2 hours a day,” said...
01/22/2019 - 10:05am
A new engraver has been acquired by the agriculture program at South Winneshiek. “Purchasing an engraver will help South Winneshiek Ag Students prepare themselves for jobs after high school,” said Melissa Hageman in a press release by email Jan. 16. “It is the goal of the South Winneshiek Ag Dept. to provide a quality service at...
01/15/2019 - 11:54am
Chronic wasting disease has been found in 14 deer, bringing the total number of cases to 44. A press release Friday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources noted results are being waited on with two more tissue samples to possibly bring the total higher. The results are primarily from deer this fall and include animals hunted and road kill...
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