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02/18/2020 - 7:30am
  A few miles outside of St. Lucas, a historic site met its end a few decades ago. The Old Mission had close ties to Fort Atkinson. A limestone house had the role of the Winnebago Indian Sub-agency during the 1840s, later going on to become a family farm for the Huber family from 1849 to 1969. The full article appears in the Feb. 18, 2020 issue of the Calmar Courier.  
01/14/2020 - 7:30am
Winneshiek County Development & Tourism’s funding request for 2020 shot up to $2.50 per capita. City council approved the $2,337 request during its Jan. 6 meeting as Stephanie Fromm, the group’s executive director, pitched the accomplishments of the organization. A key change for the group is its taking on of tourism...
01/07/2020 - 9:45am
After a fight to preserve the former school, organizers of the German-American Museum in St. Lucas are turning their attention to the long-term. The final Sunday of the year saw dozens turn out for a chance to check out the museum. “[I suspect] we had over 80 persons,” said Clair Blong, president of the historical society. The full...
01/07/2020 - 7:30am
Bernie Sanders has a difficult road ahead. Driving through Decorah Friday, signs for the candidate were visible. Given a field that has seen myriad other contenders fade out, that visibility at this stage should be a good thing. The full article appears in the Jan. 7, 2020 Calmar Courier.
12/31/2019 - 7:30am
A proposal to shorten the football season and double the number of playoff sports is drawing area reaction. The idea could involve some dramatic restructuring of whom teams play. South Winneshiek’s Jason Ohrt, the program’s coach, offered his thoughts. The full article appears in the Dec. 31, 2019 Calmar Courier.
12/31/2019 - 7:30am
The budget for the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office has supervisors pondering what can be done to keep down increases. Dan Marx, Winneshiek County’s sheriff, said he was “realistic” with the revenue situation for the county. Economic realities exist. The full article appears in the Dec. 31, 2019 Calmar Courier.
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