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10/15/2019 - 7:30am
An organization for protecting Iowa’s farmland has acquired additional property in northeast Iowa. A donation by Ron and Karlene Humpal of 164 acres last week will be a substantial boast to the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. The new farm is located in rural Decorah. The full article appears in the Oct. 15, 2019 Calmar Courier.  
08/20/2019 - 7:00am
A report of a burglary in process drew a rapid response from emergency personnel on a wild goose chase. During the early morning hours Friday, a 911 call came in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. A caller said the crime had taken place at a Waucoma business and said he had been shot with the suspect “on foot.” The full...
08/13/2019 - 10:29am
Sara Schmitt is the new director of the South Winneshiek Education Foundation. She brings previous experience with South Winneshiek. “I have been the football and basketball cheerleading advisor since 2017,” said Schmitt. The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.
08/13/2019 - 10:26am
New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand hit Winneshiek County Friday ahead of a visit to the Iowa State Fair. Gillibrand’s campaign needs support, the candidate said during the event. That was driven home by email that day from her campaign noting an advertising buy worth over $1 million. The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.
08/06/2019 - 10:50am
Ken and Sue Keune have been selected by Winneshiek County for induction into the 2019 4-H Hall of Fame. The announcement was made before the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Winneshiek County Fair. The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community...
08/06/2019 - 10:47am
Following an injury to their young son, members of the Steffens family are hoping to raise money to help others. Kort Steffens, 7, of Festina, was hurt in an accident last year. Nichole, Kort’s mother, remembers the accident. The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.
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