Community News

Decorah Native Serves at U.S. Navy’s Underwater Construction Team

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Many Americans enjoy do-it-yourself projects and some Americans make a living in construction. There’s a group of U.S. Navy sailors who apply the same creativity required for DIY endeavors along with the engineering discipline of construction, but with a unique twist. They work underwater. Around the world. In some of the … Read More

Oneota Co-op Now Features Double Up Food Bucks

The health food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) began at Iowa farmers markets in 2016 to help low-income families eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting farmers and growing local economies. In 2018, Double Up Food Bucks was available at 14 locations across Iowa, including 11 farmers markets and three grocery stores. In … Read More

STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa

Caleb Ferring, a skilled trades teacher from Waukon High School participated in a six-week summer STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa to enhance his skills and understanding of the welding industry. Trinity Fabricators is an American Welding Society (AWS) structurally certified welding and fabricating business. Some of the projects to go … Read More


Winneshiek County, home to the famous Decorah eagles viewed by millions online, was also recently the location of a successful release of a female bald eagle following several months of rehabilitation due to lead poisoning. The eagle, Pole Line Road 19 (PLR19), was admitted to Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), a raptor rehabilitation, education, and … Read More

Gypsy Moth Treatment near Dorchester

IDALS and DNR will have planes releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs. The product is made of food-grade materials and is not harmful to people, animals, birds, plants or other insects. In Allamakee County, the treatment will focus on a 691-acre rural … Read More

No injuries in Plane Crash near Elkader

On June 20, 2019 at 11:08 a.m. the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Elkader Airport located at 21193 Grape Rd. for a report of an airplane crash. Upon arrival it was determined the pilot, sixty-two (62) year old Mark Willam Koehn, of Elkader, was uninjured and had freed himself from the wreckage. Koehn … Read More

Speed Limit Change on HWY 44 (Harmony to Hokah)

Please note: this only affects Hwy 44 for us right now and the increase wont take effect until the new speed limit signs are posted. As always....Drive Alert- Drive Safe New 60 mph speed limits to go into effect on Hwy 44 (Harmony to Hokah), Hwy 248 (Altura to Minnesota City)   ROCHESTER, Minn. — … Read More

Luther College Alumna Amalia Vagts pastoral intern with Luther College student congregation

DECORAH, Iowa— A well-known woman of worship will be leading the Luther College student congregation on her path to pastoral work. Vicar Amalia Vagts, a 1995 Luther graduate, is a candidate for word and sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church in America (ELCA.) Her candidacy is sponsored and supported … Read More

Iowa Arts Council Fellow to Produce Short Film in Allamakee County

News from Anatomical Heart Films FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lansing, IA – June 5th, 2019 Mason City native, Iowa State graduate, and 2017-18 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellow Jack Meggers will be hosting the premiere screening of his short film, The Burial, at TJ Hunter’s in Lansing, IA at 7pm, Thursday, June 20th, 2019. The screening … Read More