Community News

18th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp

18th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp (later this year because of all of the snow days) ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good! Takes place in a Jungle (We call it VBC Camp, not VBS School, because it is nothing like school) ☺ Hosted by St. Benedicts, Decorah Covenant, Washington Prairie Lutheran and Stone Ridge … Read More

Airplane crash near Viroqua

On July 25, 2019, the Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center was notified of an airplane crash on private property near US Highway 14 and County Road Y, north of Viroqua. Responding emergency units found the crash site in a soybean field visible from County Road Y East and Old Highway 14. The aircraft was in … Read More

International Owl Awareness Day Celebration August 3, 2019

International Owl Awareness Day Celebration Houston, MN Celebrate and learn about owls with a full day of programs and fun on August 3 in Houston, MN. In addition to the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Great Horned Owl, American Barn Owl and red morph Eastern Screech-Owl who work at the International Owl Center, you’ll also get to … Read More

Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition

Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition Results from Iowa Composers Forum annual competition Jesus Peña, a member of the class of 2020 at Decorah High School, has been awarded first place in the 19th annual Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) Student Composition Competition. The first place winner in each division receives … Read More

Luther College students and professors to hold community meeting regarding flooding in Freeport

 DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College professors and students are sharing their findings about flooding and encouraging community conversation in Freeport during a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Freeport Park. Representatives from Luther College will talk about their research on the 2016 Upper Iowa River flood and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and … Read More

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