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Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.
Submitted: 04/01/19
Article By: Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach -ISU

Free grief support group sessions offered at Winneshiek Medical Center
Losing a loved one brings on a series of complex emotions. Confronting the pain and other aspects of grief with the support of others can be an effective way to deal with loss.
Submitted: 03/22/19
Article By: Winneshiek Medical Center

Luther College names Dr. Jenifer K. Ward as 11th president
Dr. Jenifer K. Ward, provost and dean of the college for Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, has been unanimously elected Luther College's 11th president, announced today by Luther's Board of Regents.
Submitted: 03/19/19
Article By: Luther College

Lisa Scott named Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Student Success
Luther College President Paula J. Carlson has announced the appointment of Lisa M. Scott as vice president for equity, inclusion and student success. Scott has served as the inaugural dean for institutional equity and inclusion at Luther since August 2017.
Submitted: 03/18/19
Article By: Luther College

Winneshiek Medical Center Offers Free Diabetes Screening
Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a free blood glucose (blood sugar) check on Tuesday, March 26 at its eleventh annual Diabetes Alert Day screening.
Submitted: 03/18/19
Article By: Winneshiek Medical Center

Helping Services Providing Signage for Nicotine Free Grounds
Do you OWN or MANAGE a business?

Schools, hospitals and businesses are becoming nicotine free across Iowa to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Submitted: 03/18/19
Article By: Helping Services for Youth & Families

March Breakfast: Net Metering Policy
March's Energy Breakfast, hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, will present information on a recently proposed law that would threaten the continued growth of solar for Iowa's two investor-owned utilities.
Submitted: 03/15/19
Article By: Winneshiek Energy District

Driftless Yoga Festival EARLY BIRD Registration is LIVE!
March is your opportunity to scoop up your weekend pass for ONLY $108! Click here to secure your reservation for a weekend in the Driftless!
Submitted: 03/15/19
Article By: Reefuel

Vesterheim Folk Art School Offers Needlework Classes in April
The Folk Art School at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, is offering four classes in traditional types of needlework during the month of April. Register online at vesterheim.org, or by calling 563-382-9681.
Submitted: 03/14/19
Article By: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Black Hills Energy is Ready to Respond
Black Hills Energy employees are ready to respond to our customer's needs in all kinds of weather. With the promise of spring after extreme winter weather we are monitoring all our natural gas service areas in Iowa for potential flooding.
Submitted: 03/14/19
Article By: Black Hills Energy

Nordic Fest Seeks Grand Marshal and Flag Recipient Nominations
The Nordic Fest Board is seeking nominations for the 2019 Grand Marshal and Flag Recipient.
Submitted: 03/13/19
Article By: Nordic Fest

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Problem gambling prevention is new to us at Helping Services for Youth & Families. We are currently gathering information about our corner of the state to best provide services to all of our local communities.
Submitted: 03/12/19
Article By: Helping Services for Youth & Families

National Library Week & Fine Amnesty April 7-13 at Decorah Library
This week, the Decorah Public Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.
Submitted: 03/12/19
Article By: Decorah Public Library

Decorah Public Library announces April book discussions
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting three book discussions in April. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.


Submitted: 03/12/19
Article By: Decorah Public Library

Nationally Recognized Summer STEM Program Coming to Decorah Middle School
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Decorah Middle School the week of June 17 - June 21, 2019.
Submitted: 03/12/19
Article By: Decorah Community School District

Jim Martin-Schramm named director of Center for Sustainable Communities
Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther College professor of religion, has been announced as the new director of the Center for Sustainable Communities. He serves a three-year term as director beginning spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Submitted: 03/07/19
Article By: Luther College

Growing Hops Program
Come and learn about the Iowa hops industry and this new and exciting crop!
Submitted: 03/07/19
Article By: Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach -ISU

Bus Trip Arranged to Central Plains Dairy Expo
Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Western Iowa Dairy Alliance for a three-day bus trip to Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 26-28.
Submitted: 03/07/19
Article By: Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach -ISU

Learn the Benefits of Meditation at a Workshop in Decorah
Are you curious about meditation? Is it something anyone can do? Is it really very helpful for your life? Find out at a workshop, “Calming the Mind, Joy of Living 1,” on Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center, 523 W. Water St.
Submitted: 03/07/19
Article By: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Decoding the Driftless" Film to be shown at 2019 KDEC Home, Sport & Garden Show
A new adventure documentary film, “Decoding the Driftless,” (photo attached)will be shown at the KDEC Home, Sport and Garden Show at 1 pm in the orchestra room of Decorah High School. This public screening is open to all and free of charge.
Submitted: 02/26/19
Article By: KDEC 1240 & FM 100.5

Project Information -Quillin's Building, Decorah
Winneshiek County Development (WCDI) and Decorah Jobs have received feedback from community members seeking more information regarding the recent news articles regarding the potential development which would involve a new grocery retailer in Decorah.
Submitted: 02/21/19
Article By: Winneshiek County Economic Development

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - 6 week course
Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.
Submitted: 02/11/19
Article By: Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach -ISU

Join Vesterheim for Koselig Cake Breaks This Winter
When days are short and nights are long, it's time to celebrate community the koselig Norwegian way—with delicious cake, warm drinks, and new and familiar friends—at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center.
Submitted: 01/14/19
Article By: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Trail Closed Due to Aggressive Coyote
The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department has temporarily close the Rocky Road Trail in Van Peenen Park due to a coyote in the area.
Submitted: 05/03/13
Article By: Decorah Parks & Recreation

Decorah Offering Gardening Space

Submitted: 04/04/13
Article By: not specified

Absentee voting for Nov. 6 election begins Sept. 27
Absentee voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election begins both at the Winneshiek County auditor's office or by mail Thursday, Sept. 27.
Submitted: 09/13/12
Article By: Decorah Newspapers

Lutheran Summer Music To Offer 50+ Free Musical Performances in Decorah, Iowa
The 29th annual Lutheran Summer Music program offers an inspiring summer of musical performances during its upcoming academy (June 20 to July 18). 160 talented young people and a faculty of 34 professional musicians from across the country will convene at Luther College.
Submitted: 06/04/10
Article By: Luther College