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January 16, 2017 by Neil Bollman (Register to contact)

Remember well the ice storms a misery that go with winter in Iowa
We are enjoying a balmy 68 degrees this morning. Coffee on the porch is our usual activity. Look forward to the reunion in September.


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Register now for volleyball camps  Decorah Journal

Midwest Volleyball Performance is coming to Decorah High School to run several camps for area athletes. High school players can register for a three-day camp ...

The last homecoming –The Final Roundup  Bluff Country Newspaper Group

Members of the extended North Winneshiek School community are planning a big party to celebrate the decades of North Winn. Plans are being finalized for ...

4 NE Iowa schools rate highly | Education News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Four Northeast Iowa schools were in the top 10 percent for the state and the top quarter nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 ranking of ...

Decorah-North Winn school consolidation vote overwhelming approved  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

DECORAH -- Voters Tuesday overwhelming approved consolidating the Decorah and North Winneshiek school districts. Votes on reorganizing the districts, a 1 ...

Kyle James Dahl  Fillmore County Journal

Kyle James Dahl, 30, of Hesper, Iowa, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 19, 2018, at his home. Kyle was born December 31, 1987. He grew up in Hesper, ...

Happy Joe's last day in operation Friday  Decorah Journal

A downtown Decorah institution is coming to an end. After 40 years of serving and employing generations of Northeast Iowa families, Happy Joe's Pizza and.

Hall of Fame coach Bill Post of Decorah announces retirement  WCF Courier

DECORAH — One of the state's most successful football coaches won't be patrolling the sidelines at Decorah High School this fall.

Decorah student's Shakespeare video wins $1000 for her school  WCF Courier

DECORAH — The film begins with a harsh wake-up: An alarm sounds as the camera comes into focus. Realizing she's late for school, the main character is ...

Virginia Eiden | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Virginia Dahly Eiden, age 96, of Menomonie, WI and Nisswa, MN passed away on March 26, 2019, at The Neighbors of Dunn County.

Prep baseball: Olejniczak's still a card-carrying baseball man  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO—Pencil in hand, Dennis Olejniczak sits in the dugout shade and writes a lineup on a yellow card.

Decorah Police Say Dogs Detected Drugs in High School Lockers  KCRG

An 18-year-old Decorah High School student is facing drug charges after police used two K-9 units to search the school.

Decorah couple's granddaughter on 'Dancing with Stars  Decorah Journal

Tinashe Kachingwe, the granddaughter of Pat and Mike Fitzgerald of Decorah, will be a contestant on the television series Dancing with the Stars Season 27, ...

Vera Hovey, 75  Cresco Times Plain Dealer

Nov. 6, 1943 —. Nov. 10, 2018. Cresco - Vera Ann Hovey, age 75, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. on Nov.

Albers Is Superintendent's Choice For MS Principal Job In Home Town

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon High School's Activities Director may be headed to Decorah, Iowa, to become that town's new middle school principal, according to ...

Rob Sand, candidate for Iowa state auditor  The Gazette

Name: Rob Sand. Party: Democrat. Residence: Des Moines. Age: 36. Occupation: Assistant attorney general. Education: Decorah High School, 2001; Brown ...

U.S. News: 14 Iowa high schools rank nationally as best in country  Des Moines Register

U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked 14 Iowa high schools and recognized 104 Iowa schools out of 20500 public high schools in the nation.

Richard Hanft (1942-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Richard Spencer “Dick” Hanft, 76, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Feb. 22, at Ropers St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, S.C., of natural causes.

First-ever Pride parade, festival in Decorah Saturday, May 12  Decorah Journal

According to, the week of May 13 promises to be a rainy one in Northeast Iowa, with showers and cloudy skies in the forecast every day.

Ethel Jewell (1930-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

EVANSDALE -- Ethel Lorraine Jewell, 88, of Evansdale, died Monday, Feb. 4, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center. She was born March 26, 1930, in Spring ...

West Liberty, Linn-Mar high schools ranked as Iowa's best  The Gazette

West Liberty High School is the best in Iowa, according to a U.S. News and World Report high school ranking released Wednesday. Linn-Mar High School in ...

Decorah PRIDE  Luther College Chips

Rainbow flags, multicolored wigs, and wide smiles brightened downtown Decorah on an overcast Saturday during the first Decorah Pride celebration on ...

Josey Jewell's Iowa life  The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Poop was always going to be part of the lore with Josey Jewell. He grew up on a turkey farm outside of Decorah. Poop was always going to be ...

Marlys Tweten Schulte  Fillmore County Journal

Marlys Tweten Schulte, age 91, of Decorah, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Wellington Place in Decorah, Iowa. Services were held 12 p.m. Saturday, ...

Obituary: James J. Malanaphy Jr. | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

STILLWATER, Minn. — James J. Malanaphy Jr., died peacefully Friday, March 31, 2017, surrounded by family in his home in Stillwater.

117 Iowa schools make new national 'Best High Schools' list  KCCI Des Moines

A new U.S. News list of Best High Schools for 2015 was just released on Tuesday. Out of the 29,070 public high schools reviewed by the magazine, 117 Iowa ...

Margaret L. Christopherson Thom (1925-2019) | Obituaries  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

JESUP — Margaret Laurayne Christopherson Thom, 93, of Jesup, died Saturday, April 27, at Winding Creek Meadows of natural causes. She was born Aug.

Lorraine H. Moeller | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO --- Lorraine H. Moeller, 90, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Nov. 8, at Covenant Medical Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Waukon, daughter of ...

Fareway trucks celebrating heroes include Decorah native Dan Walter  WCF Courier

DECORAH — An Ames police officer and Iraq war veteran originally from Decorah is one of a number of Iowa military and public safety personnel being ...

Woodshed, IA 52242  The Gazette

Three cool things: 1. In 2016, when the Hawkeyes knocked off Michigan — a loss that still is ricocheting in the Wolverines' heads — Josey Jewell gave the ...

Flood victim's body found after heavy rains swamp northeast Iowa  Winona Daily News

The National Weather *Service* issued a flood warning Wednesday morning for Richland and Crawford counties in Wisconsin. Hwy. 35 south of Lynxville has ...

LOVE OF LAW-New Magistrate Julian West feels at home in Indee.  Cedar Valley Daily Times

INDEPENDENCE – Julian West seems to love Independence as it reminds him of his native town, Decorah. The newest addition to the judicial branch in ...

'Huffing' likely contributed to teenager's death | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

DECORAH | Kellie Sharp, 16, of Decorah, died Aug. 23, one family's tragedy that did not have to happen.

Letters to the editor: Mall, libraries, immigration, Iowa's water  Mason City Globe Gazette

John Skipper: I appreciate your piece on Dec. 2 ("Can city gain public support for latest hotel proposal?"). Great journalism. I find our situation both exciting and ...

Michael Bergan (R)

Michael Bergan is serving his first term in the Iowa House. Michael is a lifelong resident of Winneshiek County. He was raised on a dairy and beef farm and his ...

Trout Run Trail officially opens in Decorah | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

DECORAH, Iowa --- To celebrate the grand opening of Trout Run Trail, the community will host Trail Weekend, a fun-filled event Sept. 22-23.

Prep swimming: Decorah makes statement at Wahawk meet  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Nolan Heffern has an empty feeling every time he walks through the gymnasium at Decorah High School.

Celebrating milestones this week (PHOTOS) | Local News  WCF Courier

Anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones in this week's Celebrations.

Clear Creek Amana school board candidate questionnaires  The Gazette

In the Clear Creek Amana Community School District, incumbent Bob Broghammer is facing Scott Rohret in a run off for the District 2 seat. Nikki Knapp is ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Skipper: Does Mason City want the candle or the curse?  Mason City Globe Gazette

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

Hawkeye linebacker says he is worthy of NFL roster  Mason City Globe Gazette

IOWA CITY – Josey Jewell finds himself in familiar territory as the NFL draft approaches.

Mason City Police calls, Feb. 6 | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

02/06/19 00:13 SO1905129 S PIERCE AVE / 19TH ST SW, MASON CITY, IA Power/Water/Signs &

Convicted of murdering son, Michelle Kehoe seeks new trial  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO – Michelle Kehoe said she wanted jurors to know what she was going through in 2008 when she cut the throats of her two children, killing one, and ...

High school students headed to state speech contest.  Mason City Globe Gazette

OSAGE | On Saturday, Feb. 7, several Mitchell County high school students will be competing at the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group ...

Letters to the editor: Birthright, idiocracy, CAFOs, straight-ticket  Globe Gazette

If we lose our birth right citizenship, do we have to apply for emigrate status? Will we be allowed to vote? And by the way, what kind of Christian is a white ...

Letters to the editor: King, Ragan, Chodur, Sand, Gassman  Globe Gazette

To ensure as many election-related letters to the editor are published prior to voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, please submit letters by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

NFL Draft: Colts grab UNI's Fountain in fifth round  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Daurice Fountain will get the opportunity he was hoping for.

Letters to the editor: Wright, Reynolds, Scholten, Sand  Mason City Globe Gazette

To ensure as many election-related letters to the editor are published prior to voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, please submit letters by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

Boys' state basketball: Basketball, friendship bind Little, Brungard  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WAVERLY | Justin Little enjoyed his front-row seat when Waverly-Shell Rock earned a trip to the state basketball tournament.

Best-selling children's author brings 'Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella' to northeast Iowa  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

DECORAH | It's one of those chicken-and-the-egg questions best-selling children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett loves to answer: Which came to roost ...

Beating the Odds 2016: Top High Schools for Low-Income Students  Newsweek

Newsweek's 'Beating the Odds' list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles ...

Top 100 Returning NXN Heartland Girls Teams  MileSplit

See who the top returning girls\' teams are based on time in the Heartland Region.

America's Top High Schools 2016  Newsweek Europe

The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 400m Hurdles  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 400 meter hurdles.

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