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11/13/2018 - 8:22am
Assemblies marked Veterans Day at Turkey Valley and South Winneshiek. Turkey Valley celebrated Friday. South Winneshiek’s turn came Monday. Some information from South Winneshiek program and Evelyn Milbrandt. For the full story, see this week's September Nov. 13 edition of the Calmar Courier. Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122 or email Deb at circulation@midamericapub.com...
11/13/2018 - 8:20am
Over 70 percent of Winneshiek County voters took part in the election. Democrat Abby Finkenauer won Winneshiek County, with 51.73 percent of votes cast. Incumbent Rod Blum had 44.29 percent. Unofficial results were released Nov. 6 by Winneshiek County auditor Ben Steines. Libertarian Troy Hageman had 3.97 percent. A close race was seen for the...
11/13/2018 - 8:17am
Editor’s Note: The Calmar Courier is profiling members of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office who have served in the military. Deputy Mike Foland is the son of a veteran. “My father served in the Military and I wanted to serve as well,” said Foland by email. The Independence native has eight years in the United States...
11/06/2018 - 9:22am
Turkey Valley FFA has received a $2,000 grant for CASE equipment. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s Working Here Fund. Turkey Valley school district has recently purchased the CASE curriculum and will use the Working Here Fund grant to purchase the CASE equipment to enhance the curriculum. The equipment will...
11/06/2018 - 9:21am
The 2018 Farm Safety day had South Winneshiek Elementary School students in first, second and third grades Oct. 19. FFA Officers spent the afternoon teaching four farm safety stations in tractor safety, livestock awareness and horse care, ATV Safety and Safety & Warning signs. Read more in the Nov. 6 edition of the Calmar Courier.
10/30/2018 - 7:04am
Winneshiek County unemployment was at 1.8 percent in September. That is a decline from 2.2 percent in August, according to information online by Iowa Workforce Development. Howard, Chickasaw and Allamakee counties were at 1.9 percent in September. Clayton County was also at 1.8 percent. Chickasaw and Allamakee counties had been at 2.2 percent in...
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