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09/24/2018 - 4:45pm
Marie Riha was anxious to show off a recent acquisition. Likely cast iron, the device for stamping communion hosts could have been used for a variety of designs and sizes. The thought of Sisters hefting this piece is pointed out by Riha. She invites a journalist to pick up the device. Riha called it “awesome”. Close by are a variety of religious items also housed by the museum. Read...
09/24/2018 - 4:38pm
Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to Nov. 6. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price is quoted as calling it “the most consequential election of our lifetimes,” in a mass email sent Sept. 18 by the party. That sentiment is echoed locally. Nathan Thompson, Winneshiek County’s Democratic chair, called it “an...
09/17/2018 - 3:14pm
Following a week of activities, South Winneshiek’s 2018 homecoming capped off Friday. A pep rally took place Friday afternoon with the mercury climbing after cool weather earlier in the week. The annual coronation of the king and the queen concluded activities at the athletic complex. See more photos at https://midamericapublishing....
09/17/2018 - 3:13pm
Turkey Valley students have rallied around one of their own. Logan Manderfield was recognized during the Sept. 7 Turkey Valley football game, according to Don Manderfield, Logan’s father, by phone Sept. 13. Don noted Logan is the team’s manager. The recognition came with “World Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day,” as noted on...
09/10/2018 - 4:10pm
Gorgeous weather graced Northeast Iowa Community’s Fall Festival. After rain earlier in the week, the weather cleared. The sounds of music and game playing filled the air. Photos of the event will be available at midamericapublishing.smugmug.com/Calmar-Courier Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122 or email Deb at circulation@...
09/04/2018 - 8:15am
One of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Dubuque is right around the corner. According to information from a draft of a book put out to celebrate its 175th birthday, a log church had been constructed by the fall of 1854 with the Rev. Ph. Laurent as “the first resident pastor outside of Dubuque” for the entire state. Planning...
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