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06/04/2020 - 5:30am
Area churches are continuing to show signs of life with most area churches now once again open, though some remain closed. Many Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Dubuque were able to go their first Mass in two months. Mass offerings remain limited with St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar seeing Mass Sundays and its linked parishes rotating with one Saturday Mass each for the next few...
05/19/2020 - 7:30am
  Further awakening from restrictions took place Friday. As chill weather vanished and a warm, sunny day emerged, northeast Iowa began to come back to normal after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. While bars and some other businesses remain closed, many businesses were able to begin coming to life. The full article appears in the May 19,...
05/19/2020 - 7:30am
  Reopening the Fayette County Courthouse was the big topic of Monday’s meeting of the Fayette County Board of Supervisors with supervisors agreeing to begin allowing the public to reenter the building. The question was raised by Marty Stanbrough, a member of the board of supervisors, and the topic was moved up on the agenda to one of...
05/12/2020 - 7:30am
  One consequence of COVID-19 is becoming apparent as shelves become harder to stock with meat. Shutting down meat processing plants is making meat more scarce. Closure of the Tyson plant in Waterloo has had an impact on the region. The full article appears in the May 12, 2020 issue of the Calmar Courier.  
05/12/2020 - 7:30am
  Fayette County’s planned re-opening Friday is on the minds of Waucoma’s city officials. Candace Hulbert, director of the library, gave some details on capacity and spacing as Justin Haught, the city’s mayor, advocated for a position of “wait and see” as the date nears. It’s unchartered territory on many...
05/12/2020 - 7:30am
  Good news on the Winneshiek County Jail project has only limited expenditures still needed, though work has been disrupted. With COVID-19, work is currently “more or less on hold” for the moment, said Dan Marx, sheriff. During Monday’s meeting of the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors, Marx said $43,000 is left with...
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