Teen dies in Howard County farm accident
A fourteen-year-old boy has died in a north Iowa farm accident. Howard County Sheriff Tim Beckman says the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Tuesday about 10 miles west of Elma. Initial reports indicated that a juvenile boy had been pinned underneath a tractor, but Beckman says it appears the...
Fillmore County warrant: suspect in recent buggy crash pulled over while fleeing scene, claimed she hit a deer
(ABC 6 News) – Fillmore County search warrants filed this week allege that the suspect in a crash involving a car and a buggy was pulled over with visible front-end damage as she fled the scene, and went home after she told a deputy she’d hit a deer earlier.
Filing: Minnesotan who hit Amish buggy and left injured kids behind has troubling driving record
The motorist who hit an Amish buggy last week in southern Minnesota, fled the scene and left injured children behind has been identified as a 32-year-old woman with a troubling driving history. The collision about 10 p.m. Friday on County Road 1 near Spring Valley injured six of the horse-drawn...
Amish buggy crash in Fillmore County, six people hospitalized
(KWNO)-Another Amish buggy crash on County Road 1 in Fillmore County sent six people to the hospital. According to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office it was a hit-and-run crash on Friday and the suspect is a 32-year-old woman from Spring Valley. She is not under arrest yet and the investigation is ongoing. Last fall two Amish girls were killed in a crash on County Road 1. According to media reports the buggy involved in the recent crash had mirrors and flashing lights to warn drivers. The victims in the crash did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
These Decorah, IA based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around decorah..
Possible Record Set by Canton City Council
When the Canton City Council ended its February 14 meeting, councilors commented that they may have set a new record for shortest meeting – the meeting began at 6 p.m. and ended at 6:08 p.m., just eight minutes long. With no members of the public present, few reports, and no old business to revisit, councilors were able to make quick work of things.
Community reacts to buggy crash
SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Over the President’s Day weekend a car struck an Amish buggy. Fillmore County Sheriffs Office says deputies, Spring Valley Ambulance and Fire responded to the scene. Six of the nine passengers were taken to St Mary’s Emergency Room. For community members in Spring Valley and the...
Business as Usual in Mabel
Mayor Adam Wilder convened the Mabel City Council meeting on February 14 promptly at 6:30 p.m. Present at the meeting were Mayor Wilder, along with council members Valerie Arnold, Kiersten Wyffels, Cory Wilson and Tina Bakke. Also in attendance was City Clerk Karen Larson. The council unanimously approved the meeting...
Featherlite Trailers welcomes Transporter Service Center to fold
CRESCO, Iowa — Featherlite Trailers officials report that Superior Trailer Solutions is the company’s newest Featherlite Authorized Transporter Service Center. “Through this partnership, Featherlite is strengthening its commitment to bringing quality service, not just on the track but to NASCAR teams throughout the off-season as well,” a news release states. “This collaboration is scheduled to debut at this year’s Daytona 500. At the Daytona 500 race, Superior Trailer Solutions will be stationed next to Featherlite’s NASCAR service transporter.”
Lanesboro Bus Drivers Essential to the School
Bus drivers are truly appreciated by all schools and parents alike. At Lanesboro School, you might even say they are treasured! According to Superintendent Matt Schultz, maintaining their own buses has long been a priority. Lanesboro School has a large segment of open enrolled students; buses travel all over the county picking up and delivering students each day. If the school were to outsource busing, it would lose control of it. Currently, if a new student enrolls in the district, bus routes can be changed mid-year to accommodate busing that student; the district does what it has to do to retain control of busing; it is essential to obtaining and retaining open enrollment students. The school tries to stay competitive with other schools and bus drivers with its pay rate.
Harmony Joins Telecommuter Forward! Program
BAt the February 13 Harmony City Council meeting, the council reviewed and approved the consent agenda. It included the minutes of the January meeting, the claims and January checks, and the cash in CD. It also included the Fillmore County subsidy agreement for the ambulance service and Resolution 24-03 declaring support for telecommuting opportunities in Harmony and obtaining Telecommuter Forward certification for the City of Harmony.
DNR Public Meetings in Recap Hunting, Trapping Seasons
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting and trapping seasons. Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau, adds, “Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes...
‘The Weight of the Badge’ – Mental health conference planned for first responders, those who’ve experienced job-related trauma
Emergency responders are often called to scenes in which victims and witnesses are stressed, horror-stricken and traumatized. In the private sector, citizens who experience such emotional distress are commonly referred to mental health therapists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. But, for first responders who are often called back out to one scene after another and another, the option for help in dealing with all they experience isn’t always immediately available.
Opioid Task Force seeks public input
The Winneshiek County Opioid Task Force is conducting an anonymous public survey to determine how to spend money from a grant received to help fight the battle against the opioid and fentanyl epidemics. According to the CDC, in Iowa in 2021 (most recent year for data) there were 475 opioid-related...
22nd annual Women’s Weekend Out in Decorah April 5-7
More than 40 Decorah Area businesses will join together to host Women’s Weekend Out in Decorah on April 5, 6 and 7. The three-day event, in its 22nd year, is a showcase for Decorah’s small retail and restaurant businesses with added entertainment and in-store experiences. Joan Tupy, Owner...
Music on the Bluff Series to be Held in Whalan
It was announced at the Whalan City Council meeting on February 12 what bands will be playing at the Music on the Bluff series which will be held in Whalan in 2024. Attending the February meeting were Mayor David Hallum, council members Thore E. Johnson, Sheila Higbe, Kim Berekvam and Owen Lewis (remotely), as well as City Clerk/Treasurer Teresa Grossell.
Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball Earns 17th Consecutive Win Over Rival Cotter
(KWMN)-In a crowded Rushford-Peterson High School gymnasium, the Trojan boys’ basketball team continued a long running streak, upending the Cotter Rambler boys’ team 66-54, to earn their 17th straight win over the ramblers. Senior Dawson Bunke led the way for RP with 18 points. He also drained four...
‘Wilderman’s Treetop Tales” March 2 at Decorah Library
Decorah Public Library will host “Wilderman’s Treetop Tales,” featuring talented musician and storyteller, Chad Elliott, March 2. The program is at 10 a.m. on the Library Mezzanine. Organizers said the morning will be filled with delightful musical performances and captivating visual storytelling for families with children of all ages.
Winneshiek County deputies seek market adjustment raises
Fewer qualified candidates are applying for and keeping law enforcement jobs across the country. And, that national trend has a trickle-down effect, meaning law enforcement agencies at the local, state and national levels are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to attract new officers and deputies. Through an email shared...
Spring Grove, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Southland High School basketball team will have a game with Spring Grove High School on February 22, 2024, 19:00:00 CST.