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Julie Wilson retiring after 34 years

CRESCO - Julie Wilson is retiring after serving the students of Howard County for 34 years (three at Notre Dame and 31 at Howard-Winneshiek). “I have taught grades 1-8, but most of those years have been spent in the fourth and fifth grade classrooms,” she said. Over the...
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Cresco Times

HWCSD announces finalists for 7-12 principal interviews

CRESCO - The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District’s Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have selected three candidates to interview for High School Principal. The candidates selected for interviews are:. • Todd Coulter, Cedar Falls, Iowa – Mr. Coulter is currently the Assistant Principal and Activities Director...
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Kelly Buehler retires after 33 years

CRESCO - Kelly Buehler has taught in the Howard-Winneshiek School District her entire teaching career of 33 years. Her first year, in 1989-90, was at the Notre Dame Middle School. In the fall of 1990 she was hired at the public school, teaching the TAG Program in grades 3-6 and H.O.T.S (Higher Order Thinking Skills) for three years to most elementary classes at the outlying centers of Ridgeway, Elma and Lime Springs, as well as Cresco.
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Banquet highlights HCB&T, TPD’s Hall of Fame

CRESCO - Jason Passmore, Executive Director of Howard County Business & Tourism (HCBT), introduced Sue Barnes, 1st Vice President of Howard County Economic Development (HCED), who welcomed all to the annual awards banquet. Barnes noted the pleasure of being in person again and extended a special welcome to keynote speaker Congresswoman Ashley Hinson before offering a brief prayer of thanks and blessings.
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Fight Back class for women

CRESCO - Cresco Wildlife Club is hosting a Fight Back class for women. It is being held on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wildlife Club on the Howard County fairgrounds. It is possible to live your life free from fear. Female Fight Back is a self-defense...
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Times Plain Dealer’s Hall of Fame Organization of the Year winner

CRESCO - The Cresco Theatre & Opera House is an unrivaled jewel in the crown of both Cresco and Howard County. Named to the Registry of Historic Places in 1981, the theatre hosts nearly nightly movies, serves as a special event venue, showcases Cresco Community Theatre productions and presents community and school concerts and other events.
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Watch now: Lincoln nurse, man she helped save reunite one year later

That's how Neal Dethlefs describes his close call with death just over a year ago. If he had left the wedding reception early and gone back to his hotel, he's not sure he'd still be here. If he had been in St. Paul, where he's the Howard County Assessor, he might not be alive today, either.
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Cresco Times

Citizens of the Year winner

RIDGEWAY - One of two Citizens of the Year can also be called the queen of the queens of The Mighty Howard County Fair!. Anna Myers, along with other members of Farm Bureau Women, started the contest in Howard County in 1989 and took care of the competition until the organization disbanded in 2019.
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Cresco Times

H-W Board approves calendar

CRESCO - The 2022-2023 Howard-Winneshiek CSD calendar was approved at the April 11 board meeting. Supt. Ted Ihns said, “It is very similar to what it has been in the last five years.” School will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and end on Monday, May 23, unless there are make-up hours.
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Cresco Times

Drug take-back day

HOWARD COUNTY - In the U.S. there were 100,306 drug overdose deaths from April 2020 to April 2021. Of those deaths 75% were due to Opioids. Howard County’s Prevention 5 substance abuse coalition is partnering with the Howard County Sheriff’s Department for National Drug Take Back Day on April 30th 2022. Bring your unused prescription drugs to:
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Cresco Times

Not your mama’s farmer’s market

CRESCO - There’s a new name and a new mission for the old Cresco Farmer’s Market. Re-dubbed the “Cresco Open Air Market,” the newly envisioned, weekly recurring event focuses on much more than just produce and bakery items. The old Farmer’s Market, which started in 2008,...
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One step closer to Pickleball Court

CRESCO - At the April 4, 2022 City Council meeting, members approved plans for the four pickleball courts at Evans Park. The cost is between $57,000 and $135,000, so it has to go for quotes from three contractors. The project also includes tennis courts, fencing, asphalt, nets and painting. •...
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Moving forward with supt. search

CRESCO - With the start of the next fiscal year creeping up on July 1, 2022, Howard-Winneshiek School board members hired McPherson & Jacobson, Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in the hiring of a new superintendent. Timeline. April 13 — School /community input meetings. April 13 at 11:59...
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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Howard Co.

HOWARD COUNTY, Iowa - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Howard Co. in response to Tuesday night's storms. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to recover from the severe weather. "In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents,...
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Eighth Iowa county included in disaster proclamation

HOWARD COUNTY, Iowa — An eighth Iowa county is now included in Gov. Kim Reynolds' disaster proclamation following Tuesday's severe weather. Howard County joins seven others in receiving state funds for storm recovery, repairs and cleanup. Eight tornadoes trekked across north-central Iowa during Tuesday's severe weather outbreak. Two EF2...
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Howard-Winneshiek Superintendent Search Stakeholder’s Survey Ends Saturday

The search for the next superintendent of the Howard-Winneshiek School District is giving the public through Saturday (04.16) to provide their input. Current Superintendent Ted Ihns (Inns) will be leaving Cresco to become Superintendent for the Indianola School District starting July 1st. The search firm, McPherson and Jacobson, based in Omaha, is leading the search process to find his replacement and is conducting a school district stakeholder’s survey that is available through this Saturday. A link to the survey is available through the Howard-Winneshiek CSD Facebook page.
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