Fatal Collision: Two Sisters Killed, Siblings Injured in Amish Buggy and SUV Accident in Fillmore County
Two children, Irma Miller, 11, and Wilma Miller, 7, died in a car accident in Fillmore County, Minnesota. The accident happened when an SUV collided with the Amish horse-drawn buggy they were traveling in.
Minnesota Town Named 'Best Small Town' In The Entire State
The Discoverer put together a list of the best small towns across the country.
Comeback Story: Minnesota Hunter Tags 180-Class Opening-Day Giant
It’s one thing to get a trail-cam pic or two of a mature buck, and quite another to have the buck’s sheds, assemble a library of photos of the deer, and then have that buck walk into bow range on the opening day of archery season. But that’s just what happened to LeRoy Purrier when he tagged a giant 6×5 whitetail on Minnesota’s archery opener. The buck green-grosses close to 180 inches stands an excellent chance of making the Boone & Crockett record book as a typical.
Reports from the Decorah Police and Winneshiek County Sheriff
Decorah Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Broadway for the report of a disabled vehicle in the roadway at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 26. Upon arrival in the area, officers located 27-year-old Corrina Voigt of Decorah in the 400 block of Oak Street. After an investigation was conducted, it was determined that Voigt had struck two parked vehicles in the 400 Block of Oak Street and attempted to leave the area in the originally called in disabled vehicle. Voigt’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was unable to be driven more than 2 blocks from the original collision. Voigt was arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense and transported to the Winneshiek County jail without incident. While at the scene, officers located 21-year-old Dakota Troyna of Decorah in the area of the disabled motor vehicle. After investigation, it was determined that Troyna had been with Voigt at the scene of the disabled vehicle. Troyna was placed under arrest for public intoxication and transported to the Winneshiek County jail without incident.
Football (9/15 & 9/16)
South-East Football (9/15 & 9/16) Mabel-Canton 26, Southland 29 (M-C: C. Tollefsrud 21-100, 2 TDs rushing, 3-55, TD receiving, 86-yard KOR TD (opening kickoff); Tyler Larson 14-118 rushing; Isaac Underbakke 5-16, 67 yards, TD passing. M-C jumped to a 14-0 first quarter lead and led 20-14 at halftime. Southland scored the third quarter’s only points to head to the fourth up 21-20. On 4th and 20, Underbakke hit Tollefsrud for a 28-yard TD pass midway through the stanza to put M-C up 26-21. Southland responded by going 52 yards in six-plays, as Tysen Stevens’ 17-yard TD run (with conversion) put the Rebels back ahead 29-26. M-C then had the ball twice, but could not progress deep into Rebel territory. Southland improved to 3-1. Cougars > 0-3, 0-3)
Letter to the editor about Lanesboro Tobacco Ordinance…
On July 11, the Lanesboro City Council approved a draft of a new tobacco ordinance designed to protect kids from the harms caused by tobacco. But inexplicably, when adopting the proposal the council voted (4 to 1) to allow the sale of flavored tobacco products, and to increase the number of tobacco licenses. The council heard no public testimony on the changes.
Decorah Man Threatened Parole Officer
A Decorah man has been arrested after allegedly threatening a parole officer in an attempt to influence their testimony in an upcoming court case, according to KCRG. The parole officer contacted the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office on September 18th after receiving a text that allegedly threatened to harm the officer and their family. The number that sent the text was traced back to 40 year old Chase Telsrow. A search of Telsrow’s residence turned up THC, meth, and unlawfully possessed prescription drugs. Telsrow has been charged with Tampering with a Witness or Juror, 1st degree Harassment, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or subsequent offense, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs.
M-C Homecoming Week Kicks Off on September 24
MablVice-chairperson Chris Miller called the September 19 meeting of the Mabel-Canton School Board to order at 6 p.m. and led his colleagues and the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. The board unanimously approved the meeting agenda and the August 24 minutes as presented. Board members present included Miller, Mark...
26th self-guided NE Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour this weekend
The 26th annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour kicks off Friday, Sept. 29, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Driftless area. Featuring 38 area artists, the tour is nestled among the wooded hills at 28 locations. Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Decorah is the hub for the tour, which radiates up to 40 miles in all directions.
Iowa’s Two Best Fall Festivals That You Haven’t Heard About
It's Fall Festival Season in Iowa, and while many have already taken place; two, under the radar festivals are coming up in the next few weeks. Each of these Fall Festivals has its own, unique way of celebrating the harvest season, with plenty of family-friendly events and decades-long traditions that keep visitors coming back, year in and year out.
Saturday Football Recap: Spring Grove remains undefeated, Mabel-Canton gets first win of the season
(ABC 6 News) — Spring Grove shuts out AC/GE to improve to 4-0 on the season; Mabel-Canton rallies from a 20-6 deficit to defeat Lanesboro 35-26. Mabel Canton’s Issac Underbaake had 167 yards of total offense and two touchdowns. Cayden Tollefsrud had 183 yards of total offense and also had 2 touchdowns.
Volleyball: Grove Girls Control Larks, Sweep Tourney Matches
Kendal VanMinsel recorded her 1,000th career set assist as Spring Grove rolled to three wins and a purely pool-play tourney at Waukon. Due to lack of officials, there was no action beyond pool play nor any overall tourney champion. The Lions (4-1, 7-1) posted 2-0 wins over Waukon, Riceville and Turkey Valley. SG won the tournament last year and in 2018. Earlier in the week, the Lions dismissed visiting and defending SEC West champion Grand Meadow 3-0 (25-10 25-15, 25-11). The Superlarks (3-2, 6-7) led only once when scoring the first points of set three. While the Lions finished off 43 kills with only eight errors (strong 39% efficiency), the Larks managed only 16 kills with 16 misfires. For SG, Hailey Normann had 9 kills with only 10 attacks. Joelle Halverson led with 13 kills. Jordis Neeley was the leading scorer with 9 kills and 5 ace serves plus a team-best 10 digs. In addition to 33 assists, 3 kills, 9 digs, VanMinsel served 6 aces. GM was led by Haylie Paul (4 kills), Gracie Foster (4 kills, 6 digs), Hallie Hendrickson (11 assists), and Cheyenne Bakken (12 digs). Overall, Grove served 11 aces with 8 errors. GM served three aces, three errors. Early morning tourney pool play saw SG defeat host Waukon 21-17 and 21-14. The Lions did not play well in the first set versus Riceville, trailing 16-20 (21 points win) before sweeping the final six points to win 22-20. Momentum carried into set two with a 21-12 Lion victory. The day ended with VanMinsel’s 1000th assist during a 2-0 (21-13, 21-18) win over Turkey Valley. For the day, VanMinsel logged 53 assists while Neeley attacked with 25 kills (11 errors), Normann 10 kills (1 error), and Halverson 10 kills (4 errors). Sydney Holland defended with 27 digs. Serving was spotty with 16 aces and 17 errant serves. Halverson served 20 for 20 with 3 aces, Neeley 23 for 24 with 4 aces. SG (4-1, 7-1) trails M-C (6-0, 19-0) in the SEC-East.
Football: #2 Lions Turn Back Burro Upset Bid, 13-8
State-ranked #2 Spring Grove roared down the field on the game’s first possession for a 7-0 lead. That score held into the fourth quarter as the undefeated Lions (3-0, 4-0) warded off winless Lanesboro (0-2, 0-3) by 13-8 final. The Burros also appeared potent on their first possession, surging to the one-yard line before a 15-yard penalty on the bench made it third down and goal from the 16. Two incomplete passes later, Spring Grove took the ball on downs. Most of the game was played in Lion territory. The Burros never punted and had their first five possessions (six of eight total series) end on downs. That first Lion scoring possession featured a 26-yard reverse scamper by Braedon Solie and a leaping, 19-yard TD reception by Zach Brumm in the back of the end zone. Following a 26-yard interception return by Brumm, Berns scored on a four-yard run for a 13-0 lead with 8:23 to play. That breathing room was short lived. Just four plays later, Lanesboro finally came up with a big play when Mason Howard hit a wide-open Cole Sass with a 35-yard pass. On the next play Sass ran across the goal line from four yards out and then Howard hit Sass with a two-point pass to make it 13-8 (6:33). The Lions came right back with Jacob Olerud taking a handoff for 27 yards and then gaining 26 yards on a short pass. But at the eight yard-line, Grove fumbled away the opportunity to put the game away. With another chance, Lanesboro used 10-plays to earn two first downs before running out of downs again with 2:47 to play. Grove then earned a pair of first downs to run out the clock. Lanesboro controlled the clock with 62 offensive plays to only 46 for Spring Grove, but the Lions held a 242 to 216 edge in total yardage. The Burros came up with only the one big pass play and a 55-yard kickoff return by Sass that established field position for the second half. Howard faced a consistent pass rush (8 of 26, 101 yards, INT passing). Kaden Stettler caught six passes (58 yards) and recovered both Lion fumbles. Olerud (12-77 rushing), Berns (7-15, 83 yards, TD passing, 12-55, TD rushing), and Brumm (3-39, TD receiving) led SG.
Mill Street closure Sept. 25-29
The City of Decorah is notifying residents that Mill Street will be closed between Broadway Street and Main Street this week. The closure will begin on Monday, Sept. 25, and will extend until Friday, Sept. 29. Call the Street Department at 563-382-2157 with any questions.
Burn Bans Being Lifted in Northeast Iowa After Weekend Rains
Thanks to much needed rainfall over the weekend, some burn bans began being lifted Monday (09.25) in northeast Iowa. As of noon Monday, burn bans were canceled in Chickasaw, Howard, Winneshiek, Butler, Black Hawk, and Buchanan counties. According to the National Weather Service in Lacrosse, areas of Chickasaw and Winneshiek counties experienced rains of around four inches to alleviate extremely dry land conditions due to extreme to exceptional drought.
Another top 10 for Schellhorn at Waukon
MFL MarMac junior Jacob Schellhorn turned in his fourth top-10 finish of the cross country season at the Sept. 19 Waukon Invitational. Schellhorn placed seventh with a time of 17:41.73, 38 seconds off the winning 17:03.46 from Waukon’s Wyatt Gulla. The Indians had the three top runners and half of the top 10, easily winning the team title.
Rushford-Peterson School’s Great Start
At their regular September meeting September 18, the Rushford-Peterson School Board heard the usual reports from Superintendent Ben Bernard as well as middle school/high school Principal Jake Timm and elementary Principal Angela Shepard. At each meeting, the R-P administration shares activities and events in the school so the board knows what is happening at R-P. Shepard and her elementary staff included pictures as well so the board could see the excitement of the first days of school. The kindergartners were busy learning all the procedures of the classroom. Big hits with them were storytime at the library with Mrs. Wick and milk/snack break. They quickly and proudly learned the new routines of lunch including dumping their lunch trays. This year, an October 4 field trip to the apple orchard is in the works for the kindergarten as well.
These Decorah, IA based puppies 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.