Edna schrandt

More Than a Fair

December 1, 2016

As the “the biggest little fair in Iowa,” the Winneshiek County Fair draws people to Winneshiek County, both near and far.“We figure we have between seven and eight thousand people pass through each day of the fair,” said Edna Schrandt, business manager of the Winneshiek... Read Story

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Quilting for a Purpose

December 1, 2016

Decorah Quilts of Valor is a local group of women quilters who are part of the larger national nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring veterans with a handmade, Americana quilts. Decorah’s regional group formed in 2014, and in that year the group presented one quilt at... Read Story

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Investing in Those Sacrificing to Protect Our Communities

December 1, 2016

The Tripoli Fire Department knows when it comes to saving lives, shortcuts cannot be taken. Long days of training, properly investing in equipment and knowing how to respond within seconds to any given situation is a must.The Bremer County Community Foundation understands these requirements that... Read Story

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Generosity That Lives On

October 7, 2016

When Norman Clare Sloan passed away, his three children benefited from his estate. For son Robert, a recent retiree from John Deere, the windfall was something he saw to be used for a bigger purpose. After a talk with his brother, Dick, and sister, Carol... Read Story

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Community Pride in Action

July 14, 2016

Doug Lindaman’s passion for Ackley resides close to the surface. He is quick to praise the community he grew up in and talk about the benefits of the Ackley Community Foundation, of which he is serving as chair. His wife, Rosie, readily admits she is... Read Story