Decorahpubliclibrary

Library Puts Priority on Patron Needs and Safety

December 4, 2017

The Decorah Public Library is a busy place, serving over 19,000 registered patrons and many more residents of not only Decorah but all of Winneshiek County. The Library is an all-encompassing resource center providing materials, technology, programs, entertainment and more.As a hub of community activity,... Read Story

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Grundy County ISU Extension Outreach

November 21, 2017

"In 2016 the Grundy County Extension office piloted a program called “Farm Chat” in four Grundy County Schools. The program provides real-world connections to the Iowa Core and STEM educational areas. Because field trips are costly and create liability, many schools aren't able to participate.... Read Story

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Public Health Works to Help Residents Save Lives

November 6, 2017

Nancy Sacquitne has been with Winneshiek County Public Health for 32 years. During that time her she has worked diligently on her personal mission – to ensure everybody knows how to respond in a time of crisis. “If you are unsure of how to respond... Read Story

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Ridgeway Fire Department is a Local Effort

November 6, 2017

Mark Carolan has seen a lot in his 31 years as a volunteer fire fighter with the Ridgeway Fire Department. He knows when help is needed the local fire department is often the one to get the call.“In this area, if someone is in trouble... Read Story

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Community Foundation Invests in Protecting Winneshiek County and its Residents

November 2, 2017

Winneshiek County has been hit hard by natural disasters throughout its history. Flash flooding after heavy rains deluged the county in just hours in August and September 2016 impacted communities across the county, displacing people from homes, and destroying property and infrastructure. 2008 also saw... Read Story