What do you most love about Winneshiek County? What are the natural, historic, or cultural resources you most want to protect? The Winneshiek County Planning & Zoning Commission is holding a series of community meetings to gather input from county residents on just that.
There will be a series of five meetings held across the county, the first of which will be Thursday, August 25th starting at 5:30 pm at the North Winn School. All residents of Winneshiek county are invited to attend and a light meal will be served. Information gathered will be shared with the county and may inform future land use decisions.
Please email WinneshiekResources@gmail.com for more information or search for “Winneshiek Resource Protection Project” on facebook. The full meeting schedule is below:
Thursday, August 25, 5:30 pm – North Winn School
Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 pm – Ridgeway Community Center
Thursday, September 29, 5:30 pm – Ossian Community Center
Thursday, October 13, 5:30 pm – Courthouse Annex, Decorah
Thursday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm – Courthouse Annex Decorah
Canton American Legion Post 400 is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Saturday August 20,2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 AM. Location Main Street , Fest Tent in Canton,MN. Adults $8.00, 12 and Under $5.00, Preschool Free. Stop by and enjoy Breakfast with Friends and Family. Fundraiser for the Canton Legion Memorial.
Assumption Parish of Little Turkey will be celebrating their annual church dinner on Monday, August 15th. Mass at 3:00 pm. Meal serving Reicks Fried Chicken with homemade side dishes and baked goods will be served from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. $15 per meal. No advanced tickets. Live Music by Marc Frana. Games, Bingo, Kolache Sales, Raffle, and Facebook Auction. For more information go to the parish facebook page: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Little Turkey, Iowa. Outdoor dining only, carry-out or drive-thru. Come enjoy a meal with friends and family under the tent.
The Waukon Fire Department is hosting their “Hero Run” on Saturday, August 27th at Empty Nest Winery. The Little Minions race begins at 5:30 PM, and the Adult 5K Fun Run/Walk starts at 6:00 PM. Open registration is happening that night from 5-6 PM, but pre-registration is encouraged by August, 6th to guarantee a shirt by race day. You can register online here, on the event Facebook page, or drop off registration at the Waukon Wellness Center. Entry fee for the 5k Run/Walk is $30.00, and that includes a brat and beverage. Free babysitting is available during the adult race.
The Allamakee County 4-H County Council is hosting a School Supplies Drive to benefit the Allamakee County Relief Office. Council members are encouraging all 4-H Clubs and the community to participate by purchasing and donating items to the drive. Monetary donations will be accepted during fair as well. There will be a special community service booth in the 4-H Exhibit Building to display the donations during the fair. Donations can be made between July 20-24 at the Allamakee County Fair in Waukon.
Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth & Families traveled by Hawkeye Stages bus (via donation from Hawkeye Stages) to Como Zoo Park & Conservatory. Twenty Three mentoring participants spent a fun filled afternoon at the zoo enjoying the sea lion show, animal exhibits, lunch, and the conservatory. Youth Mentoring offers groups events like this each month to provide opportunities and experiences for our youth and mentors. Get involved now, BECOME A MENTOR contact (563) 387-1720, email@example.com, or http://www.helpingservices.org/mentoring.
RSVP of Northeast Iowa and the American Red Cross are holding their “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive Friday, July 1st from 12 noon until 5 pm at Stone Ridge Community Church, 1111 Montgomery Street in Decorah. Respond to the call and give blood during this time of critical need. Please also note that the American Red Cross has removed the mask requirement at blood drives. Come vote for your favorite public service department – EMS, Fire or Law Enforcement – and get an exclusive Red Cross recycled tote bag, while supplies last! By donating, you’re helping patients celebrate a summer with loved ones. It’s an act of kindness you can carry with you! For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter code DECORAH. Or, simply call Pete at 309-236-2382.
Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a partner family for its 2022-23 Fort Atkinson home build. If you have a strong desire to own a home, have a stable income and a willingness to work alongside Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity volunteers, you may qualify for a new home to be built in Fort Atkinson. Contact Gary Johnson, executive director, for an application at 563-382-1802; or go to our website at winneshiekhabitat.org.
The Decorah Dancers, a group of 13 local Just for Kix dancers, are asking for your can and coin donations. The girls will be around Decorah picking up cans/coins on the following dates: July 6th, 17th and 31st. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pickup.