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  Howard County - As the holidays draw near, The Times Plain Dealer contacted residents of Howard County to ask them to share their favorite traditions and memories of the season. What follows is a sampling of current and past residents’ memories of Christmas in Howard County and Northeast Iowa:...
  Jerico - Americans of Norwegian ancestry or connected to the community of the Norwegian settlements in Northeast Iowa gathered at Jerico Lutheran Church, rural New Hampton, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2016, to hear the story of the early Pioneer Norwegian settlers and how they celebrated...
  Des Moines - Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued the following statement in regards to being nominated to serve as the U.S.  Ambassador to China in the Trump-Pence Administration: I love Iowa and I love my country. For 22 years, I have been honored and privileged to serve the people of Iowa as their...
  CRESCO - Notre Dame Catholic School had two special visitors this past Thursday, Dec. 1. They were Archbishop Michael Jackels, of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and leader for all the Catholic dioceses in the state of Iowa, and Mrs. Kim Hermsen, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of...
  Cresco - They used to say, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Wayne Mashek may be saying, “It takes a [Christmas] village to bring families together.” One of Mashek’s holiday traditions since 1992 has been to set out his Christmas Village. The whole family gets involved in setting out piece...
  CRESCO - Howard-Winneshiek Community School District is proud to announce that 22 juniors and seniors were inducted into National Honor Society (NHS) at Crestwood High School for the 2016-17 school year. They join 29 present members and were honored at the 57th Annual Induction Service that took...
  Cresco - Cresco celebrated its 150th anniversary this summer, and many of the businesses and events that have made Cresco the town it is today are featured in a 300-plus page history book. The Times Plain Dealer’s “City of Cresco History Book, 1866-2016” will take the reader from the very...
  CRESCO - The Dr. David and Darlene Shaw recipe for fruit soup came from her mother and grandfather, who probably brought the recipe from Norway. Darlene would make the soup, which is a thick sauce of dried prunes and raisins that have been rehydrated and chopped into small pieces. It can be eaten...
Cresco - Oneota Food Coop in Decorah was breaking its seams when Regional Health Services of Howard County Dr. Mohit Chawla presented “Fundamentals of Functional Medicine,” on Oct. 7. The original preset registration number was set at 22, moving to 33 and ending with over 60 people in attendance...
Cresco - The world is full of givers and takers—that includes little ol’ Cresco. And one of the most giving individuals was honored at the Kiwanis regular meeting on Oct. 6. Bob Story was given the local Kiwanis Layperson of the Year award. He was also given the Division Award. (There are 24...

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