A SECOND PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH A SEARCH OF THREE WEST UNION RESIDENCES LAST WEEK. THE FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS 42-YEAR OLD SAMANTHA KAY DARLING OF WEST UNION WAS ARRESTED MONDAY NIGHT AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. 39-YEAR OLD TINA SCHULER OF WEST UNION WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK. AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR 40-YEAR OLD DAVID SHANNON, 49-YEAR OLD TINA NICHOLS, 48-YEAR OLD ROGER NICHOLS AND 52-YEAR OLD HERMAN RONFELDT, ALL OF WEST UNION.
A CALMAR MAN IS IN THE WINNESHIEK COUNTY JAIL ON $10,000 BOND AFTER A MONDAY ARREST. THE WINNESHIEK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS 39 YEAR OLD JOSEPH MOSHER WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE AGGRAVATED MISDEMEANOR HARASSMENT.
THE DECORAH SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS LOST FIVE DAYS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR DUE TO WEATHER. DECORAH SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT MIKE HALUSKA SAYS THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES INTO MAKING THOSE DECISIONS.
AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES IN THE DECORAH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SET FOR MAY 31ST.
A GOOD AMOUNT OF DEBT WILL BE COMING OFF THE CITY OF DECORAH’S BOOKS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
DECORAH CITY MANAGER CHAD BIRD SAYS THE ELIMINATION OF THE DEBT COULD ALLOW THE CITY TO EXLORE SOME OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BIRD SAYS THE CITY COULD POSSIBLY BOND TO MAKE LOCUST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS.
A HOUSE AND SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVED A ONE-POINT-ONE PERCENT INCREASE IN STATE SUPPLEMENTAL AID FOR K-12 EDUCATION MONDAY. REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE MIKE BERGAN OF DECORAH SAYS LOOKING AT THE BUDGET IN THE BIG PICTURE, LAWMAKERS FEEL THAT’S THE BEST THEY CAN DO FOR NOW.
IF APPROVED, THE BILL WOULD INCREASE K-12 EDUCATION FUNDING BY 40 MILLION DOLLARS. GOVERNOR BRANSTAD REQUESTED A TWO-PERCENT, 80-MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE IN HIS BUDGET FOR K-12 EDUCATION.
The Decorah couple building a house modeled after the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium have voluntarily halted construction. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the work will wait until a court rules on a lawsuit filed by neighborhood residents against the Iowa City Board of Adjustment. The residents’ lawyer said Monday that they had already asked the court for an order halting construction. The house Reed and Sandy Carlson plan to build would look like the Hawkeyes’ 87-year-old stadium, complete with brick siding and a replica of the press box. The neighborhood association has expressed concern about the home’s size, the potential for big parties, as well as drainage, fire safety and traffic issues. The board officials have said the house plans met all of the city’s guidelines.
THE DECORAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS UTILITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING OF 2017 TONIGHT. THE BOARD WILL CONTINUE ITS WORK RELATED TO A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND NAME A CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR FOR THE YEAR. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT FIVE-30 AT CITY HALL.