THE DECORAH CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY REJECTED PAYING A BILL FROM WINNESHIEK COUNTY FOR I-T EQUIPMENT PURCHASED UNDER AN AGREEMENT WHERE THE CITY COUNTY SHARED AN I-T COORDINATOR. THE CITY LEFT THAT AGREEMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR. DECORAH CITY MANAGER CHAD BIRD WAS ASKED IF THE ISSUE IS DONE.
BIRD SAYS HE TOLD COUNTY OFFICIALS HE’S WILLING TO DISCUSS OPTIONS WITH THE COUNTY ON HOW TO PROCEED. THE COUNTY HAS FORMED A PANEL TO EXAMINE THEIR OPTIONS RELATED TO THE MATTER.
THE FIRST SHOTGUN DEER SEASON BEGINS IN IOWA THIS WEEKEND. D-N-R WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST TERRY HAINFIELD SAYS THEY WILL BE TESTING FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN NORTHEAST IOWA THIS WEEKEND.
PERSONS WANTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN NORTHEAST IOWA CAN CONTACT HAINFIELD. HIS NUMBER IS 380-3422.
THE DECORAH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD THIS WEEKEND. CHAMBER REPRESENTATIVES SAY PERSONS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN IN-STORE SPECIALS, HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AND MORE. THE ANNUAL LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE WILL BE HELD TONIGHT ON WATER STREET BEGINNING AT SIX P.M. AFTER THE PARADE, SANTA WILL BE AT T-BOCKS AND EARL PUBLIC TRANSIT WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FROM DOWNTOWN TO HOLIDAY LIGHTS, MAGICAL NIGHTS.
The Medicare Open Enrollment period is winding down and an expert says you should be sure to look and see if there might some changes needed in your plan. Julie Brookhart of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says open enrollment ends on December 7th.
Brookhart says it is a good time to compare plans to see if a change could cost you less. She says there are some simple steps to take during the enrollment period to ensure that your plan is personalized to best address your health care needs.