Raffle for Winneshiek Sheriff Office

May 6, 2022 at 7am – LIVE on air raffle drawing sponsored by the American Legions Riders Post 135. Proceeds go towards, Sheriff’s Office K9 Program, Operation Comfort Warrior, Thunder Rode, Howard County Hospice & Olivia Hollenbeck’s City Park.

DEA National TakeBack

The Sheriff’s Office and DEA are hosting a TakeBack event on April 30 that collects unused/expired prescription meds. This is a national event.



Pole Line Rd. Bridge Replacement – The Pole Line Rd. Bridge (Bridge No. 65) is under contract and construction will begin Monday, May 2nd at 7:00am. The contractor will close the Pole Line Rd and begin mobilizing their equipment.

Please feel free to contact the Engineer’s Office with any questions. 563-382-2951.



Winneshiek County Development and Tourism Projects

Winneshiek County Development and Tourism (WCDT) works in collaboration with area partners to seek out and write grants to help support Winneshiek County projects. They have been awarded $3,546,000 in grants just since September of 2021! Some of those projects include:
Water Quality Initiative Project $97,000 from Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to help manage and reduce flooding in Winn. County.
Water Infrastructure Fund $499,000 from Iowa Finance Authority
to efficiently improve surface and ground water quality, flood resiliency, and hydrologic function in the Dry Run Watershed, Upper Iowa Rive, and City of Decorah.
Water Infrastructure Fund $500,000 from Iowa Finance Authority for improvements to the diversion channel above the cut and for two oxbows on Dry Run Creek and an infiltration basin in Phelps Park.
IRP and DECO each received $500,000 from the Manufacturing 4.0 Grant program.
Sunflower Childcare/Discovery Center $930,000 from “Investing in Iowa’s Child Care/Child Care Challenge program, to help fund specific equipment and construction of the new Sunflower Child Development Center.
Iowa Rural Innovation $20,000 to Sunflower Childcare/Discovery Center for the new innovative model combining child care and tourism.
CAT Grant for $500,000 to Sunflower Discovery Center, this was the highest award and one of the highest ‘percentage of project’ awarded by CAT board.
National Trust grant for $50,000 for a multi-community/site Native American Tourism project with sites in Bluffton, Kendallville, Decorah, Lake Meyer, and Fort Atkinson in Winn. County.

The Winneshiek County Development and Tourism office has many other grants in the pipeline at this time, stay tuned for more good news for Winneshiek County! THANK YOU WCDT!

The Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors voted to light up the courthouse dome with the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag to show the community's solidarity with Ukraine, as they fight to maintain their land, their homes, and their families against the Russian invasion.
Shirley Vermace took the photos with the Civil War monument in the foreground as a reminder of Iowa's commitment to justice, to freedom, to equality. Iowa sent the most soldiers to fight in the Civil War per capita than any other state in the Union. Iowa stands with Ukraine, in their fight for Democracy and freedom today.

Courthouse Dome, Photo taken by Shirley Vermace

Courthouse Dome, Photo taken by Shirley Vermace