Winneshiek County Treasurers office will be closed from 9:45 to 10:45 June 20th, 2022

Winneshiek County Treasurers office will be closed from 9:45 to 10:45 June 20th, 2022 due to the scheduled Tax Sale


District 3 Winneshiek County Supervisor Shirley Vermace, and sometimes one other supervisor, will be available for at least one hour or until 1pm every Monday after the Board of Supervisor meetings for the community or county employees who have a question, concern, and/or an idea for the county! This new ‘office hours’ availability is an effort to create more transparency and communication between the supervisors and the community, and the supervisors and county employees. So COME ON IN to the Courthouse Annex and someone will be there after the BOS meeting until 1pm on Mondays!
(Of course, you can still contact any supervisor via phone or email, that contact information is under each of their names on the county website.)

Full-Time Deputy Sheriff

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Deputy.

DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS: See Full-Time Deputy Requirements & Application. Current ILEA Certified Officers Are Preferred.

SALARY: Range is $29.81/hr. to $37.02/hr. after two years of service. We offer a higher starting wage and an accelerated pay scale for certified, experienced officers.
Benefits include: 10 paid holidays, paid at your overtime rate, $1,200 clothing allowance, medical insurance, 10 days of vacation upon hire, sick leave, longevity and shift differential.

TO APPLY: Printed Applications are available at the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office or click here for electronic version. Please submit a completed application, resume, cover letter and 3 references to the Sheriff’s Office or email

DEADLINE: 4 pm on June 24, 2022.

** Winneshiek County is an EOE, Veteran Preference & Disability Employer.

APPLICATION:  Full Time Deputy Sheriff Requirements & Application

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Earlier this year Sean Snyder nominated two RSVP volunteers (Deb Tekippe and Carol Hemesath) for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. They were chosen as recipients last week.  Deb and Carol assist Sean Snyder  (Winneshiek County Emergency Management) often. Sean Snyder nominated them for the December 15, 2021 power outage assist here in Decorah.  Deb and Carol assisted Winneshiek County Emergency Management with opening a warming shelter for anyone in need.  Both continue to assist me with creating and developing plans.  Volunteer management and shelter and donations management are two of our latest projects to date.

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!