2022 Iowa Department of Correction Jail Inspection Report

The Winneshiek County Jail was inspected by the Iowa Department of Corrections on September 15, 2022, as required by Iowa Code Section 356, to ensure compliance with Chapter 201-50 of the Iowa Administrative Code.  The inspection included an examination of staff training records, required documentation, prisoner files, jail policy and procedures and a tour of… …

County Supervisor Shirley Vermace Graduates  

County Supervisor Shirley Vermace Graduates   Statewide Continuing Education Program  The first class of Certified Iowa County Supervisors were honored during a ceremony on August 25.  Decorah, IA (August 29, 2022) – Shirley Vermace, District 3 County Supervisor has become a Certified Iowa County Supervisor. The Iowa State Association of County Supervisors (ISACS) honored its first class of Certified Iowa County Supervisors during a ceremony in Des… …

New Deputy, Cole Tweten

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office recently hired Deputy Cole Tweten and today he was sworn in. Cole comes to the sheriff’s office as an experienced, certified deputy. Cole grew up in Decorah, Iowa, and graduated from Decorah High School in 2018. Cole graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2020, with a degree in Police Science.… …

NEW! “OFFICE HOUR MONDAYS!”

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… …

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… …

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… …