Nordic Fest 2021

A full crowd of people on the Winneshiek County Courthouse lawn enjoying a performance of the Nordic Dancers during Nordic Fest 2021 in Decorah, Iowa.

Changes with the Board of Supervisors

With the recent retirement of Board chair District 2 Supervisor, Floyd Ashbacher, many changes have taken effect. Gary Rustad was named to fill Ashbacher’s unfilled term. Supervisor Dan Langreck (District 4) was voted as the new chair and Supervisor Shirley Vermace (District 3) was nominated Vice Chair. We wish Floyd well in his retirement and… …

Emergency Notifications (Alert Iowa) Transitioned to Smart911 App

On July 1, 2021, Winneshiek County transitioned away from WENS for our emergency notifications (Alert Iowa) and moving to a new vendor called RAVE. RAVE utilizes an app called Smart911. This Smart911 app, when enabled will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhere in the state of Iowa. The Smart911 app also provides several voluntary… …

Board of Health Strongly Recommends Face Masks

Winneshiek County Board of Health Position Statement The Winneshiek County Board of Health STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that all Winneshiek County residents and visitors wear a cloth face mask or face covering when in public and maintain a six (6) foot distance from others. The Winneshiek County Board of Health asks everyone to recognize and understand that… …

Appeal Notice

Winneshiek County has been notified that FEMA has begun a 90-day appeal process on the proposed flood hazard determinations (FIRM or Flood Insurance Rate Map) for Winneshiek County.  The 90-day period has begun on Aug 25, 2020.  The proposed flood hazard determinations, if finalized, will become the basis of Floodplain management measures the County must… …

WCHPC Awarded for the Dam Gate Project!

The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission received $4,308 for the Dam Gate Outdoor Industrial Sculpture Exhibit, which will preserve the last remaining dam gate from the historic Lower Dam of Winneshiek County. The exhibit will feature the dam gate structure and an educational interpretive sign. WCHPC application was top rated in the state museum’s category!