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CRESCO - Valentine’s Day is sometimes a box of chocolates. Or at least that’s what is was for Urban and Lucy Dietzenbach of Cresco during the early years of their nearly 75-year marriage. Lucy noted, “He would get a box of chocolate candy, and we shared with each other and the kids. Now we go out...
Howard County - Do you know an individual or organization who has gone above and beyond being a cheerleader for the community? Well now is the time to show your appreciation of their time and talents by nominating them for the Times Plain Dealer’s “Citizen of the Year,” “Hall of Fame” or “...
Cresco - The Girls Day Out event is coming up quick! The shopping extravaganza is next week, Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Expo Center at the fairgrounds. Staff of Times Plain Dealer work on the event all year long to give the ladies of the community a great place to kick the winter blues! This 13th...
Cresco - It’s a mixture of Junkyard Wars, BattleBots, gaming and the United States Space Program. In fact, NASA has played a part in helping Cyber Cadets 7646 ready for a March robotics competition at the UNI Dome. Several students belonging to the group attended the Jan. 21 Howard-Winneshiek...
An Amishman was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester after a vehicle versus buggy accident on Saturday, Feb. 9 on A-23, the Granger Road. The accident occurred at the corner of A-23/45th Street and Timber Ave. at 2:19 p.m., when Howard County Sheriff's Department was called. Steven Jay...
Oct. 23, 1936 — Feb. 5, 2019   Lawler - Jovina Mary Lechtenberg, age 82 of rural Lawler, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at MercyOne in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 12, 2019, at Assumption Catholic Church at Little Turkey, Iowa. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery...
Cresco - It was less than a month ago, when the first rumblings of some Shopko Hometown stores closing. It was announced in the Jan. 16, 2019 Times Plain Dealer, that Cresco Shopko was not closing, according to a statement from Michelle Hansen, Manager Public Relations & Shopko Foundation....
Northeast Iowa - Minus 60 wind chills. Those are words nobody wants to hear. Unfortunately, the midwest was in the limelight because of the meaning of those words. The regular low temperature hit 30 below zero with wind chills going upwards of 53 below zero on Wednesday, Jan. 30.  Thursday was even...
Cresco - There is a new helpful face at Accura HealthCare of Cresco.  Sandy Chilson is the new administrator and is back in her hometown area. Chilson, a native of Lime Springs, has had around 25 years of experience at different areas of the healthcare field.  After she graduated from Crestwood...
CRESCO - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) met with Iowa residents Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce on the first stop of his ‘Dignity of Work’ listening tour. Brown was elected to the Senate in 2006. He is considering a run for President but has not yet announced his candidacy...

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