Driftless Area

19 Feb 19
Driftless Road AdventuresC

Dale and I just had a great weekend getaway and got to combine some of our favorite things…motorcycles, food and networking.  On a rare sunny day we made to the drive to Rosemont, IL for the International Motorcycle Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. We arrived fairly early and it was just starting to […]

18 Feb 19
Whitewater Valley Flies

So what do you do when you want to cast a fly but it’s late at night, it’s too cold, or any number of things come up that keep you off the streams or lakes? Well fish vicariously through others of course! And what better way then to pull up the old YouTube or log […]

17 Feb 19
Richland Stewardship Project

“Clean Drinking Water in Richland County: What’s in Your Water?” is the title of a free, open to the public program scheduled for 3-5pm Saturday, March 16, at the Lighthouse Chapel, 345 S. Cairns Avenue in Richland Center. Ground and surface water, issues related to current and future water quality in Richland County and the […]

15 Feb 19
The Iowa Gallivant

*This time we’re celebrating some of our favorite places to kickback, relax and enjoy a solid night of lodging. Time to get back to Gallivanting as the Official On the Road Ambassador for Linder Tire Service! Some of the greatest gifts can be ones that you give to someone clear down the road. Sure, flowers, chocolates […]

14 Feb 19
-on a journey to tell our local story-

Strong, resilient relationships. Remarkable stories of entrepreneurial spirit and determination. As we set out to build this business, we expected to learn of many stories along the way. It is one of our core principles to focus on stories and the heritage of people in SW Wisconsin, especially the traits that make people in Wisconsin […]

13 Feb 19

The area will be well-represented this weekend at All-State Speech Festival in Ames. 11 Decorah high school groups will attend. Postville has qualified in two events and South Winn, North Fayette Valley, Waukon and Kee High have qualified in one event. The events qualified after outstanding performances at the Northeast district state speech contest in […]

12 Feb 19
A Landing a Day

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-a-week blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town […]

08 Feb 19
Take Three

And we’ve reached the conclusion to the weekend. To circle back to the first installment, I referenced the pod cast “And That’s Why We Drink.” My family has always loved the unknown and my sisters and I have always had weird occurrences. To say we see dead people is an understatement. However, none of us […]

22 Jul 18
Driftless Wild Dubuque IA Herbalism Herbalist Permaculture Gardening

Flu season last Winter: how many of you used an elderberry product? I remember so many people asking where they could get it in town because it was sold out. It’s that good, but did you know that elder FLOWER is also really helpful during flu season? And it can help with your allergy complaints […]

05 Feb 19
Ed B on Sports

Samantha Ferris was born on November 2, 1969 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Tall Man (2012), Shattered (2007) and Stargate SG-1 (1997). Born: November 2, 1969 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Actress (80 credits)  2018 Salvation (TV Series) Director Evelyn Davis – Get Ready (2018) … […]

04 Feb 19
Driftless Road AdventuresC

Up until mid-January we had a pretty mild winter.  We even managed to get a couple of short rides in, which is unusual for January.  Then came the polar vortex and the only outdoor activity we could handle was trying to keep the sidewalks and driveway clear of snow. In addition to the cold weather, […]

04 Feb 19
-on a journey to tell our local story-

For the last few years, Marty and I have enjoyed stimulating discussions about tourism, business growth, and niche markets. We love to examine trends and watch shows like Shark tank and The Profit. I love to read and listen to pod casts on the organic movement and the growing need for sustainable living. These broad […]

04 Feb 19

Detour Playlist Paul Hartman February 3, 2019 5:00PM – 7:00PM Time, artist, song, album, label, notes 5:00PM Our Native Daughters “Black Myself” Songs of Our Native Daughters [Smithsonian Folkways] Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell 5:04PM Monsieur Doumani “Mishmash” Angathin [www.MonsieurDoumani.com] Cyprus 5:07PM Jimmy Walker w/Paul Westmoreland & His Pecos River Boys “Detour” […]

03 Feb 19
Take Three

A few years ago, I invited my oldest sister Gretchen to a Pioneer Women’s Bible camp for the weekend. I needed a bit of worship as well as affirmation. It ended up that she needed it too. Realizing that we both had a need to simply recharge from life every now and then as well […]

03 Feb 19
Science Book a Day

Creekfinding: A True Story, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Claudia McGehee Synopsis: Once upon a time a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man […]