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Table of Contents Welcome Decorah: Sustaining a Tradition of Excellence............................................. 2


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production vp of production operations Amanda White

photography Chip Peterson

managing editor Laura Wilcoxen

lead design Kelly Friederich

content consultant Jay Nehrkorn

cover design Joe Goetting

proofreader Christina Reese

website creation & support Josh Chandler

director of photography Kacey Wolters

director of media purchasing Diana Vaughn

business development

Decorah Draws New Businesses & Old Friends With Unbeatable Benefits......................................................... 4

Education Supporting Student & Community Growth................................................... 6

director of business development George Prudhomme

business development manager Bonnie Ebers

director of outside sales Debbie Moss

marketing consultant Matthew Greene

vp chief sales officer Tom Hoyt

customer service director Kathy Risley

vp chief marketing officer Joe Jaggie

customer service representative Jamie Trail

director of project development Todd Ellis


Health Care Healthy Growth for a Healthy Community.................................................... 9

ad research Mary Kopshever Amy SchwartzkoPf

ad traffic Carol Smith ad design Josh Mueller

administrative support administrative support Kathy Hagene Carol Smith

Arts & Heritage Artifacts & Artisans: Preserving Priceless Treasures.................................. 11


human resources assistant Teresa Craig mailroom technician Melinda Bowlin

account support Terri Ahner Tricia Cannedy

information technology

Abundant Ways to Explore Beautiful Northeastern Iowa........................... 13

publishing systems specialist Christopher Miller

executive leadership chairman and founder Craig Williams

Fabulous Foods Promoting Local Foods for Healthier Living............................................... 18

Fresh & Fantastic Signature Dishes From Some Local Restaurants....................................... 20

Membership Directory Alphabetical Listing..................................................................................... 22 Categorical Listing...................................................................................... 30

chief financial officer Rhonda Harsy

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ecorah has already found its way into the conversation about great places to live: Iowa Governor Chet Culver has named Decorah as one of Iowa’s “Great Places.” Decorah received the honor as a “healthy community with great physical attributes, a successful business environment, and active citizen participation that brings tourists to a beautiful spot set apart from much of Iowa with its limestone bluffs and scenic river valley.” Decorah residents are strongly engaged in preserving and sustaining the health of their


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community and their environment. The city committed to environmental initiatives well before the “green” movement became everyday front-page news. In 2007, the City Council signed the Kyoto Protocol, a worldwide effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, making Decorah one of the smallest communities to commit to the ambitious agreement. The city is working to develop a plan for better energy efficiency, preservation, and other “green” initiatives and is completing a major phase of a citywide trail system, designed to offer

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healthy recreation, beauty, and a better way to get around. Local schools are working to educate students on becoming good stewards of this good land, while health care facilities explore ways to lessen their carbon footprint. Also precious is Decorah’s unique heritage, preserved and celebrated through nationally renowned Vesterheim and other carefully maintained historic sites. Northeastern Iowa’s unique beauty inspires artisans, while a brand-new film festival invites participants to talk about the stories and challenges of the community.

Iowa is perhaps best known for its agricultural heritage, which is celebrated through the neighborhood favorite Oneota Community Food Co-op and Seed Savers, dedicated to preserving rare seeds and plants as well as an age-old farming tradition. Local restaurants are coming on board, bringing more and more of the region’s fresh and flavorful meats and vegetables into their kitchens. It’s no wonder Decorah residents embrace sustainability: They have a precious home and heritage to save and to share.

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ecorah carries on a tradition of entrepreneurial spirit, which has attracted a new breed of business owners. Green initiatives, targeted recruiting, and aggressive incentives are helping to bring 21st-century entrepreneurs and their knowledge-based and creative enterprises to a child-friendly and adult-engaging community.

Green Initiatives Decorah has definitely been on the cutting edge of the green movement. Long before going green was hip, Decorah residents, educational institutions, and businesses were using everything from wind energy to hybrid vehicle fleets to geothermal energy. In addition, the city of Decorah and the newly formed, nonprofit Winneshiek Energy District have begun talks to form a common vision about sustainability for Decorah, including energy efficiency, land use and storm-water retention, historic preservation, recycling, and green improvements. Winneshiek


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Energy District is dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability in the county. Additionally, the district has also obtained a grant to fund the establishment of an energy improvement cost-share program for homeowners and small businesses in the city of Decorah. As part of the plan, the district will help cover eligible expenses, and work to access all available utility and tax incentives, for participating businesses and homeowners to make energy-efficient improvements. Visit for more information on the Winneshiek Energy District and its programs and partnerships.

Outstanding Educational Support Businesses need qualified, well-educated employees to thrive. Decorah offers an educational base that delivers. Decorah’s K–12 public school system is consistently one of the best performing in Iowa — academically and in extracurricular activities.

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Decorah carries on a tradition of entrepreneurial spirit, which has attracted a new breed of business owners.

Information from Decorah High School included the following statistics: • Graduation rate: 98.17% • ACT average score: 22.5 (Iowa 2006 average score: 22.1; national 2006 average score: 20.9) Additionally, Decorah is home to Luther College, one of the finest private liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Decorah Business Park Decorah Business Park, which opened in 1999, continues to draw industry. Randy Uhl, director of Winnieshiek County Development, said, “Nine lots have sold in the Decorah Business Park since its opening, a fairly fast pace considering most business parks require roughly 30 years to fill out.” Uhl says that all commercial lots along Highway 9 have been sold, but a few commercial lots and a significant number of manufacturing lots are still available in the interior of the park. The park

is conveniently located just east of Decorah, right across from Decorah Municipal Airport.

Local Business Incentives • Tax Abatement: Both the city of Decorah and Winneshiek County offer tax abatement in select situations to assist a new or expanding business in making improvements to their property. When taxes are abated, the property owner continues to pay taxes on the property at the rate before improvements are made to that property. The increased amount of taxes is abated for a set period of time. • Loan Funds: Funding is offered to new or expanding businesses via the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) offered through Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in Postville. These loans are available to businesses for which credit is not otherwise available on terms and conditions that permit completion of proposed business activities.

Drawing Educated & Involved Residents Each community is most dependent on its people for prosperity. Decorah’s outstanding qualities are not only drawing the educated young professionals needed for a 21st-century economy, but also a new breed of active and engaged retirees, who have the leisure and the means to contribute to and sustain the region’s prosperity. Having returned to the area after living in downtown Chicago, Luther grads Mark Lovelace and Lea Donhowe Lovelace speak of the draw of their former residence. “We were thrilled to see so

many young professionals in Decorah. We love the fact there is a diverse culture of progressive, thinking people here. There is always something going on: recreationally, culturally, or with the kids. It may be a small town, but our pace hasn’t slowed down at all.” Retirees are finding that Decorah offers tranquility without sacrificing the rich cultural experiences of big cities. Bob Jones, retired attorney and Luther grad, and his wife Darlene knew Decorah was a good fit for their retirement needs. They built a new home adjacent to the Luther College campus. “It’s nice to get away from the traffic and the noise and come home to someplace peaceful and scenic,” Jones said. “There’s so much going on on-campus. We already have our Center Stage series season tickets, and we may attend some lectures, or even take a class. We’re very excited about this move.” In addition, retirees Myrv and Anne Christopherson have already taken advantage of one of the region’s most exciting adventures, tubing down the Upper Iowa River with their family. The Christophersons note that the Decorah area offers so many amenities that it’s now cost-effective and easy to enjoy such pleasures. Before moving to the area, they said, “we didn’t have time for such a luxury.”

Major Employers Business........................................................................Function........................Employees

Luther College....................................................................... Four-year liberal arts college................................. 640 Acument Global Technologies..................................... Manufacturer of drill screws and fasteners...................... 450 Winneshiek Medical Center................................................................ Health care.............................................. 430 Bruening Rock Products................................................................General contractor......................................... 350 Walmart...................................................................................................Retail................................................... 350 Rockwell Collins...................................................................... Electronic communications.................................. 290 Deco Products..................................................................Electrical and mechanical assembly............................ 210 Pinnacle Financial.............................................................................Debt collection............................................ 180 Gemini, Incorporated........................................................................Plastic sheeting........................................... 140 Iowa Rotocast Plastics...................................................................Rotational molding......................................... 130


The Disney Planet Challenge encourages school-age kids from around the country to put in their two cents about saving the planet.

Education Supporting Student & Community Growth Decorah Community Schools

Saving Paper, Saving Trees The Disney Planet Challenge encourages school-age kids from around the country to put in their two cents about saving the planet. In the 2009–10 competition, Decorah Middle School fifth graders, under the guidance of teacher Sarah Nowack, rose to the challenge, developing an electronic proposal called “Mission: Saving Paper, Saving Trees.” Their project was a runner-up in the Iowa division; but more importantly, it gave students invaluable insight into teamwork, the scientific method, and what they themselves could do to help the environment. The project began with students — all volunteers — discussing what their school could do to positively impact the environment. While the school already had a paper recycling program in place, the kids felt that the school could do even better at reusing paper. They tracked how much paper was being used, as well as how much of the paper placed in recycling bins could actually have been used again before recycling. They then produced a video to show classmates how to reduce their paper usage and to encourage them to use up paper thoroughly before placing it in a recycling bin. Teachers got 6

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in on the lesson as well, as the students attended a faculty meeting to demonstrate the same principles. Finally, the students wrapped by re-tracking paper usage after the presentations to determine the effects of their efforts. The students of Decorah Middle School learned a valuable lesson that we all can benefit from: When it comes to saving the Earth, the power is in our hands.

Decorah Community Schools Fast Facts • Enrollment: approximately 1,700 students. • Students may begin attending at the age of 3 in the Early Childhood Special Education program. • Ninety percent of seniors plan to pursue postsecondary education or training. • In 2008, recognized as the Exemplary Music Program in the State of Iowa by the Iowa High School Music Association. • During the 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 school years, Decorah Community Schools won the Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup for Class 3A. The district has been in the top five overall in the state each of those two years. • Over 85 percent of the students at Decorah High School participate in a minimum of two activities. Over 40 different student activities are offered at Decorah High.

• Decorah Community Schools serves students from 13 other school districts in its special education program.

North Winneshiek Community School District

The Art of Good Health For some, practicing healthy habits is a lost art. But the North Winneshiek Community School District is mindful of both good health and art: both the fine and culinary arts, that is. For one, the school district is trying to get its students to eat healthier. Using grant money received from the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, middle school students are growing their own healthy lunch. “We have a garden that we are using to grow vegetables for the cafeteria,” Superintendent Tim Duggar said. “It’s a ratatouille garden, and all the crops we harvest this fall will be served as a ratatouille lunch.” The North Winneshiek Community School District is also growing artists. One of only two school districts in Iowa to be honored, North Winneshiek won the prestigious Iowa Association of School Boards’ Education and the Arts Award. One of only two school districts in Iowa to win

North Winneshiek Community School District Fast Facts • Covers 136 square miles. • Enrollment: 180 students in preschool–eighth grade. • Average class size: 17. • Graduating students can choose to attend Decorah or Mabel-Canton high schools. • Fifth through eighth grades participate in 1:1 laptop program. • Won Iowa Association of School Board’s 2009–2010 Arts in Education Award. • Heavy emphasis on field trips and outdoor learning.

St. Benedict School

Care of God’s Creation Ruth Palmer, principal at St. Benedict School, teaches her students that sustainability is more than a civic duty: it is an outgrowth of God’s charge to His creation. With this in mind, Palmer and St. Benedict celebrate “Care of God’s Creation” during the month of April as part of their focus on stewardship, a theme St. Benedict School has stressed for several years, says Palmer. “The whole stewardship program focuses on taking care of what God has given us and sharing that in the world,” she said. The nuts and bolts of St. Benedict’s program include using recycled paper for any student materials where St. Benedict is able, upgrading light fixtures for more energy-efficient lighting, and working with the County Extension to plant trees at student homes or an accessible place. Palmer notes that the fifth and sixth graders also study wetlands. “They took a trip to a wetlands area, where they built a pond. Part of the emphasis was to teach children about the vital role wetlands play in our ecosystem.” As a steward of the earth, Palmer underscores her school’s commitment to preservation. “All of our teachers believe in the importance of preserving the earth for this generation and successive ones.” St. Benedict School Fast Facts • Accredited by the State of Iowa, offering a developmentally appropriate academic curriculum based on standards and benchmarks approved and developed by the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

• Enrollment: 155 students: 36 in preschool; 119 in kindergarten through eighth grade. • Certified administrator with MA in Elementary Education Administration. • Eleven full-time and five part-time teachers, all certified with BA or BS degrees; three hold MA degrees. • Faculty-to-student ratio of 1-to-13; average class size is 15. One classroom of each grade level. • Student uniforms in grades kindergarten through five; dress code in middle school. • Computer lab and automated library in the Stortz Media Center; computer-to-student ratio is 1-to-2. • Catholic Charities school counselor. • Keystone Area Education Agency services include psychologist, speech, educational consultant, staff development, media and production services.

estimated 3,000 pounds of paper, 3,600 pounds of cardboard, and 550 pounds of tin and plastic each week. In addition, Luther College plans to install a Vestas V82 wind turbine to supply some of its power needs. The turbine will have a 1,650-kilowatt-hour electrical nameplate generation capacity and will be located on land northwest of the city limits of Decorah, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 52 and Madison Road. Luther College President Richard L. Torgerson stresses the value of this initiative. “The installation of the turbine will help Luther achieve one of the college’s major sustainability goals, which is to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent while reducing campus electricity consumption,” said Torgerson. “The project will also serve to educate students and the community about the potential of renewable energy, wind energy in particular.” The wind turbine’s potential to produce 4.9 million kwh of renewably produced electricity will enable Luther College to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 14.6 percent, adding to the already 15.5 percent reduction from its $1.5 million energy-efficiency audit in 2004.

Luther College

Innovative Initiatives For Luther College, practicing sustainability doesn’t mean recycling verbiage. The college is firmly committed to green practices and conservation. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card highlights that commitment, recognizing Luther as one of the top 26 colleges/universities practicing sustainability — this in the midst of a slumping economy. In support of its efforts, Luther has created a website,, which outlines the college’s several initiatives and activities that support sustainability. These include a rideshare program in which students, faculty, and staff can offer and post rides using the Google Maps interface; an offer for faculty and staff to sign up for a plot of land in the Luther Community Garden; and a recycling program that in 2009 recycled an

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the award for the 2009–10 school year, the district won the award for its overall art program — visual, fine arts, music and band, and drama.

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Luther is supporting local farmers as well. In its five-year strategic plan, the college set a goal of purchasing 35 percent of its food from local sources. Already, Luther’s local food purchases have increased from 2 percent to 17 percent, sourced from the approximately 17 local producers located within a 100-mile radius of campus. The college is also sustaining the hungry. At the fifth annual Empty Bowls project, Luther College and the tri-state community raised approximately $21,000 for local food pantries and world hunger relief. Part of a nationwide effort, the Empty Bowls project has participants select handmade bowls to use during the meal and as a keepsake to remind them that there are always empty bowls — hungry people — in the world. In 2010 volunteer potters made approximately 1,400 bowls. Area restaurants and community volunteers donated more than 150 gallons of soup, enough for more than 800 meals. Luther has sought other innovative means to save resources. GoPrint, the college’s print management solution, tracks printing usage and allocates printing costs on campus. The program is part of a campuswide effort to reduce paper waste and encourage better management of resources. During the fall 2009 semester, each of the approximately 2,200 students on campus was allocated 400 pages of printing, with the potential for nearly 900,000 printed pages. As testimony to the success of the program, only 307,948 pages were actually printed. Luther has a host of other programs, including initiatives on recycling and waste reduction, education, land use, departmental programs, transportation, energy, and food. For more, visit

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Luther College Fast Facts • Independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded by the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1861. • Located in Decorah in the northeast Iowa bluff country. The Upper Iowa River flows adjacent to campus. • Approximately 2,500 students: 35 percent from Iowa; 88 percent from Iowa-Illinois-Minnesota-


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Wisconsin; remainder from 34 other states and more than 40 foreign countries. • Full-time faculty: 181 full-time members; 89 percent with terminal degree. • Faculty-to-student ratio 1-to-12. • Library with more than 340,000 volumes, seating for 977, and computerized access to more than 90 million volumes through interlibrary network. • Science facilities include planetarium, anatomy lab, live animal center. • Media/arts facilities include KWLC Luther College radio station; 1,600-seat auditorium; and 53-rank, 42-stop, three-manual tracker-action pipe organ in the Center for Faith and Life.

Northeast Iowa Community College

A Breath of Fresh Air For Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students, the notion that the “answer is blowing in the wind” is no longer just lyrical whimsy. The college is actually putting Iowa wind power to good purpose by educating students in repairing wind-powered turbines. Tracy Kruse, NICC’s director of external relations, said, “It’s one of the priorities of the governor to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We have wind turbines throughout western Iowa, and other programs are focused on building and erecting wind turbines; but our program focuses on electrical components of wind turbines and their maintenance.” The program is proving popular. For the fall, it is already full and has a waiting list. Northeast Iowa Community College Fast Facts • NICC offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science transferable degrees, technical degrees, continuing education, and workforce development. • Students can choose majors from more than 75 programs such as business, computers, health, industrial technologies, and agriculture, with 13 programs now being offered completely online. • NICC serves nearly 5,400 students and has campuses in Calmar and Peosta, along with centers in downtown Dubuque, Cresco, New Hampton, Oelwein, and Waukon. • NICC regularly meets with business and industry to assess training needs and secure funding. Since 1985, the college has coordinated $51.5 million in training that has resulted in the creation of 11,820 jobs through Iowa New Jobs Training agreements. Customized training is available in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, welding, computers, and Workplace Lean.

Good “Green” Health By David Ballard

Health Care Healthy Growth for a Healthy Community

Winneshiek Medical Center Winneshiek Medical Center will improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions with the support of the State Energy Program (SEP), Alliant Energy, and the surrounding community. SEP has awarded Winneshiek Medical Center $209,912 in support of this project, which, when complete, could save the medical center $116,000 per year with a $600,000 investment in specific energyconserving measures. The remaining funds will be provided by Alliant Energy loans and local support. Dave Jordahl, chief operating officer at Winneshiek Medical Center, said, “Like many rural hospitals in the state, Winneshiek Medical Center has aging utility infrastructure, which directly affects our energy consumption and our ability to be energy efficient. Although there is an initial cost, we are confident the energy savings will more than cover project costs over time, and the SEP award will significantly improve WMC’s ability to implement these needed changes.”

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Winneshiek Medical Center is a progressive community hospital and clinic facility serving northeast Iowa and southeastern Minnesota since the early 1900s. We are proud to offer the “high-tech” advantages of a big-city hospital and the personalized care of a hometown provider. Patients frequently describe the difference made by Winneshiek Medical Center — the comfort in receiving care close to home and the compassion and professionalism in which the care is delivered. We are the preferred health care provider of our region because we not only meet the health care needs of area families, but exceed their expectations of care through all stages of life. We welcome the first cry of nearly 300 babies

city hospital and the personalized care of a hometown provider. each year and together provide end-of-life care to many area families through Hospice. Winneshiek Medical Center is staffed by Decorah Clinic Physicians – Mayo Health System for total family care, including on-site specialists in family medicine; emergency medicine; ear, nose, and throat; audiology; urology; general surgery; orthopedics; podiatry; internal medicine; radiology; behavioral health; midwifery;

Gundersen Lutheran’s environmental stewardship program, Envision, is designed to achieve not only reduction, but also preservation of resources, with a goal of being 100 percent energy neutral. Gundersen Lutheran (GL) uses energy-efficient equipment, medical technologies, office supplies, and building materials to improve the performance of its facilities. In partnership with General Electric, Gundersen Lutheran conducted an energy audit of its La Crosse campus that will help achieve a 20 percent reduction in energy use and more than $800,000 in annual savings. All of Gundersen Lutheran’s facilities will have 100 percent of their energy needs offset by renewable energy generated by GL through its own electrical and gas generation equipment. In addition, GL is building a comprehensive energy infrastructure with projects such as biogas, wind, and solar power. As part of an impressive 29 percent recycling rate, GL recycled over 2.1 million pounds of concrete, brick, block, and asphalt; reclaimed copper; and used other reusable materials on construction projects over the last three years. In just one year, Gundersen Lutheran recycled 260 tons of paper, and 23 percent of GL’s contracted office supplies are made from recycled materials. Gundersen Lutheran is exploring innovative technology to reduce consumption and to handle waste in a more sustainable and safe system. This strategy ensures chemicals, medicines, and other toxins do not end up in lakes, streams, or community drinking water. Finally, all future new construction for Gundersen Lutheran will be LEED Certified. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.

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With a comprehensive array of services, Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic offers patients everything from annual exams to cardiac stress testing to laser skin treatments. The clinic’s physicians performed 552 general surgeries, 83 podiatry surgeries, and delivered more than 130 babies at Winneshiek Medical Center in 2009.

and pediatric dermatology. Outreach physicians from Mayo Clinic and Franciscan Skemp Healthcare see patients at Decorah Clinic for cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, rheumatology, and oncology. We’re proud these services are supported by advanced technology and a team of caring, highly respected professionals — all working together to lead the way to a healthier life for area residents. In addition to our family-centered clinic, our hospital services include expanded surgical, sameday and radiology services, rehabilitation and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, obstetrics, home health and hospice, emergency and urgent care, nutritional services, diabetic education, a cancer resource center, home medical equipment, and so much more. HERway, our newest initiative in women’s wellness, is focused on providing women with the knowledge to embrace a healthier lifestyle and personalized services to help them attain their goals. Knowing we offer most health care services families need brings peace of mind to the thousands of patients who are cared for by the doctors and nurses at our clinic and hospital each year. Visit us, our doors are always open.

Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic

By David Ballard The Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic has been part of the fabric of the Decorah health care community since 1992. Its staff includes more than 97 employees, two general surgeons, seven physicians, two family medicine physician assistants, three podiatrists, two psychiatrists, two optometrists, and an orthodontist. Gundersen Lutheran physicians from 13 specialties also visit the Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic so patients can have care close to home. 10

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Gundersen Lutheran – Decorah Clinic • Annual exams/adult physicals • Behavioral health services • Cardiac stress testing • Chronic disease management • Comprehensive podiatry services • Diabetes education • Digital mammography • Expanded laboratory • Family medicine • Foot and ankle care • Laser skin treatments; hair and vein removal • Mobile bone density testing • Nicotine cessation counseling • Nutrition services • Prenatal and obstetrical care • Surgery • Ultrasound • Well-child exams/sports physicals • Women’s health • X-ray Gundersen Lutheran Eye Clinic – Decorah • Routine eye exams • Contact lenses and glasses • Medical eye care and disease management • Laser vision correction consultation • Emergency eye care Gundersen Lutheran Orthodontics – Decorah • Early or interceptive treatment for children and adolescents • Complete treatment for adolescents and adults • Orthodontic treatment in preparation for surgical corrections Specialty Services • Allergy • Audiology • Cardiology • Dermatology • Endocrinology • Neurology • Obstetrics and gynecology • Oncology • Ophthalmology • Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) • Pediatric allergy and immunology

Arts & Heritage Artifacts & Artisans: Preserving Priceless Treasures

By Mark Allen

Vesterheim NorwegianAmerican Museum’s name is an inadequate description of its glory: The “museum” is beyond an attraction — it is an experience, a veritable rip in the space-time continuum.

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum farmstead a few miles from the city proper. Many attrac

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s name is an inadequate description of its glory: The “museum” is beyond an attraction — it is an experience, a veritable rip in the space-time continuum. “Much of the history and culture the museum showcases is shared by Decorah, and the town, in some senses, is an extension of the museum’s exhibitions and programming. Even the city’s large summer festival, Nordic Fest, is tied to Vesterheim and its mission, and the museum has an economic impact of over $5 million annually on the surrounding area,” said Charlie Langton, editor of the organization’s publications. Vesterheim encompasses 16 historic buildings in the heart of Decorah, as well as a historic church and

tions are rightly proud of a few dozen historical pieces, but Vesterheim’s collection tops 24,000, preserving Norwegian-American culture in the country’s largest museum dedicated to a single immigrant people. “While Vesterheim, with its extensive collections, is a museum at its heart, it is much more than that,” Langton said. “It preserves and promotes the practice of living ethnic culture and traditions in a diverse American context through classes in traditional folk arts, cooking, and more; learning tours to Norway; Elderhostel programs; educational programs for preschool, grammar school, and college youth; and ethnic events like Nordic Fest, Syttende Mai, and Norwegian Christmas.” The complex includes a restored stone mill, built in 1851; a house and grist mill from Valdres, Norway; two

pioneer log homes; a log parochial school; a blacksmith shop; a stabbur, or storage building; a shed for drying savory hops; an early house of stovewood construction; a prairie house; and a Lutheran church. “Perhaps the major challenge the museum faces is being a large, internationally recognized museum located outside a major metropolitan area; however, Vesterheim’s mission and character are inseparably linked to the predominantly Norwegian-American town it was founded in and the college where it began. Although the museum does not enjoy the same attendance advantages enjoyed by museums in larger cities, it could not exist as perfectly as it does anywhere else,” Langton said. Early home furnishings, cooking paraphernalia, a Norwegian home, sail and fishing boats, quilts, clothing, toys, wood art, and silver artifacts await, ready to whisk visitors to the days of Decorah’s earliest heritage. Passing Norwegian settlers’ heritage to a new generation, Vesterheim also offers classes that include rosemaling (decorative painting), woodcarving, woodworking, knifemaking, and the textile arts. USA Today named Vesterheim one of “10 great places in the nation to admire American folk art.” This national treasure uses the Norwegian-American experience as a lens to explore the diversity of an immigrant nation.

Broadway Historic District The American Association of University Women’s Decorah chapter was awarded recognition in the National Register of Historic Places for the BroadwayPhelps Park Area. The district includes the community’s first churches, prominent homes, Vesterheim, and the county courthouse. Additionally, the Phelps Park Area features the kiln that baked bricks used to build the

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houses in this part of town. The district is home to many more of Decorah’s historic attractions, including Hotel Winneshiek, the Octagon House, and Porter House.

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When it opened in 1904, the grand hotel included a billiard room, barber shop, cigar counter, and bar, along with 51 guest rooms. Through the 1970s, 1980s, and much of the 1990s, the property declined and was used as apartments and retail space. But in 1998, Helen Basler bought the hotel and began a thorough renovation. The remodeled hotel now possesses its original charm and grandeur and boasts gourmet dining, luxury accommodations, and the ideal historic setting for weddings and gatherings.

Octagon House Robert Logan built Octagon House in 1856. The octagon style was favored by many early American leaders, including Thomas Jefferson; yet fewer than 400 such homes still stand in the United States today. The house — sporting a cupola it no longer has — shows up prominently on an 1870 map of Decorah. Porter House

Porter House museum is a testament to the life and times of owners Adelbert and Grace Porter and includes

their personal furnishings, collections, art work, photographs, and library. D.B. Ellsworth, a prominent Decorah merchant, built the lavish Italianate villa in 1867. A collection of exotic butterflies is a focal point of the museum. The grounds include a unique rock wall, designed by Bert and built in 1930 from his extensive collection of rocks and minerals. The wall’s design includes many hidden “water beasts.”

Winneshiek County Courthouse The striking downtown Winneshiek County Courthouse is unmistakable with its 138-foot coppercovered dome, slate roof, and giant clock, all beautifully pieced together in the Renaissance Revival style. The upper stories and tower are built of Buff Bedford stone, while spotted Marquette raindrop stone was used for the basement and approaching walkway.

tours. The 11-room hotel is now complete with period furnishings and authentic Laura items.

Nordic Fest

Decorah’s largest and most popular celebration is held the last full weekend in July each year. The festival commemorates the town’s Scandinavian heritage through lively musical entertainment, a bright and energetic parade, traditional crafts, and delicious food. Other activities include fireworks; street dances; antique and craft shows; a Bunad show, displaying ethnic costumes from all regions of Norway; a carnival; a petting zoo; and much more.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum

Hand-carved clocks depict history, art, religion, and culture.

The hamlet of Burr Oak offers the world the only childhood home of the famous author of the “Little House” series of books that remains on its original site. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum includes the 1851 Masters Hotel, with adjacent playground and picnic shelter, and the 1909 bank building. The Masters Hotel, where Laura and her family lived and worked in 1876, has been restored as a museum with guided

Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour

Artisans open their studios in October for visitors to get a glimpse of the artistic process.

Oneota Film Festival


neota Film Festival will be showing motion pictures for only the second time in January 2011, but it has already carved a niche and exceeded expectations. Executive Director Kyrl Henderson was inspired after attending the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minn. “I thought, ‘There’s no reason in the world that we can’t do this in Decorah,’” he said, “What we have is an opportunity to tell a story; to have an event that can be fun and informative and bring the community together.” The festival hopes to present information not otherwise being conveyed in a context that can benefit the community in many ways. Henderson says the festival generates ideas and prompts viewers to ask questions. “How do we live together? How do we work together? We’re about presentations that identify stories that are issues in our region. Somebody needs to get the conversation started.” The festival includes panel discussions with community members, sparking conversations about the films that focus on solving problems locally. The featured films addressed the nation’s food and water supplies, conservation and environmental issues, and the wonders of nature. Still, the Oneota film festival differs from others. “We don’t have a specific political agenda with respect to the films that we show,” Henderson noted. “Most do express opinions — that’s the nature of the documentary film — but we tried to mix it up.” Some movies of note in 2010 included Paddle to Seattle, Oil+Water, The Seed Hunter, and American Eagle. While the films definitely gave food for thought, those attendees who might have expected a dreary “gloom and doom” atmosphere at the proceedings were left surprised. Henderson says the organizers “don’t want it to be seven hours of films beating you up over how [bad] the world is.”


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In addition to giving viewers and panelists a welcome venue, Henderson says the festival benefits hotels, restaurants, and stores. “Economic development was Photo by the first thing on my mind.” kyrl@kyrl. com ©20 10 As for organizing the event, Henderson says it was smooth sailing. The festival’s partners — Luther College, Seed Savers Exchange, Sodexo, and the Decorah Regional Arts Council — worked with the business community and area residents, and organizers sold every ad and every sponsorship. “Every opportunity that we created for businesses and other community organizations to participate was taken up,” Henderson said. “Hundreds attended the first event; the support from the community was outstanding.” Telluride and Sundance are also off-season, remote communities that have become household names through famed film festivals. But Henderson says that Oneota isn’t striving for similar fame; they’re focusing on Decorah and the region. “We’re just trying to be the little film festival that could.”

Recreation Abundant Ways to Explore Beautiful Northeastern Iowa

Happy — and Healthy — Trails Members of the Decorah community have expressed interest in the creation of a recreational trail system for decades, so in 2000, when the Trails of Winneshiek organization first formed, they fielded many different trail concepts from an eager public. But now, as construction of the 12-mile Trout Run Trail reaches the home stretch, the result is even better than anyone had dreamed. Entirely paved and handicapped-accessible throughout, the multi-use loop is becoming the thread that ties together stunning natural beauty, public art, community access routes, and amazing outdoor opportunities in Decorah.

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The recreational value of Trout Run Trail for hikers, runners, bikers, outdoorsmen, and crosscountry skiers is obvious, and the community is excited about the growing potential as new miles continue to be added. “The most scenic aspect of our trail was just completed at the end of last season, so we’re anxious to have people come into town to follow that path and tell us what they think,” said Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nikki Brevig. “That part of the trail has incredible views, and it’s a portion that people really didn’t have the opportunity to take advantage of during the last

tourism season. It’s one more thing that adds to the whole community as a tourism destination and yet another opportunity for outdoor recreation.” Trout Run Trail begins at Decorah’s Pulpit Rock Campground, adjacent to Twin Springs State Park. Following the river as it arcs around the downtown area, the trail then offers a choice of proceeding through a skateboarding park or crossing the river to access a 17-mile system of premier mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing trails in the parks on the north and east sides. Skirting the edge of the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds and swinging around Carlson Pond, the path continues on as it makes its way to Trout Run Park. The next leg of the trail follows Trout Run Stream to the state fish hatchery and beyond, greatly enhancing Decorah’s outstanding trout fishing opportunities. Trout Run Stream is a destination visited by thousands of fishermen each year, but sportsmen had historically been concentrated in the half-mile stretch where access was easiest. Today, with Trout Run Trail in place and other improvements provided by the Iowa DNR, access has been extended, and the stream has become the first in the state with points that can be fished from a wheelchair. Beyond Trout Run Trail’s recreational appeal, it has health benefits not only for people, but for the environment, as residents now have a healthy alternative for commuting around town. The trail itself and its associated spurs are designed to offer easy access to the high school, athletic fields, a fitness center, the west end of Main Street, health facilities, retail shopping, and other destinations throughout town. Mike Huinker, who has been with Trails of Winneshiek since the beginning, said that this was always part of the bigger picture. “Generally, it’s a conduit for people to get to and fro without having to use the roads,” he explained. “We’d like for people to be able to come from their


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Memorial Park, Palisades Park, and the Decorah Ice Cave State Preserve combine to provide over 300 acres of explorable natural terrain. These areas include an outstanding 17-mile system of singletrack mountain bike trails that are home to competitive biking events and provide excellent hiking and cross-county skiing opportunities. On the west side of town, the city’s premier campground offers nearly 170 gravel, grass, and pullthrough camping sites with amenities such as electrical hookups, ice and wood sales, bathhouse facilities, playground equipment, and a trout stream for fishing or canoe access. The campground is adjacent to Twin Springs State Park — a popular fishing and hiking destination — and is linked to other Decorah recreational hot spots via the Trout Run Trail. The Parks & Recreation Department maintains after-school programs and sports clinics for small children, and they provide intramural volleyball and basketball leagues for high-school students. Adult leagues include softball, volleyball, and threeon-three basketball. The parks also host a variety of special events such as movie nights, parties, and holiday gatherings. With beautiful butterfly gardens, a scenic waterfall, and other natural wonders, Decorah’s parks are popular for weddings and other special occasions.

Decorah Parks & Recreation: Not Just Benches and Basketball

With scenic waterways and a beautiful patchwork of farmland, brushy draws, and wooded bluffs, Winneshiek County is ideal habitat for outdoor adventure seekers. From its exciting float trips to its premier fishing and hunting opportunities, the county is the epitome of what makes northeastern Iowa a great destination for outdoorsmen. The county is home to several river systems, including the Turkey River in the southwest

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neighborhood and get on it to travel to school or work. As the trail and connectivity to it continue to develop, I think we’re going to develop an even bigger biking culture, which is better in so many ways. It’s better for our health, it’s less expensive, it’s better for the roads, and it’s a greener way to do it.” The final stages to achieve the loop back to the campgrounds include the construction of approximately two miles of trail through scenic farmland in 2010 and a connecting bridge over the intersection of highways 9 and 52, which is anticipated some time in 2011. Community leaders are already looking ahead toward further integration of water trails and spur extensions that will make Trout Run Trail an even greater asset. Still, as the initial project approaches completion, they’re also taking time to look back at the endeavor with a sense pride in the community and immense gratitude to the governmental partners, grant providers, private landowners, and volunteers who have all played a role in making the trail a reality. “Sometimes a community can be polarized on certain issues, but this is one topic that has received widespread support from many different parties, including the grass-roots general public, the city, the county, and so many partners they’re too numerous to even name,” Huinker said. “It’s amazing what we can do when we really work together.”

The city of Decorah maintains over 500 acres of public facilities and provides recreational programs that make outdoor fun and staying fit a way of life in Winneshiek County. In Decorah, the rugged natural beauty of northeast Iowa is right at the doorstep. North and east of downtown, Dunning’s Spring Park, Van Peenan 14

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quadrant and the Yellow River in the southeast; but it’s the Upper Iowa River and its tributaries that have made the county famous as a canoeing, kayaking, and tubing hotspot. The Upper Iowa was one of the initial rivers recommended by congress as a National Wild and Scenic River, and a trip along the river still offers stunning scenes: wooded and wild in some places; framed by 200-foot limestone bluffs in others. Most popular among canoe enthusiasts is the winding, 30-mile stretch from Kendallville to Decorah, which alternates between class-1 rapids and quiet pools. Those seeking solitude and open scenery can continue on the river east of town toward Freeport and the Coon Creek area. The rivers and cold-water streams of Winneshiek County are also known for fabulous fishing, with the Decorah Fish Hatchery stocking up to 17 streams over a four-county area. Thousands of fishermen flock to the county each year to try their hand at catching rainbow, brown, and brook trout — a unique opportunity in the Midwest. While trout fishing may be king, angling for walleye and hard-fighting small-mouth bass on the Upper Iowa River should not be overlooked. Sportsmen who take to the field with gun or bow will also find what they’re looking for, with public wildlife management areas available in the Coon Creek, Cardinal Marsh, and Bear Creek areas, as well as other spots along the Upper Iowa River basin. Iowa is renowned for deer hunting, and Winneshiek County is certainly no exception when it comes to trophy whitetails. Waterfowl hunting is also popular during the annual duck and goose migration, and the area is seeing a growing population of resident Canada geese and wood ducks as well. Hunting for wild turkeys has become a springtime favorite, while upland hunters can pursue pheasants, rabbits, and other species each fall.

A Bird’s Eye View Almost every community has some sort of connection to a celebrity, but Decorah is unique in that its most famous residents live in a tree. Thanks to the Raptor Resource Project and other local partners, a live Internet reality show starring the town’s nesting pair of bald eagles has thousands of viewers logging on to get a look at Decorah’s wild side. The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) was originally established in Minnesota the late 1980s, but relocated to an area near Decorah in 1997 to embark on a successful effort to get falcons to breed on cliffs. Director Bob Anderson and RRP then became involved in the filming of a bald eagle documentary for the Nature series on PBS in 2007 and 2008. As part

of that project, the group installed cameras in a local nest across the road from the Decorah Fish Hatchery. “That nest was featured a great deal in the film The American Eagle, and it was obvious to us when we were filming that there was a lot of local interest and ownership in the nest because the pair is so prominent here in the city,” Anderson said. “So I decided to put it on the Internet and link it to the RRP site. Xcel Energy hosted the bandwidth and it became an overnight sensation. This year, we decided to take it up a notch and replaced the cameras with color-day/infrared-night.” Approximately 86,000 unique computers logged on over a million times to access Decorah Eagle Cam in 2009, and the 2010 totals were well over twice that amount — including over 70,000 on Easter Sunday

alone as the eaglets were hatching. Luther College now graciously hosts the site in order to help with the growing bandwidth requirements. Followers are so devoted that they send e-mails asking if a bird has fallen if it disappears from camera view for a while. Anderson says that he is motivated to continue the work with this and other RRP raptor video feeds because they are widely used in curricula in schools across the country. “Most of my work was in captive breeding and recovery of endangered falcons, but now my life has taken a bit of a change because the bird cams have so much of a following and are important to so many teachers, schools, and classes,” he said. To access live or recorded footage of the Decorah eagles and other amazing raptors, visit the RRP website at


Established in 1974, the Co-op is a hub of activity and a destination for visitors, providing whole foods at a reasonable cost.

Fabulous Foods Promoting Local Foods for Healthier Living Oneota Community Food Co-op

When you take a look at Oneota Community Food Co-op, you’ll quickly understand its unique contribution to the area. But “shop” may seem an inadequate word upon the discovery of such a wonderful find and all it has to offer. The Oneota Co-op offers local and organic produce; a café for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; bulk foods; groceries; meat; cheese; nutritional supplements; body care; and special diets, all while also offering a holistically practical touch for everyday life. Oneota Community Food Co-op is a cooperatively owned grocery store specializing in organic, local, and sustainably produced products. Established in 1974, the Co-op is a hub of activity and a destination for visitors, providing whole foods at a reasonable cost. More than 2,200 local member-owners join forces to create this revolution in foodstuffs. The latest addition is an espresso machine for the Water Street Café, offering a premium, and most notably completely organic, espresso menu. The move was in the works since the café’s genesis. The traditional brew is joined by a host of friends, including cappuccinos, mocha lattes, lattes, and americanos. The deli features Peace and Kickapoo coffees and supports only organic, fair-trade bean merchants. Oneota’s lunch buffet has become the talk of the town. From Italian to Japanese, it offers exciting twists on ancient cultural foods, making the cuisine of the world available for $7.99 a pound. It strives to 18

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support local and organic producers and boasts an 85 percent organic standard with all prepared foods. Offering global flair and local flavors, Oneota Community Food Co-op is bringing “green” cuisine to Decorah.

Thoughts From New General Manager David Lester David Lester is the new general manager of Oneota Community Food Co-op. Lester spent the previous 13 years working at Luther College as the cash operations manager for dining services. “The co-op has a very talented and dedicated staff who really care about what the store is selling, its mission, and the importance of this business in our community and region. I am also thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in projects like the Kellogg’s Food and Fitness Initiative and how our co-op can continue to be a leader in local food purchasing and the sustainability effort. “Basically, I was drawn to be doing work that benefits the health and well-being in our community. The co-op is such an important business and centerpiece of our downtown. It is a gathering place for all ages and is an outlet for locally produced foods. The co-op needs to continue to grow in its role in educating our community about healthy eating. We intend to educate individuals and families about the benefits of purchasing local and organic products. We hope to provide cooking classes and other educational opportunities for our customers who choose to start living a healthier lifestyle.”

Seed Savers Exchange

Saving seeds is the traditional method of agriculture. Much of the world has drifted away from it over the decades as farming and even gardening saw the effects of corporatization. Because of that, some varieties of seeds are in danger of being lost. Stepping into the breach to preserve an amazing collection of rare garden seeds is Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit, member-supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations. Loyal Seed Savers Exchange members have distributed hundreds of thousands of samples of rare garden seeds. Those seeds are now widely used by seed companies, small farmers supplying local and regional markets, chefs, home gardeners, and cooks. “Seed banks are one of the great ways to safeguard seeds; the other is to have the seeds growing in gardens far and wide,” said Exchange President Aaron Whaley. Seed Savers Exchange was founded in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy to honor the tradition of preserving and sharing. Their collection started when Diane’s terminally ill grandfather gave them the seeds of two garden plants — Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory and German Pink Tomato — which his parents brought from Bavaria when they immigrated to St. Lucas, Iowa, in the 1870s. Today, 890-acre Heritage Farm, located in Decorah, is home to the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States with the intent to make the seeds available to the general public. It

permanently maintains tens of thousands of endangered vegetative varieties, most having been brought to North America by members’ ancestors who immigrated from around the world. The farm is ringed by 8.5 miles of hiking trails that take visitors through majestic scenery, past some of the 23 acres of certified organic preservation gardens, historic orchards, and ancient White Park cattle. Visitors are welcome at Heritage Farm from March through December. The Lillian Goldman Visitors Center is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are suggested to help with preservation work. Guided tours and bus tours are available for $3 per person and can be arranged by calling 563-382-5990 in season.

Seed Savers Exchange Events 2010 • Saturday, October 8: Harvest Festival • Saturday, December 17: Winter on the Farm 2011 • Friday/Saturday, January 21–22: Oneota Film Festival • Tuesday, March 1: Opening Day at Lillian Goldman Visitors Center • Spring Transplant Sale: April–June • Friday/Saturday/Sunday, April 8–10: Apple Grafting Workshops • Saturday, April 30: Bird & Wildflower Walk and Pancake Breakfast • Friday/Saturday/Sunday, July 15–17: 31st annual Conference & Campout • Saturday, September 3: Tomato Tasting and Salsa Contest • Saturday, October 8: Harvest Festival • Saturday, December 17: Winter on the Farm

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery is located on a 140-year-old family farm owned and operated by Ken and Yvonne Barnes and their two daughters, Darla Jones and Beth Guzman. The farm has been in Yvonne’s family for 140 years, tracing back to her grandfather; Ken and Yvonne have lived on the farm for 41 years. Ken started planting several grape varieties in 2001. Darla, the winemaker, finished a series of classes she had undertaken to improve her craft and increase her knowledge. Ken began drawing up plans for a winery, which was built on the original foundation of the dairy barn. The winery’s doors opened in October 2005. There are now four acres of vineyard for guests to tour as well as a patio for enjoying the scenery and sipping wine. Inside the winery is a woodfurnished tasting room, complete with a majestic oak bar. Wildberry offers 25 artisan wines, a gift shop, handmade truffles, and a party room. Tours of the wine cellar and vineyard are available.


Fresh & Fantastic Signature Dishes From Some Local Restaurants Family Table

McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita

T-Block’s Sports Bar & Grill


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For even more delicious dining options, check out the list of Chamber-member restaurants on page 32 of the membership directory.


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Family Table 817 Mechanic Street, Decorah 563-382-2964 :: Crispy on the outside, light and airy inside, Family Table’s Belgian waffle with strawberry topping and whipped cream is perfect with hash browns and bacon from the a la carte menu. Breakfast is served all day, every day! Family owned and operated for 16 years, Family Table is famous in northeast Iowa for great food, friendly service, and a fair price. They feature a warm, family atmosphere with homemade pies, soup, salads, fish, shrimp, broasted chicken, and, of course, breakfast all day. This friendly neighborhood restaurant is open seven days a week, and you can preview their full menu on the website. “Nothing fancy, just good food.”

McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita 2149 Twin Springs Road, Decorah 563-382-4723 :: The wood-fired pizza of Dolce Vita offers an authentic taste of old Italy. How authentic, you ask? Jim and Brenda McCaffrey actually spent a week in Rome and Naples studying pizza, and Jim still laughs as he remembers asking his way back into the kitchens of gracious Italian chefs. Dolce Vita specializes in international cuisine and uses seasonal local ingredients as much as possible. Some of the more popular menu items include seafood manicotti, prosciutto-wrapped jalapeño poppers, and Vietnamese spring rolls. The restaurant is located in a wooded setting on the McCaffrey family farm, and the rustic, peaceful environs create an inviting ski lodge atmosphere.

T-Bock’s Sports Bar & Grill 206 West Water Street, Decorah 563-382-5970 :: T-Bock’s offers a choice of Quillin’s Angus or local Grass Run Farms grass-fed beef for their hearty 1/3pound burgers. Each burger comes on a lightly toasted bun with pickles and a serving of Joe’s Traditional Carrots. The restaurant is open early to serve breakfast and provides burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and appetizers all day. Meanwhile, at the bar, they have an enormous selection of beers — over 20 ice-cold varieties on tap — and a nice variety of wine and wine coolers as well. It’s the perfect place to bring the family for burgers or to meet with friends to catch the game after work.

Rubaiyat 117 West Water Street, Decorah 563-382-9463 :: Rubaiyat’s irresistible Rock Cedar Ranch New York Strip with bacon-seared Brussels sprouts and horseradish smashed potatoes features hormone-free beef from a nearby ranch and locally grown produce. Chef Andy Bonnet rotates the menu every three months to take full advantage of ingredients that are in season and as local as possible, ensuring that every meal is both fresh and delicious. Named after a collection of ancient poetry that celebrates the joy of good food and fine wine, Rubaiyat offers a premier dining experience with one of the most extensive wine and beer lists in all of Iowa. The exposed brick and original tin ceilings of the circa 1890s structure are combined with decorative touches that create a unique Northern California ambience.

St. Benedict Catholic Church & School 307 W. Main Decorah, IA 52101 (563) 382-9631 W Weekend Masses Sat. 5:30pm Sun. 7:30 & 10am

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6 Day Discount Furniture Inc. Tim Fechner 211 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6367 866-382-1405 Retail-Home Furnishings A

A Perfect House Realty

Terry & Joanie Rollins 104 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5083 877-319-5083 Real Estate

A Perfect House Realty - Robin Hines Robin Hines 402 W. Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-387-7474 Real Estate

A&J Petersburg Agency

Mark Lovelace PO Box 290 106 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3627............. Fax: 563-382-2512 800-343-4036 Real Estate Insurance

A&J Petersburg AgencyDeanna Stevenson

Deanna Stevenson 510 Iowa Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-380-3377 Real Estate

Aase Haugen Homes

Sue Bjelland 4 Ohio Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3603.............Fax: (563)382-3606 TDD (800)735-2942 Nursing Home

Ace Hardware & Rental

Ace Kitchen Place

Julie Spilde 106 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3544 Retail-Kitchen Accessories

Acument Global Technologies Alan Ellickson 1302 Kerr Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4216 Manufacturing

Agora Arts

Gail Bolson-Magnuson 104 East Water Street, Suite 1 Suite 1 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8786 Retail-Arts, Fine Arts

Albert’s Restaurant & Pub

Alpine Transport Inc

Mike Feuerhelm 2270 Prairie View Road PO Box 12 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0702............. Fax: 563-382-6223 Shipping

Alzheimer’s Association Kelly Hauer 1570 42nd Street NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-294-9699 800-272-3900 Service Organization

American Bottling

Kory Hageman P.O. Box 61 806 Pole Line Rd Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3927 Beverage Distributors

Lynne Rilling 104 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4164 800-998-4164 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

American Family Insurance

Allen Roofing & Construction Inc

American Red Cross Tri County Unit

Nathan Trappe 301 E Iowa Street Monona IA 52159 563-539-4135 888-546-4135 Contractors-Roofing

Alliant Energy

Mary Meisterling PO Box 260 Decorah IA 52101 319-283-9039 800-255-4268 Utilities

Alpine Communications

Chris Hopp 923 Humphrey Street PO Box 1008 Elkader IA 52043-1008 563-245-4000 800-397-3972 Internet Products & Services

Christine Smock LUTCF 222 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8006 877-907-8006 Insurance

Paula Womeldorf 1111 Paine St., Suite E Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4309 Service Organization

American Solutions for Business

Reg Bakken 303 Decorah Ave. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0512............. Fax: 563-382-0106 800-862-3690 Promotional Products

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

Nancy Wulfekuhle PO Box 459 515-1/2 W. Water Street Fayette IA 52142 563-425-0214 800-634-3444 Lodging-Hotel/Motel

Ameriprise Financial, Inc David Olson & Associates David Olson PO Box 68 903 Commerce Dr. Suite A Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2111 888-382-2111 david.m.olson Financial Planning

Amundson, Rich & Barbara Rich & Barbara Amundson 504 5th Ave Decorah IA 52101 Individual

Amundson’s Clothing

Aschim, Karl & Sylvia Karl & Sylvia Aschim 2047 Grandview Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3772 Individual

Askelson, Les

Les Askelson 908 Pine Ridge Court Decorah IA 52101 563- 382-5845 Individual

Aspen Alley Interiors Sherry Mills 1015 Paine Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5279 Retail-Gifts

Ross Hadley 130 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5761 Retail See ad page 15

Aulwes, Jerry & JoAnn

Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay & Fretheim

Ada Austin 14484 331st Ave 14484 331st Ave Harmony MN 55939 507-886-6731 Agri-Business

Lee Wilmarth 212 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2959 Attorney

Jerry & JoAnn Aulwes 510 Winneshiek Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2539 Individual

Austin’s Mohair

Anundsen Publishing Company

Erik Anundsen PO Box 230 108 Washington St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4295 888-382-4291 Printers, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics

Anytime Fitness

Sara Larson 915 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2323 Fitness Center


Kristen Underwood 508 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5440 Art Center


B&B on Broadway

Dean & Lois Humpal 305 West Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1420 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Bank of the West

Kent Kleckner 120 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2991 800-382-8206 Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 7

Barbara Massman, Realtors

Barbara Massman 1510 Laurel Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-380-8911 Real Estate

Julie Spilde 200 East Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3538 Retail-Hardware The information in this membership directory has been provided and reviewed for accuracy by the Decorah Chamber of Commerce. CommunityLink and Craig Williams Creative Inc. assume no responsibility for omissions or errors of any kind.


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Bargain Outlet

Janet Porter 115 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0103 Retail-Discount

Barthell Eastern Star Home

Karl T. Jacobsen 911 Ridgewood Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8787............. Fax: 563-382-8788 Assisted Living Facility Nursing Home

Basler, Helen

Helen Basler 309 Upper Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5611

Bear Creek Inn

Jeannie Daughton 132 Quandahl Road Decorah IA 52101 563-546-7668 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Berg Cabinets and Construction Jim Berg 111 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2304 Construction-General Contractors

Bergstrom Shoes

Bill Bergstrom 128 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9829 Retail-Shoes

Bill & Donna Rae Ibanez Bill & Donna Rae Ibanez 303 Upper Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6222 Individual

Black Hills Energy

Sandy Koenig P.O. Box 69 1783 Hwy. 9 E. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0953x18....... Fax: 563-382-5655 888-890-5554 Utilities See ad page 20

Blue Heron Knittery

Sarah Iversen 300 West Water Decorah IA 52101 563-517-1059 Retail-Specialty See ad page 11

Bluff Country Newspaper Group Paul Gray P.O. Box 68 115 W. Main Street Spring Grove MN 55974 507-498-3868 888-498-3868 News, Media, Publishing

Bluffs Inn Hotel & Resort Julius van Binsbergen 1101 Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8600 877-382-8600 Lodging-Hotel/Motel

Bob’s Standard

Amy Usgaard 208 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4652 Gas Station-Service Station

Bridal Productions

Sharon Kleve 116 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6404 Retail-Bridal See ad page 3

Bridges, Collyn

Casey’s General Store

Lonnie McIntyre 401 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9905 Gas Station-Convenience Store

Casper Plumbing & Heating Jim Casper 804 Pole Line Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0642 Contractors-Plumbing HVAC See ad page 3

Cedar Dreams Inn

Collyn Bridges 1006 Locust Rd. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3776 Individual

Bright Spot Car Wash #1 (behind Kwik Star) Mark & Teresa Spilde 2367 Allan Dr. 1115 S. Paine Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8302 Car Wash

BW Insurance Agency

Katie Scott PO Box 409 120 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2971 800-944-7958 Insurance C

Calmar Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast Lucille B. Kruse 103 West North Street Calmar IA 52132 563-562-3851 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Canoe Creek Lodge

Dana & Rick Dotzenrod 2881 Pleasant View Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1380 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast See ad page 22

Canoe Ridge Kennels Inc.

Deb Batchelder 2773 Lannon Hill Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0400................ Fax: 5633826310 888-382-6310 Pet Boarding & Grooming

Carquest Auto Parts

Randy Flatland 705 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8488 800-827-6307 Automotive-Parts

Cary’s Machine & Welding Lyle Cary, Jr. 510 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3780 Welding

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of N.E. Iowa

D&R’s Old World Inn


Dave Finholt Construction, Inc.

Jean Berg Deb Olsgard 224 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0401 Copying Service

Johnice Cross 521 West Water Street PO Box 26 Decorah IA 52101 563-387-6185 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Cornerstone Creative

Champion Chiropractic Life Center, Inc.

Katie Hennessy 11 Allamakee Street Waukon IA 52172 563-568-2253 Photography Services

Perry Numedahl 126 College Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1085 Chiropractors

Chase the Adventure Licensed Hunt & Gun Club Trace Hable 1997 Middle Calmar Rd. 1838 Middle Calmar Rd. Decorah IA 52101 563-532-9821 Hunting

Chiropractic Offices of Dr. Kelly Reagan Kelly Reagan 300 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4411 Chiropractors

Christen, Elliott & Bev

Cheryl Knobbe 307 View Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5661 Consulting-Marketing/Advertising

Cotecolor Photography

The Country Garden

JoEllen Foels 118 West Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1148 800-894--4137 Florist

Country Inn of Decorah

Cathy Sherin-Grunwald 1202 Hwy 9 West Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9646 800-456-4000 Lodging-Hotel/Motel See ad page Inside Front Cover

County Wide Plumbing & Htg.

Elliott & Bev Christen 1313 Panorama Dr Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3329 Individual

Cheryl Lemke 107 William St Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2407 Contractors-Plumbing HVAC

Christensen, Keith

Critters & Such Pet Care, PLC

Keith Christensen 700 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-387-1862 Individual

City Hall

Jerry Freund 400 Claiborne Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3651 City Government

Community Renaissance Group Jeff Leschensky 2335 Oak Hill Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1829 Consulting-Nonprofit Management


George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Rd. P.O. Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274 800-455-5600 Publishers


Karen Atwood 120 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1011 800-714-4388 Service Organization

Merill Guarneri 2427 Tamarack Drive Suite B Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1806 Veterinarians See ad page 5

Culligan Water Conditioning

Wayne Kerian P.O. Box 278 606 2nd Ave. SW Cresco IA 52136 563-547-4014 800-733-4014 Water Treatment

Curves - Brodericks, Inc Sue Broderick 308 College Drive Ste. 6 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5161 Fitness Center

Rachel Andera 331 S Main Street Spillville IA 52168 563-562-9059 Restaurants and Eating Establishments David Finholt 1813 Trout Run Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9360 Construction-General Contractors See ad page 5, 11

Day Spring Spa Michelle Williams 116 Washington Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0799 Massage Therapy See ad page 19

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Nikki Brevig 507 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3990 Chamber of Commerce

Decorah Auto Center, Inc.

Leon Bachelder 1817 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3919 800-944-3919 Automotive-Sales & Service

Decorah Bank & Trust Company

Ben Grimstad 202 E Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9661 Go beyond traditional to exceptional at this locally-owned and managed community bank. Enjoy gourmet coffee, warm baked cookies in addition to help from experienced professionals Experience the difference at Decorah Bank & Trust Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 10

Decorah Bicycles

Travis Greentree 101 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8209 888-629-9832 Retail-Outdoor Recreation

Decorah Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc. Kelly Bachelder 1815 State Highway 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3619 Automotive-Sales & Service

Decorah Chick Hatchery Peg Matter 406 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4103 800-944-6503 Retail-Specialty


Decorah Clinic Physicians Mayo Health System Dave Jordahl, FACHE 907 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9671 Clinic-Physicians & Surgeons

Decorah Community School District Michael Haluska 510 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4208 Schools, Colleges, and Education See ad page 10

Decorah Electric, Inc.

Paul Bruening 2400 Stone Hill Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9473............. Fax: 563-382-9475 Contractors-Electrical

Decorah Elks Lodge Brian Nordschow 402 W. Main Street PO Box 55 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4318 Service Organization

Lorraine Borowski 202 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3717 Library

Decorah Rental Inc.

Kathryn Haugen 1814 State Highway 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2351............. Fax: 563-382-3928 Equipment Rental

Decorah Rotary Club

Decorah Memorial Company David Luhman 215 Washington Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2294 800-634-6653 Monument Sales

Decorah Mobile Glass Tony Lea 1818 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5878 800-772-9642 Glass

Decorah Newspapers

Rick Fromm PO Box 350 107 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4221 News, Media, Publishing

Decorah Park & Rec Rick Edwards 400 Claiborne Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4158 Recreation

Stan Fullerton 201 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2626 1-800-4YOURRX Pharmacy See ad page 10

Driveway Specialist, LLC

Bruce Schuman Gary Billiet 416 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3687 877-478-8473 Tire Dealer, Repair & Service See ad page 20

Decorah Veterinary Clinic

Decorah/Iowa Realty

Neil Schraeder P.O. Box 507 Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0752 Service Organization

Donlon HealthMart Pharmacy

Decorah Tire Service

Decorah Greenhouse

Decorah Lions Club

Don Rude 223 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2968 Automotive-Sales & Service

Dr. Michael Barba

Chuck Casterton 311 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5910 Retail-Home Furnishings

Jim Lukes 701 Mound Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3691 866-382-3691 Florist

Don’s Sales & Service

Kelly Reagan Po Box 442 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4411 Service Organization

Robert Stalberger, DVM 604 Montgomery Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3806 888-327-7493 Veterinarians

Decorah Furniture Company


Decorah Public Library

Bill Stoen 1003 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8290 866-382-8290 Real Estate See ad page 4

Dee Dee’s Bed and Breakfast Delores Timmerman 201 Riverside Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2778 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Dental Associates of Decorah, P.C.

Deb Hertges 501 Sanford Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2441............. Fax: 563-382-6048 Dentist

Depot Outlet Inc.

Stacy Merrill 105 Railroad Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2700 Retail-Consignment & Resale See ad page 4

DJS Amish Haven, LLC

Darci Samuelson 2345 172nd Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4199 Retail-Home Furnishings

Don Jose’s

Martin Pena 201 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6052 Restaurants and Eating Establishments See ad page 19

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Michael Barba 202 West Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2525 Orthodontist Mike & Lynette Henry 1805 Heritage Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4452 Drive Repair

Drs. Meehan & Schwartz Family Eye Care

Kaia Anfinson 805 Montgomery St. (Hospital Campus) Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4279 Optometrists See ad page 8


Shirleen Sturtz 601 W. Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9355 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast E

Eclips Salon & Day Spa

Erdman Engineering, P.C.

Lindsay Erdman PO Box 246 708 Commerce Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4194 Consulting-Engineers

Exclusively Yours Salon and Massage Elaine Hemann-Felton 611 Locust Road Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0855 Beauty Salons


Faith Prigge Interior Design Faith Prigge 1205 Skyline Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9521 Interior Decorators & Design

Families First Counseling Rick Venenga 111 Plaza Circle Waterloo IA 50701 319-433-0395 Counseling

The Family Care Clinic

Dr. David Heine PO Box 96 903 Commerce Drive Suite C Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1200 Clinic-Physicians

Family Chiropractic Clinic Cheryl Flatin, D.C. Cheryl Flatin 801 Commerce Drive Ste 4 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2400 Chiropractors

Jody Niess 303 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4941 Beauty Salons See ad page 3

Family Table Restaurant

Edward Jones Investments

Deb Sharon 411 West Water Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8898 Retail-Women’s Clothing

Troy Whitehill 511 W. Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3326...............Fax: 866-4623516 866-382-3326 Investments


Wendy Ann Spilde 212 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2685 Retail-Women’s Clothing

Ellingson Financial and Insurance Services

Jeffrey Ellingson 328 Washington Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4008 Financial Planning

Scott & Stacey Gossling 817 Mechanic Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2964 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Fancy Pants/Rien de nouveau

Fareway Stores, Inc. Dave Noack 103 East Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3346 Grocery Store

Farm Credit Services of America Bob Kane 2328 Millennium Road P.O. Box 490 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8413 800-383-0370 Agri-Business

Farm Service Agency Julie Vulk 2296 Oil Well Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8777 Agri-Business

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Maureen Duncklee 1798 Old Stage Road Suite 2 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3837 888-568-2265 Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 5

Fidelity Bank

Jon Cook PO Box 430 801 S. Mechanic St. Decorah IA 52101-0430 563-382-2228 Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 19

Brad Johansen 1285 Frankville Road Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0841 Recreation

Fjelstul Funeral Home Scott Fjelstul 306 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5210 Funeral Home See ad page 5

Flying Rutabaga Works

Chris Blanchard 3765 Highlandville Road Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5613 Agri-Business

Fostergraphs, Inc.

Kent Foster 3527 US Hwy 52 Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5603 Photography Services

Fridley Theatres

Jason McKelvey 111 North Mechanic Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4898 Theaters

Friest And Associates Realtors Jim Friest 110 Court Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3227 Real Estate See ad page 3


GMG Software Consulting, Inc

Marty Grimm 600 5th Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0037 Consultant-Computer Software & Service

Goodwill Industries of NE Iowa, Inc. David Boyd 915 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6146 Retail-Consignment & Resale

Gossling Woodworking

Gary Gossling 319 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-776-9938............. Fax: 563-776-4052 Retail-Home Furnishings

Great Strides of NE Iowa

Eunice Veeder PO Box 23 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3865 Service Organization

Gundersen Lutheran - Decorah Clinic Trudy Belay 1830 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3140............ Fax: 563-387-5535 800-865-3140 Clinic-Physicians See ad page 21

Gundersen Lutheran Eye Clinic Craig Carson 1830 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2639 800-865-3140 Optometrists

Joe & Sheryl Hammel 108 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8440 Retail-Jewelry

Happiness Is

Dianne Trytten 121 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5724 Retail-Gifts

Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor

Manuel Madrigal 105 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2118 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Harman Realty

Mike Harman 712 E. Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2020 Real Estate

Hawkeye Stages, Inc. H

H & R Block

Cynthia Lantz 106 West Water Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8797 Tax Preparation Services

Hacker Nelson & Co., P.C.

Joe Bouska 123 W. Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3637 Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Hagen & Kallevang P.C.

Ken Procter 511 W. Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8471 Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Hahn Roofing

Robert Maddox 1015 150th St Clare IA 50524 563-382-1850 800-368-7833 Contractors-Roofing

The Hairitage

Hammel Jewelers

Steve Tjossem 703 Dudley Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3639 800-323-3368 Motor Coach Transportation

Hawkeye Truck & Trailer Sales

Manager 1656 State Hwy. 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8761............. Fax: 563-382-8762 800-798-8761 Truck Sales & Service

Healing Hands Reflexology & Healing Touch Karen Hageman 1400 E St. Ridgeway IA 52165 563-737-2681 Massage Therapy

Heartland Inn

Nedra Blietz 705 Commerce Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2269 800-334-3277 Lodging-Hotel/Motel

Helping Services for Northeast Iowa

Linda Lukes 228 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4730 Beauty Salons

David Runyon P.O. Box 372 Decorah IA 52101 563-387-1720x105 Service Organization


Henzler’s Garden Shop

Kathy Vick 305 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5511 Beauty Salons See ad page 2

Wayne White P.O. Box 93 1812 State Hwy. 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5545 Nurseries, Garden Center, & Landscaping

Highland General Store & Campground and Bear Creek Cabins Bev Gary Mitch Matt Stortz 3497 Highlandville Road Highlandville IA 52149 563-546-7722............. Fax: 563-546-7723 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds

Iroc Web Design Services Cori Peterson PO Box 191 303 Railroad St. Calmar IA 52132 563-379-3444 Web Services

Beth & Gerald Einck 2830 Bluffton Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3989 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Winneshiek

Lynne Rilling 104 E Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4164 800-998-4164 Lodging-Hotel/Motel See ad page 16–17

Houlihan, Bob & Arlene Bob & Arlene Houlihan 206 Ohio St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4889 Individual

Hovden Oil, Inc. - Main Office Charis Hovden P.O. Box 28 Ridgeway IA 52165-0028 563-737-2710 800-280-6600 Gas-Diesel

Hutchinson Family Farm Campground and B & B

Dixie Hutchinson 2299 Scenic River Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3054 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds I

Ikon Office Solutions Jodi Hartz 1616 Valdres Road Decorah IA 52101 563-380-6008 800-736-3322 Office Equipment

Inspire(d) Media, L.L.C.

Aryn Henning Nichols 412 Oak Street Decorah IA 52101 563-387-6290 News, Media, Publishing

Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Inc. Bryan Waskow P.O. Box 336 1712 Moellers Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9636 800-553-0050 Manufacturing

Iowa Telecom Communications Cindy Parker 403 W 4th Street N Newton IA 50208 563-543-8267 877-786-4692 Telecommunications

Cathy Wadsworth 802 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5592 Kitchen Appliances & Design

Johnson Printing J

Hilltree Bed & Breakfast Suite

Jim’s Appliance JW Kitchens

J C Penney

Ann Chrenen 101 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3441 Retail-Department Store

J. Tupy’s on Water Street

Joan Tupy 211 West Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8940............. Fax: 563-382-8941 Retail-Women’s Clothing

J & W Insurance Service

Mark Johnson 1416 Valleyhigh Drive NW Rochester MN 55901-0736 507-288-7788 800-298-7780 Printers, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics K

K & H Custom Apparel

Heidi Sue Bohr 2062 Co. Rd. B32 Ossian IA 52161 563-532-9501 Screen Printing

Phil Waniorek 806 Commerce Drive, Suite 2 Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0789 877-461-1424 Insurance

K.L. Design LLC

Jane’s Consulting of Amish Furniture

KD Rae Jewelry and Creative Window

Jane Orvella 1642 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9804 Retail-Home Furnishings

Java John’s

John & Mary Klimesh 400 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5690 Restaurants and Eating Establishments See ad page 13

JB Holland Construction, Inc. Bill Holland 2092 Hwy 9 West Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2901 Contractors- Grading

JD’s (House of Wine & Spirits)

Carrie Duranceau 313 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8300 Liquor Store See ad page 20

Jessen Woods ApartmentsT&L Properties

Ted Oswald 1206 N. Locust Road PO Box 456 Decorah IA 52101 1-800-394-1288 Apartments and Apartment Rentals

Jim’s Appliance JW Kitchens Cathy Wadsworth 402 Rossville Road Waukon IA 52172 563-568-3130 Kitchen Appliances & Design

Kari L. Franzen 1823 County Road W42 Decorah IA 52101 563-532-5200 Architects

Denise Olds 101 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0301 Retail-Jewelry

KDEC 1240 & FM 100.5 Bob & Colleen Holtan 110 Highland Dr. PO Box 27 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4251 Radio Station See ad page 19

Kelly Real Estate Company Mike Kelly, Broker PO Box 8 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8406 800-246-8406 Real Estate

Kephart’s Music Center Jim Kephart 126 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3684 800-369-9633 Retail-Music

Klocke Contractors

Kent Klocke 702 Decorah Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3105............ Fax: 563-382-3105 Construction-General Contractors

Kolor Graphics, Inc.

Rita Dixon P.O. Box 336 1712 Moellers Drive, Ste. B Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4859 800-250-7742 Printers, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics


KQYB Mid-West Family Broadcasting

Leytze’s Corner Bed & Bath

Kratz, David

Life Serve Blood Center

Gary Rustad 201 State Street LaCrosse WI 54602 507-498-5720 Radio Station David Kratz 2312 Highway 9 West Decorah IA 52101 Individual

KVIK 104.7

Les Askelson 501 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5863 Radio Station

Kwik Star

Sharon Schlake 905 Short St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3655 Grocery Store

Kyrl Creative

Kyrl Henderson 905 Vernon Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5975 Media Production

Frank & Jo Marie Riha 704 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5856 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast See ad page 1

Pamela Broshar 431 E Locust Street Des Moines IA 50309 515-309-4857............. Fax: 319-433-0464 800-287-4903 Service Organization

Lifetime Gutter & More LLC

Steve, Amy or Troy 1668 Jordan West Rd Hwy 9 East Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1738 866-382-4099 We are a family owned business; licensed, insured & member BBB. We offer dependable products for residential & commercial exteriors. As a certified roofing contractor we feature Malarkey shingles, 032 aluminum seamless gutters, OH doors & much MORE! Contractors-Roofing See ad page 3

Linnevold, Willard L

La Rana Bistro

Mark Smeby 120 Washington Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3067 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Lang’s Dairy Equipment Kelly Lang Bruce Hanson 510 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8722 Agri-Business

Langland, Walter Walter Langland 1279 380th Street Decorah IA 52101 563-492-3864 Individual

Latham Furniture Marketplace

Willard Linnevold PO Box 395 Decorah IA 52101-0395 563-382-5160 Individual

Karl Magnuson 106 East Water Street Suite 202 Decorah IA 52101-0396 563-382-8995 Consultants-Accounting

Magpie CoffeeHouse

Katheleen Ritner 118 Winnebago Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0593 Restaurants and Eating Establishments See ad page 5

Malcom Enterprises

Ross Malcom PO Box 464 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4497 800-892-6239 Garbage Collectors See ad page 9

Manpower, Inc.

Matt Dorsett 1111 Paine Street Suite F Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2119.............. Fax: 563.382.0094 800-747-2119 office?hcmid=FSOS-IA017 Employment Agencies & Services See ad page 5 Laura Thorson 13498 County Road 28 Mabel MN 55954 507-458-5437 Consulting-Business & Management

Luther College

March Of Dimes

Dr. Richard Torgerson 700 College Dr. Decorah IA 52101-1045 563-387-2000 800-458-8437 Schools, Colleges, and Education See ad page 15

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Lynch Law Office

Kevin & Chris Bouska 2486 171st St Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4420 Meat Processing


Mabe’s Pizza

Steve White 110 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4297 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Dawn Hall 350 N Grandview Ave Suite 3332 Dubuque IA 52001 563-589-2322 800-456-9115 Service Organization

Marco, Inc.

Brenda Mims 518 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3800............. Fax: 563-382-3090 Computer Sales & Service


Tim Lynch P.O. Box 216 206 W. Main St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2218 Attorney

LetterWerks Sign City, LLC


Magnuson Consulting

Val Heike 405 2nd Street Waukon IA 52172 563-568-8805 Travel Agencies

Lynch BBQ Company

Brian Peterson 2957 U.S. Hwy 52 Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0330 877-318-1956 Signs See ad page 21

Dan Elliott 117 South Main Mabel MN 55954 507-493-5768 Lodging-Hotel/Motel

Maple Ridge Consulting

Littlewolf Trails

Jayme Folkedahl 806 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6535 866-LATHAM-6 Retail-Home Furnishings

Steve Luse 3603 236th Avenue Burr Oak IA 52101 563-735-5916 Museum See ad page 2

Mabel House Hotel

Margaret Walter 210 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8208 Retail-Women’s Clothing

Marilyn’s Hallmark Randy Emerson 102 W. Water Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2101 Retail-Gifts

Marilyn’s Hallmark Randy Emerson 804 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8332 Retail-Gifts

Marine Credit Union

Michael Ludeking P.O. Box 227 915 Short Street Suite 105 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8900 800-659-9693 Financial Institutions-Credit Unions See ad page 11

Mason City Business Systems Gary Winter P.O. Box 353 Calmar IA 52132 563-562-3574 800-798-8836 Office Equipment

Master’s Touch

Carolyn Fure 104 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4432 Retail-Gifts

Maurices #629

Jean Wise 807 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2094 Retail-Women’s Clothing

McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita & Twin Springs Bakery

Jim & Brenda Mc Caffrey 2149 Twin Springs Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4723 Restaurants and Eating Establishments See ad page 2

McLain Farms Trailriding, Inc.

Midwest Drafting & Design Shawn Saltou 611 3rd Ave West Cresco IA 52136 641-220-2626 Architects

Midwest Group Benefits, Inc.

Sara Hotvedt P.O. Box 408 2316 Sweet Parkway Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9611............. Fax: 563-382-9613 800-344-3766 Employee Benefits Insurance

Mikkelsen, Clark L.

Clark Mikkelsen 805 Linden Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5985 Individual

Miller Law Firm

Jim Burns P.O. Box 28 301 W. Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4226 Attorney

Miracle Ear

Rick Connor 308 College Drive, Suite 8 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4807 800-628-5279 Hearing Aids

Mississippi Welders Supply

Michelle McLain-Kruse 1957 Meadowlark Rd. Decorah IA 52101 563-419-8318 Horse Riding

Mark Ryan 2343 172 Ave Hwy 9 East Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8981 877-728-1735 Welding


Mister Groovys

Medicap Pharmacy


Natalie Kerndt 207 West Pearl Street Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0825 800-332-0245 Cable Television Susan McKone-Burks 702 Montgomery Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8765 866-382-8765 Pharmacy See ad page 9

Meyer, Lorentzen & Nelson Andrew Nelson P.O. Box 126 101 1/2 East Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3647 Attorney

Michelle J. Bloom

Michelle J. Bloom 41360 County Road 18 Mabel MN 55954 888-878-3380 Consulting-Business & Management

John E. Shriver 118 East Water Street Dec IA 52101 563-517-0109 Retail-Electronics Rich Wicks PO Box 15 Waukon IA 52172 563-568-3992 Service Organization

Mr. Carpet

Gene Sim 2425 Tamarack Drive Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8093 Flooring Products

MRACEK Plumbing, Heating & Electric, LLC

Mark Mracek 816 Mechanic St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3038 Contractors-Plumbing HVAC


Napa Auto Parts

Les Hovden 414 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3607 800-369-6272 (napa) Automotive-Parts

The Natural Gait /Ion Exchange, Inc. Donna Bright 1878 Old Mission Drive Harpers Ferry IA 52146 563-535-7314 877-776-2208 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds

Tom Hauber 707 Clearview Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-380-8055 Consultants-Weddings


Steve Hanson P.O. Box 835 800 South Main Street Monona IA 52159-0835 563-539-2122 877-638-2122 Telecommunications See ad page 13

Norby’s Farm Fleet Ken Ahrens 1809 Trout Run Road P.O. Box 506 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8748 Retail-Farm Supplies

Nordic Express

Dwayne Lundtvedt 1101 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8928 Gas Station-Convenience Store

North Winneshiek Community School

Tim Dugger 3495 North Winn Rd. Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5411 Schools, Colleges, and Education See ad page 21

Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health, Inc. Bonnie Johnson P.O. Box 349 905 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3649 800-400-8923 Counseling

Northeast Iowa Community Action

Roy C. Nelson 801 River Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4107 Consulting-Engineer

Mary Ann Humpal PO Box 487 305 Montgomery St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8436 866-742-3226 Service Organization

Nelson Dairy Consultants

Northeast Iowa Community College

Nelson Consulting

Kent Nelson 213 East Water Street Suite B Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5166 Agri-Business

New Horizons Entrepreneur Center Nina Taylor 907 Rosa Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6187 877-863-3150 Consulting-Business & Management See ad page 5

New Minowa Players

Ruth Bruce PO Box 321 906 S. Mill St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5174 Performing Arts

Nisse Preschool & Kid’s Place Debbie Lewis 311 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4794

Nob Hill Supper Club

Linda Henning 2955 U.S. HWY. 52 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3958 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Penny Wills P.O. Box 400 Calmar IA 52132 563-562-3263 800-728-2256 Schools, Colleges, and Education

Northeast Iowa Fly Fishing Jason Skoda Ethan Pole 311 Ohio Street Decorah IA 52101 563-419-2555 Recreation

Northeast Security Bank

Holly Ingles 106 E. Main Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4284............. Fax: 563-382-3162 866-382-4284 Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 20

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network


Pinter Landscaping & Tree Service Shane Pinter 16267 Yankee Ave Cresco IA 52136 563-547-2248 563-547-4386 Landscaping

Paradise Sun

Olsgard Auto Sales & Service

Paul Hudson State Farm Agency Paul Hudson 712 E. Broadway Ste A Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4512 Insurance

John Dambek 212 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8744 decorahpizzaranch@ Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Olson Explosives Inc.

Pavlovec, Janelle

Plan One Financial

Steve White 1101 State Hwy 9 West Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0300 Restaurants and Eating Establishments Rhonda Olsgard 1658 State Hwy. 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-CARS(2360) Automotive-Sales & Service Judy L. Peter P.O. Box 90 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2953 Explosives

Once Upon A Time Book Shop Marlys Lien 602 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8103 Retail-Book Dealer See ad page 20

Oneota Community Co-op David Lester 312 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4666 Grocery Store See ad page 2

Oneota Golf & Country Club Todd Nierengarten 1714 Golf Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4407 Golf Course

Oneota Housing II

Jim Lillibridge P.O Box 290 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3627 Service Organization

Oneota Outfitters

Steve & Alison Elwood 2349 172nd Avenue (Hwy 9 East) PO Box 33 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4450 Retail-Outdoor Recreation

Oneota Physical Therapy

Tim Fechner 308 College Drive Ste 4 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1289 Physical Therapy

Opportunity Homes, Inc.

Rich Lunch Smith 511 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4277 Insurance

Shanna Hale 606 Iowa Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8140 Service Organization

Norwegian Mutual Ins.

Our Tara Inn

Jim Clarke 119 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9695 Insurance See ad page 4


The Oaks Steak House

Signe Buege 1231 Hwy 9 Lansing IA 52151 563-568-2665 Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

Jennifer Shelton 402 W. Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8267(TANS) Tanning See ad page 13

Janelle Pavlovec 507 W. Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8858 Individual

Pepsi - Cola

Joe Farley P.O. Box 144 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8433 Beverage Distributors

Perry Novak Electric Inc.

Perry Novak 2727 Locust Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2179............. Fax: 563-382-9877 Contractors-Electrical

Personally Organized

Michelle Whitehill 910 Locust Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6047 Consulting-Organization

Peterson, Francis & Marilyn Francis Peterson 710 Ridge Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4504 Individual

Peterson Photography

Chip Peterson 114 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0765 Photography Services

Pine Creek Cabins & Campground

Vern & Sandy Gavle 206 Ellingson Bridge Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-546-7912 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds

Pine Needles Quilt Shop Marcia Nagel 415 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4646 Retail-Specialty See ad page 2

Pinnacle Financial

Heather Dieschbourg 1111 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 888-271-2088 Collection Agencies

Pizza Ranch

Greg Weis P.O. Box 287 403 W. Water Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8258 Financial Planning

Police Department - City Of Decorah Tom Courtney 400 Claiborne Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3667 Police Department

Porter House Museum

Midge Kjome 401 W. Broadway St. Po Box 115 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8465 Museum

Prairie Patterns by Dawn D-C Dawn Deines-Christensen 810 Linden Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5181 Artist

Premium Beverage

Craig Frana 2371 175th Street Calmar IA 52132 563-562-3251 Beverage Distributors

Pro Cellular Wireless Communication Becky Praska 110 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0700 Cellular Service

Pulpit Rock Campground Craig Hunt 505 Pulpit Rock Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9941 Lodging-Campgrounds

Putnam Law Office Dale Putnam 801 Commerce Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2984 Attorney


Quillin’s Food Center

Terry Ramlo 915 Short Street Suite 107 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8791



Rambo, Carole

Carole Rambo 125 Pleasant Hill Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4326 Individual

Randall Olson, DDS

Randy Olson 511 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4302 Dentist

Rejuvenation Studio

Mike & Sara Juve 211 1/2 E. Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1372 Fitness Center

Rick & Judy Torgerson Rick & Judy Torgerson 711 Ridge Road Decorah IA 52101 563-387-1001 Individual

Ridgeway’s Country Star, LLC

Mary Wemark 1400 East Street Ridgeway IA 52165 563-737-2640 Retail-Gifts

Rockwell Collins

Renee Rabe 2464 River Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9606 Manufacturing

Rodman, Lyle & Mary Lyle & Mary Rodman 106 Meadowview Dr. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8281 Individual

Roger’s Lock & Key

Roger Hamilton 309 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3374 Locksmith

The Roundhouse Retreat

Cliff & Pat Carey 903 Vernon Street 2884 Bluffton Rd. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2194 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds


Andy & Kim Bonnet 117 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-WINE (9463) Restaurants and Eating Establishments See ad page 3

Rising Sun Life Coaching

Mary Jorgensen 724 Day Street Decorah IA 52101-2225 563-382-4558 Consulting-Life Coach

River City Paving Jamie Smith PO Box 258 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6414 Paving

River & Trail Outfitters Inc. Luke & Sue Cote 212 Pulpit Rock Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6552 Recreation

River’s Bluff Getaway

Bill Holland 1915 Trout Run Road Decorah IA 52101-7502 563-382-5075 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds

Rock Spring Farm

Chris Blanchard 3765 Highlandville Road Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5613 Agri-Business

Rockweiler Appliance & TV Dean Rockweiler 1789 State Hwy. 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9000 Retail-Appliances



Schluter-Balik Funeral Home

Karen Schluter 604 South Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8651 Funeral Home

The Shaw Group

David Shaw 2393 Shagbark Lane Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1178 Appraisers

Shawver Well Company Inc. Leslie Cook 2521 State Hwy 76 Waukon IA 52172 563-568-4797 800-435-0798 Well Services & Supplies

Silpada Designs – Independent Representative Kristi Sue Holien PO Box 118 Calmar IA 52132 563-562-4064 Retail-Jewelry

Silvercrest Golf & Country Club

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Paul Wanless 218 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2634 Retail-Sports Apparel

Slumberland Furniture

Stone Hearth Inn

Eric Moore 1791 Hwy 9 East Decorah IA 52101 563-387-4500 Retail-Home Furnishings


Smock’s Barber Shop

Kim Moretz 3119 Locust Road Decorah IA 52101 515-669-6999 Greeting Cards

The Sport Shop Inc.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church

Jim Sims 112 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2355 Retail-Electronics

Seed Savers Heritage Farm

Send Out Cards

Steve Lundtvedt PO Box 243 101 River Street Spillville IA 52168 563-562-3557 Meat Processing

Sims TV & Electronics

Gene Ude 1001 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1100 Retail-Department Store

Kristi Holien PO Box 118 506 W. Main St. Calmar IA 52132 563-562-4064 Greeting Cards

Spillville Locker

St. Benedict School

Scott Bassford 712 Center Ave Decorah IA 52101 410-603-0724 Consulting - Energy

Send Out Cards

Toni Smith P.O. Box 22 607 Washington St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8401 Service Organization

Barb Barth 2772 College Dr. PO Box 247 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5296 Golf Course


Shirley Vermace 3094 North Winneshiek Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5990 Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization with a mission of saving America’s diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations. There are gardens, trails and a Visitors Center with gifts, seeds, gardening books, and so much more! Attractions See ad page 13

The Spectrum Network

Dennis Smock 220 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8024 Barber

Sodexo - Luther Dining

Donna Bauck 700 College Drive Dahl Centennial Union Decorah IA 52101 563-564-7387 Dining Service

Spahn & Rose Lumber Rick Trytten 1824 Trout Run Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8733 Building Materials

SparkleWash of the Tri-State Valley Dale Smith 1957 Haugen Hill Road 901 Maple Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6151 House & Building Washing

Ruth Palmer 402 Rural Ave. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4668 Schools, Colleges, and Education Father Phil Gibbs 307 West Main Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9631 Church See ad page 21

Steve Ransom P.O. Box 62 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4614 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Stone Ridge Community Church Ed Krawczyk 1111 Montgomery St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4825 Church

Storey Kenworthy

Randy Schissel 1014 South Mill, Ste 2 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5318 x3441 800-572-6560 x3441 Office Equipment


Missy Musselman P.O. Box 7 110 Winnebago Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8060 800-476-7178 Artist See ad page 2

Strike Force Entertainment Tom Hauber 707 Clearview Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8055 800-653-8055 DJ Service

Subway Restaurant

Kim Zweibohmer 304 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9819 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Company

Craig Running 205 Riverside Ave. 410 W. Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1242 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Sundance Travel, Inc.

Peggy Pinckney 401 West Water, Ste B Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9578 Travel Agencies

Sunflower Child Care and Preschool Merlene Brown 300 Highway 9 West Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5717 Child Development & Day Care

Superior Wood Floors

Paul Casterton 519 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1111 Flooring Products See ad page 22 T

T Bocks Sports Bar & Grill

Mike or Dominique Bockman 206 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5970 Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Team Rehab

Steve Krieg 516 Montgomery St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4770 Physical Therapy See ad page 2

Thompson, Gerald & Elaine Jerry Thompson 1103 S. Mill St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4356 Individual

Thornton’s Feed & Grain, Inc. Al Thornton 201 East Broadway Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3358 Agri-Business

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Jeff Olinger 218 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1809 563-382-1809 Financial Planning

Thunder Rode, Inc.

Michelle McLain-Kruse 1957 Meadowlark Road Decorah IA 52101 563-419-8318 Service Organization

Tom Massman Construction, Inc.

Tom Massman 1510 Laurel Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5712 Since 1979 Encouraging “Best Practice” methods with a whole home/building approach. Construction-General Contractors

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission Aaron Burkes PO Box 219 134 West Greene Street Postville IA 52162 563-864-7551 877-474-7551 Service Organization

Upper Iowa Marine

Dennis Tweten 1651 State Highway 9 Decorah IA 52101-7569 563-382-9387 Boat Sales & Service See ad page 13

Upstart Crow Theatreworks

Tom Edie P.O. Box 513 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-1874 Contractors-Painting

Kristen Underwood 407 W. Broadway St. 508 W. Water St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-5440 Performing Arts

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

US Cellular

Tom’s Painting

Clark Lewey P.O. Box 167 310 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-387-6700 Brewery

Cathy Brown 803 Short Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0514 Cellular Service

Usgaard, Robert

Trendz Clothing

Deb Reagan 112 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3997 Retail-Women’s Clothing

Tri-State Home Inspections

LeRoy Holm 715 Maple Avenue 715 Maple Avenue Decorah IA 52101 563-380-2515 Home Inspectors

Truck Country of Decorah Darin Bohr PO Box 476 1653 State Hwy 9 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6551 888-545-9297 Truck Sales & Service

Turf & Landscape Inc.

Jeffrey Rhea 3257 132nd Street Sumner IA 50674 319-269-4195............. Fax: 563-578-0212 Landscaping U

United Way of Winneshiek County Todd Muhlbauer PO Box 165 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3637 Service Organization

Robert Usgaard 816 5th Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0938 Individual

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Becky Idstrom P.O. Box 379 523 W. Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9681............. Fax: 563-382-8828 800-979-3346 Museum See ad page 20

Vick’s Heating, Plumbing & Ventilating, Inc. James B. Grinna 1785 State Highway 9 East Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4168 Contractors-Plumbing HVAC

Viking - Realtors

John Kerndt 308 College Drive Suite 2 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8453 800-728-8453 Real Estate

Viking State Bank & Trust Ron Stoskopf P.O. Box 429 321 W Water St Decorah IA 52101 563-387-0191 Financial Institutions-Banks See ad page 5

Voltmer, Inc.

Usgaard & Smith

Dave/Connie Busta 302 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4864 Lawn Mower Sales & Service

Mike Voltmer 1732 Old Stage Rd. PO Box 200 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9214 Contractors-Electrical


Valley View Getaway


Steve Langland 1277 380th Street Decorah IA 52101 563-492-5734 Cell: 563-379-2000 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds


Vanberia International Gifts LLC

Jo Berg-Iverson 421 West Water Street #105 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4445 Bakery See ad page 1

Jack Thompson P.O. Box 229 217 West Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-4892............. Fax: 563-382-4057 800-628-5877 Retail-Gifts See ad page 9

Vennehjem - Decorah’s Premier Lifestyle Community Betsy Busch 1102 Nordic Drive Decorah IA 52101 563 382-6521 Retirement Communities See ad page 22

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Gift Shop Ken Koop P. O. Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9682 800-979-3346 Retail-Specialty

John Berns 1798 Old Stage Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8737 Retail-Discount

Waving Grains Bakery

Weis Buick GMC

Jeff Weis 131 College Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8474............. Fax: 563-382-9227 Automotive-Sales & Service

Wellington Place

Debra Vondersitt 2479 River Road Decorah IA 52101 563-382-9691 Assisted Living Facility

West Side Dental

Dr. Jon R. Hart 108 5th Ave Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3657 Dentist

What’s New? Antique Store Craig Newhouse 2291 350th St. Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5766 Antiques & Collectibles

Wicks Construction, Inc.

Brad Wicks P.O. Box 428 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2325 Construction-Concrete Contractors

Wilbur & Eunice Stoen Wilbur Stoen 604 Shady Lane Drive Decorah IA 52101 563-382-0101 Individual

Willowglen Nursery

Lindsay Lee 3512 Lost Mile Road Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5570 Nurseries, Garden Center, & Landscaping

Wiltgen Construction, Inc.

Chad Wiltgen PO Box 817 113 East Main Street Calmar IA 52132 563-562-3301............. Fax: 563-562-3050 800-365-3301 Construction-Materials

Winneshiek Medical Center

Daniel J. Werner 901 Montgomery Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2911 Medical Center See ad page Outside Back Cover

Winneshiek Mutual Insurance Association Phil Norton 703 Short St. Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2936 800-649-7784 Insurance See ad page 3

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery LLC Kenny Barnes 1966 337th Street Decorah IA 52101 563-735-5433 Winery

Woodharbor Cabinetry Solutions

Marla Klocke 702 Decorah Avee Decorah IA 52101 563-382-3105............ Fax: 563-382-3105 Kitchen Appliances & Design

Winneshiek Chiropractic Center Dr. Jeff Suhr 712 E. Broadway Suite C Decorah IA 52101 563-382-6100 Chiropractors

Winneshiek Co-op

Doug VanSloten PO Box 402 824 East Water Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8927 888-382-9686 Agri-Business

Winneshiek County Agricultural Association

Edna Schrandt PO Box 201 Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2019 Attractions

Winneshiek County Extension -ISU Brenda Ranum 911 S Mill Decorah IA 52101 563-382-2949 Service Organization

Winneshiek County Farm Bureau Mike Wold 214 Winnebago Street Decorah IA 52101 563-382-8713 Insurance

Winneshiek County Historical Society

Ferneva Brimacomb PO Box 63 Decorah IA 52101-0063 563-382-4166 Service Organization


Categorical Listing Agri-Business

Austin’s Mohair 507-886-6731

Miller Law Firm 563-382-4226

Putnam Law Office

Farm Credit Services of America

Boat Sales & Service

Upper Iowa Marine


563-382-9387 See ad page 13


Farm Service Agency 563-382-8777

Flying Rutabaga Works 563-735-5613

Lang’s Dairy Equipment 563-382-8722

Nelson Dairy Consultants 563-382-5166

Rock Spring Farm 563-735-5613

Thornton’s Feed & Grain, Inc.

Seed Savers Heritage Farm

563-382-5990 Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization with a mission of saving America’s diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations. There are gardens, trails and a Visitors Center with gifts, seeds, gardening books, and so much more! See ad page 13

Winneshiek County Agricultural Association


Carquest Auto Parts 563-382-8488

Antiques & Collectibles

What’s New? Antique Store 563-735-5766


Apartments and Apartment Rentals


Decorah Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc. 563-382-3619


The Shaw Group 563-382-1178

Don’s Sales & Service 563-382-2968

Olsgard Auto Sales & Service 563-382-CARS(2360)


Weis Buick GMC 563-382-8474

K.L. Design LLC 563-532-5200

Midwest Drafting & Design 641-220-2626

Art Center


Waving Grains Bakery 563-382-4445 See ad page 1



Prairie Patterns by Dawn D-C 563-382-5181

Beauty Salons

Eclips Salon & Day Spa 563-382-4941 See ad page 3


563-382-8060 See ad page 2 Assisted Living Facility

Barthell Eastern Star Home 563-382-8787

Exclusively Yours Salon and Massage 563-387-0855

The Hairitage 563-382-4730

Wellington Place 563-382-9691



Lynch Law Office 563-382-2218

Meyer, Lorentzen & Nelson 563-382-3647


Pinnacle Financial 888-271-2088


563-387-0825 Computer Sales & Service

Bright Spot Car Wash #1 (behind Kwik Star) 563-382-8302

Marco, Inc.

563-382-3800 Construction-Concrete Contractors

Cellular Service

Wicks Construction, Inc. 563-382-2325

Construction-General Contractors

US Cellular

Berg Cabinets and Construction



Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Hacker Nelson & Co., P.C. 563-382-3637

Beverage Distributors

American Bottling 563-382-3927


Chamber of Commerce

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce 563-382-3990



Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Klocke Contractors Tom Massman Construction, Inc. 563-382-5712 Since 1979 Encouraging “Best Practice” methods with a whole home/building approach.

Champion Chiropractic Life Center, Inc. 563-382-1085

Wiltgen Construction, Inc. 563-562-3301

GMG Software Consulting, Inc 563-382-0037


Family Chiropractic Clinic Cheryl Flatin, D.C. 563-382-2400

Magnuson Consulting 563-382-8995




Consulting-Nonprofit Management

Community Renaissance Group 563-382-1829


Personally Organized 563-382-6047

Contractors- Grading

JB Holland Construction, Inc. 563-382-2901


Decorah Electric, Inc. 563-382-9473

Perry Novak Electric Inc. 563-382-2179

Voltmer, Inc.


Tom’s Painting 563-382-1874

Contractors-Plumbing HVAC

Casper Plumbing & Heating 563-382-0642 See ad page 3

County Wide Plumbing & Htg. MRACEK Plumbing, Heating & Electric, LLC 563-382-3038

Vick’s Heating, Plumbing & Ventilating, Inc. 563-382-4168

Contractors-Roofing Consulting - Energy




St. Benedict’s Catholic Church 563-382-9631 See ad page 21

Stone Ridge Community Church 563-382-4825

City Government



Cornerstone Creative


Winneshiek Chiropractic Center

City Hall


563-382-2407 Consultants-Accounting

Chiropractic Offices of Dr. Kelly Reagan

Consulting-Life Coach

Rising Sun Life Coaching


Consultant-Computer Software & Service



Premium Beverage

563-382-9360 See ad page 5, 11


Child Development & Day Care

Pepsi - Cola


Erdman Engineering, P.C.

Dave Finholt Construction, Inc.


Hagen & Kallevang P.C.


563-382-5511 See ad page 2

Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay & Fretheim


Collection Agencies Cable Television

Smock’s Barber Shop Artist

Decorah Clinic Physicians Mayo Health System


Sunflower Child Care and Preschool Barber


Spahn & Rose Lumber





Pro Cellular Wireless Communication

Decorah Auto Center, Inc.


Nelson Consulting

Clinic-Physicians & Surgeons

Building Materials

Napa Auto Parts

Automotive-Sales & Service

Jessen Woods ApartmentsT&L Properties


Car Wash


Winneshiek Co-op

563-382-3140 See ad page 21

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company




Gundersen Lutheran - Decorah Clinic




The Family Care Clinic

Allen Roofing & Construction Inc 563-539-4135

Hahn Roofing 563-382-1850

Consulting-Business & Management

Maple Ridge Consulting 507-458-5437

Michelle J. Bloom New Horizons Entrepreneur Center 563-382-6187 See ad page 5

Lifetime Gutter & More LLC

563-382-1738 We are a family owned business; licensed, insured & member BBB. We offer dependable products for residential & commercial exteriors. As a certified roofing contractor we feature Malarkey shingles, 032 aluminum seamless gutters, OH doors & much MORE! See ad page 3

Decorah Bank & Trust Company

563-382-9661 Go beyond traditional to exceptional at this locally-owned and managed community bank. Enjoy gourmet coffee, warm baked cookies in addition to help from experienced professionals Experience the difference at Decorah Bank & Trust See ad page 10

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Copying Service


563-382-3837 See ad page 5

Families First Counseling

Randall Olson, DDS 563-382-4302

563-387-0191 See ad page 5


Financial Institutions-Credit Unions

Marine Credit Union

Dining Service


DJ Service

Strike Force Entertainment 563-382-8055


Golf Course

Ellingson Financial and Insurance Services 563-382-4008

Oneota Golf & Country Club 563-382-4407

Silvercrest Golf & Country Club 563-382-5296


Greeting Cards

Send Out Cards



Anytime Fitness 563-382-2323

Employee Benefits

Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. 563-382-9611

Fareway Stores, Inc. 563-382-3346


Rejuvenation Studio

Kwik Star

Oneota Community Co-op 563-382-4666 See ad page 2

563-382-2119 See ad page 5

Equipment Rental

Decorah Rental Inc.


Financial Institutions-Banks

Bank of the West 563-382-2991 See ad page 7

Kratz, David Langland, Walter 563-492-3864 563-382-5160

563-568-3130 563-382-5592

Woodharbor Cabinetry Solutions

Mikkelsen, Clark L. Pavlovec, Janelle 563-382-8858 563-382-4504



Pinter Landscaping & Tree Service 563-547-2248

Turf & Landscape Inc. 319-269-4195

Lawn Mower Sales & Service

Rick & Judy Torgerson 563-387-1001

Usgaard & Smith 563-382-4864


Thompson, Gerald & Elaine 563-382-4356

Wilbur & Eunice Stoen


Decorah Public Library 563-382-3717

Liquor Store

JD’s (House of Wine & Spirits) 563-382-8300 See ad page 20


Superior Wood Floors 563-382-1111 See ad page 22

Home Inspectors

Tri-State Home Inspections 563-380-2515

The Country Garden 563-382-1148

Decorah Greenhouse 563-382-3691

Horse Riding

McLain Farms Trailriding, Inc. 563-419-8318

House & Building Washing


Fjelstul Funeral Home 563-382-5210 See ad page 5

Schluter-Balik Funeral Home


Chase the Adventure Licensed Hunt & Gun Club 563-532-9821

A&J Petersburg Agency 563-382-3627

American Family Insurance

SparkleWash of the Tri-State Valley Funeral Home



Jim’s Appliance JW Kitchens

Linnevold, Willard


Mr. Carpet

Edward Jones Investments

Kitchen Appliances & Design


Miracle Ear

Florist Explosives




Olson Explosives Inc.

Houlihan, Bob & Arlene

Usgaard, Robert

Hearing Aids

Employment Agencies & Services Flooring Products





Manpower, Inc.


Rodman, Lyle & Mary


Curves - Brodericks, Inc

Alpine Communications

Christensen, Keith

563-382-4326 Grocery Store

Fitness Center


Rambo, Carole

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Drive Repair

Internet Products & Services

Peterson, Francis & Marilyn

Send Out Cards


Driveway Specialist, LLC

Faith Prigge Interior Design



Plan One Financial

563-382-2936 See ad page 3

Jim’s Appliance JW Kitchens

563-382-8900 See ad page 11

Ameriprise Financial, Inc David Olson & Associates



Christen, Elliott & Bev

Decorah Mobile Glass

Winneshiek County Farm Bureau

Bridges, Collyn 563-382-3776



Interior Decorators & Design

Bill & Donna Rae Ibanez



Sodexo - Luther Dining

563- 382-5845 563-382-2539

Hovden Oil, Inc. - Main Office

Paul Hudson State Farm Agency

Winneshiek Mutual Insurance Association

Askelson, Les Aulwes, Jerry & JoAnn

Nordic Express


Financial Planning

West Side Dental



Viking State Bank & Trust


Casey’s General Store

Northeast Security Bank

Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health, Inc.


Gas Station-Convenience Store

Bob’s Standard

563-382-4284 See ad page 20

Dental Associates of Decorah, P.C.






Amundson, Rich & Barbara Aschim, Karl & Sylvia

Gas Station-Service Station

563-382-2228 See ad page 19 Counseling

563-382-4497 See ad page 9


Fidelity Bank


Garbage Collectors

Malcom Enterprises



Roger’s Lock & Key 563-382-3374

Lodging-Bed & Breakfast

BW Insurance Agency

B&B on Broadway



J & W Insurance Service

Bear Creek Inn



Midwest Group Benefits, Inc.

Calmar Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast



Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Canoe Creek Lodge


563-382-1380 See ad page 22

Norwegian Mutual Ins.

Cedar Dreams Inn

563-382-9695 See ad page 4


Dee Dee’s Bed and Breakfast 563-382-2778


DUG ROAD INN 563-382-9355

Hilltree Bed & Breakfast Suite 563-382-3989

Leytze’s Corner Bed & Bath 563-382-5856 See ad page 1

Our Tara Inn

563-568-2665 Lodging-Cabins & Campgrounds

Highland General Store & Campground and Bear Creek Cabins 563-546-7722

Hutchinson Family Farm Campground and B & B 563-382-3054

The Natural Gait /Ion Exchange, Inc. 563-535-7314

Spillville Locker 563-562-3557

Dr. Michael Barba 563-382-2525

Media Production



Winneshiek Medical Center

563-382-2911 See ad page Outside Back Cover Monument Sales

Decorah Memorial Company 563-382-2294

Motor Coach Transportation

Hawkeye Stages, Inc.


Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum


Valley View Getaway

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum 563-382-9681 See ad page 20

Lodging-Campgrounds News, Media, Publishing

Bluff Country Newspaper Group 507-498-3868

Bluffs Inn Hotel & Resort 563-382-8600

Country Inn of Decorah

563-382-9646 See ad page Inside Front Cover

Heartland Inn 563-382-2269

Hotel Winneshiek

563-382-4164 See ad page 16–17

Mabel House Hotel 507-493-5768


Decorah Newspapers 563-382-4221

Inspire(d) Media, L.L.C. 563-387-6290

Nurseries, Garden Center, & Landscaping


Willowglen Nursery 563-735-5570

Nursing Home

Aase Haugen Homes 563-382-3603

Barthell Eastern Star Home 563-382-8787

Office Equipment

Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Inc.

Ikon Office Solutions

Rockwell Collins

Mason City Business Systems

563-382-9636 563-382-9606

Massage Therapy

563-380-6008 563-562-3574

Healing Hands Reflexology & Healing Touch 563-737-2681

Meat Processing

563-382-5318 x3441 Optometrists

Drs. Meehan & Schwartz Family Eye Care 563-382-4279 See ad page 8

Gundersen Lutheran Eye Clinic 563-382-2639

Lynch BBQ Company 563-382-4420


Canoe Ridge Kennels Inc. 563-382-0400

Real Estate

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

A Perfect House Realty - Robin Hines 563-387-7474

Donlon HealthMart Pharmacy 563-382-2626 See ad page 10

Medicap Pharmacy 563-382-8765 See ad page 9

Photography Services

Cotecolor Photography 563-568-2253




Oneota Physical Therapy 563-382-1289

563-382-WINE (9463) See ad page 3 563-382-4614 563-382-9819

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Company T Bocks Sports Bar & Grill 563-382-5970

Decorah/Iowa Realty 563-382-8290 See ad page 4

Friest And Associates Realtors 563-382-3227 See ad page 3


Amundson’s Clothing 563-382-5761 See ad page 15


Harman Realty 563-382-2020

Rockweiler Appliance & TV

Kelly Real Estate Company


563-382-8406 563-382-8453

Retail-Arts, Fine Arts

Agora Arts

563-382-8786 Recreation

Decorah Park & Rec 563-382-4158

Physical Therapy



Barbara Massman, Realtors


Peterson Photography


Subway Restaurant

A&J Petersburg Agency- Deanna Stevenson

Viking - Realtors

Fostergraphs, Inc.

Pizza Ranch

Stone Hearth Inn

A&J Petersburg Agency


Retail-Book Dealer

Once Upon A Time Book Shop 563-382-8103 See ad page 20



Northeast Iowa Fly Fishing 563-419-2555

Team Rehab

563-382-4770 See ad page 2 Police Department

Police Department - City Of Decorah 563-382-3667

Printers, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics

Anundsen Publishing Company 563-382-4295

Johnson Printing 507-288-7788

River & Trail Outfitters Inc. 563-382-6552

Restaurants and Eating Establishments

Albert’s Restaurant & Pub


Promotional Products

American Solutions for Business 563-382-0512



800-455-5600 4742 Holts Prairie Rd., P.O. Box 306 Pinckeyville IL 62271 Radio Station

KDEC 1240 & FM 100.5 563-382-4251 See ad page 19

Bridal Productions 563-382-6404 See ad page 3

Retail-Consignment & Resale

Depot Outlet Inc.


563-382-2700 See ad page 4

D&R’s Old World Inn

Goodwill Industries of NE Iowa, Inc.



Don Jose’s

563-382-6052 See ad page 19

Family Table Restaurant

Kolor Graphics, Inc.

Storey Kenworthy

Day Spring Spa 563-382-0799 See ad page 19


Henzler’s Garden Shop

Acument Global Technologies 563-382-4216

Upstart Crow Theatreworks






Porter House Museum

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

New Minowa Players

563-382-3958 563-387-0300

563-382-5083 Performing Arts

Pet Boarding & Grooming

The Roundhouse Retreat


The Oaks Steak House

A Perfect House Realty

Medical Center

563-735-5916 See ad page 2


KVIK 104.7

River City Paving


Pulpit Rock Campground

Nob Hill Supper Club



River’s Bluff Getaway


KQYB Mid-West Family Broadcasting


Kyrl Creative

Pine Creek Cabins & Campground 563-546-7912



Retail-Department Store

J C Penney



Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor


Java John’s

Bargain Outlet


563-382-5690 See ad page 13

La Rana Bistro 563-382-3067

Mabe’s Pizza 563-382-4297

Magpie CoffeeHouse 563-387-0593 See ad page 5

McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita & Twin Springs Bakery 563-382-4723 See ad page 2




563-382-8737 Retail-Electronics

Mister Groovys 563-517-0109

Sims TV & Electronics 563-382-2355

Retail-Farm Supplies

Norby’s Farm Fleet 563-382-8748


Aspen Alley Interiors 563-382-5279

Happiness Is 563-382-5724

Marilyn’s Hallmark 563-382-2101


Blue Heron Knittery

Decorah Chick Hatchery

Great Strides of NE Iowa


Pine Needles Quilt Shop

Master’s Touch

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Gift Shop 563-382-9682

Retail-Sports Apparel


563-382-4892 See ad page 9


Ace Hardware & Rental 563-382-3538

Retail-Home Furnishings

6 Day Discount Furniture Inc. 563-382-6367

Decorah Furniture Company 563-382-5910

DJS Amish Haven, LLC 563-382-4199

Gossling Woodworking

The Sport Shop Inc. 563-382-2634

Retail-Women’s Clothing


Latham Furniture Marketplace 563-382-6535

Slumberland Furniture 563-387-4500


Hammel Jewelers 563-382-8440

KD Rae Jewelry and Creative Window 563-382-0301

Silpada Designs – Independent Representative 563-562-4064

Ace Kitchen Place 563-382-3544



Helping Services for Northeast Iowa 563-387-1720x105

Life Serve Blood Center 515-309-4857

March Of Dimes

Truck Sales & Service

Hawkeye Truck & Trailer Sales 563-382-8761

Truck Country of Decorah 563-382-6551



Alliant Energy



Northeast Iowa Community Action 563-382-8436

Oneota Housing II



Fancy Pants/Rien de nouveau

Opportunity Homes, Inc.



J. Tupy’s on Water Street

The Spectrum Network




Thunder Rode, Inc.



Maurices #629

United Way of Winneshiek County



Trendz Clothing

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission


Retirement Communities

Vennehjem - Decorah’s Premier Lifestyle Community 563 382-6521 See ad page 22

Decorah Community School District 563-382-4208 See ad page 10

Winneshiek County Extension -ISU 563-382-2949

Winneshiek County Historical Society 563-382-4166

North Winneshiek Community School

Alpine Transport Inc


Critters & Such Pet Care, PLC 563-382-1806 See ad page 5 563-382-3806

Water Treatment

Culligan Water Conditioning 563-547-4014

Web Services

Iroc Web Design Services 563-379-3444


Cary’s Machine & Welding Mississippi Welders Supply 563-382-8981


Well Services & Supplies Signs

LetterWerks Sign City, LLC

Shawver Well Company Inc. 563-568-4797

563-387-0330 See ad page 21

563-735-5411 See ad page 21 563-562-3263

563-382-0953x18 See ad page 20

563-382-3780 Shipping

Luther College

563-387-2000 See ad page 15

Black Hills Energy

Decorah Veterinary Clinic


Schools, Colleges, and Education

Northeast Iowa Community College

Retail-Kitchen Accessories


Sundance Travel, Inc.



Jane’s Consulting of Amish Furniture



Ridgeway’s Country Star, LLC Vanberia International Gifts LLC

Travel Agencies

Littlewolf Trails

Decorah Rotary Club

Marilyn’s Hallmark



563-517-1059 See ad page 11

563-382-4646 See ad page 2


Decorah Lions Club

Winery Tanning

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery LLC 563-735-5433

Paradise Sun

563-382-8267(TANS) See ad page 13

St. Benedict School

Tax Preparation Services


H & R Block Retail-Music

Kephart’s Music Center 563-382-3684

Screen Printing


K & H Custom Apparel



Iowa Telecom Communications Retail-Outdoor Recreation

Service Organization

Decorah Bicycles

Alzheimer’s Association



Oneota Outfitters

American Red Cross Tri County Unit



563-539-2122 See ad page 13 Theaters

563-382-4309 Retail-Shoes

Bergstrom Shoes 563-382-9829


Consumer Credit Counseling Services of N.E. Iowa

Fridley Theatres 563-382-4898


Decorah Elks Lodge 563-382-4318

Tire Dealer, Repair & Service

Decorah Tire Service 563-382-3687 See ad page 20


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