December 7, 2018– Vicki Kurk, stained glass artist, talked about her business and showed examples of her work. She started her studio, Clover Hill Farm, in 2005. She uses both the copper foil and lead cane techniques. She begins a project with a drawing she created. She does custom work and has work on display/sale in two galleries in the area.
New member, Dan Small, MD, welcomed into membership.
December 14, 2018 — Dan McGonnigle, editor of the Caledonia Argus, reported that the paper is now owned by Adams Publishing Co. The Argus is a share owner with Decorah and Waukon papers of a printing business. With the Adams ownership, the display ads are now designed in India. Local newspapers have less control over their business than they had in the past. This is true of all small town papers.
December 22, 2018 — Highland Voices, a women’s choir in Caledonia, sang Christmas songs.
Decembetr 28, 2018 — Charlie Reed spoke about is effort to bring a meat market back to Caledonia His goal is to open early this spring. He may sell locally grown meats as well as buying primal cuts. He is also planning to do “value added” products.