“My Mother always said I was one of the first babies born at the old hospital,” says Phyllis Leseth from the heart of her historic home on Rural Avenue in Decorah. Speaking with her, it is apparent that this charming woman has more stories than one can imagine. At 92, Phyllis speaks eloquently about her experiences being among the first group of women to attend Luther College (class of ’39) and of being one of the first females to work on the Luther Newspaper & News Bureau.
The Driftless is full of great people, places, and things that inspire us to visit and play and do more great stuff ourselves! This collection of stories really gets to the heart of what makes the Driftless Region so special.
The late sunsets, colorful flowers, and green leaves are intoxicating – you just can’t help but feel happy in the presence of summer! For me, this constant beckoning to be outside means tromping around in the woods and exploring area trails. I am excited to keep surveying the region’s greatness and continue the trail series featured in Inspire(d) last spring, summer, and fall.
By Lauren KrausPrinted in the May 2008 edition of Inspire(d) Spring is here and you should be too! The squeals of kids playing ice hockey…