Howard County Living Out Loud!
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Welcome to Howard County!

Welcome to Howard County!

Howard County - Where Community Pride Was Invented!
Located along the Upper Iowa River in Northeast Iowa, less than an hour from the Mississippi River.

Visit the boyhood home and farm of Dr. Norman Borlaug and stop in at the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Canoe the Upper Iowa River, explore Lake Hendricks in Riceville and the Nature Center at Vernon Springs; miles of bike trails, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, off-road trails, hiking, visit the largest fitness center in the region (indoor pool, track and basketball court, hot tub, weights), dirt track racing, golf courses, excellent hunting and fishing areas. Every city has a summer festival and we celebrate Snowfest in January.

Howard County is home to Featherlite, Inc. as well as many innovative and unique businesses. Visit the largest flower and produce market in the region (Cedar Valley), the Amish and Mennonite greenhouses and shops, the first county-wide Farmers Market in the state of Iowa - EVERY city has a market, art galleries, bike shop, quilt shop and other specialty shops.

Contact our office to find out more about Howard County
101 2nd Ave SW, Cresco, Iowa 52136, 563.547.3434

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Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Banquet
Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Banquet
101 2nd Ave SW (Hall of Fame)
22005 115th St (Banquet)
Cresco, IA 52136
Contact: Dennis Meirick, President
Phone: 563.547.3434 (Hall of Fame)
563.547.2374 (Banquet)
The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in 1970 to honor native Iowans who have made major contributions to amateur wrestling as an athlete, coach, official or contributor. Inducted members are permanently displayed with picture and profile at the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce building in Cresco. Members of the Hall of fame selection committee are Chairperson Dave Harty, Clive; Don Gooder, Cresco; Dan Gable, Iowa City; Jim Gibbons, Perry; Chuck Yagla, Waterloo and Jim Miller, Waverly. Nominations from the wrestling community and fans in Iowa are welcomed by the committee. Nomination forms can be obtained from any of the committee members.

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