Cresco, Iowa, is an old, picturesque, Northeast Iowa town known for, among other things, being the home of Norman Borlaug, the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner. It was also the home of the world’s first flight attendant, Ellen Church. One cannot overlook the fact that Cresco is also home to five admirals and the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Crestwood Senior High, Junior High, and Elementary Schools have an excellent educational program, along with many great extra-curricular activities. Find out more about Cresco’s businesses, calendar of events, churches, education, history, and recreation.


Located in the Northeast corner of Iowa, Howard County is bordered by the Minnesota border and only an hour away from the Mississippi River. Howard County is home to Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and First Airline Stewardess, Ellen Church.