Winneshiek Medical Center will celebrate its centennial next year with three community events.

At Wednesday's meeting of the WMC Board of Trustees, Chief Administrative Officer Gretchen Dahlen told the Board in honor of the Medical Center's 100th year of operation, the public will be invited to three community events.

The first is an Honor the Founders luncheon at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Sunday, Jan. 19; a grand community picnic on the Medical Center grounds Thursday, May 1, and a gala event, Saturday, Nov. 1, at a location to be determined in the near future.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Public Opinion.