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July 03, 2015
Going home to serve
Reverend Donald Hawes (left) and Monsignor Cletus Hawes at St. Aloysius Church in Calmar. After years of service to the residents of Winneshiek County, the brothers will head home to Allamakee County later this month to serve as sacramental priests. To read more about their history, see Thursday's Decorah Journal. (Photo by Lissa Blake)



  • Decorah Girls Basketball and TNT5 Basketball Development will be holding a skills academy July 13-16 at the Decorah High School. 
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  • Postseason brackets for Class 1A and 2A for the baseball tournaments were released recently.

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  • Monteith blasts homer in Vikes win over SW
    The Decorah softball team raised their record to 9-13 after traveling to South Winn Tuesday and returning with a 3-0 win. 
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  • Lady Warriors finish over .500 in UIC
    Rain moving into Northeast Iowa hindered the Lady Warrior softball team (17-11, 10-8 UIC) Monday at North Fayette Valley, as South Winn lost game one by a slim 1-0 margin and halted game two in a 2-1 defeat. 
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  • Turkey Valley trumps Eagles at home, Huskies
    The Lady Trojan softball team (11-12, 6-7 UIC) earned a big win Monday at home over Clayton Ridge in between raindrops, 10-7. with game two suspended in the second inning. 
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  • Adult Beginner Swimming Lessons will be offered at the Decorah Municipal Pool July 20-30, Monday through Thursday only, from 6:30 to 7 pm. 
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  • Vikes split with Indians on the road
    The Decorah baseball team earned a split Tuesday night at Waukon, moving to 7-7 in the Northeast Iowa Conference and 13-10 overall. 
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  • Rain halts Warriors UIC action
    The Warrior baseball team (22-6, 9-2 UIC) has moved up in the Class 2A rankings to fifth as of June 28, but fell to third in the UIC standings. 
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  • Buchheit twirls for SW wins
    The Lady Warrior softball team (17-9, 10-6 UIC) continued its winning ways last week over Central and two more at Saturday’s tournament in Dunkerton. 
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  • Trojans continue to put ball in play
    The Turkey Valley baseball team (3-17, 0-8 UIC) has continue to put the ball in play, but the opponents they have faced have not faltered and have made the routine plays as the postseason continues to get closer. 
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  • Lady Vikes sweep Waukon; fourth in home tourney
    It was a week of highs and lows for the Decorah softball team (7-13, 4-9 NEIC) with a sweep over Waukon, dropping a pair to Waverly-Shell Rock and finishing fourth at its own tournament. 
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  • Trojans shut out Wildcats
    The Lady Trojan softball team (9-12, 5-7 UIC) had some stiff competition last week, facing UIC forerunner Kee High at home, blanking Riceville and tough field of competitors at the Decorah softball tournament. 
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  • Decorah dominates Huskies; falls to Cadets
    Two different Decorah baseball teams showed up this week as the Vikings (12-9, 6-6 NEIC) played a tough one in Crestwood Wednesday but bounced back to dominate against Oelwein Friday. 
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  • UIC split for Warriors; Champs at Waukon Tourney
    The Warrior baseball team (22-5, 9-1 UIC) welcomed the challenge, but would have greatly preferred a slightly different outcome last week, splitting a conference twin bill with Clayton Ridge/Central at home. 
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  • Rommes leads all classes with 12 home runs
    Moving up to be ranked seventh in Class 2A, the South Winn baseball team (19-4, 8-0 UIC) claimed four more wins so far this week and sits on a nine-game win streak. 
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