Some of the Winneshiek County residents who graduated from Luther College last Sunday included from left, front row: Danielle Uhlenhake, Lawler; and Marlon Henriquez, Lauren Nelson and Chloe Meyer of Decorah; middle row: Leah Broderick, Lindsey Bohr, both of Decorah; third row: Allison Kephart, Sarah Brandt, Elly Arend, Aaron Kvale, Martin Stalberger, John Werner, Eli Kosterboer, all of Decorah; and back row, Paul Vanney, Decorah. (Decorah Newspapers photo by Rick Fromm)
The Decorah City Council’s utility committee is recommending the
elimination of a 5 percent discount for on-time utility payments, in
addition to rate increases for water and sewer service.
The seventh annual Winneshiek Firemen’s Bull Bash is tonight, Friday, May 29, at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds.
Kick off the summer family-style at Phelps Park Wednesday, June 3, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Oneota Historic Future Alliance with cooperation of the Winneshiek
County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Driftless Art Collective will
continue their East Side School art and artifact display at the Decorah
Visitor’s Center at 507 West Water Street in Decorah.
The Winneshiek County 4-H rabbit and poultry exhibitors are hosting a
fundraising supper Saturday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Danan
Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah.
Winneshiek County Conservation is offering a hands-on workshop to create some unique yard art.
Until recent years, suicide has been considered by many to be an
unspoken, “taboo” subject, but research has been clear suicide is
preventable if communities are willing to confront the issue, according
to officials at Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health (NEIBH) in Decorah.
Decorah school officials have notified students and parents a Decorah
Middle School seventh grader who was involved in a “tragic event” at the
Middle School died Tuesday night at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
Chris Norton defied the odds Sunday when he walked across the stage to
collect his diploma during the Luther College commencement ceremony
while the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Major enhancement work to protect and improve Lake Meyer is scheduled to begin this week.
Although she’s lost some battles, she feels like she has won the war.
Joan Mau, 65, Decorah, died after the car she was driving was involved in a crash with a semi Sunday morning in Fayette County, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
Let's get straight to the confessions.
The Decorah and South Winneshiek boys golf teams have qualified for the state tournament.
Led by senior Amanda Taylor, the Decorah girls track and field team finished a solid second at the state meet in Des Moines Saturday.
Decorah has been seeded No. 2 and will take on LeMars in the semifinal
round of the Class 1A boys team tennis tournament Tuesday, June 2, in
Second place is the best finish the Decorah girls have experienced. The
last time the Vikings placed second was in 1986 – in Class 2A. With
hopes of surpassing that goal, the Decorah girls’ track team stepped
onto the Drake Stadium blue oval and showed the state what it is made of
– notching its best team finish yet in Class 3A.
There were some exciting finishes and Turkey Valley athletes at last weekend’s State Track Meet in Des Moines.
For the second year in a row, Decorah topped Dubuque Wahlert to win the
substate title and advance to the Class 1A state tournament.
Fourteen South Winn entries appeared last weekend at Drake Stadium in Des Moines for the State Track and Field Meet.
Despite being shut out of the points race, the Decorah boys track team
competed well in its pair of field events and trio of relays.
After missing a trip to the state tournament last year by just one
heartbreaking stroke, the Decorah boys golf team is headed back to the
The Decorah girls soccer team lost a 4-1 match to highly regarded
Waverly last Friday, but bounced back to wallop West Delaware 6-1
Through the years, Turkey Valley senior Tom Reicks showed steady
improvement, averaging 57 strokes over nine holes as a freshman,
averaged 52 as a sophomore, and 47 as a junior. As a senior, the golfer
continued to practice and lowered his average to 41.
Junior Logan Schweinefus fired a great round of 70 to earn medalist
honors and help the South Winneshiek Warriors win the Class 2A district
title Friday at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike.
Although the final score may not reflect it, the Decorah girls tennis
team lost a close, hard-fought battle with rival Waverly-Shell Rock,
0-5, in the Class 3A regional finals Saturday at Luther College.
Tuesday’s regional golf meet started with a two-hour rain delay for the
Decorah girls golf team and ended with the Vikings finishing third, five
strokes from qualifying for state. The regional was at the Waverly
Golf and Country Club.
Luther College junior catcher Carli Radil and senior outfielder Hiliary
Pennington were named to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association
(NFCA) Division III All-American softball team.
Luther College assistant women’s basketball coach David Foley has been
selected to participate in the second annual United States Marine Corps
2015 WBCA Coaches Leadership Workshop in Quantico, Va.
It was seven-times nice for the Viking six Monday afternoon as the
Decorah boys golf team claimed the Northeast Iowa Conference title for
the seventh year in a row.
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