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October 21, 2014
Looking back
This photo of the dedication of the Aase Haugen Home June 30, 1915, is one of the many mementos shared with Decorah Newspapers by 91-year-old Lester Engen. In Tuesday's Public Opinion, Engen looks back on his life as a farmer and growing up on the nearby "Aase Haugen farm," which supplied beef, milk, beef and pork for use at the home. (Submitted photo)



  • No. 3 Warriors control destiny; can earn district title with win Friday
    It was another Friday night and another win for the Class 1A No. 3 South Winn football team (8-0, 5-0) as the Warriors defeated Clayton Ridge (3-5, 1-4) 66-14 Friday night at home. 
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  • Viking playoff hopes depend on win Friday night at No. 2 West Delaware
    There isn’t a bigger night than this Friday. 
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  • Trojans preparing for playoffs; defeat CVC 68-7
    Everything was firing on all cylinders Friday night for the Turkey Valley football team (7-1, 5-1) as the Trojans defeated Cedar Valley Christian (1-7, 0-6) 68-7 Friday night in Cedar Rapids. 
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  • Norse fall in shootout to BV 48-41
    It was an offensive shootout in Storm Lake Saturday as the Luther football team (4-2, 1-2 IIAC) and Buena Vista University (4-2, 3-0 IIAC) combined for 1,073 yards of total offense and 89 points. 
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  • Volleyball teams excel at tnmts.
    It was a busy day on the courts as area volleyball teams traveled to compete in their conference tournaments. 
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  • Big week for Decorah Swim Club
    The pool will be rocking at the Luther Natatorium tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 21. 
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  • Reicks earns gold for TV; R. Izer the runner-up; TV boys, SW girls silver
    For the first time in nine years, the Upper Iowa Conference crowned a new varsity boys champion at the UIC cross country meet Thursday night at Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian. 
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  • The Decorah sophomore football team (2-6) used a strong running game to get back on winning track with a 21-12 victory over Charles City Thursday night in Decorah.  
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  • The Decorah freshmen football team moved to 7-1 with a 48-20 win over Charles City Friday night. 
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  • Charles City offense too strong for Vikings
    Needing to get a stop with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Decorah defense couldn't come up with the big tackle, with Charles City quarterback Levi Blaine running to the end zone to put up the security touchdown. 
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  • The Class 1A No. 3 South Winn football team (8-0, 4-0) suffered a few set-backs Friday night but still cruised to a 66-14 victory over Clayton Ridge (3-5, 1-4) in Calmar. 
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  • The Turkey Valley football team (7-1, 5-1) made it look easy Friday night, going on the road to defeat Cedar Valley Christian (1-7, 0-6) 68-7. 
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  • Viking harriers race to the top in rain, cold at NEIC meet
    Decorah cross country runners compete best under adverse conditions. 
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  • Vikings fall in four sets to WSR
    In the final regular season conference game of the year, the Decorah volleyball team (11-15, 4-2 NEIC) picked up a dramatic win in the first set, then dropped the last three, falling to Waverly-Shell Rock (27-17, 5-1 NEIC) 1-3 at home. 
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  • Trojans take care of W.C.
    It was a great way to end the regular season Tuesday night as the Class 1A No. 9 Turkey Valley volleyball team (20-8, 4-1 UIC) defeated West Central (2-21, 1-6 UIC) 3-0 on the road.  
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