The Decorah Nespapers
December 10, 2016
    
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News

  • ROAD TRIP
    Three Decorah natives recently put the “fun” into fundraiser by taking a classic road trip along the Mississippi.
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  • Kevin Rockwell named clinic coordinator for Decorah Community Free Clinic
    Kevin Rockwell, R.N., recently was named the Decorah Community Free Clinic coordinator.
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  • Decorah Chorale ‘Home for Christmas’ concert Dec. 10
    The Decorah Chorale will present their 17th annual “Home for Christmas” benefit concert for the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Decorah Lutheran church.
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  • The inaugural meeting of the 100+ Men who Care: Driftless Chapter resulted in a $3,300 donation to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank Backpack program. The group met at Mabe’s and discussed three worthy causes in the area, ultimately selecting the Backpack Program.
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  • Decorah residents heed call to stand with water protectors
    They came on horseback, and they came by canoe.

    In cars and trucks, camper-trailers and buses, they came from all four directions, from all over the globe.

    In what many believe to be a manifestation of a “seventh generation” prophecy foretelling a time when “the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world,” indigenous people from many countries -- including members of more than 100 North American tribes -- have come together in a history-making gathering in three encampments on the banks of the Cannonball River in North Dakota.
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  • Seed Savers Winter on the Farm Saturday
    Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is hosting Winter on the Farm Saturday, Dec. 10.
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  • A Le Claire man died of injuries suffered in a Wednesday head on collision with a vehicle driven by a Decorah woman.
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  • Lower utilization is continuing to affect the bottom line at Winneshiek Medical Center.
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  • Changing of the WMC guard
    The makeup of the Winneshiek Medical Center Board of Trustees will change in 2017. 
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  • Agricultural lenders and suppliers, producers and policymakers grow nervous when commodity prices, input costs, farmland values and lease rates become volatile, according to Melissa O’Rourke, farm and agribusiness management specialist for Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach.
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  • The third and final reading to establish a 1-percent franchise fee on the city’s natural gas provider, Black Hills Energy, was approved by the Decorah City Council Monday night.
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  • Decorah High School hosts robotics challenge Saturday
    Decorah High School will host its first-ever First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition Saturday, Dec. 10 in the high school gym.
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  • Voters in the South Winneshiek School District have renewed the District’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).
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  • A record-breaking personal injury award in a Howard County case has been set aside after defense attorneys were recently granted a request for a new trial.
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  • It is National Flu Immunization Week, and Winneshiek County Public Health (WCPH) reminds the public it is not too late to get a flu shot.
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Sports

  • Staying perfect; Viking wrestling team sweeps Union, Caledonia
    The Decorah wrestling team continued its win streak Tuesday night, winning two matches in a triangular at home.
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  • Ice cold night for Vikings
    The Decorah girls basketball team (0-5, 0-1 NEIC) went ice cold Tuesday night in Cresco, scoring just seven points in the game while falling to Crestwood (4-0, 1-0 NEIC) 52-7.
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  • Step by step; Warriors showing improvement on the court
    Things are moving along for the South Winn girls basketball team (0-3, 0-2 UIC).
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  • Ready to make more Turkey Valley history
    Can they repeat?
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  • Warriors will be young in 2016-17
    Experience is limited this season for the South Winn boys basketball program.
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  • No. 2 Trojans show balance
    Defense was the story of the night Tuesday in Jackson Junction as the Class 1A No. 2 Turkey Valley girls basketball team (4-0, 3-0 UIC) defeated Starmont (2-2, 1-2 UIC) 66-19 in conference action.
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  • Things keep rolling for the South Winn wrestling team as the Warrior grapplers won three duals Tuesday night at Oelwein.
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  • Warriors slowed by NFV
    Three slow quarters doomed the South Winn boys basketball team (0-3, 0-2 UIC) Tuesday night in West Union as the Warriors fell to North Fayette Valley (1-3, 1-2 UIC) 60-45.
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  • Trojans stay perfect in UIC
    The Turkey Valley boys basketball team (3-1, 3-0 UIC) picked up a signature conference win Tuesday night at home, defeating Starmont (1-3, 1-2 UIC) 77-64.
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  • The Decorah boys bowling team continues to improve, producing its highest point total yet on the way to improving to 3-0 Tuesday night by defeating Oelwein.
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  • DHS grapplers take crown
    Decorah’s wrestling team came home as team champions Saturday at the Bob Murphy Invite, hosted by West Delaware.
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  • No. 2 Trojans overwhelm Vikes
    The Decorah girls basketball team (0-4, 0-0 NEIC) had its hands full Saturday, hosting Class 1A No. 2 Turkey Valley (3-0, 2-0 UIC).
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  • Vikings outrun Trojans
    It was a clash of two fast-break, quick ball moves teams Saturday in Decorah as the Turkey Valley boys basketball team (2-1, 2-0 UIC) faced the Vikings (1-1, 0-0 NEIC).
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  • Four members of the Luther College football team were named all-conference, one first-team selection and three second-team selections, as announced by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC).
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  • Rise to the occasion; veterans in charge for Warriors
    Veterans will fill the line-up for the South Winn wrestling team this winter.
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