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July 24, 2014

 
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
  • Northeast Iowa Community College is evaluating its programs and processes to ensure a quality education for its students.  
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  • Former WMC CAO Dahlen to lead South Dakota organization
    Gretchen Dahlen, former chief administrative officer (CAO) at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC), has been appointed interim president/chief executive officer of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO).  
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  • A raffle to benefit the Nordic Dancers is offering one Norwegian sweater, a one-of-a-kind carving by famed woodcarver Harley Refsal; and one handcrafted piece of Nordic jewelry by Norma Refsal. 
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  • This year’s Nordic Fest will provide an opportunity for the Decorah Community to reconnect with Ernest Peterson, the original Pokey Pete. 
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  • New WCCVB Director Charlene Corson Selbee believes in 'sustainable tourism'
    There are many things to consider when marketing Decorah to tourists.
     
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  • Ben Gardner named director of Oneota Film Festival
    Ben Gardner, a Decorah native, has been selected director of the Oneota Film Festival (OFF). The announcement was made by Nancy Sojka, president of the festival’s board of directors. 
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  • The Decorah School Board approved a number of new hires at its meeting Monday evening.  
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  • April and Judd Larson, Jennaya Robison and Andrew Last, all of Decorah, will join the Weston Noble Alumni Choir in Decorah for its eighth reunion. The choir, representing Luther classes from 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in two public concerts. 
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  • The story is fascinating. The music is enchanting. The young people are amazing. 

    All these components are present in the 2014 Young People’s Production of The Burnt Part Boys. 
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  • Dragonfly Books hosting local author, Rebecca Hahn, July 26
    Dragonfly Books in Decorah is hosting ane event featuring local author Rebecca Hahn and her new book A Creature of Moonlight. 

    Hahn will be signing copies of her new book at Dragonfly Books Saturday, July 26, at 12:30 - 2 p.m. 
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  • Award-winning Norwegian films to be spotlighted at Nordic Fest
    ONEOTA Film Festival and Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in special arrangement with the Norwegian Film Institute will present recent Norwegian films beginning with the award-winning documentary North of the Sun (Nordfor Sola). It will play at 3 p.m., Fri.day July 25, at the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at 523 W. Water Street across from Vesterheim Museum in downtown Decorah. 
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  •  WMC introduces Patient Online Services
    Winneshiek Medical Center is unveiling a new service to patients… online.  
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  • The Ossian Crown Club and the city of Ossian’s first evening glow run/walk/dance is Friday, July 18. 
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  • Distinguished service recognized
    Recipients of the 2014 Winneshiek County Agricultural Association’s Distinguished Service Awards were announced at opening ceremonies of the Winneshiek County Fair Tuesday. From left: Arlin Hanson; Janice Hotvedt (accepting for her late husband, Spencer); Marsha Carlson and Dave Broghamer (accepting for their late parents, Marcy and Marie Broghamer. (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond) 
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  • The Nordic Fest Board has announced the grand marshal and flag recipient for the 48th annual Fest.  
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