The Decorah Nespapers
April 21, 2018
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News

  • Rob Sand to hold meet-and-greet at Luther April 26
    Rob Sand, candidate for state auditor, is holding a meet-and-greet with Luther Students and members of the Decorah community Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m., in Olin Hall 101 on the Luther College campus.
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  • A fire at an old fertilizer plant in Ossian caused the evacuation of students from DeSales School and Childcare Center in Ossian Friday afternoon.
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  • City Hall receives anonymous gift of art
    City of Decorah employees received a welcome surprise when they arrived at work recently.
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  • CORRECTION #10 on the Citywide Garage Sale Map is at 508 Locust Street (not Locust Road). Saturday 7-1: like new books, men & women’s brand name clothing/shoes, kitchen and home décor and much much more. Most items in good to excellent condition.

    ADDITION: a portion of the listing for the garage sale at 501 Winneshiek Ave. was inadvertently left out of the paper. The full listing is: Corner of 501 Winneshiek Ave. & 2nd Street: Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: 3 party sale. Huge amount of restored antique picture frames & others. Furniture, housewares, ladies bike, garden stuff, kitchen cupboards, and jewelry.

     
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  • Due to weather and subsequent schedule changes, the Decorah Community School District's 6th grade operetta, “The Lion King Jr.,” will be performed the following dates and times:
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  • St. Ben students to compete at  NE Iowa Catholic Speech Contest
    St. Benedict School recently held its annual speech contest. Speech Coordinator Paula Jewell worked with the seventh and eighth grade students as they memorized a three-to-eight-minute monologue.
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  • St. Ben students advance to state History Day contest
    St. Benedict Students advancing to the state History Day contest April 30th in Des Moines, from left (front): Hailey Bower, Julia Philips, Amy Jensen, Jenna Hartz, Justin Berlage; (back): Alex Kane, Dylan Muhlbauer, Liz Clement, Jaden Weis, Chloe Dixon, and Ellen Rooney. (Submitted photo)
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  • ‘Stoked on Folk’ is Saturday, April 21, at Courtyard & Cellar
    Water Street Music was started in 2012 by two Luther students. Now in its sixth season, Water Street Music is excited to return to its roots: local talent and folk tunes.

    “Stoked on Folk” is Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., at The Courtyard & Cellar, and will feature three folk bands: Fruitmouse, Sopha Sisters and Dunning Strings, who will come together for a night of community and music. Tickets are $7 for students, and $12 general admission.
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  • The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary will award 2018 health career scholarships at their annual Spring Brunch Saturday, April 21.
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  • Emily Dirks performs Brudos Family Opera Prize Recital April 28
    Emily Dirks, Luther College senior from Monticello, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. As part of the award, Dirks will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
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  • Spring in Iowa
    A snowstorm Wednesday closed area schools and caused travel headaches throughout Northeast Iowa.
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  • Luther College and the Oneota Film Festival are hosting a screening of the documentary “Heroin(e)” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.
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  • Commission asks to fly Pride flags at festival
    A request to amend the city’s flag-display policy in conjunction with an upcoming event has prompted the Decorah City Council to schedule a review of the policy by the Council’s betterment committee.
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  • Black History reading group at NEIPJC April 24
    The Black History Reading Group will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (119 Winnebago Street).
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  • Dean Beckman observes milestone with 'The Lion King Jr.'
    Dean Beckman, Decorah Middle School music teacher, is celebrating his 30th 6th Grade Operetta in the Decorah Community School District.
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Sports

  • Thanks, seniors; Vikings earn Decorah relay title
    Sending off the senior members in style, the Decorah girls’ track team claimed the team title at the Decorah Relays Thursday, in what ended up to be the lone home meet of the season for the Vikings.
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  • Netters earn third shutout
    Decorah ventured to Oelwein and came home with yet a third shutout in net play Thursday, 9-0.
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  • Vike netters top Viroqua
    On the only spring day of 2018 northeast Iowa has seen, the Decorah boys’ tennis team hosted Viroqua (Wis.), claiming the dual win 7-2 Thursday.
    The Vikings swept the singles action while giving up two of three doubles matches.
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  • Tieskoetter, Schwartzhoff earn gold at NH
    Looking to fill the void in meets and gain some experience, the South Winn boys’ track team hit the oval at New Hampton Thursday.
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  • TV and SW trap shooters square off
    The Turkey Valley trap team hosted South Winn Thursday night.
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  • Trojans see action on oval; finish third
    Enduring a spring unlike what has been seen for years, the Turkey Valley boys and girls track teams finally found themselves on the oval at New Hampton Thursday.
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  • SW splits with TigerHawks
    Waiting nearly two weeks from when the season was to have begun, the South Winn boys and girls golf teams finally got on the course versus North Fayette Valley Thursday, earning a split.
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  • Vikes competitive at West Delaware
    With meet after meet cancelled due to inclement weather, Mother Nature finally relented and allowed the Decorah boys’ track team to compete at West Delaware on Thursday.
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  • TV linksters finally see action
    Nearly two weeks into the competition portion of the season, the Turkey Valley girls and boys golf teams finally found themselves on the course in a triangular between Waukon and Clayton Ridge in Guttenberg Thursday.
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  • Following a tough loss in the season opener, the Decorah girls’ soccer team (0-3) continued to battle stiff competition last week, as well as the weather, falling in a pair of contests.
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  • As many have said, “What a lovely winter we are having this spring.”
    That is not what area athletes and coaches are saying as the cancellations and postponements continue to accumulate — much like the snow that arrived in northeast Iowa again this weekend.
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  • With snow falling last week and in the forecast again for Northeast Iowa, the Decorah girls’ track team has been anxious to hit the track. The Vikings loaded up a small contingent of athletes and hit the road to compete in the Assumption Invitational at Augustana College Saturday.
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  • Sunny, yet cool conditions set the stage for six Decorah boys’ tennis team members who participated in the Dave Meyer Memorial Tennis Tournament hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington, Saturday. The starting time had been delayed two hours because of cold temperatures and even with the delay the temp at starting time was 28 degrees. 
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  • Finally.
    Having faced several postponed games the Decorah girls’ soccer team actually made it on the field at Dubuque Senior (1-1) Saturday, despite the cold and wind. However, it wasn’t the start to the season that the Lady Vikes wanted as they fell, 4-0.
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  • Viking core ready to blossom on soccer field in 2018
    Ruling the field this season will be a host of returning starters and a strong bench for the Decorah girls’ soccer team.
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