The Decorah Nespapers
October 16, 2018
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  • St. Benedict Parish in Decorah invites the public to an open house for its new $3.5 million renovation project
  • Sunday snowfall may be earliest in Decorah history
    Sunday’s snowfall is unofficially the earliest recorded in Decorah’s weather history, according to Decorah Meteorologist Richard Bernatz.
  • The Spectrum Kitchen opening soon
    When I started at The Spectrum Network in late 2015, I was eager to lead this organization and to support top-notch service to people with disabilities.
    
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News

  • As the busy harvest season continues, the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) encourages all farmers to take time to care for themselves
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  • St. Benedict Parish in Decorah invites the public to an open house for its new $3.5 million renovation project
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  • Four Winneshiek County residents are being honored by Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) for their outstanding career achievements and exemplary service to their communities.
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  • A workshop on home maintenance and weatherization techniques will be presented in the Upper Explorerland conference room, 325 Washington St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.
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  • Sunday snowfall may be earliest in Decorah history
    Sunday’s snowfall is unofficially the earliest recorded in Decorah’s weather history, according to Decorah Meteorologist Richard Bernatz.
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  • The Spectrum Kitchen opening soon
    When I started at The Spectrum Network in late 2015, I was eager to lead this organization and to support top-notch service to people with disabilities.
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  • NMP’s ‘Genie in the Sand’ opens Thursday night
    New Minowa Players will present their children’s show, “Genie in the Sand,” Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the New Minowa Players Theatre.
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  • The Winneshiek County Treasurer’s Office is closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and all day Wednesday, Oct. 17, to attend a statewide meeting for all state and county driver’s license issuance employees.
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  • They say life is a journey but when the journey takes an unexpected turn along the way, the road can get very bumpy.

    For Perry Sievert of Calmar, the last three years have been a rough road. Sievert was diagnosed in the fall of 2015 with cancer. He fought hard and won.
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  • The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers who are excited to share their knowledge about Decorah and the surrounding area with visitors.
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  • Luther College Sustainability presents Land Care Outreach
    Luther College sustainability invites the Decorah community to a series of hikes and walks in the natural areas of the Luther campus. The excursions, part of Luther's new Land Care Outreach program, are open to the public with no charge for admission.
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  • Luther College will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields.

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  • The Decorah Elks Charitable Foundation is holding its Fall Fling for Children featuring Avey/Grouws Duo and The Guilty Kilts Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Elks Lodge. Advance tickets can be purchased at KDEC, KVIK, or at the Oneota Community Coop for $10 or $12 at the door.
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  • Winneshiek County will be closing County Road B33 near the intersection of County Road V64 for culvert work Monday, Oct. 15.
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  • A member of the Luther College community notified campus Safety and Security of a video recording device found in a unisex restroom on the second floor of the Dahl Centennial Union Wednesday afternoon, according to Decorah Police.
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Sports

  • Offense scores touchdowns; however, Friday night, the Decorah football team (6-2, 4-0) was firing on all cylinders as the defense and special teams got in on the scoring action against Waterloo East (0-8, 0-4). The 48-0 victory puts the Vikings is in the driver’s seat in the district with one game standing between the title and postseason versus the end of the 2018 campaign.
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  • Warriors sweep up the titles; Blazek reigns above all
    Meters separated the Warrior cross country teams from winning the title or finishing runner-up at the Upper Iowa Conference meet Thursday night in West Union. 
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  • Trojans in good district position
    Although the final score was overwhelming, it wasn’t until the final quarter that the Turkey Valley football team (7-1, 5-1) was able to put things away at Easton Valley (4-4, 3-3) Friday night, 60-34.
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  • Going for gold; Vikings win seven events
    The Decorah girls swim and dive had one goal Saturday — to three-peat as the champions of the North Central Girls Swimming Conference in Grinnell. 
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  • Warriors fall on hard times
    It was a rough night on the court as the South Winn volleyball team (11-18, 5-3 UIC) fell to West Central (11-16, 6-2 UIC) 1-3 Thursday night on the road. Set scores were 23-25, 20-25, 25-18 and 17-25.
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  • Norse thwart Buena Vista at home
    Luther claimed its first America Conference Rivers victory in Carlson Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Norse defeated the Beavers of Buena Vista University 41-26. The win was also the first career victory for Head Coach Caleb Padilla.
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  • Another SW gridiron heartbreaker
    For the second week in a row, the South Winn football team (4-4, 3-2) lost a heartbreaker by a single point. The Warriors took the long drive to Central Springs and returned home with a disappointing 30-29 final score.
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  • Vikes fifth at NEIC tourney
    Playing consistently, the Decorah volleyball team (6-26, 1-5 NEIC) found a way to finish fifth at the Northeast Iowa Conference meet, hosted by the Vikings Saturday.
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  • The state qualifying meets for all cross country teams across the state will take place tonight, Thursday, Oct. 18.


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  • SW spikers impound Bulldogs
    With the battle brewing for third place in the Upper Iowa Conference and the South Winn volleyball team (11-17, 5-2 UIC) took one step closer to securing the spot by defeating MFL MarMac (14-9, 4-3 UIC), 3-0, in Calmar Tuesday night.
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  • Splashing along the trail, Viking harriers sweep NEIC titles
    There were plenty of rain showers but no rainbow in the sky as the Decorah cross country teams found gold, sweeping all four cross country titles at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet in Waverly Tuesday night.
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  • Vikes sink Waterloo, Iowa City in finale
    The regular season came to a close for the Decorah girls swim and dive team with victories over Waterloo and Iowa City City High in Waterloo Tuesday night. In the triangular, the Viking varsity defeated Waterloo 129-56 and edged out City High 94-92.
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  • Second half dooms freshman gridders
    The Decorah freshman football team (4-3) started strong; however, in the second half it struggled to get offensive production, falling to West Delaware, 40-10, at home Friday.
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  • Netters struggle against No. 7 Hawks
    The Decorah volleyball team (4-22, 1-5 NEIC) wasn’t cut any slack by NEIC champion and Class 4A No. 7 Waverly-Shell Rock (33-8, 6-0 NEIC) Tuesday night at home, falling 3-0. 
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  • Wayne Kreitzer of Cresco is the winner in week four of the pigskin picks football contest.


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