The Decorah Nespapers
July 22, 2017
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  • Mother Nature's fury
    The Decorah Fire Department drone captured this photo of a freestall dairy barn owned by Schmitt Dairy of rural Fort Atkinson which collapsed during a storm Wednesday afternoon.
  • The Biggest Little Fair in Iowa
    This week's Decorah Journal includes extensive coverage of the Biggest Little Fair in Iowa.
  • Pee Wee Dairy
    Lily Holthaus, 8, participated in the Pee Wee Dairy Show at the Winneshiek County Fair. She is the daughter of Molly and Ryan, of West Union. (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond).
    
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News

  • William Mack, 30, Calmar, was charged with felony burglary and domestic abuse assault after a Thursday incident at about 8 p.m. in Calmar.
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  • Ossian makes final plans for RAGBRAI
    Plans continue to unfold for the RAGBRAI 2017 stop in Ossian, Friday, July 28.
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  • Farm Estate Sale - 1987 195th St.
    Farm Estate Sale. 1987 195th St. (Just off Middle Calmar Road, 7 Miles South of Decorah) Friday, July 21 • 4-7 pm and Saturday, July 22 • 9 am-4 pm Furniture, primitives, tools, garden items, trunks, raw materials, household items, and much more. Make an offer! Cash only. Pickers Welcome!
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  • Replacement and rehabilitation of culverts under North Winn Road is starting this week as part of the reconstruction of the road built in the 1960s.
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  • Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to severe weather Wednesday, July 19.
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  • Alliant Energy is asking local electrical customers to be patient as crews work to restore power in Winneshiek County following a storm Wednesday evening.
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  • Federal indictments have been issued against two Ossian residents following several search warrants which were carried out last month.
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  • Mother Nature's fury
    The Decorah Fire Department drone captured this photo of a freestall dairy barn owned by Schmitt Dairy of rural Fort Atkinson which collapsed during a storm Wednesday afternoon.
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  • The Biggest Little Fair in Iowa
    This week's Decorah Journal includes extensive coverage of the Biggest Little Fair in Iowa.
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  • A number of Decorah streets will be closed Friday, July 28, to accommodate RAGBRAI’s stop in Decorah.
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  • Local youths selected to serve on State 4-H Council
    Local youth Hanna Schmitt and Hope Dohlman were selected to serve on the Iowa State 4-H Council, at the 2017 State 4-H Conference and Animal Science ROUNDUP held on the ISU campus in Ames. Nearly 750 youth delegates along with 4-H staff and volunteers attended the conference. Pictured are Schmitt, left and Dohlman. (Submitted photo)
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  • Pee Wee Dairy
    Lily Holthaus, 8, participated in the Pee Wee Dairy Show at the Winneshiek County Fair. She is the daughter of Molly and Ryan, of West Union. (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond).
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  • Luther College has pledged $15,000 to Decorah Power, a local citizens group, towards a feasibility study of a Municipal Electric Utility (MEU) for Decorah.
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  • Fire Department drone already paying off
    New technology is saving the Decorah Fire Department (DFD) precious time during search and rescue calls.
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  • Open Carriage and Driving Show

    Thomas Hendrickson (left) and his Norwegian Fjord horse, Borge, were one of the entries in the Open Carriage and Driving Show at the Winneshiek County Fair.

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Sports

  • Vikings shut out Comets, on to district finals
    Three runs were enough for the Decorah baseball team (22-8) overcome its six errors in Friday’s district semifinal to continue its pursuit of a State Tournament bid.
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  • Trojans tangled with Hawks, fall 9-8
       What a ballgame!
       There’s no other way to describe Turkey Valley’s district semifinal baseball game versus Kee held Thursday in New Albin.
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  • Chickasaws stop Warriors’ run
       The Warriors season came to an end in the class 2A district final against Class 2A top-ranked New Hampton, 9-2.
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  •    Four members of the Decorah softball team were named to the All-Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) list last week.
       Lauryn Eggert, Katie Nimrod, and Hailey Nierling are all second-time honorees, while Ambria Pipho makes her inaugural appearance.
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  • Vikings finish second in NEIC
    A pair of wins over Charles City (6-12 NEIC, 10-19 overall) on Friday earned the Decorah baseball team (12-4 NEIC, 18-7 overall) second place in the NEIC behind New Hampton – knotching its best league finish for the Vikings since the 2014 season.
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  • Wins cap off Warriors’ regular season

    The South Winn baseball team (19-13 overall) concluded the 2017 regular season with three games in three days last week, collecting a pair of wins over quality opponents.

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  • The Turkey Valley baseball team (10-18 overall) had one last hurrah as they visited Gladbrook-Reinbeck (13-8) on Thursday against a good young pitcher.
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  • The quest for a baseball championship will begin across the state tonight.
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  • Warriors survive Cougars; fall to Beckman Catholic
    Hitting is contagious.
    The South Winn softball team (17-15) proved that as they rang up nine runs in one inning Wednesday night in the second round of regional action versus the Sumner-Fred Cougars (16-14) in Calmar.
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  • Lady Vikes collect seven hits
    On Thursday, the Decorah softball team (9-18) entered the Class 4A Region 4 quarterfinal on the road in Farley versus the Western Dubuque Bobcats (22-15) looking to win their first postseason game since 2012.
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  • Viking teamwork tops W-SR
       Sitting at 10th in the Class 3A rankings, the Decorah baseball team added a couple notches to the win column Friday over Waverly-Shell Rock before falling to UIC champs Clayton Ridge-Central on Monday.
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  • Trojans produce hits, fall to WarEagles
       Wrapping up conference action in a makeup contest Friday, the Turkey Valley (7-7 UIC, 9-17) baseball team welcomed Clayton Ridge-Central (14-2 UIC, 19-9) to Jackson Junction, falling in a pair of close contests.
       Monday, the Trojans visited the Riceville Wildcats and came away victorious, 11-4.
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  • Lady Vikes close out regular season on the road
       It was a two-day affair to close out the 2017 regular season for the Decorah softball team (5-13 NEIC, 9-18 overall) on the road at NEIC leader Charles City (16-2 NEIC, 30-6 overall).
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  • Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity to hold annual golf outing August 3
       Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will sponsor the Fourth Annual Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Oneota Golf and Country Club. The 18-hole event will raise funds to build the organization’s next home, to be located in Ridgeway.
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