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September 29, 2020
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  • New Luther Regents named
    New Luther Regents named
    Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward is announcing Willie Davismckennie '84, Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier '90 and Dr. Mark V. Larson '78 will join the Luther College Board of Regents
  • DHS crowns homecoming royalty
    DHS crowns homecoming royalty

    Decorah High School Homecoming Week kicked-off with a coronation program at Viking Stadium Sunday night. 2020 DHS Homecoming Queen is Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer. 2020 DHS Homecoming King is Sawyer Bulman (at left), the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. Morgan was out-of-town for the Sunday night ceremony, and stepping in to accept her crown and bouquet was coronation program emcee Noah Breitenbach-Dirks (pictured at right, holding Morgan's picture).

  • Public input sought on Carlson Park development
    Public input sought on Carlson Park development

    Decorah Parks and Recreation will host two open house events Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, at Carlson Park on the south edge of Decorah. Times for the open house events are 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 2, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3.

    
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News

  • New data from the Iowa State Department of Health's COVID-19 reporting service indicates a total of 340 positive cases of COVID-19 and a total of six deaths related to the virus in Winneshiek County to date. The Sept. 29 report listed 249 cases as "recovered" in the county.
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  • A Decorah man was reportedly killed in a single-vehicle crash in Winneshiek County Sunday morning. According to the news release from the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at 11 a.m. near Ossian. Authorities said 52-year-old Alan Hageman, of Decorah, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder north on Middle Ossian Road when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and hit a field driveway.

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  • The Decorah High School Orchestra program will present the annual Harvest Moon concert Sunday, Oct. 4.

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  • The City of Decorah will begin curbside collection of leaves starting Thursday, Oct. 15.
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  • New Luther Regents named
    Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward is announcing Willie Davismckennie '84, Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier '90 and Dr. Mark V. Larson '78 will join the Luther College Board of Regents
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  • DHS crowns homecoming royalty

    Decorah High School Homecoming Week kicked-off with a coronation program at Viking Stadium Sunday night. 2020 DHS Homecoming Queen is Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer. 2020 DHS Homecoming King is Sawyer Bulman (at left), the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. Morgan was out-of-town for the Sunday night ceremony, and stepping in to accept her crown and bouquet was coronation program emcee Noah Breitenbach-Dirks (pictured at right, holding Morgan's picture).

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  • Decorah FFA shines at Soils Contest
    Four Decorah FFA members, including Grace Gerleman, Dalton Hemesath, Shayla Smith, and Alex Zweibohmer, competed in District FFA Soils Contest Sept. 24, at Hawkeye Community College.
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  • Decorah Rocks celebrates World Smile Day
    World Smile Day is Friday, Oct. 2, and Decorh Rocks is celebrating the occasion by placing more than 2,000 "smile rocks" (like these painted by Vickie Bruening) throughout Decorah and the surrounding area.
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  • Public input sought on Carlson Park development

    Decorah Parks and Recreation will host two open house events Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, at Carlson Park on the south edge of Decorah. Times for the open house events are 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 2, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3.

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  • DHS Homecoming court, class attendants named
    DHS Homecoming Court has been announced. Candidates include, front row, from left: Noah Lovelace, son of Lea and Mark Lovelace; Tyler Irwin, son of Stacey and Chris Irwin; Charlie Robinson, son of Amy and Jerry Robinson; Sawyer Bulman, son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman; Briggs Duwe, son of Shannon and Michele Duwe; and Brady Hogan, son of Dana and Ryan Hogan; and back row, from left: Ella Kittelson, daughter of Johanna and Ryan Kittelson; Isabel Ihde, daughter of Karin and Todd Ihde; Lydia Ihde, daughter of Michelle and Scott Ihde; Leila Johnson, daughter of Emily Young Johnson and Andy Johnson; and Emma Johnson, daughter of Carmen and Devin Johnson. (Missing from photo is Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer).
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  • The Decorah Board of Directors approved transitioning to on-site learning for all preschool through 12th grade students beginning Monday, Sept. 28. 
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  • Winneshiek County made the top five in a listing detailing some of the healthiest places in the United States in the 2020 rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report.
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  • 'Christmas at Luther' in virtual format Dec. 4
    The online premier of "Christmas at Luther 2020: For Everyone Born" in virtual format is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
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  • Luther College has announced plans to continue in-person instruction and residential living on campus for Fall Quarter 1.

     
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  • HyVee is open in Decorah
    HyVee has opened a new grocery store in Decorah. Store Director Codie Davis, at left, and District Store Director Jeremy Lowe are pictured prior to the store's opening Tuesday. The 28,000-square-foot store features a full selection of grocery items, a floral section with grab-and-go floral bouquets, a. HyVee Market Grille Express, an in-store Starbucks; an adjacent wine and spirits section; online grocery services; and more. 
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Sports

  • Top 10 showdown between Warrior squads
    In a face-off between the top teams of Class A District 4, the South Winn football team (5-0, 3-0) took down No. 4 Wapsie Valley (4-1, 2-1) on the road Friday night, 26-14.
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  • Decorah shuts down Comets, 49-0

    Both the Viking offense and defense was clicking Friday night as Class 3A No. 8 Decorah (5-0, 3-0) shut out Charles City (0-3, 0-2) on the road, 49-0.


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  • Vikings top bracket, SW third at Decorah tourney
    The Decorah volleyball team (11-5, 3-0 NEIC) capped off last week as the top finisher in the afternoon bracket of its own tournament Saturday, going 3-0. The annual tournament was broken into morning and afternoon sessions, with South Winn (2-17) competing in the morning, finishing third, going 1-2 for the day.
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  • Decorah finishes sixth at Cougar invite

    The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team placed sixth with 166 points at the Cougar Invite Saturday, Sept. 26, in Cedar Rapids.


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  • SW harriers near top of loaded field

    Competing against a field of loaded talent, the South Winn boys’ and girls’ showcased their own abilities at Anamosa Saturday.

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  • SW spikers lose a close one to Central

    The South Winn volleyball team (1-15, 0-3 UIC) suffered a loss in a close contest to Central Elkader (3-11, 1-1 UIC) on the road 3-1 Thursday night. 

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  • Trojan netters bring energy and focus to court
    After suffering its first conference loss early last week, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (6-4, 2-1) rebounded to win another UIC match and finished 2-2 at the Dunkerton tournament Saturday.
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  • Friday’s Trojan football game cancelled
    The Turkey Valley football team was to have played at Clarksville Friday night; however, the Indians have chosen to cancel the remainder of the varsity season. According to a message posted on the Clarksville Community School District Facebook page the decision was made due to low roster numbers, many starters were either freshmen or sophomores, concern for player safety and well-being.
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  • Dates previously set for the 2020 IHSAA and IGHSAU cross country postseason will be split at next month’s meets to accommodate competition and crowds with COVID-19 related precautions.
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  • Racing to victory; Decorah claims all four titles at Waukon Invite
    Under picture-perfect skies the Decorah and Turkey Valley cross country teams took to the course at the Waukon Invite Tuesday night. While Decorah swept all the team titles, the Trojan girls’ team fared will with a fourth-place team finish.
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  • Vikings smash New Hampton 3-1
    Sitting second in the Northeast Iowa Conference race, the Decorah volleyball team (7-5, 3-0 NEIC) defeated New Hampton (6-6, 1-2 NEIC) at home Tuesday night, 3-1. Set scores were 25-15, 11-25, 25-19 and 25-13.
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  • TV spikers stumble versus Blue Devils at home
    Unable to play consistent and efficient enough volleyball Tuesday night, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (3-2, 1-1 UIC) fell to West Central (4-2, 2-0 UIC), 3-1. Set scores were 21-25, 25-14, 20-25 and 9-25.
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  • Warriors take one set from CR
    The South Winn volleyball team (1-15, 0-2 UIC) had their home opener Tuesday night, taking on Clayton Ridge (6-3, 2-0 UIC) on Senior Night. 
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  • SW gridders walk Pirates off the plank, 55-0
    Celebrating Homecoming 2020, the South Winn football team (4-0, 2-0) shut out the Postville Pirates Friday night, exploding to a 55-0 win.
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  • TV offense executes for Homecoming win
    It was a back and forth contest between two evenly matched teams in Jackson Junction Friday night for the Trojans’ Homecoming. When the final buzzer rang out, Turkey Valley (2-2, 2-2) escaped with the 60-50 win over Northwood-Kensett (1-3, 1-3).
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