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September 30, 2020
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  • Homecoming Royalty reigns at DHS
    Homecoming Royalty reigns at DHS
    Reigning over the 2020 DHS Homecoming activities at Decorah High School this week are Homecoming Queen Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer and Homecoming King Sawyer Bulman, the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. (Photo by Roz Weis)
  • 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).

    
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News

  • New data from the Iowa State Department of Health's COVID-19 reporting service indicates a total of 342 positive cases of COVID-19 and a total of eight deaths related to the virus in Winneshiek County to date. The Sept. 30 report listed 249 cases as "recovered" in the county.
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  • 'Rockin' 5K Mask-erade' set Oct. 31
    Decorah Rocks will host a "Rockin' 5K Mask-erade" Saturday, Oct. 31, benefiting Helping Services of Northeast Iowa and the Decorah Community Food Pantry.
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  • Winneshiek County Public Health is offering a drive-thru flu clinic Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to. 6 p.m.
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  • Decorah Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in “The Healthiest State Annual Walk” Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Decorah.


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  • Decorah Community School District (DCSD) Superintendent Mark Lane released an update of the school’s COVID-19 data Tuesday morning (Sept. 29). Current data indicates a total of 56 students isolating/quarantining.
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  • Community Building fund-raising efforts under way
    Fund-raising efforts are under way for a new Community Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. The new building will boast new kitchen facilities and will be used for banquets, weddings, trade-shows, meetings, fundraising events, exhibits and much more. Fair Board members John Schnitzler and Becky Winkler are pictured promoting the effort under the grandstand at an event recently. (Photo by Roz Weis)
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  • Homecoming Royalty reigns at DHS
    Reigning over the 2020 DHS Homecoming activities at Decorah High School this week are Homecoming Queen Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer and Homecoming King Sawyer Bulman, the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. (Photo by Roz Weis)
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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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Sports

  • Howard Bernatz is the champion for the second week of the pigskin picks football contest.


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  • 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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