The Decorah Nespapers
November 14, 2019
  • ‘Drift Less. Give More.’ Holiday Campaign launches Monday
    ‘Drift Less. Give More.’ Holiday Campaign launches Monday
    Northeast Iowa shoppers could save big this holiday season when they "drift less and give more," in Decorah.
  • A reception for all veterans and auxiliary members was held in the Turkey Valley high school media center Friday, prior to the annual Turkey Valley Veteran Appreciation Ceremony in the high school gym.
    
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News

  • Winneshiek County Development has been working with area business, local providers and education leaders for the past year, gearing up to launch a child care needs assessment survey and to create an action plan that will address local needs head on.
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  • Construction and interior design plans for Decorah’s new Hy-Vee grocery store are being finalized, Hy-Vee Director of Public Relations Christina Gayman told Decorah Newspapers Tuesday.
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  • Two Decorah FFA members awarded American FFA degree
    The National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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  • Thrivent Financial representatives, members and their friends and family are joining together to strengthen the community Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Brewery in Decorah.
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  • ‘Drift Less. Give More.’ Holiday Campaign launches Monday
    Northeast Iowa shoppers could save big this holiday season when they "drift less and give more," in Decorah.
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  • Exciting news
    Sunday, December 1, will mark a significant milestone for Decorah Newspapers, and we’re extremely excited about the major transition that is about to take place.
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  • The Decorah City Council’s community betterment committee is recommending a revised flag policy that will be brought to the full Council at a meeting in the near future, according to committee chair Johanna Bergan.
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  • The Decorah City Council’s second reading of an ordinance that would prohibit roosters in the city will be held during the Council’s Monday, Nov. 18, meeting, which starts at 5:45 p.m.
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  • DHS Robotics Club will host robotics competition Nov. 23
    The Decorah High School Robotics Club will once again host its home robotics competition Saturday, Nov. 23, in the high school gym.
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  • Winneshiek County Community Foundation joins nationwide celebration to recognize the local impact of community foundations
    The Winneshiek County Community Foundation will join in celebrating Community Foundation Week, a nationwide event, Nov. 12-18, to recognize the increasingly important role community foundations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.
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  • Decorah Chapter of AAUW sponsoring lecture, "At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers in the Urban Sphere," Nov. 18, at public library
    The Decorah Area Chapter of the American Association of University Women will be sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Kelly Sharp, assistant professor of Africana Studies and History at Luther College, entitled "At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers of the Urban Sphere," Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Decorah Public Library's Community Meeting Room.
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  • Tickets are available for New Minowa Players’ upcoming production, “Grand Tally.”

    Tickets can be purchased at the Oneota Community Co-op in Decorah or online at newminowaplayers.org. Ticket cost is $10 for adult and $5 for children age 12 and younger. “Grand Tally” will be performed at New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah, Nov. 21-24.
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  • Missing in Action
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  • A reception for all veterans and auxiliary members was held in the Turkey Valley high school media center Friday, prior to the annual Turkey Valley Veteran Appreciation Ceremony in the high school gym.
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  • A Decorah School Board member and a Fort Atkinson City Council member were elected by write-in votes Tuesday during the combined city and school elections, according to Winneshiek County Auditor Ben Steines.
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Sports

  • With one week of the Pigskin Picks remaining, week nine must have been a doozy with the fewest missed contests being five.
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  • The Luther baseball program will be hosting a three-week hitting camp at the Luther indoor facility on campus. 
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  • Rolling into the semifinals and history books
    Passing, rushing, interceptions, fumble recoveries — the Turkey Valley football team showed it was the real deal with a balanced attack outscoring HLV 64-14 in the 8-Man quarterfinals Friday in Jackson Junction. The victory improved the No. 2 Trojans’ record to 11-0 while punching a ticket to the school’s first state semifinal appearance.
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  • One final swim; Decorah girls cap year at state

    Seven events from Decorah High School garnered a total of 30 points at the state swim meet Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, in Marshalltown.

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  • Decorah places 11 athletes on all-district list; 20 all-academic

    Eleven members of the Decorah football team were recognized by being named all-district in Class 3A, District 3. Eight of them are first-time honorees.

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  • Vikings earn all-NEIC honors

    Three members of the Decorah volleyball team received all-Northeast Iowa Conference honors earlier this week.

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  • Check presented to WCCOL
    The South Winn volleyball team presented Winneshiek County Celebration of Life (WCCOL) with a check for $1515 on Friday, Nov.1. 
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  • As the Pigskin Picks enters its’ final weeks, Craig Anderson of Decorah won for the second time this season, missing three contests and correctly guessing the 60-point tie-breaker. Both MFL MarMac and Buena Vista scored 60 points last week.
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  • Hardware for Winneshiek County harrier trio
       Athletes from all over Iowa traveled to Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge with the same dream Saturday — winning a state cross country title, including harriers from Winneshiek County.
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  • Seven swimming events headed to state
    The Decorah swim team will have representatives in seven events this weekend at the state meet in Marshalltown after qualifying Saturday, Nov. 2, at the regional meet at Linn-Mar.
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  • Trojans get revenge on Rockford, keeps season alive
    A year ago, the Trojans were knocked out of the postseason by Rockford in the closing 15 seconds of the game. Facing off with the Warriors again Friday night, the Turkey Valley football team wasn’t about to see the same fate in the first round and they left no doubt who was the better team.
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  • No. 4 Bulldogs obstruct Warrior offensive attack

    The South Winn football team concluded its 2019 playoff bid Friday, Nov. 1, falling to MFL MarMac 60-24 on the road in the Class A first round. 

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  • Annual turkey shoot in Nov. 12

    The 37th Annual Decorah Park-Rec Turkey Shoot is Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Decorah High School main gym. 


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  • Regionals this week
    The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team will compete at the regional meet Saturday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. at Linn-Mar High School. This meet will help determine who qualifies for state. The regional diving meet was Thursday, Oct. 31, at Linn-Mar.
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  • Howard Bernatz takes this week’s crown in the pigskin picks football contest.

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