The Decorah Nespapers
August 16, 2017
  • Welcome to Viking nation
    The Decorah School District welcomes seven new teachers this year.
  • Grand Champion
    Luke Massman, of the South Winneshiek FFA Chapter at Calmar, shows his award earned for Grand Champion Derby Hog in the FFA Parade of Champions at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)
  • Local woman hopes her dog can bring comfort to others
    A local woman is hoping her family's dog can provide comfort to others.
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  • Get a first glimpse of area athletic teams this week.
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  • Ford resigns as girls’ soccer coach
    Decorah High School will once again search for a new head girls soccer coach after accepting Molly Ford’s resignation at Monday’s school board meeting.
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  • The 2017 Iowa Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll has been released and the Luther College women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third.
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  • Luther College Sports Performance is now taking registrations for the 2017 Fall Sports Performance Clinics. 
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  • The championship games for all classes of boys’ basketball will now be played on Friday.
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  • The boys’ state swim meet will be moving back to Iowa City after 13 years in Marshalltown according to a press release from the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) last week.
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  • Sky is the limit for Viking netters
    There are some big shoes to fill for the Decorah volleyball team since graduating seven seniors from last year’s squad. But that doesn’t phase third-year Head Coach Gina Holthaus.
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  • Speaker on athletes’ mental health at DHS
      Dr. Brian Brown will be addressing students, parents and coaches in the Decorah High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Staff at Decorah High School would like to invite any community members to listen to his address as it relates to mental conditioning for those involved in activities.
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  • The 15th annual United Way of Winneshiek County Golf Benefit will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Oneota Golf and Country Club, in Decorah.
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  • DEC swim club wraps up season
    The Decorah Swim Club (DEC) wrapped up their season with the Regional Championship meet (July 19-20) and Long Course State Championship (July 24-27) in Iowa City.
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  • Decorah and SW teams at Luther’s Team Wrestling Camp
    The Decorah and South Winn High School wrestling teams participated in the 2017 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah.
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  • Decorah Parks & Recreation and the Luther College Football team are hosting a Get-2-Gether Summer Celebration for adults with special needs from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Whalen Cabin in Phelps Park.
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  • There’s still time to register for the Ossian Fest 5K Fun Walk/Run.
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  • Area middle school students are invited to a party at the Decorah Municipal Pool from 8:45 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
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  • Hundreds take part in Elveløpet
    Decorah’s Kevin Roberts took the top spot in the Elveløpet 5K run with a time of 17:50.39 in race that featured 361 runners. Runner-up went the Tyler Vandelune, also of Decorah.
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