The Decorah Nespapers
October 20, 2018
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  • 'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU
    In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community.
  • Jo Olson honors the 50-year legacy of Ruby’s Restaurant; and Mary Monroe retires after five decades on the job. Read their stories in Thursday’s Decorah Journal.
  • Luther hosting Rock the Commons Saturday
    Luther College welcomes musical groups Beautiful Mess, Early Eyes and headliner Leftmore to the annual Rock the Commons event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus.
    
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News

  • Abby Finkenauer, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s First District, will hold a meet and greet in rural Decorah Sunday.
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  • The Decorah Police Department is investigating the burglary of a construction trailer in the Downing Addition near Shagbark Lane and Aspen Lane Road.
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  • Luther College presents NEDA Walk Oct. 20
    Luther College invites the Decorah community to their first ever National Eating Disorder Association, Walk event.
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  • ‘Bend, Brew and Books’ Sunday, Nov. 4
    Decorah Public Library and Reefuel are teaming up to offer “Bend, Brew, and Books” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.
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  • Join Vesterheim Museum for mystery and intrigue
    Karla Brown, development events coordinator at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, invites the public to “join us for mystery and intrigue at the museum during a ‘Heritage of Darkness Tour.’”
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  • 'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU
    In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community.
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  • Decorah High School Class of 1968 holds reunion
    The Decorah High School Class of 1968 recently met for its 50th class reunion.
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  • Decorah family physician assisting federal health response to Hurricane Michael
    A family physician from Decorah, Dr. Kevin Locke, has deployed to assist the federal medical response to Hurricane Michael as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). Dr. Locke serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).
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  • West Music Decorah, in partnership with Elixir, will host a free guitar restring event to benefit Luther College Community Music School Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Jo Olson honors the 50-year legacy of Ruby’s Restaurant; and Mary Monroe retires after five decades on the job. Read their stories in Thursday’s Decorah Journal.
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  • Center Stage Series:
    Aquila Theatre brings Frankenstein back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
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  • Opening reception for Carl Homstad exhibit 'Panoramic' Oct. 19
    ArtHaus welcomes Decorah painter and muralist Carl Homstad and his exhibition, Paranomica, beginning Oct. 19.

    An opening reception is at 7 p.m. on the same date.
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  • Luther hosting Rock  the Commons Saturday
    Luther College welcomes musical groups Beautiful Mess, Early Eyes and headliner Leftmore to the annual Rock the Commons event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus.
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  • SPIN Theatre presents 'After Dark' Oct. 20
    Luther College's SPIN Theater presents their musical Theatre Cabaret "After Dark," as they explore what happens when the sun goes down.

    With doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Center for the Arts atrium. SPIN's production is open to the public with no charge for admission. SPIN Theatre Company will also be selling "Spooky" treats at their performance.
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  • Luther to screen Ken Burns' film 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science'
    Luther College will screen the Ken Burns' film "The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Olin 102, with introduction by Luther Regent Chris Gade, class of 1986 and chair of the Department of Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic, and Eric Olson, KSMQ TV president and CEO.
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Sports

  • Area teams set for state-qualifying Thursday

    The state qualifying meets for all cross country teams across the state will take place tonight, Thursday, Oct. 18.


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  • Schmitt slams 13 kills; Hoffert fires 12 aces

    The season remains alive for the South Winn volleyball team as the Warriors defeated Postville 3-0 Tuesday at home.


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  • Swim-a-thon complete
    Sixty-nine swimmers from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in Northeastern Swim Team’s annual Swim-a-thon recently.
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  • Missing just two games, Ron Taylor of Decorah is the winner in week five of the pigskin picks football contest.


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  • Offense scores touchdowns; however, Friday night, the Decorah football team (6-2, 4-0) was firing on all cylinders as the defense and special teams got in on the scoring action against Waterloo East (0-8, 0-4). The 48-0 victory puts the Vikings is in the driver’s seat in the district with one game standing between the title and postseason versus the end of the 2018 campaign.
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  • Warriors sweep up the titles; Blazek reigns above all
    Meters separated the Warrior cross country teams from winning the title or finishing runner-up at the Upper Iowa Conference meet Thursday night in West Union. 
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  • Trojans in good district position
    Although the final score was overwhelming, it wasn’t until the final quarter that the Turkey Valley football team (7-1, 5-1) was able to put things away at Easton Valley (4-4, 3-3) Friday night, 60-34.
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  • Going for gold; Vikings win seven events
    The Decorah girls swim and dive had one goal Saturday — to three-peat as the champions of the North Central Girls Swimming Conference in Grinnell. 
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  • Warriors fall on hard times
    It was a rough night on the court as the South Winn volleyball team (11-18, 5-3 UIC) fell to West Central (11-16, 6-2 UIC) 1-3 Thursday night on the road. Set scores were 23-25, 20-25, 25-18 and 17-25.
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  • Norse thwart Buena Vista at home
    Luther claimed its first America Conference Rivers victory in Carlson Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Norse defeated the Beavers of Buena Vista University 41-26. The win was also the first career victory for Head Coach Caleb Padilla.
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  • Another SW gridiron heartbreaker
    For the second week in a row, the South Winn football team (4-4, 3-2) lost a heartbreaker by a single point. The Warriors took the long drive to Central Springs and returned home with a disappointing 30-29 final score.
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  • Vikes fifth at NEIC tourney
    Playing consistently, the Decorah volleyball team (6-26, 1-5 NEIC) found a way to finish fifth at the Northeast Iowa Conference meet, hosted by the Vikings Saturday.
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  • The state qualifying meets for all cross country teams across the state will take place tonight, Thursday, Oct. 18.


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