The Decorah Nespapers
August 19, 2019
  • Spillville man donates to Riverside Park stage
    By the time the last band had played its closing song at the first annual Turkey River Music Festival in Spillville’s Riverside Park last summer, festival organizers already knew they wanted to build a permanent stage there – not only for future festivals, but for public events of all kinds.
  • Decorah UU hosting free community coffeehouse at Lingonberry Tuesday, Aug. 20
    Decorah UU, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, is sponsoring a free community coffeehouse at the Lingonberry, 218 W. Water Street, Decorah, Tuesday, Aug. 20, starting at 7 p.m.
  • New teachers
    New teachers in the Decorah Community School District this year are, from left (seated): Marcy Klein (third grade), Denise Cook (fourth grade), Kirsten Burrett (third grade), Joyce Richert (Kindergarten), Alissa Dahl (CLE SpEd), Paige Hageman (HS Math), Kelly Farley (MS Generalist); (standing): Mackynzi Brandt (MS SpEd), John Dunt (HS SpEd), Cara Smith (HS Spanish), Andy Carlson (HS Social Studies and SpEd), Pamela Dambek (MS ELA), Janet Falck (Transitional Kindergarten). Missing: Heath Kelley (MS Science), Krista Smith (first grade). (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond)
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  • Warriors see season end at Principal Park

    A tremendous postseason run came to an end at Principal Park in Des Moines for the South Winn baseball team in the Class 1A state quarterfinals. 

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  • Three local softball players were named all-district by the Iowa Girls Athletic Coaches Association.

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  • Viking quartet earns NEIC nods

    Four members of the Decorah baseball team were recognized by the Northeast Iowa Conference as being named all-NEIC.

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  • No. 1 Xavier bounce Vikings in district final 9-4
    A swing in momentum in the third inning was too much for the Decorah baseball team to overcome Monday night in the Class 3A District finals as the Vikings fell to No. 1 Xavier, 9-4, in Cedar Rapids.
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  • South Winn and Turkey Valley softball teams were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-league softball team, released recently.

    South Winn had four athletes while Turkey Valley had five recognized.

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  • Viking trio earn Academic All-State Tennis award
    Mara Frieden, Alli Groux and Josie Kleckner, senior members of the Decorah High School girls’ tennis team, have earned the Academic All-State Award from the Iowa Tennis Coaches Association following their senior year of tennis competition. 
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  • Ticket punched — SW tops No. 7 Saints for state berth
    Playing for a bid to the Class 1A state tournament, South Winneshiek (29-9) faced No. 7 Saint Ansgar (25-10) and it proved to be quite a game Tuesday night in Decorah. By a 7-1 margin, the Warriors punched their ticket to Principal Park for just the second time in school history. 
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  • Viking quartet earn All-NEIC nods

    Four Decorah softball players were recently selected to represent the Decorah softball team on the All-Northeast Iowa Conference list for 2019.

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  • Error-free ball gives Vikes shutout in district action
    In a complete team effort, the Decorah baseball team (16-16) shutout Center Point-Urbana (17-18) in the Class 3A District 5 semifinal Friday night, 3-0, at Cedar Rapids Xavier.
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  • SW wins battle for district crown
    For the second consecutive year, Wapsie Valley (27-12) and South Winneshiek (28-9) faced off in a Class 1A district baseball final Saturday night, with the local Red and Grey coming out on top, 12-6.
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  • The 28th annual Decorah Parks and Recreation Fair Fun Run was held on Saturday, July 13, with 98 people registering.
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  • Malone plays in All-Star game

    At the conclusion of the 2019 season Decorah’s Skyler Malone was one of 36 girls selected to compete in the East-West All-Star soccer Cup. 

    Representing the East squad, the former Viking stood in goal Saturday, July 13, at Drake Stadium. In a close match, the East fell 1-0.

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  • The Humane Society of NE Iowa (HSNEI) has its annual Putting for Paws, Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah. It will be a two-person best shot tournament.
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  • Norse technique wrestling clinic this weekend
    Luther College will be hosting a Funk and Fun technique wrestling clinic Sunday-Tuesday, July 28-30, at the Luther College Regent Center wrestling room in Decorah from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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  • Habitat for Humanity golf outing Aug. 1
    Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will sponsor the Sixth Annual Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament Thursday, Aug. 1, at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah. 
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