The Decorah Nespapers
November 17, 2018
  • Decorah eagles soar in new children’s book
    In 2011, the bald eagles of Decorah became an Internet sensation when researchers at the Raptor Research Project began live streaming footage from a webcam installed near their nest.
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  • Center Stage Series
    Praised for their "impeccable musicality and pure-voiced precision" by the Boston Globe, the nine-voice Lorelei Ensemble promises progressive and provocative programming at Luther College's Center Stage Series at 7:30 Saturday, Nov. 17.
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  • Heading to All-State
    Nineteen Decorah High School students will participate in the 2018 Iowa All-State Music Festival Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Pictured, above, from left (front): Sydney Landstrom, Lillian Grouws, Ruby Langholz, Ally Bouska, Finn Deen-Lester, Solomon Thompson, Nolan Jostand, Sarah Pedlar, Leila Johnson, Emma Rooney; (back): Annette Leschensky, Jackson Berlage, Christian Johnson, Peter Wilson, Cameron DeLong, Sam Wilson, Lily Smith, Isaac Fish, Noah Lovelace. (Submitted photo)
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  • Nordic Fest 2019 theme announced
    The theme for Nordic Fest 2019 has been announced: “If You Build It, They Vel-Kommen.”
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  • Luther College professor of philosophy Storm Bailey will facilitate a discussion surrounding the questions raised by author Jonathan Haidt’s Oct. 23 Farwell Distinguished Lecture.
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  • Vesterheim and Snøhetta begin plans for new museum vision
    Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, is extremely pleased to announce that it has accepted a proposal from the distinguished international architectural firm Snøhetta to develop a master plan and design vision for the museum’s facilities in Decorah.
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  • David Faldet to give Emma Big Bear talk Nov. 13
    Decorah Public Library will host a talk about Emma Big Bear presented by David Faldet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m.
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  • Join Vesterheim Museum for mystery and intrigue Nov. 10
    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.’”

    Vesterheim is offering a guided tour adventure Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., for fans of Kathleen Ernst’s Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series.
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  • Contra dancing is a social dance that is related to Western line dance, English country dance and French folk dance; it even has connections to Carribean folk dance.

    Warm up with the Western Home String Band, who will be playing lively traditional and contemporary tunes for their bi-monthly contra dance, Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 10:30, at the Lingonberry, 218 West Water Street in Decorah.
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  • Ellen Stekert to perform two concerts at  the Lingonberry this weekend
    Do you love to listen to songs that tell stories? Do you love to learn about the history of our country through its folk music?

    Join musician Ellen Stekert as she shares material collected through decades of travel. With guitar and voice Stekert will tell stories and sing songs that matter now as much as they did long ago.
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  • DHS's 'Hint' opens Nov. 8
    Decorah High School presents 2018 Variety Show, ‘Hint’; performances Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 and 10
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  • 'Grease' opens Thursday, Nov. 8
    South Winneshiek High School presents ‘Grease – School Version’ Thursday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 11. (Photos by Becky Walz)
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  • Luther Jazz Band performs Nov. 8
    The Luther College Music Department presents Luther’s Jazz Band in concert tonight (Thursday, Nov. 8) at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Faith and Life.
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  • The 61st annual Luther College Dorian Keyboard Festival will showcase the top performers of the festival in two recitals Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Middle School Students Honors Recital at 4:45 p.m. and the High School Student Honors Recital at 5:30 p.m.
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  • Luther College presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
    Luther College presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" a chaotic and comedic representation of what love can be. With fairies interfering in the lives of lovers, the play follows three separate story lines full of mischief, passion and confusion.
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