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September 29, 2020
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Firemen respond
The Decorah Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle fire Wednesday morning on Highway 9 near the Decorah Municipal Airport. Traffic was rerouted for a time to allow firemen to get the blaze under control. (Decorah Newspapers photo by Roz Weis)
Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:41 AM
In response to directives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Presidents Council of the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C), Luther College’s intercollegiate athletic conference passed a resolution Monday to postpone football, women’s and men’s soccer and volleyball to spring 2021. The conference intends to move forward with fall competition in women’s and men’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s tennis. Schedules will be determined and announced at a later date.
  • Winneshiek County Public Health is offering a drive-thru flu clinic Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to. 6 p.m.
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  • Decorah Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in “The Healthiest State Annual Walk” Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Decorah.


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  • Decorah Community School District (DCSD) Superintendent Mark Lane released an update of the school’s COVID-19 data Tuesday morning (Sept. 29). Current data indicates a total of 56 students isolating/quarantining.
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  • Community Building fund-raising efforts under way
    Fund-raising efforts are under way for a new Community Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. The new building will boast new kitchen facilities and will be used for banquets, weddings, trade-shows, meetings, fundraising events, exhibits and much more. Fair Board members John Schnitzler and Becky Winkler are pictured promoting the effort under the grandstand at an event recently. (Photo by Roz Weis)
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  • Homecoming Royalty reigns at DHS
    Reigning over the 2020 DHS Homecoming activities at Decorah High School this week are Homecoming Queen Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer and Homecoming King Sawyer Bulman, the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. (Photo by Roz Weis)
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  • New data from the Iowa State Department of Health's COVID-19 reporting service indicates a total of 340 positive cases of COVID-19 and a total of six deaths related to the virus in Winneshiek County to date. The Sept. 29 report listed 249 cases as "recovered" in the county.
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  • A Decorah man was reportedly killed in a single-vehicle crash in Winneshiek County Sunday morning. According to the news release from the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at 11 a.m. near Ossian. Authorities said 52-year-old Alan Hageman, of Decorah, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder north on Middle Ossian Road when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and hit a field driveway.

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  • The Decorah High School Orchestra program will present the annual Harvest Moon concert Sunday, Oct. 4.

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  • The City of Decorah will begin curbside collection of leaves starting Thursday, Oct. 15.
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  • New Luther Regents named
    Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward is announcing Willie Davismckennie '84, Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier '90 and Dr. Mark V. Larson '78 will join the Luther College Board of Regents
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  • DHS crowns homecoming royalty

    Decorah High School Homecoming Week kicked-off with a coronation program at Viking Stadium Sunday night. 2020 DHS Homecoming Queen is Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer. 2020 DHS Homecoming King is Sawyer Bulman (at left), the son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman. Morgan was out-of-town for the Sunday night ceremony, and stepping in to accept her crown and bouquet was coronation program emcee Noah Breitenbach-Dirks (pictured at right, holding Morgan's picture).

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  • Decorah FFA shines at Soils Contest
    Four Decorah FFA members, including Grace Gerleman, Dalton Hemesath, Shayla Smith, and Alex Zweibohmer, competed in District FFA Soils Contest Sept. 24, at Hawkeye Community College.
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  • Decorah Rocks celebrates World Smile Day
    World Smile Day is Friday, Oct. 2, and Decorh Rocks is celebrating the occasion by placing more than 2,000 "smile rocks" (like these painted by Vickie Bruening) throughout Decorah and the surrounding area.
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  • Public input sought on Carlson Park development

    Decorah Parks and Recreation will host two open house events Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, at Carlson Park on the south edge of Decorah. Times for the open house events are 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 2, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3.

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  • DHS Homecoming court, class attendants named
    DHS Homecoming Court has been announced. Candidates include, front row, from left: Noah Lovelace, son of Lea and Mark Lovelace; Tyler Irwin, son of Stacey and Chris Irwin; Charlie Robinson, son of Amy and Jerry Robinson; Sawyer Bulman, son of Laurie Bulman and the late Tom Bulman; Briggs Duwe, son of Shannon and Michele Duwe; and Brady Hogan, son of Dana and Ryan Hogan; and back row, from left: Ella Kittelson, daughter of Johanna and Ryan Kittelson; Isabel Ihde, daughter of Karin and Todd Ihde; Lydia Ihde, daughter of Michelle and Scott Ihde; Leila Johnson, daughter of Emily Young Johnson and Andy Johnson; and Emma Johnson, daughter of Carmen and Devin Johnson. (Missing from photo is Morgan Brauer, daughter of Trista and Sam Brauer).
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