The Decorah Nespapers
November 14, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:01 PM

What will downtown Decorah look and feel like in 25 years? That’s a question asked by organizers of the Downtown Decorah Betterment Association’s (DDBA) fundraising committee for a proposed Dry Run Park.

  • Winneshiek County Development has been working with area business, local providers and education leaders for the past year, gearing up to launch a child care needs assessment survey and to create an action plan that will address local needs head on.
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  • Construction and interior design plans for Decorah’s new Hy-Vee grocery store are being finalized, Hy-Vee Director of Public Relations Christina Gayman told Decorah Newspapers Tuesday.
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  • Two Decorah FFA members awarded American FFA degree
    The National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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  • Thrivent Financial representatives, members and their friends and family are joining together to strengthen the community Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Brewery in Decorah.
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  • ‘Drift Less. Give More.’ Holiday Campaign launches Monday
    Northeast Iowa shoppers could save big this holiday season when they "drift less and give more," in Decorah.
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  • Exciting news
    Sunday, December 1, will mark a significant milestone for Decorah Newspapers, and we’re extremely excited about the major transition that is about to take place.
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  • The Decorah City Council’s community betterment committee is recommending a revised flag policy that will be brought to the full Council at a meeting in the near future, according to committee chair Johanna Bergan.
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  • The Decorah City Council’s second reading of an ordinance that would prohibit roosters in the city will be held during the Council’s Monday, Nov. 18, meeting, which starts at 5:45 p.m.
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  • DHS Robotics Club will host robotics competition Nov. 23
    The Decorah High School Robotics Club will once again host its home robotics competition Saturday, Nov. 23, in the high school gym.
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  • Winneshiek County Community Foundation joins nationwide celebration to recognize the local impact of community foundations
    The Winneshiek County Community Foundation will join in celebrating Community Foundation Week, a nationwide event, Nov. 12-18, to recognize the increasingly important role community foundations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.
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  • Decorah Chapter of AAUW sponsoring lecture, "At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers in the Urban Sphere," Nov. 18, at public library
    The Decorah Area Chapter of the American Association of University Women will be sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Kelly Sharp, assistant professor of Africana Studies and History at Luther College, entitled "At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers of the Urban Sphere," Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Decorah Public Library's Community Meeting Room.
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  • Tickets are available for New Minowa Players’ upcoming production, “Grand Tally.”

    Tickets can be purchased at the Oneota Community Co-op in Decorah or online at newminowaplayers.org. Ticket cost is $10 for adult and $5 for children age 12 and younger. “Grand Tally” will be performed at New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah, Nov. 21-24.
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  • Missing in Action
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  • A reception for all veterans and auxiliary members was held in the Turkey Valley high school media center Friday, prior to the annual Turkey Valley Veteran Appreciation Ceremony in the high school gym.
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  • A Decorah School Board member and a Fort Atkinson City Council member were elected by write-in votes Tuesday during the combined city and school elections, according to Winneshiek County Auditor Ben Steines.
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