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November 24, 2020
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Decorah Greenhouses
Step inside one of Decorah's most historic landmark businesses and you'll find a little bit of everything when it comes to flowers, gardening, landscaping and gift-giving. The 144-year-old business has been sold by former owners Jim and Linda Lukes (at right) to Deon Sawyer and her husband Issac Packnett (at left). The new owners recently moved to the area from Indiana. The business, which was founded by the Symonds family of Decorah, has gone through only a few owners since those early years. To learn more about the early history of Decorah Greenhouses Inc., see the feature story published in the Nov. 19 Decorah Public Opinion.
  • The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) has announced the cancellation of the annual Lighted Holiday Parade and Santa photos. The events were scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3.
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  • The Decorah Community School District board of directors will hold a special meeting Monday, Nov. 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Decorah Middle School Media Center to discuss current county and district COVID-19 related data. The district learning model between Thanksgiving and winter break will be discussed. Superintendent Mark Lane stated he will recommend the following learning model: 

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  • The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road should be open by the end of the day Friday, Nov.20. With this opening, the local detour of Ridge Road to Pine Crest Drive to Locust Road will be accessible.
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  • The Luther College faculty voted Tuesday, Nov. 17 in favor of an academic restructuring proposal designed to better align the college’s academic program offerings and faculty size with the interests and size of the student population. 

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  • Concrete pours scheduled this week for Locust Road

    Concrete pours on the Locust Road project will impact homeowners beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

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  • Seasonal influenza vaccine appointments at Winneshiek Medical Center begin on Thursday, Oct. 15.
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  • Ossian Main Street Story Walk is Oct. 14
    The Ossian Main Street Story Walk, originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15, has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 14 due to projected inclement weather. 
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  • The Decorah Fire Department (DFD) was notified of a round bale fire on a trailer on Thursday, Oct. 8.

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  • Putnam earns award and raises awareness 
with Alzheimer’s essay
    The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has named Maddie Putnam of Decorah as a runner-up in its national 2020 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest and awarded her a $500 college scholarship. Maddie was chosen from nearly 2,000 entries nationwide for her essay about her experiences with her father who lives with Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacted her life. Read the essay here . . .
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  • In a statement released Monday, Oct. 5, the Luther College Center for Global Learning (CGL) and the Dean’s Office noted the decision to extend the suspension of most international off-campus programs through June, 2021. Most international programs scheduled through fall 2020 were originally halted last March.

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  • The Decorah Board of Directors approved transitioning to on-site learning for all preschool through 12th grade students beginning Monday, Sept. 28. 
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  • Luther College has announced plans to continue in-person instruction and residential living on campus for Fall Quarter 1.

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  • A recent Publishers Clearing House scam has left area citizens out of thousands of dollars.
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  • Winn. Co. Sheriff’s Office issues bus safety reminder
    In a statement issued Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office states, “We want to remind you, our school buses are hauling precious cargo and it is imperative that we prevent a tragedy. Let’s work together to ensure a safe school year for all of our students. Make sure you know the laws, and share this information with your friends.”
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  • Memorial fund honors cyclist’s legacy
    Area children in need of cycling equipment, or assistance getting a bike repaired, now have a helping hand, thanks to the lateRon Ruen of Decorah. 
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