The Decorah Nespapers
December 17, 2017
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
  • Luther College Professor Brad Chamberlain named interim dean
    Luther College President Paula Carlson announced Monday, Dec. 11, that Brad Chamberlain, Luther professor of chemistry and co-chair of the strategic planning process, will serve as interim dean for institutional planning and mission. He began transitioning into his new duties on Dec. 1.
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  • Helping Services’ Holiday Lights opens Wednesday
    Thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers, Holiday Lights will be ready for public viewing Wednesday, Nov. 22.
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  • Waving Grains bakery offers shares to community
    Tucked away in the back corner of the Armory Building at 421 W. Water Street, Decorah, is Waving Grains Bakery, an old business turned into a newly formed cooperative supplying baked goods to local businesses and events.
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  • The Decorah School Board continued its discussion Monday night over the necessity of a new bus barn.
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  • Decorah High School hosts Veterans Day breakfast
    Decorah High School hosted a Veterans Day breakfast Monday, Nov. 13 in the cafeteria.
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  • HSNEI Tails & Treasures Fundraiser Friday
    The fourth annual Love & Friendship Adoption Center Tails & Treasures fundraiser is Friday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oneota Country Club in Decorah.
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  • South Winneshiek High School will present "Bye Bye Birdie,” a hilarious musical full of 1960’s Elvis-type rock and roll music, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
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  • Decorah High School (DHS) will host their 17th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program for veterans and their families Monday, Nov.13.
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  • Luther alumnus Peter Espinosa elected to Board of Regents
    Luther alumnus Peter Espinosa will join Luther College's Board of Regents the college's president Paula Carlson announced this week.
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  • Luther senior Annalise Johnson earns Best Student Paper Award
    Luther College senior Annalise Johnson of Decorah, Iowa, was selected to present research at the 2017 Iowa Communication Association Conference held Sept. 29-30 at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and took home the Best Student Paper Award.
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  • Luther College hosts Don Boudreaux, Nov. 2
    Economist and Professor Don Boudreaux will share his lecture "The Myth of Middle Class Stagnation," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206 on the Luther College campus.
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  • Luther accepts $1 million gift for Kent Finanger Endowed Chair
    A Luther College alumna who was a member of the first women's cross country team and her husband have provided a gift of $1 million to establish the Kent Finanger Endowed Chair for Women's Cross Country and Track and Field.
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  • Local Mediacom employee earns award
    Local Mediacom employee Kory Cook earned a top customer service award during an awards ceremony at Mediacom’s Regional Operations Center in Cedar Rapids.
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  • It will be homecoming celebration unlike no other for Turkey Valley in 2017 as Central Elkader announced  Monday that it will forfeit the game that was scheduled for Friday.
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  • Speaker on athletes’ mental health at DHS
      Dr. Brian Brown will be addressing students, parents and coaches in the Decorah High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Staff at Decorah High School would like to invite any community members to listen to his address as it relates to mental conditioning for those involved in activities.
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