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  • SW Homecoming royalty crowned
    Tayton Bullerman and Sierra Breitsprecher were crowned as the 2018 South Winn homecoming king and queen following Friday's pep rally. See more photos from the pep rally, parade and game in Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion. (Photo by Becky Walz)
  • Viking baseball coach brings legendary career to an end
    THERE WILL BE no more filling out little yellow lineup cards or prowling of the third-base coach's box for Decorah’s Dennis Olejniczak.
  • Winneshiek County Dairy royalty crowned
    The 55th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet was held in Ossian Saturday night, with numerous DHIA and Dairy Promoter awards handed out and culminating in the crowning of the 2018 royalty.
    
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  • Broncos select Jewell in fourth round of NFL draft

    He’s headed west, but not too far.

    Three-year Iowa captain and Decorah native, Josey Jewell waited as the 2018 NFL draft continued before the Denver Broncos selected him in the fourth round Saturday morning.

  • Winneshiek County Dairy royalty crowned
    The 55th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet was held in Ossian Saturday night, with numerous DHIA and Dairy Promoter awards handed out and culminating in the crowning of the 2018 royalty.
  • Winneshiek Idea House is Saturday
    Community “investors” and entrepreneurs will gather Saturday, March 24, for an evening of networking, idea sharing, and Winneshiek County’s adapted version of “Shark Tank,” which the Winneshiek Idea House (WIH) has aptly named “Trout Tank.”
  • The Decorah High School Viking Café is open noon to 1 p.m. Thursday through May 3. Allie Hafner, Steven Baldridge and Maddy McEnaney will be serving Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese, Tomato Basil Soup, and Chocolate Trifle at next week's March 22 Viking Café.
  • Students walk out in honor of 17 killed in Parkland

    Decorah High School students were part of a national movement that walked out of school Wednesday morning to honor the 17 killed in the recent Parkland school shooting.

  • Decorah High School raises $1,600 through bread sale
    The Decorah High School Community Club members hosted a bread sale last week to raise money for the Arneson family who recently lost two family members.
  • Democratic candidate for Congress, Thomas Heckroth, is hosting a meet and greet tonight, Tuesday, March 13, in Calmar. The meet and greet is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at PIVO brewery, 101 Huber Drive.
  • The Decorah Community School District (DCSD) recently issued a statement allowing the participation of students in the National School Walkout, Wednesday, March 14.
  • 'Understanding and Nurturing Resiliency'
    Kathleen Brown-Rice, chair of division of counseling and psychology in education and associate professor of counselor education at the University of South Dakota, will discuss the neurological factors of resiliency and how resiliency is developed during a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther College campus.
  • Luther College Admitted Student Visit Event is March 16
    Luther College is hosting an Admitted Student Visit Event Friday, March 16. The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. with check-in and breakfast reception and events will continue throughout the day.
  • Rezults Driven Fitness opens in Calmar
    Terry and Teri Denner, farmers from the Fredericksburg area, and their son Ryan Denner recently decided to take a leap of faith and put up a fitness/apartment building on property located west of the NICC campus. (Submitted Photo)
  • Seed Savers celebrates 10 year anniversary of Svalbard
    Seed Savers Exchange recently marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Svalbard Global Seed Vault with its annual deposit to Norway.
  • Due to weather, the Decorah High School Viking Cafe will not be open to the public this week. The next cafe date will be Thursday, March 15.
  • The Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing Wednesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. in conference room B3 at the WMC.
  • Due to weather conditions, the Decorah Community School District has moved the kindergarten parent informational meetings scheduled for tonight, to Friday, March 9.
  • SW’s Scott Conway among top 50 valuable coaches
    South Winn’s cross country and track coach Scott Conway has been announced as one of U.S. Cellular’s top 50 nominees for its Most Valuable Coach program. Among the 50 are 10 coaches from Iowa.
  • Netters stunned by Chickasaws
    The Decorah volleyball team (1-12, 0-3 NEIC) faced an uphill battle against Class 3A No. 11 New Hampton (18-0, 3-0 NEIC) at home Tuesday night, falling 3-0. Set scores were 25-9, 25-16 and 25-15.
  • Freshmen improve to 3-1
    Scoring all 35 points in the first half, the Decorah freshmen football team (3-1) celebrated a homecoming victory over Crestwood, 35-6, to set the tone for Friday night.
  • Warriors finished third at Huskie invite

    Over the weekend the South Winn volleyball team (5-12, 1-1 UIC) went 2-2 at the Nashua-Plainfield tournament, finishing third.


  • The Decorah volleyball team is hosting an eight-team tournament Saturday, Sept. 22.


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  • Decorah gridders come alive in second half
    Following a scoreless first quarter, the Decorah football team (2-2) finally put points on the board in the second period and never looked back as it secured a homecoming victory over Crestwood Friday night, 23-6.
  • Trojans take down Springville to remain undefeated
    The No. 9 Turkey Valley football team (4-0, 2-0) can brag that it’s one of just 11 undefeated teams in the 8-man class after taking down Springville (3-2, 1-1) Friday night at home, 54-7.
  • SW provides offensive attack on Stars
    It was a full onslaught of offense during the South Winn homecoming football game Friday night as the Warriors (3-1, 2-0) downed Starmont (0-4, 0-2) in two quarters, 49-0.
  • Luther falls in conference opener

    It was the American River Conference opener for both Luther and Central in Pella, Saturday afternoon. The Dutch defeated the Norse 63-14.


  • Hayes, Betts lead Vikings

    The Decorah cross country teams laced up their sneakers Thursday to compete in the Rich Engel Classic, held in Cedar Falls.


  • Swimmers compete against top-notch opponents
    Performing in the water against some of the best swimmers in Iowa, the Decorah girls swim team competed at the Little Hawk invitational in Iowa City Saturday afternoon. 
  • Warriors race ahead of competition

    With the temperature and humidity on the rise, so was the level of competition the South Winn cross country teams saw at Central Thursday night. 


  • Warriors win rumble on the court
    The South Winn volleyball team (5-11, 1-1 UIC) hosted Turkey Valley (2-11, 1-1 UIC) in the annual rivalry contest Thursday with the Warriors reigning supreme for the third year in a row.
  • TV spikers looking to find rhythm
    Fans of the Turkey Valley volleyball team (2-11, 1-1 UIC) saw some highs and lows at the Waukon tournament Saturday despite the Trojans falling in all three pool contests to Central, North Crawford and Crestwood.
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