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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.
  • Vikes run over Mustangs, end season with Mason City
    After topping Independence in the quarterfinals, the Decorah girls’ basketball team (5-19, 39 NEIC) fell to fourth-ranked Mason City (14-8) in the regional playoffs Saturday, Feb. 16, on the road, ending its 2018-2019 season in the Class 4A regional semifinals.
  • SW shocks Bulldogs; falls to returning champ Cascade
    The South Winn girls’ basketball team (11-11) avenged a pair of regular season losses to MFL MarMac (20-2) Wednesday to advance to the Class 2A regional semifinal against Cascade Friday night.
  • Warriors survive first round over MFL MarMac
    It wasn’t exactly the start they were looking for, but the final outcome made South Winn fans happy as the South Winn boys’ basketball team (13-7) took a step further in postseason, defeating MFL MarMac in Dunkerton Thursday night, 58-56.
  • Close finish on road to state

    The Trojans are a step closer to their goal of reaching state.


  • Thompson qualifies for state
    Sophomore Tyler Thompson will be the lone Viking bowler representing the Decorah team at state today (Tuesday, Feb. 19) at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo, beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Murphy seventh; five other grapplers end season at the Well
    An accumulation of stellar seasons came to an end at the State Wrestling Tournament for six Winneshiek County wrestlers, including a podium appearance for a Viking senior.
  • Park-Rec spring brochures are available on parks.decorahia.org or may be picked up at the Park-Rec Office, local banks and the Decorah Library.  


  • DHS grad Leeps presented with football letter
    The Luther College football team held its annual end of the year awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 9, and recognized the 2018 letter winners and team award recipients. 
  • Pep bus to head to Webster City
    Don’t miss out on the chance to support the Decorah boys’ basketball team take on Webster City in the first round of the Class 3A Substate 2 Monday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Webster City.
  • SW moves to 12-4 in UIC

    Playing host to North Fayette Valley in a make-up game Saturday night, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (12-7, 12-4 UIC) won the thriller, 56-54.


  • SW girls advance to round two

    The South Winn girls’ basketball team never gave Postville a chance as it knocked off the Pirates, 66-17, in Calmar Saturday night.


  • Decorah riding win into the postseason
    With the regular season wrapping up the Decorah girls’ basketball team (4-17, 3-9 NEIC) picked up a conference road win Friday night, defeating Charles City (0-19, 0-12 NEIC), 51-49, on the road.
  • Vikings pull away from Comets
    Coming up with two wins in the final week of the regular season, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (9-12, 5-7 NEIC) looks poised to make a run in the postseason.
  • Lady Trojans down WC in round one
    The Turkey Valley girls basketball team swarmed passed West Central (1-17, 1-13 UIC) in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2, 73-45, at home Saturday night.
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