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September 02, 2015
  • The Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer and often involves one last road trip for the year with the family. 
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  • The first annual Sena Marie Hanson Memorial 5K run/walk/bike is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, starting and finishing at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. 
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  • Decorah Newspapers will have early deadlines for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, Sept. 7. 
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  • On Sat. Sept. 12, the Winneshiek County Recorder’s Office will be open to process passports for busy families and people who can’t make it in during the week 
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  • Events related to immigration fill the media, but rarely do stories about the day-to-day realities, the heart and humor of the immigrants themselves, make their way past the headlines and sound bites. Author Cristina Henríquez has filled her latest book, "The Book of Unknown Americans," with just such stories.

     
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  • The Decorah School District met all of its 2014-20115 annual yearly progress (AYP) report goals, according to Dana Spry, District facilitator of instruction and assessment. 
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  • Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has selected several local contractors to build a new 13,750 sq. ft. beef facility at the Calmar campus. 
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  • WMC lockdown: No charges filed at this point
    The identity of the man who prompted a lockdown at Winneshiek Medical Center Friday afternoon for allegedly making threats against a physician at WMC will only be released if he is charged, according to Decorah Police Chief Bill Nixon. 
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  • Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will appear at Magpie Coffeehouse today at 1:15 p.m. to discuss Hillary Clinton’s support for her Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act that would limit the influence of lobbyists in government. 
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  • North Winneshiek graduates, instructors and administrators have come together to plan the North Winneshiek 51st All-School Reunion for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18 – 20. 
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  •   The man who prompted a lock down at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Friday afternoon was located later off hospital grounds, according to Decorah Police Bill Nixon.  
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  • Winneshiek Medical Center went on lock down at 3:45 p.m. Friday in response to a “potential safety threat,” according to a WMC press release. 
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  • The Decorah Public Library is hosting a free public presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, by Karen Bergan called “Caregiving and Dementia: A Mother-Daughter Journey.”  
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  • Ossian woman’s granddaughter competing to be ‘Miss America’
    “Beauty in a woman is 
    reflected in her soul.
    It is the caring that she 
    lovingly gives (and) the 
    passion that she shows.
     
    -- Audrey Hepburn


    When the grandmother of all beauty pageants airs live on ABC TV Sept. 13, Ossian’s Vivian Hemesath will be sitting in the Atlantic City audience. 
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  • A public hearing on the proposed sale of Decorah School District property to the Winneshiek County Emergency 911 Service Board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the District’s central administration office. 
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