The Decorah Nespapers
February 20, 2017
  • An ordinance that would have limited vehicle idling time in the city of Decorah was vetoed by Mayor Don Arendt Monday night.
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  • Due to spring effects on the road beds, Winneshiek County will be placing weight restriction on certain roads around the county.
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  •  A banner day for Decorah Large Group Speech Teams
    Two Decorah High School groups were selected as banner recipients at this year’s All-State Speech Festival held in Ames over the weekend: a television news broadcast entitled “FOCUS: Loss of Innocence/Society’s Gain” and a short film entitled “Pressure.”
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  • T-Shirt fundraiser for Jane Mucilinich through Feb. 28
    Friends of Jane Mucilinich, Decorah, are holding a T-shirt fundraiser to help pay for her medical expenses.
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  • Crowd attends town hall
    Grant Thomas, standing, a Luther College student from Omaha majoring in education, addressed Iowa Legislators Mike Bergan, Michael Breitbach and Kristi Hager during a crowded town hall meeting at Decorah City Hall Saturday.
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  • The Decorah School Board and Decorah Education Association (DEA) came to a speedy agreement on the District’s master contract late Friday afternoon.
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  • Barn Hunt at Fairgrounds this weekend
    The Upper Iowa Training Club will host a barn hunt at the Danan Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 - 19.
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  • Breitbach hosts Town Hall meeting Saturday
    State Senator Michael Breitbach (Rep.) of Strawberry Point will host a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11:15 a.m. at the Decorah City Council Chambers at Decorah City Hall.
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  • Kenzie Freeman sews dresses for girls around the world
    When Decorah High School senior Kenzie Freeman wanted to put her sewing skills to good use, she decided to do some research into how she could make a difference.
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  • Luther hosting a conversation with Charles Burnett Thursday
    Acclaimed film director Charles Burnett will join Novian Whitsitt, Luther College professor of Africana studies and English, for a conversation on African Americans in cinema at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
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  • Husband and wife authors at Dragonfly Thursday
    Dragonfly Books will present husband and wife authors Stephanie Ash and Geoff Herbach as they share stories and talk about their books Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Dragonfly Books.
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  • 'Who Do You Trust' art exhibit to be displayed at Luther College
    "Who Do You Trust," an art exhibit featuring the work of Jed Jackson, will be on display until March 15 in Luther College's Preus Library. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.
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  • NICC hosts speaker in observance of Black History Month
    In observance of Black History Month, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) invites faculty, staff, students and community members to a presentation on campus Thursday, Feb. 16, by Dr. Michael Hill, associate professor of English and African American Studies at University of Iowa.
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  • Luther biologist Larsen shares value of prairie
    Luther’s Anderson Prairie is a benefit to the entire community.
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  • Members of Indivisible Movement attend town hall
    Members of the local chapter of the Indivisible Movement - Indivisible NE Iowa (SD28/HD55) - March Where You Live -- and many other community members attended a town hall meeting with state Representative Mike Bergan of Decorah and state Representative Kristi Hager of Waukon Saturday in Postville.
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