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April 26, 2015
 
  • Dear Editor:


    On behalf of CREW (Community Recreation Education Workshop), I would like to thank the community for supporting Decorah High School’s post-prom party.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I am forever amazed at the high and lofty caliber of music we draw to Decorah. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Once again Iowa is in the national political news. Now we have a presidential candidate going to small venues to meet real Iowans. Sounds good, unless we go beyond one media outlet to find out what is really happening.  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I read with dismay the news that the Decorah School District has opted to have the 2016 High School graduation on the same day as the Luther College commencement. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I was recently talking with my fifth grade granddaughter about our National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag and country. It troubled me to learn that her class seldom recites either.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    In the March 26 Decorah Journal, a front page article states “Winneshiek County has been ranked the seventh most economical county in Iowa for home purchase closing costs.”

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    It was April 1 but this was not a joke. Last Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors, on a unanimous 5-0 vote, appointed the new sheriff of Winneshiek County. 

     
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  • Dear Editor (Citizens of Winneshiek County):


    I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Leon Bohr for his 13 years of service to Winneshiek County as our sheriff, and wish him well in retirement.

     
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  • Jonathan Downing, 37, Decorah, was charged with public intoxication after an incident early Thursday morning. 
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  • Dear Editor:


    After a month of persistent and crippling snowstorms, I do look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.

    The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary habits. In fact, hundreds of communities welcome spring on March 20 with an observance of the Great American Meatout. Visitors are asked to go vegan, at least for the day, and to explore a healthy diet of vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes and grains.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Seven years ago, two film aficionados — Kyrl Henderson and the late Walter Ordway — decided to pitch a big idea to Luther College administrators. A dedicated group of volunteers, they enthusiastically argued, could create a free festival that would give filmmakers the opportunity to show (and spark discussion about) films on topics that matter — if only there were a venue in Decorah willing and able to host the event.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Upon reading the obituary of Cyril “Peanuts” Klimesh in Thursday’s, March 12, Journal, I noticed there was no reference made to the book he authored, “They came to this place.”

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Another and another and yet another African-American male, unarmed, is shot or choked to death by trained law enforcement and there is no “probable cause” allowing for a jury of fellow citizens to decide if the actions of these officers went too far. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    In the last week, one of the famous Decorah eaglets was killed on one of our poles in rural Keokuk County. It was about 150 miles from where it hatched, and in a part of the state where we haven’t seen many eagles in the past.

    We want our customers and fellow Iowans to know that we are saddened by this event, and we are taking more steps to protect the eagles and other wildlife in our territory.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I understand that there is a three-way competition for a new sheriff in Winneshiek County. I am sure they are all excellent candidates but, in my opinion, Dan Marx stands out from the group.

     
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