The Decorah Nespapers
February 14, 2016
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
  • Luther College V-Day benefit  performances  Feb. 12-14
    One of every three women in the world will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime, according to information from the United Nations.
    To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 26 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Feb. 12-14.
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  • Gospel Sunday worship service  Sunday, Feb. 14 at Luther College
    Luther College Ministries will host its annual Gospel Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The community is invited to attend the service.
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  • Approximately 100 Winneshiek county students will make the trip to Ames Saturday, Feb. 20, to perform at the All-State Speech Festival at the Iowa State Center on the ISU campus.

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  • Approximately 160 Decorah High School students participated in the Northeast State Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Waterloo West High School over the weekend.
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  • Attorney Yer Vang will be giving a talk on the topic of “Immigration: Helping Strangers Become Neighbors,” Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Luther College, Olin Hall, Room 102.

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  • Second annual Winneshiek Music  Festival Friday-Sunday, Jan. 29-31
    In 2015 local booking agent Lynette Perry, along with Hotel Winneshiek General Manager Dan Meador and sound engineer Kyle Sorenson collaborated to create  the first annual Winneshiek Music Festival.
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  • Center Stage Series: Luther College hosts Imani Winds Feb. 6

    Performing music inspired by the works of Langston Hughes, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds will appear in the Luther College Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

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  • Take a class at Vesterheim’s  Folk Art School during 2016
    In 2016, Vesterheim’s Folk Art School is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering over 60 classes in woodworking, fiber arts, rosemaling, food traditions, knifemaking and metalworking, writing and jewelry making.
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  • South Winn students take honors at district speech contest in Waukon

    South Winneshiek High School students participated in District Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Waukon High School over the weekend.

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  • Decorah High School speech teams excel at district speech contest
    Over 200 Decorah High School (DHS) students participated in District Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Waukon High School over the weekend.
    The DHS Varsity Team received 20 division one ratings and the DHS 9th Team received six division one ratings.
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  • The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center invites the community to an Open House Thursday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to view displays about current Center projects, meet current board members and volunteers, and share input on future projects. The morning session will have pastries, catered by Waving Grains Bakery and the evening session will have a meal of dishes prepared by volunteers and board members. The community is encouraged to stop in for a quick bite to eat, or conversation.
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  • Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Decorah Sunday
    Vermont Senator and Democratic Candidate for President Bernie Sanders will speak at Luther College Sunday, Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Regents Center.
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  • ‘Heidi’ opens Thursday at NMP Theatre
    The cast is ready. The stage is set. The beloved family show, Heidi, is opening Thursday night at the New Minowa Players Theatre in Decorah.
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  • Encouraging students to use higher education as a means to discover their life's meaning and purpose, David L. Gould, the University of Iowa's first Obermann Center Public Scholar, will give the Spring Convocation lecture "Play, Passion, and Purpose: A New Arc for Education" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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  • DHS Robotics Club heading to league championship this weekend
    The Decorah High School (DHS) Robotics Club will travel to its league championship Saturday, Jan. 16, in La Porte City.
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