News Archive


Decorah Public Library has reopened
Posted: Thu, Jul 1, 2010  7:04 AM
Water problems that closed the library for three days have been fixed [Full Story]

Natural gas leak leads to traffic detour
Posted: Thu, Jul 1, 2010  7:09 AM
But no problems at Reilly Construction in Ossian [Full Story]

Marco, Inc. recognized as top workplace
Posted: Thu, Jul 1, 2010  4:56 PM

Enjoy it, but be careful
Posted: Thu, Jul 1, 2010  5:13 PM
Rivers levels subsiding, but still high [Full Story]


Cedar Dreams Inn opens on Water Street
Posted: Thu, Jul 1, 2010  5:02 PM
B&B combines [Full Story]


Traffic accident causes $5,000 in damages
Posted: Fri, Jul 2, 2010  9:30 AM

Toys Go 'Round painting project has been delayed by water problems at the library
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2010  1:39 PM
Will now be held in August [Full Story]

Luther professor wins grant
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2010  1:55 PM


June was wet in Decorah!
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2010  7:55 PM
Nearly eight inches of rain recorded [Full Story]

City crews clear trees that were blocking the view of former Wal-Mart building
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2010  3:17 PM
Building owner says he will re-contact [Full Story]

Decorah man arrested on
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2010  3:22 PM
Faces 31 criminal charges for allegedly installing a video camera in the womens shower area of the Kendallville campground [Full Story]

Gundersen Lutheran contributes $25,000 to Vesterheim
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  5:20 PM
Money will support the Window on the World Farm Program [Full Story]

Multi-state marriage equality meeting will be held in August in Decorah
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  5:24 PM
Hosted by NE Iowa PFLAG [Full Story]


Decorah Public Library will file insurance claim for water damage
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  8:46 PM
But problem [Full Story]

County supervisors differ over new ordinance about subdivision streets
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  5:38 PM
First reading of the new ordinance is scheduled for next Monday [Full Story]

School officials mulling $19.5 million construction project
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  5:47 PM
Would be financed through bond referendum, PPEL funds and local option sales tax receipts [Full Story]

Clara Bergan named 2010 Winneshiek County Fair Queen
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  6:18 PM
Annelise Keune is 2010 Fair Princess [Full Story]

Group formed to fight request for quarry permit
Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2010  8:30 PM
Canoe Valley Residents Association will oppose application by Wiltgen Construction and Mark Quandahl [Full Story]

Two-car accident causes $13,000 in damages
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  7:32 PM
17-year-old Ossian man ticketed [Full Story]

Orthopedic surgeon now working at Decorah Clinic
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  5:30 PM
Has 33 years experience [Full Story]

Winneshiek Medical Center loses money in May
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  5:37 PM
But still showing an operating gain of over $1 million for the fiscal year [Full Story]

Northeast Iowa RC & D receives state grant
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  5:41 PM

Raffle raises over $1,575 for Abby Theisen
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  11:34 AM
Lindy Hubbard wins the drawing [Full Story]

Ask Mr. Answer Person: More about downtown trees
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  5:45 PM

Five awards for service excellence given at Winneshiek Medical Center
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  5:52 PM
Three departments and two individuals recognized [Full Story]

As Winneshiek County's road budget tightens, maintenance is deferred
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  6:00 PM
Mowing weeds takes a low priority [Full Story]

Winneshiek County Fair hoping for drier weather
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  6:11 PM

Gundersen Lutheran, Winneshiek Medical Center officials still far apart on Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan
Posted: Wed, Jul 7, 2010  7:35 PM
The two sides met Wednesday, but no agreement was reached [Full Story]

Decorah is one of 18 cities that have joined National Flood Insurance Program since 2008 floods
Posted: Thu, Jul 8, 2010  8:17 AM
Des Moines Register article highlights cities and other governments that don't participate in the NFIP [Full Story]

July 9th motorcycle accident victim dies
Posted: Thu, Jul 8, 2010  5:31 PM

Decorah Chorale‏ announces Milwaukee concerts in November
Posted: Thu, Jul 8, 2010  5:35 PM
Fall rehearsals begin with SingFest and barbeque in August [Full Story]

Nordic Fest Medal will feature Porter House
Posted: Thu, Jul 8, 2010  5:43 PM



Ask Mr. Answer Person: "What's making all that noise at night?"
Posted: Sun, Jul 11, 2010  6:56 AM
Reader Gerald Harvey explains [Full Story]


Local volunteers work with peregrine falcons
Posted: Sun, Jul 11, 2010  7:21 AM
Raptor Resource Project members keeping track of peregrine falcons in NE Iowa [Full Story]

New program is placing University of Wisconsin medical students at Gundersen-Lutheran Decorah Clinic
Posted: Sun, Jul 11, 2010  7:27 AM
They spend 18 weeks at the clinic [Full Story]




No discussion Monday of proposed county subdivision road ordinance
Posted: Mon, Jul 12, 2010  11:49 AM
The ordinance is read out loud, but not discussed [Full Story]



Special School Board meeting set for July 19th
Posted: Mon, Jul 12, 2010  7:14 PM
Citizen Committee will present petition for high school bond issue [Full Story]


Two arrested on methamphetamine charges
Posted: Tue, Jul 13, 2010  8:05 AM
Decorah man and Waterville man face charges [Full Story]

Winneshiek County Engineer's Office announces the closing of another bridge
Posted: Tue, Jul 13, 2010  9:37 AM
Meanwhile, Middle Hesper Road reopens to traffic [Full Story]

NICC Calmar experiencing delays in campus drive construction
Posted: Tue, Jul 13, 2010  6:12 PM
Still hoping for completion on time [Full Story]

NICC employees to get pay raises
Posted: Tue, Jul 13, 2010  6:30 PM
Teachers and support staff members are covered by contract settlements [Full Story]


County Planning & Zoning Commission tables action on quarry conditional permit
Posted: Wed, Jul 14, 2010  7:09 AM
Hears three hours of public testimony from neighbors Tuesday night [Full Story]


Expansion of Toppling Goliath brewery in Decorah is getting underway
Posted: Wed, Jul 14, 2010  2:24 PM
New 310 gallon beer making equipment goes on line Thursday [Full Story]

Open Meetings Law violation alleged
Posted: Wed, Jul 14, 2010  2:27 PM
Complaint centers on County Planning & Zoning Commission's actions [Full Story]



City officials concerned about cigarette butts
Posted: Thu, Jul 15, 2010  5:22 PM

Vesterheim and Luther College receive grant
Posted: Thu, Jul 15, 2010  5:26 PM


Your questions about Nordic Fest flags answered
Posted: Thu, Jul 15, 2010  5:41 PM
Mr. Answer Person gets a better answer [Full Story]




NICC offering final motorcycle education class for 2010
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  2:16 PM
Registration now being held [Full Story]

4H/FFA communications, clothing and foods contests
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  2:27 PM


Decorah police handle two weekend accidents
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  8:15 AM

Spring Creek Road reopens; Madison Road closes
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  3:17 PM

Decorah attorney weighs in on open meetings law violation claim
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  2:58 PM
Karl Knudson issues letter to the editor [Full Story]

Paul Scott comment: Not an official Open Meetings Law violation, however...
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  3:06 PM
...Planning & Zoning commission made a mistake [Full Story]

Open meetings law complaint will NOT be pursued
Posted: Sun, Jul 18, 2010  3:14 PM


Decorah Airport receives state grant
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  2:21 PM
Updated information [Full Story]

Man arrested on public intoxication charges
Posted: Tue, Jul 20, 2010  8:57 AM

Decorah Wal-Mart pays cigarette sales fine
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  8:59 PM
Will not contest the fine [Full Story]

Old jail getting a new look
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  9:02 PM
Crews are sprucing up the building [Full Story]


Luther College awards National Merit Scholarship
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  9:11 PM
One of 4,700 such college-sponsored Merit Scholarships awarded [Full Story]

Decorah School Board receives citizen petition calling for bond referendum
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  9:19 PM
Voters will be asked to approve a $10.4 million proposal [Full Story]

Decorah Police Chief Tom Courtney announces retirement plans
Posted: Mon, Jul 19, 2010  9:26 PM
Will leave after 29 years on the Decorah Police Department [Full Story]

Recreational complex will NOT be funded by the Great Places program
Posted: Tues, Jul 20, 2010  3:19 PM
Decorah will receive $50,000 in other Great Places grants [Full Story]

Decorah business trying to win "Dream Big" contest
Posted: Tue, Jul 20, 2010  5:58 PM



Wildflowers are in blossom along the Trout Run Trail
Posted: Tue, Jul 20, 2010  6:12 PM

Two injured in motorcycle-deer crash
Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2010  8:13 AM


City of Decorah receives new floodplain maps
Posted: Tue, Jul 20, 2010  6:31 PM

Summer reading program at library does well
Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2010  4:09 PM

Nordic Fest window decorating winners announced
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  7:09 AM

Nordic Fest--up close!
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  6:44 AM
A new perspective on opening night [Full Story]

Rossmans honored as Nordic Fest flag recipients
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  6:54 AM

Kephart family is this year's Parade Grand Marshals
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  6:56 AM

Nordic Fest gets off to dry start
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  7:02 AM
Rain holds off to allow opening ceremonies [Full Story]

Special $10.4 million high school bond referendum set for September 14
Posted: Thu, Jul 22, 2010  5:54 PM
Election will also ask for extension of PPEL [Full Story]

Trial information: Peterson said Kendallville shower camera was his
Posted: Fri, Jul 23, 2010  6:39 AM
Peterson will be arraigned August 3rd on 31 criminal charges [Full Story]


Celtic harpist to perform in Decorah
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  6:46 PM
Two shows scheduled in August [Full Story]

Girl Scouts looking for donations of school supplies
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  6:51 PM


Winneshiek County resident, two others arrested in burglary ring
Posted: Sat, Jul 24, 2010  10:03 AM
May also be connected to burglaries in Spillville and Ossian [Full Story]

NICC President to get a pay raise
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  7:06 PM

Middle Calmar Road is closed through October
Posted: Mon, Jul 26, 2010  7:12 AM

A few arrests made during Nordic Fest
Posted: Mon, Jul 26, 2010  7:15 AM

Nordic Fest is over. Is it time for a vacation?
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  7:32 PM
decorahnews.com wants to know [Full Story]

Nordic Fest dodges the raindrops
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  7:42 PM

Trout moved to Decorah Trout Hatchery from Manchester
Posted: Sun, Jul 25, 2010  7:08 PM
DNR is worried about flooding on Maquoketa River [Full Story]







Winneshiek County is trying to cope with a ten percent drop in state funding of mental health programs
Posted: Mon, Jul 26, 2010  5:38 PM
The second story in our three-part series [Full Story]


Decorah man drowns in Turkey River
Posted: Mon, Jul 26, 2010  1:45 PM

Decorah firefighters respond to two fires
Posted: Tue, Jul 27, 2010  7:19 AM
Farm fire destroys hay bales; Burr Oak trailer damaged by fire [Full Story]


Luther College will host "Lutheran Festival of Writing"
Posted: Tue, Jul 27, 2010  3:10 PM
Scheduled for this fall [Full Story]

Two car accident causes $2,500 in damages
Posted: Wed, Jul 28, 2010  8:24 AM

Decorah is the latest stop for man walking across the country
Posted: Tue, Jul 27, 2010  8:53 AM
Chuck La Rue is raising money for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research [Full Story]

Vesterheim hires new Development Director
Posted: Tue, Jul 27, 2010  3:37 PM
Steve Grinna is a Luther College graduate [Full Story]


Winneshiek County supervisors say the current system of funding for mental health and developmental disabilities programs makes no sense
Posted: Tue, Jul 27, 2010  3:41 PM
decorahnews.com concludes its three-part series on mental health program funding [Full Story]

Aase Haugen Home residents are working on a garden project
Posted: Wed, Jul 28, 2010  9:49 PM
The new program is led by a Luther College student [Full Story]


Troll Artwork winners have been announced
Posted: Wed, Jul 28, 2010  10:06 PM