On Friday, in commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Luther College hosted and filmed a mini virtual symposium featuring Guy Nave, Professor of Religion; Novian Whitsitt, Professor of English and Identity Studies; and Jacqueline Wilkie, Professor Emerita History. The faculty members addressed the history and meaning of Juneteenth, the historical context and impact of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, and reasons why much of the racial history of the U.S. remains little known by the general public.
Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center has implemented a Domestic Abuse survivor chat line, which can be reached at HelpingServices.org/chat. There is also the option to call our 24/7 resource phone line at 800-383-2988, but during the time of social distancing our advocates noticed a decline in calls. We responded by implementing a secure chat option for anyone in need of reaching a local advocate. Whether you chat or call, a trained Advocate will respond to you 24 hours a day.
The Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (CEPE) invites members of the Decorah community to take part in a Decorah Community Writing Project titled “de-isolation.”
There is silence in the New Minowa Players (NMP) building where there is usually constant activity. The cheers, laughter, and applause will return as conditions in the community change and it is deemed appropriate to be back safely together. The NMP Board of Directors is tentatively announcing the upcoming season.
The City of Decorah will be offering another day of loading of free compost and wood chips at the City’s Yard Waste Disposal Site located on Trout Run Road. The City will have an end loader at the Yard Waste Site on Friday, May 22nd from 8 AM to 3 PM to load compost or wood chips. The giveaway is available to residents and non-residents of the City of Decorah.
From limiting screen time and preparing an emergency-preparedness kit, to stress baking and Epsom salt baths, here are 20 things you can do to survive quarantine.
Luther College will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 academic school year using a phased and modular approach that is flexible and responsive to the changing conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic and directives from government agencies.
Decorah Middle School sixth grade students have been writing to pen pals from India, Italy, Greece, and China through their social studies classes taught by Lisa Witzke and Kelly Farley. They shared how they are living with COVID-19, the activities they are involved in, what they are missing during this time, and ended by sharing something special in a “show and tell” fashion.
Members of the Decorah Middle School staff have assembled a special video for their students. Based off the work of Brooklyn photographer Stephen Lovekin, […]
On April 16, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued stricter mitigation steps for Northeast Iowa or Region 6 including Winneshiek County. Region 6 has reached the […]
In recognition of the value of the Decorah Public Library, community member Liz Rog shares her appreciation for the library staff and the innovative services they’re offering during the coronavirus pandemic, including virtual children’s programming, ebooks and audiobooks, and over 10,000 films available for free through their partnership with Kanopy.
The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the current street closure on East Water Street will be extended through Friday, April 17th to […]