Nationwide, stay-at-home orders have been lifted in most states and retail stores and other “nonessential” businesses have begun reopening. Despite the gradual nationwide reopening, public health officials warn of a second wave of cases in late summer or early autumn. As of June 17, 21 states have seen increases in new cases over the last two weeks. Iowa is among 12 states where new cases have largely remained the same over the past two weeks. But many states are currently experiencing dramatic increases in new cases. 9 states—Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas—have experienced record numbers of new cases in the past seven days.
Chad Elliott, DCSD Food Service Director and Culinary Specialist, was asked to participate in a YouTube video entitled “Honoring School Food Heroes” created by the Chef Ann Foundation to promote school food service during the COVID crisis. Decorah was recognized for their use of local and hyper-local ingredients they incorporated into the Grab and Go bags offered to families during the shutdown of school due to the pandemic.
The City of Decorah is notifying residents that East Water Street will be closed Tuesday, June 23rd through Friday, June 26th. The closure will occur on East Water Street between Day Street and Montgomery Street.
Four Decorah Middle School students and one Carrie Lee student recently received top awards from the Iowa Reading Association for their creative writing.
Luther College leadership has made the decision to cancel in-person Homecoming, which had been scheduled for Oct. 9-11, 2020.
The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the Locust Road Improvements Project is scheduled to start on Monday, June 22nd. As a result, […]
Decorah Middle School seventh graders Jack Sovern and Sara Johaningmeier have won first and second places in the Iowa Letters About Literature writing competition sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book, an affiliate of the national Library of Congress.
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation awarded a grant of $100,000 to Luther College in honor of Marriott International CEO and Luther alumnus, Arne Sorenson ’80, who recently completed his third term and final year of service on the Luther College Board of Regents. During Sorenson’s final board meeting on May 8, news of this generous grant to Luther was shared with the full board.
Join Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on Facebook (facebook.vesterheimmuseum) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Heritage Park project with a live stream ceremony on Friday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m
A unique project has recently wrapped up at Luther College where students and alumni were asked to reflect on how Nordic values are being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the safety of the poll workers and other voters, voters are encouraged to wear a mask and to bring their own blue or black pen to mark their ballot. Voters are also expected to practice appropriate social distancing while in the polling site.
Luther College’s Asha Aden of Rochester, Minnesota received the college’s Jenson Medal for the class of 2020. The announcement was made during the Virtual Commencement ceremony on May 24.