My name is Ben Gardner and I’m the managing editor of Decorah Stories.
Decorah Stories is an online forum for positive community communication and collaboration in the Decorah area.
My mission with Decorah Stories is threefold: 1) Provide a positive and enjoyable local website experience. 2) Tell the story of Decorah. 3) And, through collaboration, provide a space where community members can tell their own story.
Through the features of the Community Leader Forum, Decorah Stories hopes to be a platform where local community leaders can accurately and easily tell their story to their neighbors. Similar to Facebook, selected community leaders will have a profile page in which they’ll have the opportunity to tell their story to a diverse local audience.
The Local Events page will offer readers an extensive snapshot of events happening in the community, as well as an easy-to-use search function allowing readers to narrow or expand their searches depending on their preferences and budget restrictions.
In addition to reporting on local and national news, Decorah Stories will also publish locally-inspired short stories set in Decorah, as well as an extensive offering of movie, book, and TV reviews.
Decorah Stories will also offer hours of daily music playlists and a local weather forecast that’s updated every five minutes.