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Wednesday, April 16

Sami Lecture

Wed, April 16 at 1:30 PM -

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center

Ellen Marie Jensen, Sámi historian and author, will speak about her book "We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sámi Americans" with a book signing to follow in the Museum Store.

In her book, Jensen has gathered moving accounts from Sámi Americans of the history of their ancestors and stories of cultural revitalization. Many Sámi Americans have consciously chosen to stop forgetting their lesser known and sometimes silenced Sámi ancestry by identifying with a…

Contact: or 563-382-9681


Luther College Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert

Wed, April 16 at 7:00 PM

@Luther COllege, Center for FAith and Life

The Luther College Varsity Band and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther Campus.
Jon Ailabouni, Luther class of 2010 and adjunct faculty in music, directs the Varsity Band and Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther director of bands and associate professor of music, directs the Wind and Percussion Ensemble.
The Varsity Band will perform…


Thursday, April 17

Coffee Bar at NEIPJC

Thu, April 17 at 10:00 AM to Fri, April 18, 2014 - ends 11:30 am

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center

Have an issue you want to discuss or just curious about the Center? Come in, share refreshments, tour the Center, browse the library or converse with staff and friends. All welcome.

Contact: Julie Fischer


Discuss "The Worst Hard Time" Apr. 17

Thu, April 17 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library


The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the American Dust Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 17 on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk of the library.

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or…

Contact: Kristin Torresdal


Claudia Schmidt in Concert

Thu, April 17 at 7:00 PM

@1579 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah, IA


Matt and Randi Spencer-Berg are pleased to welcome to their home, Claudi Schmidt, on Thursday, April 17 at 7pm, for a house concert welcoming Spring to the hills of Decorah. Reserve your seat by calling 563-419-6107. Tickets are 15$. Matt and Randi are located at 1579 Manawa Trail Rd located 6 miles north of Decorah. Call for directions if needed.

Read on for more about this wonderful performer:

Claudia Schmidt has…

Contact: Matt Spencer 419-6107 or 382-1763


Saturday, April 19


the Comfort Zone - Cancer Support Group for Women

Sat, April 19 at 10:00 AM

@Therapy Associates 314 West Main Street, Decorah, IA

the Comfort Zone
Women and Cancer Support Group
Facilitated by; Karen Misseldine MA; Art Therapist

When: Saturday April 19th 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Where: 314 W. Main, Decorah - Therapy Associates
(Tan, Stucco house with a big porch on the corner
of Main and River St.)

Intended for: Women in all stages of cancer recovery & survivorship.

Program: Amanda Rhine of Discover Happy will be joining us for…

Contact: Karen Misseldine 563 419-1105


HSNEI Adoption Event

Sat, April 19 at 11:00 AM - until 1pm

@Winneshiek True Value Decorah


The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa will have many cats and dogs available for adoption at Winneshiek True Value in Decorah on Saturday, April 19 from 11am until 1pm.
At this adoption event the community will be able to meet many of our animals in foster care. If interested in adopting an animal from HSNEI an application can be filled out at the adoption event or online at
Additional information about HSNEI…



Monday, April 21


Annual Dry Run Creek Spiff Up Planned

Mon, April 21 at 3:15 PM - to 5:00 pm

@Decorah Public Library


The seventh annual Dry Run creekside clean up will be held for the area that runs alongside the library’s parking lot. Nicknamed “Snail Hollow” by the 2008 cleanup crew, the banks on this section of the creek are the focus of this service effort. The blown-in and flowed-in trash will be collected for recycling or disposal; invasive garlic mustard plants will be removed; there will be pruning and mulching around wildlife plantings and watching…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library, 382-3717


Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day Litter Pickup

Tue, April 22 to Wed, April 23, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center

Call and let us know what areas you or your group would want to be responsible for. We need leaders for every street and park in the city as well as Dry Run Creek and along the dike. Let's get out there and directly help clean up our planet.

Contact: Julie Fischer


“Wildlife of Tasmania and New Zealand”

Tue, April 22 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Please join Upper Iowa Audubon Tuesday, April 22, 7 PM, Decorah Public Library as Tex Sordahl, Professor of Biology, Luther College, will present a lecture on the birds and mammals of Tasmania (Australia) and New Zealand. The lecture will be illustrated by Dr. Sordahl's photos of animals he encountered during his recent sabbatical travels, ranging from legendary Tasmanian Devils to Spiny Anteaters and charismatic kiwis to Yellow-eyed Penguins.

All UIA programs are free…

Contact: Connie Hvitved 563-547-4685

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Driftless Trout Unlimited and Decorah Library launch partnership

@Decorah Public Library


The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Decorah Public Library have embarked on a partnership to establish a signature collection of fishing books. The purpose of the partnership is to provide the community with a high quality collection of books attractive to fisherpersons of all levels and to those interested in taking up the sport.

The Iowa Driftless Collection focuses on fishing in the Driftless area. The Driftless area includes…

Contact: Lorraine Borowski


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Cleaning Up and Preparing for Spring

Mon, October 6 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Clean-up, clean-up, everybody, everywhere! Properly cleaning up your garden in the fall will make your life a million times easier in the spring. Join David Cavagnaro for an informative session about how to clean-up your fall garden and best prepare for spring. Fall may seem like an odd time to till, but it’s actually the best time to work up any new areas that you are hoping to plant in the spring. If you…



Saving Seeds

Mon, September 15 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Seeds can be expensive. Have you ever thought about saving your own? It’s not as difficult or intimidating as it might sound. Join Seed Savers staff for an hour-long session on how to save your own seeds. Participants will learn which varieties are easiest to save and the best methods for properly processing and storing seed. Keep in mind that some varieties cross-pollinate in the field and in order to remain ‘true to type”…



Techniques for Extending the Season

Mon, August 11 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Did you know that it’s possible to harvest crops from your garden after the frost? Some things like spinach, cilantro, kale, swiss chard, carrots and rutabaga actually get sweeter after the temperatures drop below freezing. Luther graduate Collin Thompson has been the assistant garden manager at River Root Farm for the past three seasons and in that time has gained significant knowledge on how to grow food in cold weather. He will provide participants…



Composting 101

Mon, July 21 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Are you interested in composting, but not sure where to start? Food scraps have the potential to create amazing soil for your gardens or methane gas in the landfill (21 more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2). Not only do food scraps in the trash bin lead to methane in a landfill, they also make our trash cans and kitchens more smelly! Whether your goal is simply to divert food scraps from the…



It's Not Too Late! Things You Can Still Plant this Season

Mon, July 7 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

So, maybe your ambitious plans to plant your first garden have gone by the wayside due to a busy May and June. Not to worry. Just because it’s July doesn’t mean it’s too late to get started. This class is for anyone looking to learn what can still be planted this season. Maybe you already planted your garden, but have a little extra space. Perfect! You can fill it with vegetables that will be…



Eating Your Yard: Incorporating Edibles Into the Landscape

Mon, June 2 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Maybe you are looking for a way to grow some of your own food, but aren’t crazy about the idea of tilling up your lawn. Edible landscaping is becoming popular across the country and world as people realize the benefits of eating more fresh food and try to find spaces to grow it. Jeff Scott has worked with many clients in the Decorah area who are seeking ways to grow more edible food in…



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For Sale: Bath and Body Works lotions

Brand new, never used. I have quite a few that I've accumulated over the past few months and I just want to free up the space. I'll include the names of the lotions I have along with how many are available. Asking $8 a bottle but am willing to hear offers (also willing to reduce overall price for larger quantity purchases starting at 5+ lotions). For pick up or meet in Decorah only.

Posted by Courtney about 3 hours ago

For Sale: Martha Cup/Saucer Gift Set NIB - 2 available


Each gift box contains two cups and two saucers, minted glass. New in Box. Both for $8.

Posted by Megen about 3 hours ago

Wanted: MacBook Charger

Looking for a used MacBook charger (2008 black macbook, 60W Magsafe) for cheap if possible. I've already had bad luck with 2 of them and don't want to buy another new one. If you have an old one laying around I would love to take it off your hands! (image below)

Posted by Max about 4 hours ago

Wanted: Studio space wanted for local artist


Looking for studio space to do my art and store my supplies. If anyone has some shops/sheds or space above their business let me know. Thank you!

Posted about 15 hours ago

For Rent: Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 bath Craftsman style home


For Rent: Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 bath Craftsman style home with beautiful oak woodwork that includes: built-in china hutches, columnade, and bench. Home has newer carpet on 1st floor while the 2nd story bedrooms have awesome fir floors. Home has been repainted on the inside and the bath has been completely remodeled. You'll want to grab a book to read on the sun filled enclosed porch. Back deck is perfect for barbequing, relaxing in…

Posted by Jeff G. about 17 hours ago

For Sale: Size 1 Diapers- unopened

We bought a large box of 252 Luvs size one diapers online. It came with three individually wrapped packages of diapers. We used up two of them, but now our little guy is ready to move on to size 2. So I have one unopened package with 84 diapers. I bought the box for $30 plus tax, so I am hoping to sell the unopened package for $10 just to break even. This is…

Posted about 17 hours ago

Wanted: 15" Tires

Do You have some used 15" tires. I need some.

Posted by David about 17 hours ago

For Sale: Dodge Dakota '98 4WD


Gray '98 Dodge Dakota, V6 3.7L engine, 4WD and 140,000 mi. CD player/radio, pwr locks and windows, dual airbags. Bed has liner, topper included. Truck has dent w/rust on front driver side, cracked grill, and rust on rear tire wells. It is a very reliable vehicle.

Posted by Jay about 18 hours ago

Wanted: Help with Adobe Dreamweaver

I am looking for help in learning the workings of Adobe Dreamweaver.

Posted by Amanda 1 day ago

For Sale: Antique Chifferobe


This wardrobe/dresser is in excellent condition. It has the etched mirror, smaller swivel mirror and a slide out hanger for clothes. It has been kept in a home, has no mothball or other odors and has a nice finish. The original key is there for the door. I purchased this at a farm sale about 20 years ago in Wisconsin. I have more photos available upon request. $300

Posted by Mary P. 1 day ago

For Sale: 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring- New Tires


I am selling my van becuase I ordered a work vehicle. Brand new tires this winter, grey leather interior, DVD, navigation, remote start, sunroof, etc, has pretty much every option available. Has ~80,000 miles which are mostly from driving on the highway. I have always used synthetic oil and it was just changed recently. Very nice and well maintained vehicle. Asking $23,500 to move quickly.

Posted by Lindsey 1 day ago

Housing Wanted: to rent a home

I'm a professional woman looking for a rental home in the Decorah school district.

Posted by Mari J. 1 day ago

For Sale: Central Air Unit for Sale

For Sale: 2 Ton Lennox Central Air Unit ...30 years old but still works well, great for a garage, shop, or house. $50.00 firm and you haul. Located in Decorah. Call 563-379-1569 after 6pm and ask for Diane.

Posted 1 day ago

For Sale: Bob Ross Painting Kit plus more

Paint brushes
Odorless Thinner, 1 quart
Jar for cleaning brushes

Please email and I will email you a picture.

Posted by Mallory 1 day ago

For Sale: Couch for Sale!


$550 Ashley furniture massage and double recliner. Good condition. Must move on your own very heavy!

Posted by Cassie 2 days ago

Wanted: : house to rent

I'm looking for a 3 bedroom house to rent that allows pets. Four of us are willing to move in and pay rent. Price range around $550 a month.

Posted by Hayley 2 days ago

For Sale: pool table

Nine foot commercial grade slate pool table in great shape with all accessories for sale. We need the room in the lower level for woodworking. Ideal for families, youth gatherings in churches, etc. $500 or best offer, including gifting to a nonprofit. This is on ground level with French doors and easy to get out and load.

Posted by Diane and I. 2 days ago

For Sale: royal commercial vacuum


hi i have a royal commercial vacuum for sale its in vary good condition i am asking 50$

Posted by andrew j. 3 days ago

For Sale: filter queen vacuum


hi i have a 2003 filter queen vacuum for sale its in vary good condition i have the manual 75.00 $ call me at 563 3822226 or 563-379-7839

Posted by andrew j. 3 days ago

Wanted: Aracuna or Americauna chickens

I would like to buy two young blue egg laying chickens (Aracuna or Americauna) to add to my small flock. Please email me if you have young chickens for sale. Thank you!

Posted by Barbara G. 3 days ago

For Sale: Men's - Young Men's Dress Shoes


Florsheim, Lexington black - Size 9D men's/young men's dress shoes
In good shape - originally $99.00 asking $20.00.

Posted by Karen 3 days ago

For Sale: Full-size antique bedroom set


I have an antique bedroom set for sale. Includes a full-size bed frame with mattress and box spring, 4 drawer dresser, 4 drawer vanity, and a small padded stool. The stool was reupholstered after we bought the set about 10 years ago and some of the wood has been professionally stripped and re-varnished. The mattress was very gently used for about 6 years and was kept in storage for a while and now has…

Posted by Amber 3 days ago

Free: Humane Society Adoption Events

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa will have many cats and dogs available for adoption at Winneshiek True Value in Decorah on Saturday, April 19 from 11am until 1pm.
At this adoption event the community will be able to meet many of our animals in foster care. If interested in adopting an animal from HSNEI an application can be filled out at the adoption event or online at
HSNEI is an non-profit…

Posted 3 days ago

For Rent: Room to rent

Master bedroom to rent in two bedroom two bathroom home in Decorah. Looking for single or couple. Spacious home with a large yard. 400.00 A month. Looking to rent the room by May 1st. Any questions please e-mail me at or call or text 763-567-1921.

Posted by Jason F. 3 days ago

Free: two 5 month old cats to good homes

Full of love with lots to give house broke young cats. One kitten a comical black calico little girl(her momma the best ever momma cat) and her brother a tiger tom. Their mom 2 weeks ago had three more kittens two long haired orange kittens and a lovely calico kitten. Not farm cats but have been going outside the last week and are doing fine.

Posted by Val K H. 3 days ago

For Sale: 1999 Saturn Sedan for Sale


Selling a 1999 Saturn SL2 sedan with 202,xxx miles. Asking $1,500

Automatic transmission with 30+ mpg highway. Runs great, has been very reliable only not starting twice in all 15 years since new. Alternator, starter and tires have all been replaced within last 20,000 miles.

Some minor body damage including scratches and small hole on back bumper but NO RUST because its plastic! Right rear door handle needs to be replaced.

Posted by Jeff 4 days ago

For Sale: Twin bed, base, frame and headboard

Twin mattress and base (used-good condition-clean - no marks) - free
Twin metal frame - $20
Twin Wooden headboard - $20
You haul

Call Lori at 563 419 7183

Posted by Lori 4 days ago

Free: Queen Size Bed in great condition

Has box spring and rails to elevate it off the floor. Available tomorrow. Please call if interested as I don't have internet access much this weekend.
Heather S.

Posted by Heather S. 4 days ago

Wanted: trailer for lawn tractor

Looking to move some firewood. Phone 563-382-8801. Thanks, Jo

Posted by Jo I. 4 days ago

Free: Sleeper sofa- MUST GO!


I have a sleeper sofa that I am looking to get rid of. In good shape. Shows some wear along the arms, sleeps well. Cushions in good shape also. Comes from a smoke free home. We have two kids now, and it is not functional in our apartment. You haul. Located in Minowa Heights area of Decorah.

Posted by Anja 5 days ago

Wanted: -Vanity

Wanted: 60" Bathroom vanity in good condition.

Posted by April . 5 days ago

For Sale: Back-Pack

Back-pack with frame..Great for hunters or hikers. Green vinyl..$20..Ph.563-735-5403

Posted 5 days ago

Wanted: Wooden Table or Just a Table Top!

I am looking for an old table top, preferably round and 48" or so. We cut down a dead tree in our yard and I want to put a table top on the stump. SO, if you have an old table you want to get rid of please let me know. Thanks.

Posted by Maureen 6 days ago
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