About

Decorah Now is a list of events, classes, community issues, and classified ads for Decorah, Iowa, and the surrounding area. Everyone is welcome to submit a post.

How do I remove or edit my post?

If you provided an email address when you created your post, you should have received an email from us with instructions on how to edit or delete your post. If all else fails, contact Brad or Liz using the contact page. We’ll help you as soon as we have a moment.

Can I get involved?

Absolutely, if the site is valuable to you, spread the word. If you have an idea for the site, talk to us. You are always welcome to contact Liz or Brad electronically or otherwise, and we are grateful that you are helping to grow Decorah Now!

Prohibited Items?

Here is a partial list of items that are prohibited:

  • puppies and dogs. Around 2013 we stopped publishing dog and puppy ads on DecorahNow because among the legitimate ads, we were getting ads that some of our readers perceived as “puppy mills” and other ads that were nothing but scams. It was both tough and time consuming for us to tell the difference (so we would forward them to a few readers to get their opinion as well), and eventually it became clear that the easiest action was to add puppies to our list of prohibited ads.
  • weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc
  • ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, fireworks, explosives
  • recalled items; hazardous materials; body parts/fluids; unsanitized bedding/clothing
  • prescription drugs, medical devices; controlled substances and related items
  • alcohol or tobacco; unpackaged or adulterated food or cosmetics
  • pet sales (re-homing with small adoption fee ok), animal parts, stud service
  • endangered, imperiled and/or protected species and any parts thereof, e.g. ivory
  • false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent content; bait and switch; keyword spam
  • offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, or malicious postings or email
  • anyone’s personal, identifying, confidential or proprietary information
  • food stamps, WIC vouchers, SNAP or WIC goods, governmental assistance
  • stolen property, property with serial number removed/altered, burglary tools, etc
  • ID cards, licenses, police insignia, government documents, birth certificates, etc
  • US military items not demilitarized in accord with Defense Department policy
  • counterfeit, replica, or pirated items; tickets or gift cards that restrict transfer
  • lottery or raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries, slot machines, gambling items
  • spam; miscategorized, overposted, cross-posted, or nonlocal content
  • postings or email the primary purpose of which is to drive traffic to a website
  • postings or email offering, promoting, or linking to unsolicited products or services
  • affiliate marketing; network, or multi-level marketing; pyramid schemes
  • any good, service, or content that violates the law or legal rights of others

Users must comply with all applicable laws, the Terms of Use, and all posted site rules.

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Because Decorah Now is a donor-supported, community-based website, your contribution is a vital part of bringing class listings, event calendars, and classifieds to Decorah and the surrounding communities.

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