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Summer live performance at the Ossian Pavilion to feature 'Mike McAbee'

Mike McAbee will be performing at the Ossian Pavilion, Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

 

Summer live performance at the Ossian Pavilion to feature 'Mike McAbee'

 

 

The second  of eight live summer performances at the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. Mike McAbee, local vocalist and guitarist, will be featured for this live performance. 

Other events include another movie night, tonight, Wednesday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. featuring "Soul Surfer.” The movie‘s sponsor is Bushman Insurance. Another movie night will take place on Sunday, July 11.  The movie, “Inside Out” is sponsored by G & R Tiling. 

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Buck Hollow Band to kick off Playin' On The Plaza July 8

 

The Buck Hollow Band members are John and Teresa Condon of Decorah. They will be performing at Playin’ On the Plaza in West Union, Thursday, July 8 , starting at 6 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Buck Hollow Band to kick off Playin' On The Plaza July 8

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

The West Union Chamber/Main Street is excited to host a variety of talented musicians as the “Playin’ on the Plaza” summer concert series resumes at the down-town Civic Plaza on the Courthouse Square in West Union on Thursdays from July 8 through Aug. 26 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The audience is remindered to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets or sit on the concrete benches while enjoying the music. Brats, hot dogs, and drinks will be served to help pay for each week’s entertainment.  

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30
Jun

Smile for the camera!

Smile for the camera!

 

Smile for the camera. The speed cameras are in place and will soon be functional. Final wiring is being installed at this time. This camera is set up on Highway 150 on the south side of town. Another camera will be in place on North Pine Street at a later date. After the cameras are functional there will be a 30-day warning period before citations are given. (Jack Swanson photo)

 
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30
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Round up of area Fourth of July events

Round up of area Fourth of July events

 

The following is a round up of area Fourth of July events.

Clermont

Skip-A-Way Resort and Campground will be having a Sip and Shop Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, July 3, followed by fireworks over the lake at dusk and live music by the band Lonesome Road, 9 p.m., to 1 a.m.

Festina

This weekend, Festina will be the place to be on Independence Day as the town will host several activities on Sunday, July 4.

The Moo Mobile will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. near the Parish Center. At 10:30 a.m., a parade will be held through town. Following the parade, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a chicken dinner fried by Mike Reicks will be served via drive-thru at the Parish Center.

To cap off the day, a fireworks display will be held after dusk.

Spillville

 

Wed
23
Jun

Come out for Breakfast on the Farm Saturday

 

 

Come out for Breakfast on the Farm Saturday

 

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will celebrate National Dairy Month with its annual Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday (June 26) at Iowa’s Dairy Center (1527 Hwy 150 South, Calmar).

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon and will feature a delicious breakfast of Dad’s Belgian Waffles and sausage, complete with dairy products including butter and whipped cream, yogurt, cheese, milk, and ice cream.

The event will feature a variety of activities to keep you and your family busy all morning, including guided tram tours around the farm, the opportunity to hand milk a cow, a petting zoo, story time with the Dairy Princess, a cow inflatable, corn pools, educational exhibits, and much more.

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23
Jun

Spillville Independence Day Celebration is July 3

Spillville Independence Day Celebration is July 3

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The annual Spillville Independence Day celebration is just around the corner. This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 3, at Riverside Park and The Inwood.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. with an admission of $3 per person and $5 per car.

Wed
23
Jun

Bennett is new Elgin City Administrator

Bennett is new Elgin City Administrator

 

Craig Bennett has been named the new Elgin city administrator.

Bennett’s hiring was announced at the regular Elgin City Council meeting Monday, June 21.

Bennett is currently the general manager at Valley Fresh grocery store in Elgin.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity. It should be exciting,” Bennett said.

He starts his new position on July 5.

 
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23
Jun

Maynard and Westgate royalty to be crowned Friday, June 25, at Maynard Days

Maynard and Westgate royalty to be crowned Friday, June 25, at Maynard Days

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

 

 

Maynard and Westgate will combine their coronation ceremonies for town royalty during Maynard Days starting Friday, June 25.

The festivities will be held at Maynard Park.

 The festivities will start with the crowning of Little Miss and Little Mr. Maynard. 

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23
Jun

UTV ride, Cory Farley will highlight St. Lucas Fun Day

The Cory Farley Band will perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at this year’s St. Lucas Day, June 26.

 

UTV ride, Cory Farley will highlight St. Lucas Fun Day

 

By Jack Swanson

jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

 

St. Lucas Fun Day, Saturday, June 26, has a whole day of activities lined up and it will be capped off by a performance by the Cory Farley Band, and fireworks.

The day will start off with an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast and bloody Mary bar starting at 7 a.m., to 10 a.m.

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23
Jun

Driver sentenced to 10 years in Estling hit and run death

Kelli Jo Michael was led to the courtroom in handcuffs by Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher for her sentencing, Monday, June 21. (Megan Molstead photos)

 

Driver sentenced to 10 years in Estling hit and run death

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Kelli Jo Michael was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2018 hit-and-run death of a 14-year-old boy.

Kelli Jo Michael, 27, pled guilty earlier this month to vehicular homicide in the death of Kaiden Estling. As part of the plea deal, another charge was dropped and Michael admitted to driving recklessly. Michael was also ordered to pay the boy’s family $150,000 in restitution.

It was reported that Michael was texting and driving when she slammed into the back of Kaiden’s moped the night of June 28, 2018, along Iowa Highway 150 near Fayette. Michael fled the crash, police said, and Kaiden died at the scene.

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