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15
Jun

NF Elementary forms PTO

 

Parents, teachers and faculty at North Fayette Elementary have come together to create the North Fayette Parent-Teacher Organization (NFPTO). The brainchild of NF Elementary principal Travis Elliott (far right), he has seen it been successful at a number of different schools in the Waterloo Community School District, where he used to work. Recently, the PTO elected officers, including (l-r) Jeremiah White, president; LeAnn Meyer, vice-president; and Renee Larson, secretary. Not pictured is treasurer Laurie Moss.  Chris DeBack photo

 

NF Elementary forms PTO

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

 

The more parents are involved in a child's education, the greater the chance that child will succeed.

North Fayette Elementary, which consists of the West Union and Fayette elementary attendance centers, has launched North Fayette Parent-Teacher Organization (NFPTO) that will be in full swing this coming fall.

Wed
15
Jun

Town & Country Breakfast

Town & Country Breakfast

 

 

 

The Fayette County Fair, in cooperation with Nabholz Farm, will be holding a Town and Country Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18.

The breakfast, which will be held at Nabholz Farm (24807 Neon Road, West Union), will accept freewill donations to be used for the ongoing restoration of the Fayette County Fairgrounds buildings and infrastructure.

Transportation from the fairgrounds to the farm will be provided via the Tap’t Out limo bus.

 
Wed
15
Jun

Enemy WWII flags signed by U.S. troops on display at Hawkeye Fun days

During Hawkeye Fun Days a flag ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 18, will display these Nazi and Japanese flags signed by American troops who fought in World War II and took as “war trophies.” The three children of Roy Knight of Elgin, (l-r) Janice Tirzmalis, Jack and Noel Knight, hold the Nazi flag with theirs fathers signature on it. The Japanese flag is held by (l-r) Arlo Copp’s niece Sheryl Seitsinger and nephews Mike and Dennis Copp; Arlo’s signature is on the World War II flag. The signature of J.D. Shaffer of West Union is also on the Nazi flag, but no living relatives have been tracked down at this point. 

 

Enemy WWII flags signed by U.S. troops on display at Hawkeye Fun Days

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

World War II redefined global conflict. World War I “was the war to end all wars,” but ended up setting the stage for WWII. WWII continues to shape the path of human history to this day.

As American, British, French, Soviet and other Allied forces slowly began to turn back the Axis Powers, soldiers took enemy flags as war trophies.

Wed
08
Jun

Council discusses Jessie Street details

Council discusses Jessie Street details

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Ossian City Council met Monday evening, leading off with discussion about the Jessie Street project and the easements required for the projects.

A representative from iiw, the engineering firm behind the plans, was present to ask for additional funds in order to bring the project up-to-date with Iowa Department of Transportation code, as it was initially designed in 1999.       

The council unanimously approved the necessary cost change, which led to discussion about easement fees for property owners that live on the route of the construction. The easements are necessary to provide project workers with enough room to work.

Wed
08
Jun

Get your 2016 Fair buttons!

Get your 2016 Fair buttons!

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Buttons for the 2016 Winneshiek County Fair in Decorah are on sale! The buttons, which are available for $25 in advance and $30 at the gate (ages 6 and under are free), are good for admittance to all five 2016 Grandstand events.

Wed
08
Jun

Clermont council continues nuisance discussion

Clermont council continues nuisance discussion

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Clermont City Attorney David Hanson of Hofmeyer and Hanson was at the regular Monday meeting of Clermont City Council to discuss nuisances and what actions the council could take.

Hanson spent approximately half-hour going over what the City could do with nuisance properties and animal complaints, including those complaints made of a barking dog. He specified what would hold up in court and what could be deemed a weak case, telling the council it needs physical proof and first-hand witness accounts for such complaints against a dog. Just saying one’s neighbor’s dog barks too much wouldn’t hold up in court.

Wed
08
Jun

Center Street closure in Elgin discussed

Center Street closure in Elgin discussed

 

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

   The closing of Center Street during a visit from the Romper Room Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 18, was discussed during Monday night’s Elgin City Council meeting.

   Nick Polfer, owner of the Elgin Tap, has been in contact with the organizers of the ride and was present at the meeting to assist in facilitating communication between the City and the riders.

   “If the weather is good, we are expecting 1,500 riders in Elgin, with the majority of those arriving around noon and departing at approximately 2 p.m. You always have some stragglers, but the biggest mob of them will be during those hours,” explained Polfer.

Wed
08
Jun

Music in the Park to feature variety of tunes

Decked out in costumes from the musical “Oklahoma!” are (front, l-r) Bethany Merkle, Weston Fantz, Hailey Walvatne, Cameron Hermen, Angela Williams, Kelli Hinrichs, Ally Bausch; (back) Emily Hallberg, Larry Popenhagen, Emily Berger, Emily Kullen, Skylar Harnisch, Tim Hanson, Rod Marlatt, Carol Katsumes, Kelly Wachal, Jean Merkle, Ryan Hallberg, and Chloe Cummings. Music in the Park 2016 will feature 22 cast members performing a variety of musical selections. Not pictured are Kenlin Schmitt and Morgan Everman.

 

Music in the Park to feature variety of tunes

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

   Songs from “Wicked”, “Oklahoma”, “Rent”, “The Sound of Music” and “Annie, Get Your Gun” are among a dozen songs to be performed during Music in the Park 2016 in Elgin. Twenty-two local volunteer performers from ages 7 to adult will be showcasing their musical and theatrical talents on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, at Elgin City Park.

Wed
08
Jun

Fayette to get new police officer

Fayette to get new police officer

 

 

 

Janell Bradley

Contributing Writer

 

When the Fayette City Council met Monday night, June 6, it learned that Councilmember Todd Sorensen’s last meeting will be June 20, as he is moving outside the city.

After thanking Sorensen for his service, Mayor Andrew Wenthe commented, “Similar to last time, what I’d like to do is have councilmembers identify who is interested in being considered. Then we can decide if a special election is necessary if there is more than one candidate interested.”

The council agreed to a deadline of July 1 for councilmembers to let the mayor know the names of potential candidates.

The council heard a recommendation from Police Chief Rich Pisanti to hire Ben Davis, 28, as the city’s police officer. Davis, a North Fayette High School graduate, has experience as an MP while serving in the U.S. Army and is currently a police officer in Strawberry Point.

Wed
08
Jun

Knapp's 1456 International to be featured

 

Craig Knapp of Hawkeye will make his first appearance at Castalia Tractor Days this weekend with his International 1456, the featured tractor for the parade. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Knapp's 1456 International to be featured

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

Every year, tractors from all over the tri-state area convene in the small northeast Iowa town of Castalia. The event pays tribute to the rural roots of the community and provides plenty of fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

This year, Craig Knapp of Hawkeye will make his first appearance at the celebration, which celebrates its 24th year this weekend. Knapp will lead the parade with his 1969 International 1456, this year’s featured tractor for the celebration.

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