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Wed
02
Nov

Ag Society elects new Fair Board members

 

The 2016-2017 Fayette County Fair Board members are (front, l-r) Jim Granger, Mark Putney, Chelsey Matthias, Mike Darnall, Justin Steinlage (treasurer), and Jason Decker; (back) Randy Roberts (vice president), Brian Boess, Jerem White (new member), Keith Koch, and Kevin Converse (president). Not pictured is Matt Egan (secretary, new member). (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Ag Society elects new Fair Board members

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Fayette County Agricultural Society held its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Dance Pavilion on the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.

The society held elections for new Fair Board members. Up for re-election were Jon Francis, Kevin Converse, Justin Steinlage and Travis Scholbrock. Scholbrock was the only one of the four up for re-election who chose not to run again. Including the three seeking re-election, 10 Ag Society members were nominated for the four Fair Board seats.

Wed
02
Nov

Captain Miller to lead Hawkeyes

 

Part of the honor of being selected as a University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Kid Captain was getting to participate in Kids’ Day at Kinnick Stadium this summer. Aaron Miller of Hawkeye stands front and center as he walks out of the tunnel onto the field alongside other Kid Captains and Hawkeye football players C.J. Beathard (16), Desmond King (14), Riley McCarron (83), and Matt VandeBerg (89). (submitted photo)

 

Captain Miller to lead Hawkeyes

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Every fall since 2009, the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital has selected a group of pediatric patients to serve as Kid Captains for the Hawkeye football team. Each captain has his or her very own story of strength and determination, including the inspirational one of 11-year-old Aaron Miller of Hawkeye.

“I can remember being at the (University of Iowa Children’s Hospital) and looking down at the field,” recalled the now sixth-grade student at North Fayette Elementary. “I said, ‘I want to be down there someday.’”

Wed
02
Nov

NFVCC Youth Family Learning Center opens doors

 

A couple years in the making, the NFVCC Youth Family Learning Center is located adjacent to NFV Middle School and Valley Elementary School. The $300,000 40’ x 60’ building has six rooms. An open house at the new center will be held for the public from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

NFVCC Youth Family Learning Center opens doors

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley Community Coalition (NFVCC) Youth Center is temporary no more!

Next week, the NFVCC will open the new Youth Family Learning Center (YFL) doors to children and families across the North Fayette and Valley school districts for the first time. It is a vision that has been 17 years in the making and one that hasn’t come without sacrifice from a number of volunteers.

Wed
02
Nov

'Tootie' Jensen says Go, Cubs, Go!

As the Chicago Cubs look to claw their way back from a 3-2 deficit in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, die-hard Cubs fan Augusta “Tootie” Jensen will be cheering them on from Traditions in West Union. 

 

'Tootie' Jensen says Go, Cubs, Go!

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Go, Cubs, Go!

It is the rallying cry that every Chicago Cubs fan is shouting loudly as the World Series draws to a close.

One fan in particular, 92-year-old Augusta “Tootie” Jensen, can be heard shouting more loudly than the rest here in northeast Iowa.

Wed
02
Nov

Spin out your laundry anytime!

Anytime Laundry in West Union is owned an operated by Tony Osmundson (left), owner of Osmundson Lawn Care and Landscaping, and his family (l-r) Katelyn, wife Holly and Loren. (Chris DeBack photo) 

 

Spin out your laundry anytime!

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Anytime Laundry will open for business on Friday, Nov. 4, giving the residents of West Union a new option for their laundry needs.

Wed
26
Oct

Trick-or-treating this weekend

Trick-or-treating this weekend

 

 

Halloween is the sweetest holiday of the year. This weekend, the sidewalks of many local communities will be filled with young trick-or-treaters looking to stock up on candy and show off their costumes.  

Local trick-or-treating details for Monday, Oct. 31, are as follows:

  • Ossian – 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Calmar – 5 to 8 p.m. (Trunk or Treat will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Washington St. parking lot)
  • Spillville – 6 p.m.
  • Decorah – 4 to 8 p.m.
  • West Union – 4:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Festina – 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30

 

Trick-or-treaters are reminded to only approach homes that have a porch light on during the specified times.

Wed
26
Oct

A 'win-win' arrangement in place

 

 

 

 

A 'win-win arrangement in place

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Several months ago, Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx approached City officials from Ossian and Calmar to discuss an idea.

“A police force in a town the size of Calmar can have a difficult time recruiting and keeping quality police officers,” he explained. “They will invest resources in training the officer, only to have them leave for another position in law enforcement.“

Wed
26
Oct

South Winn to present 'Mary Poppins'

 

This fall, students at South Winneshiek High School will present the musical Mary Poppins. Lead roles in the upcoming, Nov. 10-13, presentation include (front, l-r) Sawyer Breitsprecher (Bert) and Christina Nesvik (Mary Poppins); (back) Lucas Feltz (Robertson Ay), Kaelan Boe (George Banks), Tiana Bullerman (Jane Banks); Skyler Luzum (Winifred Banks), and Josie Kriener (Mrs. Brill). (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn to present 'Mary Poppins'

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

South Winneshiek High School is proud to announce its fall musical production of Mary Poppins.

The fun and heart-warming musical tells the story of a magical nanny that helps reunite the meaning of family within a family that has become too busy to take time for one another.

Wed
26
Oct

Studio D now open in Calmar

 

Danielle Humpal is excited about opening the doors to her own downtown Calmar salon, Studio D. The 2012 South Winneshiek graduate has over two years of experience working in a salon, much of which was spent at a former Calmar business. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Studio D now open in Calmar

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A new business is officially open in downtown Calmar. Danielle Humpal, a 2012 graduate of South Winneshiek High School, recently opened a new salon in town, Studio D, after working in the community for over two years.

Wed
26
Oct

Trees cut down in Clermont

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a call of criminal mischief at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the 700 block of Mill Street in Clermont. It was discovered that an individual had cut down four trees along Hwy. 18 next to the Viafield Co-op (LeAnn Larson photos)

 

Trees cut down in Clermont

 

 

he Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call of criminal mischief at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the 700 block of Mill Street in Clermont. 

 

When a deputy arrived on the scene, it was discovered that an individual had cut down four trees along Hwy. 18 next to the Viafield Co-op. The four trees were left on a sidewalk. City officials estimate the damage to be approximately $2,000. 

 

The four trees that were cut down were originally purchased as part of the Living Roadways grant through Trees Forever and the Iowa Department of Transportation in 2011. 

 

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