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TigerHawk baseball struggles in tough stretch

Freshman third baseman Ayden Turner fires a ground ball to first to make the out during North Fayette Valley’s road double-header against South Winn last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk baseball struggles in tough stretch

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Last week was a bit of a gauntlet for the North Fayette Valley baseball team as it took on three of the strongest teams in the area. The week ended on a positive note, however, as the TigerHawks got win No. 1 of the season.

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09
Jun

WU Council welcomes Marsala as new Chamber Executive director

Matthew Marsala

 

WU Council welcomes Marsala as new Chamber Executive Director

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Union city council met for its regular meeting on Monday, June 7.  During the meeting, the council approved the hiring of Matthew Marsala as the West Union Chamber Executive Director.

Originally from Boston, Marsala came to the area recently to serve as the administration at Copper Creek Senior Living center.  

“I came in to help improve the center inside and outside,” Marsala said.  “I accomplished that, and decided it was time to move on.” 

Wed
09
Jun

2021 Fayette County Dairy Royalty

The 2021 Fayette County Dairy royalty are (front, l-r) Little Mr. Herdsman Gabe Holthaus, Little Miss Squirts Charolette Vagts, Sydney Vagts and Chloe Sparrgrove. (back) Dairy Princesses Harley Baumler and Naomi Scott.  (Jack Swanson photo)

 

2021 Fayette County Dairy Royalty

Wed
09
Jun

How does 'Kerr' garden grow

When Shauna Kerr decided to follow the footsteps of her mother and grandmother into the world of gardening, she had no idea just how big it would end up being.  Truly a family affair, Kerr gets gardening help from her entire family.  (submitted photo) 

 

How does 'Kerr' garden grow

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“My plan was always to start small with just a few thing like beans and tomatoes for canning,” smiled Shauna Kerr of her now expansive garden. 

“Then everybody started putting in their requests for fresh vegetables and it’s expanded beyond my original plan!” 

Wed
02
Jun

Memorial Day Parade in Ossian

Members of American Legion Post 503 of Ossian smile as they make their way down Main Street in Monday’s Memorial Day parade. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Memorial Day Parade in Ossian

Wed
02
Jun

Zweibohner to take over as maintenance foreman

Zweibohmer to take over as maintenance foreman

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A special City Council meeting was held Monday evening in Ossian as a new maintenance foreman was chosen.

Following a lengthy discussion on candidates among council members and Mayor Bryan Beckman, it was determined that Brian Zweibohmer would be promoted to the position. Zweibohmer will replace current maintenance foreman Don DiLaura, who will retire at the end of July.

Wed
02
Jun

Winneshiek Co. Fair is July 13-17

Winneshiek Co. Fair is July 13-17!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The 2021 Winneshiek County Fair is fast approaching. After taking a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic, one of the best county fairs in Iowa is back from July 13-17.

The Fair will officially kick off Tuesday, July 13, in Decorah with a night of action-packed racing at Upper Iowa Speedway for the evening’s Grandstand entertainment. Hot laps will start at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday evening (July 14), Rogue Rodeo will take to the main stage at 7 p.m.

Wed
02
Jun

Memorial Day Services

Marin Benson, age-7 from Elgin, can’t wait to get one of the pretty red poppies passed out during Memorial Day Services at Elgin Cemetery.

 

Memorial Day Services

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02
Jun

"Splash Into Summer" this Saturday at WU's Summer Fest

"Splash Into Summer" this Saturday at WU's Summer Fest

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

It’s time to get ready to “splash into summer,” during the first annual West Union Chamber/Mainstreet Summerfest celebration! 

On Saturday, June 5, community members (and visitors) are invited to enjoy a day full of summer fun. 

From a 5k run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. (registration for the 5k will be held at 8:30 a.m. that morning, at City Hall) to a Bloody Mary bar, live music, kids' games, and Water Ball fights, this community event will offer something for everyone.    

This first-annual summer event will also be including another one of West Union’s most popular, and delicious, events: West Union’s BREWBQ contest.  There will also be a “Wild Card” entry option for the best appetizer of the day.  

Wed
02
Jun

Exercise unit planned for Rotary Park

The exercise equipment package that West Union Parks and Rec is planning on getting installed at Rotary Park is pictured above. Parks and Rec Director Kathy Guyer said $50,000 has to be raised in order to cover the cost. (Submitted photo)

 

Exercise unit planned for Rotary Park

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

“We are in need of $50,000.”

That’s what West Union Parks and Recreation Director Kathy Guyer said is required in order to purchase and install a set of adult exercise equipment at Rotary Park.

“Parks and Recreation conducted a survey in 2017 and the top needs for Rotary Park were identified as putting something in that was ADA accessible, preschool playground equipment, and adult fitness equipment.  With all the playground equipment in our community, we chose to go with the adult fitness equipment that is ADA accessible,” Guyer explained.

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