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Wed
26
Oct

Maynard breaks ground on new library

 

A lot of fundraising and grant writing took place to fund the new Maynard Community Library. A majority of the grant writing was done by (l-r) Kelly Beacom, Maynard City Council member; Lezlie Barry, library director; and Judy Hoeger, library assistant. Sixty-two percent of the money raised was from local fundraisers and gifts.

 

Maynard breaks ground on new library

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It won’t be long before Maynard has a new library.

Chad Heim Excavating and Trucking of Waverly broke ground on the project that has been four years in the making on Wednesday, Oct 19. The project was approved by the Maynard City Council the week prior.

Wed
26
Oct

Five attend candidate forum in Fayette

 

Five candidates attended a forum at the Fayette Opera House on Monday, Oct, 24, including (l-r) Supervisor candidates Janell Bradley and Vicki Rowland, House District 55 candidate Michael Bergan, and Senate District 28 candidate Michael Breitbach and Jan Heikes. Michael Bergan’s opponent, Pat Ritter, was not in attendance. The candidates had approximately an hour to answer written questions provided by the public in an effort to sway their vote.  Chris DeBack

 

Five attend candidate forum in Fayette

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Fayette Lions Club hosted a candidate forum for local and state level governmental races at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Fayette Opera House.

The forum started about 15 minutes late after a small hiccup of trying to gain access to the opera house. In attendance for the event were the candidates in the Fayette County Supervisors race, Republican Janell Bradley of rural Wadena and Democrat Vicki Rowland of Clermont; Iowa House District 55 race, Republican Michael Bergan of Decorah; and Iowa Senate District 28 race, Republican Michael Breitbach of Strawberry Point and Democrat Jan Heikes of Decorah.

Wed
26
Oct

NFV to present 'Alice in Wonderland'

 

North Fayette Valley High School will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Performing Arts Center. The cast includes (front, l-r) Eiler Merkle (Mad Hatter), Hope Wander (Alice’s sister), Lily Poppen (Tweedledum), Helena Fantz (Tweedledee), Alison Ahern (Card), and Sage Matt (Card); (middle) Bethany Merkle (Duchess), Trevor Weideman (March Hare), Savannah Halva (Card), Drew Wedemeier (Alice), Jessica Kamaus (White Rabbit), Paige Woodson (Card), Grace Blanchard (Card), and Zoey Frey (Good Fairy); (back) Jace Wolverton (Cheshire Cat), Taylor Kohls (Tree), Bryce Smith (Robin Hood), Denise Thompson (Queen of Hearts), Allie Winsell (Ghost), Katrina Mikalova (Card), Jordan Weber (Boss), and Ezra Solheim (Tree). Chris DeBack photo

 

NFV to present 'Alice in Wonderland'

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Those looking to escape into the imaginary world of eccentric characters for a night need look no further than North Fayette Valley’s upcoming high school play, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Wed
26
Oct

Meet and greet

Meet and greet

 

 

West Union City Hall will host a meet and greet open house for new City Administrator Nick McIntyre from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. This will also give the public a chance to say goodbye to Teresa Pape. Coffee and cookies will be served throughout the day. 

Thu
20
Oct

'Sky is the limit' for SW Rec Program

 

Blake Moen, a 2012 graduate of Decorah High School and 2016 graduate of Luther College, recently began his duties as director of the South Winneshiek Recreation Department. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'Sky is the limit' for SW Rec Program

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek Recreational Department, which was established earlier this year to serve local communities such as Ossian, Calmar, and Spillville, now has its program director.

Meet Blake Moen, a 2012 graduate of nearby Decorah High School and 2016 graduate of Luther College, who officially began last week.

Thu
20
Oct

Deadly shooting in Winneshiek Co.

Deadly shooting in Winneshiek Co. 

 

 

 

At approximately 6:36 p.m. Sunday evening, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls reporting gunshots fired in the area of Dogwood Road in Freeport  near Decorah.

When a responding deputy arrived on the scene at 2472 Dogwood Road, two deceased individuals with gunshot wounds were discovered.

Thu
20
Oct

Co-op annexation still an option

Co-op annexation still an option

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Annexation of the Elgin Co-op is still an option for the Elgin City Council and was discussed again at Monday night’s meeting. While voluntary annexation seems out of the question at this point, the council is considering pursuing involuntary annexation to capture some revenue from the Co-op.

Wed
19
Oct

Maynard Community Library breaks ground

 

Chad Heim Excavating and Trucking broke ground on the new Maynard Community Library Monday morning, Oct. 17. Members from the Maynard community in attendance were (front, l-r) Mayor Dan Howard; Lezlie Barry, Maynard library director; Ann Jens, Library Board president; Lois Erickson, Library Board treasurer; and Kelly Beacom, Maynard City Council member; (back) Brian Stark, Martin-Gardner architect; Judy Hoeger, Maynard library assistant; Lorraine Eldridge, Library Board member; Stacy Kuennen, Library Board member; and Tim Corcoran, Steege Construction contractor.  The 4,340-square-foot building is estimated to cost $675,000 and will be completed by May 15, 2017. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Maynard Community Library breaks ground

 

 

Wed
19
Oct

Candidate forum

Candidate forum

 

 

 

The Fayette Lions Club will host a Meet the Candidates forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Fayette Opera House, 301 S. Main Street.

 

Fayette County Supervisor candidates Vicki Rowland and Janell Bradley, Iowa House District 55 candidates Pat Ritter and Michael Bergan, and Iowa Senate District 28 candidates Jan Heikes and Michael Breitbach will be in attendance.

 

Each candidate will address the crowd with an opening statement before taking written questions from the audience.

 

For more information, call (563) 422-8090.

 

Wed
19
Oct

Annual Trunk 'n' Treat

 

Laura Weidemann (right) hands candy to (l-r) Natalie and Eli Ritter as the children get excited for Trunk ’n’ Treat to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, on the courthouse square in West Union. The popular annual event is sponsored by the West Union Chamber-A Main Street Community and a host of local businesses and individuals. Submitted photo

 

Annual Trunk 'n' Treat

 

 

West Union’s annual Trunk ‘n’ Treat event is right around the corner from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on the courthouse square in West Union.

 

From 2 to 3 p.m. will be games and ghoulish fun, and from 3 to 4 p.m. is trick-or-treating from the trunk of cars.

 

The event is for all children in a costume. Bags will be available for trick-or-treaters. A rain date of Sunday, Oct. 30, has been scheduled. 

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