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12
May

Ossian looking to purchase driver feedback sign

At the May City Council meeting, a decision to seek an ICAP Grant for the purchase of an IQ1200 Driver Feedback Sign was made. 

 

Ossian looking to purchase driver feedback sign

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Ossian City Council met in regular session Monday, May 3, in a meeting highlighted by the decision to apply for a grant to purchase a speed sign.

The council elected to have City Clerk Ashley Goltz apply for an ICAP (Iowa Communities Assurance Pool) Grant to purchase an IQ1200 Driver Feedback Sign for the community.

Wed
12
May

Neuzil and Kriener to speak at South Winneshiek Commencement

Neuzil and Kriener to speak at South Winneshiek Commencement

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Senior year is something most look forward to. It means that for the 39 seniors at South Winneshiek, the end of their time as Warriors is drawing close. It also marks a transition period in their lives where they start the next part of their futures.

For South Winneshiek students Celia Neuzil and Madison Kriener, the Valedictorian and Class President, respectively, this year has been one to remember. ”I’m not exaggerating when I said that my class has had it rough,” said Neuzil, whose senior class has endured the Pandemic and other challenges throughout their final year of school. “The resilience everyone has shown in the face of everything life has thrown their way is astounding. I think that resilience is going to stick with tem and I think it’s helped prepare them well for any challenges to come. To put simply, they’ve made it through all this of this – they can make it through anything!”

With the class’s Commencement ceremony set for 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the South Winneshiek baseball field (inside the gymnasium if weather prevails), the class is ready to set sails on their futures – which have been shaped by their time at South Winneshiek.

Wed
12
May

Adding all kinds of fun at Good Sam during Skilled Nursing Care Week!

Good Samaritan Society, West Union resident, Eric Schaer has a visit with the center’s new Administrator Josie Zuercher and her helper, Doc.  (Megan Molseed photo)

 

Adding all kinds of fun at Good Sam during Skilled Nursing Care Week!

 

By Megan Molseed

mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

“I always knew I would work with geriatric patients,” said Josie (Einwalter) Zuercher, the newest administrator at The Good Samaritan Society of West Union.  

“They have the best stories,” Zuercher continued with a smile.  “Maybe I’m just an old soul!” 

Originally from Fort Atkinson, Zuercher recently returned to the area with her husband, Ethan, as she took her leadership position at the local institution.  

Wed
12
May

IHA report shows hospital and health care driving local economy in a big way

IHA report shows hospital and health care driving local economy in a big way

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

National Hospital Week, May 9-15, is an opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems and health care workers.

One of the aspects of local health care that people might not think about or realize is its impact on the local economy.

Director, Operations and Information Services for the Iowa Hospital Association Clara Stults recently charted the economic impact of the health sector for each county in Iowa.

Wed
05
May

SW Class of 2021 Commencement details

SW Class of 2021 Commencement details

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Class of 2021 Commencement details

By Zakary Kriener

South Winneshiek superintendent Kris Einck confirmed last week that the Class of 2021 will have a traditional graduation ceremony this year.

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the high school baseball field in Calmar. If weather does not allow for an outdoor ceremony, it will be held in the gymnasium.

Einck noted that everyone is invited to attend, as there will be no limited attendance. Masks will not be required if the ceremony is held outdoors, but will be required if it is moved indoors.

The Class of 2021 commencement ceremony speakers will be Madison Kriener, Class President; and Celia Neuzil, Valedictorian.

 

Wed
05
May

Bino Burger wins!!

 

On Monday morning, Ron and Sue Lienau – owners of Bamino’s in Ossian – were presented with a plaque for having the Best Burger in Iowa! The Bino Burger was named as a Top 10 Burger in Iowa in March and emerged as the best after the Iowa Beef Industry Council- and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association-sponsored contest secretly judged all of the finalists over the month of April. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Bingo Burger wins!!

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The results are in and the Bino Burger reigns supreme as Iowa’s Best Burger!

“We were pretty surprised when we found out that we won,” said Sue Lienau, who along with husband Ron has owned and operated Bambino’s in downtown Ossian for nearly 40 years. “We found out a week ago and had to keep it a secret until Monday, but it didn’t really all set in until they showed up and presented us with the plaque.”

Wed
05
May

West Union receives $100K grant towards 64-acre property trail plans

West Union receives $100K grant towards 64-acre property trail plans

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Union city council met for its regular meeting on Monday, May 3, however, the biggest news for the evening came in an announcement made once the meeting was adjourned when Rod Marlatt, director of Fayette County Conservation announced that the city has been awarded a $100,000 Wellmark Foundation Grant. 

Wed
05
May

Mom of three ready to celebrate Mother's Day!

The Rose family are all smiles as they sit below their 'HOME' decor sign as a family of five. Allison and Nick are eager to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday with their oldest son, Judd, and twin boys, Ridge and Kip.

 

Mom of three ready to celebrate Mother's Day!

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“Being pregnant with twins is high risk, but being pregnant with Mono/Di (monochorionic/diamniotic) twins is even more high risk,” said Allison Rose of her pregnancy with her now eight-month old twin boys, Kip and Ridge.  

“They had their own sacs, but shared a placenta,” Rose explained adding that this condition led to regular check-ups to watch out for a syndrome called TTS (twin to twin transfusion syndrome) which is when one baby gets more nutrients than the other. 

“Fortunately, we did not encounter that,” said Rose.  “Although, Baby B ended up being SIUGR (selective intrauterine growth restriction) and was measuring a bit smaller than Baby A.” 

When Allison and her husband, Nick found out they were expecting their twin boys, they were excited to add to their growing family.

Wed
28
Apr

SW presents '2020: A Year in Review'

Members of South Winneshiek’s musical, an original production called 2020: A Year In Review, include (front, l-r) Autumn Schmitt, Kalissa Schmelzer, Abe Conway, Hannah Franzen, Annie Ondrashek, Anna Dietzenbach; (back) Tonya Schirmer, Holly Schmitt, Quinn Kruckman, Brandon Frana, JT Monroe, Ethan Maldonado, and Max Moonen. Missing from the photo is Emma Houdek. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW presents '2020: A Year In Review'

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

This weekend, South Winneshiek High School is proud to announce that it will host its spring musical, 2020: A Year in Review.

“We chose to do a revue (this year), which is a selection of songs from various shows that are often set to a theme,” explained Ethan Adams, who co-directed the musical with Meghan Herold. “The theme for our show is the year 2020. There are many factors to consider when putting together a production and we were concerned that with all of the uncertainties we may be faced with due to the pandemic. Creating an original show seemed to be our best option.”

Wed
28
Apr

Sawyer Brown coming to 2021 Fair!

Country music band Sawyer Brown will headline the Friday night (July 16) Grandstand entertainment at the Winneshiek County Fair this year. (submitted photo)

 

Sawyer Brown coming to 2021 Fair!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

There has been a change to the 2021 Winneshiek County Fair entertainment as the Fair Board announced last week that Sawyer Brown will now be the Friday (July 16) night Grandstand featured show.

Sawyer Brown will replace the previously announced act, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, as the popular country music band makes its return to Decorah for the first time since 2015.

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