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Wednesday, 11/10/17
  Sergeant Tobin place on  administrative leave     By Chris Deback     West Union Police Sergeant Mike Tobin was recently placed on administrative leave by West Union Police Chief Paul Becthold.  Details as to why he... + continue reading
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3 chase Elgin City Council seats     By Chris Deback         Elgin residents will have three candidates, including two incumbents and one newcomer, from which to choose to fill the two Elgin City Council seats up for... + continue reading

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    A special ceremony was held Saturday afternoon as Ossian and dozens of community members gathered in Carey’s Park for the dedication of the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion. (Zakary Kriener photo)   Ossian Pavilion dedication       + continue reading
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  Valley Elementary reading comprehension scores soared during the 2016-2017 school year, with a 25-point increase from fall to spring, even exceeding the state average. Valley Elementary Principal Micah Gearhart credits the hard work of his staff and the students, who practice reading in a... + continue reading
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  Steve Torson of Cedar Rapids purchased the former First Baptist Church of Elgin. He took ownership of the building on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Chris DeBack photo   Fayette native buys former First Baptist Church     By Chris Deback + continue reading
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  Pumper No. 1 returned home to Fayette last spring from Rockford, Ill., after its owner, Jon Knight, who purchased the pumper in a public auction decades before, died. Here, a number of volunteers, including (l-r) Randy Sandhagen, Kenny Schulmeister, and Scott Luchsinger help navigate No. 1... + continue reading
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  Gunner Rodgers (7) brings down this Beckman runner. The NFV junior also picked off a pass Friday in Dyersville. (Bec Willenborg photo)   2nd-half woes; Beckman rolls, 26-14     By Jerry Wadian     For the second... + continue reading


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  Senior Taylor Numedahl lines up a serve during recent Warrior volleyball action. South Winneshiek improved to 6-0 in Upper Iowa Conference play after a 3-0 shutout win over Clayton Ridge last... + continue reading

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A day (and a father) like no other     Brian Smith Contributing Writer     Father’s Day will soon be upon us, and as many of us... + continue reading


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Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tope     Stanley and Connie Tope of West Union will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Oct. 14.  The couple are the parents of Tim (Marcia) Tope,... + continue reading

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