March 2013

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Getting married?

 

 

Getting married?

If you are planning to announce your engagement or wedding, we would like to remind couples that both engagement and post-wedding forms are available at the our office. 

It is recommended that an engagement announcement be published at the time of the engagement and no later than a month before the wedding. Remember, it is an engagement announcement, not a wedding announcement (that comes after the wedding).

Because we like to keep our news fresh, we would also like to emphasize the importance of having your wedding write-up and photo to us within three weeks after your wedding. (After six weeks, there is a cost to print a write-up.)

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Senior Meal Site menus

 

Senior Meal Site menus

Congregate Meals for area senior citizens are served on the following days at the locations listed (home delivery is also available):

WEST UNION – Monday through Friday, Senior Center on Armour St.

ARLINGTON – Wednes- day and Friday, Arlington Library basement.

CLERMONTMonday and Friday, West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

ELGIN – Tuesday and Thursday, Elgin Community Bldg./AMVETS Hall.

HAWKEYE – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Hawkeye Community Hall.

ST. LUCAS – Monday and Wednesday, St. Lucas Community Hall.

WAUCOMA(Home delivery only)

 

The Meal Site menus for the week of March 28-April 3 will be as follows:

 

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W.U. Legion Auxiliary to host District Conference

 

W.U. Legion Auxiliary to host District Conference

West Union American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 met Tuesday, March 19, at the Veterans Center with nine members present. 

After Jayne Soppe called the meeting to order at 6 p.m., the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble were recited.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved; the treasurer’s report was read and filed.

The Junior Girls Conference was held Sunday, March 17, in West Union with approximately 30 in attendance.

The District Conference will be held Saturday, April 6, at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center, West Union. Gus & Tony’s will cater the meal.

A hospitality reception will be held the night before from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vets Center. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks. Also, help with registration, etc. will be needed on Saturday at the conference. Please contact Jayne Soppe if able to lend a hand Friday night or Saturday. 

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Wagner services set

 

Wagner services set

Marvel Wagner, 84, of West Union died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at West Union United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in God’s Acre Cemetery in Clermont.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

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Kelly S. Peters, 45, of Fayette

 

 

Services pending

Kelly S. Peters, 45, of Fayette died Saturday, March 23, 2013. 

Services are pending with Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein.

 

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Bigler services

 

Bigler services

Funeral services for Dr. Wilbur Bigler, 67, of West Union will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1638 Big Canoe Rd., Decorah.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and after 10 a.m. at the church Friday.

Dr. Bigler died Saturday, March 23, 2013, of injuries sustained in a car accident near Solon.

 
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Area deaths reported

 

Area deaths reported

Rita Downing, 69, of Wadena died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran health Center, West Union.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, with visitation one hour before services at Leonard-Grau Funeral and Cremation Service of Elgin.

Burial will be in the Wadena Cemetery.

Arnold A. Bartz, 80, of Westgate died Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Services are pending with Jamison-Schmitz funeral Home, Maynard.

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Community needs and opportunities identified

 

Community needs and opportunities identified

 

On Saturday, March 16, Ossian residents participated in a focus group workshop as part of the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. 

The focus groups are part of an input gathering process under way to identify transportation needs and opportunities for enhancements in Ossian.

Five different demographic groups of citizens responded to questions related to transportation use and barriers. They were then asked to document what was discussed by taking photos with a digital camera.  The pictures were uploaded to an online map throughout the day, and it was viewed and discussed at the conclusion of the day.  

The groups included senior citizens, youth, parents, active recreationists, and the Visioning steering committee.  The online map can be found at www.communityvisioning.org.  

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Easter Egg Hunt Set

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Winneshiek County Fair entertainment announced

 

Winneshiek County Fair entertainment announced 

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

The Winneshiek County Fair’s five-night lineup of grandstand entertainment was announced last week and will be headlined by the country music band “Little Texas” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

Since 1988, Little Texas has been touring the United States, sometimes playing in more than 300 shows per year.

The group’s first album featured five singles to reach the top of the charts. Their second album, “Big Time,” sold more than 3 million copies and spawned three No. 1 singles — “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love.”

Over the years Little Texas has toured both on its own and with Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, and Trisha Yearwood.

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