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.)
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.
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.
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.