Wicks Construction has low bid
Fayette to VRRA trail work to begin in June
Low bidder Wicks Construction will soon begin constructing a recreation trail that will connect the city of Fayette with the Volga River Recreation Area.
Fayette City Administrator Christie Dennis said work on the project will begin as soon as the contract documents are signed by all of the parties involved. A preconstruction meeting is set for June 7. If the weather cooperates, the trail should be complete by mid-August.
As Wicks’ bid of $591,954 was about 50 percent lower than the engineer's estimate, more of the trail can be paved than originally anticipated, Dennis said.
Cutline: Pictured above is a drawing of the proposed Arlington Community Center will look like once completed. At right is the proposed building plan that shows a large community room, a meeting room, classrooms, and more. Fundraising efforts have already gathered more than half a million dollars in pledges and gifts in the last year.
Arlington making progress toward community center
Brian Smith Contributing Writer
The community of Arlington continues to make progress toward its goal of building a community center by June 2015. Fundraising efforts have been quite successful so far, raising half a million dollars in pledges and gifts since the capital campaign began in May 2012.
My name is John Pleggenkuhle, DC, board member of Main Street West Union. I moved to West Union in 2011 after spending a few years in Arizona. At that point, my wife, Andrea, and I decided to bring our children back to northeast Iowa to be closer to our families.
When we were looking for a place to call home, we were drawn to West Union as we discovered what the community had to offer. West Union, although a small rural community, appeared very progressive. While many rural communities were going by the wayside, West Union had a choice. The residents could choose to do nothing and watch as the younger generation moved to other areas, or they could choose to take steps to make their community a place that people would see as a great place to work, play, educate, shop, and raise a family.
Doug and Mary Lou (Bina) Egeland will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 2.
In honor of the occasion, they invite friends, relatives and neighbors to celebrate this special event with them at an open house to be held Sunday, June 2, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lakeside Paradise, 1701 Centennial Road, Ossian.
Miss West Union Kayla Lueder will pass her crown on to one of seven candidates during the community’s 2013 July 4th celebration.
The festivities are tentatively scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the West Union Recreation Complex. In addition to the coronation ceremony, this year’s activities include the Miles Adams Band, face painting, kiddie train rides, an inflatable obstacle course and bouncer, carnival games, and fireworks at dusk.
The July 4th celebration will once again coincide with a West Union Parks and Recreation-sponsored Pool Carnival at the West Union Aquatic Center.
The 2013 Miss West Union candidates are as follows: