October 2013

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Thu
31
Oct

TigerHawks advance to Round 2

North Fayette Valley, ranked 8th, had a defensive clash last night against the Hudson Pirates with a final score of 22-13. They will play Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 against Nashua-Plainfield with homefield advantage. Check back for a complete game breakdown this afternoon. 

Wed
30
Oct

Local Halloween Fun

 LOCAL HALLOWEEN FUN

(Photo from www.baxtervillage.com)

Ossian - Trick-or-treating will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from approximately 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or when it starts getting dark out.

 

Calmar - Trick-or-treating will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31. Recommended times are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Spillville - Trick-or-treating will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31. Recommended times are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Decorah - Trick-or-treating will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Hawkeye - Trick-or-treating will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Hawkeye Public Library will be open for trick-or-treaters from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Fayette - Trick-or-treating will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Citizens who wish to hand out candy should turn on their porch lights during those hours.

Wed
30
Oct

Trail ride brings generations together for Hinsenbrock

Trail ride brings generations together for Hinsenbrock

By Shalee Hanson
Contributing Writer
shanson@fayettepublishing.com

On Sept. 8, Beverly Hinsenbrock hosted a ride with the Volga River Riders Saddle Club, but this wasn’t just an ordinary trail ride for the veteran Clermont rider.

Out of the 40 participants on the trip, four generations of Hinsenbrock’s family were along for the ride as well.

“Some of my family lives in northern Wisconsin, so it was very special to have everyone together for a ride,” Hinsenbrock shared.

Horses have long been a part of Hinsenbrock’s life. She grew up in Greeley, Iowa next to the Holberts.  The Holeberts were a famous draft horse importer/exporter. 

Wed
30
Oct

St. Peter's Catholic School students reunite

St. Peter’s Catholic School students reunite

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer

 

            On Sunday, Oct. 6, the former students of St. Peter’s Grade School in Clermont came together for a reunion. Jerry Kelly, an alumnus of the school, suggested the idea of having a reunion to mark the 50th anniversary of the school’s closing, which occurred in May 1963. A committee was formed and letters were sent out to those who had attended St. Peter’s. The response to the event was overwhelming, as 135 people (62 of whom were former St. Peter’s students) were in attendance for the 10 a.m. Mass and the catered meal, that followed.

Wed
30
Oct

9 seniors play last game for WC football

9 seniors play last game for WC football

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Wed
30
Oct

NFV girls, four individuals to run at State XC

Halva, Monnahan for boys; Gibson, Feldman for girls
NFV girls, four individuals to run at State XC


By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The North Fayette Valley cross country teams acquitted themselves well Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet in West Union.

The girls’ team qualified for the State Cross Country Meet with a third-place finish. In addition, Paige Gibson and Megan Feldman finished in the top 10 to qualify as competitors in the individual races.

For the boys, Danny Halva finished third and Devon Monnahan placed eighth to earn a trip to Ft. Dodge.

Wed
30
Oct

SW netters fall to Cougars

SW netters end season at S-F

Wed
30
Oct

Sheriff's office to host loan payment celebration

Sheriff’s office to host loan payment celebration

 

By Mike Van Sickle
Contributing editor
mvansickle@theyfayettecountyunion.com

 

It’s been 11 years since the cell doors first opened on the Fayette County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) near West Union. While submitting a $354,890 payment in May 2013, Fayette County paid off its $4.4 million loan for the local law enforcement center.

To celebrate the final loan payment, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house (see sidebar) at the facility on Saturday, Nov. 2.

“I can’t thank all of the local officials, business owners, and residents enough who put in so much time and effort to get this facility constructed in the first place,” said Sheriff Marty Fisher.

Wed
30
Oct

Meet the Fayette candidates

Meet the Fayette candidates

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Fayette residents are asked to think long and hard as they cast votes for a new mayor and five councilmembers.

Longtime mayor Bill Dohrmann has decided not to seek re-election, opening the door for candidates Randy Sandhagen and Andrew Wenthe.

Recently Sandhagen noted the wonderful things Dohrmann has done for the Fayette community for years, including the construction of housing developments and the construction that has taken place at Upper Iowa University.

“My experiences working with the City for 18 years and my budgeting skills are an added bonus,” said Sandhagen at the recent “Meet the Candidates” Night at the Fayette Opera House. “We need to stay on track with our city’s infrastructure, as well.”

Wed
30
Oct

WMC announces location for new Ossian Clinic

WMC announces location for new Ossian Clinic

 

The Hugh and JaDene Wegner building, 112 East Main Street, downtown Ossian, will be the location of Winneshiek Medical Center’s new family medicine and rehabilitation clinic in Ossian.

“We have already evaluated the current layout of the building and are actively creating blueprints and beginning to order materials for the new clinic,” said Nick Schwartzhoff, director of Engineering at Winneshiek Medical Center and project lead for the Ossian Clinic renovation. “The Wegner building is ideal for a dual-purpose clinic – essentially, one side will be dedicated to family medicine and the other to rehabilitation. We look forward to beginning the renovation in November to provide a modern and comfortable clinic space for people in the southern Winneshiek County townships and nearby communities.”  

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