November 2013

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Birthday open house Nov. 30

 

Birthday open house Nov. 30

Cecil “Perk” Shannon of Oelwein will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 7.

To mark the occasion, his family will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Oelwein.

All friends and family are invited to attend the celebration. Cards are welcome, but no gifts, please.

Cecil is now enjoying retirement after being employed at John Deere for 40 years.

Birthday cards may be sent to him at 12  5th St. NW, Oelwein, IA 50662.

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20 TigerHawks on All-District Academic Team

 

20 TigerHawks on All-District Academic Team

FIRST TEAM (3.5-4.0 GPA)

Trevor Hurd

Daniel Streeter

Dalton Lape

Austin DeMuth

Josh Mackey

DJ Imoehl

Andrew Roys

Kedrick Bemiss

Dakota Moore

Ethan Lape

Lincoln Johansen

Derik Lau

JD Prentice

Darin Ney

 

SECOND TEAM (3.25-3.49 GPA)

Brady Ney

Nick Baumler

Jared Bouska

Jared Kerr

Nick Wander

Tyler Johansen

 
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Huinker to play for Viterbo

 

 

CUTLINE: The North Fayette Valley high school library temporarily turned a little red Monday, Nov. 18 as Morgan Huinker signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the v-Hawks of Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisc. At the signing were (l-r) Josh Blietz and Morgan’s mother, Nedra Blietz, Morgan, and her father Terry Huinker. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

Huinker to play for Viterbo

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

North Fayette Valley outside hitter Morgan Huinker signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Viterbo University in LaCrosse Wis.

The signing took place in the high school library on the West Union campus Monday, Nov. 18.

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DeSales students express gratitude

DeSales students express gratitude

 

Becky Walz, News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

Students at DeSales Elementary/Middle School gave thanks last week as they gathered together as a DeSales family for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Students from all grades were intermingled at different tables to ensure students were making new friendships. Older students helped out the younger ones as all the Thanksgiving dinner favorites were passed around.

During the meal students were asked what they were thankful for this year. Their unedited answers are as follows:

“I am thankful for my friends, family, my teachers, our wonderful cooks. I’m also thankful for my house and the things I have.” ~ Kenadee Schnuell, age 14

“I am thankful for turkey, house, my mom and Dad, Jackson and Owen, grandma and papa, Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Chuck.” ~ Isabelle Goltz, age 4

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Rev. John J. Purtell

Rev. John J. Purtell

 

Father John Purtell, 80, of Dubuque and formerly of Sumner, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, November 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner. 

Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Father Purtell’s family.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

John Joseph Purtell, son of John J. Sr. and Lena Salz Purtell, was born Jan. 24, 1933, at Oelwein. He graduated from Visitation High School at Stacyville and Loras College in Dubuque.

Following military service, he taught school at Turkey Valley. He later graduated from Mount Saint Bernard Seminary in Dubuque and was ordained June 1, 1968, at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque by the Most Rev. J.J. Byrne.

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Robert Linderman

Robert Linderman 67, of Hawkeye, formerly of Cresco, died Friday Nov. 22, at the Grand View Care Center, in Oelwein.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, followed by a 11am memorial service given by Robert's half-brother Rev. Roger White at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner. Family interment at a later date.

Robert Harold was born on March 17, 1946, to Lillian (Opat) White and Harold F Linderman.

He was united in marriage to Betty (Marik) Linderman of Cresco on Sept. 18, 1971. They were later divorced and Robert moved to Hawkeye.

Robert was a great farmer, excellent carpenter, welder, mechanic, and artist. He worked for many farmers, and carpentered for many years. He worked for Featherlite Industries where he was a welder and also for Lifeline making ambulances in Sumner. He loved animals of all kind, to go fishing and to go hunting.

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Dorothy Langerman tells her orphan train story

Joe’s original 1912 sailor suit in Arkansas
Dorothy Langerman tells
her orphan train story

 

By Rich Holm
Contributing Writer
(Final part of a two-part story)

 

Nobody is alive today who remembers the orphan train arriving in Fayette 101 years ago. Nine children found new homes in the surrounding area, and now the descendants of Joe Langerman are learning more and more about their father, grandfather, and great-granddad who stepped off that locomotive train car when he was 5.

Joseph Fischer was born June 13, 1906, in New York City. He was the son of Anna and Josef Fischer. Joe’s dad was a painter and died when his son was 4, so Anna put her son the train, thinking a better life was waiting for him in Iowa. Anna worked at a laundry and made $4 a week.

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No table for Hawkeye turkey this Thanksgiving

No table for Hawkeye turkey this Thanksgiving

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

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Dating over 100 years: Part I, The Question

Dating over 100 years:
Part I, The Question

By Shalee Hanson
shanson@fayettepublishing.com

 

(Photo courtesy of barbarajpeters.com)

 

It all started with the familiar jingle of my phone sounding that I received a text message.  Nothing that should be alarming; I’m 22, I get text messages all the time.  However, when I read the message, it got me thinking.

The message was from a guy friend of a friend that I knew from high school, it read: “Say, would you like to have dinner together sometime?”

Again, this is not alarming, since I love to eat dinner.  But what was the subtext of that text message?  Did he mean he was hungry right now?  He couldn’t have meant right now, the Broncos game was on; I wouldn’t go to dinner during the Broncos game.

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Thankful 100 times over

Thankful 100 times over

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer

 

            A fairly well-known Mary H. Waldrip quote is “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.”

            If this is true, then Doris Schott has received more compensation than most of us ever will. Recently Doris welcomed another great-grandchild into the world, giving her a grand total of 110 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

            “One of my daughters looked at me recently and said ‘Look what you and dad started’ and I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah’,” laughed the mother of 15 of her own children.

            Schott is very proud of her children and all that they have blessed her with over the years. She admits, though, that she never really thought about being a grandmother when she got married and started her own family with her late husband, Lawrence.

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