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Thu
14
Mar

Pot of chocolate to be won this St. Paddy’s

 

Pot of chocolate to be won  this St. Paddy’s

By Mike Van Sickle

Shoppers with a sweet tooth will especially enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in West Union. In addition to in-store specials, West Union area businesses and organizations are serving up some delicious chocolate treats beginning Friday, March 15.

  The West Union Chamber of Commerce-sponsored “Chocolate Walk” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16.

  Shoppers are invited to stop into each participating business and pick up a registration card. While checking out the store specials or maybe catching a peek of a leprechaun, customers are invited to grab a scrumptious bite of chocolate, enjoy a refreshment, and/or get his or her “Chocolate Walk” card stamped. 

Wed
13
Mar

‘King and I’ opens Friday

‘King and I’ opens Friday

The curtain will rise on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” at the Performing Arts Center in West Union on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and March 16. Providing the uplifting story to those attending the local presentation will be the talented students of the North Fayette fifth- through eighth-grades. 

Wed
13
Mar

North Fayette Valley Mascot Contest entries due Friday

North Fayette Valley Mascot Contest entries due Friday

Future North Fayette Valley students and community members are reminded to participate in the TigerHawk Masco Contest. In addition to the mascot, the school is seeking images for the names and nicknames.

Wed
13
Mar

Main Street brunch March 17

 

Main Street brunch March 17

Holy Name Parish Center, West Union, is the place to be to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Main Street West Union on Sunday, March 17.  Serving is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carryouts will be available.

A Quilt Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle will be held in conjunction with the brunch. You need not be present to win.

Wed
13
Mar

City discusses police chief's employment

 

City discusses police chief's employment 

 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

Fayette City Council held a special meeting Thursday, March 7, to discuss the employment of its chief of police. Shortly after convening, the council went into a closed session on the advice of attorney Jeff Clements.

Nearly an hour later, the council reconvened in open session, but took no action on the status of Police Chief Dusty Dunn, nor did the council make any remarks from its closed session. Dun, who has been employed by the city for approximately eight years, continues his employment in an administrative capacity.

Wed
13
Mar

WC moves ahead with preschool

WC moves ahead with preschool

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

The West Central school board approved two sections of preschool for 3- and 4-year olds for the 2013-14 at Monday’s meeting. A state mandate doesn’t allow for the district to receive funding for the first year, thus requiring fees to be set accordingly to cover the cost of teachers, associates, and supplies.

The state also says that only 20 students may be in a classroom, but approximately 33 families have expressed interest.

“We have made the commitment to have a preschool, so we need to make the commitment to those who are interested,” said K-8 Principal Cathy Timmerman, who recommended opening two sections of preschool.

Wed
13
Mar

Appler: Educating others on Brown Swiss

 

Appler: Educating others on Brown Swiss

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

“Being part of the Share-a-Heifer program changed my life, and the Brown Swiss breed has opened up so many doors for me,” shared 2013 Iowa Brown Swiss Princess Kathryn Appler.

Crowned Friday evening at the annual banquet in West Union, the Valley senior hopes to educate others about the dairy breed.

“As princess, I will be able to share my knowledge and love for the brown cow with others, and this all came from one breed and a Share-a-Heifer named Kuddles,” Appler said.

She is looking forward to meeting new dairy famers involved in the industry and talking with people about her love for the dairy industry. In addition, Appler will help educate people about the benefits of drinking milk and why dairy farming is important to the consumer.

Mon
11
Mar

URGENT - Winn. Co. Courthouse Closed

 

Due to weather related electrical emergency, the Winneshiek County
Courthouse will be without power from approximately 9:00 am - 10:00 am
this morning.  The doors will be open, but most offices will be unable
to process business.
Thu
07
Mar

Doors open at J&W Auto Body

 

By Mike Van Sickle 
Union editor

Longtime West Union business owner Wayne Havenstrite officially purchased the former Wilbur Ford Body Shop on Friday.

Wayne and his son Jeff look forward to continuing their longtime commitment to current and new customers at J&W Auto Body, which is located just off Adams Street in downtown West Union.

“I have greatly appreciated the friendships I have gained from over 50 years in the automotive body service industry here in West Union,” said Wayne Havenstrite, while explaining he considers himself semi-retired after leaving Wilbur Ford Sales and Service.

Thu
07
Mar

Help suit up the TigerHawks

 

 

By Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

As North Fayette and Valley school officials continue the recently approved whole-grade sharing process, school officials of the neighboring school districts have announced the establishment of the “NFV TigerHawks Fund” and related “TigerHawks Leaders Club.

The two school districts earlier reported an estimated budget of $60,000 for purchasing varsity uniforms for the inaugural season of TigerHawks athletics and fine arts in 2013-2014. 

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