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Wed
17
Aug

NFV welcomes four new teachers

NFV welcomes four new teachers

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

With a new school year approaching, four new teachers, Jennifer Bliven, Mina Fantz, Megan Gates and Rachel Strong, will be greeting students in the halls of the North Fayette and Valley school districts’ buildings this fall.

Wed
17
Aug

Target WU-Fest for a fun Saturday

Thomas Sadler, Brandy Burgin, Carolyn Weber, Jan Blumhagen, Katelynn Sadler, Jessica Sadler, and Libby Faffler (l-r) are all ready to “target West Union for fun” at this year’s WU-Fest, which will be held 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. 

 

Target WU-Fest for a fun Saturday

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“Make West Union Your Target for Fun” is the theme for this year’s annual WU-Fest celebration, from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown West Union.

Wed
17
Aug

Supervisors vote down land purchase for county shop

 

 

 

Supervisors vote down land purchase for county shop

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

In a 2-1 decision, the Fayette County Supervisors voted against the purchase of land for a new county maintenance complex, for now, at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.

There was interest in purchasing approximately 17.56 acres of land zoned industrial, but classified as agricultural because it is currently being farmed, for $160,000 behind Bemiss Distributing. This is the same location the Supervisors would have built the maintenance complex had the bond referendum passed in March.

Wed
10
Aug

Imoehls to reign over Ossian Fest

 

Nilus and Jenny Imoehl will be riding in style when they make their way down Main Street in Ossian Saturday night in the Ossian Fest Grand Parade. The two longtime Ossian residents, who have been married for 63 years, will reign as this year’s King and Queen of Ossian. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Imoehls to reign over Ossian Fest

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Longevity is a term very familiar to Ossian’s Nilus and Jenny Imoehl. The couple have lived in Winneshiek County their entire lives, with the exception of the two years that Nilus was in the Navy. In 1957, they made the short move from their Festina farm to a new farm closer to Ossian, where they raised dairy and beef cows, hogs, and chickens for approximately 45 years.

More recently, the two moved inside the city limits of town. Jenny currently lives at Ossian Senior Hospice, a mainstay in the Ossian community that Nilus was very influential in helping bring to town over 50 years ago.

Wed
10
Aug

'Truly a home at home'

Ossian Senior Hospice has been a staple of the Ossian community for 50 years after being founded by Msgr. Vernon Peters. Now employing over 70 workers and caring for 46 residents, the senior care provider will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The celebration will include games, memorabilia from over the years, a luncheon, and much more. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'Truly a home at home'

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

When the idea of building a senior citizen care facility in Ossian first came up in 1960, it quickly became a project that required many helping hands to help bring it to fruition.

Founded by Msgr. Vernon Peters and a group of individuals from the area who donated property, helped with fundraising, and constructed the building, the facility was built with the intention of providing senior citizens and retired persons with a home away from home among friends and neighbors.

Wed
10
Aug

10th Annual Turkey River Classic

 

 

The 10th Annual Turkey River Classic (TRC) is just around the corner on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Jen Stolka (far left), North Fayette Valley Mentoring coordinator, has a number of raffle prizes and silent auction items up for grabs. Lawson Petersen, Cassie Petersen, TRC Planning Committee member, and Sreve Friederich, TRC Planning Committee member (l-r) are ready for the four-person, best-shot golf tournament portion of the event at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Clermont. 

 

10th Annual Turkey River Classic

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 10th Annual Turkey River Classic to support the North Fayette Valley Mentoring Program is just around the corner on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Clermont.

 

“Last year we raised $24,000 for the mentoring program,” said Jen Stolka, mentoring program coordinator. “Of course, the goal is to always up the ante.”

Wed
10
Aug

'Being a mom solidifies NFVCC work' for Stolka

 

Jen Stolka of Wadena is the new North Fayette Valley Mentoring Program coordinator. She has worked with the North Fayette Valley Community Coalition, formerly Valley Community Coalition, since 2002. She will be the one seeking mentors to pair with mentees. Chris DeBack photo

 

'Being a mom solidifies NFVCC work' for Stolka

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The North Fayette Valley Mentoring program has a new coordinator in kindhearted Wadena native Jen Stolka.

She has held the part-time position since January, and now that she has settled into it, she is looking forward to making improvements. Currently, there is a waiting list of children looking to be paired with a mentor. Some of those children could be on the list for a year before being placed with a mentor.

Wed
10
Aug

Bents Smokehouse and Pub

 

Bents Smokehouse and Pub is owned and operated by Sheila and Jason Bent in the old Westgate Tap in Westgate. In addition to smoked meats, the couple features a number of different items on the menu including hamburgers, appetizers, sandwiches and more.

 

Bents Smokehouse and Pub

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Smoking meats is a passion of Jason and Sheila Bent.

The Oelwein couple have been asked a couple times to open a restaurant, but it wasn’t until the right opportunity came along in the former Westgate Tap that the two took a leap of faith.

Wed
10
Aug

Grassley visits Rupp in West Union

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (right) gets a tour of the Rupp Air Management Systems, a division of CaptiveAire, in West Union from plant manager Aaron Ryan on Thursday, Aug. 4.

 

Grassley visits Rupp in West Union

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

United States Senator Chuck Grassley visited Rupp Air Management Systems, a division of CaptiveAire, on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4.

Sen. Grassley was given a tour of the West Union facility and then took questions from approximately 65 employees in the plant’s break room.

“If you’re going to work for people in Iowa, you’ve got to know what’s on their minds,” Grassley said. “If you are going to have a representative government, you have to talk to your constituents.”

Wed
27
Jul

Superheroes headed to Ossian

Stampede will perform after the Grand Parade at 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

Superheroes headed to Ossian

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

If you happen to see Batman walking through Carey’s Park or Superman strolling past the Community Center on Friday or Saturday, Aug. 12-13, do not be alarmed! Chances are that any superheroes seen around town will be partaking in this year’s Ossian Fest, the annual town celebration promoted by the City of Ossian and Ossian Crown Club.

In a prelude to the big day, a Superheroes 5K Walk/Run will be held on Friday, Aug. 12. The 5K walk/run will include prizes for best men’s and women’s times in the run, as well as a photo booth along the race route and a food and beer tent. Proceeds will go toward the Ossian Education and Performance Pavilion.

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