The Fayette County Dairy Promotion Board has announced the candidates for 2014 Fayette County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt. Each of the candidates will be recognized during the organization’s annual Fayette County Dairy Banquet, which will be held at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center near West Union on Saturday, March 22.
As of The Union’s press time, the 2014 dairy princess candidates are as follows:
Mary Scott, daughter of Mike and Kathleen Scott of Westgate, is active in FFA, softball, track, and basketball at West Central High School.
It is the children and their smiles, like that of Kaylee Lerch, that retiring North Fayette Elementary Principal Kathy Bauer admits she enjoyed most during her educational career. Bauer, who will officially retire at the end of her current contract on June 15, was enjoying a cup of frozen yogurt with Kaylee and her preschool classmates during a visit to the elementary by members of the Fayette County Dairy Promotion Board on Friday. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
Following her retirement at the end of the current school year, North Fayette Elementary Principal Kathy Bauer anticipates sharing a new type of commitment with the community.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the fall of 2004, Bauer acknowledges that her health has gradually declined. Drawing from her own personal experience, the 57-year-old plans to become an advocate for MS and its victims at the local level.
In addition, she plans to commit more time to her artwork and looks forward to continuing to perform musically. A founding member of the local rock band Crystal Axe, Bauer will join her former bandmates in being inducted into Iowa’s Rock-and-Roll Music Association (IRRMA) Hall of Fame in September.
Tickets are on sale for the annual Divas and Dining event sponsored by Main Street West Union’s Promotions Committee. The 2014 event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center on Thursday, April 10.
The first 100 ladies to attend the event will receive a “Swag Bag,” sponsored by the Chamber Retail Committee.
Advance tickets are available for a reduced price at the West Union Chamber of Commerce office or Main Street West Union office. Tickets will be available at the door.
Additional information will be published as it is made available.
North Fayette Kindergarten Roundup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 11.
During the 2014 event, the students will meet all kindergarten and junior kindergarten teachers. At the same time, the students will take part in different activities, such as going to specials, playing with new friends, lunch, and recess.
Anyone who knows of a family that should be contacted is encouraged to call (563) 422-5514, ext. 101. The age deadline for a child to be registered for kindergarten or junior kindergarten is 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2014.
Following the roundup, the preschool and kindergarten teachers will meet as a team to discuss student data and reflect on student dynamics.
The West Union City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Teresa (Pape) Ruroden as the new city administrator Monday. Ruroden’s immediate focus will be developing a proposed 2015 fiscal year budget for the City of West Union. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
Budget extension requested
Council hires hometown administrator
Newly hired West Union City Administrator Teresa (Pape) Ruroden will be quickly introduced to her fellow City employees as she works to develop a new proposed 2015 fiscal year budget.
Prior to unanimously hiring Ruroden on Monday, the City Council was not successful in approving its initial proposed budget. The City is now in the process of requesting a budget proposal extension with the State.
Understandably, Ruroden said her initial goal is to “balance this budget.”
Newly hired Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Foland (second from left) reviews a map of Fayette County with Supervisor Darrel Dolf (left), Sheriff Marty Fisher, and Emergency Management Commission chairman Wally Rundle (far right) at the courthouse in West Union. The local officials announced Foland’s hiring Monday. The newly appointed coordinator will also retain a part-time position with the Sheriff’s Office. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
The South Winn cast of “Parlor Games” has been working hard in preparation for its upcoming performances March 13-16. Members of the cast include (front, l-r) Monica Schwartzhoff, Kelly Kuboushek, Marissa Holthaus, Josie Kriener, RaeAnn Klimesh, Kelly Langreck; (back) Kendal Kuboushek, Logan Brincks, Danon Hageman, Sawyer Breitsprecher, Matthew Kuboushek and Taylor Claman. Not pictured are Hattie Frana and Libby Manning. (Becky Walz photo)