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19
Feb

Brenda Luzum - Lady Snowmobiler of the Year

 

Brenda Luzum has been snowmobiling since 2005, steadily becoming more and more involved in Trails Unlimited, her local snowmobiling club. Luzum serves as the organization’s secretary and special events coordinator.

 

 

Brenda Luzum – Lady Snowmobiler of the Year

 

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

            Imagine yourself on a perfect winter day, travelling through the northeast Iowa countryside, enjoying the scenery and maybe spotting some wildlife as you cruise along a well-groomed trail that runs through a wooded area or along a river.

But wait, what if you didn’t have to imagine it? Thanks to Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club and the work of dedicated club members like Brenda Luzum, you can experience beautiful northeast Iowa in just such a way.

Wed
19
Feb

Clermont special election set for Feb. 25

 

Clermont special election set for Feb. 25

 

 

The city of Clermont will be holding a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to fill the remaining seat on the Clermont City Council. Two individuals, Everett Rowland and Randy Wiedenhoff, have declared their candidacy for the open seat. The election will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the fire station in Clermont.

Wed
19
Feb

'Maynard 8 Miles' book signing Saturday

 

'Maynard 8 MIles' book signing Saturday

 

 

 

By Dick Fridley
Contributing Writer

 

 

First-time author Brian Borland of Madison, Wis., considers his initial work “Maynard 8 Miles” to be a true labor of love.

Borland will be conducting a book signing on Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Oelwein High School main lobby and at the West Central school from 3:30 pm. to 5:30 p.m.

Wed
19
Feb

St. Lucas marching forward with Memorial salute

 

 

Melvin Bodensteiner, St. Lucas Aloysius Schmitt American Legion Post 691 Adjutant, examines one of the tentative designs for the veterans memorial to be constructed in the Fayette County community. An account for the ongoing fundraising effort for the project, which is co-sponsored by the local Legion, Auxiliary, and City of St. Lucas, has been set up at Bank 1st in West Union and St. Lucas. (Mike Van Sickle photo)

 

St. Lucas marching forward with Memorial salute

 

 

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor

 

In cooperation with the City of St. Lucas, St. Lucas Aloysius Schmitt American Legion Post 691 and Auxiliary members are marching forward with plans to erect a veterans memorial in the Fayette County community.

While a site to construct a memorial had been sought for a number of years. Legion Adjutant Melvin Bodensteiner reported Friday that it was the goodwill of a former business owner that provided the local Legion post with the needed property.

Bodensteiner noted that when Susan Nusz discovered that legion members were inquiring about her St. Lucas property, she generously donated the land soon thereafter. He further explained that Susan and her late husband, LaWayne, formerly operated Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in St. Lucas from 1973 to 1992. Susan decided to donate the property in memory of LaWayne, who was also a veteran.

Wed
19
Feb

Scout crosses bridge to Eagle

 

 

As his Eagle Scout project, Hunter Berg of West Union Boy Scout Troop 54 chose to build a pedestrian bridge located between the North Fayette Valley (NFV) High School and North Fayette Elementary grounds. Fifteen volunteers contributed approximately 360 man-hours to complete the construction of the bridge, which is currently snow-covered in the background. Troop 54 will host a Court of Honor ceremony honoring Berg on Saturday, March 1. (Mike Van Sickle photo)

 

 

Scout crosses bridge to Eagle

 

 

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor
mvansickle@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

West Union Boy Scout Troop 54 will host a Court of Honor ceremony on Saturday, March 1, to recognize the community’s latest Eagle Scout, Hunter Berg.

Hunter, the son of Jim and Tina Berg of West Union, will be bestowed Scouting’s highest honor during ceremonies to be held at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Wed
19
Feb

Beef royalty

 

Beef royalty

 

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor
mvansickle@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Outgoing Fayette County Beef Princess Hannah Pagel will assume the role of 2014 Beef Queen during the 59th Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association’s Membership Banquet on Saturday, March 1. 

Hannah, daughter of Rich and Theresa Pagel of rural Sumner, will accept the crown from 2013 Beef Queen Tessa Mann. Tessa is the daughter of Tom and Jaci Mann of rural West Union.

Meanwhile, Megan Matt will be crowned Fayette County Beef Princess during the annual event. Megan, daughter of Chris and Kelly Matt, is a junior at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.

Wed
19
Feb

Submit your blizzard photo!

Submit your 2014 blizzard photos for your chance to win a  1-year subscription to the paper of your choice, print or online!

Submit your photo here!

Wed
12
Feb

Ossian Clinic to open March 3

Rebecca Gesing, ARNP, will provide full-time family medicine care in the WMC Ossian Clinic, set to open Monday, March 3. (submitted photo)

 

 

Ossian Clinic to open March 3

 

 

Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gesing, ARNP, has accepted the position of nurse practitioner in WMC’s new family medicine and rehabilitation clinic in Ossian. 

Gesing will provide full-time family medicine care, and Rebecca Moonen, DPT, and Alyssa Bullerman, PTA, will provide rehabilitation services in the new clinic.  

Medical direction for Winneshiek Medical Center is provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.

“I am very excited about helping to fill a need for the Ossian community and being the healthcare provider for this clinic.  I look forward to getting to know individuals and families personally,” said Gesing. 

Wed
12
Feb

70 years of love, commitment, and teamwork

 

 

70 years of love, commitment, and teamwork

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. The United States was in the midst of World War II. Rationing was a normal part of life, and the price of a new car was around $1,100.

It was a time with a much simpler way of living, but for Mildred and Raymond Riehle, the longest-married couple in Spillville, not much else mattered except for the love they shared with each other.

Wed
12
Feb

Two candidates for empty Clermont council seat

 

Two candidates for empty Clermont council seat

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

            Two individuals have declared their candidacy for the empty seat that remains to be filled on the Clermont City Council. Everett Rowland and Randy Wiedenhoff seek to fill the position, which will be decided in a special election on Tuesday, Feb.  25.

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