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Friday, 23/02/18
Dan Henriksen has been sentenced to two months in prison for his connection with the accidental shooting death of four-year-old Jayden Choate of Elgin.    Henriksen pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun while using an illegal substance. According to court documents, he admitted to law... + continue reading
Wednesday, 21/02/18
West Union launches 5-2-1-0 health initiative     By Chris Deback         West Union has been on the forefront when it comes to healthful initiatives. With the Walking School Bus and Whistle Walks, West Union has made a... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 21/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
  Built in 1973, the West Union Wastewater Treatment Plant needs to be replaced in the near future after outliving its 30-year design life by 14 years. The last major upgrade to the plant occurred in 1988, when the two ammonia removal tanks (the two tall towers in the background) were built.... + continue reading
Wednesday, 14/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
  South Winn senior Hanna Schmitt (right) and fellow cheerleaders Anna-Brit Lien and Wyatt Trezona (back) help teach Junior Warriors CHEER participant Autumn Schmitt (top) a stunt. The youth cheerleading program was created by Hanna and helps teach much more than cheerleading. (submitted... + continue reading
Wednesday, 14/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
   On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Annette Butikofer (right), Fayette Community Library director, shows her employee, Michelle Whitlock, how to write with a calligraphy pen during the class Butikofer was teaching entitled “Calligraphy: The History and Practice.” (Chris DeBack photo... + continue reading
Wednesday, 14/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
  Richard (far right) and Barb (far left) Best of rural St. Lucas recently embarked on a new, but somewhat familiar, adventure prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year by hosting (l-r) Svenja Fuchs and Smilla Savorelli as foreign exchange students for the year. (Zakary Kriener photo... + continue reading
Wednesday, 14/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
  With several methods for learning the harp, Leisl Schutte learned the Suzuki Method, which is based on memorization and listening. (Chris DeBack photos)       Local harpist inspired by grandmother's painting     By Chris Deback cdeback@... + continue reading


Wednesday, 21/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
  South Winn junior Levi Lukes gets ready to fire a three-pointer during recent Warrior basketball action. In a tight 61-55 loss to Postville Thursday night, Lukes dropped 25 points, including... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 21/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
Chris DeBack   I sat, I read, I cried     By Chris Deback         I cried as I read about the heroic acts of... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/02/18 - 0 comment(s)
Robert Hennager     Robert G Hennager will be celebrating his 95th birthday on Sunday Feb 11th. Robert resides at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette with his wife “Peggy”. You... + continue reading

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