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Wednesday, 19/01/22
Ossian Knights of Columbus free throw contest      The Ossian Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a free of charge free throw contest for boys and girls ages 9-14 (based on Jan. 1, 2022) on Sunday, Jan. 23 at St. Teresa of Calcutta School in Ossian. Sign up and practice will... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/01/22
  Supervisors don't plan on enforcing vaccine/mask requirements any time soon   By Jack Swanson   The Fayette County Board of Supervisors are standing put on any kind of regulation requiring Covid-19 vaccinations or mask... + continue reading

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Audrey Gibbs stands in her kitchen with natural wood cabinetry and retro looking appliances that complete the farm motif look of the house. The home was built for Audrey Gibbs and her family through the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show aired 10 years ago. (Jack Swanson photo)   '... + continue reading
Wednesday, 05/01/22 - 0 comment(s)
The new Fayette County Secondary Roads shop is beginning to take shape in West Union’s Industrial Park. Construction had been delayed because of shortage of materials. (Jack Swanson photo)   New County Shop beginning to take shape   By Jack Swanson jswanson@... + continue reading
Wednesday, 29/12/21 - 0 comment(s)
The 2021 Iowa State University Farmland Value Survey revealed that the average value per acre of Iowa land rose 29 percent to $9,751. (Zakary Kriener photo)   Iowa land value up 29 percent By Zakary Kriener According to the 2021 Farmland Value Survey by Iowa State University, numbers... + continue reading
Wednesday, 29/12/21 - 0 comment(s)
Shauna Kerr is the new manager at Valley Fresh Market in Elgin. She is originally from Elgin and now lives in Clermont. (LeAnn Larson photo)   Valley Fresh Market in Elgin has new manager   By Jack Swanson   The Valley Fresh Market in... + continue reading
Wednesday, 29/12/21 - 0 comment(s)
The Irish Shanti in Gunder has been vacant since closing in May of 2019. Dave Farmer of Elkader recently bought the building and plans to open it back up in a few months. (Photo submitted)   Former Irish Shanty in Gunder has a new owner   By Jack Swanson jswanson@... + continue reading


Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 0 comment(s)
South Winneshiek celebrated Senior Night for the Warrior wrestling team on Thursday night in Calmar. Throughout their SW careers, the seniors have amassed a combined 605 wins so far and carry a... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 31/03/21 - 0 comment(s)
All I wanted was a teabag   by Jerry Wadian   All I wanted was a teabag.   Mornings I need my coffee; like I really need to wake up. Evenings I prefer tea. And, as a brand,... + continue reading


Wednesday, 05/01/22 - 0 comment(s)
Richard Brincks     The family of Richard Brincks is hosting a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on Jan. 16, 2022. Help Richard celebrate this special milestone by mailing a... + continue reading

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