May 2014

Fri
16
May

UIC Golf Results

Girls’ Team Results

1. Sumner-Fredericksburg, 370; 2. South Winn, 401; 3. North Fayette Valley, 417; 4. Central/Elkader, 420; 5. MFL/MM, 447; 6. Turkey Valley, 450; 7. Starmont, 464; 8. Postville, 467; 9.Ed-Co, 479; 10. Clayton Ridge, 498; 11. West Central, 232*.

*Only 2 golfers

Individual TigerHawk Results

8. Lembke, 51-50-101*; 11. Wenthold, 52-52-104*; 14. B. Moser, 54-52-106*; 15. H. Moser, 51-55- 106*; 17. McTaggart, 51-58-109; 46. Weidemann, 59-65-124.

Individual Warrior Results

2. Bushman, 42-35-71*; 77. Holien, 48-52-100*; 10. Luzum, 51-53-104*; 13. Hageman, 53-52-105*; 16. M. Elsbernd, 107; 33. J. Elsbernd, 115.

Individual Blue Devil Results

21. Meyer, 53-58-110; 43. Brickman, 61-61-122;

*All-Conference Performers

 

Thu
15
May

Two-for-two for Warriors

 

Nathan Ward carded a 40 versus Starmont to finish runner-up on Tuesday, May 6. (Shanna Schweinefus photo)

 

Two-for-two for Warriors

 

 

In the regular season finales, the South Winn golf teams reigned supreme last week, defeating Turkey Valley and Starmont.

“We had great team scores,” praised SW coach Doug Schweinefus. “We are still working on getting consistency from some players. It’s getting to tournament time, so we need everyone at the top of their game.”

SW boys

The Warriors finally had a nice weather day to compete as they traveled to Jackson Heights Golf and Country Club on Monday, May 5, defeating Turkey Valley 147-193.

Four individuals shot in the 30s, led by medalist Logan Schweinefus with 34 strokes. Trevor Schweinefus was close behind with 36 strokes to earn runner-up honors.

Other varsity shooters included Hunter Leibold (38) and Tanner Kuennen (39).

Thu
15
May

SW girls finish fifth at UIC

 

It was a sixth-place finish for South Winn’s Jessica Lechtenberg, clocking 12:41.99 in the 3000m run at the UIC Track Meet on Thursday. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW girls finish fifth at UIC

 

 

 

Wind, rain, lightning, and injuries — the Lady Warrior track team has seen it all this season, and last week was no exception.

The week began at Ed-Co on Monday, May 5, and concluded at Monona in the UIC Track Meet on Thursday amid lightning delays.

Looking to compete for third place overall, the cancellation of one of South Winn’s strongest events, the high jump, potentially cost the team 10 points, the difference between third and fifth.

“Considering the circumstances we faced, our team finished as well as we possibly could,” acknowledged SW coach Kevin Kearney. “We have some kids who have been limited due to injury as well.”

Thu
15
May

Warriors crowned UIC champs

 

Warrior sophomore Carson Lensing winds up to release the discus during Thursday’s UIC Track Meet, where he finished third with a throw of 137’. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warriors crowned UIC champs

 

 

In less than ideal running conditions, the South Winn boys’ track team maintained its focus and stayed relaxed throughout a lightning delay to win the UIC crown with 176 points over North Fayette Valley (169).

“The guys set their mind to doing the best they could to put themselves in position to compete for a conference title,” noted SW coach Scott Conway.

He added that, many times the difference between the title and runner-up comes down to the athletes that can dig deep for fifth through eighth places.

“Our guys did that and it made all the difference,” he praised.

The Warriors collected points in every event throughout the evening, which included six first-place finishes.

Thu
15
May

Kathryn Uhlenhake

Kathryn Uhlenhake

 

 

 

Kathryn Uhlenhake will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, May 18.

Her family and friends are invited to honor her with a card shower. Cards may be sent to Kathryn at P.O. Box 98, Ossian IA 52161.

Thu
15
May

Hunter to leave history behind

 

After 19 years of teaching some of the history experiences by her parents in WWII Germany, Renate Hunter will retire from her South Winn history classroom in June. (Becky Walz photo)

 

Hunter to leave history behind

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

Born in Germany and her father a World War II veteran, Renate Hunter and her family settled in the United States and became naturalized citizens in April 1959 in Omaha, Neb.

“My brother and I were born into history,” said retiring South Winn history teacher Renate Hunter. “Our parents always told us about WWII and why we had to come to the United Sates.”

Thu
15
May

NICC students work to complete home

 

 

The carpentry class from Northeast Iowa Community College, along with the industrial electricians, have worked hard since June to complete the Randy Numedahl home in rural Calmar while learning hands-on what it takes to build a home. Members of the carpentry class include (l-r) Tony Stoen, instructor Brian Ondrashek, April Shupe, Tylor Fairchild, Micah VanHorn, Dan Piedot, Kory Cook, Josh Ihde, Billy Hackman, Dylan Korsenss, and Alex Schultz. For more photos from the house, turn to page XXX. (Becky Walz photo)

 

NICC students work to complete home

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

From start to finish, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Building Trades students have had one of the most valuable hands-on experiences available in northeast Iowa: building a home for Randy Numedahl at 2218 180th Street in rural Calmar.

Construction on the 1700-square-foot ranch home is nearly complete as the students approach graduation this week. An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17.

Wed
14
May

Two vie for Miss Clermont crown

 

 

Two vie for Miss Clermont crown

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

Josi Baker and Autumn Lamb will be vying for the Miss Clermont crown to be awarded at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Heritage Farm Park.

 Josie Baker is the daughter of Mike and Meca Loftsgard and Mike Hackman.

Wed
14
May

Bronze Project is a golden opportunity

 

 

Elgin Troop 6535 Girl Scout Juniors (l-r) Kenlin Schmitt, Emma Cram, and Valerie Boleyn on Thursday announced the kickoff the trio’s Girl Scout Bronze Project fundraiser to benefit Domestic Abuse Resource Center at Helping Services for Northeast Iowa. (Mike Van Sickle photo)

 

Bronze Project is a golden opportunity

 

 

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor
mvansickle@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

A portion of the Girl Scout Promise is “to help people at all times.”  

Elgin Troop 6535 Girl Scout Juniors Kenlin Schmitt, Valerie Boleyn, and Emma Cram are inviting the public to help them provide assistance to the Domestic Abuse Resource Center at Helping Services for Northeast Iowa.

The three Valley Elementary students will be placing drop-off boxes at Kerndt Brothers Savings Banks in West Union and Clermont, Elgin State Bank, Bank 1st of West Union, Elgin IGA, Quillin’s in West Union, and Gas Gauge in Wadena. From Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, June 14, the public is asked to drop off nonperishable items, cleaning supplies, diapers (sizes 3-5), baby wipes, and/or pull-ups in the boxes to be later distributed to the local Domestic Abuse Resource Center.

Wed
14
May

Devils score 16.5 points at UIC

 

James Niemann takes a hurdle in stride during Thursday’s UIC Track Meet at Monona. The West Central athlete finished the race in sixth place. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

Devils score 16.5 points at UIC

 

 

The West Central boys’ track team scored 16.5 points, placing ninth at the UIC Track Meet in Monona on Thursday, May 8.

With points being awarded through eighth place, James Niemann scored seven of the Devils 16.5 points by placing fifth in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the 110 hurdles. Joe Wolfe was the highest finisher for WC, tying for fourth in the high jump and earning 4.5 team points. 

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