February 2019

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06
Feb

NFV girls back to .500

 

Emma Ney gets the hard foul on this drive against Clayton Ridge, Friday, in West Union. The NFV sophomore hit both free throws as she scored 15 points in the 59-43 win. The next night she had three treys and nine points in the 43-38 win in Elkader. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls back to .500

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girl’s basketball team moved back to the .500 mark at 9-9 with a pair of wins last week. NFV is 8-4 in the UIC.

Friday at home, the TigerHawks soundly defeated Clayton Ridge, 59-43. Saturday in Elkader was closer, but NFV prevailed, 43-38.

Wed
06
Feb

NFV boys beat winter and 2 foes

 

NFV sophomore Kole Johnson slices between a pair of Clayton Ridge defenders to put in the left-handed layup during Friday’s 71-39 pounding of the Eagles. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV boys beat winter and 2 foes

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“It’s the worst three-week stretch I’ve seen,” stated NFV co-head boys basketball coach Dan Hovden about the last few weeks of the season. Once again, games were postponed, leaving the team with a home game Friday against Clayton Ridge and a make-up contest Saturday in Elkader. The weather also left the TigerHawks with four games this week.

 Friday’s home game was Senior Night with the TigerHawks starting all five of its seniors, who led the team to a 71-39 victory.

Wed
06
Feb

TigerHawks 3rd; advance 4

 

The referee slams his hand to the mat signaling that NFV senior Jesse Daughton has won his 160-pound match over Waukon’s Carter Nolting. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks 3rd; advance 4

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV finished a strong third at Saturday’s Sectional wrestling meet in Decorah.

Four TigerHawks finished second, earning the right to compete in the District Meet this Saturday in Indendence. 

 Levi Lauer (120), Gunner Rodgers (138), Jesse Daughton (152), and Weston Fantz (160) will all compete in Independence for the right to appear at the State Wrestling Meet Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 13-16, in Des Moines.

  While all four face uphill battles because they have to start District action against the winners at the Sectional in Parkersburg, head coach Jacob Pedersen said “We saw where we need to make some small tweaks in all four wrestlers. If they can follow our corrections, we can make some things happen.” 

Wed
06
Feb

Fayette County Cattlemen royalty

 

At Saturday night’s Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet in West Union, the 2018 royalty passed their crowns on to the 2019 royalty. Pictured are (front 2017 Li’l Miss Cowgirls Alex Steinbronn; (second row, l-r) 2018 Li’l Miss Cowgirl Braelyn Meyer and 2019 Li’l Miss Cowgirl Hailee Cannon; (back) 2018 Beef Princess/2019 Beef Queen Kelsey Pagel, 2018 Beef Queen Rachel Darnall, and 2019 Beef Princess Abby Boehm. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Fayette County Cattlemen royalty

 

 

Wed
06
Feb

What's next for Villont building?

Design Consultants through Main Street Iowa recently completed a concept drawing of the Villont building located at 101 East Main. (Submitted photo)

 

What's next for Villont building?

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The building at 101 East Main Street in downtown West Union, also known as the Villont building, could be given a second life in the next few years. 

Main Street Iowa recently completed a concept drawing of what the exterior of the property could look like with some tender loving care. The West Union Chamber — A Main Street Community received the concept drawing free of charge for being a Main Street community. Main Street Iowa is also working on concept drawings for two other lots — the former Gus and Tony’s Town House Café and Top Hat — in the downtown streetscape area. Those will also be free of charge. 

“The drawing is awesome,” said Nick McIntyre, West Union city administrator. “I think it would be great to take it back to its historical looks, which the drawings show. We could have a retail space downstairs and two good apartments upstairs.”

 

Wed
06
Feb

Michelson hangs up his holster after 38 years in state parks

 

After 38 1/2 years on the job, Scot Michelson of rural Fayette retired as Northeast District Parks Supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Michelson saw a lot of interesting things during his time as a park ranger at Volga River State Recreation Area, but most interesting was interacting with the Bigfoot Research Organization. Chris DeBack photo

 

Michelson hangs up his holster after 38 years in state parks

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

It isn’t an easy decision to walk away from a job you love. 

After 38½ years working, protecting, and managing state parks in Iowa, Scot Michelson has done just that. On Thursday, Jan. 24, he retired from his position as Northeast District Parks Supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

Michelson’s love of the outdoors was instilled in him throughout his childhood growing up in Manchester. However, it wasn’t until a trip his junior year of high school to Isle Royale National Park in Minnesota that set him on the path he recently finished. 

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