July 2019

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Jul

Rodeo, NTPA, Cherry Pie, and Turner yet to come at Winneshiek Co. Fair

Josh Turner will perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Winneshiek County Fair (Submitted photo)

 

Rodeo, NTPA, Cherry Pie and Turner yet to come at Winneshiek Co. Fair

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The 2019 Winneshiek County Fair is officially underway this week, but plenty of fun and entertainment remains on the schedule for the remainder of the week.

Among the highlighted entertainment yet to take place is a special retirement recognition ceremony for longtime Fair supporter Edna Schrandt at 5 p.m. today in the variety tent. 

The Grandstand entertainment will feature the excitement of the Rogue Rodeo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the roars of the NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

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10
Jul

CCC BBQ in the Park July 15

Clermont Community Club (CCC) members Tracy Johnson and Lisa Davis (l-r) stand with some of the silent auction and raffle items that will be up for grabs during the 2019 CCC Barbeque in the park event on Monday, July 15.  (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

CCC BBQ in the Park July 15

 

 

By Meagan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

C’mon down area families and friends!   The fourth annual Clermont BBQ in the Park is right around the corner! 

The Monday, July 15 event, which is hosted by the Clermont Community Club, will be held at the Clermont park starting at 4 p.m.  

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10
Jul

Baby Fink

Baby Fink

 

Baby Fink, baby of Brandon and Paige (Lamphere) Fink of Independence, Iowa was stillborn Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

Private family services will be held.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family. 

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Baby Fink is survived by parents; brother: Kayson Fink at home; maternal grandparents: Tom and Dawn Lamphere of Fayette;

paternal grandparents: Gary and Tammi Fink of Maynard; maternal great grandmothers: Grace Lamphere of Randalia and 

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Jul

Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

 

Jon R. Mitchell, 76, of Arlington, Iowa passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 2, 2019 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington with Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, 310 Main Street, Arlington, Iowa and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment: Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.

Memorials may be directed to the family for distribution later.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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10
Jul

Baseball moves to third in UIC

Kale Rodgers gets solid contact as he smashes this pitch into left field for a hit in recent action. The TigerHawk sophomore is not only a proficient hitter, but he is also proficient at getting hit, leading the team by getting struck by a pitch seven times this season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Baseball moves to third in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

With a sweep of MFL/MM Monday, July 1, in Monona, NFV baseball leapfrogged the Bulldogs into third place in the conference standings. 

Both games were slugfests as the TigerHawks won, 10-8 and 15-10.

Despite MFL/MM’s 6-0 lead at the end of five, game one went to extra innings. NFV rallied for seven runs in the sixth for a 7-6 lead. However, the ‘Dogs regained a one-run lead after plating two run in the sixth. 

The TigerHawks staved off defeat by squeezing across a run in the seventh and won the opener with a two-run eighth.

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10
Jul

NFV ends regular season as UIC champs

Makenna Koch drops a beautiful bunt Friday against Jesup. The NFV senior raced down the line, forcing the Jesup infielder to rush the throw, which went into right field. Koch wound up on second and Alyssa Bohr motored all the way home from first for the tying run. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV ends regular season as UIC champs

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV softball ended its regular season by winning the UIC championship with a 15-1 record; Kee was runner-up at 14-2. The TigerHawks were 21-12 overall.

The week started with a 7-4 loss at Hudson on Monday, July 1.

The Pirates opened a 7-0 lead before NFV scored its first run in the sixth; it added a three-spot in the seventh, but that was as close as the girls could get.

Taylor Ellis slugged a double and two singles, driving in a pair of runs. Abby Reichter added two hits and two RBI.

Kennedy Lape took the loss, tossing a complete game, allowing eight hits and five earned runs. 

Hits- Ellis 3; Reichter, 2; Lape, 2; Koch, Guenther, Ney, Bohr. Double- Ellis. RBI- Ellis, 2; Reichter, 2.

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10
Jul

Ron and Joyce Pattison

Ron and Joyce Pattison

 

A Birthday Open House has been planned for Jim and Joyce Pattison on July 13 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Fayette Opera House, 301 South Main Street, Fayette Iowa.  

Their children (Bruce, Brad, Ben, Lorri, & Brian) will host the event. All friends, family and acquaintances are welcome to attend.  No gifts please.

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10
Jul

Supervisors meet with NextEra Energy Resources

Supervisors meet with NextEra Energy Resources

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

At their meeting on Monday, July 8, the Fayette County Supervisors met with representatives from NextEra Energy Resources to discuss its wind-farm project in Fayette County. 

The Supervisors met with Kimberly Dickey, NextEra Energy Resources project manager, and Adam McDonald, NextEra Energy Resources senior land services representative. Dickey lives in Linn County and manages projects for NextEra that are in various stages of development supporting project teams in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Southern Minnesota. McDonald is the land agent who is meeting with landowners in Fayette County to gage their interest in participating in the project and signing what Dickey called “option agreements.”

Also in attendance was Fayette County Engineer Joel Fantz and Kevin Lehs, Hawkeye wind farm project manager. 

Dickey opened the conversation by noting that the project is in the very preliminary stages of development. The company had only installed a meteorological tower approximately three or four months ago to measure wind speed, wind direction, and various other data points. This allows the company to evaluate whether or not the Hawkeye area, which it is targeting for this project, is a good spot to build a wind farm. 

“I want to emphasis that it is a very, very early stage and first step in that process,” Dickey told the Supervisors. “We have to measure the wind resources first to see if the project is even feasible. We typically take at least a year to gather that data and make a determination whether to move forward into the next phase of wind-farm development.”

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10
Jul

11 contend for Fayette County Fair Queen

11 contend for Fayette County Fair Queen

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 2019 Fayette County Fair (July 23-27) is less than a month away.

The unofficial opening of the Fayette County Fair is always the Fayette County Fair Queen Contest, which is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the Bandstand on the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union. 

Before the crowning, the queen contestants will host free kids games starting at noon and introduce themselves at 3 p.m. in the Bandstand. 

This year, 11 young females will be vying for the crown of 2019 Fayette County Fair Queen, as well as Fair Princess and other awards. Those young females include Aryel Allwood, Miss Maynard; Valerie Boleyn, Miss Elgin; Olivia Decker, Miss Westgate; Naomi Gaede, Miss Oelwein; Katelyn Kuehner, Miss Hawkeye; Rory Kuennen, Miss St. Lucas; Ryin Lehmann, Miss Clermont; Carson Larson, Miss Fayette; Kylee Anfinson, Miss Arlington; Taylor Ney, Miss West Union; and Jocelyn Kuker, at-large candidate. There is no Miss Waucoma or Miss Wadena. 

 A pie auction following the queen coronation will conclude the event. 

The 2019 Fayette County Fair Queen will represent the county at the Iowa State Fair Queen contest on Saturday, Aug. 10, in Des Moines, as well as many area activities throughout the year. 

The 2018 Fayette County Fair Queen and Princess are Megan Niewohner and Gene Anne Burst, respectively. Renee Larson is the Fayette County Fair Queen coordinator, whose hard work makes this a wonderful day for all of the candidates.

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10
Jul

Hanson committed to improving economic vitality of Fayette County

Elgin native Mallory Hanson will be the director of the new Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism organization. Chris DeBack photo

 

Hanson committed to improving economic vitality of Fayette County

 

 

 

Fayette County’s new Economic Development Director Mallory Hanson is kind of in a precarious situation. 

Hanson currently works for an organization that has yet to be officially created. While much of that will change today, (Wednesday, July 10) after she hosts at meeting at the West Union Chamber — A Main Street Community Office with potential partners, her first week in her new role was certainly an interesting one. 

With no formal organization to work for, Hanson has spent her first week gearing up for the meeting that should answer a lot of questions and set-up the organization known as Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism. This will be a brand new organization that is separate from the recently disbanded Fayette County Economic Development. 

Hanson noted she is looking to establish the new organization differently than how the previous economic development organization had been set-up. FCED was created and organized using a 28E agreement, while Hanson hopes to make the new economic development organization a 501(c)6. 

“I have invited all of the [former FCED] partnering entities and organizations to come to the July 10 meeting,” said Hanson. “How the organization is structured should be a decision that is made by the partners. I have some thoughts as to what a good structure might be, and I want to discuss that before I moved forward with anything.”

While the organization's formal name will more than likely is Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism, the Elgin native is hoping to develop a much catchier branding name with more promotional pull, such as “Visit Fayette County.”

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