August 2019

Thu
22
Aug

June Capper updated service notice

June Capper, 88, of Lansing, Iowa formerly of Elgin, Iowa died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, Iowa with a one hour visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 pm before services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

Wed
21
Aug

PRES Real Estate Services comes to Ossian

PRES Real Estate Services recently expanded to northeast Iowa as licensed realtors (l-r) Mike and Sarah Buchheit (Pella office), Sharon Kleve, and Tina Barness are looking forward to serving local communities. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

PRES Real Estate Services comes to Ossian

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

A new realty service has officially arrived in northeast Iowa as PRES Real Estate Services has expanded its company from its Pella roots to the town of Ossian. The company, which was started by Winneshiek County natives Mike and Sarah (Hageman) Buchheit in 2016, will be managed at the northeast Iowa location by licensed realtors Sharon Kleve of Clermont and Tina Barness of Ossian.

“It’s a process that began about a year ago,” said Sarah. “There were a lot of pieces that had to fall into place to make this happen and we are excited to finally get moving on being in business.”

The original name of the realty company was Pella Real Estate Services, which is now changed to PRES Real Estate Services to better fit the northeast Iowa area.

Wed
21
Aug

Meet new South Winn teacher Dakota Gray

When students return to classrooms this fall, one of the new faces at South Winneshiek will be that of Dakota Gray. The new elementary special education instructor is a graduate of Luther College who received his teaching endorsement from Upper Iowa University. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Meet new South Winn teacher Dakota Gray

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

As school bells will soon be ringing in area classrooms to mark the beginning of a new school year, there will be several new teachers joining the teaching staff at South Winneshiek. One of those teachers will be Dakota Gray who will teach elementary special education.

“I am really looking forward to getting going and starting my teaching career,” said Gray, who will begin his first teaching job this fall. “I am excited to meet the kids and start building relationships with them! I am also looking forward to learning from the many other great teachers at South Winn.”

Wed
21
Aug

June Capper

June Capper

 

June Capper, 88, of Lansing, Iowa formerly of Elgin, Iowa died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa with a two hour visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. before services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

 

 

Wed
21
Aug

Delores Dummermuth

Delores Dummermuth

 

Delores Dummermuth, 87, of Elgin, Iowa died Monday, June 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.

  A Graveside Inurnment will be at noon on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Hall, Elgin, Iowa.

  Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elgin, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

Wed
21
Aug

Former Fayette Mayor Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

Bill Dohrmann (right) was inducted into the 4H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair, Sunday, Aug. 18.  He is shown here after receiving the honor, with his brother, Boyd Dohrmann, who had previously been inducted.  

 

Former Fayette Mayor Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Bill Dohrman has hit some of the highest pinnacles a person can hit when it comes to the 4-H organization but to him his crowning achievement came last weekend when he was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair.

The former long-time Mayor of Fayette and bank director is this year’s Fayette County recipient.

Wed
21
Aug

The White House closes after 54 years

For 42 years, St. Lucas natives John and Jann Kuehner have owned and operated The White House Supper Club in St. Lucas. The well-known establishment, which attracted customers from all throughout northeast Iowa on a nightly basis, officially closed its doors Friday evening. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

The White House closes after 54 years

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

One of the most iconic establishments in northeast Iowa and certainly in the small town of St. Lucas – The White House Supper Club – is officially closed as of Friday. Longtime owners and operators John and Jann Kuehner of West Union admitted that it was a tough decision to close, but they are looking forward to retirement after 42 years.

“The final week was a very emotional one for us. There were a lot of tears shed,” explained Jann. “I think the thing that we are going to miss the most is the regular interactions with so many of our great customers.”

Sitting alongside husband John, the couple went on to reminisce about the history of The White House and how it became known as one of the region’s finest dining experiences.

“My mom and dad  (Mark and Marge Mihm) originally started The White House in 1965. It was managed by Jim Perry back then,” explained Jann. “Dad also had his jewelry store and a barber shop at the same location.”

Jann went on to explain that the jewelry story was originally located in the party room area of The White House and the barber shop area was located near the entrance to the building.

“My mother is the one who named it ‘The White House,’” recalled Jann. “The building was originally just a white house, so it was fitting.”

Wed
21
Aug

Philip Lagerquist

Philip Lagerquist

 

Philip Lee Lagerquist, age 62, of Iowa Falls, Iowa died doing what he loved on Monday, August 12, 2019 following an accident at Boot Hill Auto.

A celebration of life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10188 US Hwy 65 in Iowa Falls.  Stories will be shared and the celebration likely won’t end until he makes his final cruise to his resting place at Cedar Memorial cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where a burial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019.  

 
Wed
21
Aug

Kuker new SB coach

Bent Kuker

 

Kuker new SB coach

 

  NFV assistant softball coach Brent Kuker has been elevated to the head coaching position. 

Principal Todd Wolverton stated, “Mr. Kuker has been a very good assistant for a few years; he knows the team members, and has done excellent work with the younger players.”

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