September 2019

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Warrior XC competes at Luther All-American

South Winn senior Emmett Schwartzhoff led the way for the Warrior boys on Saturday morning as they competed at the Luther All-American Invitational. Schwartzhoff placed 63rd in a time of 17:57. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior XC competes at Luther All-American

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the Luther All-American Invitational on Saturday morning in Decorah.

The varsity boys had a strong showing as they competed against some of the best teams in the Midwest. The Warriors finished 14th with 441 points.

Leading the way for the Warriors was Emmett Schwartzhoff who finished 63rd in a time of 17:57.9. 

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Warriors roll to 66-6 win over Postville

Zach Poshusta (56) brings down a Postville ball carrier during South Winn’s 66-6 win over the Pirates on Friday night. The Warrior defense held the Pirates to only 104 yards of offense, while putting up a school record 651 yards themselves. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors roll to 66-6 win over Postville

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warriors were rolling in all aspects of the game on Friday night in Postville as the team set a new record for total offense on its way to a 66-6 win over the Pirates.

“We were able to get into rhythm offensively midway through the first quarter,” said coach Jason Ohrt after the big win. “Our offensive line protected very well, helping us set a new school record with 641 total yards from scrimmage.”

Zach Taylor got the scoring started in the first quarter as he rushed in for a 10-yard touchdown.

Postville responded with a long, 58-yard passing touchdown to tie the game up.

From there, it was all Warriors who put up 60 unanswered points throughout the next 3 ½ quarters.

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SW volleyball continues struggles

South Winneshiek junior Madison Kriener (6) returns to sender as she records a block during the Warriors’ matchup with North Fayette Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW volleyball continues struggles

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The 2019 season has been a tough one thus far for the young South Winneshiek volleyball team as the Warriors fell to 0-13 last week, including a 0-29 mark in individual sets.

North Fayette Valley

The team began the week Tuesday, Sept. 10, at North Fayette Valley. The Warriors went down in consecutive sets, 25-9, 25-23, and 25-21. Individual statistics were not available at press time.

Turkey Valley

On Thursday evening, the Warriors took on Turkey Valley in Jackson Junction. South Winn fell by scores of 25-19, 25-15, and 25-15. 

“I don’t think the score really reflects how close this battle felt. The Warriors put up one heck of a fight,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy after the loss. “We had a lot of great attacks that were just missing. This was by far our best play this season. If we can find the kind of intensity we have against our rival for every match, we’ll start to see some success.”

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Sep

EF-0 tornado confirmed near Ossian

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down near Ossian at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday evening. The tornado traveled approximately one mile on the ground, damaging buildings and knocking down trees in its path. (Amy Hendrickson Knutson photo)

 

EF-0 tornado confirmed near Ossian

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down near Ossian on Thursday evening. The tornado produced winds of 80 miles per hour (estimated) and stayed on the ground for 2.83 miles.

The tornado started south of Ossian near County Road W42 and traveled east-northeast to near 185th Avenue. The maximum width of the tornado reached 150 yards.

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Donna Larson

Donna Larson

 

Donna Mae Larson,95, of Wadena, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born July 23, 1924, in Oelwein, Iowa to Joseph (J.E.) and Gladys (Gile) O’Brien. Donna was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.

She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Oelwein, with the Class of 1941.

 

On February 3, 1945, Donna was united in marriage to Herman Charles Larson, Jr. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. The couple farmed near Volga and Wadena, where she enjoyed being a farm wife and homemaker.  Two children were born to this union. They retired to Wadena in 1984. Throughout the years, Donna was very active in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga.

 

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Wadena Grand Marshal helps throughout community

Randy Weber will be this year’s Parade Grand Marshal at Wadena Fun Day, Saturday, Sept. 21. He is shown here in front of the town’s Veterans’ Memorial that he helped build. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Wadena Grand Marshal helps throughout community

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Randy Weber has been on the Wadena City Council for the last 15 years but his service to the community goes beyond that. That dedication to his community will be recognized Saturday, Sept. 21, when he will be the Grand Marshal of the Wadena Days Parade.

Weber has been a Wadena resident since 1991. He and his wife, Annette, a teacher at Valley Elementary School, have two sons; Jordan, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, and Ethan, a junior at North Fayette Valley High School.

Randy is self-employed doing all types of electrical work and construction. He has shared these skills with the community on several of their major projects.

Currently he’s helping with the construction of an addition to the Fire Station and serves on the Fire Department Board. He donated his labor and use of his equipment during the construction of the town’s Veterans’ Memorial. He also did the work to convert the town’s lighted cross to LED technology.

Randy is not bragging about his service and would have continued to have done it thanklessly had it not been for this latest honor.

“I don’t really know why they picked me, but they asked me and I said I’d do it,” he related humbly.

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Montauk Fall Festival to celebrate the apple

Montauk Historic Site Coordinator Hannah Frederick stands in front of the orchard at the historic mansion near Clermont. She is inviting all visitors to come to the site on Saturday, Sept. 21, and sample the apples and join in the activities at the Fall Fesitval.

 

Montauk Fall Festival to celebrate the apple

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Montauk Historic Site Coordinator Hannah Frederick

said things could become fruity at the site’s annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This year an extra emphasis will be put on apples and fruit trees. 

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Sep

WC volleyball has 6-3 week

WC volleyball has 6-3 week

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

It was a busy week for West Central netters last week with nine games in just five days.

Tuesday (Sept. 10), the Devils were at Maq. Valley for a quadrangular. WC won two of three games. The Blue Devils opened by beating host Maq. Valley, 25-12 and 25-23. It took three sets to down Lisbon, 19-25, 25-10 and 17-15. The finale was a rematch against MFL/MM with the Bulldogs once again prevailing, 22-25 and 17-25.

Thursday, the Devils hosted Postville, sweeping the Pirates in three sets, 25-14, 25-16, and 25-9. It was the Devils’ first conference win of the season.

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Devil football improving

Dalton Vick (24) makes one of his eight unassisted tackles in Friday’s loss to visiting Central City. The senior led the Devil defense as he has done all season. In three games, he has 19 solo tackles and has assisted on three other tackles. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Devil football improving

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

West Central lost a football game, 54-0 to 2-1 Central City, but the Devils looked better in many facets of the game.

“We definitely did some things better,” stated head coach Steve Milder. “We knew we’d have trouble scoring on them, but our offense was clicking better on the ground.”

WC was without Logan Westcott due to an injury and Aiden Nelson was ill most of the week, but he still managed to rush 19 times for 101 yards against the Wildcat’s very tough defense; he also caught two of the Devils’ five completed passes for another 23 yards. Brandon Cushion netted 43 yards on the ground with his 11 carries.

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Chosen Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals

Janann and Alan Seabrooke of Elgin are being honored this year as the Upper Iowa University Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. Their Peacock pride is evident by their team apparel and home decoratives. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Chosen Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

You could say the life events of Alan and Janann Seabrooke of Elgin have almost gone hand in hand with Upper Iowa University in Fayette. That connection is soon to be recognized when they serve as the Grand Marshals of the Upper Iowa Homecoming Day parade.

“Tie Dye and Tailfeathers” is the 2019 theme as the University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5. The traditional UIU Homecoming parade will begin in downtown Fayette at noon Saturday, Oct. 5.

“I almost cried. It’s a great honor,” Janann said when she heard the news that she and her husband were going to be honored in this year’s parade.

“It’s humbling. I’m very pleased,” was Alan’s reaction to the news.

The Seabrookes have been going to UIU homecomings for as long as they can remember. They both graduated from the university, as well as their son and two of their grandsons. Janann’s sister and husband, Nona and Wayne Sawyer, also are UIU grads. The Seabrookes’ daughter, Jill, was also a UIU student for a year. They contribute financially to the school on a regular basis and to call them “supporters” is probably putting it mildly.

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