December 2019

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Leslie Guyer

Leslie Guyer

 

Leslie Richard Guyer, 75, of Elgin, Iowa died Monday, December 9, 2019 at his home in rural Elgin, Iowa.  Leslie was born on March 20, 1944 to Victor Millard and Jennie Caroline (Wolfs) Guyer in Postville, Iowa. He was baptized on May 7, 1944 and confirmed on October 15, 1959. Leslie grew up on the family farm south of Clermont, Iowa. He attended country school through the 4th grade, and later attended Valley of Elgin, where he graduated in 1962. Leslie was drafted into the United States Army on April of 1965, on a two-year tour spending one year in Vietnam. He was very proud to serve his country.

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Alan Steinlage

Alan Steinlage

 

Alan John Steinlage age 73 of Ionia, IA passed on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Iowa City VA Health Care System surrounded by family and friends. 

Friends may greet the family from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory in New Hampton, IA where there will be a 7 p.m. Scripture Service.  Online condolences for Alan's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com 641-394-4334

A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2019, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA. 

Alan John was born February 25, 1946, to Al and Anne (Neusch) Steinlage in West Union, IA the third of eight children - seven beloved boys and the youngest a girl being Alan's favorite sister. 

Alan grew up on the family dairy farm just south of St. Lucas, IA. where he learned the value of hard work, love of family and began to develop his great faith. 

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NFV boys drop Blue Devils, fall to Warriors

In his return to the court on Tuesday evening (Dec. 10), junior Jonah Moore proved to be a big addition for North Fayette Valley. Despite a tough loss to South Winn, Moore was able to block three shots and secure a steal. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

NFV boys drop Blue Devils, fall to Warriors

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk boys’ basketball team split its two Upper Iowa Conference games last week, falling to a strong South Winneshiek team on Tuesday night (Dec. 10) and then rebounding with a big win over West Central on Friday.

South Winn

“We got off to a good start in the first quarter,” said coach Matt Krambeer of his team’s performance on Friday evening in Calmar. “We just struggled to score after that. Part of it was due to South Winn being active and solid defensively and part of that was due to our inability to work for better shots.”

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NFV girls notch a pair of UIC wins

 

 

NFV girls notch a pair of UIC wins

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk girls’ basketball team notched a pair of Upper Iowa Conference wins last week to improve to 3-2 on the season and 3-1 in UIC play.

South Winn

NFV began the week Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the road against South Winneshiek.

The TigerHawks jumped on the Warriors early, grabbing a commanding 22-4 lead after the first eight minutes.

In the second quarter, South Winn was able to slow down NFV slightly, but the TH girls still managed to extend their lead to 32-11 at the half.

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Comets defeat TigerHawks in bowling

North Fayette Valley’s Shelby Holden watches her attempt during Friday afternoon action at Lilac Lanes against Charles City. Holden rolled a 97 in game one and a 114 in game two. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Comets defeat TigerHawks in bowling

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley hosted Charles City at Lilac Lanes on Friday afternoon as both the boys’ and girls’ bowling teams were in action.

The TigerHawk boys were defeated by a talented CC team by a score of 2.876-2,104. NFV was led by Mason Brown-Gonnerman who bowled a 332 (160 and 172). Brice Burgin also hit the 300 mark, carding a 319 (125 and 194).

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TigerHawk grapplers split early season duals

Levi Lauer locks his opponent up tight in a cradle as he pins his Decorah opponent during the South Winn Invitational on Saturday. Lauer placed third at 132 points with a pair of falls on the day. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk grapplers split early season duals

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk wrestlers began its dual portion of the season last week, taking on four teams at two different duals. With matchups against several tough programs, NFV went 2-2 in the early season matchups.

NB-C/Crestwood

North Fayette Valley began the week with a Tuesday night triangular against North Butler-Clarksville and Crestwood. The TigerHawks split the duals, beating NB-C 45-33 and losing to Crestwood, 37-36, in a dual that went to a tiebreaker.

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Carol Deering

Carol Deering

 

The family of Carol Deering is hosting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on December 24, 2019.

Carol has four children: Chuck, Lori, Stacy, and Lisa; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to:

Carol Deering

520 Wilson St., Unit 7

Postville, IA 52162

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Winter Fest 2020 is turning WU into a wonderland

West Union Parks and Recreation director Kathy Guyer is waiting for the snow as she gets ready the first annual Winter Fest on January 4, 2020.  (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

Winter Fest 2020 is turning WU into a wonderland

 

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“It’s easy to start to feel like you’re stuck in the house in the winter, that couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s what we want people to realize with this event,” said Kathy Guyer, West Union Parks and Recreation director of the upcoming first annual Winter Fest at Rotary Park on January 4.  “The whole idea behind the event is to get people out, enjoying the weather and to just have a good time!” 

This first annual event is the result of some brainstorming between herself and some community members.

“The original idea was to hold a fireworks display on New Years Eve,” the director explained.  

“With New Years Eve falling midweek, the idea changed to holding it that following weekend,” continued Guyer.  “As everyone started talking about it, the ideas grew and grew into what we now call Winter Fest!” 

The event will be held from 4- 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 4 at Rotary Park in West Union, as well as some events and activities which will be held at the Rec Center, just up the road.  

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Wrapping veterans in honor and comfort

All of the Quilts of Valor recipients at the ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 10, served during the Korean War period. They are (l-r) Paul Woodard, Lester Steffens, Daryl Pape, Richard Meyer, Del Kern, Tex Heyer,  and Jim Friederich. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Wrapping veterans in honor and comfort

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

It’s not about a hobby, it’s not about social interaction, it’s not about personnel recognition. Those are not the reasons that a group of quilters got together last summer and organized themselves into a group dedicated to one cause.

The Otter Creek Valor Quilters are focused on one thing……to create and award Quilts of Valor to all area veterans to honor them for their service to their country.

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