January 2020

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Warrior girls fall to Decorah

Warrior girls fall to Decorah

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn girls’ basketball team returned to the court Saturday, Jan. 4, as the team traveled to Decorah for a non-conference matchup with the Vikings.

The Warrior girls were unable to get going on offense as the team fell, 52-11.

“We started off strong in the first quarter; however, in the second and third quarter, we lost our fire,” said coach Kayla Ross after the loss. “We picked up the tempo again in the fourth and made some great hustle plays.”

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08
Jan

SW boys struggle in first 2020 action

South Winn’s Jaron Todd dribbles around a screen set by a fellow teammate during recent Warrior action. Todd and the Warriors took a loss in their first game back since the holiday break, falling 77-29 to Decorah. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys struggle in first 2020 action

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a rude awakening for the South Winn boys as they made their return to the court following the holiday break as the team fell to a strong Decorah team, 77-29, on Saturday.

The Warriors were outscored in all four quarters of the contest, included a combined 44-14 in the second and third quarters, as the team suffered its third loss of the season.

South Winn was led by Jacob Herold who had 14 points. Junior Collin Wiltgen led the team in rebounds with five.

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08
Jan

Warrior wrestlers off to hot start in new year

Warrior 126-pounder Kaden Bullerman sizes up his opponent during a recent match. In his first match of the 2020 year, Bullerman picked up a 9-6 win over his Fillmore Central-Lanesboro opponent. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior wrestlers off to hot start in new year

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warrior grapplers got 2020 started the right way as the team picked up a pair of dual wins in their first action of the season, defeating Fillmore Central-Lanesboro and Waukon on Friday in Calmar.

“I was really impressed with how we started the night against Fillmore Central,” said coach Jacob Elsbernd. “The guys were looking to score in every position and gave a lot of effort trying to fight through positions and finish matches.”

In the dual, the Warriors picked up a 39-33 loss despite forfeiting six team points due to a vacancy at 106 pounds.

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08
Jan

Beckman eager to begin term as mayor

On Jan. 1, longtime Ossian resident Bryan Beckman officially began his first term as mayor of his hometown. Beckman has lived in Winneshiek County his entire life and moved to town in 2003. In 2016, he was elected to the Ossian City Council where he served a four-year term. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Beckman eager to begin term as mayor

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

When the new year began on January 1, a new mayoral era in the City of Ossian began. Lifelong local Bryan Beckman won the job in the Nov., 2019, election and will replace previous mayor Bill Green.

“I want to thank all of the people who voted for me and made this possible,” said Beckman, a 2004 graduate of South Winneshiek and DeSales School alum. “I look forward to beginning my responsibilities and serving the community.”

Beckman, who is an assistant collection manager at Radius Global Solutions in Decorah, has lived in the Ossian area for his entire life. He was raised on a farm near Ossian before moving to town in 2003. His family roots are also planted deeply in the community with generations having been in town since the 1800’s.

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08
Jan

The search is on for new NFV Superintendent

The search is on for new NFV Superintendent

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The search has officially begun for a new North Fayette Valley Superintendent.  

Earlier this year, current North Fayette Valley Superintendent, Duane Willhite announced he would be retiring from the position at the end of the school year.

“I have been proud to serve with the school district, and the school board,” noted Willhite when he announced the decision.  

“It wasn’t the easiest decision to make, I have really enjoyed my time here (at North Fayette Valley),” he continued.  “I know the district will continue to do great things.” 

The search officially began in mid-December when the NFV school board agreed to higher an outside firm, Grundmeyer Leader Search to support the search for a new district superintendent.

“I think this is the best option for us going forward,” noted NFV school board president, Stacy Cummings of the decision to hire the firm.  “There are so many pieces to the puzzle that we may not keep track of during the hiring process that Grundmeyer can do for us.” 

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08
Jan

Gundersen Palmer welcomes first baby of 2020

Arleth Belen Tzunux Gonzalez was the first baby born at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics in 2020. Arleth Belen, her parents, (l-r) Marta Gonzalez Perez and Apolinario Tzunux, and big brother (front) Jose Manuel received a number of gifts from local businesses for the distinguished honor. (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

Gundersen Palmer welcomes first baby of 2020

 

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Arleth Belen Tzunux Gonzalez, daughter of Marta Gonzalez Perez and Apolinario Tzunux, of Postville, now holds the title of the first baby born at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics (GLPHC) not only for the year, 2020, but also for the decade. 

Arleth Belen was born a happy and healthy baby at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, January 5, weighing in at 7 pounds and four-and-a-half ounces.   She measured 18.75 inches at birth. 

Arleth Belen joins older brother, two-and-a-half year-old Jose Manuel.  

While her older brother is very doting of his new sister, he is still not quite sure what to think of the new addition to his family.

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