June 2020

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Vicki Hodges

Vicki Hodges

 

Vicki Kay Hodges, 44, of West Union, Iowa died Monday, June 8, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. Vicki was born May 23, 1976 to Bernard Thomas and Sharon Rowe in Fallbrook, California. Vicki recently celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her 21st birthday. Vicki graduated from Oelwein High School in 1994. 

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TigerHawk softball splits with WC

It was catcher vs. catcher Wednesday night in Maynard as NFV catcher Abby Reichter slides safely into the plate while WC catcher Mikaela Kime tries to dig the throw out of the dirt. The Blue Devils went on to win 12-10 in game one, but the TigerHawks took the nightcap 25-8. (Jerry Wadian Photo)

 

TigerHawk softball splits with WC

 

Zakary Kriener

Contributing Writer

 

 

The TigerHawk softball team split in its road debut of the 2020 summer as West Central beat NFV in game one of the afternoon.

The high-scoring affair resulted in a combined score of 35-20 over the two-game series as the Blue Devils won 12-10 in game one.

North Fayette Valley appeared to be in control for the majority of the contest, leading 6-5 after four innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, however, the Blue Devils erupted for an insurmountable seven runs to grab a commanding 12-6 lead.

In the top of the seventh, the TigerHawks attempted to get back into it as they scored four runs, but it wasn’t enough.

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Trojans stifle TigerHawks in BB action

Liam Mcintyre (12) flies down he first base one trying to beat the baseball to the bag as Turkey Valley defender Luke Mueller (16) awaits the ball. McIntyre was able to beat the throw as it bounced down the line.  (Jerry Wadian Photo)

 

Trojans stifle TigerHawks in BB action

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Playing their third game in two days, the NFV baseball team fell at the hands of the Turkey Valley Trojans on Tuesday afternoon (June 16), 16-5.

“It was not our best effort defensively on Tuesday,“ said coach Dan Hovden, who’s team committed six errors in the game.

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Card shower for Russell Lauer

Card shower for Russell Lauer

 

A card shower is being planned for Russell Lauer, who is turning 89, July 2.

On September 11, he and Shirley (Blue) Lauer will have been married for 60 years.

Cards and Best Wishes may to sent to 404 N Vine St., West Union, IA 52175

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Floral Hall undergoing major remodeling at Fayette County Fairgrounds

After the current updates, the Floral Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds has a new appearance today. It has all new aluminum siding and will also have new doors. The old windows have been covered.

 

Floral Hall undergoing major remodeling at Fayette County Fairgrounds

 

By Jack Swanson

jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Who wants to help with the renovations with the Floral Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.

If you do, you won’t have to lift a finger.

A new fund raising project is underway to help with the costs of re-doing the interior of the century plus old building.

Building Superintendent Gayle Hackman is spearheading the sponsorship of new window boxes that will replicate the 12 windows which were originally on each side of the 12-sided circular building. The windows were recently taken out so that new aluminum siding could be applied to the make the building more weather proof and maintenance friendly.

The window boxes consist of a steel frame, shaped like the original windows, which will have a tray at the bottom for flower arrangements. 

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Westhoff named NFV high school principal

Westhoff named NFV high school principal

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

North Fayette Valley has officially named the new high school principal that will replace Todd Wolverton on July 1.  

Lori Westhoff comes to the district from Humboldt where she has been principal since 2004.  

“I am looking forward to starting and learning more about NFV, and meeting staff, students, parents and community members,” said Westhoff.  “I have been very impressed with the people I have met and the facilities.” 

Westhoff earned her masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota in 1999. 

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NFV 2020 commencement will be held Saturday morning

After a long few months of not knowing when, or even if, they would have a commencement ceremony, the North Fayette Valley class of 2020 will be walking to accept their diplomas this weekend.  The ceremony, which will be altered to follow social distancing guidelines, is set to be outside at the Steve Story complex, weather permitting. Pictured are NFV seniors (l-r) Joel Grimes, Julie Mackey, Alexis Ruroden, and Morganne Molseed. (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

NFV 2020 commencement will be held Saturday morning

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

After a strange few months, a lot of unknowns, and many meetings between North Fayette Valley administration, the NFV student body, parents, and officials, the North Fayette Valley senior class of 2020 is finally ready to officially graduate on Saturday!   Originally set for the evening of May 29, the 2020 graduation ceremony was an unknown for many months as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation earlier this year; abruptly shutting down schools for the year, and setting the stage for many unknowns. 

“While many public gathering restrictions have been lifted, that has not happened with school facilities,” explained North Fayette Valley high school principal, Todd Wolverton in a recent email.  

“Our planning is based on the most recent guidelines and recommendations provided by the Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Public Health,” continued Wolverton. “Even if changes are made June 25, we are not changing our plans.  It is simply too late.” 

As of press-time, the annual commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the Steve Story Sports Complex at North Fayette Valley High School, as long as weather permits.  

“If we have rain, a strong chance of rain, quite a bit of wind, or if there was enough rain overnight that we cannot hold the ceremony outside, (the ceremony) will shift to 10:30 a.m. in the PAC (Performing Arts Center) inside the high school,” said Wolverton.  “If the track is wet, we are moving inside as we need to use material to set chairs on that cannot get wet.”

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