July 2020

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Marie Schneider

Marie Schneider

 

Marie Ann Schneider, 68, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, July 1, 2020 at her home in West Union, Iowa with her family by her side. Marie was born on December 18, 1951 to Warren and LaDonna (Heineman) Sauerbrei in Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from North High School in 1971.

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Lucille Block

Lucille Block

 

Lucille B. Block, 91, of Maynard, Iowa died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her home.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa with Rev. Herbert C. Mueller, III officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Interment: St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Westgate.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask at the services.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.  

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West Central: master of the comeback

 

Emma Michaels stretches at first base to snare this throw for an out in recent action at Suckow field in Maynard. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

West Central: master of the comeback

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

If you attend a West Central softball game, don’t leave early because the gals are behind because the Blue Devils are proving to be Comeback Kids!

The girls won three of four road games last week with all three victories coming after falling behind early.

The week started in Monona with the Bulldogs taking game one, 9-4. The home team broke on top early and used seven hits and five walks to keep the Devils at bay.

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TigerHawks swept by TV

Miss West Union of 2020, Taylor Ney, is also a very good softball player. Here, the senior settles under a fly ball for the catch in left field during recent action.  (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks swept by TV

Jerry Wadian

Contributing Writer

NFV was swept by UIC-leading Turkey Valley, Monday, June 30 in West Union. 

The TigerHawks led the visitors by virtue of a four-run burst in the second inning. 

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NFV baseball downs Eagles

Trey Darnall gets ready to rifle the ball to first after making a nice pick-up of a grounder to deep short Saturday in West Union. The senior has been a steady performer in the field and at the plate for NFV throughout his four years of varsity ball. The senior had hits in both ends of the doubleheader against fourth-ranked South Winn. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV baseball downs Eagles

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The young TigerHawk baseball team notched its third win of the season, 11-5, Wednesday, over visiting Clayton Ridge.

The War Eagles struck first with two runs in he opening inning.

NFV came right back to score five runs in the second, three more in both the third and fourth innings to cruise to the win.

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Our northeast Iowa

There was a visual treat in the sky July 4 with a full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse. Photographer This is what Native Americans call the Buck Moon, named because it is the season that deer begin to regrow their antlers. A penumbral lunar eclipse is when the moon moves through the earth’s shadow; unfortunately the effect was very slight this year, and not obvious to most viewers. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

our Northeast Iowa

 
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Covid cases rise

Covid cases rise

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

The “huge” uptick in Covid -19 cases in Fayette County in recent days is something that people need to be aware of and work at trying to keep those numbers down.

That’s what Jamie Hoey, marketing manager for Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, which oversees Fayette County Public Health, recently announced after there were a reported 16 news cases in one 24-hour period on July 4. As of Tuesday, July 7, there was a reported 51 positive cases in Fayette County.

“That’s a 28 percent increase,” she said. “Public health is seeing this increase related to family and social gatherings, both inside and outside.”

She also said there has been more testing in recent weeks, which also can drive up numbers. Of the 1,895 individuals tested, 1,842 tests were negative.

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Carnival still a question mark for County Fair

Carnival still a question mark for County Fair

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

The carnival for the Fayette County Fair, July 21- 25, is still questionable.

Although the Fair Board is planning for the carnival, Board President Kevin Converse said the carnival provider is checking on their insurance and what it would cost to be set up this year in Fayette County.

Converse said he is waiting for them to call him later this week to let him know what they are going able to do.

He said there also plans to meet with Extension representatives to discuss letting show animals stay longer at the fair. He said there have been several families who have been wanting to be able to do this. 

Current plans call for the animals being removed from the fairgrounds following the show they are in.

 
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July 31 marks 50th anniversary for Wadena rock festival

“Barney” G. W. Bond was 21 when the Wadena Rock Festival took place in his hometown. He is shown here with a copy of book “The Wadena Rock Festival: From Courtrooms to Cornfields.” Barney was at the festival for all three days. (Jack Swanson photos)

 

July 31 marks 50th anniversary for Wadena rock festival

 

 

“Barney” G.W. Bond was a 21-year-old bank cashier living in small town Iowa. What he was about to experience for the next three days was something that would almost define the rest of his life and make a lasting impact on almost everyone he knew, and the town where he grew up.

Today, 50 years later, Bond is still telling the story of the Wadena Rock Festival. It’s a story he never grows tired of telling and one that you can tell by talking to him, he’d like to re-live again and again.

This year will mark the 50-year anniversary of the 1970 three-day concert that sort of rocked the world. Sure it wasn’t as big as Woodstock (only an estimated 50,000 compared to 400,000 people), but it tried to be, with the same message of a mass gathering in the name of music, love and peace, with a lot of recreational drugs thrown in for good measure. Unlike Woodstock, the Wadena Rock Festival was being held in basically the middle of nowhere, outside of a town of about 300 people at the most. 

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