August 2020

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Middle School sports to start Aug. 24 at South Winn

Middle School sports to start Aug. 24 at South Winn

 

 

South Winneshiek Middle School sports, grades seven and eight, will begin on Monday, Aug. 24.

Volleyball will practice in Ossian at the middle school. For more information contact Glenna Munuswamy.

Cross Country will practice in Calmar at the High School. Students will ride with parents or the shuttle bus. Contact Connie Formanek for more information.

Football will be practicing in Ossian this year at the Middle School. Contact Mike Johnson for more information.

There is no activity bus, students will need to have their own transportation after practices.

 
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Aug

NICC to resume the option of face-to-face classes

NICC to resume the option of face-to-face classes

 

Northeast Iowa Community College plans to bring students, staff and faculty back its campuses and service locations in a slow, safe and methodical way this fall. The College’s primary goal is to preserve a vibrant learning environment while keeping the college community safe. 

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Aug

Transporting students safely amid COVID pandemic

Transporting students safely amid COVID pandemic

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek school district has put a number of safety measures in place to help keep students and staff safe as it prepares to start school in the coming weeks.   

Among these measures is school bus safety.  

Experts believe that the risk of a COVID-19 spread on a school bus can remain low, if the right precautions are taken.  Masks and proper ventilation are an important component to those precautions. 

“Drivers and students will wear masks and windows will be open as weather allows,” said South Winneshiek superintendant, Kris Einck.  

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12
Aug

Winneshiek Co. 4-Her donates 102 blankets to help grief stricken families

Chase Adam was the driving force behind a blanket making project that resulted in 102 blankets being made and donated to EveryStep Grief and Loss Services.

 

Winneshiek Co. 4-Her donats 102 blankets to help grief stricken families

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

For some, a blanket is a warm thing to wrap around you when you’re cold. For 15-year-old Chase Adam, a blanket means much more than that.

The blanket he received at a time in his life when he needed the kind of comfort that no blanket could actually give, became a symbol for him. A symbol that people cared and people wanted to help.

This blanket would eventually lead to Chase starting a project that would result in 102 fleece blankets being made and donated to EveryStep Grief & Loss Services located in West Des Moines.

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12
Aug

Football is back; scrimmages coming

Jackson Blue pounds the bag with the same authority he uses to move opposing defenders off the line of scrimmage. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Football is back; scrimmages coming

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The high school football season got underway Monday, Aug. 10 with the first official day of practice, the same day the Big1G announced it was suspending the sport for this season.

NFV will continue to plan for a full season with a complete preview coming out in the all sports tab on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

There will be an intrasquad scrimmage this Saturday (Aug. 15). Freshmen and sophomores will begin playing at 8 a.m., with the upperclassmen to follow immediately after (about 8:40-9 a.m.

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12
Aug

Larry and Barb Daniels

Larry and Barb Daniels

 

Barb and Larry Daniels will be celebrating their 60th anniversary on August 27, 2020.

They were married in Hawkeye, Iowa at Trinity Lutheran Church on August 27, 1960. In lieu of a gathering, please join their family in sending cards and well wishes through the mail, during this unforeseen time. 

Barb and Larry reside in West Union, where they lived together, raising their two children, Steve Daniels (deceased), and Pam Walters (Rob Walters) of Tripoli. The couple enjoys gardening, nature and spending time with their granddaughters, Madee and Ella Walters. 

Please join in sending cards to:

108 Monroe St. West Union, IA  52175

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12
Aug

WU native helps voices rise up in Utah's hills

Katie (Kamaus) Houts, daughter of Don and Marilyn Kamaus of West Union was inspired by music at a young age.  During school she was inspired by her music teachers as well as given full support by her parents. Here, the breath-taking beauty of the Utah Mountains surrounds the young choir director as she directs the Rise Up Children’s Choir in its most recent video.  

 

WU native helps voices rise up in Utah's hills

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“I remember my Grandma Ardath telling me, ‘Kate, I think you should be a kindergarten teacher.’ Little did she know this prophecy would become reality in 2019, but instead of teaching a kindergarten class, I’d be teaching kindergartners to sing!” exclaimed West Union native Katie (Kamaus) Houts, the Children's Music Director and Staff Accompanist for Hilltop United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rise Up Junior training choir director.  

For Katie, music has always been an important part of her life.  

“I was interested in music from a young age, and many people in our community helped nurture this interest,” she said with a smile. “My parents bought a piano so I could begin lessons in first grade and purchased a beautiful French horn in eighth grade after I'd earned a spot in the state honor band.” 

For Houts, daughter of Don and Marilyn Kamaus of West Union, this support was something she carried with her as she grew. 

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12
Aug

NFV to move to remote learning once a week

 

 

NFV to move to remote learning once week

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

The North Fayette Valley school board met for its regular meeting on Monday, August 10.

During the meeting, NFV superintendant Joe Griffith announced the districts most recent Return To Learn (RTL) plan as we approach the first day of school on August 26. 

“Our district is working to provide the best education possible for all the students through a variety of educational models,” said Griffith.  

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