September 2020

Wed
09
Sep

Two high schoolers test positive for Covid at South Winneshiek

Two high schoolers test positive for Covid at South Winneshiek

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Two students at South Winneshiek High School have tested positive for COVID – 19 a week after school started.

“We did have two students at the high school test positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Aug. 31.  These students are currently being isolated and remote learning from home.  We worked closely with the Winneshiek County Public Health to ensure proper guidelines were followed,” said Superintendent Kris Einck.

He reported that the District performed contact tracing to determine if any students needed to be quarantined for preventative measures.  

“These students are remote learning from home while in quarantine.  We are confident the hybrid schedule deterred the amount of students exposed.  We will continue with all of the mitigation measures in place including but not limited to requiring face masks in the school buildings and buses, social distancing, hand washing, and frequent sanitizing.  Again we are just very appreciative of everyone's support to help us provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students,” Einck said.

Otherwise he said there hasn’t been any problems since classes started.

Wed
09
Sep

Council approves new Ossian four-way

Council approves new Ossian four-way

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Ossian City Council met at a special time on Wednesday, Sept. 2, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday. 

The meeting was highlighted by a unanimous vote to implement a new four-way stop sign at the new Jessie Street/Brooks Street intersection. Previously, the three-way intersection had only one stop sign.

The new signage and traffic procedures are expected to go into effect within the next week, but no earlier than Wednesday.

Wed
09
Sep

Rick Davis

Rick Davis

 

Rick Michael Davis, 57, of Wadena, Iowa passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born December 11, 1962 to George and Karen (Herschinger) Davis in West Union, Iowa and was baptized at the United Methodist Church in West Union, IA. Rick graduated from West Delaware High School, Manchester, Iowa in 1981. After graduation, Rick attended Highland University in Las Vegas, New Mexico and played football. He then transferred to Iowa State University where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in Ag Business.

 

Wed
09
Sep

Deanna Kerr

Deanna Kerr

 

Deanna Lynn Kerr, 58, of Lisbon, Iowa died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Anamosa Care Center after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Cancer.  Deanna was born April 16, 1962 to Donald and Norma (Behnken) Kerr. She graduated from Postville High School in 1981, attended American Institute of Business for one year and graduated from Coe College. Deanna worked as a bookkeeper and an accountant.

Deanna lived in Lisbon for over thirty years. She and Rex enjoyed travelling around the country, attending car races, doing cross stitch and loved visiting Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Surviving Deanna are her longtime partner, Rex Fox of Lisbon, Iowa; her mother, Norma Kerr of West Union, Iowa; siblings, David (Cindy) Kerr of Buckeye, Arizona and Barbara Tracey of Shellsburg, Iowa; nephews, Cameron Kerr of Buckeye, Arizona and Josh Tracey of Shellsburg, Iowa; and one niece, Mariah Kerr of Santa Barbara, California.

Wed
09
Sep

Gertrude Lee

Gertrude Lee

 

Gertrude (Gert) Louise Kugel Lee was born September 11, 1928 to William and Amelia (Hammon) Kugel on the family farm in Grand Meadow Township near Luana, Iowa.  

Gert was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville.  She attended Baily Country School and graduated from Postville High School in 1947.  After graduation she worked as a nurse’s aide at Postville Hospital and then became the office secretary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  

On August 6, 1954 she was united in marriage to Keith Lee at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville.  Keith and Gert farmed for 10 years near Decorah and 37 years near Monona.  They raised purebred hogs, Airedale dogs, Standardbred horses, and Thoroughbred horses.   In 1989 Keith and Gert started a new business selling maintenance products.  In 2001 they bought a home in Wadena.

Wed
09
Sep

Joseph Rohde

Joseph Rohde

 

Joseph E. Rohde, 77, of Fayette, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at his home, surrounded by loving family.

Wed
09
Sep

WC football encounters first schedule change

WC football encounters first schedule change

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The West Central football team will be the first in the area to experience a COVID-19-related change to its schedule as the team’s week three matchup against Dunkerton has been canceled.

“We can confirm that Dunkerton has a case and we could not find a suitable alternative date (to play),” said coach Steve Milder ahead of the Blue Devils’ week two matchup against Kee. “The only school available is over 200 miles away and not a possibility for either of us.”

Wed
09
Sep

NFV runners make season debut at Oelwein

A trio of TigerHawk boys make a strong push for the finish line at last week’s Oelwein Invitational. Leading the pack is senior Peyton Halverson, followed by Ben Miller over his right shoulder and Nathan Crooker over his left shoulder. The NFV boys rook fifth place with 114 points. (submitted photo)

 

NFV runners make season debut at Oelwein

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley cross country teams were finally able to get their 2020 campaign underway last Tuesday, Sept. 1.

“It was good to get our first race in the books after losing our first two (meets) last week due to heat,” said TigerHawk coach Neal Bentley. “We ran fast, though I’m not sure the course was a full 5K. It was really great for our runners to race against someone other than their own teammates!”

Wed
09
Sep

Blue Devils fall to Kee

West Central quarterback Nathan Dolf drops back in the pocket and gets ready to hit a receiver in recent Blue Devil football action. The junior signal caller went 6-12 and completed a touchdown pass in Friday night’s loss to Kee. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Blue Devils fall to Kee

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

In week two of the 2020 regular season, the West Central football team struggled with a strong opponemt for the second consecutive week as the Blue Devils fell to Kee, 55-14.

“Kee hammered away at us with a huge offensive line,” said coach Steve Milder after his team fell to 0-2. 

Kee was able to score on its first possession of the game to take an 8-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Logan Wescott would return it all the way for a touchdown but the play got called back with a holding call, erasing the team’s momentum.

Wed
09
Sep

TigerHawks tame Cougars on Homecoming

Despite Sumner-Fredericksburg’s size upfront, NFV’s ground game smashed its way to 374 yards rushing, 120 by Liam McIntyre (40). The reason for the success came on blocks by the TigerHawk O-line, like the ones by (l-r) Lukas Lau (28) and Zack Ihde (50) that ripped open a huge hole for McIntyre. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

TigerHawks tame Cougars on Homecoming

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The TigerHawks improved to 1-1 on the season following Friday night’s impressive win over neighboring Sumner-Fredericksburg.

“It was a good win for us and we played solid, especially on defense,” said coach Justin Heins whose team triumphed in a 35-7 win over the Cougars. “We were able to hold their running backs to negative ten yards rushing and as a team, they only had 56 yards on the ground.”

Pages

Comment Here