February 2021

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Helen Scheidel

Helen Scheidel

Helen Elizabeth (Lockwood) Scheidel passed away peacefully on January 27, 2021, at the age of 96 in the company of her five children. Helen will always be remembered for the love she had for her family, her singing and dancing and as a dedicated teacher. Helen enjoyed the incredible career doing what she loved: teaching children to read. She taught kindergarten, first grade and special education during her 35-year career in the Fayette and Albany school systems. 

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Opal Sanders

Opal Sanders

 

Opal Sanders, 96, of Elgin, Iowa passed away peacefully at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa on January 25, 2021. 

Opal Jean Sanders was born in rural Elgin IA, to Albert and Mabel (Medberry) Dennler on April 17, 1924.  She attended country school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1941. 

In 1943, she went to Evanston, IL and was a nurse’s aid at St. Francis Hospital.  Later she moved to Chicago and was a file clerk at the Army War Bond Office.  

While in Chicago she met her future husband, Arnold Sanders, who was in the Navy.  They were married September 14, 1944, at the Baptist parsonage in Wildwood NJ where Arnold was stationed.  Later he was transferred to Alameda CA where Opal worked in the Southern Pacific Freight Depot office.  

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Marlys Nefzger

Marlys Nefzger

 

Marlys J. Nefzger, 89, of Fayette, died Friday, January 29, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Private family funeral services will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Andy Sayer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.  

Marlys Joreen, daughter of Arthur and Clara (Ruzicka) Phillips was born September 28, 1931, in Spring Valley, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lime Springs. Marlys received her education in the Lime Springs Public School. 

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West Central girls split road UIC matches

Senior Marlee Squires goes up for the basket during West Central 45-34 win over South Winn last week. Squires scored a season high 18 points in the victory while also dishing out three assists. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

West Central girls split road UIC matchups

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The West Central girls picked up a win over South Winn last week before falling to a stout Turkey Valley squad, giving the Blue Devils a 6-11 record so far on the season.

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WC boys fall to Warriors, Trojans on road

West Central senior Aiden Nelson lays in a shot during last week’s game at South Winneshiek. Going into the final week of action for the Blue Devils, Nelson leads the team with 12.9 points per game. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

WC boys fall to Warriors, Trojans on road

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Blue Devil boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of Upper Iowa Conference contests in Winneshiek County last week, falling to two of the top three teams in the standings.

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TigerHawk girls improve to 17-1, stay perfect in UIC

North Fayette Valley post Kenlin Schmitt blocks a South Winn shot attempt during last week’s win over the Warriors. In three games last week, Schmitt recorded 42 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists,7 steals, and 3 blocks to help the TigerHawks remain perfect in UIC play. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk girls improve to 17-1, stay perfect in UIC

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The NFV girls picked up three wins last week to make it seven straight as they remain perfect in Upper Iowa Conference play at 13-0.

The team started the week with a win over South Winn before getting wins over Postville and Kee to close out the week.

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TigerHawk boys put away South Winn, Kee

Junior Ben Miller races past a Warrior defender during last week’s win over South Winn. The TigerHawks’ 51-40 victory was the second win over the preseason favorite Warriors this season. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk boys put away South Winn, Kee

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk boys picked up two Upper Iowa Conference wins on the court last week, improving their season record to 15-2.

South Winn

North Fayette Valley picked up a crucial victory over South Winneshiek on Tuesday night (Jan. 26) in West Union, downing the Warriors 51-40.

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NFV bowlers win 3 of 4 in busy week

North Fayette Valley bowler Alexis Scholbrock takes her turn on the lanes during recent TigerHawk action. Last week, the NFV girls picked up their third consecutive win on the season by beating Oelwein and Waterloo Columbus. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

NFV bowlers win 3 of 4 in busy week

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girls’ and boys’ bowling teams each hit the lanes twice in competition last week, with the girls winning their both matchups and the boys going 1-1.

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Mary Lawless

Mary Lawless

 

 Mary (Wedemeier) Lawless will be celebrating her 70th birthday on February 14th.

Please join her family by passing on birthday wishes with a card shower for this special Valentine baby. 

Notes of celebration can be sent to Mary at 318 E Elm St, West Union, IA 52175.

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UIU will be site for future vaccination clinics

Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe was one of  many volunteers from Fayette who helped with the drive through  Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 28, on the Upper Iowa University campus. (Submitted photo)

 

UIU will be site for future vaccination clinics

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

With the help of area partners, Fayette County Public Health held it's first COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to complete Phase 1-A at Upper Iowa University Thursday, Jan. 28. Going forward, Public Health says community COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Fayette at Upper Iowa University for Phases as vaccine becomes available.

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