April 2021

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Glenn Janssen

Glenn Janssen

 

Glenn Janssen of Arlington will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 29. Please join his family in celebrating his special birthday with a card shower by sending a card to him at 10299 G Ave., Arlington, IA 50606 with birthday wishes and special memories. 

Glenn’s family includes Jean (Bo) Graham, Foley, AL; Jane (Jim) Koch, Stanwood, IA; Jerry Janssen, Fayette, IA and Jon (Stacie) Janssen, Arlington, IA.

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Apr

K & K Gardens set to open for its 25th season

 

While Keith Kovarik, (left) owner and operator of K&K Gardens in Hawkeye is steadfast against doing any major gardening until after May 15, he does prepare as much as he can before opening at the end of April.  With the help of their two children, Andrew (right) and Emma, Keith and his wife, Kelli, make sure the local nursery is usually ready to go well before the official “blooming” season. (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

K & K Gardens set to open for its 25th season

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

“I’ve always had an interest in gardening,” smiled Keith Kovarik, owner and operator of K&K Gardens in Hawkeye.  “I started growing heirloom vegetables with artificial lights, and eventually we expanded into what K&K is today, 25 years later.”

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Apr

WU Chamber hosting UTV ride

West Union Chamber/A Main Street Community Board members (l-r) Tiffany Johansen, Jason Knox and Garett Crandall are inviting the public to join them for the UTV/SXS Poker Run this Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

West Union Chamber hosting UTV ride 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

The West Union Chamber/A Main Street Community is hoping that more people will see the town and the surrounding area from a different perspective when they host the UTV/SXS Poker Run, Saturday, April 24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We think it’s going to be a unique way to get people into town. They’ll get to see our beautiful downtown and then get to see some really neat scenery,” said Chamber/Main Street member and one of the organizers of the ride Garrett Crandall.

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21
Apr

Whack paintings on display

Ron Saboe looks at printouts of some of the Richard Waack paintings he transported to West Union not too long ago.  Waack, a former North Fayette art instructor donated a variety of his watercolor paintings, such as this West Union streetscape to the West Union Historical Society.  

 

Waack painting on display

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Every once in awhile someone will encounter an event that makes them step back and realize how small the world actually is.  

The West Union Historical Center now has several original paintings depicting pieces of West Union done by former West Union resident, and North Fayette Art instructor, Richard Waack due to a series of events that proves just how small the world can be. 

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Apr

Dotzy's to open soon under new ownership

Dotzy’s in downtown Elgin should be opening again in about a month, according to new owner Heather Messler. Messler said the restaurant won’t be going through any extensive remodeling or changing much from its original offerings. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Dotzy's to open soon under new ownership

 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Elgin will have a restaurant again in about another month.

Dotzy’s Restaurant in downtown Elgin was recently purchased by former employee Heather Messler.

“I’m hoping we’ll have it open again before Memorial Day. We need to do some structural repairs and it needs a whole new roof, but other than that we’re going with what we have,” Messler explained.

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Apr

SW boys nip Waukon

South Winn’s Shaun Klimesh tees off during the Warriors’ first golf meet of the season. Klimesh carded a 49 to help lead the team to a tie-breaker win over Waukon on Monday evening (April 5) in Ossian. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys nip Waukon

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The South Winneshiek golf teams got out on the course for their first action in nearly two years. The boys edged Waukon thanks to a fifth scorer tie-breaker, while the girls fell, 213-250, to the Indians.

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Apr

Warrior girls win at Jesup

South Winn senior Emma Houdek soars into the long jump pit during recent Warrior track and field action. Houdek cleared a distance of 15’01.5” last week at Jesup to take home gold. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls win at Jesup

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ track and field team impressed at Jesup on Tuesday (April 6) as the Warriors scored 106 points to edge Starmont for the victory.

The South Winn effort was highlighted by six gold medals at the meet, many of which came from mid- to long-distance events. 

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Apr

Warrior boys T/F competes at Decorah

Sam Conway (front) takes off as fellow Warrior Evan Bushman closes in on him to make the baton handoff during the 4x100 relay. Last week, the 4x100 team of Zach Taylor, Bushman, Conway, and Jacob Herold ran a season-best 44.83 last week at Decorah. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior boys T/F competes at Decorah

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winn boys’ track and field team competed at the Decorah Boys’ Early Bird Meet on Monday evening (April 5). Up against a field of much larger schools, South Winn placed fifth at the meet with 52 points.

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