April 2021

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Apr

SW track season underway with Frostbite Relays

South Winn junior Ethan Maldonado works toward a second place finish in the 3200 run at last week’s Frostbite Relays at Sumner-Fredericksburg. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW track season underway with Frostbite Relays

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek track and field teams made it’s long awaited return to action last week as the Warriors competed for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday night (March 30).

The boys’ and girls’ squads took part in the 2021 Frostbite Relays, hosted by Sumner-Fredericksburg. With chilly temperatures and strong winds, both teams team fifth with the boys scoring 74 and the girls tallying 62.

Wed
07
Apr

Be a part of the Warrior wall!

Be a part of the Warrior wall!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek Education Foundation announced its newest fundraising effort as it will sell personalized blocks to be placed near the gymnasium/auditorium entrance on the west side of the high school building in Calmar.

Money raised from the project will go toward funding future educational opportunities for all South Winneshiek students.

There are three different donation options, which include a 12x12” block that features the South Winn cross spear or Warrior head for $150, a 6x12” block that features the South Winn spear for $100, or a 6x6” option that features a “SW” logo or feather for $50. Each option can be customized to include a business or family name, or be in memory of a loved one.

Wed
07
Apr

Waucoma Fire Department upgrades extrication equipment

The Waucoma volunteer fire department recently upgraded its rescue equipment as it acquired two new battery-powered spreaders and a battery-powered cutter. Members of the local fire department were able to practice with the new equipment for the first time at a recent training session. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Waucoma Fire Department upgrades extrication equipment

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Waucoma Fire Department recently acquired a set of new rescue equipment that will allow its volunteers to work quicker and more efficiently in emergency situations.

“When we’re on a call, whether it’s a fire or rescue, time is critical,” said Jim Franzen, Waucoma fire fighter and head of the fundraising effort for the new battery-powered spreaders and cutter equipment. “Before adding this equipment, we used a hydraulic spreader and cutter, which was not as dependable. We would have trouble with the hoses at times and we had to have the truck close enough for the hoses to reach. With the battery-powered equipment, we can go anywhere.”

Wed
07
Apr

Search warrant discovers two pounds of meth

Last week, a search warrant in Ossian led to the seizure of approximately two pounds of methamphetamine, which is worth over $24,000. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office arrested 63-year-old Fred Louis Makaanapuokahomelani Pa of Ossian as a result of the warrant. (submitted photo)

 

 

Search warrant discovers two pounds of meth

 

On Monday, April 1, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at the residence of 306 E. Main Street in Ossian. The warrant, which was the result of a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, led authorities to discover approximately two pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics, which carry an approximate street value of approximately $24,720, was subsequently seized.

Fred Louis Makaanapuokahomelani Pa, 63, of Ossian was arrested and charged with controlled substance violation, a Class B felony; failure to affix a drug stamp, a Class D felony; and felony gathering where controlled substances are used.

Wed
07
Apr

Winneshiek Co. Dairy banquet set for April 10

Winneshiek Co. Dairy banquet set for April 10

 

 

The 58th annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet will be held Saturday, April 10, at the Festina Community Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The meal will include pork loin, beef brisket, red potatoes with parsley, honey-glazed carrots, strawberry fluff, brownies and ice cream. 

Wed
07
Apr

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser

 

Ruth (Bisson) Moser, age 93, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home at Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union , Iowa.

Ruth was born in Columbus, NE January 31, 1928 to Jesse Bisson and Ethel Gossard Bisson.

Ruth graduated from Columbus High School in 1945 and received her B. A. in Home Economics/Child Development from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1949.

Ruth was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Order of Eastern Star, West Union Wednesday Art Club and a 50 year member of the PEO Sisterhood.

Ruth was united in marriage to Bruce O. Moser on August 6th, 1949 in Ames, Iowa. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2009. Together they raised their 3 children. Ruth and Bruce were honored as 50 year graduates of Iowa State University in 1999.

As a young woman Ruth loved roller skating, dancing, riding her bike and traveling to the Rocky Mountains with her parents.

Wed
07
Apr

Carter Cannon

Carter Cannon

 

Carter Cannon, 18, of Hawkeye, died tragically Saturday, April 3, 2021, rural Sumner, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye. Please call 563-578-3451 or check www.beckermilnesrettig.com for further details.

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07
Apr

Nancy Menzel

Nancy Menzel

 

Nancy Ann (Krein) Menzel, 76, of Gainesville, FL, passed away in her home on March 24, 2021.

An online (Zoom) memorial service for Nancy will be held on Saturday, April 17.  Please e-mail: NancyMenzelMemorial@gmail.com by Friday, April 16 to obtain the Zoom information and service time if you would like to attend. 

 

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