May 2021

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Clarian Gunderson

Clarian Gunderson

 

Clarian Thelma (Thompson) Gunderson, 91, of Postville, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Stoney Brook Village in West Union. Clarian was born March 13, 1930 in rural Clermont to Henry T. and Anna Marie (Lubke) Thompson. She was baptized at West Clermont Lutheran Church on July 20, 1930 which marked the beginning of her strong relationship with God. This continued with her confirmation at the Frankville Presbyterian church in 1945. 

Clarian attended rural schools in Allamakee and Winneshiek counties and graduated from Postville High School in 1947. After graduating, she worked as a secretary at the Postville Community School and was later employed at the Postville State Bank. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Dean Gunderson on August 12, 1951 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. Together they raised five children. 

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David Broughton

David Broughton

 

 David M. Broughton, 67, of Battle Mountain, Nevada, formerly of West Union, Iowa, died unexpectedly at his home on February 22, 2021.

 David was born March 5, 1953, the son of M. W. “Bill” and Virginia (Madson) Broughton in West Union, Iowa.

 He attended North Fayette High School, graduating in 1971. Following graduation, he moved to Battle Mountain, Nevada, where he worked for the Bureau of Land Management, an auto parts business and in the mining industry as an equipment operator before his employment at Sierra Pacific Power Company. He retired in 2001.

 David married Elizabeth Lynn Murphy on May 29, 1982 and was blessed with one daughter, Michelle. They later divorced.

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Wayne Havenstrite

Wayne Havenstrite

 

 

Wayne Earl Havenstrite, 83, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home in West Union, Iowa. He was born May 14, 1938 to Earl and Irene (Jacobs) Havenstrite on a farm east of Clermont, Iowa. Wayne graduated from Valley High School. After graduation, Wayne served in the United States Army.

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Neil Kuennen

Neil Kuennen

 

Neil Leo Kuennen, age 86, of Waucoma, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at home after a short illness. A Celebration of Life gathering was held Thursday, May 13, 4-7 p.m. at the Waucoma Event Center.  

Neil was born August 5, 1934 in St. Lucas, Ia.  He graduated from the 8th grade at St. Luke’s Parochial School in St. Lucas and then worked on the family farm.  On June 3, 1957at the St. Wenceslaus Church in Spillville , he married Irma Tupy.  For the next 20 years the couple owned and operated Neil’s Tavern and Cafe in Waucoma. Through the years he also worked at White Farm, several construction companies, and drove semi for Marinus Mihm Trucking, auctioneering, Schmitt Fertilizer, and metal scrapping, he was also a volunteer fire fighter for 10 years. 

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Blue Devil girls send 4 events to State Track

Marlee Squires looks ahead as she runs her leg of a West Central relay race. The Blue Devil girls will send a total of four events to State this week, including the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and sprint medley. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Blue Devil girls send 4 events to State Track

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

West Central competed in its State Qualifying Meet on Thursday afternoon at Grundy Center, with both the girls’ and boys’ teams each placing seventh. For the Blue Devil girls, four events will be heading to the Blue Oval this week for the State Meet.

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TigerHawk track qualifies 10 events for Blue Oval

North Fayette Valley’s Alyssa Bohr had a great showing at Thursday’s State Qualifying track meet, winning and qualifying for State in both the 200 (27.19) and 400 (1:01.66). (photo by Gidal Kaiser/Oelwein Daily Register)

 

TigerHawk track qualifies 10 events for Blue Oval

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Thursday night, the North Fayette Valley track team participated in their Regional Track and Field Meet at Jesup. At the end of the night, a total of 10 events qualified for this week’s State Track Meet in Des Moines.

“We competed in the best weather conditions that we have had all season,” said a proud coach Mark Nuss. “All of our athletes did a great job!”

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NFV girls host Regional golf

NFV girls host Regional golf

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girls’ golf team competed in Regional competition Monday morning in Clermont, taking sixth with an 18-hole score of 496.

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NFV boys are Sectional champs!

The North Fayette Valley boys’ golf teams earned Sectional champs status Friday on their home course in Clermont. Members of the first-place team include (l-r) Andrew Schmitt, Nick Buffington, Nick Koch, Clay Moser, Dane Schott, Tanner Johnson, and coach Derek Heins. (submitted photo)

 

NFV boys are Sectional champs!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Friday was an excellent day for the North Fayette Valley boys’ golf team as Pleasant Valley Sports Club played home to the Class 2A Sectional Meet.

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TigerHawks go 1-1 as soccer regular season ends

NFV senior Lukas Lau fights for possession of the ball during recent TigerHawk soccer action. Lau and his team are set to begin their postseason on Thursday evening in Fayette. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawks go 1-1 as soccer regular season ends

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The NFV soccer team wrapped up its 2021 regular season last week, splitting its two matches.

On Friday, the TigerHawks edged out a tight victory over Marquette-Bellevue on the road.

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Ken and Karen Holthaus

Ken and Karen Holthaus

 

Ken and Karen (Sampson) Holthaus celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 1, 2021. They invite you to celebrate with them at an Open House on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 2-6 P.M. at 1363 150th Street Castalia, Iowa 52133.

For those unable to attend and wish to send a card you may send it to their home at 1946 150th Avenue Decorah, IA 52101.

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