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22
Sep

City/School Board election candidates announced

 

City/School Board election candidates announced

 

A preliminary list of candidates filing for to run for city or school board races at the Nov. 2 City/School Board Election was announced on Friday following the Thursday deadline. This is an unofficial list. Following the withdraw and contest deadline on Tuesday, the Winneshiek County Auditor’s Office will determine by drawing lots the order for the names on the ballots. After that, counties with shared districts will certify candidate names for the school districts that file in other counties. A complete official list will be released by Auditor Benjamin Steines once those steps are complete.

Wed
22
Sep

Informational meeting on Bond Referendum vote

Informational meeting on Bond Referendum vote

 

 

South Winneshiek Community School District will be hosting an open forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the high school auditorium beginning at 7:00 pm. to discuss the Bond Referendum.  

Information will be provided and questions will be answered in regard to the Bond Referendum vote on November 2, 2021 and everyone is invited to attend.

 
Wed
22
Sep

Local sailor serves as casket bearer for burials at Arlington National Cemetery

Lee Rowland (top, left) was the Navy representative on a joint services burial procession for Williams Evans, the Capitol police officer killed on Jan. 6 during the storming of the Capitol. (Photo submitted)

 

Local sailor serves as casket bearer for burials at Arlington National Cemetery

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

When Lee Rowland went into the Navy, he was looking for a new direction in life. At 38 years old, it wasn’t something a lot of people do, but after spending 12 years teaching strength conditioning to college students, he felt he could handle just about anything the Navy could dish out. He looked forward to hitting the high seas and studying to be an aviation electronics technician.

That was two years ago. In those two years, Rowland would find out more about himself than he’d ever known before and become involved in a duty that would make him look at life differently than he’d ever looked at it before. He is currently assigned to the Navy Ceremonial Guard in Washington, D.C., providing full honors funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery.

Wed
22
Sep

Vaccine boosters being offered now for immune compromised

Vaccine boosters being offered now for immune compromised

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Both Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine boosters are being offered to the immune compromised at pharmacies and clinics throughout Fayette County.

That’s according to Fayette County Public Health Communications Director Jamie Hoey.

Wed
22
Sep

Two-way race for West Union mayor in upcoming election

Two-way race for West Union mayor in upcoming election

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be a race for Mayor in the upcoming election for West Union City officials.

Incumbent Adam Keller will be facing fellow Council member Cameron Granger, according to the final list of candidates as compiled by the Fayette County Auditor’s Office. Thursday, Sept. 16, was the last day to file for the Nov. 2 elections.

Wed
22
Sep

Pioneer story complete

A dedication ceremony Monday, Sept. 13, at the Fayette County Historical Center, welcomed the addition of a new display.  The Beck family of Elkader donated a mounted black bear to the Center to be added to the Jacob Hoover display. Hoover was an early pioneer in the area who’s fight with a bear and eventually killing it, is a well-known part of Fayette County’s early history. Pictured are (l-r) Historical Society President Fran Bowden, Jane Marshall, a descendent of Jacob Hoover, and Mary Beck and her son, Dan. Dennis Beck, Mary’s husband and Dan’s father, had specified in his will that the bear he shot with a bow and arrow and mounted, would go to the Historical Center when he died. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Pioneer story complete

 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

There’s a bear in the Fayette County Historical Center .

Okay, it’s not alive but still.

The stuffed, or mounted, black bear was a recent gift from the Beck family of Elkader.

So some of you might be thinking, “so it’s a mounted bear in a museum, that’s not that unusual,” except this bear adds some realism to one of the most famous and popular stories in the history of Fayette County.

Wed
15
Sep

Rendezvous Days is Sept. 25-26

Rendezvous Days is Sept. 25-26

 

Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Days is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, in Fort Atkinson!

Wed
15
Sep

Inwood Ballroom to celebrate its Centennial

 

Inwood Ballroom to celebrate its Centennial

 

The Inwood Ballroom in Spillville will celebrate its Centennial on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 17-19.

The Inwood Ballroom began in 1920 with a floor, benches, and railings, and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is one of the few remaining ballrooms in the entire country.

Wed
15
Sep

South Winn Homecoming celebrated this week

Members of the 2021 South Winneshiek Homecoming court include (front, l-r) Eryn Sabelka, Jenna Sadler, Emily Michels, Janessa Zweibahmer, Ruthie Frana, and Ashley Elsbernd; (back) Dayten Ondrashek, Ethan Timp, Trey Kriener, Logan Hageman, Nick Holien, and Sam Conway. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn Homecoming celebrated this week

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Homecoming week is here at South Winneshiek! Students and staff will celebrate throughout the week with dress-up days and other fun activities, including the coronation of Homecoming King and Queen and the football game against Starmont on Friday night. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Lights! Camera! Action!”

Wed
15
Sep

Ossian City Wide Garage Sales are Sept. 24, 25

Ossian City Wide Garage Sales are Sept. 24, 25

 

The Ossian Crown Club and the City of Ossian's Annual Fall City Wide Garage Sales will be held on Friday, Sept/ 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25.  

Those planning a garage sale are encouraged to get your business, family, neighborhood, service organization, church or school/community group organized for the scheduled garage sale weekend. The cost is $5 and the check can be made out to the Ossian Crown Club. 

A final garage sale listing, with name(s), address, dates, times and a listing of items, should be sent to Clark Goltz at clark.goltz@gmail.com by Sunday, Sept. 19. 

 

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