Tickets are on sale for the annual Divas and Dining event sponsored by Main Street West Union’s Promotions Committee. The 2014 event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center on Thursday, April 10.
The first 100 ladies to attend the event will receive a “Swag Bag,” sponsored by the Chamber Retail Committee.
Advance tickets are available for a reduced price at the West Union Chamber of Commerce office or Main Street West Union office. Tickets will be available at the door.
Additional information will be published as it is made available.
North Fayette Kindergarten Roundup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 11.
During the 2014 event, the students will meet all kindergarten and junior kindergarten teachers. At the same time, the students will take part in different activities, such as going to specials, playing with new friends, lunch, and recess.
Anyone who knows of a family that should be contacted is encouraged to call (563) 422-5514, ext. 101. The age deadline for a child to be registered for kindergarten or junior kindergarten is 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2014.
Following the roundup, the preschool and kindergarten teachers will meet as a team to discuss student data and reflect on student dynamics.
The West Union City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Teresa (Pape) Ruroden as the new city administrator Monday. Ruroden’s immediate focus will be developing a proposed 2015 fiscal year budget for the City of West Union. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
Budget extension requested
Council hires hometown administrator
Newly hired West Union City Administrator Teresa (Pape) Ruroden will be quickly introduced to her fellow City employees as she works to develop a new proposed 2015 fiscal year budget.
Prior to unanimously hiring Ruroden on Monday, the City Council was not successful in approving its initial proposed budget. The City is now in the process of requesting a budget proposal extension with the State.
Understandably, Ruroden said her initial goal is to “balance this budget.”
Newly hired Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Foland (second from left) reviews a map of Fayette County with Supervisor Darrel Dolf (left), Sheriff Marty Fisher, and Emergency Management Commission chairman Wally Rundle (far right) at the courthouse in West Union. The local officials announced Foland’s hiring Monday. The newly appointed coordinator will also retain a part-time position with the Sheriff’s Office. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
The South Winn cast of “Parlor Games” has been working hard in preparation for its upcoming performances March 13-16. Members of the cast include (front, l-r) Monica Schwartzhoff, Kelly Kuboushek, Marissa Holthaus, Josie Kriener, RaeAnn Klimesh, Kelly Langreck; (back) Kendal Kuboushek, Logan Brincks, Danon Hageman, Sawyer Breitsprecher, Matthew Kuboushek and Taylor Claman. Not pictured are Hattie Frana and Libby Manning. (Becky Walz photo)
Waterways, contour buffers, and no-till conservation practices (pictured) are just a few of the potential programs/practices landowners and producers can consider as part of the ongoing Otter Creek Watershed Project. Anyone interested in participating in the Otter Creek Watershed model project or any other conservation practice should stop in or contact Adam Grim at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in rural West Union. (Courtesy photo)
SWCD continues to team with
landowners along Otter Creek Watershed
By Mike Van Sickle
Fayette County producers and/or landowners are strongly encouraged to begin or continue providing input on how funding for the ongoing Otter Creek Watershed Project could be utilized on their property or within the local watershed.
Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) watershed coordinator Adam Grim and other staff members continue to talk to local residents to find out in what type of practices/projects they wish to partake. Additional input is also welcome in regard to any watershed issues, problems, and/or solutions the landowners wish to share.
While the ongoing project was officially approved in January 2013, the local NRCS/SWCD office had to await the approval of additional funding resources. The Otter Creek Watershed consists of crop, pasture, timber and urban areas. Located from west of West Union to its confluence with the Turkey River in Elgin, Otter Creek is classified as a high quality, cold-water stream.