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Wed
13
Feb

Love, trust, and communication leads to 60 years

 

Love, trust, and communication leads to 60 years

Caroline and Joseph Schildmeyer first met in 1951 and knew they were the perfect match for each other. The couple were married Sept. 29, 1952, in Festina and have raised six children in northeast Iowa. 

 

Thu
07
Feb

County fire impacts snow/ice removal

 

County fire impacts snow/ice removal

 

Becky Walz

 

 

Thu
07
Feb

Merchants playing cupid this Valentine’s

 
 
 

Merchants playing cupid this Valentine’s
Local merchants are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day a very special occasion for one lucky couple and 24 others during the annual Pampered Night Out promotion in West Union.
The 2013 grand prize winner will win breakfast for two at Tap’t Out, dinner for two at China Kitchen, one dozen roses from Old Mill Floral, and one night’s stay at Best Rest Inn and Suites.
Area shoppers are encouraged to register for gifts at participating merchants through Saturday, Feb. 9. All prizewinners will be announced in the Wednesday, Feb. 13, Fayette County Union.
In addition to the grand prize sponsors, participating merchants and their respective prizes for the 24 other winners include the following:
For the full story see the Feb. 6, 2013 issue at your nearest retailer.
 

Wed
06
Feb

Valley approves FEMA safe room/wrestling room plan

 

Valley approves FEMA safe room/wrestling room plan 

 

Brian Smith

Contributing Writer

 

Tue
05
Feb

Rapper calls Hawkeye home

 

Rapper calls Hawkeye home

 

Kim Bright

Contributing Writer

 

Chris Waters, aka Nathan Summers, moved to Hawkeye in March 2012.  Originally from Philadelphia, or “Philly,” as he puts it, he got his rap name, Nathan Summers, from an XMEN character.  A shy smile crosses his lips as he explains how he thought he could do a lot with the name.

Waters’ interest in music began when he was very young.  At 13 years old, he began to rap.  In earlier days, rap was a very controversial type of music, but in years gone by, it has become very popular. 

Tue
05
Feb

Hawkeye fires city maintenance worker

There was a crowd on hand to hear the Hawkeye City Council discuss the fate of the city ice skating rink, Monday night. At lower left is councilman Don Kelly, and at center, council persons Mark Creery and John Campbell. Resident Keith Kovarik, who was the impetus behind creating the rink on top of the fenced-in tennis courts in Hauth Park, five years ago, resigned as coordinator and park board member after city wastewater and streets director Dana Franzen (pictured at left center) locked him out of the bui

 

Hawkeye fires city maintenance worker

By Janell Bradley

 

HAWKEYE – This town's long reputation for cohesiveness and an ability to accomplish things on a grand scale teetered on the brink of collapse Monday night, but in the end, most hope the community would still be able to work toward a common goal.

Yet at the conclusion of the discussion, which saw council members allege insubordination by their City maintenance man, the council voted, 4-0, to terminate its employment of Dana Franzen.

Tue
05
Feb

SW celebrates 100 days of school

 

SW celebrates 100 days of school

 

Becky Walz

Editor

 

Following a few ice and snow days last week, South Winn Elementary/Middle School was able to celebrate it 100th Day of School in an unconventional way – the opportunity to “pie” Principal Barb Schwamman and middle school social studies teacher Mike Johnson on Friday.

Prior to putting the pie in Mrs. Schwamman’s face, seventh-grader Austin Tieskoetter stated, “That was the best $21 I ever spent.”

School secretary Lenna Cummings spent just $5 but seemed to thoroughly enjoy planting the whipped cream pie in Johnson’s face.

Tue
05
Feb

Fire station/city shop plans near completion

 

Fire station/city shop plans near completion

 

Becky Walz

Editor

 

Ossian City Councilmember Ryan Becker presented preliminary building and mechanical specifications prepared by Structural Contracting, Inc. for the new city shop/fire station facility at Monday’s regular meeting.

Reviewing the plans with the council were several members of the fire department. Brought to the forefront was the need to ensure a walk-through door, which would allow an exit to the alley from the fire station.

“On the original set of plans there was a door in the rear of the building, but I don’t see one on this set,” Becker said of the missing door in the plans.

Fri
11
Jan

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Mon
26
Nov

NF/Valley decision made!

"Now, the work really starts."

Words that North Fayette Superintendent Duane Will-hite shared with the school district's board of directors, staff members, and patrons after the school board unanimously approved a whole-grade sharing (WGS) agreement with Valley on Monday.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 23 issue of The Union

Before voting Monday night, Valley board member Eileen Schlawin offered her advice on the whole-grade sharing agreement with North Fayette, saying, "Students, parents, staff, administration, and the communities of both schools need to get involved to make this transition easier. And I mean everyone."

Following the discussion, the board approved the whole-grade sharing agree-ment with North Fayette, 4-1, beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 23 issue of The Union.

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