Thursday, April 24, 2014
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    DeSales students were immersed in urban poverty in Minneapolis, Minn., last week, working in a clothing store and food distribution center. Members of the classes participating in the mission trip included (front, l-r) Jessica Ling, Sarah Hertges, Sami Bohr, Jenna Knutson,... + continue reading
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Keith Wander describes the filtering process that his syrup goes through inside his sap house. Once filtered, the syrup is put into 12-ounce, quart, or gallon-sized containers and is ready to enjoy!   Syrup-making: a sweet tradition for Wander     Brian Smith Contributing... + continue reading
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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  Gavyn, Brody and MaKenna Grove, children of Daryl and Marta Grove, show off the hail found in the yard of their Fayette home after the April 12 storm. (submitted photo)   Fayette residents get hammered by hailstorm     By Megan Mohlis Contributing Writer  ... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  Outgoing youth intern Kaylee Michelson recently passed the tongs of the local FEEST (Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team) program to new intern Sam Poppen (left). A North Fayette graduate, Kaylee helped bring FEEST to West Union. She is pictured alongside a Seattle, Wash., FEEST... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A dramatic increase in nighttime traffic at the Winneshiek County Recycling Department led to the installation of a one-of-a-kind solar lighting system at its public drop-off facility in Freeport Industrial Park. (submitted photo)   Recycling is off the grid     Becky Walz... + continue reading

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    GRAND OPENING/RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE Sumner Building Center to host an open house for its grand opening and to celebrate the retirement of Bob and Terry Elliott. Date of Release: March 17, 2014 Sumner Building Center, Inc. On Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. the... + continue reading
Wednesday, 02/04/14
Dr. Ohlson named Optometrist of the Year Dr. Michael Ohlson of West Union Eye Clinic was named Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association in Des Moines on Saturday. Michael Ohlson, O.D., F.A.A.O., graduated from Buena Vista College and received his doctorate from the University... + continue reading

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  Marti Swenson of the Art Gallery in Clermont displays two of the ten framed and matted pages from the popular reading “Dick and Jane” reading series that was used to teach elementary students to read. The Art Gallery is selling the pages as a fund-raiser for Valley Preschool... + continue reading
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        Newly hired Fayette County Assessor Ali Manson officially began her duties at the courthouse in West Union on Wednesday, April 9. Manson replaces former Fayette County assessor Joe Flores, who publicly announced his retirement in December 2013. (Mike Van Sickle... + continue reading
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    The last school bus pulled away from Hawkeye Elementary on May 29, 2013. The North Fayette Board of Directors were informed Monday that the Hawkeye Development Corporation has asked if the school district would consider selling the property this summer. (Union file photo)... + continue reading
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SW linksters top Central     Fighting the winds and rain last week was the new norm for the South Winn golf teams, however, the boys and girls finally managed to find the greens on... + continue reading

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  To the editor: I’d very much like a copy of the UIC 75th Anniversary issue. I’ll share it with brother John. He quarterbacked the’64 Hawks to a 9-0 season, when every game... + continue reading

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Norbert Hackman     Norbert Hackman of Fort Atkinson will celebrate his 80th birthday, Monday, April 28. His family wishes to invite relatives and friends to an open house in honor... + continue reading

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