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Special committee appointed for House District 55 contested election     By Chris Deback     It could be a while before the saga in the Iowa House District 55 race between incumbent Republican Michael Bergan and Democratic challenger... + continue reading
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Elgin to move ahead with levee project     By Chris Deback         The Elgin City Council will move forward with plans to raise the levee. At its meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, the Elgin City Council held a public hearing on... + continue reading

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  After two decades of devoting their time and engergy at the Maize Maze, LaVerne and Grace Swenson will not be in the field this spring next to Gilbertson Conservation Area east of Elgin. Last week the Fayette County Conservation Board along with the County Heritage Community stated that the... + continue reading
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  West Union Parks and Rec director Kathy Guyer is ready to hit the ice this weekend for the grand opening of West Union’s ice rink from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Rotary Park parking lot. The grand opening will feature Euphoria Coffee and hot chocolate, as well as skates to... + continue reading
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  Ellie Jo Landsgard was the first baby born at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics in 2019. Ellie Jo and her parents, (l-r) Zach Landsgard and Jackie Rema, received a number of gifts from local businesses for the distinguished honor.  Chris DeBack photo   Ellie... + continue reading
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Jessica Sadler     Sadler named WU Main Street Iowa Volunteer of the Year   By Chris Deback   Many people have helped make the West Union Trunk-‘n’-Treat event a success.   One such person who has helped the event... + continue reading
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  This winter, South Winneshiek alum Joel Hanson (back row, far right) joined the team of managers for the Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball team. The sophomore student, who is also a lifelong fan of the ‘Clones, joins the team and coaches at every single practice and home game... + continue reading


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  South Winn 220-pounder Zach Poshusta works his opponent during one of last week’s dual meets. The Warriors went 2-2 in the duals. (Zakary Kriener photo)   SW Warriors go 2-2... + continue reading

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Empire State of Mind: I'm one lucky guy   By Chris Deback   It’s no secret that I love video games.  I have loved them ever since... + continue reading


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Liam Frederick Schupbach     Kent and Katie Schupbach of Elgin are proud to announce the birth of their son, Liam Frederick Schupbach. Liam was born December 23, 2018, in Waukon. He... + continue reading

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