April 2018

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John Kiple III

John Kiple III

 

 

John E. Kiple III, age 65, of Marshall, Minn., formerly of West Union, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elgin, Iowa.  

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home in Elgin.   

Interment will follow in the Postville Cemetery in Postville, Iowa.

John Edward Kiple III was born on Sept. 5, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa, to John and Roma (Medberry) Kiple.  He grew up in Anamosa, Iowa, and later moved to Rosemount, Minn.  He graduated from high school there in 1970.

  John started working for Schwan’s Sales, Inc., in West Union, Iowa, and later transferred to Marshall, Minn.  All told, he spent over 30 years with Schwan’s.  

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Apr

TigerHawk linksters compete in tourney

TigerHawk linksters compete in tourney

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk boys’ golf team competed at the Washington Invite on Saturday, an 18-hole tournament featuring seven teams.

North Fayette Valley shot a 387, led by Colin Gavin with an 85. The TigerHawk junior was having one of the best rounds of the tournament entering the 17th hole, but he took a nine on a par-4 and a double-bogey on the final hole to end his day.

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25
Apr

Five golds for TigerHawks at NFV Invite

 

 

TigerHawk runner Emma Ney clears a hurdle in the girls’ 4x100 shuttle hurdle during Friday’s NFV Invite in West Union. Ney, along with Claire Halverson, Ryan Wedo, and Morganne Molseed placed sixth with a mark of 1:21.91. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Five golds for TigerHawks at NFV Invite

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk boys’ and girls’ track and field teams hosted the annual NFV Invite on Friday afternoon in West Union. The boys’ team had a stellar showing, placing second out of nine teams, while the girls also performed well by placing fourth among some very tough competition.

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Apr

Jim and Darise Donat

Jim and Darise Donat

 

 

Jim and Darise Donat are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary.

An open house will be held at their home at 710 Maynard Street in Maynard at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

All family and friends are invited.  The couple request no gifts, please.

Jim Donat and Darise Stolfus were married by the Rev. Lloyd Bickel on Feb. 10, 1973, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

They are the parents of seven children:  Sarah (Cory) Michels and Michael (Shelly) Donat of Maynard, Aaron Donat and John Donat of Oelwein, Tim Donat of Waverly, Anne Marie (Justin) Goodchild of Iowa City, and Elizabeth Donat (deceased).

The couple also have 11 grandchildren.

 
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Apr

Highway 150 the next corridor?

 

Could Highway 150 be the next four-lane corridor in Iowa? That is what the Highway 150 Coalition, made up of representatives from cities along Highway 150, is currently exploring. Shown is the intersection of Highways 150 and 18 in West Union. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Highway 150 the next corridor?

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

Could Highway 150 become the next four-lane corridor in the state of Iowa?

A group called the Highway 150 Coalition, made up of representatives from a number of cities along Highway 150, are working to make that a reality. 

The concept was originally thought up by Lloyd Bigler, a native of Postville who now lives in Waverly. He spoke with Craig Johnson, Iowa Senate District 32 representative and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, about the matter last fall.

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'The Hat' a good fit for new owner

 

After completing some improvements, new owner Nick Polfer is set to reopen The Top Hat on Friday, April 27. He said that area residents can expect a clean, casual atmosphere in his bars, with numerous domestic beers on tap and a short-order food menu that includes some delicious burgers. Chris DeBack photo

 

'The Hat' a good fit for new owner

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The Top Hat, affectionately called “The Hat,” has been a landmark in West Union for many decades.

The landmark will live on as Nick Polfer of Postville plans to reopen The Hat on Friday, April 27, after closing it for a few weeks this month to make some renovations. Polfer finalized his purchase of the longtime West Union business from previous owner Roy Guenther on April 1.

“The history behind The Top Hat is awesome,” Polfer explained. “It has been The Top Hat for a long time, and it will stay that. It was a landmark before it burnt down, and they moved it up here. It has a lot of history behind it, which is very cool.” 

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