April 2018

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Debra Dessel

Debra Dessel

 

 

Debra A. "Deb" Dessel, 65, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Holy Name Parish Hall, West Union, with a brief Service of Remembrance at 4 p.m.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Palmer Memorial Foundation, West Union Recreation Foundation or Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, is helping the family with the arrangements.

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Apr

Dale McFarlane

Dale McFarlane

 

 

Dale McFarlane, 68, of Waucoma died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Freeport Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill.

Friends may greet the family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Waucoma Event Center in Waucoma.  

A Celebration of Life will be held there at 6:30 p.m. that evening. 

Private family interment will be held at a later date.

Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home of Waucoma is entrusted with arrangements.  

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04
Apr

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

 

 

Michael John Farrell, age 68, of Waucoma, IA died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Waucoma Event Center with Rev. Kyle Digmann celebrating the service. 

Private family interment will be held at a later date.

Friends may greet the family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Waucoma Event Center.  

Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Waucoma is entrusted with arrangements.  

Online condolences for Michael's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Michael John Farrell was born Dec. 12, 1949 in New Hampton, IA, the son of Lyle and Wanda (Weber) Farrell.

He graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1968.

He married Linda Reisner on Sept. 9, 1972; to this union two sons were born.

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Apr

Matt Andera

Matt Andera

 

 

Matt Andera, age 92, of rural Calmar, IA died on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA.

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04
Apr

Primary season off and running

Primary season off and running

 

By Zakary Kriener & Chris DeBack

Contributing Writers

 

 

 

Voters throughout the state will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 5, to cast a vote on whom they want to represent their political party in the local, state, and federal general election in November

Now that the filing deadline (March 28) has passed, here are the candidates who will appear on the ballot in the June primary.

Local election

In Winneshiek County, there will be two Supervisor seats up for grabs this fall. 

In District 1, Democratic candidate John W. Beard, who is also the incumbent, is running unopposed.

In District 2, Melissa O’Rourke is running as a Democratic candidate while incumbent Floyd Ashbacher is running as the lone Republican candidate.

Other Winneshiek County elected officials running unopposed for their current positions include Wayne Walter, Treasurer; Connie Askelson-Kuennen, Recorder; and Andrew F. Van Der Maate, Attorney.

State election

There are several elected state positions to be filled in the November general election; however, none of them will be more contentious than the Iowa governorship.

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Apr

Valley grad making an impact on young minds

Tony Aylsworth

 

Valley grad making an impact on young minds

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

“I have a lot of pride in my hometown. It was there that I learned to work hard, take care of others, and appreciate the tight feeling of community,” opened Tony Aylsworth, a 1999 graduate of Valley High School. “I couldn’t be a bigger advocate for growing up in a small town, and that is what helped get me to where I am today!”

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