November 2018

Wed
14
Nov

Euphoria Coffee brings an aromatic addition to WU

 

After starting to roast their own coffee at home earlier this year and selling their product at various places throughout the area, Nick and Jacey Yost have now decided to open their own coffee place, Euphoria Coffee, in West Union. (photo by Megan Molseed)

 

Euphoria Coffee brings an aromatic addition to WU

 

 

By Meagan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“This whole thing is really a community-driven adventure,” said Nick Yost of the coffee shop he and wife Jacey will be opening in West Union later this week.  

“It was always kind of in the back of our minds that we would do this someday, and everything came together in a way that we thought to ourselves, ‘Why not now?’”

Nick, who developed an interest in coffees about 10 years ago, began roasting his own special brew at home last year.  

“I’ve always really been interested in coffee and the brewing process.   I enjoyed making a fresh cup for people when they would visit,” he explained.  

“A lot of what makes a good cup of coffee is in the brewing process, but the roasting part plays a big role in it all, too,” continued the young entrepreneur.  “I decided to try to do the whole process myself, from the roasting to the brewing.” 

Tue
13
Nov
Wed
07
Nov

Veterans Day programs at South Winn

Veterans Day programs at South Winn

 

 

 

South Winneshiek will host two honorary Veteran’s Day programs on Monday, Nov. 12.

The first program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the high school gymnasium in Calmar. Veterans are also invited to attend a gathering for coffee and rolls beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. The program will feature readings by members of the South Winn student government, music by the choir and band, and an introduction of veterans.

The second program will be held at the South Winneshiek Elementary/Middle School gym ay 1 p.m.

 
Wed
07
Nov

Family, teammates help keep diabetes in check

 

South Winn quarterback Jacob Herold (4) passed for a school-record 2,121 yards and 23 touchdowns in his 2018 sophomore season. While the athlete unquestionably works hard to produce results on the field, he also works hard off the field and on the sideline to manage his Type 1 diabetes. Throughout every game, with the help of trainer Heather Lange (right), Herold checks his blood sugar after every quarter in order to stay healthy on the field and perform to the best of his capability. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Family, teammates help keep diabetes in check

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

During the 2018 South Winneshiek football season, sophomore quarterback Jacob Herold passed for a school-record 2,121 yards and 23 touchdowns. While those numbers rank amongst the top in the entire state, the young athlete has had to game-plan for more than just the 11 defensive players on the field against him.

“I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was in first grade,” said the 15-year-old Herold. “It was definitely not something me or my family expected, but we were more than ready to deal with it.”

The reason that Herold and his family were so quick to react to his initial symptoms and prepared to treat the disease, which affects approximately 1.25 American children and adults, is because Jacob’s older brother, Mitch, also has Type 1 diabetes.

“When Mitch was diagnosed five years before Jacob, the doctors told us that the chances of Jacob having diabetes were very slim,” noted their mother, Wendy Mihm-Herold. “They told us (her and husband Alvin) that the odds were comparable to winning the lottery, so we never really worried about it.”

Despite the small chances, the Herold family knew exactly what to do when Jacob started showing symptoms of the disease in 2010.

Wed
07
Nov

Gary Gilson

Gary Gilson

 

 

Gary C. Gilson, 79, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Ray Atwood and Deacon Jim Patera officiating. 

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. 

A memorial fund has been established.  

For condolences please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com

Gary was born on May 4, 1939 in West Union, Iowa, the son of Oliver W. and Corinne (Wenger) Gilson.

He attended school in Clermont, graduating in 1957. 

He later attended Upper Iowa University for two years where he played football and wrestled, before beginning employment with Interstate Power Company, retiring from Alliant Energy in 1999.  

Wed
07
Nov

Jack Gehring

Jack Gehring

 

 

Jack Dean Gehring passed away at his residence in Orono, Maine, on Oct. 18, 2018.   He was 91.  

Jack was born to parents Charles and Alice (Schoentag) Gehring on Sept. 26, 1927, in Elgin, Iowa, and graduated from Elgin High School in 1944.   

He attended Iowa State University before entering the United States Army in 1946, where he was deployed to Seoul, Korea, in the Signal Corps.  

Jack married Eva Mae Dennler in 1950, and they had two children, Jeffery and Julianne.   

In 1959, he began his career as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration in Indianapolis, ultimately retiring as Chief of the Des Moines Flight Service Station in 1985.   

Jack was a member of Masonic Lodge #628 in Norwalk, Iowa, for many years. 

Wed
07
Nov

Walter Germann Jr.

Walter Germann Jr.

 

 

Walter Germann Jr., 85, of rural Postville, IA, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at his home. 

Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 2, at Smithfield Cemetery in rural Monona, IA, with Pastor Duane Smith officiating.

Honorary casket bearers were Heather Germann, Amber Junk, and AshLee Wood. Casketbearers were Shane, Jesse, and Travis Monroe, Mike Germann, Chris Wood, and Josh Harms.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon was in charge of arrangements.

    Walter Germann Jr. was born Jan. 3, 1933, in rural Clermont, IA, the son of Walter Sr. and Marjorie (Heubner) Germann. 

On Dec. 31, 1947, he was baptized at First Baptist Church in Elgin, IA. 

Walter attended country school and graduated from Clermont High School in 1952. 

On Oct. 22, 1958, he married LaVon Kurth at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, IA, by the Rev. Steege. 

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