January 2020

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Warrior boys split UIC games

South Winn junior Ethan Luzum attempts to lay in a basket in traffic during last week’s game against North Fayette Valley. In a tough week, the Warriors suffered three losses, but added a win against Clayton Ridge on Senior Night (Friday). (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior boys split UIC games

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

It was a busy week for the South Winn boys’ basketball team as the team competed in four games, going 1-3 and falling to 10-6 on the season. The Warriors dropped games against North Fayette Valley, Sumner-Fredericksburg (non-conference), and Cascade (non-conference) while beating Clayton Ridge on Senior Night.

North Fayette Valley

The Warriors tipped off the week Tuesday, Jan. 21, against a NFV team that was fully healthy for the first time this season.

“I give NFV a lot of credit, they came out and played good fefense and hit some big shots,” said coach Blake Moen after a 60-48 loss. “We struggled in this game both hitting shots and playing interior defense and NFV took advantage of that.”

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Jan

SW girls down Clayton Ridge on Senior Night

Freshman post Morgan Kleve boxes out an NFV opponent during last week’s action for the girls’ basketball team. Kleve and the Warriors picked up a win on Friday night against Clayton Ridge on Senior Night. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls down Clayton Ridge on Senior Night

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls basketball team added win number two of the season last week, knocking off Clayton Ridge on Senior Night in Calmar. Facing a pair of tough area teams, the Warriors also dropped games to North Fayette Valley and to Sumner-Fredericksburg.

NFV

The Warriors began the week with a Tuesday night (Jan. 21) matchup against the TigerHawks of North Fayette Valley.

NFV got out to a fast start, leading 11-0, but South Winn was able to get on a small run to cut the lead to 11-5.

Throughout the remainder of the game, the lady TigerHawks were able to get hot and went on to down the Warriors, 66-22.

“NFV out-hustled us on many occasions during this game,” said coach Kayla Ross after the loss. “Defensively, we were not helping each other out as much as we should have been and could not defend their three-point shots.”

Sophomore Janessa Zweibahmer led the Warriors with 10 points, while senior Liz Tieskoetter had a team-high six rebounds.

Wed
29
Jan

Wrestlers go 3-3 in duals, 3rd at Alburnett Tourney

Warrior 160/170-pounder Logan Einck takes down his opponent with a nice double-leg during last week’s wrestling action. In a stellar week, Hageman went 9-1 with his only loss coming to a 7-6 decision in the finals at the Alburnett Invite on Saturday. In his wins, Logan earned six wins via fall. (Marie Conway photo)

 

Wrestlers go 3-3 in duals, 3rd at Alburnett Tourney

 

 

Starmont Duals

SW 54, Post. 12

106- Double forfeit; 113- SW forfeit; 120- Maldonado won 8-6 dec. over Rankin; 126- Bullerman won 6-2 dec. over Marroquin; 132- Adam won by forfeit; 138- Quandahl WBF over Perez; 145- S. Conway WBF over Avitan; 152- Greve WBF over Salgado; 160- Hageman WBF over Schroeder; 170- Taylor won by forfeit; 182- Double forfeit; 195- Bodensteiner LBF to Gutierrez; 220- Meyer WBF over Steffans; 285- Timp won by forfeit.

SW 23, N-P 45

106- SW forfeit; 113- SW forfeit; 120- Maldonado won 15-0 TF over Wilken; 126- Bullerman LBF to Nelson; 132- Adam LBF to Hackman; 138- Quandahl lost 9-5 dec. to Munn; 145- S. Conway WBF over Lentz; 152- Greve lost 8-4 dec. to Foelske; 160- Hageman won 9-4 dec. over Brunner; 170- Taylor lost 10-8 dec. to Downing; 182- SW forfeit; 195- SW forfeit; 220- Meyer won 11-4 dec. over Asche; 285- Timp WBF over Peterson.

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Lynn Tangen

Lynn Tangen

 

Lynn Marie Tangen, 55, of Hiawatha, Iowa formerly of Ossian, Iowa died Sunday, January 19, 2020.  She was born on April 8, 1964, the daughter of Arthur and Marlene (Soeder) Tangen in Decorah, Iowa. Lynn was baptized and confirmed at Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian. She graduated from South Winneshiek, Calmar, Iowa in 1982 where she was active in band and theatre. Lynn traveled to Norway through the Sons of Norway student exchange program and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She graduated from Luther College, Decorah in 1986.

 

Lynn held various positions of employment including Iowa Electric, French Studios, numerous years in pharmaceutical sales and Eddie Bauer. Lynn volunteered at His Hands Ministry and enjoyed helping others. 

 

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Kenneth Schmitz

Kenneth Schmitz

 

 

Kenneth F. Schmitz, 83, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and formerly of Ossian, Iowa died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at  11 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa with Rev. Robert Gross officiating.

Visitation will be held from  3 to 7 p.m.. on Wednesday and for one hour before the service on Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian.

K. C. Rosary: 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday by the Ossian Knights of Columbus Council #2073.

Scripture Servicewill be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Interment will be at the  St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas at a later date.

Wed
29
Jan

New partnership between Clarke and NICC creates dual enrollment

It was announced recently that Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Clarke University have teamed up to offer students a two-part education on a path to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Announcing the agreement were (l-r) NICC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Ken Reimer, NICC President Liang Chee Wee, Clarke President Thom D. Chesney and Clarke Board of Trustees  Chair Mary Rose Corrigan. (Submitted photo)

 

New partnership between Clarke and NICC creats dual enrollment

 

 

Clarke University (Clarke) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) are entering into a new partnership that will provide students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree while saving money and helping build the local workforce.

The partnership offers dual admission for students studying Nursing at NICC, as well as those who do not quite meet the admissions criteria of Clarke (e.g., grade point average, ACT/SAT score) and/or would be better served financially by starting at NICC. Students will receive full access to services, student life, and academic activities offered by both institutions. For example, students could live on the Clarke campus and have a four-year college experience while completing their transfer degree at NICC.

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Jan

Josephine Smith

Josephine Smith

 

   Josephine Norma Smith, 97, of Postville, Iowa died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa.  Josephine was born January 25, 1922 to Ole and Anna (Erickson) Loftsgard in Gunder, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed in Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Postville High School.  She then taught country school until she was married.

     Josephine was united in marriage with Rodney Ira Smith on June 18, 1941 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa. Eight children were born to this union. Josephine loved being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to her family. She was a talented artist who loved drawing using charcoal and also wrote two genealogy books.    

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Jan

Barnabetta Cline

Barnabetta Cline

 

Barnabetta Rae Cline, age 93, of Guttenberg, IA, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Clermont, IA on March 27, 1926, to Cornelius and Winnifred (Connor) Olson. She graduated from Clermont High School in 1943 and then went on to graduate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA.

On November 7, 1947 Barnabetta married Laird Cline at the Church of our Savior, Episcopal in Clermont. To this union they were blessed with three children; D’Ana, Tracey, and Shane.

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January is Radon Action month

When Cassie and Kristopher Peterson decided to check the radon levels in their home, they had no idea how dangerously high the levels were.  Since then, the Peterson family (back l-r) Cassie, Kris, (front) Waylon, and Lawson, installed a radon mitigation system to regulate the levels in their Clermont home.  

 

January is Radon Action month

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

As part of Radon Action Month in Iowa, Fayette County Environmental Health encourages Fayette County residents to test their respective homes.

A silent killer, radon is found in outdoor air and in the indoor air of buildings of all kinds. An odorless, tasteless and invisible gas, it is produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

One area family recently learned the importance of regular testing when they were encouraged to pick up one of these kits a few years ago.

“We became aware of January becoming Radon Mitigation Month through the county, so we purchased testing kits at a reduced price in order to test our home,” explained Cassie Peterson of Clermont.   “I was working from home at that time and my office was in the basement, so we wanted to ensure I was working in a safe environment.” 

For most homeowners, the greatest risk of exposure to radon comes from rooms below grade such as basements, rooms that are in contact with the ground, and those rooms immediately above them.

Fayette County provides radon test kits for a low cost of $10.  The county encourages residents to regularly test their homes for radon.

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