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Wed
17
Mar

WCCA royalty announced

Shayla Smith

 

WCCA royalty announced

 

 

The Winneshiek County Cattlemen’s Association will hold its banquet and drive through meal on Tuesday, March 23, in Decorah.

This year’s event will serve steak sandwich meals ($10) and cheeseburger meals ($8) with sides of cheesy potatoes and corn. Drive through meals will be served at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Current paid memberships or new paid memberships will receive a free meal.

Wed
17
Mar

De Sales Child Care Center is Community Foundation grant recipient

 

De Sales Child Care Center is Community Foundation grant recipient

 

The Ossian De Sales Child Care Center will receive a $4,600 grant for new playground equipment.

It was one of the grants awarded in the latest round of  grants from the Winneshiek County Community Foundation (WCCF).

WCCF has granted $111,201.83 to 26 projects of organizations serving Winneshiek County through its 2021 grant cycle.

Wed
17
Mar

Starting March 22, 40 - 64-year-old group getting Covid-19 vaccine

Starting March 22, 40-64 year-old group getting Covid-19 vaccine

 

Winneshiek County Health Partners have announced that on Monday, March 22, people between 40 and 64 years old with chronic health conditions will be able to receive the vaccine as available.

This will allow for the Health Partners to work on completion of Phase 1B age group and tiers. They report that only 300 doses per week have been coming to Winneshiek County plus 100 doses to a local pharmacy. “This remains a slow process,” said Director of Winneshiek County Public Health Nancy Sacquitne. “While you may be eligible for vaccine, we may not have vaccine available for you. Your continued patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated,” she added.

Wed
17
Mar

Springtime Shenanigans!

The Fayette County Fair board and the West Union Chamber of Commerce office invite everyone to come down and enjoy a little poker, some good food, and A LOT of fun during the Shenanigans event Saturday, March 20.  Pictured are (l-r) Fayette County Fair Board member Eric Albert and West Union Chamber of Commerce director, Lisa Davis.  (Megan Molseed photo)

 

Springtime Shenanigans!

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

The West Union Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Fair Board are inviting you to come join them for a day of fun and shenanigans at the Fayette County Fairgrounds this Saturday evening, March 20.  

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with registrations for a variety of tournaments where event-goers are invited to “try their luck and get lucky” participating in euchre tournaments, beanbag tournaments, or poker tournaments.

Wed
17
Mar

Public Health and 'partners' teamed up to provide 800+ vaccinations

Erik Johnson gives the thumbs up sign after getting his second Covid-19 shot on Friday, March 12, at the Fayette County Public Health office.

 

Public Health and 'partners' teamed up to provde 800+ vaccinations

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Due to an increased allocation of vaccine last week, Fayette County Public Health held a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to finish up Phase 1B and start Phase 1C, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, vaccinating 700 individuals, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11.

This tier included some first responders, childcare staff, school staff, individuals 65+, and those individuals 16-64 with underlying medical conditions. Public Health partnered with Scott Pharmacy of Fayette and Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

Wed
17
Mar

Property tax rate to jump slightly in Fayette

Property tax rate to jump slightly in Fayette 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Correction

Residents of Fayette will see their city property tax rate take a small jump for the next fiscal year, not go down as stated in an article that appeared in the March 17 edition of the Union.

The City Council approved the fiscal year 2022 budget at the regular meeting, Monday, March15, with a tax rate of $13.95 per $1000 of valuation. That is about 5-cents higher than the current rate of $13.91.

Wed
17
Mar

Low bid comes in at $5.5 million for new Fayette County Shop

This is an artist’s rendition of what the new County Maintenance Facility will look like once it is complete. It is located in West Union’s Industrial Park. Steege Construction of Waverly is the builder.

 

Low bid comes in at $5.5 million for new Fayette County Shop

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

The low bid of  $5,467,700 for the new Fayette County Maintenance Facility came in above the estimated cost, but was accepted by the board of supervisors Monday, March 15. 

The bid from Steege Construction of Waverly was the lowest of six bids that were submitted for the project that was estimated to cost $5.2 million. The highest bid came in at $6.2 million.

Wed
10
Mar

SWMS to present 'Crumpled Classics' this weekend

The South Winneshiek Middle School cast for its plan, Crumpled Classics, includes (front, l-r) Charlotte Mooney, Jordan Peterson, Ella Theis, Julia Carnesi, Megan Henning, Caylie Adam; (back) Kaitlyn Klimesh, Ray Lienau, Tucker Wagner, Addison Timp, Alyssa Timp, Avery Luzum, and Matthew Horstman. Missing from the photo are Hunter Riehle, Landon Merrill, Cameron Hageman, and Bailee Frana. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SWMS to present 'Crumpled Classics' this weekend

 

 

South Winneshiek Middle School will present “Crumpled Classics,” a play by Craig Sodaro, this spring at the high school auditorium in Calmar.

The play is described as a play within a play about students producing a series of adaptations of classic literary texts.

Wed
10
Mar

Jordan Davis, Gabby Barrett and NFDB to highlight '21 Fair

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

Jordan Davis, Gabby Barrett and NGDB to highlight '21 Fair

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The anticipation for the 2021 Winneshiek County Fair could not be any higher! Last week, the full lineup of Grandstand entertainment for the annual fair was released to the public.

On Tuesday night, July 13, the thrilling action of the Upper Iowa Speedway stock car races will be featured. Five classes (USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA Hornet, and Mod-Lite) will take to the local 3/8-mile clay speedway for a night of side-by-side racing.

On Wednesday evening, July 14, the bulls and broncs of Rogue Rodeo will be on full display for an evening of rodeo events.

The horsepower of the NTPA (National Tractor Pullers Association) truck and tractor pull will be on full display Thursday night, July 15, as several different classes will compete on the front stretch of Upper Iowa Speedway.

On Friday evening, July 16, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and opener Joe Stamm will entertain fans in the Grandstand for the first of two big concerts this year. With the band’s timeless country tune, “Fishin’ in the Dark,” along with many other great tunes, you won’t want to miss this!

The headliner for the 2021 Winneshiek County Fair will be Saturday night (July 17) as country newcomer Jordan Davis will be featured. Opening for him will be another up-and-comer, Gabby Barrett.

Wed
10
Mar

Clermont going ahead with abatement procedures for two properties

Clermont going ahead with abatement procedures for two properties

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Letters are going out this week to two property owners in Clermont requesting them to abate/remove the problem/problems there.

Last week the Clermont City Council approved going ahead with abatement procedures at 410 and 401 Union Streets noting that one has had 31 stops recorded by the Fayette County Sheriff’s office; the other 9, in the last year.

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