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Wed
12
Jun

Matts’ 1958 Ford 961 featured in Castalia

 

 

 

 

CUTLINE: Clermont’s Albert Matt leads the Castalia Tractor Day parade on his 1958 Ford 961 with his grandson Brady Williams at his side on Sunday. The Ford was the featured tractor for the 21st annual event. (Becky Walz photo)

 
 
 

 

 

Matts’ 1958 Ford 961 featured in Castalia

 

Wed
12
Jun

Open house set for NEICAC house in Fayette

 

Open house set for NEICAC house in Fayette

 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

At its June 3 meeting, the Fayette City Council learned there will be an open house of the home built with NEICAC funds at 306 Alexander Street on a lot donated by the City. The event is June 19, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. (See separate story in last week’s issue.) City Administrator Christie Dennis said she hoped all council members would attend to see the home. 

The City is awaiting word on a second application it has made through Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation to build another home on a lot the City would provide.

In other business, interviews with four police officer candidates are slated for Wednesday.

Wed
12
Jun

McIntyres to lead Fun Days parade

 

 

CUTLINE: The 2013 Hawkeye Fun Dayd parade marshals are Wally and LaFonda McIntyre. The couple are pictured with their 1929 Model A. (Janell Bradley photo)

 

McIntyres to lead Fun Days parade

 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

For many years, their antique Model A cars have had a presence in the Hawkeye Fun Days parade. This year, Wally and LaFonda McIntyre will join the Miss Hawkeye candidates escorted in an antique Model A after being named the parade marshals to lead the 2013 event.

Both Wally and LaFonda are familiar figures to the town's residents, having lived in the community for about 25 years. Prior to that, the couple farmed north of Hawkeye.

LaFonda grew up just west of Elgin and was working in a Postville cafe when she met her future husband.

Wed
12
Jun

King’s contract not renewed

 

King’s contract not renewed

The Fayette County Supervisors unanimously voted not to renew the contract of County Engineer J.D. King during its regular meeting Monday.

The topic of King’s contract and the county budget was discussed in closed session. Upon coming out of closed session, Supervisors chairperson Jeanine Tellin, Darrell Dolf, and Vicki Rowland each voted not to renew the engineer’s contract, effective immediately. 

With tears in her eyes, Tellin expressed remorse toward the decision as she told King that he was “a great guy.”

King’s contract was set to expire June 30, 2013. He will be paid until the remainder of the contract, plus 90 days.

Following the meeting, Tellin said the Supervisors did not wish to comment any further on the matter at this time.

Wed
12
Jun

Longtime teachers say goodbye to Valley

 

CUTLINE: Mrs. Rule  and Mr. Tweedy say goodbye after a combined 61 years at Valley Community School.

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime teachers say goodbye to Valley

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer

It wasn’t just students that said goodbye to the Valley High School last week, but several longtime staff members as well as they closed the door to their classrooms for the final time. Al Tweedy and Ellen Rule are just two staff members that decided to retire at the close of the 2012-2013 school year but have fond memories of the school and students alike.

Al Tweedy

Tue
11
Jun

(Today) Lemonade stand to help KKCC

(Today) Lemonade stand to help KKCC

Claire Britt is having a lemonade and cookie stand to raise money for Kaleidoscope KIds.  She will be hosting the stand on Tuesday, June 11th (today) from 10:30 to 2:00PM rain or shine  at 507 North Vine St.  The cookies and lemonade will both be offered at a 25¢ (quarter) each.  She is also accepting free will donations with all proceeds going towards the KK Childcare Center building campaign.  

Fri
07
Jun

Supreme Court hands down UERPC-Postville ruling

 

Supreme Court hands down UERPC-Postville ruling

By Mike Van Sickle
Contributing editor

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld two of the three rulings by the District Court in Allamakee County in regard to a lawsuit filed by the City of Postville and City Councilman Jason Meyer against Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC).

The suit was originally filed in October 2010 after the UERPC Board voted by secret ballot Sept. 23 to enter into a contract to purchase property in Decorah for the purpose of relocating UERPC’s central office from Postville. 

Wed
05
Jun

Highway 93 resurfacing part of research program

 

Mark Callahan of the Iowa Department of Transportation (left) answers questions of Stan and Sue Woodson of rural Fayette who live along a portion of Iowa Highway 93 slated for resurfacing this summer. A public meeting on the topic was held Thursday night in Sumner. (Janell Bradley photo)

 

 

 

 

Work to begin by June 24
Highway 93 resurfacing part of research program

 

By Janell Bradley
Contributing writer

 

Wed
05
Jun

Final bell for Hawkeye school

 

There were plenty of mixed emotions at Hawkeye Elementary on Wednesday, May 29, as the North Fayette staff and students celebrated the beginning of summer vacation, but also said their final goodbyes to the building, which has served the local school district since 1970. (Mike Van Sickle photo)

 

 

 

 

Final bell for Hawkeye school

By Mike Van Sickle 
Union editor

 

There was an almost continuous line of individual and group hugs as the students of Hawkeye Elementary filed out and shared their year-end goodbyes with their favorite teachers and staff during the last day of classes on Wednesday, May 29.

Wed
05
Jun

SW tax rate to dip slightly

 

SW tax rate to dip slightly

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

Thanks to the Iowa Legislature approving 2 percent allowable growth, South Winn school board members received news Monday that the tax rate will drop slightly from $12.68 to $12.63.

“It isn’t much, but at least it isn’t an increase,” said Superintendent Chris Hoover.

Hoover explained that the total district cost for operating during the 2013-14 school is $5,027,266. South Winn will receive $1,159,331 from the Uniform Levy, which is money received by every district in Iowa. State aid contributes nearly $3 million, leaving the local tax levy to provide $867,976.

In an update on the track and football field, Hoover informed the board that the irrigation system was installed in one day, and the sidewalk, which will encompass the track and field, is nearly all poured. 

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