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20
Mar

Wilbur Ford to continue maintaining rich tradition

 

Wilbur Ford to continue maintaining rich tradition

By Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

For over 65 years, customers have wheeled into Wilbur Ford in downtown West Union to purchase top-of-the-line automobiles and receive reliable service. 

After attaining 100-percent ownership of Wilbur Ford Sales and Service on March 1, proprietor Tommy Thompson and his staff plan to maintain the business’s strong tradition. Thompson’s management team includes Wes Crawford, service manager, and Sarah Blocker, office manager.

“All of us here at Wilbur Ford are looking forward to continuing to provide the same friendly, quality service to both our longtime and new customers,” said, Thompson, who was first employed with the Ford/Lincoln dealership in 1994.   

Wed
20
Mar

No reservations in Civic Plaza agreement

 

No reservations in Civic Plaza agreement

 

By Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

City of West Union and Fayette County officials reported no reservations in approving a 28E agreement in regard to the lease of the Civic Plaza on the courthouse square in West Union. 

While approving the $1/50-year lease agreement during its regular meeting on Monday, the Fayette County Board of Supervisors await the City’s endorsement during its Monday, April 1, council meeting.

When asked by Supervisor Jeanine Tellin during the public hearing portion of the discussion if they had any questions or concerns, West Union City Attorney Jerem White, Administrator Bob Vagts, Councilman Michael Lauer, and Fayette County Economic Development Director Bill Ziegler acknowledged that they did not.

Wed
20
Mar

SW/TV Donkey Basketball Show

Wed
20
Mar

Dotzy’s open for business

 

Dotzy’s open for business

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

After several months of planning, hoping, dreaming, and hard work, Danielle Dotzenrod and her boyfriend, Chris Bunch, were finally able to see the fruits of their labor with the opening of Dotzy's Restaurant and Saloon in Elgin last week. 

Located along Elgin’s main street, Dotzenrod and her sister, Aimee, originally purchased the former Valley Community Coalition building with plans to turn the office space into the next big eatery. 

At a different stage in her life with a family and approaching wedding, Aimee has since decided to allow her sister to operate the new restaurant.

Dotzenrod, a 1997 South Winn graduate, has focused on creating a unique restaurant atmosphere with a Western theme.

"Whether you're a farmer, horse lover, or country music fan, I think the one thing we all have in common is our love for the country," Danielle said. 

Thu
14
Mar

Attention: Snowbirds

 

Attention: Snowbirds

Area subscribers who travel south for the winter are asked to notify the Union/Fayette Publishing offices (563-422-3888/422-5410) with address changes well in advance (at least two weeks) of when they take effect. Be sure to notify your local post office, as well.

Equally important is that you also notify the post office at your winter home when the time approaches for your return to Iowa. 

Thu
14
Mar

Citywide Garage Sales set for May 2-4

 

Citywide Garage Sales set for May 2-4

Mark your calendars! West Union’s Citywide Garage Sales will take place Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4.

Watch The Union for further details as they become available.

Thu
14
Mar

Pot of chocolate to be won this St. Paddy’s

 

Pot of chocolate to be won  this St. Paddy’s

By Mike Van Sickle

Shoppers with a sweet tooth will especially enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in West Union. In addition to in-store specials, West Union area businesses and organizations are serving up some delicious chocolate treats beginning Friday, March 15.

  The West Union Chamber of Commerce-sponsored “Chocolate Walk” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16.

  Shoppers are invited to stop into each participating business and pick up a registration card. While checking out the store specials or maybe catching a peek of a leprechaun, customers are invited to grab a scrumptious bite of chocolate, enjoy a refreshment, and/or get his or her “Chocolate Walk” card stamped. 

Wed
13
Mar

‘King and I’ opens Friday

‘King and I’ opens Friday

The curtain will rise on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” at the Performing Arts Center in West Union on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and March 16. Providing the uplifting story to those attending the local presentation will be the talented students of the North Fayette fifth- through eighth-grades. 

Wed
13
Mar

North Fayette Valley Mascot Contest entries due Friday

North Fayette Valley Mascot Contest entries due Friday

Future North Fayette Valley students and community members are reminded to participate in the TigerHawk Masco Contest. In addition to the mascot, the school is seeking images for the names and nicknames.

Wed
13
Mar

Main Street brunch March 17

 

Main Street brunch March 17

Holy Name Parish Center, West Union, is the place to be to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Main Street West Union on Sunday, March 17.  Serving is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carryouts will be available.

A Quilt Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle will be held in conjunction with the brunch. You need not be present to win.

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