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Wed
20
Feb

NF approves school name, mascot

 

 

 

Public hearing held on Hawkeye closing
NF approves school name, mascot

Becky Walz
Contributing Editor

 

After many discussions and input by students and community members, the North Fayette school board on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the name North Fayette Valley as the name for the secondary programs involved in the whole-grade sharing agreement. Board members also adopted the TigerHawk as the official mascot, but school colors were tabled pending a work session with Valley last night (Tuesday, Feb. 19).

The purpose of Monday’s public hearing on closing the Hawkeye school building was to inform the public on how the proposed decision was reached, and comments were taken by the public.

“In comparing the size of the Hawkeye and Fayette buildings, the Facilities Committee felt Fayette was a better fit for fifth- and sixth-grade students. We would continue to use the gym there, regardless of the classrooms being used or not,” said Superintendent Duane Willhite.

 

Wed
20
Feb

NF approves school name, mascot

 

Public hearing held on Hawkeye closing
NF approves school name, mascot

Becky Walz
Contributing Editor

 

After many discussions and input by students and community members, the North Fayette school board on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the name North Fayette Valley as the name for the secondary programs involved in the whole-grade sharing agreement. Board members also adopted the TigerHawk as the official mascot, but school colors were tabled pending a work session with Valley last night (Tuesday, Feb. 19).

The purpose of Monday’s public hearing on closing the Hawkeye school building was to inform the public on how the proposed decision was reached, and comments were taken by the public.

Wed
20
Feb

Fair Board approves free gate admission

 

Fair Board approves free gate admission

By Brian Smith

Corresponding news writer

The Fayette County Fair Board voted unanimously to approve a free gate admission to the 2013 Fayette County Fair at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12. This is part of an overall effort to increase interest and attendance throughout the fair, which will be held July 23 – July 27.

It was also decided that admission to grandstand events would be sold separately each night for this year’s fair. The idea of selling a button that would admit those who purchased it to multiple grandstand events will not be used this year, but may be considered for future fairs.

Thu
14
Feb

Fish fry in Clermont Friday

 

Fish fry in Clermont Friday

Elgin Echo

The Clermont Fire Department is hosting its annual Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Fire Station. Dinner includes fish, fries, potato salad, coleslaw, roll and drink.

Wed
13
Feb

WC agrees to add preschool program

 

WC agrees to add preschool program

 

Janell Bradley

Contributing Writer

 

In an era of tight school budgets, the West Central Board of Education on Monday voted, 4-0, to proceed with an application to offer preschool programming in 2013-14.

Wed
13
Feb

Courthouse to be closed Feb. 18

 

Courthouse to be closed Feb. 18

The Fayette County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Wed
13
Feb

County budget hearing Tuesday

 

 

 County budget hearing Tuesday

The Fayette County Supervisors will host a public hearing on the county’s proposed 2013-2014 fiscal year budget Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Wed
13
Feb

Baumler expansion

aerial view of present baumler

 

 

 

 

Baumler expansion

 

By Rich Holm

Union News Writer

 

It was two years ago this month that Baumler Implements of West Union celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala open house.

Now brothers Don and Mark Baumler and their families have announced that the business founded in 1961 by their father and uncle, Melvin and Reynold Baumler, has run out of room.

As soon as weather permits in March, a ground- breaking ceremony will be held to begin a $1.6 million expansion project that will greet travelers entering West Union on Hwy. 150 South.

“The community is excited, our customers are excited, our employees are excited, and so are we,” said Mark. “Business is good, and we have run out of room.”

Don Baumler added, “We will be expanding our building to the east toward the highway. We are proud to say all the work is being done locally.”

Presently the New Holland dealership has 16,900 sq. ft. The expansion will more than double that total to 39,000 sq. ft.

The most noticeable change will see a 90’x200’ addition that will move parts and office areas to the front of the building.

Mark said, “We’ve been contemplating this move since December, since the harvest was over. Farming is getting bigger, and so is the machinery.”

The Baumler brothers cited a couple of examples, saying haybines have gone from 9 ft. in size to 15 ft. Field cultivators they sell have gone from 21 ft. to 32 ft.

Don explained, “At the present, we can bring one combine at a time into the shop. When the expansion project is complete, we will be able to fit eight combines into the shop.

“Farmers have a lot of money invested in equipment and are anxious to have them serviced  in the fall and put away before winter gets here. Our expansion will allow our service people to get the equipment back faster,” he added.

Wed
13
Feb

Elgin City Council continues to study center street project

Elgin City Council continues to study center street project
 

Elgin Echo

by Brian Smith

 

Wed
13
Feb

Staff members earn ‘Better Newspaper’ honors

Steven Murray, Mike Van Sickle, Becky Walz, Jerry Blue

 

Staff members earn ‘Better Newspaper’ honors

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