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Wed
07
Nov

Local & State Election Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reed and Sheila Newstorm submit their votes on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Fayette County Courthouse in West Union. 

 

Wed
31
Oct

2019 Winneshiek Co. Fair entertainment released

2019 Winneshiek Co. Fair entertainment released

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Entertainment for the 2019 Winneshiek County Fair has officially been released for four of the five Grandstand events.

The fair, which will kick off on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and run through Saturday, July 13, 2019, will include a mix of new entertainment and familiar events from years past.

Wed
31
Oct

SWHS to present 'Grease' Nov. 8-11

 

 

 

SWHS to present 'Grease' Nov. 8-11

 

Step inside Rydel High with the senior class of 1959: hot-rodding “Greaser Boys” and their hip-shaking “Pink Ladies,” evoking the looks and sounds of the 1950s in this energetic musical. 

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to rekindle their summer romance, as the rest of the gang joins in on the singing and dancing throughout the musical. Don’t miss out on the music of “Greased Lightnin’,” “Summer Nights,” and “We Go Together.” 

Come and enjoy the ever-popular musical Grease, at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10 and at 1:30 pm., on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the South Winneshiek auditorium in Calmar.

Wed
31
Oct

'Full circle' for new Huber's Store owner

 

This year, the 142-year-old Huber’s Store in Fort Atkinson came under new ownership as Al Krivachek (left) purchased the store from the Huber family. Checking out customer Nelson Hershberger of New Hampton, the former employee Krivachek looks forward to keeping the unique tradition of the store, while also implementing new ideas. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'Full circle' for new Huber's Store owner

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

For the new owner of Huber’s Store, Al Krivachek, things have come full circle. The one-time employee of the 142-year-old grocery store in Fort Atkinson recently moved back to his hometown and is now the owner of the local grocery store.

“During my junior and senior year of high school, I worked here in the store,” explained Krivachek, who took ownership of the store in May. “I moved away for college and spent many years away before getting the opportunity to come back and take over for fourth-generation owner Donnie Huber.”

Among Krivachek’s previous experience in retail are managerial positions at Target and Sam’s Club in Minneapolis, Minn., Harbor Freight and ShopKo in Michigan, and ShopKo in Cresco. 

Wed
31
Oct

Friedens welcome new family member

 

New friends Olivia Kohls (left), German foreign exchange student Cosima Jochem and Dylan Frieden enjoy the panoramic view of the Mississippi River from Pike’s Peak near McGregor. (Photo submitted)

 

Friedens welcome new family member

 

 

By Haley Brase
hbrase@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Members of the Frieden family were unaware of what they were missing until they decided to host a foreign exchange student. Being a host family for the first time, they have enjoyed learning about Cosima Jochem and her German culture.

The 15-year-old German student has been in the United States for three weeks, and next summer in 2019, Dylan Frieden, a sophomore at North Fayette Valley, will visit Cosima in Germany for two weeks.

Interested freshmen and sophomores at NFV filled out applications for the foreign exchange program, and all of the students were accepted. In Germany, 42 students wanted to visit the United States, but not all of them would be able to come, so a lottery was created to decide who got to travel.

Wed
31
Oct

NFV will bring 'The Princess Bride' alive Nov. 9-11

 

The North Fayette Valley Drama Club will present “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Erza Solheim (Westley), Chloe Cummings (Rugan), and Bethany Merkle (Inigo Montoya) prepare to rehearse their fight scenes in the play. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

NFV will bring 'The Princess Bride' alive Nov. 9-11

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Let the newly formed North Fayette Valley Drama Club whisk you away to a land of royalty, love, and sword fighting as it presents “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman. 

The Drama Club will have three performances of this classic fantasy at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the NFV High School Performing Arts Center in West Union. 

“Buttercup (Pauline Clark), a beautiful commoner, is chosen as a bride for Prince Humperdinck (Zander Britt) even though she is madly in love with her farmhand, Westley (Ezra Solheim),” explained Julianne Meyer, NFV Drama Club advisor and play director. “Unfortunately, whilst adventuring in an attempt to make enough money to marry Buttercup, Westley was kidnapped by the Dread Pirate Roberts, during which time he learned the skills that enable him to return to his homeland in hopes of rescuing his love, Buttercup. Along the way, Westley meets Fezzik  (Justin Kamaus) and Inigo [Montoya] (Bethany Merkle), who help him.  He is further aided by Miracle Max (Sage Matt) and his wife, Valerie (Grace Blanchard). His enemies, Vezzini (Joey Shea), Count Rugan (Chloe Cummings), Yellin (Kole Larson), and Humperdinck all stand in his way. How will it end? You’ll just have to find out for yourself!”

Wed
31
Oct

'Once Upon a Mattress' to take center stage at WC

 

West Central will present “Once Upon A Mattress” at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, in the school auditorium in Maynard. Performing in the musical this year are (front, l-r) Rosita Hepperle, Cooper Ingels, Hailey Weidemann, Rachel Walenceus, Taylor Hepperle, Erin Hamlett, and Dawson Wirtz; (second row) Dana Denny, Mikaela Kime, Cortney Rohde, Kaitlin Richards, Memphis Knox, Octavia George, Akira Wagenknecht, and Elizabeth Hepperle; (back) Nathan Dolf,  Kaylee Thompson,  D.C. Tenney,  Aryel Allwood, Adam Dolf,  and Marlee Squires. Chris DeBack photo

 

'Once Upon a Mattress' to take center stage at WC

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

You won’t want to miss West Central’s production of the fantasy-comedy “Once Upon a Mattress,” created by Marshall Barer, Jay Thompson, and Dean Fuller, at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, in the West Central auditorium. 

“It is a more adult version of ‘The Princess and the Pea,’” said Matthew Molumby, the play’s director. “The Queen doesn’t want her son to get married. She has a lot of tests that every princess fails because they are impossible. One of them is to sleep on a bed of 20 mattresses with a pea under it. If a princess can feel the pea and not have a good night’s sleep, then she can marry Prince Dauntless. The Queen has banned marriages until a princess can pass the test, and in this fantasy world, if you aren’t married, you aren’t allowed to have children. Princess Winnifred could be the kingdom’s last hope. Will she complete the test? You’ll just have to find out for yourself!

Wed
31
Oct

Dollar General in Fayette Now Open!

 

After months of seeing the former IGA store be totally remodeled on the inside, the parking lot resurfaced, and many semis unloading merchandise, residents of Fayette can finally shop in the new Dollar General store. The “Now Open” sign went up Sunday morning, and by early afternoon shoppers were already inside loading up on necessities and holiday items. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Dollar General Now Open!

 

 

Wed
31
Oct

Wolverton challenges Jacobsen for County Treasurer

Wolverton challenges Jacobsen for County Treasurer

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

While the Fayette County Supervisors race is the big ticket in terms of county elections, there are a number of other elected officials up for re-election, although most of them are running unopposed.

One race that has a challenger is Fayette County Treasurer. Current Republican Fayette County Treasurer Kyle Jacobsen is being opposed by Democrat Tammy Wolverton. 

Wed
31
Oct

Four candidates seek two open FC Supervisor seats

Four candidates seek two open FC Supervisor seats

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Fayette County residents will have a big decisions to make about the direction of the county. 

Do residents want to stick with the status quo and re-elect Republicans Darrel Dolf and Jeanine Tellin? Do they want a change in County government and elect two Democrats, Ben Hanson and Martin “Marty” Stanbrough? Or, will it be a combination with someone getting re-elected and a newcomer being voted in? Suffice to say, it won’t be too long before we know the direction in which the County will be headed.

This is the final article of Fayette County Newspapers election coverage. It will focus on the four-candidate race for two open seats. We’ll briefly recap the race for Fayette County Treasurer between Republican Kyle Jacobsen and Democrat Tammy Wolverton, and touch on other elected officials running unopposed in another article. 

Just a reminder that each of the four Supervisor candidates are running against the others. On Nov. 6, residents will be asked to vote for two candidates, and the two candidates who receive the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, will be the winners. Of course, area citizens always have the option to write-in someone's name. 

Voting is a right, but it is also a privilege. Please be mindful of the polling location changes that were made for this midterm general election. A sidebar with all that information is included with this article. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. 

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