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Wed
27
Mar

Valley approves ag hiring

 

Valley approves ag hiring

The Valley Board of Education approved a contract to hire Monica Enyart for ag education and summer voc-ag. Enyart’s contract is for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. School board member Tim Orr cast the lone dissenting vote.

The Valley school board previously accepted the resignation of former agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor Henry Kraai in February.

During its regular March 18 meeting, the local school board emerged from a closed session, and a motion was made to hire Enyart on a probationary basis as an agriculture instructor for the remainder of the current school year. The March 18 motion was seconded but then defeated by a vote of 2 to 3. 

After receiving additional information, a prevailing board member from the March 18 vote requested the item be brought back before the school board.

 

 

Wed
27
Mar

Valley preschool and kindergarten open house April 4

 

Valley preschool and kindergarten open house April 4

Valley Community School and Valley preschool invite parents and prospective students of the two programs to an Open House Night on Thursday, April 4. The event will include the opportunity for parents or guardians to register students for each of the respective programs.

Preschool families are to go to the preschool classrooms to learn more about Valley’s 3- and 4-Year-Old Preschool program. A child may be enrolled in the preschool if he or she is 3 or 4 prior to Sept. 15 of the current school year for that class.

Meanwhile, parents/guardians, and prospective kindergarten students will have an opportunity on April 4 to meet the teacher, tour the classroom and begin the registration process as a first step in welcoming the graduating class of 2026 to school.

Wed
27
Mar

Watershed Meeting

 

Watershed officials hoping proposals will stream in

 

By Mike Van Sickle

Union editor

A message of opportunity was passed onto rural and urban residents of the Turkey River Watershed (TRW) on Thursday. This opportunity is expected to not only benefit local property owners and communities, but eventually all those located downstream.

Brad Crawford, Turkey River Watershed coordinator, was joined by Lora Friest, Northeast Iowa RC&D coordinator, in leading the informational meeting at Tap’t Out in West Union. Approximately 50 officials, producers, rural landowners, and community residents attended the meeting, hosted by Turkey River Watershed Management Authority board members.

Wed
20
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.

The local Knights of Columbus and Troop 54 Boy Scouts will again sponsor a Goodwill truck in the Lilac Plaza parking lot 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Wed
20
Mar

Volunteers needed as 'wheels on the bus'

Wed
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. 

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