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20
Feb

Two WC freshmen advocate health, fitness

 

Two WC freshmen advocate health, fitness

Pictured is West Central freshmen Brianna Morey and Ashley Buzynski (front, l-r) are pictured with their mentor, Katie Lay, of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness team. (Janell Bradley photo)

 

 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

A pair of freshmen at West Central hope to plant the seeds of good health – both literally and figuratively.

Brianna Morey and Ashley Buzynski gave a presentation to their school's board of education recently, describing their interest in building a greenhouse on school property.

The girls and their mentor, Katie Lay of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness team, told board members that wellness committee members made a presentation outlining the steps they've taken to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles at West Central.

Wed
20
Feb

North Fayette to host high school open house

 

 

North Fayette to host high school open house

North Fayette High School is hosting an open house for students and parents from Valley on Friday, Feb. 22. The building will be open for parents and students to tour starting at 6 p.m. Hawk Helpers will be in attendance to serve as guides, as well as teachers to answer questions that people may have.

At 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Principal Todd Wolverton will lead a question-and-answer session. He will provide some information about some of the differences that students will encounter when they start the school year. He will then field questions about anything that is on the minds of students and parents about what is in store for North Fayette Valley High School starting next fall.

Wed
20
Feb

Life: The best Valentine’s Day gift to receive

 

Life: The best Valentine’s Day gift to receive

By Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

With each friendly wave, which are often accompanied by words of encouragement and well wishes, Allen Schott is provided a boost of energy in every step that he takes on his daily walk in Clermont. It’s been just over a year since the then 46-year-old suffered a heart attack and it is an experience that he certainly doesn’t want to relive again.

Wed
20
Feb

NF FFA president seeks future in ag sales

 

NF FFA president seeks future in ag sales

 

Janell Bradley

Contributing Writer

Wed
20
Feb

TIF agreement with Baumler Implement fails

 

 

TIF agreement with

Baumler Implement fails

 

It is back to square one for the City of West Union and Baumler Implement after the development

agreement presented at Monday’s meeting was defeated, 2-1.

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.

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