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17
Mar

Public Health and 'partners' teamed up to provide 800+ vaccinations

Erik Johnson gives the thumbs up sign after getting his second Covid-19 shot on Friday, March 12, at the Fayette County Public Health office.

 

Public Health and 'partners' teamed up to provde 800+ vaccinations

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Due to an increased allocation of vaccine last week, Fayette County Public Health held a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to finish up Phase 1B and start Phase 1C, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, vaccinating 700 individuals, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11.

This tier included some first responders, childcare staff, school staff, individuals 65+, and those individuals 16-64 with underlying medical conditions. Public Health partnered with Scott Pharmacy of Fayette and Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

Wed
17
Mar

Property tax rate to jump slightly in Fayette

Property tax rate to jump slightly in Fayette 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Correction

Residents of Fayette will see their city property tax rate take a small jump for the next fiscal year, not go down as stated in an article that appeared in the March 17 edition of the Union.

The City Council approved the fiscal year 2022 budget at the regular meeting, Monday, March15, with a tax rate of $13.95 per $1000 of valuation. That is about 5-cents higher than the current rate of $13.91.

Wed
17
Mar

Low bid comes in at $5.5 million for new Fayette County Shop

This is an artist’s rendition of what the new County Maintenance Facility will look like once it is complete. It is located in West Union’s Industrial Park. Steege Construction of Waverly is the builder.

 

Low bid comes in at $5.5 million for new Fayette County Shop

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

The low bid of  $5,467,700 for the new Fayette County Maintenance Facility came in above the estimated cost, but was accepted by the board of supervisors Monday, March 15. 

The bid from Steege Construction of Waverly was the lowest of six bids that were submitted for the project that was estimated to cost $5.2 million. The highest bid came in at $6.2 million.

Wed
10
Mar

SWMS to present 'Crumpled Classics' this weekend

The South Winneshiek Middle School cast for its plan, Crumpled Classics, includes (front, l-r) Charlotte Mooney, Jordan Peterson, Ella Theis, Julia Carnesi, Megan Henning, Caylie Adam; (back) Kaitlyn Klimesh, Ray Lienau, Tucker Wagner, Addison Timp, Alyssa Timp, Avery Luzum, and Matthew Horstman. Missing from the photo are Hunter Riehle, Landon Merrill, Cameron Hageman, and Bailee Frana. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SWMS to present 'Crumpled Classics' this weekend

 

 

South Winneshiek Middle School will present “Crumpled Classics,” a play by Craig Sodaro, this spring at the high school auditorium in Calmar.

The play is described as a play within a play about students producing a series of adaptations of classic literary texts.

Wed
10
Mar

Jordan Davis, Gabby Barrett and NFDB to highlight '21 Fair

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

Jordan Davis, Gabby Barrett and NGDB to highlight '21 Fair

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The anticipation for the 2021 Winneshiek County Fair could not be any higher! Last week, the full lineup of Grandstand entertainment for the annual fair was released to the public.

On Tuesday night, July 13, the thrilling action of the Upper Iowa Speedway stock car races will be featured. Five classes (USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA Hornet, and Mod-Lite) will take to the local 3/8-mile clay speedway for a night of side-by-side racing.

On Wednesday evening, July 14, the bulls and broncs of Rogue Rodeo will be on full display for an evening of rodeo events.

The horsepower of the NTPA (National Tractor Pullers Association) truck and tractor pull will be on full display Thursday night, July 15, as several different classes will compete on the front stretch of Upper Iowa Speedway.

On Friday evening, July 16, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and opener Joe Stamm will entertain fans in the Grandstand for the first of two big concerts this year. With the band’s timeless country tune, “Fishin’ in the Dark,” along with many other great tunes, you won’t want to miss this!

The headliner for the 2021 Winneshiek County Fair will be Saturday night (July 17) as country newcomer Jordan Davis will be featured. Opening for him will be another up-and-comer, Gabby Barrett.

Wed
10
Mar

Clermont going ahead with abatement procedures for two properties

Clermont going ahead with abatement procedures for two properties

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Letters are going out this week to two property owners in Clermont requesting them to abate/remove the problem/problems there.

Last week the Clermont City Council approved going ahead with abatement procedures at 410 and 401 Union Streets noting that one has had 31 stops recorded by the Fayette County Sheriff’s office; the other 9, in the last year.

Wed
10
Mar

Vaccine to start for 64-plus at drive-thru clinic Thursday at UIU

Vaccine to start for 64-plus at drive-thru clinic Thursday at UIU

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Vaccinations will start at a drive-thru clinic, Thursday, March 11, for the 16-64 age group with underlying conditions and persons with disabilities and their caretakers.

Fayette County Public Health is hosting the clinic from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Upper Iowa University campus in Fayette.  Those in Phase 1A and 1B, including those aged 65 or older, teachers and EMS personnel will also be included.

To signup for an appointment call 563-422-9763. If you are in the age 64-plus group, leave your name and date of birth, phone number and underlying condition. 

Wed
10
Mar

Middle School to present 'A Pig Tale' Friday

Cast and crew members of the upcoming production “A Pig Tale” include (lying down) Ryker Cooksley, (seated)  Bridget Bentley, Evelyn Yauk, Emily Herman, (standing)  Clair Britt (student assistant director), Addy Sayer, Kassie Tileraas, Valarie Spiker, MayLynn Warren, Brooke Burgin, Alexa Popenhagen, Julianne Meyer (director), (on blocks) Mattison Goddard, Bella Smoltz, and (On barn roof) Hayley Baumler. (Jack Swanson photos)

 

Middle School to present 'A Pig Tale' Friday

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

On Friday, March 12, 7 p.m., at the Valley Middle School, the North Fayette Valley Middle School Drama Club presents "A Pig Tale" by Kevin Jannetts.

This is a fairy tale story that reveals another version of "The Three Little Pigs", Pinky, Perky, and Maureen.  Pinky discovers she has been infected with An-thro-po-morph-ism, a frightful malady that makes animals take up human characteristics like walking on their hind legs, talking, and using furniture.  Perky and Maureen are also infected.  The Dairy Queen, who presides over the organic farm they live on, has noticed a leak in the fairy tale magic tank and sends a fairy/lawyer to try to straighten things out.  She also sends a wolf to try to scare the pigs and get her land back--but Maureen is too smart for that--and who knew the wolf was--let's just say--something unexpected.

Wed
03
Mar

Ossian City Council meeting

Ossian City Council meeting

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Ossian City Council met Monday evening and welcomed Mark Durbahn, a representative from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Durbahn briefly discussed the future Highway 52 project that will affect Ossian, informing the council which portions of the project it will be responsible for paying for.

Wed
03
Mar

SW boys are going to State!

Senior guard Jacob Herold shows off the team’s newly acquired State qualifier banner to the Warrior crowd, which has come out in full force to help energize the team to its first State appearance in 34 years. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys are going to State!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

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