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Wed
27
Oct

NICC to honor outstanding alumni and retirees in HOF ceremonies

Q&A with Ossian council candidates

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

With the upcoming City/School Election set for Tuesday, Nov. 2, The Ossian Bee interviewed each of the three City Council candidates. The three candidates will vie for two vacant seats.

Patrick A. Boe

Q: Family:

A: Wife, Sherry; kids Domenic, Mahogani, and Kaelan.

Q: How long have you lived in the community?

A: I have lived in Ossian for 21 years and have lived in northeast Iowa since 1992.

Q: In what capacities are you involved within the community? 

A: Primarily at this time, I am a managing member of the South Winn Veterinary Clinic.

Q: Why are you running for council?

Wed
27
Oct

What to know about the upcoming City/School Elections

What to know about the upcoming City/School election

 

 

The 2021 City and School Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, with polls being open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Voters are reminded of changes in Election Law that now requires Proof of Identity to vote.

If you are registered to vote at your current address, please have one of the following forms of ID ready when you go to the polls:

Wed
27
Oct

A labor of Love

Above are just a few of the employees making the hosptial run smoothly throughout a recent weekend in September (Left to right) Heather Sands, Director of Inpatient Services; Natasha Guenther, CNA; Patrice Kuennen, Administrator; Janell McElree, Social Worker and Heather Corcoran, RN. This busy weekend Patrice gladly stepped in and was given the opportunity to use her nursing skills to assist in delivering Vera Lynn Rose (submitted photo)

 

A labor of Love

 

By Vicki Rowland

Contributing Writer

 

 

“Today’s a good day to have a birthday!” proclaimed Patrice Kuennen, Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital administrator as she hustled into the delivery room recently to assist in delivering a baby.  Some might see this as a mite unusual, but Kuennen’s attitude toward her staff and patients is distinctive.  “I want to support them in any way that I can—110%,” she explains.

Wed
27
Oct

Keller resigns as Mayor of West Union

Adam Keller

 

 

Keller resigns as Mayor of West Union, drops out of race 13 days before election

 

By Jack Swanson

jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

West Union Mayor Adam Keller has officially resigned from office and pulled out of the upcoming race for Mayor on Nov. 2.

When contacted, Keller did not elaborate on why he was resigning and referred to the letter of resignation he sent out on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to all of the Council members and City officials.

Wed
20
Oct

Open forums set for local communities

Open forums set for local communities

 

 

South Winneshiek Superintendent Kris Einck and members of the school staff and the Board of Education will be sharing information regarding the upcoming school bond referendum at a series of upcoming open forums. 

Those in the Festina area may attend an open forum on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Festina Community Center. 

There will also be an open forum in Spillville on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Spillville Library.

The forum will provide a great time to get the "facts" and ask questions about the impact of the new school bond referendum on the future of the South Winneshiek School District and all of the surrounding communities. The November 2, 2021 election will include two questions on the election ballot. 

Wed
20
Oct

Ossian FD breakfast Nov. 7

Ossian FD breakfast Nov. 7

The Ossian Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 7. Pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs will be served from 8 a.m. through noon at the Ossian fire station.

Both carry outs and dine-in options will be available. Carry outs will be on the north side of the station in the alley.

Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to purchase air packs.

 
Wed
20
Oct

Hot dog handout at Halloween

Hot dog handout at Halloween

The City of Ossian and the Ossian Crown Club and the City of Ossian will be hosting a "Hot Dog Handout at Halloween". This special kids' event will be a great way to start the annual Halloween trick or treating around town. The "Hot Dog Handout at Halloween" will include a free hot dog and drink for kids beginning on Halloween night, October 31, at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm or until the hot dogs are gone. 

Meet outside of the Ossian Community Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. for the "Hot Dog Handout at Halloween". Don't get scared! Just come by to enjoy a quick treat at the "Hot Dog Handout at Halloween", on Sunday, October 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m..

 
Wed
20
Oct

Busta Lange receives Dr. Carlo A. Spereti Award

Molly Busta Lange

 

Busta Lange receives Dr. Carlo A. Spereti Award

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Luther College recently announced Mollie Busta Lange (Class of 2001) as the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Carlo A. Sperati Award.

Dr. Carlo A. Sperati, a pillar of Luther College and the Lutheran music tradition, was the conductor of the Luther College Concert Band for 38 years until his retirement in 1943. His work ethic, demand for perfection, and patience when working with music students are part of the identity of the Luther College Music Department to this day. This award recognizes those traits in music educators as they follow in Sperati's footsteps.

Wed
20
Oct

Jeanette Moschel shares her breast cancer journey

Jeanette Moschel

 

Jeanette Moschel shares her breast cancer journey

 

 

By Sharon Drahn
Contributing Writer

 

Breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed among women in the United States, and now, more than ever, awareness and early detection are extremely important. This year alone it is expected that an estimated 281,550 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and another 49,290 will be diagnosed with the non-invasive form of the disease.

With approximately one in every eight women having received the dreaded diagnosis, it is no wonder that almost everyone has been touched in one way or another by a breast cancer journey.

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jeaneatte Moschel, a busy cosmetologist, who resides in Hawkeye, has agreed to share her experience and treatments with our readers as she has spent the past several months working toward recovery.

Wed
20
Oct

Imoehl new Deputy City Clerk

Imoehl new Deputy City Clerk

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

 

The position of Deputy City Clerk for the City of West Union has been filled by Ron Imoehl.  The former long-time liaison officer and activities-ordinator for North Fayette Valley assumed his duties for West Union on Monday, Oct. 18.

“There’s a lot to learn, but Aime (Johansen the city clerk), has been really good  at showing me around,” stated the new deputy clerk.

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