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15
Sep

Wulfekuhles sell Boarders

Nancy Wulfekuhle (right) is shown handing the keys of Boarders Inn in Fayette off to new general manager Mina Grasso. The Wulfekuhles recently sold the hotel to Mitra Patel and family out of Wisconsin. The Wulfekuhles started the hotel business 20 years ago. (Photo submitted)

 

Wulfekuhles sell Boarders

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

Tim and Nancy Wulfekuhle of Fayette are officially out of the motel business.

They recently sold Boarders Inns and Suites to Mitra Patel and partners of Wisconsin. They also own a Boarders Inn in Waukon.

Wed
15
Sep

One of 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality

Whitley Mitts stands in front of the new sign at SWARM Sports Bar and Grille in Sumner. The restaurant manager was recently named one of the 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality by the Iowa Restaurant Association. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

One of 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Whitley Mitts, manager of SWARM Sports Bar and Grille in Sumner, and a former West Union resident, has been named one of 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality by the Iowa Restaurant Association.

This honor recognizes the creativity, leadership and contributions of women across all hospitality industry sectors. The first class included honorees from restaurants, bars, caterers, hospitality venues, purveyors, educational institutions, advocacy and tourism groups, and care facilities. More than 100 nominations were submitted from across the state showcasing women in Iowa’s hospitality industry “who are blazing new trails, leading by example, and impressing their peers, customers and managers daily,” according to the Restaurant Association. Mitts is among a group that includes nominees from large urban areas such as Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Ankeny and Iowa City.

Wed
15
Sep

Can collection for NFVCC will end Sept. 30

NFVCC Executive Board has approved the closing of the can kennels in both Clermont and Elgin, as finding centers to accept these bottles and cans has become impossible.

 

Can collection for NFVCC will end

 

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

The North Fayette Valley Community Coalition (NFVCC) Executive Board has approved closing the NFVCC can kennels in Elgin and Clermont as of 6 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 30.  

“Finding centers willing to accept these cans and bottles has become impossible.  The kennels will be removed and signs placed notifying people that the NFVCC is no longer receiving cans or bottles at these sites.  If you use these kennels, you will need to find alternate ways to discard or donate your redeemable cans and bottles,” said NFVCC Vice Chairperson Allen Knox.

Wed
15
Sep

Makeover proposed for downtown WU business front

Main Street Iowa created the design concept proposal for the rehabilitation of the Dillon Law Office in West Union.

 

Makeover proposed for downtown WU business front

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

I t appears a historic downtown building will be getting a new makeover.

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, the West Union City Council approved supporting the West Union Main Street application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for a Main Street Challenge Grant. The grant will be used for a “rehabilitation” project on the Dillon Law Office at 103 N. Vine St., owned by Pat and Jill Dillon.

Wed
08
Sep

Man remains at-large after search effort

Jon Morland

 

Man remains at-large after search effort

 

 

It all started 45 years ago for Nancy Sacquitne, a longtime nurse with the Winneshiek County Public Health Office. After a long career in the field, including the last 36 at Winneshiek County Public Health, she is set to retire later this month.

“I think the part I’ve enjoyed and will miss the most is the people,” said Sacquitne, who began her career in 1976 after graduating from St. Luke’s Professional School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of great people and have worked with a lot of amazing agencies throughout my career.”

Wed
08
Sep

Sacquitne retiring after long career in nursing

For the past 45 years, Nancy Sacquitne has dedicated her life to the nursing field. Later this month, she will retire after serving the last 36 years with the Winneshiek County Public Health Office. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Sacquitne retiring after long career in nursing

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It all started 45 years ago for Nancy Sacquitne, a longtime nurse with the Winneshiek County Public Health Office. After a long career in the field, including the last 36 at Winneshiek County Public Health, she is set to retire later this month.

“I think the part I’ve enjoyed and will miss the most is the people,” said Sacquitne, who began her career in 1976 after graduating from St. Luke’s Professional School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of great people and have worked with a lot of amazing agencies throughout my career.”

Wed
08
Sep

50 years of coaching football

Steve Milder may be 73, but he still loves to show athletes how to do the trap play. Here, he works with senior linebacker Kevin Richards during one of last week’s practices. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

50 years of coaching football

 

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

This season marks West Central football coach Steve Milder’s 50th-year in coaching football, tying him for seventh all-time in the Iowa record book. 

Along the way, he’s amassed 237 wins and garnered a roomful of local, state, and national awards. 

“The awards are nice, but if you work hard, stay in one place long enough, and you’ll get awards,” was Milder’s modest reaction.

Wed
08
Sep

Fayette Watermelon Days, Sept. 10-12 will be 'SEEDsational'

Fayette Watermelon Days, Sept. 10-12 will be 'SEEDsational'

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Watermelon Days in Fayette will be celebrating it's 49th year. It is Friday, Sept. 10, Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12. This year’s theme is “Fayette is SEEDsational.”

“We are excited for all the things that will be at Watermelon Days. Our goal is to provide as much free family entertainment as we can,”  said Watermelon Days Committee Chair Person Linda Tenney.

Wed
08
Sep

Cruisin' for the Tiny Humans ride to benefit NICU awareness

Three area Moms who experienced premature labor and delivery have organized a fundraising event Sept. 18 to help others in similar situations. Pictured: Amy Butikofer of Clermont, holding daughter Fallon; Allison Rose of Hawkeye, holding Ridge; and Meagan Peyton, Randalia, holding Ridge’s twin, Kip. In front, is Rhea, adopted daughter of Meagan and Chad Peyton. She was also a Preemie Baby. Behind them is Chase Peyton, Meagan’s son who was born premature and survived the condition, ‘necrotizing enterocolitis.’ The serious gastrointestinal problem mostly affects premature babies and inflames intestinal tissue. A hole often forms in the baby’s intestine allowing bacteria to leak into the abdomen or bloodstream. One of the Rose twins, Ridge, suffered the same condition shortly after birth and had to be transferred from a La Crosse hospital, to University Hospitals, Iowa City. (Photo by Janell Bradley.)

 

Cruisin' for the Tiny Humans ride to benefit NICU awareness

 
 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

 

In the much-loved Dr. Seuss book, ‘Horton Hears a Who’ Horton the elephant acknowledges ‘everyone is someone no matter how small.’ Similarly, three area families who experienced the birth of premature babies have planned a fundraiser to help others like them, with the theme, ‘A person’s a person no matter how small.’

Allison Rose, Meagan Peyton and Amy Butikofer each experienced premature births – for Allison it was birthing twins – and each admits that without the support of others, the journey would have been more difficult.

Wed
01
Sep

Ossian fall clean up planned for Oct. 1-2

Ossian fall clean up planned for Oct. 1-2

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

A citywide fall clean-up day is planned for Ossian on Friday, Oct. 1 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 2 (8 a.m. – noon). The City of Ossian is sponsoring the clean up day and will have a large roll off dumpster behind the City shop/fire station (106 W. Brooks St.). Only items from residential homes located within the incorporated city limits of Ossian will be accepted. City personnel and video cameras will monitor the site.

During fall cleanup, the following items can be brought to the dumpster with no cost to the homeowner:

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