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Wed
23
Jun

UTV ride, Cory Farley will highlight St. Lucas Fun Day

The Cory Farley Band will perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at this year’s St. Lucas Day, June 26.

 

UTV ride, Cory Farley will highlight St. Lucas Fun Day

 

By Jack Swanson

jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

 

St. Lucas Fun Day, Saturday, June 26, has a whole day of activities lined up and it will be capped off by a performance by the Cory Farley Band, and fireworks.

The day will start off with an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast and bloody Mary bar starting at 7 a.m., to 10 a.m.

Wed
23
Jun

Driver sentenced to 10 years in Estling hit and run death

Kelli Jo Michael was led to the courtroom in handcuffs by Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher for her sentencing, Monday, June 21. (Megan Molstead photos)

 

Driver sentenced to 10 years in Estling hit and run death

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Kelli Jo Michael was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2018 hit-and-run death of a 14-year-old boy.

Kelli Jo Michael, 27, pled guilty earlier this month to vehicular homicide in the death of Kaiden Estling. As part of the plea deal, another charge was dropped and Michael admitted to driving recklessly. Michael was also ordered to pay the boy’s family $150,000 in restitution.

It was reported that Michael was texting and driving when she slammed into the back of Kaiden’s moped the night of June 28, 2018, along Iowa Highway 150 near Fayette. Michael fled the crash, police said, and Kaiden died at the scene.

Wed
16
Jun

Flippin' into summer!

Louis Andera wasted no time flying into his summer vacation as he does a back flip into the Calmar pool last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Flippin' into summer!

 

 

Wed
16
Jun

Community Building taking shape at fairgrounds

Notable progress is being made on the new Community Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah. The new facility will be open for this year’s fair, which is July 13-17. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Community Building taking shape at fairgrounds

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

If you’ve been to the Winneshiek County fairgrounds in Decorah recently, you likely noticed some big changes. Last fall, work began on tearing down several of the older, out-dated buildings on the grounds and now, construction crews are working diligently to finish the new Community Building.

Wed
16
Jun

2021 Summer Performances at Ossian start tonight

2021 Summer Performances at Ossian start tonight

 

 

The 2021 Summer Performances at the Pavilion in Ossian start tonight, Wednesday, June 16.

The performances include six movie nights and eight live performances. All of the 2021 Summer Performances at the Pavilion are free. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the event on the lawn at Carey's Park in Ossian. 

 The 2021 Summer Performances at the Pavilion includes movies and live performances during the months of June, July and August. The Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion features a state of the art sound system, a large movie screen and recessed lighting. All of the movies and live performances have been supported and sponsored by local business and individuals from the Ossian area. We would not be able to support these movies and live performances without the support of the sponsors. 

The schedule includes the following events: 

Wed
16
Jun

Scheffels to lead Maynard Days parade as grand marshals

Maynard Days 2021 Parade Grand Marshals Rich and Linnae Scheffel.

 

Scheffels to lead Maynard Days parade as grand marshals

 

Long-time West Central educators and local residents Rich and Linnae Scheffel have been selected as grand marshals for the 2021 Maynard Days parade and weekend celebration June 25-27. The couple’s separate teaching careers brought them to Maynard and what they describe as “the warmth” of the small community has kept them there nearly five decades later.

Wed
16
Jun

Bois honored to take top spot in Hawkeye Fun Days Parade

Glen and Sally Boies are this year’s grand marshals for the Hawkeye Fun Days parade, Saturday, June 19, and starts at 11 a.m. Glen is a former mayor and firefighter and Sally is an area musician and long-time library board member. They are both active in the community and are members of the Garden Club. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Boies honored to take top spot in Hawkeye Fun Days Parade

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

For Glen and Sally Boie Hawkeye Fun Days ain’t their first rodeo….but there is going to be something about this year’s Fun Days, June 18 and 19, that will be more memorable for them, than some in the past.

This year Glen and Sally are going to be the parade Grand Marshals.

Wed
16
Jun

WU City Administrator submits resignation

Tracy Johnson

 

WU City Administrator submits resignation

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

West Union City Administrator Tracy Johnson has submitted her resignation.

Johnson said she gave her 60-day notice recently and plans to go back to putting her full-time efforts  to the business she owns, Ag Farm Toys/Iowa Diecast Toys, based in Clermont.

Wed
16
Jun

NFV welcomes Chris Miller, new Assistant High School Principal/AD

Chris Miller

 

NFV welcomes Chris Miller, new Assistant High School Principal/AD

 

 

 

The North Fayette Valley School board met for its regular meeting, Monday, June 14.  As part of an effort by the board to visit each building in the North Fayette Valley central school district, this meeting was held at the Valley campus library. 

During the meeting, the NFV school board accepted the hiring of Chris Miller as the new assistant high school principal and North Fayette Valley district activities director. 

Wed
09
Jun

A youth movement in sports officiating

Local baseball umpires Paul Hageman and Dayten Ondrashek (l-r) are hoping to spark a new trend. The young officials each recently began their careers of calling balls and strikes and hope to get more individuals interested in becoming officials, as there is currently a shortage throughout the country. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

A youth movement in sports officiating

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Being an umpire is not something meant for everyone. With a nationwide sports official shortage, many school districts and sports organizations are struggling to find individuals willing to do the job. For local young men Paul Hageman and Dayten Ondrashek, they are doing their part to provide a solution to that problem.

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