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Wed
01
Sep

Rustad wins County Supervisor election

Rustad wins County Supervisor election

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A special election was held on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors District 2 in Winneshiek County. Gary Rustad won the vote by a narrow, 492-481, margin over Melissa O’Rourke. Bradford Carlson also received 38 votes.

Rustad was appointed in July to fill the vacancy of retiring Floyd Ashbacher, but a petition was filed requesting a special election.

 

Of the 2,972 registered voters in District 2, 1,012 total ballots were cast.

 

 

 

Wed
01
Sep

Flooding in northeast Iowa

Flooding in Northeast Iowa

 

An aerial shot shows the flooding at The Inwood and Riverside Park in Spillville on Saturday. After water retreated on Sunday, it was reported that the historic building did not get water inside or experience any damage from the water. (photo by Winneshiek County Emergency Management)

Wed
01
Sep

Back to School

Back to School

 

West Union Elementary Teacher Tina Halverson reassures Liam Mork and his sister, Ellie, who seems to be having some slight trepidations, that it’s going to be a great year on the start of classes, Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Wed
01
Sep

Waves of water come down Turkey River; threatening campers & towns

Devastating flooding affected numerous communities along the Turkey River over the weekend, including at Skip-A-Way Campground in Clermont. Flood waters rose over the night Saturday into Sunday before finally cresting on Sunday evening. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Waves of water come down Turkey River; threatening campers and towns

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Floodwaters on the Turkey River came raging into Fayette County overnight, Saturday, Aug. 28, with a 20-foot plus wall of water, gaining momentum and volume as it went.  

First town that got hit was Waucoma.

Tue
31
Aug

Storm Damage Meeting

Storm Damage Meeting Sept. 8

 

Wed
25
Aug

NICC to host Fall Fest

NICC to host Fall Fest

 

 

Fall Fest is back at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) this fall as an evening of fun and entertainment is set for Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Calmar campus.

From 5 until 8 p.m., the whole family can come out for food, inflatabales, rides, fireworks, and carnival games for kids of all ages. It’s the kick-off to fall you won’t want to miss!

The excitement will be held on the main campus at 1625 Hwy 150 S., Calmar.

 
Wed
25
Aug

Back to School at South Winn

Young South Winneshiek students (clockwise from front left) Mason Huinker, Tate Balik, Aunika Balik, Paisyn Fish, and Koltyn Maxwell enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning their first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Back to school at South Winn

 

 

Wed
25
Aug

Massive search effort ends with finding missing Decorah student

On Monday evening, hundreds of northeast Iowa volunteers gathered in Decorah to help search for missing Decorah High School student Brandon Quam. Quam, who is non-responsive, walked away from the school Monday morning are 9:30 and was not found until 8:28 p.m. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Massive search effort ends with finding missing Decorah student

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

At approximately 9:30 on Monday morning, Decorah High School student Brandon Quam walked away from the school. Quam, who has special needs and is considered non-responsive, was later located in town at 8:28 p.m. following a large-scale search party that canvassed much of the community.

Wed
25
Aug

J&L Lawn Care hanging up their hoses after 50 years

Jim and Lynn Coffin are shown with all the equipment they needed to do most any lawn care job. They started J&L Lawn Care in Elgin 50 years ago and are now retired. (Jack Swanson photos)

 

J&L Lawn Care hanging up their hoses after 50 years

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

Lynn Coffin has never met a dandelion she didn’t want to spray.

That’s according to Lynn’s husband and co-worker/partner Jim.

Wed
25
Aug

Warnings over; Speeding violations issued!

West Union Police Officer Jessie Stanbrough and the rest of the Police Department want to make sure motorists know that the speed limits inside the city limits are being enforced through the use of cameras. Signs notifying motorists about this are posted on the major thoroughfares coming into the City. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Warnings over; Speeding violations issued!

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

The speed cameras on Highway 150 South and North Pine Street in West Union are now in full function mode and speeding tickets are being issued.

“In July we sent out 699 warnings,” remarked West Union Police Chief Paul Becthold.

It appears the warnings got the attention of motorists. So far this month, since motorists are now being issued tickets, the Chief said they have recorded 310 violations.

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