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18
Aug

Old Time Community Band to play at the Pavilion

Old Time Community Band to play at the Pavilion

 

The last of eight live summer performances at the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Old Time Community Band will be featured for this live performance. The performance is sponsored by Becker Hardware. 

Wed
18
Aug

Four SW board seats up for election

Four SW board seats up for election

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The upcoming November 2 election will have four local South Winneshiek Community School District board seats up for election. The seats include those of Craig Neuzil (at large) to fill a two-year term, Wendy Mihm-Herold (District 1 – four-year term), Don Schroeder (District 2 – four-year term), and Patricia Schissel (District 3 – four-year term).

All incumbents have taken out papers to run. Anyone interested in running for any of the positions may pick up papers from Kris Smith in the South Winneshiek District Office in Calmar. Nomination papers can be submitted to Smith, the board secretary, no sooner than Monday, Aug. 23, and no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.

 

 
Wed
18
Aug

Dillon Law firm purchases Traeger & Koempel in West Union

The Traeger & Koempel Law office at 103 N. Vine was a long-time fixture in the West Union business district. The office has been purchased by Dillon Law, PC, whose main office is in Sumner. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

Dillon Law firm purchases Traeger, Koempel in West Union

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

Dillon Law, PC  has purchased the former Traeger and Koempel (Alice Koempel) law practice in West Union. 

Alice Koempel was one of the longest practicing lawyers in the state. She died earlier this year.

Wed
18
Aug

Surreal:) Experiencing MLB's Field of Dreams game!

Just like they did in the movie, players for the White Sox and Yankees emerged from the Iowa corn as they took the field.

 

Surreal:) Experiencing MLB's Field of Dreams game!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Last week, I got the opportunity of a lifetime. I was fortunate enough to get Fayette County Newspaper press credentials for the first-ever Major League Baseball game in the state of Iowa. The game made national headlines and has been the local talk of the town, around most communities, as it was played on a field built near the Field of Dreams in Dyersville. Enjoy, as I share my first-hand experiences at the field and from the game.

Wed
11
Aug

Storm damage in West Union

There was quite a bit of storm damage in West Union from the storm that passed through Tuesday afternoon, including this tree that fell on a garage on South Walnut Street.

 

 

Storm damage in West Union

 

 

Wed
11
Aug

Charges filed in string of burglaries

Charges filed in string of burglaries

 

Following an investigation into several burglaries and thefts throughout Winneshiek County, multiple juveniles have been referred to juvenile court services for offences related to felony burglaries, felony thefts, vandalisms, and possession of stolen firearms. Per 915.25 of the Iowa Code, the juveniles’ names will not be released.

Wed
11
Aug

Steve Schroeder set to take the Pavilion stage

 

Steve Schroeder set to take Pavilion stage

 

The seventh of eight live summer performances at the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. The vocalist, Steve Schroeder, will be featured for this live performance. The performance is sponsored by Bohr Builders and L & B Electric. 

Other events coming up in August include the final live performance, the Old Time Community Band, on  Wednesday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. This live performance is sponsored by Becker Hardware. The final movie night and event of the 2021 Summer 2021 Performances at the Pavilion, featuring Little Giants, is set for Sunday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m.  The movie sponsor is Sundance Travel.

Wed
11
Aug

'Out of the corn'

Curtis “Jake” Mack and the rest of the Ghost Players will emerge from the corn at the Field of Dreams this week as they reunite to celebrate the Major League Baseball game at the historic field. Mack, a Clermont native, has been a part of the Ghost Players since the early 1990s. (submitted photo)

 

'Out of the corn'

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It’s a tradition unlike any other. For over 30 years, the Ghost Players of the Field of Dreams have been a part of the magic of the historic movie site in Dyersville and Clermont native Curtis “Jake” Mack has played a big role in the success.

“I was in college at Wartburg when the movie was filmed in 1988,” recalled Mack, a 1984 graduate of Valley High School. “After college, I played semi-pro ball in the area. A lot of the guys I’d play with and against were part of the Ghost Players and I eventually got involved.”

Wed
11
Aug

Deemed one of the best Fayette County Fairs EVER!

Deemed one of the best Fayette County Fairs EVER!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

If you haven’t heard yet, the 2021 Fayette County Fair was a hit – and here’s the proof!

“It was another great year for the Fair,” said Kevin Converse, Fair Board president. “We had great weather, great entertainment, and great turnouts!”

While the overall profits for the entire fair will not be ready until the annual meeting in October, figures for the Grandstand events are in.

Wed
11
Aug

Johansen selected as new WU City Administrator

Amie Johansen

 

Johansen selected as new WU City Administrator

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

Amie Johansen has been named the new West Union City Administrator.

Johansen is currently the City Clerk. She will be officially be the new city administrator pending full City Council approval at the Aug. 16, Council meeting.

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