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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.

Wed
09
Jun

Late frost creating issues for area crop farmers

Many soybean crops throughout northeast Iowa and the upper Midwest experienced damage from frost that affected the area on May 29. The result of the damage is that many area farmers have been left with no choice but to replant many of their fields. (submitted photo)

 

Late frost creating issues for area crop farmers

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A late frost across northeast Iowa and much of the upper Midwest is leaving many farmers having to replant all or part of their bean crop this spring. After a chilly early morning on Saturday, May 29, many crops were heavily damaged.

Wed
09
Jun

Big Four Fair is June 18-20

Big Four Fair is June 18-20

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Big Four Fair will hold its 100th annul event June 18-20 in Postville. The Big Four Fair dates back to the organization of the Big Four Farmers Institute and has grown to the four-county fair that it is today.

Events that will be part of this year’s Fair include open class projects, a dog show, a Lego Creations contest, hog show, dairy show, rabbit show, meat goat show, sheep show, and beef show. 

Saturday night (June 19), the music of Beau Timmerman (7:30 p.m.) and Xpendition (8:30 p.m.) will perform on the bandstand.

More information on the 2021 Big Four Fair is available on Facebook on the “Big Four Fair-Postville, IA” page.  

 

 
Wed
09
Jun

TigerHawk baseball struggles in tough stretch

Freshman third baseman Ayden Turner fires a ground ball to first to make the out during North Fayette Valley’s road double-header against South Winn last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk baseball struggles in tough stretch

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Last week was a bit of a gauntlet for the North Fayette Valley baseball team as it took on three of the strongest teams in the area. The week ended on a positive note, however, as the TigerHawks got win No. 1 of the season.

Wed
09
Jun

WU Council welcomes Marsala as new Chamber Executive director

Matthew Marsala

 

WU Council welcomes Marsala as new Chamber Executive Director

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Union city council met for its regular meeting on Monday, June 7.  During the meeting, the council approved the hiring of Matthew Marsala as the West Union Chamber Executive Director.

Originally from Boston, Marsala came to the area recently to serve as the administration at Copper Creek Senior Living center.  

“I came in to help improve the center inside and outside,” Marsala said.  “I accomplished that, and decided it was time to move on.” 

Wed
09
Jun

2021 Fayette County Dairy Royalty

The 2021 Fayette County Dairy royalty are (front, l-r) Little Mr. Herdsman Gabe Holthaus, Little Miss Squirts Charolette Vagts, Sydney Vagts and Chloe Sparrgrove. (back) Dairy Princesses Harley Baumler and Naomi Scott.  (Jack Swanson photo)

 

2021 Fayette County Dairy Royalty

Wed
09
Jun

How does 'Kerr' garden grow

When Shauna Kerr decided to follow the footsteps of her mother and grandmother into the world of gardening, she had no idea just how big it would end up being.  Truly a family affair, Kerr gets gardening help from her entire family.  (submitted photo) 

 

How does 'Kerr' garden grow

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“My plan was always to start small with just a few thing like beans and tomatoes for canning,” smiled Shauna Kerr of her now expansive garden. 

“Then everybody started putting in their requests for fresh vegetables and it’s expanded beyond my original plan!” 

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