August 2016

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Traditions

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SW XC surprises in season debut

 

Two of the South Winneshiek girls’ cross country team’s most lethal weapons for the upcoming season are junior Felicity Taylor and senior Josie Kriener (l-r). The duo claimed the top two spots at last week’s Ed-Co Invitational, which helped the Warrior girls to take first in the team race by an impressive 39-point differential. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW XC surprises in season debut

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ and boys’ cross country teams competed Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Ed-Co Invitational in Edgewood for the first time of the 2016 season. The results for both Warrior teams were quite impressive, even surprising the coaches.

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SW shuts out WV in season debut

 

South Winneshiek junior Braxton Smith drops the Wapsie Valley ball carrier on a crucial fourth-down stop at the end of the first half Friday night in Fayette. The (red and white) Warriors defeated the (black and yellow) Warriors, 16-0. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW shuts out WV in season debut

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It may not have been flashy, but the Warrior football team accomplished its first mission of the season Friday night by defeating Wapsie Valley, 16-0.

“I felt we had a great team effort to start the season,” pointed out head coach Jason Ohrt after the win in a contest played at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. “Our kids overcame a lot of adversity this week and put together a solid performance.”

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SWHS named to elite list

 

South Winneshiek High School in Calmar was recently named one of the top schools in the United States by Newsweek Magazine when it comes to preparing students for college. Contributing to the No. 298 ranking among the more than 26,000 public high schools in the nation is South Winn’s offering of over 38 college credit courses that are taught within the building. Guidance counselor Connie Euans and Superintendent/Principal Kris Einck (l-r) are quick to say that it is a schoolwide effort that contributed to the honor, including that put forward by students like seniors Amber Brincks and Sawyer Breitsprecher. When they graduate next spring, the two students will have received a combined 78 college credits over the past four years. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SWHS named to elite list

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Among the over 21,000 public high schools in the United States, South Winneshiek High School in Calmar was recently named the No. 298 school by Newsweek magazine when it comes to preparing students for college.

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Imoehl eyeing success for hometown business

 

 

Cody Imoehl was born and raised in Ossian. That was part of the reason the 23-year-old mechanic decided to move home and open his own repair shop, “Imoehl Power Sports,” on the north side of the small town. Working by himself, Imoehl brings a “fix it all” approach to the newly opened shop, which repairs anything from motorcycles and ATVs to chainsaws and gasoline-powered weed trimmers. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Imoehl eyeing success for hometown business

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

For Cody Imoehl, the 23-year-old owner of Ossian’s newest business, turning wrenches is something that comes naturally.

“My dad has been a mechanic all my life,” shared the owner of Imoehl Power Sports. “But if you asked me in high school what I would be doing in five years, I would have never guessed that this is where I would be.”

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Clermont to honor service personnel

Clermont churches are coming together to host a 9/11 Clermont Service Dedication Meal. Those involved in the event include (l-r) Legion members Roger Amundson and Ron Jesperson, Fayette County Deputy and EMT Ben McCready, EMT Kami McCready, retired Navy man Mike Erickson, fireman and EMT Randy Wiedenhoff, and fireman Brant Schrader.

 

Clermont to honor service personnel

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

On Dec. 18, 2001, Congress approved a joint resolution to designate Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Years later, in 2009, Congress requested the observance of Sept. 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans are encouraged to participate in community service activities on this day, as well as observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and remembrance services.                

  That is exactly what Clermont churches and community organizations hope to do on  Sunday, Sept. 11, as they plan to honor local service personnel with a 9/11 Clermont Service Dedication Meal.

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WC falls to Vikings in opener

WC falls to Vikings in opener

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ volleyball team lost its first competition of the season to Edgewood-Colesburg, 3-0, Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Upper Iowa Conference match-up was the first real test of this Blue Devil squad, which doesn’t have the numbers to consistently scrimmage each other in practice.

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Roger A. Martin

Roger A. Martin

 

 

Roger A. Martin of Monona, Iowa, died on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa, of esophageal cancer. 

 

The son of Lester and Lena Martin, Roger was born on March 24, 1938. He lived in rural Maynard, Iowa, and graduated from Maynard Consolidated School in 1956.

 

Roger and Patricia Rueber of Westgate, Iowa, were married on August 15, 1958, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Westgate. Two sons, William and Jeffrey, were born to the couple.

 

While in school, Roger participated in sports and was proud to have earned thirteen athletic letters. Following graduation from Parsons College, he began his teaching and coaching career in Monona, moving to Aplington, then Coggon, where he taught at North Linn Community School, before returning to Monona. He retired from the MFL MarMac School District in 2000 after 38 years in education.

 

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Steinbronns named Watermelon Days grand marshals

 

Mildred and Robert Steinbronn Sr. (l-r) were named Fayette’s Watermelon Days grand marshals to honor the for their devotion to the town they call home. Chris DeBack photo

 

Steinbronns named Watermelon Days grand marshals

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

For Robert and Mildred Steinbronn Sr., being named the 2016 Watermelon Days grand marshals is the icing on the cake of a long and happy life living in Fayette.

“Fayette has been very good to us,” Mildred said, “Someone must think we are okay. It’s an honor to represent the town we get to call home.”

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Eileen Alcorn

Eileen Alcorn

 

 

Eileen A. Alcorn, 69, of West Union, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Private family services will be held with Rev. Chris Ebbers of the United Methodist Church in West Union officiating. 

Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Eileen’s family.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Eileen Ann, daughter of George and Verna Schlatter Heller, was born October 30, 1946, on a farm near Sumner, Iowa.

She attended rural school and graduated from Sumner High School.

On August 13, 1967, she was united in marriage with Lyle R. Alcorn. The couple lived for many years in West Union, where they raised their family. Following Lyle’s death in 2000, Eileen continued to make her home in West Union.

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