October 2017

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18
Oct

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

With the regular season officially in the books, the South Winn boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the 2017 Upper Iowa Conference Meet Thursday in Luana.

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Warrior boys continued to live up to the hype as they took home a conference championship by a narrow two-point advantage over No. 6-ranked Starmont.

Derek Dietzenbach led the way for South Winn, finishing first overall with a time of 17:08.47, while Paul Hageman brought home runner-up honors with a time of 17:25.17.

Joining Dietzenbach and Hageman in bringing home all-conference honors was Paxten DeVilbiss (7th, 18:00.17), Emmett Schwartzhoff (10th, 18:16.50), and Austin Tieskoetter (12th, 19:27.23).

In the girls’ race, the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Warrior girls took runner-up honors with 49 points, behind only No. 2-ranked Kee (38) and ahead of No. 5-ranked Central (61).

Leading the way for South Winn was senior Felicity Taylor who took first with a time of 20:05.34.

Wed
18
Oct

SW VB finishes perfect in UIC play

 

Warrior senior Alyssa Hertges digs an opponent’s serve attempt during recent South Winneshiek volleyball action. The Warriors wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee, before going on to place second at Saturday’s Upper Iowa Conference Tournament in West Union. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

 

SW VB perfect in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn volleyball squad completed one of its biggest goals of the season as it closed out the 2017 regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee. The win, SW’s 16th of the season, improved its Upper Iowa Conference record to 8-0 as the team gears up for postseason play.

“This was a big match for us because we had a big goal of going undefeated in conference play and beating the Kee Hawks was the last step,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy following the big win. “It was a great battle with the first two sets both going 26-24 in our favor.”

Wed
18
Oct

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

South Winn offensive lineman Brody Kohrs provides sound pass protection for his quarterback during Friday’s 44-0 win over Lake Mills. The senior tackle, along with the rest of the stout Warrior line, allowed quarterback Hunter Todd to complete over 61 percent of his pass attempts for 116 yards and three touchdowns in the district win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

 

 

The South Winn football team just keeps rolling. After starting the season 0-3 against teams that have since assembled a combined record of 23-1 (only loss came between two of the same teams), the Warriors have rattled off five straight wins of their own to remain alive in the race at the top of the district.

The multi-faceted South Winn offense got going early and often Friday night as the Lake Mills Bulldogs came to town.

Wed
18
Oct

A lifelong passion for styling

 

Since 1980, Dianne Hageman (right) has been welcoming clients to her Ossian beauty salon, including 15-year customer Janet Franzen. With nearly four decades of total experience under her belt, Hageman is proud to have owned small business in the community for the past 27 years. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

A lifelong passion for styling

 

 

 

For Ossian’s own Dianne Hageman, styling hair is something that has always been one of her greatest passions.

“When I was younger, my sister Deb and I would always pretend to be hair dressers,” laughed Hageman, the longtime owner of Dianne’s Beauty Salon in Ossian. “We would part my dad’s hair and each style a side for him.”

As she grew older, the goal to become a hairdresser remained for both Dianne and Deb.

“Deb and I graduated high school together on a Sunday in 1970,” explained Hageman. “The next Monday, we both started beauty school at Area 1 (now Northeast Iowa Community College).

Over the next 10 months of their lives, the sisters logged 2,100 hours of classroom time learning the art of hair styling before graduating in April of the next year.

Wed
18
Oct

Duane Walter

Duane Walter

 

 

 

Duane Clarence Walter, 87, of McGregor, Iowa died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. Duane was born November 28, 1929 to Clifford and Bertha (Sonstegard) Walter in rural Luana, Iowa. He attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade. Duane proudly served in the United States Army.

Wed
18
Oct

'Know your body and listen to it'

 

After being diagnosed in October 2016, Brenda Howard of Elgin is proud to say that she has beat breast cancer. The local home healthcare nurse, sitting in front of a basket of cards she received in support during her nearly yearlong battle, is now focused on educating others about the importance of breast cancer awareness. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'Know your body and listen to it'

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

“October, the month of colorful falling leaves, pumpkins, football, and the infamous pink ribbon. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established in 1985 to promote mammograms as the best way to detect one of the most prevalent cancers, breast cancer. The pink ribbon soon became the symbol of support for the disease. Since 1985, the declaration has evolved into an annual international health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.”

Those are the words of Elgin’s Brenda Howard, a survivor of the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women and the second leading cause of death in women.

“Today, breast cancer affects one in every eight women,” continued Howard. “Think about those statistics the next time you’re in a room full of women.”

Wed
18
Oct

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

West Central freshman Kylie Lickliss with an attack attempt during the second set of the Blue Devils’ match with Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament. WC won the match, 2-0, for its 10th victory of the regular season.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

 

 

 

The West Central volleyball team secured its 10th win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. 

With the victory over the Pirates, the Blue Devils met a preseason goal of winning double-digit matches in the regular season. The girls then lost their next three matches to North Fayette Valley, South Winneshiek, and Clayton Ridge, 2-1. 

Wed
18
Oct

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

West Central’s Dalton Vick and Tyler Buzynski combined to tackle Brent Scherf of Central Elkader. The Blue Devils fell at home, 40-30, to the Central Elkader Warriors.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Turnovers doomed a great team effort by the West Central Blue Devil football team in a home loss to the Central Elkader Warriors, 40-30, on Friday, Oct. 13. 

Elkader entered the evening with just one victory on the year, and West Central was still looking to notch its first win of the season. The Blue Devils turned the ball over five times with four interceptions and one fumble en route to the loss.

Wed
18
Oct

Company will offer free Internet service

 

Hawkeye Telephone Company (HTC) in Hawkeye is launching free gigabit Internet service for its residential home telephone customers on Nov. 1. As long as a customer has home phone service through the company, he or she will receive his or her Internet for free, with the option to buy a monthly maintenance plan that includes in-home WiFi. Alex Soderquist (second from right), HTC general manager, went to the HTC Board of Directors with the unusual idea because many customers complained about having to have a home phone in order to get Internet. The directors that are onboard include (l-r) Bob Campbell, board member; Keith Schlatter, vice president; Kay Kent, president; Alex Chuck, secretary and treasurer; and Chuck Schultz, board member. Chris DeBack photo

 

Company will offer free Internet service

 

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Hawkeye Telephone Company (HTC) in Hawkeye is launching free gigabit-Internet service for all its residential home phone customers. 

Any residential home phone customer will receive their Internet service from HTC for free. 

Alex Soderquist, HTC general manager, says the move stems from a customer survey he conducted last fall. The one number complaint he received from customers was the fact that they had to have home phone service in order to have Internet through the company. 

Wed
18
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer

 

 

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her home in West Union. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 18) at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. 

Interment will be held in the West Union Cemetery following Mass. 

Visitation was to be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home in West Union. There was to be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of West Union is assisting the family with arrangements.

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