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Nov

NICC grants help fulfill mission and service to community

Liang Chee Wee, NICC president

 

NICC grants help fulfill mission and service to community

 

 

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) continues to secure additional resources that allow the College to serve the community and fulfill its mission while navigating the challenges of the pandemic.

The College has received several major federal and state of Iowa grants, more than $4.2 million, with much of the funding made possible by strong partnerships with local private and public sector organizations.

Wed
18
Nov

WMC's Test Iowa service relocates for winter

 

WMC's Test Iowa service relocates for winter

 

 

In preparation for colder weather, Winneshiek Medical Center and Steve’s Car Care have partnered to provide an indoor space for Test Iowa this winter. 

Wed
18
Nov

Holiday Lights soon ready for visitors

The 2020 Holiday Lights display in Decorah is set to begin welcoming drive-through visitors on Nov. 25. (Brittany Todd photo)

 

Holiday Lights soon ready for visitors

 

 

Helping Services for Youth & Families is grateful to bring back Holiday Lights for the 16th season, at Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah. Holiday Lights is a fundraiser for Helping Services for Youth & Families, a nonprofit organization with programs that promote healthier and safer families and youth residing throughout Northeast Iowa.  

Wed
18
Nov

WU police saving on fuel costs with two battery-powered squad cars

Two hybrid Ford Explorers were recently added to the West Union Police Department’s vehicle garage. The vehicles both can be operated on battery power. One of them has been designated the new K-9 vehicle and has special features built into it for the Department’s dog. (Jack Swanson photo)

 

WU Police saving on fuel costs with two battery-powered squad cars

 

By Jack Swanson

jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

 

 

 

The West Union Police Department’s fleet has probably never been more up to date, not only in terms of age of vehicles, but also in technology.

The force now has three new vehicles, two of which are hybrids that run off batteries.

Wed
18
Nov

GPLHC seeing spike in COVID cases

Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Health Center (GPLHC) in West Union is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, right along with the rest of the hospitals throughout the state, and the country.  Routine screening for all patients and staff as they enter the clinic is one way to make sure the local hospital and clinic helps to slow community spread of the virus. (Megan Molseed photo)

 

GPLHC seeing spike in COVID cases

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“The goal is to educate, encourage, and inform people,” said Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Health Center (GPLHC) marketing service manager, Jamie Hoey.  

“COVID-19 is community spread and we have been seeing the numbers shoot way up recently,” Hoey continued.  “We hope that with providing the right information people will make informed decisions that will help slow the spread.” 

All across the country, states are seeing the COVID-19 positivity rates soar, and Fayette County is no different.  

Wed
18
Nov

Santa to join the lighting of 13th annual Festival of Lights display in West Union

It wasn’t so chilly and windy earlier this month as many volunteers including Laurie Thompson and Judy Roach (l-r) worked hard to put together the annual Festival of Lights display. This year’s display will be lit on Wednesday, November 25 and Santa Claus will visit that same evening to greet kids as they drive by to look at the magnificent display.  (Megan Molseed photo)

 

Santa to join the lighting of 13th annual Festival of Lights display in WU next week 

By Megan Molseed

mmolseed@fayettepublishing.com

“It won’t be the same as we have done it every year before, but Santa Claus will still be able to join us for this year’s lighting!” exclaimed Festival of Lights volunteer, Judy Roach. 

Thu
12
Nov

Live showing of NFV fall play canceled

Live showing of NFV fall play canceled 

 

The North Fayette Valley fall production of “Robin Hood and his Masked Band of Merry Persons” is canceled for this weekend, November 13-15.  The production will be shown virtually at a future date that is still to be determined. 

Wed
11
Nov

South Winn board to receive stadium improvement bids

South Winn board to receive stadium improvement bids

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek school board met in Ossian Monday night as boardmembers set a date and time of 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to receive bids for the district’s stadium improvement project.

The deadline will allow the board to discuss its options and potentially award a winner at the December board meeting.

Wed
11
Nov

Red wave hits Winneshiek County

Red wave hits Winneshiek County

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

A total of 12,143 total votes were cast in Winneshiek County as of the end of Election Day (Nov. 3) with Republican candidate emerging victorious in nearly all races.

“The Winneshiek County election process ran smoothly, efficiently, safely, and with integrity,” said Ben Steines, Winneshiek County Auditor. “This is a testament to all of the hard work of the precinct workers and Auditor’s office staff. Elections involve a lot of long days, procedural details, and stress; but they performed admirably.”

Wed
11
Nov

Trump far out distances Biden in Fayette County

 

Trump far out distances Biden in Fayette County

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

According to official election results, Janell Bradley of Fayette, won her re-election bid for Fayette County Supervisor by a large margin. The Republican candidate received 6,296 votes, with 66 percent of voters casting ballots in her favor. Her opponent, Jon Bushaw, of Oelwein, running as an independent, got 3,210 votes.

Voter turnout in Fayette County was 80.6 percent with 10,249 ballots cast out of 12,722 registered voters. This was close to the same number of voters in the last Presidential election in 2016, when 10,098 voters went to the polls.

Fayette County voters overwhelmingly cast their votes to re-elect Donald Trump. He had 6,145 votes, 60 percent, compared to 3,835 for Joe Biden.

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