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Thu
07
Mar

Another funding source for rec trail discovered

 

 

By Janell Bradley

 

As IIW Engineers complete the details for extending the rec trail from the city limits to connect with the Volga River Recreation Area, the City of Fayette has discovered another resource for potential funding.

City Administrator Christie Dennis reported Monday night she and Jamie Hurst have been collaborating on the application. A $75,000 grant is being sought through the Land & Water Conservation Fund program. If funds are granted for the recreation trail, the money would be used for a gazebo, two-story lookout tower, and two picnic tables.

As part of Monday's City Council meeting, the council held a public hearing on the proposed City budget, which calls for a levy of $15.18 for FY2014, up 8 cents from the current year. 

The City adopted a budget estimate of $3.5 million in expenditures and $3.7 million in revenue.

Thu
07
Mar

A visit to Volga Lake

 

Janell Bradley
Contributing Writer

 

Are the fish in Volga Lake growing fast enough? Are there other species that would survive there? What factors impact the fish growth rate?

Those are questions Iowa DNR Fish Biologist Bill Kalishek hears anglers ask, along with others, regarding the popular 120-acre lake situated between Fayette and West Union.

On any given day, license plates in the parking lot at Volga Lake reveal anglers traveling from all counties surrounding Fayette County, in addition to Linn and Black Hawk counties hoping to try their luck. It isn't unusual to find 30 or more vehicles near the boat dock even on the coldest days of winter and twice that many in the summer. 

For some anglers, there's a definite goal to return home with a meal of pan fish, while others are satisfied to throw back their catches, having simply enjoyed a day outdoors.

Wed
06
Mar

Spring forward

   It's that time of year again. To avoid being late for Sunday activities, community members are reminded to move their clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night (March 9) for the Daylight Savings time change.
 

Wed
06
Mar

2013 Winneshiek County Beef Royalty

The 2013 Beef Royalty was crowned during Saturday’s annual Winneshiek County Cattlemen’s Banquet. Carlee Knutson (back right) was crowned Beef Queen while Kelly Rue (back left) was crowned Beef Princess. Little Miss Cowgirl for 2013 is Avryn Sibley. See additional photos from Saturday night’s banquet on page XX. (Becky Walz photo)
 

Wed
06
Mar

Winneshiek Co. Protectors to meet tonight

Winneshiek Co. Protectors to meet tonight

Wed
06
Mar

SW to present ‘Annie, Get Your Gun’

    South Winneshiek High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Annie, Get Your Gun,” Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 17.     
    Show time for Thursday-Saturday is 7 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday.  
    “Annie Get Your Gun” will feature the following students: Allison Klimesh, Blaine Woodson, Kendal Kuboushek, Lexie Warth, Matthew Kuboushek, Ethan Kipp, Nathan Meyer, Jon Barness, Danon Hageman, Becca Franzen, Mikayla Lien, and Juan Uribe.
    Other characters in the play include Alex Shatek, Jared Schroeder, Garrett Bohach, Logan Brincks, Caitlin Holien, RaeAnn Klimesh, Lucas Brincks, Becca Lensing, Ben Klimesh, Alexis Patterson, Erica Elsbernd, Landers Kuboushek, Kelly Kuboushek, Payton Poshusta, Megan Elsbernd, Riley Ott, Nicole Kuboushek, Christina Wagner, Monica Ryant, Kayla Stammeyer, Andrea Zweibahmer, Amy Covell, Nicholas Hogan, Monica Ryant, and Mahogani Boe.

Thu
28
Feb

Walking School Bus comes to West Union

 

Walking School Bus comes to West Union

 

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Act as a positive role model and help walk students to school!

Thu
28
Feb

What is Special Olympics?

 

What is Special Olympics?
 

Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. 

Thu
28
Feb

Supervisors approve public hearing

 

Supervisors approve public hearing

 

The Fayette County Supervisors on Monday scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, for the first reading of the Fayette County Local Option Sales and Services Tax ordinance. 

Thu
28
Feb

West Central holds information meeting on new school

West Central building blueprint

 

West Central holds information meeting on new school

 

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