May 2020

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27
May

LaVerne and RoseMary Franzen

LaVerne and RoseMary Franzen

 

 LaVerne & RoseMary (Croatt) Franzen will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on June 2. They were married on June 2, 1954 at St. Luke’s Church in St. Lucas, IA.

They are the parents of 3 children Debbie (Paul) Dietzenbach, St. Lucas; Dan Franzen, St. Lucas; and Denise (Joe) Mueller, Elkader, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In honor of their special day, cards may be sent to P.O. Box 236, St. Lucas, IA 52166

Wed
27
May

TigerHawk Meals program returning to the district this summer

The TigerHawk meals program will be returning to the area starting June 1.  Meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until noon at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union and at the Fayette elementary in Fayette. (Megan Molseed photo) 

 

TigerHawk Meals program returning to the district this summer

 

By Megan Molseed
mmolseed@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“There is still a huge need for a program like this in our area,” noted Stacie Schroeder of the importance of the summer long TigerHawk Meals program.  

“Food insecurity can come from a lot of avenues, not just the inability to afford food,” she continued.  “The school lunch program has been providing meals for over 280 kids a day, so we know this is a service that families could benefit from.” 

The lunch program, which started last summer will operate Monday through Friday and is open to all children ages 17 years and under.  

“There is no sign-up, all you have to do is show up,” said Schroeder.  “It’s available to all children who wish to take part in the program.” 

Wed
27
May

Public can expect changes when coming back to the courthouse

Public can expect changes when coming back to the courthouse

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

 

“We will be operating under a new normal when the courthouse opens on June 1.”

That comment came from Fayette County Treasurer Kyle Jacobsen who went on to explain how his office is changing so it can greet the public again after being closed for about two months due to the COVID-19 shut down.

The one thing that will remain the same are the hours for service.  The driver's license service in West Union is on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Driver's license is closed on Tuesdays in West Union, but open in Oelwein from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Driver's license services in Oelwein recently moved to a new facility at 6 S. Frederick Ave. For vehicle titles and registrations as well as property taxes, the hours remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in West Union.  

For those wanting to do business in the Treasurer’s office, you might not be able to walk right in.

“One new item being implemented is a limit of three customers in the office at one time.  We encourage only the person(s) required to complete the transaction to come into the courthouse.  Extended family or friends should remain outside.  Transactions will also take longer as we will be spending more time cleaning and disinfecting between customers.  Driving tests will remain suspended for a while longer,” Jacobsen pointed out.

Wed
27
May

GOP supervisor seat to be determined

GOP Supervisor seat to be determined

 

By Jack Swanson
jswanson@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

One thing that you could say that was positive that came out of the Corvid – 19 pandemic is renewed interest in the election process.

On Tuesday, June 2, the primary election will take place, but Fayette County Auditor Lori Moellers has reported that she already has more absentee votes cast than the totals for absentee and regular election votes for the years 2016 and 2018. 

In order to help stop the spread of the virus, voters were encouraged early to vote absentee and ballots were sent to every registered voter in the State through the Secretary of State’s office.

Absentee ballot request forms were also submitted to the Auditor’s Office.

“We’ve had 2,890 requests and 1,521 ballots have been filed to date,” said Moellers last week. 

In 2018 a total of 1,029 votes were cast, including 121 absentee votes. In 2016, 1,054 votes were cast, 147 absentee.

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26
May
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20
May

Darlene Elsbernd

Darlene Elsbernd

 

Darlene Elsbernd, age 83, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home in Calmar, IA.  

A private family burial was held on May 5, 2020. 

A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar after the restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted.  

Darlene was born December 16, 1936 to Edward and Agnes Langreck in West Union, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm with three younger brothers LaVern, Jerry, and Billy. She attended grade school in St Lucas and graduated from St. Luke's High School in St. Lucas, Iowa in 1954.

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