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Wednesday, 01/04/20
  Fundraiser canceled: WU Fire Departments biggest concern is health & safety of citizens By Jack Swanson   The West Union Fire Department’s big fundraiser, the annual pancake supper, won’t be happening this year due to the... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/20
Governor's changs affect car licenses and sales, property taxes   The Fayette County Treasurer’s Office is recommending vehicle registrations and property taxes be paid through the mail, online at or left in the drop box located outside the courthouse on... + continue reading

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Golfers were out on the greens at Big Rock Country Club last week. Members were allowed on the course prior to this week’s opening to the general public. (Jack Swanson photo)   Area golf courses offer outdoor getaway in midst of self isolating   By Jack Swanson jswanson@... + continue reading
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Dorty Yauslin holds up one of the “thin blue line” facemasks she designed for the Fayette County Sheriff’s office.  (Megan Molseed photo)   Using a talent to fill a need amidst COVID-19; local quilters make masks to donate   By Megan Molseed mmolseed@... + continue reading
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Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday evening (March 24), the building that houses the Department of Human Services in downtown West Union collapsed unexpectedly. No one was inside the building at the time of the incident as it was previously evacuated due to structural deficiencies that were noticed earlier... + continue reading
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This Iowa National Guard truck delivered personal protection equipment (PPE) to Elkader for Clayton County on Thursday, March 26. The Guard also delivered PPE supplies to West Union for Fayette County. (Submitted photo)   Another COVID-19 case confirmed in Fayette County   By Jack... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/20 - 0 comment(s)
Ossian Mayor, Bryan Beckman   Mayor Beckman addresses pandemic on local level On Sunday evening, Mayor Bryan Beckman released the following statement in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak: I wanted to give everyone an update on what is going on in Ossian in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic... + continue reading


Wednesday, 18/03/20 - 0 comment(s)
  High school sports, activities on hold   Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified... + continue reading

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Kudos and Lessons     By Jerry Wadian     Being a reporter, I try to stick to telling what happened, and let the coaches explain the... + continue reading


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Olette Schultz   Olette Schultz will be celebrating her 80th birthday on April 8, 2020 with a card shower.  Greetings may be sent to her at 100 Bolger Drive, Fayette, IA 52142 + continue reading

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