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Feb

Fire station/city shop plans near completion

 

Fire station/city shop plans near completion

 

Becky Walz

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Ossian City Councilmember Ryan Becker presented preliminary building and mechanical specifications prepared by Structural Contracting, Inc. for the new city shop/fire station facility at Monday’s regular meeting.

Reviewing the plans with the council were several members of the fire department. Brought to the forefront was the need to ensure a walk-through door, which would allow an exit to the alley from the fire station.

“On the original set of plans there was a door in the rear of the building, but I don’t see one on this set,” Becker said of the missing door in the plans.

Fri
11
Jan

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Mon
26
Nov

NF/Valley decision made!

"Now, the work really starts."

Words that North Fayette Superintendent Duane Will-hite shared with the school district's board of directors, staff members, and patrons after the school board unanimously approved a whole-grade sharing (WGS) agreement with Valley on Monday.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 23 issue of The Union

Before voting Monday night, Valley board member Eileen Schlawin offered her advice on the whole-grade sharing agreement with North Fayette, saying, "Students, parents, staff, administration, and the communities of both schools need to get involved to make this transition easier. And I mean everyone."

Following the discussion, the board approved the whole-grade sharing agree-ment with North Fayette, 4-1, beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 23 issue of The Union.

Mon
01
Oct

2012 Citizen of the Year

Jerry Blue
Mon
01
Oct

Opa! It's my new restaurant

Opa! It's my new restaurant

Gus Kapnisis has made a special effort to drive by the community's former bus barn with each visit to downtown West Union in recent weeks. While driving by the structure, his smile would grow larger, knowing that each day brought him closer to returning to his longtime customers and re-joining the local business community.

As the proprietor of Gus & Tony's Town House, which was destroyed by fire at its original location on N. Vine Street in May 2012, Kapnisis has been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to announce his intentions to relocate the historic restaurant to the corner of S. Vine and E. Plum.

Kapnisis reported Monday that he signed an in-tent-to-purchase agreement last week with Main Street West Union (MSWU) for the former bus barn.

Fri
16
Dec

KKCC fundraising heating up

KKCC fundraising heating up
'Hot Beef for Kids'
Things are heating up in preparation for the Main Street West Union-sponsored "Hot Beef for Kids" fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13.

All proceeds from the event, which features Gus & Tony's Town House's famous hot beef sandwiches, will benefit Kaleidoscope Kids Childcare Center's (KKCC) ongoing capital campaign.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 9 issue of The Union.

Fri
16
Dec

Schools to consider whole-grade sharing agreement

Schools to consider whole-grade sharing agreement

The North Fayette and Valley school boards will meet in regular session Monday, Jan. 21, to consider approving a whole-grade sharing agreement between the two neighboring school districts.

North Fayette's board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the high school library in West Union. The tentative agenda also includes establishing a timeline for building-closure decisions.

Meanwhile, Valley's board of education meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the school library. The school board will also further discuss presenting a survey to area schools and/or officials in regard to their experiences with shared/interim superintendents/administration duties.

Fri
16
Dec

Fehr Graham announces acquisition of TeKippe Engineering

Fehr Graham announces acquisition of TeKippe Engineering
Lyle TeKippe of TeKippe Engineering P.C. and Fehr Graham representatives have announced the acquisition of TeKippe Engineering by the Freeport, Ill.-based engineering firm. Pictured outside the West Union office, Lyle TeKippe reports that the public can continue to expect to work with the existing TeKippe Engineering team as well as the professionals from Fehr Graham. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
Fehr Graham, a growing Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today (Wednesday) the acquisition of TeKippe Engineering, P.C. and its offices in West Union, Manchester, and Cedar Rapids.

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