Our Town: West Union

West Union

Barrel Drive-In has been Serving Up Food Since 1966

WEST UNION, Iowa – The Barrel Drive-In is just one of a few restaurants in West Union, and what makes this one unique is that customers don’t even have to get out of their cars. It’s called a “Drive-In”... Read More »

Green Pilot Program Makes West Union a Model Community

WEST UNION, Iowa – In 2004, the city began searching for funding for a sidewalk and street renovation. What they ended up doing was a 10 million dollar green project, which only cost the town 2 million... Read More »

Courthouse Ceiling Stuns and Stumps

WEST UNION, Iowa – Looking up at the stained glass ceiling at the Fayette County Courthouse in Our Town West Union not only is beautiful, but leaves everyone, including those central to the building, wondering... Read More »

Fayette County Fair Celebrating 160th Birthday

WEST UNION, Iowa – This year will be the 160th Fayette County Fair hosted in West Union. Also celebrating its history are the two 100-year-old circular barns on the fairgrounds that are still used for... Read More »

Oldest Jewelry Store in Iowa Calls West Union Home

WEST UNION, Iowa – Along the businesses in downtown West Union sits one that can call itself the very first jewelry store in the state of Iowa. Saboe Jewelry was built is 1854 and history is almost as... Read More »

West Union Recreation Complex: Built by the Town

WEST UNION, Iowa – The West Union park has five ball diamonds, tennis courts, a paved walking trail, two stocked ponds and several playgrounds over 40 acres of land that used to be a bean field only 15... Read More »

Palmer Lutheran Health Center is Proud of Their People

WEST UNION, Iowa – The Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union is the second largest employer in the county, and from a poll in the Des Moines Register, it sounds like a good place to work. The health... Read More »

First Day of Brand New School System to Start this Fall

WEST UNION, Iowa – The first day of school for the high school and middle school students in West Union will bring a lot of firsts. North Fayette Community School and Valley Community Schools are grade... Read More »

Extreme Makeover Home Edition Update: Two Years Later

WEST UNION, Iowa - Audrey Gibbs and her family got a surprise in 2011 when they were given a new house from the TV show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She says she has had to learn how to care for the... Read More »

Our Town: West Union Stitching Together Friendships, Passion

WEST UNION, Iowa -- One unique retreat is bringing together people with a common thread to the center of West Union. Deb Thies realized her dream in opening up the Moonlight Stitching Retreat on the main... Read More »

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