Rock Valley Ringneck Rendezvous

Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Do you like to shoot archery, race minnows, make rafts, shoot shotgun, and play outdoor games? How about win outdoor equipment like bows, guns and camping equipment?  Then we have an event for you!

Ringneck Rendezvous, an annual family program hosted by the Sioux County Conservation Board, Pheasants Forever, and Gun Club, is for ages 5 and up (ages 5-8 need an adult present) on Sat, August 5 from 4-8:30 p.m. Registration is required and gets you a pizza supper, backpack, water bottle, and “Rooster bucks” which you can use at the numerous fun and educational booths! Cost is $10 per person. The program this year is Royal Gauntlet with live birds of prey! Go to to register. Registration open until August 2. The Ringneck Rendezvous will be held at the Rock Valley Gun Club. For more

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    Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

    Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.

    Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

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    Goodwill truck

    coming to Hawarden

    Goodwill is bringing a truck to Hawarden July 28-Aug. 4 located at the corner of 13th and Central Streets.

    Accepted for resale: good, clean usable clothing, shoes, housewares, small furniture, books, CDs, videos, collectables, usable toys, electronics in working condition, computer accessories.

    Accepted for recycling: dry clothing in any condition, computers and accessories, cell phones in need of repair, all used ink cartridges, metal, books, shoes, purses, belts (in any

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    Hawarden Hospital hosts Chamber coffee

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare hosted a Hawarden Chamber of Commerce coffee June 29 in the new cafeteria area at the facility. The cafeteria is now able to serve hospital patients and later July will be ready to serve staff and eventually the cafeteria will be available for the public. The remodeling project is winding down with some remodeling of old rooms and a couple other areas to be completed hopefully by the end of July. The Physical Therapy area opened June 26 and is seeing

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    Vacation Bible School starts July 31

    It’s that time of year again! Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. It will be held from Monday, July 31 – Friday Aug. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 251 Main St. in Akron.

    The evenings will start with a light supper at 5:15 p.m., and activities will run from 5:45 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. VBS is for kids from age 3 (must be able to take care of bathroom needs) through students that will be entering sixth grade in the fall of

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    A-W boys take down Trinity Christian

    The Akron-Westfield baseball team took on Trinity Christian of Hull June 12 at home, coming away with a 10-0 win in six innings.

    Austin Allard was winning pitcher for A-W. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up two hits, no runs, and striking out nine. AJ Nemesio took over pitching duties for the last 1 2/3 innings.

    The team had 11 hits with 10 runs including a home run by

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    Akron Rebels split games with Lennox Reds

    The Akron Rebels played two seven-inning games against the Lennox Reds at Sargent Field in Akron on June 18.

    In game one, the Rebels won 4-0 and in game two, Lennox won 3-0.

    The Rebels face Beresford June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Beresford, S.D.; and June 23 they face Canton at 7:30 p.m. in Canton, S.D. The next home game is June 26 at 7:30 p.m. against Harrisburg, S.D.

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    There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and open class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

    Thursday, July 27

    The fair will kick off on Thursday morning with Conference Judging of Horticulture and Clothing exhibits

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    A-W upcoming sports

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    June 23 – Baseball, Home, vs Harris-Lake Park

    Softball, Away, Spencer Tournament

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    Softball, Away, Spencer Tournament day 2

    June 26 – Baseball and

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    Deana Heeren named Sanford’s May PRIDE Employee of the Month

    Deana Heeren, Registered Nurse, Sanford Clinic Vermillion, was selected as the May Sanford Vermillion PRIDE Employee of the Month. She has been employed with Sanford since January 2001.

    Heeren is being honored as Employee of the Month for the third time at Sanford Vermillion. She was previously selected in July 2005 and May 2010.

    Deana (Schultz) Heeren is a native of Elk Point, S.D., and currently resides in rural Akron with her

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