Clovis, King stump for Gregg at rally

Posted September 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm

By Steve Peterson

Several Republican ticket members seeking state office Nov. 4 spoke at the Aug. 26 Hawarden rally for Adam Gregg and explained their own backgrounds.

“It’s great to be back in Sioux County. I love it up here. It’s home-grown for me; as I’m from Plymouth County. It is so great to be in this part of the state. When supervisors come up (for election), it’s five-for-five Republicans in Sioux County, Lyon County, Plymouth County. This is the heart-and-soul of the most red part of the reddist part of the state,” said State Treasurer candidate Sam Clovis, a one-time fighter pilot, professor at Mornings College, radio talk show host from Hinton is seeking to become the next Treasurer of Iowa.


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    Pate brings Secretary of State campaign here

    By Steve Peterson

    Another Gregg supporter, former Cedar Rapids mayor Paul Pate is running for Secretary of State of Iowa, a position that he held in the 1990s. Pate also served in the Iowa Senate for six years.

    “This is an inspiring venue,” said Pate. “You can’t help but be energized. I want to thank all of you for helping Adam’s campaign. What we’re talking about is public service. Each and every one of us in Iowa believe in public

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    Attorney General hopeful Gregg speaks at rally

    By Steve Peterson

    Hawarden native Adam Greggis running for Iowa Attorney General in the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.

    He spoke at a rally held Aug. 26 in Hawarden. Joining him were other Republican candidate hopefuls: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds , Represenative Steve King, Sam Clovis, Paul Pate and

    “We did it without raising taxes, with a five-year projected budget, just like all of you do

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    School board appointment soon

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux School Board of Directors voted to fill a vacancy by appointment.

    Residents have until 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8 to submit in writing a Letter of Candidacy to West Sioux Board Secretary Tami Degen. Interested residents must live within the boundaries of District No. 1 which includes the Ireton area.

    The vacancy was created with the resignation of Director Jeff Eilts.

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    Courthouse parking lot is closed

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Think ahead if one’s planning to go to the Union County Courthouse this month.

    The courthouse parking lot will be closed, beginning this week.

    At their Aug. 19 meeting, Commissioners unanimously approved hiring Kollbaum Construction of Elk Point, S.D., to repair and pave the courthouse parking lot.

    Kollbaum Construction had the low bid of $30,255 — more than $16,000 cheaper than the

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    County officials continue saving for highway building

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Aug. 19 meeting, Union County Commissioners decided how much to put in the 2015 Provisional Budget for Capital Outlay projects.

    According to Union County Auditor Carol Klumper, the commissioners have put $313,178.15 in the county’s Bridge Account.

    In their plans to construct a new highway facility in Elk Point, S.D., the commissioners have been setting aside $75,000 a year.


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    Commissioners refuse to pay ‘nuisance’ charge on property

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When the Union County Commissioners received a large bill from the City of Elk Point, they discovered they hadn’t made lawn mowing arrangements for a piece of county property.

    At the Aug. 19 meeting, Chairperson Doyle Karpen asked the commissioners to consider only paying for the actual lawn mowing charges, which were $24.63 per time, and not the $200 “nuisance” charge per time city officials tacked on to the bill.

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    No changes for Hwy 12 speed limits

    By Steve Peterson

    Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials have responded to Hawarden city officials’ request for a traffic speed study of Iowa Highway 12, south of Iowa Highway 10.

    The Iowa DOT concluded that “45 and 55 mph zones are appropriately posted and have good compliance at this time,” said an Iowa DOT letter from the area district office.

    City officials were concerned about pedestrian safety along Iowa Highway 12.

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    Farmer’s Markets: Go on despite heat, rain

    By Steve Peterson

    Despite a hot night, vendors still came to sell food items at the Hawarden Farmer’s Market Aug. 21.

    “The tomatoes are doing good,” said Mark Van Tol. He also has an area for potatoes at his land near Inwood.

    The couple also participates at the Canton, S.D., Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays.

    “Cinnamon rolls have been the biggest seller,” said vendor Mary Schiefen.

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    Goodwill donation truck is coming to Hawarden

    A Goodwill Industries Donation Drive will be coming to Hawarden.

    The Goodwill truck will be parked at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Central Avenue from Sept. 3 through Sept. 10. Donations are to be placed in the trailer.

    People’s donations will be processed and sold in area Goodwill Stores to support the programs and services Goodwill Industries provide for people with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions.

    Resale Items

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