Sioux County announces Caucus night information

Posted January 28, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Anyone who wishes to participate in the Sioux County Iowa Presidential Caucus on Monday, Feb. 1, will need to be registered to vote in Sioux County.

This can be done in one of two ways: register to vote the night of the caucus at your required location; or preregister to vote and bring your voter registration card to the caucuses.

If you wish to preregister, you may obtain an application form from the Sioux County Auditor Office website, or contact the office and have one mailed out. Provide an Iowa Driver’s License number or the last four digits of their Social Security Number; choose a political party; sign and date the form; mail the form to: Sioux County Auditor Office, PO Box 18, Orange City, Iowa, 51041. Once the

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    Reminder for Ireton Republican Caucus goers

    Ireton Republican precinct officials wold like to remind registered Republican voters who live in Reading and Center South precincts that they will caucus at West Sioux High School’s library in Hawarden Monday, Feb. 1, a different site than the past. The caucus begins at 7 p.m.

    WS boys pull away from MMC for win

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux finished strong with a 20-10 run in the fourth quarter for a 64-47 War Eagle Conference boys’ basketball win against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Jan. 19.

    Sophomore Jake Lynott led the Falcons with 23 points. Porter Hummel was next with 18 and senior Kezden Blankenship added 10 points.

    The Falcons improved to 9-4 record with the win, bouncing back from a tough loss to Harris-Lake Park.

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    WS Board awards superintendent contract

    By Steve Peterson

    Ryan Kramer will be the new West Sioux superintendent in 2016-2017 school year.

    After a 90-minute closed session, West Sioux School Board voted unanimously Jan. 14 to offer a contract to Kramer, currently the Grades 6-12 principal. Member Larry Gregg made the motion and Member Russell Coons seconded it.

    Contract terms will be voted on at the Thursday, Jan. 28 school board meeting. Kramer

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    January Hawarden Library events

    Upcoming January events at Hawarden Public Library include:

    Jan. 21: 10:30 a.m., Winter Story Hour; 1 p.m., movie; and 3:30 pm., Legos Club for Grades 3-5.

    Jan. 25: Noon to 5 p.m., Media Monday.

    Jan. 26: 2:45 p.m., Wee Care.

    Jan. 27: 10 a.m., Book Club; 7 – 8 p.m., English Conversation Class.

    Jan. 28: 10:30 a.m., Winter

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    Fire department’s dance set for Jan. 30 in Hawarden

    By Steve Peterson

    Hawarden Fire Department will host its long-standing tradition of a Firemen’s Dance on Saturday, Jan. 30.

    The Other Bar will be the location this year with festivities starting at 6 p.m.

    Ticket cost is $10. For more information call Hawarden Fire Department at 712-551-4450.

    “We’ll use the funds to update the equipment,” said Hawarden Fire Chief Jon Strong.

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    BSRVHS meeting is Jan. 28

    The Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting in Meeting Room B of the Hawarden City Offices, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 28.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Hawarden wishes to have resident school leader

    By Steve Peterson

    Hawarden residents gave input on qualities they wished to see from a new West Sioux Community School District superintendent for 2016-2017 school year.

    Nine people were present for the forum Jan. 7, which was conducted by Gary Richardson who’s presently part-time superintendent at Emmetsburg.

    Shared Superintendent Randy Collins is leaving the West Sioux position as of June 30. Collins’ time is currently purchased by Akron-Westfield Community School.

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    Ireton residents give input on superintendent search

    By Steve Peterson

    The West Sioux community began the process of receiving input regarding its superintendent search Jan. 6. Ireton Elementary School officials and Ireton residents gave views to meeting facilitator Gary Richardson.

    A group of nine Ireton residents attended the Jan. 6 focus group held at Ireton Elementary School.

    “I was here four years ago for two years. One year I went back to teaching full-time and then Emmetsburg Community Schools needed

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    Residential area impacted by planned power outage

    Hawarden’s Electrical Department found a problem with an electricity pole which will necessitate a planned power outage Thursday, Jan. 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

    The area impacted will be 11th Street to 23rd Street and Falcon Drive to Avenue E. It will last about two hours, said Public Works Director Tom Kane.

    Kane said the problem was discovered during an annual inspection, and that it was good the outage did not occur during the weekend’s cold temperatures. The problem

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