Choir’s successful year capped off with concert

Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux High School choirs performed at their annual “Choral Extravaganza” on May 11.

Grades 6-12 Choral Director James Gullickson told the audience of the successful year of choirs, as the Falcons won Class 1A State Jazz Choir championship and took first place at Norfolk and University of South Dakota jazz festivals.

“We’ve been very successful since 2008. We’ve won five of the last six Choir Class 1A state championships,” said Gullickson.

Senior choir member Jacob Bushby thanked Gullickson on behalf of his class but also for a personal reason.

“I will be attending University of South Dakota in Vermillion and studying to be a music

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    Community Supper set for May 24

    Hawarden’s free monthly Community Supper will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 at Associated Church, 719 10th St. in Hawarden.

    Bring your family and your friends to an evening of fellowship and a meal.

    Food is available to take home or to share with a friend in need.

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    Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Indie

    By Steve Peterson

    Brittney Bonnema Johnson has had an interest in all things art for as long as she can remember.

    Johnson’s love of art shows at her new business, Indie, on Central Avenue in downtown Hawarden.

    The Hawarden Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at the location May 6 and a Grand Opening was held the next day.

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    Hometowner salutes Hawarden Fire & Rescue

    With National Firefighters Day being this month, The Akron Hometowner salutes the Hawarden Fire & Rescue Department and encourages all to take a moment and thank these firefighters.

    Jon Strong, Chief 42 years

    Payne Allen, Assistant Chief 14 years

    Jeff Nohava, Captain 34 years

    Jonny Strong, Captain 8 years

    Chris Anderson, Captain 13 years

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    WS students mark Arbor Day

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux elementary students celebrated Arbor Day April 29 as they learned how important taking care of the Earth is.

    Sioux County Conservation Board Naturalists Sunday Ford and Sarah Faber explained why recycling is important.

    “It’s Arbor Day today, the celebration of trees. In Hawarden, we can recycle but we may lose it if the percentage does not go up,”

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    Hawarden librarians offer movies, coloring, story times

    Upcoming May events at the Hawarden Public Library include:

    At 1 p.m., Thursdays, enjoy the Movie Matinee. Popcorn is available and friendship with fellow residents.

    May 12: Preschoool Story Hour will be 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. There will be stories, finger plays, crafts and more in the final springtime story hour.

    May 23: Color to Relax meets at 6 to 8 p.m. Come join friends in an evening of coloring. The

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    Associated Church serves Omelet brunch

    Hawarden Associated Church hosted its annual omelet brunch May 1. Serving (l-r:) were Phil Parks, Dick Heuer, Dean Lill, Gary Witt, Dave Gregg and John Parks. A bake sale was also held at the church, on April 30.

    Alcester-Hudson Cubs Upcoming Schedule:

    May 5: 7:00 p.m. Junior High/ High School Band and Vocal Concert

    May 6: 10:00 a.m. High School Golf vs. Irene-Wakonda at Glenridge golf course

    5:00 p.m. High School Track- Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls

    May 9: 7:00 p.m. School Board Meeting

    May 10: 1:00 p.m.

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    Roof work’s main focus for HRH addition

    by Steve Peterson

    Workers from Nohava Construction of Le Mars are working on the roof at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare addition.

    “The weather has delayed the project for about three weeks,” said Hawarden Regional Healthcare CEO Jayson Pullman in his update to city councilors April 27. “We need some nice dry weather. We’re ready to pour concrete but you can’t do it in the rain.”

    “Nohava Construction

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    Success leads to WS ball field improvements

    By Steve Peterson

    Several West Sioux parents donated time and labor worked heavy machinery to help get the newly renovated West Sioux baseball field ready for next month’s season opener.

    A big push took place April 9 with dirt brought in to create improved seating. A new concrete retaining wall and netting will also be placed.

    Financing came from the school’s Booster Club and West Sioux School

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