Martinez wins entrepreneur honor

Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Morningside College student Ryan Martinez was recognized as Student Entrepreneur of the Year recently at the Silicon Prairie Awards in Kansas City, Mo.

Martinez received the award from Silicon Prairie News, a company that highlights and supports entrepreneurs, creatives and investors in Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City and surrounding areas.

There were 13 award winners chosen from hundreds of nominees and 56 finalists.

Martinez was recognized for his efforts to extend “Silicon Prairie” north to Sioux City. He has also worked with a team to launch Clockwork, a mobile app for the construction industry that automatically clocks employees in or out as soon as they enter or leave the work site. The team came together, developed the idea and gained corporate

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    Auction benefits Old City Hall restoration

    By Steve Peterson

    The Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society held its second annual online auction in its effort to restore the old Hawarden City Hall.

    The online auction bidding was from Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. Beyer Auction Inc. handled the auction and bidding registrations. The amount raised was expected to be known later.

    Items auctioned included Mark Anderson prints, local gift certificates, a photo of a 1912 Hawarden High School football

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    Ford leads parade as 2014 Princess

    Editor’s Note: This is the corrected story.

    The Little Miss Big Sioux River Days Princess crowning ceremony marked its 22nd year on Aug. 31 with 15 contestants seeking the title.

    The 2014 winner is Brooke Ford, daughter of Adam and Sunday Ford. Her grandparents are Bob and Dee Watson of Akron and Sheila and the late Elmer Ford of Akron.

    Princess Brooke and her court rode

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    Daring demolishing

    Aug. 30 was a night of driving heaven for those who participated in Hawarden’s Big Sioux River Days. At the Demolition Derby, there was plenty of mud for going mudding, they could crash into other vehicles as much as they wanted without worrying about insurance premiums and body shop estimates, and it didn’t matter whether they were old enough to have a driver’s license or not. All total there were 22 bolt-and-chain cars, 15 compact cars, nine welded cars and three trucks in

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    Barbecue winners announced

    The Hawarden Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners in its BBQ Throwdown Contest, which was part of Big Sioux River Days on Aug. 30.

    In Pork Loin Division, first place was won by Chad Williams and second place was won by Jamie Banks.

    In the Ribs Division, first place was won by Mark Maasen and second place was won by Jayson Pullman.

    Pullman was also named the Grand Champion Overall winner

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    Telling ‘car’ tales

    The Classic Car Show, located in downtown Hawarden, featured the Tri-State Cruisers and many others brought their treasured classic vehicles for a Show & Shine. There were 103 cars, pickups, motorcycles and tractors parked at the community center where the BBQ Showdown was also held.

    Influenza Vaccine Clinics for Plymouth County

    Floyd Valley Community Health Service will provide flu vaccine throughout Plymouth County.

    This year’s vaccine covers four strains of influenza: A/Christchurch( H1N1), A/Texas (H3N2), B/Massachusetts and B/Brisbane.

    Public immunization clinics will be held:

    • Thursday, Oct. 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Senior Center;

    • Friday, Oct. 3 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Akron Senior Center;

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    Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve offers fall programs

    The following programs are for the public to enjoy this autumn season.

    Little Naturalist Program

    Fridays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14

    These programs are for children, ages 2 to 4 years old, and their parents or guardian. Toddlers will learn about each theme through games, crafts, stories and songs. Each class starts at 10:00 a.m. It’s free fun for the little ones. Please preregister by calling (605) 232-0873.

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    Attorney General Jackley urges Home Depot customers to review statements and report unauthorized charges

    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be vigilant for unauthorized charges in response to the massive data breach at Home Depot stores nationwide.

    It is still being determined exactly what might have been breached, but most likely criminals accessed data including customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates, and 3-digit credit card security codes, called CVVs. It is also unclear at this time how the data was stolen, but could certainly include point-of-sale retail customers, in-store customers

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