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Fairgrounds has new sign

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

The Union County Fairgrounds has a new sign. The old sign was small and weathered so the Union County Fair Board decided to design a new one. The sign was installed on July 2. This year’s fair begins July 31.

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    West Sioux computer camp offered

    by Steve Peterson

    West Sioux Elementary schools in Hawarden and Ireton offered computer camp sessions. The last day was June 30.

    Instructor Larry Gregg works with students at Hawarden and Trent Richards is the teacher in Ireton. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and run from 8 to 11 a.m.

    Gregg said that there has been good turnout this summer, depending on the other summer activities and

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    Community Church sets concerts on Sundays

    Hawarden Community Reformed Church, 1515 16th Street, offers concerts at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening through August.

    The schedule will be as follows:

    July 13: Gospel Gold Quartet of Sioux Falls, S.D.

    July 20: Quena Getskow from Marion, S.D.

    July 27: Russ Vande Vegte from Sioux Center.

    Aug. 3: Voices of Praise from Inwood.

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    Councilors approve salary resolution for 14-15

    by Steve Peterson

    Hawarden councilors approved a resolution setting salaries for appointed officers and employees of the City of Hawarden for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2015, at their June 25 regular meeting.

    The non-union employees and appointed officers will receive a 2.25 percent raise. The vote to approve the resolution was 4-0 due to councilor Travis Olson being absent.

    A list of the employee’s name, hourly pay,

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    Dedicated tractor pullers, fans attend event

    by Steve Peterson

    Despite on and off rain showers, the Fifth Annual Outlaw Showdown Truck & Tractor Pull drew hundreds to the Hawarden Events Complex for an exciting night of pulling June 27.

    “Our crowd was bigger than average. Last year was the biggest but there was some uncertainty with the weather,” said organizer of Hawarden Outlaw Showdown Truck and Tractor Pull Gary Moffatt.

    There was a total of 46

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    PWS funds, awareness big winners at events

    By Steve Peterson

    A new champion was crowned on the softball diamond and the real winner from the Kramer Co-Ed Slow-pitch Softball Tournament and Auction, and golf outing were those families in Iowa who cope with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), daily. The condition affects Hawarden resident Anneke Kramer, daughter of Stacy and Ryan Kramer.

    This year, Iowa PWS Association President Edie Bogaczyk of Clive attended the event. Her son Zach, now 13, was diagnosed with PWS at age one

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    Handbooks, contracts win school board OK

    West Sioux Community School board members voted unanimously June 20 to approve the 2014-2015 school year Elementary School Handbooks and the 2014-2015 Middle School and High School Teacher Handbooks.

    In another action, the board members:

    Contracts approved

    Shannon Chaffin was hired as Summer School Special Education Teacher, at a salary of $20.13 per hour. Jan Thompson was hired as Middle School Assistant Softball coach at a salary of $1,251. Both

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    Big Sioux, Oak Grove cleaned up after flood

    By Steve Peterson

    Big Sioux Conservation Board Director Rob Klocke said as of June 30 efforts continued to be made to reopen campgrounds and the boat ramp at Big Sioux Recreation Area, both near Hawarden, hopefully on July 1.

    Both Big Sioux Recreation Area and Oak Grove State Park were hit hard by debris in the recent flooding, that started June 17.

    The 16 campsites at Oak Grove were expected

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