Siouxland Women’s Chorus to perform

Posted April 19, 2016 at 8:07 pm

The Siouxland Women’s Chorus will be ministering in song and worship at the Christian Reformed Church located at 301 Maple St, Hwy K-30, Ireton, Iowa. The chorus has about 25 members from the communities of Alton, Hospers, Ireton, Newkirk, Orange City, Sheldon, and Sioux Center regularly presents sacred programs at various retirement homes and care centers in the area.

The public is cordially invited to the April 24, 6:00 p.m. service. Refreshments will be provided.

    Falcons blank Sioux Center

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s boys soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with a 6-0 home win against Sioux Center April 15.

    Senior Adrian Topete scored 3 goals for the Falcons and junior Isaac Topete had 2 goals and 1 assist. Junior Joel Topete contributed an assist

    Goalie junior Michael Trageser made 3 saves.

    In other matches last week:

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    Week of Young Child Celebrated

    by Steve Peterson

    Wee Care of Hawarden hosted its Fourth Annual Week of the Young Child celebration April 12 at Hawarden Community Center.

    Activities were held at Wee Care during the week, including Gingerbread day; mismatch clothes day; PJ day; book from home day; sports jerseys day and invite parents to lunch day.

    Mayor Ric Porter presented Director Jennifer Topete with a Week of the Young Child Proclamation.

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    Aaron Thomas brings inspiring words to Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    “Bad days,” even tragic days, happen to everyone but it’s the response that is the key, Aaron Thomas, son of murdered Aplington-Parkersburg teacher and head football coach Ed Thomas, told a West Sioux High School audience April 5.

    Thomas autographed copies of his book, “Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story,” that he wrote with author Mark Tabb and published in 2011.

    Since 2010 Aaron Thomas, who returned to his alma

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    Chamber Ribbon cutting set for YFC

    Siouxland Youth for Christ of Sioux County will host a Hawarden Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and Chamber Coffee at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28 at the City Life Teen Center, located at 1305 23rd St. in Hawarden.

    Police charge boy in WS bomb threat

    By Steve Peterson

    Hawarden Police charged a West Sioux student after a bomb threat was found at West Sioux Middle/High School April 7.

    The 12-year-old boy was charged with Harassment in the First Degree on April 8 and released to the custody of his parents. The name of the individual was not released.

    “Technology was a big help,” said Hawarden Police Chief Mike DeBruin. “There was good cooperation between law enforcement and the

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    Mental Health peer mentor service offered

    Each Tuesday afternoon anyone, age 18 or older who has had Mental Health challenges, may seek help in Hawarden.

    Rock Valley’s Hope Haven Peer Support Recovery Group mentors facilitate the Noon to 3:00 p.m. sessions at the north education wing of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1103 Central Ave. in Hawarden.

    This service started March 14. It is free admission and no referral required. Minimal registration information will be taken and there is no religious affiliation required.

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    Household hazardous materials disposal set for April 15

    Hawarden officials will offer its spring Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) Day from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 15 at the Hawarden Street Department, located at 717 Seventh St.

    This is for Hawarden residential households and businesses only and is run by Northwest Iowa Area Solid Waste Agency in Sheldon.

    If residents are unable to bring items to this site, or if this schedule does not work for them, they can call Tom or Pam at Hawarden City Offices,

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    Goodwill trailer comes to Ireton

    Goodwill Industries of the Great Plains will be holding a Donation Drive in Ireton beginning on Friday, April 15.

    A Goodwill trailer will be located at the United Methodist Church at 502 Fifth St. in Ireton from Friday, April 15 through Friday, April 22. Times of the Trailer Delivery and Pickup may vary.

    Goodwill Industries will accept for resale:

    • Good, clean, usable clothing, shoes, housewares, books, CDs, videos, collectables, usable toys,

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    Foot Care Clinic to be held in Alcester

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Alcester on Monday, April 11. Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come. Professional screening, assessment, education, and treatment will be provided by Faith Kinkner, RN, who is trained and certified in foot care. Treatment includes toenails clipped and filed, electric grinding of thick nails, corns; and calluses buffed, plus blood pressure. The cost is $25.00.

    To register for the Foot Care Clinic, sign up on the sheet at the message board in the

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