Summer Camps offered for kids

Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:11 pm

This summer the Sioux County Conservation Board will be offering several Summer Camps for kids in a wide variety of age groups.

“Budding Naturalists” for ages 3 through 4 (with an adult) will be offered on June 5, June 15, and July 27 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. These little naturalists will have a hands-on introduction to nature, and the camp will include games, crafts, and trail hikes.

“Frogs, Snails, Salamander Tails” will be offered on June 12-13 from 9:00 a.m.- noon or 1:00- 4:00 p.m. and June 19-20 from 9:00 a.m.- noon for 5 and 6 year olds. The children will discover which animals use slime, and explore the wonderful world of natural slime. This camp includes trail hikes, games and crafts.

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    CarFit® program held at Hawarden Regional Healthcare

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare conducted a CarFit® check-up May 19 across from the hospital. The free program helps Americans turning 65 and all mature drivers to find a better fit with their cars for comfort and safety.

    The program was overseen by Mackenzie Feldhacker, occupational therapist at Hawarden Regional Helathcare.

    CarFit® is a national program developed by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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    Hawarden Regional Healthcare project is complete!

    by Dodie Hook

    An Open House and ribbon cutting were held May 17 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare (HRH) in honor of the completion of its building project which started with a groundbreaking May 21, 2015.

    The first phase of the project was completed Jan. 12, 2017, and at the end of December 2017 the project came to a close.

    At the May 17 gathering, CEO Jayson

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    Taking the Postmaster’s Oath

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It began with recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    He swore the Postmaster’s Oath with his hand upon his father-in-law’s worn and tattered Bible.

    It concluded with the Postmaster’s Prayer.

    That’s how the official installation ceremony was conducted May 10 for Hawarden Postmaster Douglas Riediger.

    Annette Nickles, Postmistress of Manson, Iowa, began the ceremony about 8

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    Spencer Olson qualifies for golf districts

    Akron-Westfield junior Spencer Olson qualified as an individual district qualifier at the Boys’ Golf Sectional Tournament held May 11 at Boyden-Hull in Hull.

    He shot a 93 to advance and finished in 13th place.

    Other scores included Juan Sanchez, 101; Jader Briggs, 102; Jack Anderson, 105; Max Anderson, 108; and Logan Smith, 119.

    The team finished in fifth place overall with a score of 401. The first place team was Boyden-Hull with

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    A-W girls win golf Regional

    Brooke Koele places first

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team won their Regional round May 14 in Primghar with a team score of 399.

    They advance to the Regionals Second Round on May 21 for a chance to go to the Class 1A State Tournament, which will be held May 29 – 30 at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.

    South O’Brien finished second at the meet with a score of 429, and Gehlen

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    A-W tracksters compete at Regionals

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: Those who qualified for the State Meet are listed on this edition’s Front Page.

    On a cold, rainy, windy May 10, the Akron-Westfield tracksters headed to Mondamin for the Regional Track Meet.

    There were 14 teams competing: Akron-Westfield, Boyer Valley, Gehlen Catholic, Lawton-Bronson, Remsen-St. Mary’s, Ridge View, River Valley, Siouxland Christian, Tri-Center, West Harrison, West Monona, Westwood – Sloan, Whiting and Woodbine.

    Westerners Results

    The boys’

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    Westerners place eighth at WEC golf tournament

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield boy golfers competed against 11 teams at the May 7 golf meet at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

    The Westerners’ team score was 403. Winning team was Remsen-St. Mary’s with 334. The other teams placed as follows: Harris-Lake Park, 339; Unity Christian, 348; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen Union (MMC-RU) 353; Hinton, 367; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 382; West Sioux, 395; Akron-Westfield,403; Trinity Christian, 404; South O’Brien, 410; and Gehlen Catholic, 453.

    Individual Results

    Max Anderson

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