Sunday fire damages Ireton business

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm

By Steve Peterson

Several fire departments sent equipment to a July 12 fire at Deluxe Feeds Inc. at 801 Main St. in Ireton.

Firefighters were at the scene from 8:30 p.m. to just past 2:30 a,m.

Ireton Fire Chief Richard Steckelberg said the fire started in the rear of the building. The Iowa State Fire Marshal was expected to be at the scene July 13.

When firefighters arrived at the location, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the building.

No one was injured.

The feed store sustained damages and the cause remains under investigation.

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    Moving Vietnam Wall replica comes to Hawarden soon

    By Steve Peterson

    Hawarden Sons of the American Legion is finalizing plans for the replica of the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall which will be in Hawarden Aug. 13 – 17.

    The site is West Sioux Elementary School grounds, near the city’s gazebo. Hours will be 24-7 for the public to view the wall replica, said SAL Commander Roger Johnson.

    “We’ve got books which give us ideas on it. It can be as elaborate

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    Hawarden Council sets hearing for proposed Emergency Mitigation Plan

    At their June 24 meeting, Hawarden councilors voted 4-0 to set Wednesday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. for a public hearing on the proposed city Emergency Mitigation Plan during their regular meeting. Councilor Payne Allen was absent June 24.

    “Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security have recommended that the counties adopt plans with schools, colleges and cities in them and not separate,” said Tucker. “We’re in a multi-jurisdictional plan with Sioux County.”

    There will be copies available

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    Hansens show multiple talents in HERO program

    by Steve Peterson

    The Hansen family demonstrated their juggling, unicycle riding, and inspirational Hero theme for a Hawarden Public Library end-of-the-summer reading program at Hawarden Community Center.

    “Every Hero Has a Story” was the summer reading program theme.

    Mark Hansen explained he and his wife are both holders of Guinness Book of World Record entries. “I beat the old record with 475 tosses in juggling in a

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    Weather perfect for Crazy Daze fun in Hawarden

    These youngsters were among many to have their faces painted at Hawarden Chamber of Commerce’s Crazy Daze July 9 (l-r:) Hailigh Anderson, Eden Anderson, Swayze Anderson, Elsa Anderson.

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    Hawarden demolition day

    After the morning rains subsided, two homes were knocked down at the site of the future Hawarden Regional Healthcare addition July 6. Boyer Sand and Gravel staff handled the demolition. By 1:30 p.m. Monday both homes on Avenue M were demolished.

    Hawarden Library sets July events

    Join the Hawarden Public Library for a weekly movie for adults. Snacks are provided. The next showing is 1 p.m., Thursday, July 9.

    Hawarden Public Library Board of Trustees will meet to discuss library business at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, in the meeting room. All meetings are open to the public.

    For more information about library services, call the library at 551-2244.

    Hawarden Council sets hearing for proposed Emergency Mitigation Plan

    At their June 24 meeting, Hawarden councilors voted 4-0 to set Wednesday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. for a public hearing on the proposed city Emergency Mitigation Plan during their regular meeting. Councilor Payne Allen was absent June 24.

    “Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security have recommended that the counties adopt plans with schools, colleges and cities in them and not separate,” said Tucker. “We’re in a multi-jurisdictional plan with Sioux County.”

    There will be copies available

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    Hot Dog Feed set for Crazy Daze

    Enjoy a free hot dog appreciation feed during Hawarden Chamber of Commerce’s Crazy Daze on Thursday, July 9.

    The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lot just south of First State Bank. Sponsors are First State Bank and Sunshine Foods.

    For more information call Hawarden Chamber of Commerce at 551-4433.

    Register for archery, Ringneck Rendezvous

    Upcoming Sioux County Conservation Board outings include:

    • July 10: Archery Shot at Sandy Hollow in Sioux Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Bring your bow or borrow ours for an indoor-outdoor shooting experience. No experience is needed. All ages are welcome, ages 8 and under must have an adult present. Preregistration required online at www.mycountyparks.com/County/Sioux/aspx.

    • Aug. 8: Sioux County Conservation Board will host Ringneck Rendezvous at Rock Valley Gun Club

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