Hospital expansion project set for ground breaking

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

Hawarden Regional Healthcare (HRH) will be hosting a ground breaking Ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 21, to kick off their hospital expansion project.

The event will take place on the east side of the hospital, at 1111 11th St. in Hawarden.

HRH’s nearly $14 million project will add approximately 20,000 square feet and remodel other parts of the facility.

“This is a huge accomplishment for the town of Hawarden to reinvest in the hospital’s infrastructure that will provide health care to the region for the current and future generations. The community support for this project has been incredible,” said HRH CEO Jayson Pullman.

HRH, a city-owned facility, has been in the planning stages for

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    By Steve Peterson

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    Three seniors, Calena Topete, Jonathan Duenas and Jenna Rehder were asked their thoughts as graduation celebrations near.

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    Students dressed in garb of a bygone era, the 19th Century, as they sat in old desks, did recitations at the recitation desk, had recess and made butter. Ireton Historical Society members welcomed the students Monday morning. The morning

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    Results were reported this year for Grades 6 – 11. Kramer’s report was given at the April 20 school board meeting.

    “For eye-popping numbers, it’s anytime it is a 90 percent

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    The Hawarden librarians have planned several events for this month:

    • May 8: Sioux County Conservation Board Naturalist Sunday Ford will discuss the life of a swan and show a swan at schools and at the library. The library session will be at 3:30 p.m., at the library grounds.

    • Matinee at the Library is offered at 1 p.m., Thursdays. New and old movies are shown and soda and popcorn are provided.

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    Hawarden EMS sees new technology

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    Hawarden Ambulance Service held its 31st Annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser April 24 at Hawarden Community Center and the event included a look at some future ambulance equipment.

    One attendee, Maddie Birgess, seemed to have fun on the power cot that was on display. The Stryker-made Power-LOAD Cot helps ambulance crews load and unload patients.

    Stryker EMS Equipment representative Bill Kolb described the power cot’s advantages to Hawarden Ambulance crew and

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    Alcester-Hudson FFA holds annual Banquet

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    Many awards and honors were handed out during the banquet. The awards students received included the Discovery Degree which is given to Junior High members; the Greenhand Degree which is given to first year members; the Chapter Degree which is given typically to second-year members with a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and Career Development Events awards students received competing in fall and spring FFA contests. Tamera Heiman was inducted into the FFA as our

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    West Sioux boys’ soccer team gained its second win of the week with a 2-0 shutout at Sioux Center April 23.

    Sophomores Bryan Barajas and Isaac Topete scored the goals. Sophomore Joel Topete and senior Mario Topete had the assists. Mario Topete led with four shots on goal while Isaac Topete and Joel Topete had two each.

    Freshman Michael Trageser had seven saves in goal.

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    Goodwill’s donation truck will be at the corner of 13th Street and Central Avenue.

    Accepted items for resale include good, clean usable clothing; shoes; house wares; small furniture; books; CDs and videos; collectables; usable toys’ electronics in working condition and computer accessories.

    Accepted items for recycling are dry clothing in any condition; computers and accessories; cell phones in need

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    Nancy Trask of Winterset will present a program about Stout. A character in a movie, played by George Clooney, was based upon Stout.

    The program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 551-2244 with questions.

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