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Emergency training

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Members of Hawarden EMS, Hawarden Fire Department, Hawarden Police Department, and Hawarden Lifeguards all took part in training on handling a pool accident at the Hawarden Swimming Pool July 16.

    Games night at Calliope Village rescheduled

    Calliope Village will be the site of a Family Fundraiser for the Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society.

    There will be an evening of fun activities with a dunk tank, frisbee toss, horseshoe toss, croquet, archery, clothes pin drop, ring toss, and fun races for prizes as well as a food stand. The games cost 25 cents.

    The event will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 with the rain date Saturday, Aug. 9 at the same

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    Fairgrounds has new sign

    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.

    Farmers Market begins

    Hawarden’s Farmers Market is offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Hawarden’s Veterans Memorial Park.

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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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    Double rainbow

    This double rainbow was spotted over the flood waters in Union County. Like most double rainbows, the primary rainbow is brighter and the secondary rainbow has reversed colors and is more faint.

    Government officials visit Union County to survey water damage in homes

    by Dodie Hook

    Officials from FEMA, Union County, State of South Dakota, and Small Business Administration visited Union County June 26 and 27 to gather information on flood damage in homes. Among the officials were Raymond Roggow, Union County Emergency Management Administrator and James Taylor, FEMA Individualist Assistance Program Specialist from Denver.

    FEMA has disaster grants up to $32,400 for inside damage to homes and businesses. SBA also has low interest loans available for homeowners and business owners

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