Rock Valley Ringneck Rendezvous

Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Do you like to shoot archery, race minnows, make rafts, shoot shotgun, and play outdoor games? How about win outdoor equipment like bows, guns and camping equipment?  Then we have an event for you!

Ringneck Rendezvous, an annual family program hosted by the Sioux County Conservation Board, Pheasants Forever, and Gun Club, is for ages 5 and up (ages 5-8 need an adult present) on Sat, August 5 from 4-8:30 p.m. Registration is required and gets you a pizza supper, backpack, water bottle, and “Rooster bucks” which you can use at the numerous fun and educational booths! Cost is $10 per person. The program this year is Royal Gauntlet with live birds of prey! Go to www.mycountyparks.com/county/sioux.aspx to register. Registration open until August 2. The Ringneck Rendezvous will be held at the Rock Valley Gun Club. For more

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    Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

    Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.

    Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

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    Goodwill truck

    coming to Hawarden

    Goodwill is bringing a truck to Hawarden July 28-Aug. 4 located at the corner of 13th and Central Streets.

    Accepted for resale: good, clean usable clothing, shoes, housewares, small furniture, books, CDs, videos, collectables, usable toys, electronics in working condition, computer accessories.

    Accepted for recycling: dry clothing in any condition, computers and accessories, cell phones in need of repair, all used ink cartridges, metal, books, shoes, purses, belts (in any

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    Hawarden Hospital hosts Chamber coffee

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare hosted a Hawarden Chamber of Commerce coffee June 29 in the new cafeteria area at the facility. The cafeteria is now able to serve hospital patients and later July will be ready to serve staff and eventually the cafeteria will be available for the public. The remodeling project is winding down with some remodeling of old rooms and a couple other areas to be completed hopefully by the end of July. The Physical Therapy area opened June 26 and is seeing

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    Union County Fair dates set

    The 2017 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester , S.D., have been set for Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30.

    There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and open class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

    Thursday, July 27

    The fair will kick off on Thursday morning with Conference Judging of Horticulture and Clothing exhibits

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    Ireton Community Foundation distributes grants

    Ireton Community Foundation distributed grants prior to the West Sioux softball game against Unity Christian June 9. Over $74,000 grants have been awarded to date. Five recipients received grants June 9: Foster Grandparents Program, $300; Ireton Positive Support Program, $600; Ireton Christian School, $860; Ireton Daycare, $1,000; and City of Ireton and West Sioux, $5,000. Two of the recipients were on hand to receive the grants: (l-r) Tammy Sieck representing Ireton Christian School and Mel Schwiesow representing the City of Ireton and West Sioux.

    Community Dinner June 20

    Hawarden Free Community Dinner is Tuesday, June 20, serving 5 – 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park Shelter House.

    The dinner is sponsored by the Sioux County Pork Producers and Peoples Bank. Pork burgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon, and ice cream bars will be served.

    Zestos Inc. will sponsor the frozen and canned foods giveaway near the shelter house during the dinner.

    The theme of the Community Dinner is “To strengthen our Community through food, fun, and

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    Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in Ireton

    By Dodie Hook

    Siouxland Habitat for Humanity (SHFH) held a Home Dedication for the Adams family June 3. The moving ceremony took place at the home located at 703 Fifth St. in Ireton.

    Above, Kurt Franje, SHFH Sioux County Director, along with the Adams family, for which the home was dedicated, welcomed all who came to the dedication.

    At right, the family stands in the living

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    Family Fishing Clinic

    A fishing clinic for everyone!

    Join the Sioux County Conservation Board and Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club on Saturday, June 10 for a family Fishing Event from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will take place at Sandy Hollow, east of Sioux Center. No vehicle pass is needed for the event.

    This is an annual event and all ages are welcome. Ages 8 and under need to have an adult present.

    We will

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    Outdoor Skills Day at Oak Grove

    Do you love to hike, kayak, shoot and use a slingshot? Then this fun filled day is for you!

    On Thursday, June 8, the Sioux County Conservation Board will be hosting the Outdoor Skills Day at Oak Grove Park. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 4:00 p.m. at the picnic shelter near the river at Oak Grove Park.

    Sessions include: shotgun shooting, air rifles, archery, canoeing, fly fishing, woodsmen hike, spear throwing, duck, turkey, and deer

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