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.

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    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.

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    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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    By Julie Ann Madden

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    These are the unofficial election results. The votes cast will be canvassed April 19.

    Butzer and Steen join Amanda Beeler, Michael Jansen, Jay Hallaway, Tara

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    Firemen save Hospital Auxiliary store

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    “It’s been a difficult decision to retire but there comes

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