Hawarden Library begins celebrating Saturday

Posted April 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

“It’s that time of year again when libraries all over the world celebrate National Library Week, which is scheduled for April 13 through 19,” said Hawarden Library Director Val Haverhals. “Your Hawarden Public Library is no exception to this.”

“We have several activities planned for the upcoming week,” she said. “

“We are kicking off Library Week a bit early with a Spring Book Sale on April 11 and April 12 during regular library hours, said Haverhals. “We have some great sale items including books and DVDs.”

We also have a special program on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m., she said, adding, author and motivational speaker Kendra Gottsleben

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    Feenstra, Alons host forum in Hawarden

    By Steve Peterson

    State legislators Rep. Dwayne Alons (R-Hull) and Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) fielded a wide variety of area issues at a forum at Hawarden City Offices March 21 as the current legislative session winds down in Des Moines.

    “An issue this session was medical marijuana. You have to be careful not to go down that path and become like Washington or Colorado,” said Senator Randy Feenstra.

    “There is

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    Girl Scouts donate cookies

    Hawarden Girl Scouts (l-r:) Josalyn Van Egdom-Briggs, Sydney Stattleman and Madison Kennedy sold Girl Scout Cookies at the Hawarden American Legion Post No. 254’s fish fry. The girls are part of Troop 30058 of Hawarden. The extra boxes of cookies will be sent to those serving in military service abroad.


    Fish fry attracts hundreds

    Hawarden Legion Auxiliary members are busy serving at the fish fry held March 14 at Hawarden Community Center. It was a “packed house” from the time the event began to its closing.

    Councilors continue 16th Street sidewalk talk

    By Steve Peterson

    A Hawarden resident explained his concerns regarding a proposed sidewalk along 16th Street, which city officials plan to improv this Summer.

    Larry and Carol Gregg, who reside at 1519 Ave. I, which is adjacent to 16th Street, gave Hawarden councilors photographs of where the sidewalk would be in comparison to their home at the March 12 councilors’ meeting.

    Councilors agreed

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    Engleman hits home run in BVU loss

    The University of Dubuque’s softball team used the long ball to its advantage on April 1, blasting six round trippers en route to 10-3 and 10-7 victories over Buena Vista University’s squad to begin Iowa Conference play.

    In Game One, the Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the first inning by scoring a run on a fielding error by the Beavers. The lead grew to 4-0 in the second when they got an RBI single followed by a two-run single.

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    Highway 12 safety tops 16th sidewalk plan

    By Steve Peterson

    At their March 26 meeting, Hawarden councilors received input from two audience members favoring Iowa Highway 12 area set aside for walking as opposed to the present plan for a sidewalk on 16th Street.

    “On March 13, I was driving on Iowa Highway 12 at the bridge and slowed down and stopped for a mother pushing a stroller. ,” said Hawarden resident Gene Frerichs. “Three other vehicles were coming the other way and did not

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    Ireton Council forms committee to review city ordinances

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s been 14 years since Ireton city officials have reviewed their city’s ordinances.

    The council hired Iowa Codification Inc. of Clear Lake to review the city’s codes and make recommendations.

    As part of the review, Iowa Codification officials have sent city officials a list of questions concerning specific codes such as if they want to keep a code as is, revise it to the most recent

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    Grades K-1 take stage at concert

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s Transitional and Kindergarten students took to the stage for a concert March 13 at West Sioux High School’s gym.

    Four groups performed before a large crowd of family members.

    The instructor is Music Specialist Jill Orban. Students attend West Sioux’s Ireton school.

    Transitional Kindergarten, taught by Deanne Dekkers and Shannon Chaffin, sang the following songs: “Hickory, Dickory,

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