Governor appoints Ireton woman

Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:56 pm

On March 1, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced several appointments to state boards and commissions.

Stephanie Dykshorn, of Ireton, was selected to serve on the Environmental Protection Commission.

The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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    A-H teacher is nominated for ‘Teacher of Year’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “You really matter in the lives of your students, and we wanted you to know you were nominated for this honor by one or more of your students,” an Alcester-Hudson teacher’s congratulatory certificate reads from Stephanie Liston-Holtrop publisher of ‘Hood Magazine, Sioux Empire’s Family Resource.

    A-H Kindergarten teacher Aranda Stai had no idea she was one of 30 teachers considered for the magazine’s 2019 Teacher of

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    News from Alcester-Hudson

    We are off and running in the second semester of school. So far, the year has been off to a smooth start. Although it doesn’t bring the excitement of the start of the year, the second semester does bring about some changes in classes and brings some new faces to the halls. It also provides the students with a chance to share all their stories that took place during the holidays. My holidays went very well and included some travel as we headed west for Christmas. At the time, they were talking about

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    Alcester-Hudson Cubs Upcoming Schedule:

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    4:30 pm Basketball: Girls and Boys JV Games vs. Menno @ Menno High School

    5:45 pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Menno @ Menno High School followed by Boys Varsity Game

    Saturday, January 5, 2019

    9:00 am Wrestling: Varsity Invitational TBA vs. Brandon Valley @ Brandon Valley High School

    4:00 pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Elkton-Lake Benton @ Elkton

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    Urgent Care opens in Hawarden

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare is excited to announce the opening of an Urgent Care Clinic to service our local area. Urgent Care needs don't always happen during normal business hours.

    The Urgent Care Clinic at Hawarden Regional Healthcare fills the medical-care niche between the hospital emergency department and the medical provider's office.

    “Someone with an injury or illness that needs urgent attention but doesn’t seem to require emergency treatment can walk right into Hawarden Regional Healthcare – no appointment needed,”

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    ‘Tis season for giving at Alcester-Hudson elementary

    The most important lesson Alcester-Hudson elementary students are learning this month is “It’s better to give than receive.”

    They have been collecting jars of peanut butter and jellies to donate to the local food pantry, the school’s BackPack Program and the Feeding South Dakota program.

    The classes were challenged to bring as many

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    Alcester held its annual Fall Craft Fair

    Alcester held its Craft Fair Nov. 17 in the Alcester Elementary gym with many vendors to check out. Alcester firemen swerved a loaded baked potato lunch to raise funds for the department.


    Pink Ladies support cancer patients

    by Dodie Hook

    In Southeast South Dakota there is a group of women known as the Southeast Area Pink Ladies who are not only a dart league, but also raise funds for cancer patients within a 30 mile radius of Hudson, SD. The dart league, with about 30 members, is out of Waddy’s in Hudson.

    Those fighting cancer are given a care package full of helpful items to make life easier such as a

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    Learning the three ‘R’s — 1800s style

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Oct. 24, West Sioux’s Ireton kindergartners and first graders had class at the Ireton Country School — learning just as their ancestors did more than 100 years ago.

    (Above) They began their school day with raising the American flag and reciting the Pledge to the Allegiance like their great-grandparents would have. Next, they returned to “today” reciting their Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS)

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