Ireton Historical Society hosts veterans program

Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Ireton Historical Society invites everyone to a program entitled, “Salute to American Veterans,” which is about freedom, faith, and families, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Ireton Community Center, 402 4th St. A free-will donation will be taken to support the work of the Historical Society.

    Food, clothing giveaway set for Nov. 14

    The Seventh Annual Zestos Coats For All is coming to the Hawarden Community Center along with the Hawarden Community Meal.

    This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy a free homecooked meal, free take-home food, and free cold-weather clothing for all.

    Zestos has been gathering new and gently used winter clothing all year long for this event. The Boy Scouts, Staples, Justice for All and several others have helped make this event possible.

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    HRH offers Hologistic 3D Mammograms

    A bull rider makes a full ride in just eight seconds.

    And in just the same amount of time, a woman can know if she has cancer in one of her breasts.

    On Oct. 25, the Hawarden Regional Healthcare begins offering Hologic 3D Mammography, which takes just seconds to create three-dimensional views for breast cancer screening.

    According to HRH Radiology Manager/Mammographer Kayla Dykstra, each view taken with this Hologic 3D Memmography machine

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    West Sioux cross country

    West Sioux results from the District Cross Country meet Oct. 19.


    117th – Megan Morgan-(31:37)

    120th – Vannesa Bueso-(32:52)

    Boys – 22nd as a team

    45th – Hawque Christensen, (19:15), personal record –

    120th – Ayden Thonstad, (21:25), personal record

    142nd – Hayden

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    Alcester-Hudson passes bond for new high school addition

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Alcester-Hudson voters passed a school bond for construction of a $10.3 million addition.

    The vote was 396-200 on Sept. 19, which is 66 percent for the bond. The school district needed 60 percent to pass.

    See complete story in the Sept. 27 Akron Hometowner

    Alcester-Hudson Cubs

    Upcoming Schedule:

    Thursday, September 21: 4:00 p.m. Junior High Volleyball vs. Canton at Home

    4:15 p.m. High School Cross Country Union County Quad at Elk Point

    5:00 p.m. High School Volleyball at Elk Point

    Friday, September 22: 3:30 p.m. Little Cubs Cheer Camp

    5:30 p.m. FFA Tailgate Supper

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    Foundation sponsors run

    Runners and walkers can enter the Half Marathon, 5K, or Kids Fun Run in Elk Point sponsored by the Clay Union Foundation, Inc. The events are Saturday, Sept. 30 starting at Hometowne Inn, Exit 18 off I-29.

    Those walking in the half marathon leave at 8:15 a.m., runners leave at 8:30 a.m., 5K participants leave at 8:45 a.m., and kids run starts right after the 5K leaves.

    Enter now for all three events at, under search type in

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    Hawarden Big Sioux River Days

    The Pedal Pull held Saturday, sponsored by the West Sioux FFA, had nine classes for ages 4-12.

    Above are the winners in the five-year-old class. From left, winner Levi Ronsiek of Hawarden who had a full pull the first round and 38’4” in the repull; second place Jade Koth of Beresford who had a full pull in the first round and 17’1” in the repull; third place Kyler Olson of Hawarden had

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    Donkey baseball hits Alcester

    By Dodie Hook

    It was a great night for baseball Aug. 9 at the Alcester Ball Field. However, this was no ordinary baseball game – it was Donkey Baseball.

    That’s right — donkey baseball!

    After hitting the ball, you had to mount a donkey and go to the bases. Thankfully the bases were a lot closer together than on a normal field. Outfielders had to

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    Commission decides Richland Township tax opt out

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Should the Union County Commissioners double the Tax Opt Out to maintain the township’s roads and bridges?

    The commissioners have control of Richland Township since it is not an organized township. Therefore, the county maintains its roads and bridges, collecting revenues and paying expenditures.

    “The last four years’ expenditures have been averaging about $90,000,” said Commission Chairman Milt Ustad at their June 20 meeting.

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