Foundation sponsors run

Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

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 Elk Point, SD or go to:

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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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    Circus comes to Hawarden

    The Hawarden Chamber Retail Community Events Committee hosted the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus for two shows Aug. 1 near West Sioux High School. The Circus visits Hawarden every other year and has been doing so for over ten years. Many people enjoyed the fun of a circus. Photo: many line up to enter the Big Top at the 5 p.m. show. Below, Under the Big Top, people await the start of the show as cotton candy and other goodies are sold.

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    Oakhill holds ground-breaking for addition

    Oakhill Assisted Living in Hawarden held a ground-breaking July 26 to celebrate the beginning of construction to add six new resident suites, new offices, storage space, and restrooms.

    (Above l-r:) Oakhill Manger Becky Kane along with owners Jim Tausz, Dan Cain, and Jan Cain, hold the ceremonial shovels in front of Oakhill. The new construction, which has begun, can be seen on the right.

    During the

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    Four of five WS seats on ballot

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Anyone with a desire to have a seat on the West Sioux School Board may take out nomination papers now.

    All nomination papers must be returned by 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 to Board Secretary Tami Degen.

    All but Board Member Larry Gregg has to seek reelection if they want to keep their school board seat, said Degen.

    As of Monday’s press

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    Rock Valley Ringneck Rendezvous

    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

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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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