Fair dates set

Posted June 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm

The 2019 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester , S.D., have been set for Thursday, Aug. 1 – Sunday, Aug. 4. There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and Open Class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

Thursday, Aug. 1

The fair will kick off on Thursday morning with Conference Judging of Wood Science, Photography and Home Environment exhibits at 9:00 a.m. and judges orientation and judging of all other 4-H & Open Class Display exhibits at 10:00 a.m. The Swine Show will begin at 10:00 a.m. along with the Zoomobile.

New this year is a Peewee Livestock Show and Tell beginning at 12:30 p.m. The

Read Full Story…

    Two seek Alcester mayoral seat April 9

    By Julie Ann Madden

    More than four years ago, Alcester Mayor Tom Glas knew nothing about being a town’s mayor.

    However, when he was asked to do the job, he took the position. Now, Glas is seeking his second term, hoping to complete a few more projects.

    During his first term as mayor, Glas feels he and city officials have accomplished much.

    They’ve constructed Beck Drive,

    Read Full Story…

    Governor appoints Ireton woman

    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.

    j A-H Stai award photo.tif

    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

    Read Full Story…

    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

    Read Full Story…

    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

    Read Full Story…

    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,”

    Read Full Story…

    j A-H 1st grade PB & J winners.tif

    ‘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

    Read Full Story…

    *Craft Fair.tif

    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.