A Soldier Remembers

Posted August 26, 2015 at 12:11 am

By Julie Ann Madden

You’re life changes,” said Kenton Anderson, of Hawarden, who served with the U.S. Navy Special Marine Forces, patrolling the rivers of Vietnam. “It was 40 some years ago but you never forget.”

Anderson was one of many who walked to The Moving Wall to find a comrade’s name: Larry Ray Dameron, who was Killed In Action on Dec. 11 by an RPG rocket.

We were checking identification cards on the river during day patrols and at night, we did ambush patrols.

At night when they thought the enemy, Charlie, was near, they peppered the area trying to do as much damage as possible. They’d go up

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    School board OK’s revised MS, HS handbook

    By Steve Peterson

    At the Aug. 17 regular meeting, West Sioux School Board members voted 3-1 to approve a revised Middle School and High School Student Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

    Middle/High School Principal Ryan Kramer presented three options to the school board.

    “I had a number of conversations regarding the Homecoming Court. Now if a violation occurs, any year, freshmen through senior, then the student is ineligible the rest of their

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    Street lights to be replaced in Ireton

    Mid-American Energy will be replacing the nine street lights in downtown Ireton.

    City councilors voted 4-0 at the Aug. 17 meeting to agree to the project.

    It will be done this fall, said City Clerk Carol Liston. The cost will be $100 per street light.

    In other city action:

    Councilors voted to set a public hearing for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, to consider an

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    Short-term outage notice

    The City of Hawarden has advised residents that during the next several weeks they may experience short-term phone, cable and Internet outages between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. while city staff installs new system hardware.

    For questions or more information call Hawarden City Offices at 551-2565.