City officials grateful for recent storm cleanup

Posted June 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

By Steve Peterson

At the June 22 Hawarden Council meeting, Hawarden city officials shared their appreciation for the community’s help with storm cleanup.

“I wanted to thank everyone for their patience with our electric outages June 17. I want to thank our electric department (crew) for their work until 5 a.m. June 18, and they were out again at 7 a.m. I want to thank everyone for picking up their trees. Our crews have been picking up trees for three days and have some ways to go yet,” said Public Works Director Tom Kane.

“I was sent a video showing some youngsters who helped clean up Memorial Park. I wanted to thank them for their work. It is nice to see people in

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    Falcon wrestlers host golf tourney

    The Falcon Wrestling Club will have its Second Annual Golf Outing Saturday, July 9 at Hawarden Golf Course.

    The event supports Falcon Wrestling Club for wrestlers, ages 3 to high school. The event includes two meals, door prizes and a silent auction.

    The fundraiser starts at 11 a.m. For more information call Mark Van Oort at 712-541-7272.

    Family Fishing Clinic to be at RiversBend Campground

    Join RiversBend Campground and Sioux County Conservation for a fishing clinic on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. It will take place at RiversBend Campground in Rock Valley.

    No vehicle pass is needed for the event. All ages are welcome. Ages 8 and under need to have an adult present.

    We will have fishing information, casting instruction and lots of fun facts. Those 16 years of age and older must have a fishing license to actively

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    Public invited to Carp Shocking Program at Oak Grove Park

    Please join the Sioux County Conservation Board for an educational program on Asian Carp and other fish species at the Big Sioux River Boat Ramp in Oak Grove Park on July 14 at 6 p.m.

    Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist, Mike Hawkins will be presenting the program and will have the shocking pontoon for the public to see.

    The Big Sioux Catfish Anglers Club will also be there to help net any carp that are shocked.

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    May brings magic show to library summer program

    By Steve Peterson

    Jonathan May was not older than the youngsters in his audience in Hawarden when he became interested in magic. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!.’ is the theme this summer.

    “I was five-years-old growing up in Waukon in eastern Iowa. I was the only one in town who did magic. I’ve down magic my whole life,” said May.

    The June 16 show at Hawarden Community Center was part of the

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    New daycare opens near Alcester

    By Eden Hemmingson

    Right between Alcester, Hudson, and Hawarden sits a brand new family-run daycare called Half Pint Academy. The Daycare opened in the beginning of May, and the number of families has slowed down.

    “We currently have openings and hope in the fall to get 10 to 15 kids to keep us busy,” Amy Braaten, co-owner of Half Pint Academy said. “At that point we will stop accepting applications as we would like to stay in this range so we

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