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Crooked Fence hosts grand opening

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

One of Ireton’s newest businesses, the Crooked Fence, held a Grand Opening April 4 and 5.

Owner Diane Burns has operated The Crooked Fence since Nov. 19, 2013.

It is adjacent to Ireton City Offices in the 306 Main St. building. The Hawarden Regional Healthcare Community Clinic is also located in the building. The building had previously been home to an American Legion Hall and a bowling alley.

Burns held an official Grand Opening, which included a wine tasting both days with Tucker Hill Farm owner Bart Dittmer.

Burns, at the store’s opening, said she was sad that the portion of

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    Lifestyle Fitness opens in Hawarden

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    “I want a place where everyone can feel good about coming and having a workout,” said Vlotho.

    Vlotho graduated in December 2012 from the University of Sioux Falls, where he was a standout football player.

    He will be putting

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    WS Vocal Jazz: runner-up state champs

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    West Sioux won the state Jazz Vocal championship in Class 1A the last three years and has been selected for state competition the last seven years.

    But Audubon Community School’s Voices Only group won the title in Tuesday’s

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    When the 30 days the commission had planned to give Jeff Potratz had passed, Planning Director Dennis Henze informed the commissioners he hadn’t responded to either the mailed notice to meet with Henze or the certified letter notifying him he had 30 days to remove the concrete rubble and tree

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    By Steve Peterson

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    “I always keep a running total and

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    WS celebrates ‘Candyland’ prom

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux‘s Junior Class hosted the Junior-Senior Prom April 5, with the Grand March before Prom and Post-Prom afterward.

    “Candyland” was the theme.

    Emcee was Denise Salker, Middle School and High School secretary, who was dressed up in a candy-themed outfit.

    “I got it off the Internet,” said Salker of her Candyland dress.

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