One WS IE Speech student receives All-State honors

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux Individual Events Speech members competed at state at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School March 14.

“We are losing a lot of great seniors this year,” West Sioux Individual Events Speech Coach Melinda Bak. “They are going to be missed. I’ve had the honor of coaching most of them for the last three years.”

Next year will be a year for us to recruit new faces and build the team’s numbers back up, she said.

At state West Sioux had 11 performances.

Shania Marienau earned straight Superior “I” ratings on both her Poetry and Solo Musical pieces.

“She has never

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    It looks like we picked a good time for spring break this year. Spring break is always a hard time to pick because you want the weather to be nice but you also don’t want to wait until the end of the school year. With temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s this was about as nice as you could ask for. Like many people I have talked to, I agree that it would be nice to see some rain sometime soon. It seems like spring kind of drags its heels until the first

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    Legislators give General Assembly update

    By Steve Peterson

    Topics ranged from land conservation to education funding and turtles at a forum conducted by Iowa Representative John Kooiker (R-Boyden) and Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) March 20.

    A gathering of about a dozen residents attended to learn about the General Assembly’s current session. This forum was hosted by the Hawarden Chamber of Commerce.

    Kooiker’s District No. 4 includes Hawarden and Ireton.

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    Community Garden sign-up held

    Tom Chapman, left, chats about the Hawarden Community Garden with Dave Harry. Residents had a chance March 14 to buy a plot to work on this spring. Chapman said work will begin in early May at the garden located at American Lutheran Church in Hawarden. There are 24 slots available for 2015.