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WS Board holds work session

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm

West Sioux Community School District school board members, administrators and staff met with Tim Grieves, Ph.D., chief administrator for Northwest Area Education Agency, on July 23 to discuss future school district goals. From l to r: School Board President Gary Witt, teacher Jerrod Henrich, Shared Superintendent Randy Collins and teacher Josh Martinsen.

    Councilor questions bill paying policy

    “I want to know why we’re paying part of the cell phone bills for four employees. It should be for all or nothing,” said Hawarden Councilor Monte Harvey.

    The matter will be placed on the Aug. 6 agenda. Currently the city pays have the cell phone bills for Administrator Gary Tucker,

    “Why are we paying these four people and only these four people half of their cell phone bills? I don’t see any reason why we should.”

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    Ireton traffic speeds a concern to police

    Hawarden Police Chief Mike DeBruin, whose department also serves Ireton, has discussed the issue of speeding with Ireton councilors.

    The matter was continued to the August meeting on July 21.

    DeBruin said that streets of concern are County Road K-30, as it has a 35 MPH zone which drops to 25 in the residential areas but some drivers do not slow down.

    Also, on First Street, the 25 MPH portion may be

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    Running events back Dinner Date program

    A 10K and 5K run will be held as fundraisers for Hawarden’s Senior Center to help to provide senior citizens’ Dinner Date program at the Senior Center.

    Miles for Meals will take place Aug. 30 on Labor Day Weekend. The event will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start from Hawarden Community Center, 1150 Central Ave., in Hawarden. Packet pickup will be Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hawarden Community Center.

    Registration fee is $25 for all

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    Contestants sought for BSRD Princess

    Hawarden Chamber of Commerce is looking for young ladies to represent Hawarden during the Labor Day Celebration as the Little Miss Big Sioux River Princess.

    Qualifications are the following: contestants must be currently living in Hawarden; contestants must be attending West Sioux Community School; and contestants must be entering grades second, third and fourth in 2014-2015.

    Interviews will take place on Aug. 23 at Hawarden Public Library.

    The Crowning Ceremony will take

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    Benefit to assist 4-year-old battling cancer

    By Steve Peterson

    A fundraising event, “Angels for Alexis” will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, to assist Alexis Van Bochove and her family fight Alexis’s brain cancer.

    The event will be from 7 a.m. to Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1103 Central Ave. in Hawarden. There will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction and bake sale.

    “We’re getting a lot of support and donations from all over,” said organizer Michelle Van Noort.

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    Emergency training

    Members of Hawarden EMS, Hawarden Fire Department, Hawarden Police Department, and Hawarden Lifeguards all took part in training on handling a pool accident at the Hawarden Swimming Pool July 16.

    Games night at Calliope Village rescheduled

    Calliope Village will be the site of a Family Fundraiser for the Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society.

    There will be an evening of fun activities with a dunk tank, frisbee toss, horseshoe toss, croquet, archery, clothes pin drop, ring toss, and fun races for prizes as well as a food stand. The games cost 25 cents.

    The event will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 with the rain date Saturday, Aug. 9 at the same

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