Kurth becomes newest city councilor

Posted October 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Frequently seen helping out at Calliope Village, Tim Kurth took his next step in his service to the City of Hawarden when he became a Hawarden city councilor, taking part in his first meeting Sept. 26.

Kurth will fill the term of George Jacobs, whose work responsibilities forced him to relocate to Omaha. Kurth will serve until next year’s election. No special election was sought.

Kurth, 63, is a retired construction worker.

“I’ll try to do my best and be honest with people,” said Kurth, who is married to Carol Frerichs.

Kurth has been working on his home in Hawarden for about 10 years after working construction in the Stillwater, Minn. area.

“It was in Minnesota where I got interested in saving old buildings. I worked on the remodeling of the first courthouse in Minnesota, which is in Stillwater and at some mansions,” said Kurth.

Kurth has been active in the effort to restore the former Hawarden City Hall, which was built in 1918, and the Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society.

Kurth explained the biggest issues presently facing Hawarden include the 10th Street construction project, scheduled for next year and a rezoning matter on the south end of the city.

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