Area News

The Annual Memorial Day Program is Canceled, Memorial Day is NOT

The American Legion Johnson Post 382 Annual Memorial Day Program at the Hawley School and luncheon following was canceled due to Covid-19. “There are mixed feelings, but we understand why,we canceled the ceremony. It would be nice to have the ceremony as we feel it is a way of honoring those who have gone before…

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Hawley PD said Goodbye and Good Luck to a Great Officer

The Hawley Police Department said goodbye, to Officer Tyler O’Brien as he worked his last shift on 05/14/2020.   Officer O’Brien was hired as a part-time officer in July, 2015.  He became full-time, January, 2016.   Officer O’Brien matured as an officer during his tenure with the Hawley Police Department and we wish him the best of…

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Hang onto your hats, recycling is back

It seems like everyone’s garages were ready to spill out into the backyards and then it happened … The recycling center reopened to save the day. And recycling has been simplified. You can now combine your clear & brown glass in Bins #1&2; combine your tin & aluminum cans in Bins #3&4; combine your #1,…

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Eruptions continue on 15th Street

Sometimes things work well and sometimes they do not. Specifically, the spring “eruptions” on 15th Street, has forced the city to close the road again. That is what the Hawley City Council was discussing during their Monday, May 4, Hawley City Council meeting. “Part of me wishes that someone would have said it wouldn’t work,…

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Anxiety: How to deal with unknowns

“We are all realizing that this is an unprecedented time for everyone and people are trying to cope” Dr. Brian said. “It’s not like a snowstorm or hurricane. In those situations we can prepare and when know when it’s coming and when it should be ending. In this situation, we have situations of uncertainness and…

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Starting a Garden with the FFA

Two important things a parent can teach a child: how to catch a fish and how to plant a garden. “It provides them a sense of accomplishment and self-sufficiency,” Ag teacher and FFA Leader, Dave Swanson stated. He went on to say, “They can see a final outcome (good or bad) and grow something for…

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Hawley Lutheran Church Welcomes Pastor Andrea Paulson

“Obedience is our job. The outcome is God’s job,” Pastor Andrea Paulson stated. While reading in Isaiah, she came across the verse, “Yes, Lord walking the ways of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” The verse stuck with her, and as she continued to seek…

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Will Hawley be the next school to “break the pencil” on cursive writing?

Hawley Elementary currently teaches cursive handwriting in third grade, but whether the ancient style of handwriting continues is now open for discussion. “We are having a larger discussion on cursive writing and going forward, catching up with the times,” Principal Ellingson stated and went on to say, “There are a lot of different philosophies, so…

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