Area News

Little Nuggets Childcare is Hosting a Toy Drive

You are never too young to learn how important it is to look out for others whether it is kids at your local playground or kids in an orphanage 1,900 miles away, and that is something the twelve little Nuggets are learning at Danielle Becker’s Little Nuggets Childcare. How can you help these Little Nuggets?…

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Outstanding Student of the Year award!

Let’s kick off the new school year with the 2019 Outstanding Student of the Year. At last spring’s annual Hawley Community Awards Banquet, the top three finalists: Kelso Anderson, Nathan Sperr and Matt Thompson were introduced to the audience, but only one would receive the Outstanding Student of the Year award, an award presented by…

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Hawley’s own Shannon Olson returns to HHS as FACS teacher

Running a household in the 21st Century is a lot different than it was in the 20th Century. What we once called Home Economics—decorating cakes and sewing aprons has evolved with the times. In 1994, the class was renamed FACS (Family and Consumer Science) and the curriculum was changed to better prepare students for the…

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Nugget Band is Back under Baratono’s Beat and Boogie

Polish the brass, wet the reed, and tune the piano as the percussion sets the rhythm under Hawley High School’s new band director, Arlo Baratono’s lead. Last year, Mr. Baratono came to Hawley as a student-teacher and worked with Mr. Wander. “I’m super fortunate to have worked with him. My high school band director recommended…

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The boys from Scouts BSA Troop 656 have been busy this summer!

The boys from Scouts BSA Troop 656 have been busy this summer! The troop has always been busy doing service projects for the community and earning merit badges to move themselves up the ranks toward Eagle Scout. However, this summer they added some fun activities.  Seven scouts kicked off the summer by taking a canoe…

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Some Soft Spot Surfaces even after Otta Seal is Sealed

“With soft spots like that, all we can really do is patch those areas over the years,” the city engineer told the council. Tyson went on to say that this project was only about $80,000 and is considered a temporary fix. It is not a road rebuild and covered in asphalt. That type of construction…

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From an Idea to a Company, Vektor Designs, Continues to Move Forward

Vektor (Vector) is a geometric object which has both magnitude for length and direction. Vektor is commonly represented by a line segment traveling in a specific direction, and often indicated by an arrow. Justin Mattson, President of Vektor Designs, which specializes in creating “quality, robust mechanical engineering designs” such as weldments, sheet metal, machines, plastics,…

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The Aakres have Gone Above and Beyond for the Hawley Community

This year, devoted community couple, Keith and Lori Aakre received the Above and Beyond Award; and like most award recipients at the banquet, they had no idea. “They are pretty sneaky at saying the award is for someone else, but then it’s someone in the group,” Lori stated and went on to say, “When they…

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