News from Sussex includes an announcement by the Hamilton School District and Halquist Stone, featuring plans for construction of a youth sports complex on School District land.
Halquist Stone is donating $200,000 to build a 14-acre complex for youth softball and soccer. Two Little League softball fields are planned, along with six 50-yard soccer fields, two 40-yard soccer fields and one NCAA regulation-sized soccer field.
The complex will be located just south of Hamilton High School.
Halquist Stone continues to support the School District in this community, and has raised more than $1 million over a 10-year period for various projects.
Halquist was the sponsor of Dozer Days for many years — a yearly, one-day event where children of all ages could examine heavy construction equipment up close, and partake in family photos on and around the equipment. Dozer Days was also a fundraising effort for the School District.
The event ended in 2009 because of insurance restrictions and tougher Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations.
But with the new youth sports complex plan, Halquist has found a new way to give back to the community.
Keith Barber is a data reporter at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at 414-225-1821.