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Veterans Remembered on Memorial Day

Posted June 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

By Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

special — speakers at local services spoke of how the true meaning of Memorial Day is becoming lost to many Americans. They continue to recall the real reason for such a holiday. Yet in spite of that local veterans organizations continue to hold high the honoring of fallen veterans at many Memorial Day ceremonies.

Following an all day rain the day before the Walnut Grove American Legion Post and Auxiliary #267 held their Memorial Day Ceremony at the WWG Elementary School at 9:30 a.m.

Before the Memorial Service the WWG elementary band played a patriotic selection. Then the post and auxiliary presented the colors followed by the elementary

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    Lyon County Riverboat Foundation

    welcomes new board members

    New board members were welcomed to the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation during a meeting May 26. New members are Kathi Wilke replacing Julie Miller and Jerry Keizer replacing Gene Schroeder.

    The foundation also established a new and easy way for eligible non-profit organizations to secure a $2,000 grant for a special project. The foundation plans to award up to $100,000 in mini grants this grant cycle.

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    Sanford Canton-Inwood renovation complete

    by Jocelyn Hommes | Writer

    Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center is celebrating the recent completion of its 29-month, $7.5 million renovation project.

    This past week, on May 28, the medical center had an open house in the evening, welcoming the community to come and tour the new facility and attend a dedication ceremony. The tours of the hospital showcased all the newly-renovated areas, from the clinic to the pharmacy to the

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    Boyden girls place in gymnastics tournament

    Four Boyden girls are dedicated gymnastics participants. They spend the majority of their free time practicing and learning new things. They started out doing gymnastics at Galaxy Gymnastics in Sioux Center around the ages of 4-6 years old. They have since moved on to bigger and better things, hoping for a little more challenge.

    The challenges have come to them, to be sure. They have competed against many other teams and have traveled too many times to

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    Douma returns to Hull as clubhouse manager

    He’s back.

    Fans of Western Christian basketball remember Dustin Douma as a shooting guard who helped the team win the high school state basketball title in 2010 and runner-up in 2011. Now the 22-year-old is returning to Hull for the summer as manager of Rolling Hills Clubhouse.

    Douma started the job last week and was hoping for lots of warm, sunny days so golfers can get on the course.

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    Boyden confinement considered a total loss

    On Saturday at about 2:20 p.m., the Boyden Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 3085 Jay Ave., three miles northwest of Boyden. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they noted a confinement building containing about 1,000 pigs, a feed bunk and several round bales were engulfed in flames.

    At that point, it was determined the Boyden Fire Crew should have some extra help fighting the blaze.

    “All assisting

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    Inwood Fire & Rescue takes delivery of new ambulance

    Inwood Fire & Rescue recently took delivery of a 2014 ambulance built by Arrow Manufacturing of Rock Rapids. The new chassis and re-manufactured box cost about $118,000. Of that amount, $97,781 was a Lyon County Riverboat Foundation grant. Financial support from the community at Inwood Fire & Rescue fundraisers paid the remaining costs. The vehicle replaces a 1993 ambulance, which will be sold. Inwood’s rescue squad currently has 14 volunteer members.

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    Two peas in a pod

    By Karma Vander Velde, Courtesy of the Rock Valley Bee

    Two of a kind, two halves that make a whole, and the two shall become one. Anthony and Rose Gacke have proven they fit this bill because they are about to celebrate 70 happy years of marriage.

    On Tuesday, April 10, 1945, at 9 a.m. the two were wed in Larchwood’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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    Trinity Christian hosts

    The War Eagle Conference All-Academic Banquet March 24 was hosted by Trinity Christian High School in Hull. The 12 participating schools from northwest Iowa were Akron-Westfield, Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn, Remsen St. Mary’s, Remsen Union, South O’Brien, Trinity Christian and West Sioux.

    Area students and their parents were honored at the banquet. There was a short address given by Howard Wilson, chief administrative officer at Dordt College. One of the highlights of his speech was

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    Hull’s Business & Industry Expo is April 15

    The Hull Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first annual Business & Industry Expo Wednesday, April 15, from 1-8 p.m. at Hull Community Building.

    Everyone is invited and admission is free to the event, which will feature 45 businesses from Hull and the surrounding area sharing information about the products and services they offer.

    Expo visitors will also enjoy free popcorn and a chance to win door

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