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New Inwood Christian 1st and 2nd grade teacher shares thoughts on first month

Posted September 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm

A month into the 2014-2015 school year, new Inwood Christian teacher, Katie Bonnema, has gotten well acquainted with her students and the staff. During the past month, she has found that it’s a close-knit school in a close-knit community.

“It’s going really well. I enjoy the faculty here and the students,” Katie said. “I can see that it’s a close community and the school is close. Everyone is involved.”

Prior to taking her position as the new first and second grade teacher at Inwood Christian School, Katie graduated from Dordt College. There, she majored in elementary education, with arts and coaching endorsements. She decided to pursue a career in teaching because she has a passion for working with children and seeing them become more knowledgeable.

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    Game of thrones

    West Lyon School will be celebrating homecoming week from Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 3.

    Activities will kickoff Monday with “Merica Day” where the students will dress in red, white and blue. That evening, homecoming coronation will be at 7 p.m. at the school.

    This year’s homecoming candidates for king are Chase Grotewold, son of Jeff and Mary Grotewold of Larchwood; Vaughn Moser, son of Jeff and Connie Moser of Larchwood; Dylan Whalen, son of Patrick Whalen and

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    Inwood Community Club gives

    donations to local organizations

    Last month, during the Inwood Community Club meeting, money was awarded to a number of area organizations. In all, $15,500 was disbursed or set aside for new sound equipment, the summer rec program, as well as for next year’s Fourth of July fireworks. Below is a list of the recipients and the dollar amount they received.

    Monies were dispersed as follows:

    Inwood Aquatic Center: $8,000

    Inwood Museum: $1,500

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    Fellowship Village addition takes shape

    Last April, after adequate funding had been secured through the “The Making Privacy a Priority” campaign, Fellowship Village hired a contractor, had a groundbreaking and kicked off construction on a new addition and facility remodel. Since its onset, the addition and renovation have been going smoothly, and everything is still on track.

    According to Fellowship Village administrator, Emily Jones, “Construction has been going good. The new addition is on track to be completed early October, and the remodel is scheduled to be done by

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    After-School program to host fundraiser

    On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Inwood After-School Program will be hosting a fundraiser and sign-up night at the Inwood Community Center. Over the past year, the program has seen a number of changes, and the new board is looking for funds to keep the program viable.

    About a year ago, the after-school program had a transitional period when a combination of factors caused the city council to discontinue the city-funded program. In response, a group of parents and community members met

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    Fuss Fitness takes part in ‘Take Shape for Life’

    “Take Shape for Life” and thousands of participants across the U.S. brought nationwide awareness to the Optimal Health movement by pledging to walk a minimum of one mile on Sept. 4. Fuss Fitness encouraged this movement and set up a community walk Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. However, participants began slower and walked about 15 minutes, covering about a half-mile instead of the full mile.

    There were 10 willing participants able to keep a

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    New Snack Pack program kicks off

    Last January when Misty Zwart took her GEMS group to help pack meals as a service project for the Sioux Center Snack Pack group, she had no idea it would be the beginning of a calling God was readying her for. She thought it was a really worthy cause.

    After working with the group, she was listening to a radio station out of Sioux Falls, S.D., and realized she was being prompted to try and start a

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    Hull moving forward on low income housing

    Hull moving forward

    on low-income housing

    For several years there has been a shortage of low- to middle-income rental housing in Hull. But recently the city took a big step in helping to solve that problem.

    Last week, the Hull Industrial Development Corporation (HIDC) closed a deal to purchase an approximately two-acre parcel of property from Dave Pluim, which is located between Second and Third streets in the northeast area of Hull. The intention is for

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    Fatal accident on Hwy 182 and A34

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol, on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and County Road A34. A 2008 Dodge Charger driven by Jacob Kennet, 18, of Le Mars, Iowa, collided with a 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by Susan R. Bliek, 51, of Rock Valley. Bliek was killed and others were injured. Bliek was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Kennet’s vehicle was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital; there has been no

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