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West Lyon voters turn out for Iowa caucus

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm

jhult@ncppub.com

Two groups gathered at opposite ends of Broadway Street in Larchwood for the Iowa caucuses. Although they met for the same purpose, they took very different paths to get there.

Local Republicans and Democrats met Feb. 1 to declare their presidential preferences, elect delegates to the county convention, address key issues important to their communities and elect local party leadership.

More than 75 Larchwood residents turned out at the Republican caucus last Monday night to select one presidential candidate among the 12 vying for the nomination. By 7 p.m., it was standing

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    Snowing and blowing

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    Schools and businesses close early; Sheriff urged no travel

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    Pipe dream could become reality

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    Natural gas runs through three-quarters of Lyon County, heating homes and businesses in six of its eight cities. Now the two most northwesterly towns are taking a hard look at following suit and hooking up.

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    He answers to Curt Nelson during city council meetings, but most know him as Signman.

    The nickname originated in Rapid City, South Dakota, where he grew up and began creating sign art and murals. It followed him to northwest Iowa, as did his business, which was called, appropriately, Signman.

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    A Voice in Washington

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    Kendra Michael will be a voice for Iowa FCCLA at Washington, D.C., next month.

    The West Lyon sophomore has been selected by the Iowa Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America to attend a national policy seminar.

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    Hats for Lexi

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    A West Lyon School student recently spent her 16th birthday in the hospital with complete kidney failure.

    Lexi Knutson was rushed to a Sioux Falls emergency room Dec. 7 with severe abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with C. Diff (clostridium difficile colitis), a bacterial infection in the colon, and treated with medication.

    Six days later, the painkillers, in

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    Family films footage for upcoming TV show

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    After 12 hours in a harness 35 feet above ground in the dead of an Iowa winter, your fingers are numb, you’re out of things to talk about and the wind chill is so negative it isn’t even a real number.

    Call them crazy — they’ve heard it before — but there’s nothing David

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    ‘Real-life nightmare’ hits close to home

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    The woods were thick with fog the night of Nov. 17, 1973. The campfire was the only light for miles. The teens heard noises nearby. Little did they know they were being watched.

    What happened next would go down in history as one of the Midwest’s most heinous mass murders.

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    Prices down at the pumps

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    Gas prices have fallen below $2 nationwide for the first time since 2009, and local residents are seeing significant savings at the pumps.

    Last Friday, drivers paid $1.90 per gallon at gas stations in Larchwood, Lester and Inwood, compared to an average of $2.52 this time last year.

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