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Awards given at Lyon County 2015 Business Recognition

Posted July 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Nine county businesses and one community event were recognized by the Lyon County Economic Development advisory board at the annual recognition luncheon at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids Tuesday, July 14.

“The Business Recognition program is our way to begin to showcase the great companies of different sizes and different industries in our county,” said Steve Simons, Lyon County Economic Development director. “Lyon County is blessed with great businesses and events and this allows us to express our appreciation for their investment, hard work and contribution to our communities.”

“Our county economic development strategic plan has a number of action items that lead me and the advisory board in our efforts. Business Recognition is one of those

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    From an interest

    Jamie Hult has joined the staff of New Century Press as a full-time writer.

    Hult, originally of Jackson, Tennessee, left home to attend college at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She began with a major in film but eventually switched to a double major in English with an emphasis on professional writing and film studies.

    “I loved film photography as a kid,”

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    West Lyon FCCLA National Leadership Conference

    Gold medals awarded to
    four students

    Although many may not know what FCCLA is, West Lyon students are certainly taking full advantage of the opportunities the organization presents. Recently, four students at West Lyon competed at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s 2015 national leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

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    SummerFest parade marshals announced

    This year’s Hull SummerFest parade marshals have both chosen to serve the community through their careers. John Scholten, owner of Scholten Plumbing and Heating 50 years, will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. Waylon Pollema, a deputy with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and a school resource officer, will be the Parade Marshal.

    Both men are honored and humbled by the recognition.

    John and his wife, Agnes, started

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    Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

    Linda Anderson’s favorite pastime is her flower garden. Even though she works 40 hours a week as a nurse in Rock Valley, she still finds time for the flowers. And it shows because her’s is one of the most beautiful gardens ever! The spot has been a popular place for wedding pictures and she is happy to share the garden with those who are interested in that type of thing.

    “It is more relaxation,” Anderson said, than

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    Lester teenager to compete in rodeo finals

    About to enter her senior year at West Lyon, Katie Klingensmith of Lester is not afraid of a challenge. Her biggest, as of late, is travelling to Rock Springs, Wyoming, to participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo competition that she qualified for recently.

    Katie has a history with horses. “I got my first pony when I was 4,” she said. Now, as a 17-year-old in high

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    Veterans Remembered on Memorial Day

    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

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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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