Ayesha Ryan

Posted August 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

6 months

Lester, Iowa

August 3, 2018

Ayesha Ryan, 6 months, of Lester, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Methodist Children’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.


Memorial services were Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Seeds of Faith Church, Lester.

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    New street signs installed in Lester


    New street signs were put up in Lester Thursday, Aug. 2, as part of a project by the Lester Visioning Corp. (previously known as Lester Betterment). The nonprofit group had been seeking ways to improve the community and. after going through a visioning process with Trees Forever and the Iowa DOT, it was decided that one way to improve the community would be to

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    New administrator named for Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids

    The board of trustees for Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital recently announced that Craig Hohn has accepted the position as the facility’s administrator.

    Hohn will begin the full-time position Sept. 1, and he will help the board and the Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital Association as the construction of a state-of-the-art replacement hospital and clinic in Rock Rapids continues.

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    Fun start to fall


    After two successful Farmers’ Markets in Larchwood last fall, the Larchwood Community Group is excited for this year’s event scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Larchwood City Park. The night’s format will be similar to last year’s.

    “We have a very diverse selection of vendors,” said Holly Horstman, Larchwood Community Group member. “The

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    Connecting people to pork beyond the farm


    While the local county fair provides an opportunity to see a variety of livestock and agricultural products and services, a special display at the 2018 Lyon County Fair took it to a new level. In a tent south of the show arena, the United Clovers 4-H club and Mogler Farms (Pig Hill) provided a real-time look at the pig farrowing process and the progression to market-readiness.

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    Back in the arena again


    Several students from northwest Iowa rode into summer by qualifying for the National High School and Junior High Rodeo finals. Cheyenne Vande Stouwe an eighth grader at West Lyon attended the National Junior High Rodeo finals June 24-June 30 in Huron, South Dakota. With more then 1,000 students from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico participating, this is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. “Cheyenne

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    New business blooms in Inwood


    Many residents have likely seen the new business in downtown Inwood. Katie Scholten of Inwood has opened a new floral shop and will be offering floral services for weddings and events in the northwest Iowa area as well as Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Indigo Row Floral Design was started after Scholten arranged the flowers for

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    funeral set for Thursday

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and will continue until time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.