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Boyden-Hull STORM team visits elementary

Posted October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

students during ‘Red Ribbon Week’

In the spirit of “Red-Ribbon Week,” the Boyden-Hull STORM team visited elementary classrooms Wednesday, Oct. 22. The STORM team is a peer helper organization whose mission is to talk about drugs, alcohol, bullying, etc. The team helps out the school in a positive manner and teaches younger students about appropriate behavior. Interactive games were played and the kids were shown various demonstrations. Each classroom was involved in a different activity with different STORM team members.

Red-Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated to preserve the memory of Special Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who lost his life after working undercover against a major drug cartel in Mexico. Red-Ribbon Week also furthers the cause

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    Construction efforts continue at Hull Christian

    It has been a busy week at Hull Christian School with painting and putting together playground equipment. The construction has been on-going and the kids have adjusted quite well. Although the noise and activity does sometimes affect the students’ day-to-day work, they are learning to cope. The worst part is that things have been moved around. Some things are in really odd places, but they are all adjusting pretty well.

    “I think the faculty

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    Good weather helping harvest progress

    With mostly warm sunny days for two weeks, area farmers were able to complete soybean harvest. Some rain last Wednesday evening provided a welcome help in lowering fire danger in fields. Now the continued sunshine and above-normal temperatures are allowing farmers to make considerable headway on the corn.

    While moisture levels on the soybeans were less than ideal at 14 percent early, said Lonn Kellenberger, manager of Farmers Elevator Cooperative at Lester, as time went on that dropped and about

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    Making cents of the addition

    West Lyon voters will be heading to the polls more than once in the coming months with the mid-term election in November and now the Dec. 2 special election. During the special election, voters will decide whether to approve a 67-cent, 10-year Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) and, in turn, approving a nearly $2 million expansion to the school and all-day, every-day kindergarten.

    The Plan

    After deciding to move forward with the expansion project, West Lyon school board

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

    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

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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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