Pipeline to increase Inwood water volume

Posted November 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Construction of new sidewalks to follow

Pipeline could be completed this year

The city of Inwood is working to replace its old 4-inch water main along Oak Street with a new 6-inch water main before winter hits.

The old water main is not large enough to do its job, said Mayor Dan Moen. The new line travels north along Oak Street and will increase the volume of water to the north end of Oak Street.

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    Attema benefit set for Nov. 21

    A benefit Saturday, Nov. 21, will aid an Inwood man who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    Harlan Attema, 55, has worked as a truck driver over 30 years. In July he and his family learned he had pancreatic cancer. He started radiation treatments last week.

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    Three stars for day care

    Field of Dreams Day Care has completed a voluntary, state-sponsored program to improve the child care it provides in Larchwood.

    To participate in the program, Quality Ratings System (QRS), a child-care center must go above and beyond the state’s standard requirements for licensed providers through extra staff training, inspections and more.

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    Gun dealer opens in Alvord

    As the owner of Ruff-N-Ready Armory, Denis Knobloch wants to help customers find firearms and related gear that fit their needs — from popular products to obscure ones.

    Knobloch opened the online business Oct. 8. He also operates in Alvord where he has run a machine shop, Kam Inc., since 1992.

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    School expands space, tightens security

    New entrance to deter danger, protect students

    Elementary enrollment highest in 30 years

    West Lyon School has brought all-new classrooms to preschool and kindergarten, an all-secure entrance to the school and all-day kindergarten to students.

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    Simple farmer’s legacy lives on

    An Inwood farmer’s estate brought $3.6 million for the McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls.

    Arie Huyser, who passed away in May at the age of 65, willed his 220 acres of farmland to be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to the ranch. The three parcels of land and acreage were sold Oct. 28

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    Be their guest for a Disney school musical

    West Lyon High School invites the community to be its guest for a student production of Beauty and the Beast Oct. 29-30.

    An adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated film, the high school musical stars senior Torrie Leuthold as Belle and junior Evan VerSteeg as the Beast. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday,

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    Yields run circles around past years

    Farmers Elevator Co-op in Larchwood has received 11.3 million bushels of soybeans, with yields of 60-75 bushels per acre.

    That’s 124 percent of its four-year average, said Wes Koedam, location manager at Farmers Elevator Co-Op in Rock Rapids.

    “Overall the yields for the crops have been one of the top three yields I’ve ever seen,” Koedam said.

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    Hope Haven matches employees, employers

    Twice a week at 5 a.m., Brian Stensland unloads the produce truck at Larchwood Food Center and cleans the meat room every afternoon.

    Stensland is one of several Lyon County residents who have found employment through Hope Haven, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with disabilities find jobs and partners with employers to identify employees that fit

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