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Bloodmobile nets 28 pints

Posted November 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Red Cross Blood Bank workers prepared donors last Tuesday at the Westbrook Blood Drive in the community center. The drive exceeded its goal of 24 pints with 28 pints donated. There were 30 donors with 3 deferrals, and 2 unproductive.

    School board hears financial report

    •Principal Paul Olson requested change in student handbook for winter

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    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    WWG — Joel Stencel, Audit Manager of Eide Bailly auditing firm, made a presentation which showed an outline of the schools annual financial report.

    Stencel noted that the school’s operating fund balance slipped three out of the past four years. The final budget figure for 2015-2016 school year was slightly

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    Good turnout for Thanksgiving Fun Run/Walk

    Last week 50 to 100 runners and walkers turned out for the annual Thanksgiving 5K Fun Run/Walk held at the Sanford Westbrook Medical Center.

    The event started at 8:00 a.m. on Columbus Avenue. The race was around the city streets of Westbrook.

    Dennis Long


    Rock Rapids, Iowa

    November 26, 2016

    Dennis “Denny” Long, 73, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at his residence.

    Funeral service

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    Audrey Jongerius


    Rock Rapids, Iowa

    November 20, 2016

    Audrey Jongerius, 84, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Sanford Hospital of Rock Rapids.

    Funeral was Saturday, Nov. 26, at First Reformed

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    Arie Blom


    Inwood, Iowa

    November 19, 2016

    Arie Blom, 87, of rural Inwood, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Sioux Falls VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Funeral services were

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    Linda Smith


    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    November 20, 2016

    Linda D. Smith, 68, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. 

    Funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 26, at George Boom Funeral

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    Santa Claus is coming

    Now that Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten or strategically hidden somewhere in the back of the fridge, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.

    On Saturday, Dec. 3, Santa Claus will be coming to the Inwood Community Center to spread some Christmas joy. Santa will have treats for the kids, and he encourages those who want pictures with him to

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    Community health needs assessment sets priorities

    What are the greatest health needs of Lyon County residents? What are Iowa’s top health issues? What’s driving health differences across the state and how can those gaps be closed?

    Melissa Stillson, Health Services of Lyon County administrator, recently took a closer look at those questions to prepare a county-wide community health needs

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