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Inwood hosts annual July 4th Celebration

Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Inwood welcomed residents and out-of-towners to join in observing the country’s Independence Day with a variety of activities.

The celebration kicked off Wednesday, July 2, with the Cruise-in and Car Show. The following night, the Inwood Fire and Rescued hosted its annual fun night in the park. The evening included games, food and live music by the band, Risky Business.

On Friday, July 4, the activities began bright and early with Kiwanis members serving their annual breakfast, and runners taking off on a 5K or one-mile road race.

The kiddie parade and regular parade started shortly after 10, which was followed by food and games in the park, as well as the tractor pull.

Afternoon activities included a water fight,

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    Lee and Vicki Rath chosen as Family Days Parade Marshals

    Lee and Vicki Rath will serve as this year’s grand marshals for the Larchwood Family Days parade

    The Larchwood couple both grew up in Lyon County, Lee in Rock Rapids and Vicki in George. In 1969 Lee graduated from Central Lyon and headed off to college in Iowa City at the University of Iowa to study accounting. A year later, Vicki graduated from George High School and followed suit. Despite growing up in neighboring towns, the two didn’t meet until they were away at

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    Progress being made

    on A18 bridge overlay

    For the last month, drivers that regularly use county road A18, southwest of Larchwood, have had to find alternative routes. On June 2, crews began a bridge overlay project which took the bridge over the Big Sioux River out of commission. Fortunately, the project is moving along much quicker than expected and a late July completion date is anticipated.

    According to Lyon County Engineer, Laura Sievers, right now the project is 50 percent complete and crews are in the

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    Enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors

    June is National Great Outdoors Month and while it may be tempting to stay indoors as the temperatures rise, Sunday Ford and the Sioux County Conservation Board have given more than enough reasons to get outside and explore this area. Activities are being offered throughout the summer, a great opportunity to bond as a family and to learn more about nature.

    “There seems to be, as the generations go on, more of a separation from the outdoors,”

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    Foreign Candy Company recognized as one of Iowa’s healthiest employers

    The Foreign Candy Company Inc. in Hull was one of nine companies in Iowa recognized for its efforts to create healthy workplaces.

    The Healthiest Employers of Iowa award program recognizes companies throughout the state that have committed to creating a healthy workplace for their employees.

    Companies were asked to complete an online assessment that focused on six areas: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communicating and marketing, programming and interventions, reporting and analysis. Finalists were selected from three

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    Heavy rain causes flooding in northwest Iowa

    Heavy rainfall in northwest Iowa caused severe flooding last week and residents of Rock Valley experienced tremendous devastation as much of the town was left underwater.

    At a press conference in Rock Valley Tuesday, June 17, police chief Monte Warburton said that approximately 100 homes on the north and west side of town had been evacuated. Additionally, the Rock Valley police and fire departments were part a of rescue effort

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    Cornie and Gert Folkerts to lead the way in Fourth of July Parade

    This year, the Inwood Community Club chose Cornie and Gert Folkerts to lead the way during the 2014 Inwood Fourth of July Parade as grand marshals. Throughout the years, the long-time Inwood couple has contributed much to their church and community.

    Cornie was born and raised on a farm seven miles outside of Inwood, within a family of eight children. “Like everyone else, we had some livestock of all kinds, cattle and milk cows and hogs and sheep and all of that,” he

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    A storm to remember

    n Monday, June 16, there was the potential for wind with scattered strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hail, and possibly tornadoes. As predicted, the storms hit and hit hard.

    Beginning around 4 p.m., rain began pouring down and did not let up for hours. Into the night it carried on and, within no time, fields were flooded and roadways were impassible.

    The following day, once the storm had finally passed, people throughout Lyon County were left with flooded fields, yards and

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    Disc golf course in Westside Park offers new pastime in Hull

    The number of activities and entertainment citizens of Hull have available to them just went up, thanks to a father and son who wanted to share their love for disc golf. The game is just what it sounds like — a game of golf played with frisbees instead of clubs and golf balls. The “holes” are baskets set into the ground that players try to throw their frisbees into from a set distance.

    Father and son, Jerry and

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    Minnesota Twins grant money to Western Christian High School for field renovation

    Jordan Harmelink | Sports Editor

    HULL—Western Christian received a $5,000 matching grant from the Minnesota Twins that will enable the school to renovate the baseball and softball fields through the Twins Fields for Kids program.

    Efforts began at the end of the last summer, just a few months before director of development and promotions, Wes Fopma, started his duties on July 1.

    “When I started here the field was in pretty bad shape, especially after the summer when

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