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Fellowship Village addition takes shape

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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 early January.”

So far, there have been no major setbacks on the $2 million renovation, which includes the addition of nine private rooms and the conversion of nine semi-private rooms into private rooms. There will be a dedicated hospice suite, a new nurse call station, a

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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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    New Snack Pack program kicks off

    Last January when Misty Zwart took her GEMS group to help pack meals as a service project for the Sioux Center Snack Pack group, she had no idea it would be the beginning of a calling God was readying her for. She thought it was a really worthy cause.

    After working with the group, she was listening to a radio station out of Sioux Falls, S.D., and realized she was being prompted to try and start a

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    Hull moving forward on low income housing

    Hull moving forward

    on low-income housing

    For several years there has been a shortage of low- to middle-income rental housing in Hull. But recently the city took a big step in helping to solve that problem.

    Last week, the Hull Industrial Development Corporation (HIDC) closed a deal to purchase an approximately two-acre parcel of property from Dave Pluim, which is located between Second and Third streets in the northeast area of Hull. The intention is for

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    Fatal accident on Hwy 182 and A34

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol, on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and County Road A34. A 2008 Dodge Charger driven by Jacob Kennet, 18, of Le Mars, Iowa, collided with a 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by Susan R. Bliek, 51, of Rock Valley. Bliek was killed and others were injured. Bliek was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Kennet’s vehicle was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital; there has been no

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    Midkota adds three to teaching staff

    By Sherry Lind | Editor

    Midkota has three new members on its teaching staff. Two are at the elementary school in Binford and one at the high school in Glenfield.

    Jeff Ringstad is the new social studies/geography/history teacher for the secondary school. He graduated from Mayville State University in May 2014 with a

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    Hanson and Hackman crowned King and Queen

    Hanson and

    Hackman crowned King and Queen

    Photo by Dutton’s Valley Gallery

    Crowned the 2014 Griggs County Central Homecoming King and Queen were Justin Hanson and Mariah Hackman. Making up the Homecoming court were senior girls Jadin Carlson, Chelsea Ellefson, Nicole Samson, and Taylor Zimprich and senior boys Beau Beattie, Hunter Engel, Kevin Heinz, and Riley Nelson

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    Anderson receives Melvin Jones award

    • Larry Anderson receives one of Lions highest awards

    Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    If you are at any event sponsored by the Westbrook Lions you will almost always find Lion Larry Anderson somewhere around, if not in front, just as likely working behind the scenes. Larry has been a very active member of the Lions for the past 15 years or so. Recently he was presented

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