Pet grooming services now

Posted February 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Inwood residents won’t have to travel far to have their pets groomed from now on. A few weeks ago, Denise Heltzel set up her business, Denise’s Doggie De-tails, in the Inwood Vet Clinic and is now taking appointments.

Before setting up a shop in the clinic, Heltzel had been gaining experience at Mini-Critters in Sioux Falls since 2007.

“It was actually something I was grandfathered into. In South Dakota and Iowa, you don’t have to be certified or go to school. You can, but they just taught me how to do it at Mini-Critters, so I just started doing it there,” she said.

Over the last eight years, she has honed her skills and is able to offer a full range of services for pets of all

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    Better sooner than Later

    •Attorney Pat Lowther opens law office in former Jensen building on First Avenue

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Westbrook — Attorney Pat Lowther of Sleepy Eye is opening up a satellite law office in the former LaDonna’s Beauty Shop and Arne Jensen Barber building now owned by M.L. Grams.

    Lowther lives in Sleepy Eye with his wife Michal (daughter of Elmer Anderson). After graduating

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    New Year, New You week in Hull

    June De Wit, writer

    “New Year, New You” Week was just completed in Hull. Many activities contributed to the week’s excitement and informed many people attending the activities about exercise and healthy eating habits. The Hull Chamber sponsored the events.

    Tuesday evening, Wildtree Freezer Meal workshops were held in the American State Bank gathering room. Those attending the workshops learned how to prepare 10 meals ahead of time to store in the freezer

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    January winter weather woes

    June De Wit, writer

    The past week has caused people in the Midwest to bundle up against the cold weather. Temperatures have dipped blow zero several times, winds have caused wind chill factors of 35-40 degrees below zero in open areas. It’s been our first real taste of winter in a long time.

    Dressing properly is essential. Remember that below-freezing temperatures can cause hypothermia and

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    Cold, snowy start to 2015

    The New Year is off to a bitterly cold and snowy start with wintery weather making travel difficult. Last week, Monday, Jan. 5, the area saw around half a foot of snow, followed by below zero temperatures. The weather interrupted West Lyon and Inwood Christian Schools’ first week back to class following holiday vacation. Students were dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday, went in two hours late Tuesday, school was cancelled Wednesday, when morning wind chill temperatures dipped to -29 degrees and Thursday school dismissed at 11:30 a.m. due

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    Local inventors receive patent

    June De Wit, writer

    Ryan Bolkema of Hull, Darin Rosenboom of Orange City and Daniel Van Regenmorter of Sheldon are credited as being “inventors.” The three formed an engineering team at Rosenboom Machine and Tool Inc. in Sheldon, that developed a fluid power helical rotary actuator. Bolkema did the bulk of the work, drawing up the design, and then Rosenboom worked on the calculations. Once they put it all together, Van Regenmorter

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    Wilma Miller retires from Lyon

    County Veterans’ Affairs office

    Wilma Miller has been assisting Lyon County veterans for the past 11 years. While she retired last week from her position as Lyon County Veteran’s Affairs administrator, she took some time to fondly reflect on her time working for the veterans of Lyon County.

    Miller got her start at in the county veterans’ affairs office in 2003. At the time, Denton Olson served as the veterans’ affairs director while also owning an insurance and financial services business.

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    Elected officials take oath of

    office during supervisors’ meeting

    Auditor Jen Smit, serving in the capacity of temporary chairman per Iowa Code, called the Friday, Jan. 2, Lyon County Board of Supervisors meeting to order. First item on the agenda was District Court Judge Carl Petersen swearing into office county officials elected in the November 2014 general election. Those receiving the oath of office were Eldon Kruse, recorder; Kirk Peters, District 5 supervisor; Randy Bosch, District 4 supervisor; Steve Michaels, District 1 supervisor Russ Hopp, treasurer, and Shayne Mayer, attorney. The nomination

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    Inwood Christian students learn about robotics

    Legos aren’t just for recess anymore.

    Third through seventh grade students at Inwood Christian School have been learning the basics of building and programing robotics through the use of Lego ev3 equipment and software.

    The dedicated class time is all part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s effort to give kids experience in the ever-expanding field of robotics.

    And with robots being used in manufacturing, surgical procedures and disaster cleanup in addition to other applications,

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    Lauren Eekhoff will spend semester in off campus study program with Dordt College

    Lauren Eekhoff of Hull, Iowa, will spend next semester on the SPICE (Studies Program in Contemporary Europe) Program. Eekhoff is a Dordt College junior majoring in biology. She also has a minor in psychology.

    This semester, 35 Dordt students have chosen to participate in semester-long off-campus and study abroad programs. They're living, studying and interning in Chicago, Spain, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom.

    Dordt College wants its students to

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