Supervisors meet with Speer Financial about bonding

Posted January 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm

At the Monday, Jan. 9, meeting of the Lyon County Board of Supervisors, board members met with Speer Financial representatives to learn more about the process should they approve using general obligation bonds to fund roads and bridges over the next several years.

The first step would be to determine a pre-levy amount prior to April 1, although board members were told that if they agree on bonding, they should should take that first step in February or early March so it can be included in the FY2017-2018 budget. Once the pre-levy amount is determined, a public hearing will need to be conducted to pass resolutions setting the amount to be bonded

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    The U.S. Olympic Committee recently announced the addition of Dr. Cheri Blauwet as an independent member of its board of directors. A three-time Paralympian in track and field, and accomplished medical doctor, Blauwet chairs the International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee, serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Expert Group and, until September 2016, served as treasurer on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency board of directors.

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    FFA students will get a lesson in livestock opportunities and challenges — away from the classroom. The West Lyon, Central Lyon and George-Little Rock FFA chapters are working with local business sponsors and Iowa Corn Growers Association to bring a crop fair to Lyon County Thursday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids.

    The event

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    Ice fishing is cabin fever cure

    It’s that time of year when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is past, the temperatures drop, snow piles up and lakes and ponds freeze. Thankfully for Iowans, that means good fishing weather — ice fishing that is. “Where we live, ice fishing is an activity we can do every year, whether there is snow here or not,” said Emily Ostrander, Lyon County Conservation naturalist. The Iowa Department of

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    The Bite is on . . .

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    This past week apparently the fish have been biting at area lakes. There were many trucks parked on the south side of Sandbar Road at Lake

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