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Novartis merges

Posted September 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm


Novartis Animal Health in Larchwood has taken part in a merger, changed its name, and installed new signage on buildings in mid-September.

An integral part of the Larchwood community for over 35 years, Novartis is now part of Elanco, a global animal health company. The merger was official in early 2015.

Beth Hunter is a manufacturing communications consultant at Elanco’s headquarters in Greenfield, Indiana.

“Our Larchwood operations will now have a key role in developing

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    Leaves gift to West Lyon Community School Foundation

    Melvin Serck, a longtime resident of Alvord, Iowa, died Nov. 28, 2014. In his last will and testament, Serck provided a bequest to the West Lyon Community School Foundation.

    Recently, a check was delivered to the foundation for just over $193,000. Serck provided that the income from this amount be used for two annual scholarships to help finance-needy students, one boy and one girl, graduating from West Lyon High School and attending a post-secondary educational institu-tion.

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    FFA demonstrates farm safety for fifth graders


    Eighty West Lyon fifth graders spent last Thursday afternoon learning about the potential dangers of misusing motorized equipment and living in rural America.

    FFA members taught mini-sessions on farm safety to the students, who rotated through in small groups.

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    September is National Honey Month

    Posted September 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    We all love the squash, pumpkins and apples that are traditional trademarks of the fall season. But there’s more to achieving these fall favorites than a drive to the grocery

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