Individual state speech results

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

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West Lyon had 19 students participate in the state individual speech competition in Sioux City March 11 in 22 entries. Three participants were entered in more than one category. Entries that earned a division I rating at the district contest, conducted at West Lyon High School Feb. 25, qualified for state speech.

At the state competition, three judges rate each performance. Each judge then awards a I, II, III or IV rating, with I being the highest, giving each performer three scores. The three scores are added together and an average of the three is the final overall rating awarded. “We had 17 overall I ratings and 12 were straight-Is from the

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    Why you might want to replace your Iowa birth certificate, and how

    Jason Hommes | Writer

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    If you were born in the state of Iowa between May 1993 and October 2009, you may want to look into getting a new birth certificate. The reason you may want to do so is because Iowa birth certificates issued between May 1993 and October 2009 were essentially wallet-sized cards that do not contain enough vital

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    Friends of the Library plans fundraiser

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    Dr. Seuss once said, “The more you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” Fortunately for Larchwood and surrounding communities, the Larchwood Public Library offers many options for learning for adults and children. Adult and child reading programs are offered as well as story time on Tuesdays. Any child can participate in the library’s “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten”

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    West Lyon administration hears concerns

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    Several parents, community members and West Lyon faculty and staff attended a special meeting of the West Lyon School Board Monday, March 13 to voice concerns about the safety of students after an incident involving alleged threatening text messages.

    On March 3, a Lyon County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the school in reference to a complaint by a concerned parent

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    National Nutrition Month

    Tips to ‘put your best fork forward’

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    If you are like many, making healthy food choices can seem daunting, confusing and overwhelming. But March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Putting your Best Fork Forward.” This campaign was established

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    WWG inducts new members

    Posted March 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    into the Minnesot Honor Society at the Midwinter Concert. From left: Bonnie Imker, Kyle Kuehl,Cassidy Mischke, Jake Kleven, Megan DeSmith, Anthony Ross, Matt Kleven, Makenna Takle, Theresa Merrick, Gabriele Grams, Adam Hass, and Mariah

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    Robots, drums, lights and more

    Posted March 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm

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    The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation announced 22 grants totaling $463,425.36 for its spring 2017 competitive grants program. Seven of the grants were previously

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