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Rain, rain takes the snow away

Posted March 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

jjensen@ncppub.com

As winter draws to a close and spring awaits, it was rain meeting snow that caused wet conditions across the area last week. The combination of heavy rainfall Wednesday, March 13, into Thursday, March 14, rapidly-melting snow and partially-frozen ground resulted in standing and fast-flowing water on roads, in fields and in some homes.

Portions of the Village of Lester looked like lake-shore property as water covered the ball fields and the field west of town. In Alvord, water on the road promoted a need for barricades to close A34 west of town and K30 going south on the east side. Standing water engulfed the city

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    One in a Million

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Amber Blauwet already new she found something special when she married her husband, Ben Blauwet. But in February a common illness led to the scary diagnosis of an extremely rare disease. “They call it ‘ultra-rare’,” said Amber.

    See the rest of the story in this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald.

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    Rizzo is a top dog in detection

    cfrench@ncppub.com

    K9 Rizzo of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department earned the right to definitely be called a “good girl.” 

    See the rest of the story in this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald.

    Inwood Community Fair scheduled

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Inwood Community Fair Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Inwood Community Center.

    See the rest of the story in this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald.

    School board hears from parents looking for changes to TK

    cffrench@ncppub.com

    The March 11 school board meeting at West Lyon proved to be a time for a constructive discussion between a group of parents and board members about possible changes to the transitional kindergarten (TK) program. Parents, Katie Caven, Maggie Landegent and Melissa Rozeboom, were in attendance to discuss with the board the different options and possibilities for the program while focusing on what would fit the needs of parents within the school district.

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    Upgrades for exercise

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    The recreation center in Larchwood is getting some upgrades to gym equipment. The facility received a new rowing machine two weeks ago and will receive a new elliptical machine in the near future.

    See the rest of the story in this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald.

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    Keeping youth safe online

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Over the last few weeks, parents in the West Lyon School District and surrounding schools were on high alert after news of the “Momo Challenge” circulated through the school.

    Please see this weeks edition of the West Lyon Herald for the full story.

    Warm welcome

    Posted March 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Peoples Bank in Lester is making the move to a new community a little easier by providing welcome

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    Pioneer Women

    Posted March 14, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Pioneer Women

    There is a category of women that tends to get overlooked in history books, but who were

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    Grades 4-6 Pops Concert

    Posted March 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Thursday evening, Tasha Cuff directed a Pops concert performed by students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Band music selections may have had an unfamiliar name in the program, but as

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    Legal history of U.S. women

    Posted March 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    Women’s History Month began in California in 1978. President Carter proclaimed Nation Women’s History Week in March 1980, and in 1987 special

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