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Roy Hoogeveen chosen as Lester Days Parade Marshal

Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Lester’s 125th anniversary celebration is fast approaching, and along with the fun and games, there will be the annual Lester Days Parade. This year, lifelong Lester resident, Roy Hoogeveen, will be leading the way as the 2014 grand marshal.

Roy was born and raised in Lester, along with his three brothers and sister. He attended first through 12th grade at Lester Public School and helped out on the family farm. After high school, Roy attended one year at Central College in Pella, before serving 18 months in the Korean War with the U.S. Army. Prior to leaving, Roy met his future wife, Donna, and during his time away, he wrote her every day, helping pass the time.

“When I was in the service — a lot of people don’t believe

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    Drew Mogler interns with Senator Chuck Grassley in Washington, D.C.

    Each year, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa provides a unique opportunity for college-age students, offering internships for those wanting to learn more about public service and government.

    Drew Mogler of Lester in Lyon County has completed an internship in the legislative department of Grassley’s office in Washington, D.C. Mogler is a junior from Iowa State University. The opportunity provided Mogler with a myriad of experiences, such as taking a tour of the FBI.

    “My experience as an intern in Sen. Grassley’s office

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    Hull pool is closing soon

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    It’s quite a process to close down and empty the pool each year. Todd Woelber is in charge of that. It takes about 48 hours to get the water ready to drain. First he has to shut

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    Lester prepares to celebrate 125 years

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    In a few weeks Lester will be celebrating its 125th anniversary during Lester Days with several events planned throughout the weekend.

    Beginning on Friday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. there will be an Old Settler’s potluck

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    Three decades down

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The Inwood Memorial Time Capsule was buried 30 years ago last month to mark the city’s centennial milestone. Since its burial in 1984, the capsule has remained unearthed and will for several years to come.

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    Inwood hosts annual July 4th Celebration

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Inwood welcomed residents and out-of-towners to join in observing the country’s Independence Day with a variety of activities.

    The celebration kicked off Wednesday, July 2, with the Cruise-in and Car Show. The

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    Enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    June is National Great Outdoors Month and while it may be tempting to stay indoors as the temperatures rise, Sunday Ford and the Sioux County Conservation Board have given more than enough reasons to

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