Students inducted into honor society at NCC

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm

On Nov. 20, 16 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of the two-year college; NCC’s chapter is Beta Lambda Pi.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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    Counting down to Christmas with story time

    During story time at the Larchwood Library Tuesday, Dec. 6, participants read fun Christmas stories and then decorated a Christmas tree. For some, it was the first time decorating a tree. Participants also made a chain of red and white rings with a yellow one put on last. Each day, kids can take a ring off and when reaching the yellow one, it’s Christmas.

    (Photos and information provided by Kathy Sorlie,

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    Community blood drive scheduled

    Community Blood Bank and West Lyon High School have partnered to bring a lifesaving community blood drive to the Inwood community Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 12-2:10 p.m. at West Lyon High School. Blood donations are in immediate need to keep the holiday blood supply strong for the community.

    “Donating blood during the holidays is a special gift that cannot be duplicated and demonstrates the foundation for the spirit of the holidays,” said Ken Versteeg,

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    Stensland Family Farms and Creamery honored with Iowa Venture Award

    Stensland Family Farms and Creamery honored with Iowa Venture Award

    The Iowa Area Development Group, on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored eight Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award during the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting recently. Among those honored was Stensland Family Farms and Creamery of Larchwood.

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    West Lyon FFA annual December meeting

    On Dec. 3, members of West Lyon FFA conducted their annual December meeting. For new business, Cade Metzger ask members to sign up for unloading fruit Wednesday Dec. 4. FFA advisor Miss Kill told FFA members that fruit sale money is due to her by Dec. 13. She also stated that sign-up for Career Development Events is coming soon and encouraged members to sign up. Lydia Lee stated that the officer groups have been corrected, and officers will be contacting members soon. Miss Kill told members if they

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    Friends of the Larchwood Library cookie exchange

    Friends of the Larchwood Public Library will host a cookie exchange event Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Larchwood Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Participants bring one dozen of any kind of cookies to exchange for another dozen. The event also includes a time of fellowship with coffee and cookies. Those not wanting to exchange cookies are welcome to come and enjoy coffee and a cookie compliments of the Friends of the Larchwood Public Library.

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    Future cheerleaders

    West Lyon had a great turnout for the annual cheer camp led by West Lyon cheerleaders. The little cheerleaders learned two cheers, “Here We Go Wildcats” and “Cookie Monster.” In addition to the cheers, they also learned a dance routine to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

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    Dressing up for a cause

    Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that involves 40 million people throughout the world, according to statics. One in four of those individuals are children. This form of slavery can be found in every city with many business and sport venues being the major supply chain. Human trafficking generates $150 billion per year says a static from the United Nations and International Labor Organization. A disturbing statement from the department of

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    Pulling together

    For the Ulmer family, tractor pulling is a bit of a family affair spanning four generations. Tyren Ulmer of Larchwood and West Lyon High School Senior, has followed in his father’s footsteps and has been involved in tractor pulling since before he could step on the track. After years of learning the ropes, he has earned 2019 Rookie of the Year by the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association.

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    Sharing life in the farm

    Family sees opportunity to share positive image of corporate farming

    A vacation is a chance to take a break from work and explore a place you have never been. One Inwood family is giving people that chance right from their home. Paula and Delmar Scholten run an Airbnb from the basement of their rural home and

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    Storden American Legion Post 391 notes 100 years

    Posted December 4, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    On December 2, 1919, a group of Storden area men, Great War veterans, gathered at what was then the high school. That building no longer stands. Today the property, 317 America Street, is owned by Sharon Grams. The group’s

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    Winterfest 2019

    Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Despite the unfavorable weather, another fabulous Winterfest is in the books. Because of the snow and rain in Larchwood Saturday,

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    Music Debut

    Posted December 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    It isn’t every day that a small town in northwest Iowa gets to be the backdrop for a music

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    Thanksgiving in America

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Thanksgiving us upon us, and even as people are busy preparing–either to host or be guests, take a few moments to think about the holiday

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