Let the festivities begin

Posted November 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

sarahm@ncppub.com

The first dusting of snow of the season reminds us that the holidays are upon us. And just around the corner is Larchwood’s 2018 Winterfest which will be Saturday Nov. 24, starting at 2 p.m. in the Larchwood Gym. Sponsors throughout the community make this event possible and free to the public. The holiday event is organized by the Larchwood Community Group and is one of the many family-friendly city events through out the year.

The event will have an activity for everyone and has been fun for the whole family the last two years. There are several stations to keep the kids busy with Christmas crafts, slime making and ornament decorating.

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    Turnout across the state an all-time high for mid-term election

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    According to Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office, Iowans turned out in record numbers for the November 2018 general election. More than 1.3 million votes had been tallied as of last Wednesday, Nov. 7. That is the highest mark for a mid-term election in state history. The previous record was set in 2014 with 1,142,311 votes.

    Almost 61 percent

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    New park manager at Blood Run

    jhommes@ncppub.com

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced the hiring of a park manager for the Iowa Blood Run and Gitchie Manitou State Preserve sites. Brianna Martens was hired for the position, and was introduced in Rock Rapids Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Martens’ official first day was

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    November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Day-by-day battle with lung cancer

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    What seemed like a cold that wouldn’t go away eventually turned into a diagnosis of Stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer for Susan Mullinix of Inwood. “In August, after two weeks of not getting better, she went in

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    Veterans’ Day is November 11

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    Katrina Lombard, a student at West Lyon High School, said she has a better understanding of what military personnel go through while

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    Little super hero

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Lillian Michelle Tracy has quite a story to tell in her short year of life. At 20 weeks

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    Westbrook hosts Halloween Parade

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Westbrook — City hall was the first stop in the annual event, with employees dressed in Alice In Wonderland costumes handing out treats, Wednesday afternoon. Please see this week’s edition fo the

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    General election is Nov. 6

    Posted November 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6 with polls open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at eight voting precincts throughout Lyon County. Pre-registered voters are

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    Ministering across the miles

    Posted November 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    In July, members of Western Iowa Synod, including two members of Inwood’s Bethlehem Lutheran Church, were able to see the

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