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New license plate designs unveiled for public vote

Posted August 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) director, Mark Lowe, unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plate Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Iowa State Fair. “The designs represent elements of what makes us Iowans,” said Reynolds. “We are patriotic. We are forward thinking. We take pride in our state’s natural beauty. And we embrace contributions from both the rural and urban areas of our state,” she said.

Please see this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald for the full story.

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    Breaking ground

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    Groundbreaking ceremony planned for Friday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at project site

    In June, members of the Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital board of trustees asked the community for its input on whether construction on a $28.9 million hospital and clinic should commence as planned without the USDA’s approval of a more than $17

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    Pillow transformations

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    For many years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored a pillow-cleaning event in Larchwood. Kraft Pillow Service from Kingsley, Iowa, makes arrangements to come to Larchwood every other year.

    “The auxiliary is in charge of doing the advertising by providing posters to the community, the papers and other outlets such as churches and other auxiliary units in the county,” explained

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    Bleeds green

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    Cheryl Blankespoor’s passion and love for the 4-H program is no coincidence. It started during her days as a member of the Happy Rockies 4-H Club and has continued in her role as a 4-H club leader. “When you hear the phrase ‘bleeds green’ in Lyon County, Cheryl Blankespoor’s name instantly comes to most minds,” said Jill Postma, Lyon County 4-H coordinator with Iowa

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    That’s the Spirit

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

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    Every quarter a special award is given to an individual utilizing Hegg Memorial Health Center’s wellness and rehab department in Rock Valley. The

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    End-of-the-season fun

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

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    Belly flops and handstand contests, “Simon Says” and relay races will be just a few of the events during the Inwood Pool Olympics,

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