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Chapter experiences FFA national convention

Posted November 12, 2019 at 7:40 pm

This year, 16 members of the West Lyon FFA chapter attended the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Members included 10 sophomores, the ag mechanics team of Blake Meyer, Lucas Moser, Tyren Ulmer and Gabe Knobloch; Megan Van Wyhe, a finalist in food science proficiency, and Adam Knoblock, a national choir participant. “West Lyon has a lot of talented students, and to be able to take 16 of these kids to the national FFA convention to represent our district is an honor,” said Craig Winquist, West Lyon FFA advisor. “The kids that competed in the career development event (CDE), proficiency award and the FFA choir sit among the best in America. I am very proud!”

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    Spirit Store helps give a hand up

    For the eighth year, ATLAS of Lyon County is helping families make Christmas a little less stressful with the Spirit Store. ATLAS strives to give a hand up, not a hand out, in a warm, friendly and confidential environment. With all the generosity given last year, nearly 300 children in Lyon County were helped through the Spirit Store.

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    Big boost for fire, EMS,

    parks and recreation

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    Members of the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation board came to Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Thursday, Nov. 7, with 26 checks totaling $662,344 to hand out to a number of area organizations during the competitive grant award ceremony. Last year, the foundation disbursed just 10 grants valued at $206,000.

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    November meeting of West Lyon FFA

    Members of the West Lyon FFA chapter gathered Nov. 5 for their annual monthly meeting.

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    Surviving the holidays

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    First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids will be offering a seminar from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, entitled “Surviving the Holidays.” The video seminar, which the church has offered the last couple years, presents insight for people who find themselves facing the holidays after a loved one’s death.

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    Story time gets squirrelly

    Story time at the Larchwood Public Library was a little squirrelly Tuesday, Nov. 5. Emily from the Lyon County Conservation office brought mounted squirrels and read a fun book about squirrels and shared some interesting facts. Did you know that squirrel nests are called dreys and that they are made from lots of twigs and leaves?

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    New personnel will have seats on Larchwood City Council

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    For the first time, voters in Lyon County voted in a city general election and school board of education election at the same time Tuesday, Nov. 5. A new law passed by the 2017 legislature changed school board elections from September to November. The combined election used general election precincts, not school board polling places, in an attempt to make it easier for voters.

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    Seminar on Parkinson’s disease offers learning and support

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    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Lyon County will be offering a research-based, educational opportunity for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. There will be three sessions offered in Rock Rapids in the public library community room Nov. 13, 20 and 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The three-part series, “A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease” will be led by Lori Hayungs, human science specialist in family life with the ISU Outreach and Extension office.

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    Modifications planned to improve function at Avera

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    The Avera Merrill Pioneer medical facility in Rock Rapids was designed with a number of important goals centered around the patient experience. Since opening May 1, patients, visitors and staff have utilized many components of the facility and the Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital Association board of trustees has taken note of those experiences. Recently, the group identified some areas it plans to modify to enhance and improve how patients and visitors use the facility.

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    Annual salute to service

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    Inwood Christian School had its Veterans’ Day program Monday morning, Nov. 11, featuring plenty of patriotism and students showing their genuine appreciation for those who have served our country. All students attended the program, as did many people from the community.

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    Walnut Grove City Council discusses street project

    Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    The Walnut Grove City Council met for a regular meeting October 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. Greg Hansen, Xiong Yang, Leonard McLaughlin and Dillon Robinson were present. Others present were Kathy Kockelman, Tom Hansen, Andy Foster, Brandon Mattison and Carolyn

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    Halloween fun for library story time

    Posted November 6, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, was a fun time at story time at the Larchwood Library. Kids and the library women wore Halloween costumes. Some Friends of the Library came dressed up and brought a

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    Veterans’ Day programs

    Posted November 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

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    West Lyon will be hosting the fifth annual Veterans’ Day program at the school Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Emcees will be Logan Meyer,

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