Taking instrumental talents to a new level

Posted January 31, 2019 at 3:46 pm


Two Northwest Iowa Honor Band performers from the West Lyon school district, Lydia Lee and Lindsey Funke, placed in second chair clarinet and first chair flute, respectively, were selected to play at the 19th annual Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra Festival Thursday, Jan. 24, at Christ Chapel at Northwestern College in Orange City.

The Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra is comprised of the top-scoring students at honor band auditions from each of the school districts in northwest Iowa. “Fifty-five students from 12 different schools comprised the middle school honors string orchestra, which was conducted by Susan De Jong and performed first,” stated Jill Funke, Lindsey’s mother.

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    Bringing career opportunities to students


    More than 300 freshman and sophomore high school students from Lyon County and Ellsworth, Minnesota, gathered in Rock Rapids Friday, Jan. 25 for a career exploration event. The purpose of the event was to expose students to a variety of career opportunities that exist in Lyon County.

    Students attended three different sessions of their choosing across

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    House on the move

    Posted January 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Last Friday morning the Goldschmidt Moving Company of St. James began the task of moving the former home of Tony and Kelly Quade to a farm site of new owners

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