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Good weather helping harvest progress

Posted October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

With mostly warm sunny days for two weeks, area farmers were able to complete soybean harvest. Some rain last Wednesday evening provided a welcome help in lowering fire danger in fields. Now the continued sunshine and above-normal temperatures are allowing farmers to make considerable headway on the corn.

While moisture levels on the soybeans were less than ideal at 14 percent early, said Lonn Kellenberger, manager of Farmers Elevator Cooperative at Lester, as time went on that dropped and about two-thirds of the soybeans received at that facility came in at 10-11 percent.

Jim Jensen, manager at Larchwood Farmers Elevator, said moisture levels of 12-13 percent had kept a majority of the soybeans from cracking and splitting.

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    Making cents of the addition

    West Lyon voters will be heading to the polls more than once in the coming months with the mid-term election in November and now the Dec. 2 special election. During the special election, voters will decide whether to approve a 67-cent, 10-year Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) and, in turn, approving a nearly $2 million expansion to the school and all-day, every-day kindergarten.

    The Plan

    After deciding to move forward with the expansion project, West Lyon school board

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    Game of thrones

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    West Lyon School will be celebrating homecoming week from Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 3.

    Activities will kickoff Monday with “Merica Day” where the students will dress in red, white and blue.

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    Inwood Community Club gives

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    donations to local organizations

    Last month, during the Inwood Community Club meeting, money was awarded to a number of area organizations. In all, $15,500 was disbursed or set aside for new sound equipment, the summer rec

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    New Snack Pack program kicks off

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Last January when Misty Zwart took her GEMS group to help pack meals as a service project for the Sioux Center Snack Pack group, she had no idea it would be the beginning of a calling God

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    Fatal accident on Hwy 182 and A34

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol, on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and County Road A34. A 2008 Dodge Charger driven by Jacob Kennet,

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