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FFA members look ahead to busy month

Posted October 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm

FFA members look ahead to busy month

On Monday, Oct. 7, members of the West Lyon FFA had their monthly meeting. For old business, Adam Knoblock talked about the successes of Farm Safety Day. Miss Kill announced fruit sales have started and they will end Oct. 28. Mr. Winquist talked about National Convention. West Lyon will be sending 16 students. Lydia Lee talked about how the officers will be meeting with members to discuss future FFA events. Miss Kill reminded seniors to look at google classroom for scholarship opportunities. Finally, Megan Van Wyhe named Jesse Wulf as FFA Member of the Month for all his hard work in FFA.

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    Becoming night owls at story time

    Becoming night owls at story time

    During story time at the Larchwood Library Tuesday, Oct. 8, Lyon County Conservation naturalist Emily Ostrander read a story about night (nocturnal) animals. Participants got to identify stuffed animals and tell when they come out – day or night. Kids also colored an owl (night) mask.

    (Photos and information provided by Kathy Sorlie,

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    ‘Pink Out’ night at West Lyon

    jhommes@ncppub.com

    To celebrate breast cancer awareness month, West Lyon hosted its annual “pink out” night during a volleyball match against Central Lyon Tuesday evening, Oct. 8. Both volleyball teams wore pink to support survivors of breast cancer, and fans were encouraged to wear pink as well.

    Prior to the game, survivors of breast

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    Fun fall event

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    The 13th annual Church Full of Goodies is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Mary’s Altar Society will be hosting coffee and rolls from 9-10:30 a.m. with lunch available from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be a bake sale in the morning.

    Find the full article in this week’s West Lyon Herald.

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    Finishing strong, ending on top

    lydia@ncppub.com

    Battling through 30-degree weather, wind and flurries of snow all day, the West Lyon Wildcat Marching Band wrapped up its season Saturday, October 12 with outstanding performances in Sheldon and Orange City.

    Members of the band started their day at state contest in Sheldon, where they earned the school’s 50th Division I rating for

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    Our Savior’s Lutheran welcomes new pastor

    Sarahm@ncppub.com

    Our Savior’s Lutheran Church near Inwood has a new pastor and the congregation is excited to see what is in store for their church. James Koller has taken a full-time position with the church and is settling into his new role and getting to know his congregation.

    Find the full article in this week’s West Lyon

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    Gink’s Garage to open in Inwood

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Main Street in Inwood will soon have a new establishment for food and fun. Ross and Kassidy Van Ginkel are opening up Gink’s Garage in the former Honrath Law Office. “There was just something about the building that Ross couldn’t let go,” said Kassidy. “He couldn’t let that cool building just sit empty.” The couple decided that a bar and grill would be the best fit for the structure.

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    Brown family farm 100 years strong

    cvandestroet@ncppub.com

    The year was 1912 and big things were happening across the nation. Woodrow Wilson would win the presidential election, New Mexico would become the 47th state of the United States and for baseball lovers, Fenway Park would celebrate its grand opening.

    Find the full article in this week’s West Lyon Herald.

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    show and tell

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    Administrators, leaders and staff at West Lyon school took a slight role reversal Thursday, Oct. 10 and hosted a show-and-tell session for Dr. Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education. Wise toured several northwest Iowa schools to get a closer look at a number of things happening surrounding education. At West Lyon, superintendent Shawn Kreman along with school board directors, Scott Lee and Derek Knobloch,

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    First Avenue improvements

    Posted October 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    WESTBROOK—Westbrook’s main street, officially named First Avenue, has been scheduled for much-needed improvements. The tentative time

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    Installation of Inwood Kiwanis officers

    Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Todd Zuidema was present at the weekly Inwood Kiwanis meeting Sept. 25 and thanked retiring officers and installed the following incoming Kiwanis officers (pictured above left to right): Becky Berentschot,

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    Making history

    Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    lydia@ncppub.com

    The West Lyon Wildcat Marching Band made history Saturday, Oct. 5, when it won first place in its class at

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