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Voters approve funding for West Lyon addition

Posted December 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, West Lyon residents went to the polls and approved a physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) funding measure that will be used to add four early elementary rooms as well as a secured entrance to the school.

Of the 3,509 registered voters in Lyon County, 522, or 14.87 percent cast ballots in one of the five West Lyon voting districts. Unofficial results show that out of the 522 ballots cast, 411 were in favor of the levy while 111 opposed it, giving it an overall 80.8 percent approval rating.

The number of ballots cast, including absentee ballots, by district and voting location are as follows:

District #1 – (Larchwood) 147 votes cast with an 85.7 percent approval

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    A pipeline runs through it

    A crowd filled the Inwood Community center on Monday, Dec. 1, to hear information regarding a proposed Dakota Access pipeline that would run 1,134 miles, from northwestern North Dakota to the Patoka Hub in Patoka, Ill., carrying around 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

    According to the proposed plan, the 30-inch buried pipeline will operate at a maximum pressure of 1,440 pounds per square inch. Of the 1,134 miles it is planned to run, 343 would go through Iowa, and 10.55 would run through Lyon

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    Boyden-Hull STORM team visits elementary

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    students during ‘Red Ribbon Week’

    In the spirit of “Red-Ribbon Week,” the Boyden-Hull STORM team visited elementary classrooms Wednesday, Oct. 22. The STORM team is a peer helper organization whose mission

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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

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    Making cents of the addition

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    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

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    Local author fascinates kids

    Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Susan Langerock Schuldt, who grew up between Marion and Monroe, never thought she would be an author, much less an author with a book deal. But, that is exactly what happened after the woman wrote a book

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    Eyeing the egg

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    he Parker Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday, April 26. About 300 people made the short trip to Birds, Bucks and Berries, just south of Parker to take part in this year’s event. From

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