Lyon County Sheriff’s Office welcomes energetic new member
Man's best friend on the job

Posted April 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Man’s best friend on the job

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is excited to welcome K9 Rizzo to the department.

Rizzo is a 1-year-old female Golden Retriever from Arkansas. She received her training and certification in narcotics detection at North Iowa K9 in Humboldt, Iowa, in March.

Rizzo has replaced K9 Missy and is assigned to Deputy Kyle Munneke, who took her out on duty for her first shift Friday, April 1, where she was deployed on two traffic stops.


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    State trooper provides safety tips for using social media


    “Hold up your phone. Ever had that moment when you wonder, ‘Where did I put my phone?’ What could happen if someone else got ahold of it?”

    Iowa State Patrol Trooper Vince Kurtz asked that of his audience Wednesday night when he presented a program on safe use of social media to about 75 parents and

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    Martha Stai is Mary Poppins


    Few actresses can pull off everyone’s favorite whimsical British nanny as well as Martha Stai, which is precisely why the Sioux Empire Community Theatre cast the West Lyon graduate in the title role of its new musical opening next week.

    “Playing Mary Poppins is something I’ve always dreamed of doing,” said Stai, who hails from Inwood.

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    Cute, comfy and custom-made

    Local clothing designer ships hundreds of orders daily from her Larchwood shop


    As the mother of five boys and owner of a booming e-commerce business, Michelle Sanderson wears a lot of hats and makes a lot of clothes.


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    Trumpeter Swans

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    This pair of Trumpeter Swans were spotted west of Dovray on a slough near Bernie and Elaine Schlichte’s farm. Thanks for the tip.

    Jump rope for Heart

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Below: The top fund raisers by class. K-Cooper Saffert and Natasha Wahl; 1-Lauryn Bender; 2- Conner Lange (overall winner); 3-Natalie Wahl; 4 – Porter Marsh (not pictured; 5-Colton Carter; 6-Kayla Freeburg.

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    Once upon a time

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    West Lyon School celebrated prom April 16 with a storybook theme, “Once upon a Time.” From dapper to dazzling, from pearls to cowboy boots, students took part

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    Mixed Blood Theater

    Posted April 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Bill is a college-bound 17-year-old, equipped with scholastic brilliance yet low emotional intelligence, keen self-awareness yet an inability to read social cues, and a charming directness yet prone to taking everything he hears literally. In this sensitive

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    Wind and Whitecaps

    Posted April 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    The beginning of April has brought more wind and cold than most of us would like this time of the year, however be patient, warmer weather is on the horizon. Meteorologists say temperatures through

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    Sportsmen’s Day set for Saturday

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    A full day of target practice, outdoor workshops, swap meet and more are planned Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Inspiration Hills.

    The camp’s annual

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