Valentines and mice at story time

Posted February 12, 2020 at 11:09 pm

During story time at the Larchwood Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 4, the kids heard some fun stories about Valentines and mice! They each made a mouse to take home. However, no mouse trap is needed for these mice — they were made of paper so no one objected.

(Photos and information provided by Kathy Sorlie, Larchwood Library.)

    First semester honor rolls at West Lyon 

    Administrators at West Lyon School recently released the names of students on the honor rolls for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

    4.0 Honor Roll

    Seventh Grade: Ava Boote, Jackson Doorneweerd, Kyndra Gramstad, Luca Knoblock, Annie Metzger, Claire Metzger

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    February meeting of FFA Chapter

    Members of the West Lyon FFA chapter conducted their monthly meeting Feb. 4.

    In committee reports, Ella Ver Steeg talked on behalf of chapter recruitment, saying they will be raising funds for Meals from the Heartland for the next school year. Shawna Gerber talked for the support group committee and explained what activities will be happening during National FFA Week, Feb. 24-28.

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    FFA members have networking opportunity

    On Thursday, Feb. 6, seniors and sophomores of the West Lyon FFA chapter attended the Crop Fair in Rock Rapids at the Forster Community Center.

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

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    New floodplain maps for Lyon County

    Representatives from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host an open house Tuesday, Feb. 25, to present preliminary floodplain maps to Lyon County citizens. The meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. in the Lyon County Courthouse conference room, located at 206 S. Second Ave. in Rock Rapids. The meeting is open to the public.

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    FFA members earn state degrees

    Fourteen West Lyon High School seniors and members of the FFA chapter applied for state degrees, the highest honor the state FFA can bestow upon a member. The state degree applications were judged at the district level Saturday, Feb. 1.

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

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    Building a zoo at Clover Kids


    Participants in West Lyon Clover Kids listened to Laura Beyenhof, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Lyon County K-12 program assistant, read Bruno Munari’s “Zoo” as they colored a picture of zoo animals and ate animal crackers during sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday last week. Students shared stories of zoos they had visited and their favorite animals.

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    Gather your gals


    Mark your calendars for Galentine’s Day hosted by Beechwood Boutique in Larchwood. The event will be Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6-9 p.m. with plenty of fun and surprises for those attending.

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


    New Century Press journalists honored 

    Winners of the 2020 Iowa Better Newspaper Contests were announced at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s awards banquet during the association’s 2020 convention and trade show Feb. 5-7 in Des Moines. Awards were judged this year by the Virginia Press Association.

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

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    Helping shape the future


    West Lyon High School government teacher, Todd McCallum, has been covering the process of selecting a president during his classes. “The kids are currently working on a project in which a video will be produced to explain what caucuses are and what actually happens at a caucus,” he said.

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    Top rating for WL Jazz

    Posted February 5, 2020 at 7:15 pm


    West Lyon’s Jazz and Jazz Lab bands performed at Sioux Center High School Monday, Jan. 27, for state contest. Both bands aimed

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    Life-saving equipment

    Posted February 5, 2020 at 7:13 pm


    Thanks to a grant from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation and fund-raising efforts, the Inwood Fire Department was able to

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