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Miss Lester crowned ‘16 Miss Lyon County

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm


Grace Rens of Lester is no stranger to the Lyon County Fair, the show ring or wearing a crown. The 2016 graduate of West Lyon High School was previously crowned the Lyon County Beef Queen and has been representing her community as Miss Lester. Last week, Rens was crowned Miss Lyon County during the Lyon County Fair. As queen, her duties included presenting ribbons and trophies to livestock exhibitors during the fair, another role Rens has played in the past. This year, she brought a pen of three market beef to the penned beef show and three market steer to the beef show.

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    Stenslands imagine new potential for old farm


    In western Lyon County, just east of the Big Sioux River, the Stensland family has farmed the land since 1915. Now, more than100 years after their great-grandfather first started to farm this plot of land, the family is finding new ways to add value to the agricultural commodities they produce.

    Brothers Justin and Jason started

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    Fairgoers beat the heat

    Commercial vendors, food, entertainment and more put on display for the “Best four days of summer”.


    The 2016 Lyon County Fair is in the books after more than a week of events. The fair officially got underway Monday, July 18, and ran through Thursday, July 21, but several 4-H events took place the week before.

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    Heavy rains hit area Saturday night

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    About four to five inches of rain fell in the area causing local flooding of roads with some minor washouts on some roads. Rushing water had piled up deadfall near the Plum Creek Ranch rodeo

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