Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

Posted January 22, 2020 at 8:55 pm

The Community Foundation of Lyon County, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and units of local government. Grant criteria and the online application can be found at under the affiliates tab. The deadline for submitting an online application is March 15.

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    Youth mental health first-aid training

    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, in partnership with Project STOMP, will offer free youth mental health first-aid training in Rock Rapids. The training is open to any individual who works with youth and teens on a daily basis.

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    County extension officers elected for Lyon County

    Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lyon County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 9. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

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    Snowmobile riders encouraged to observe safety standards

    With 5 to 6 inches of fresh snow received in the area last week, more and more snowmobile riders are getting sleds ready to hit the trails with family and friends. January is Snowmobile Safety Awareness Month and members of the local snowmobile club, the Lyon County Sno-Lyons, are always helping to improve safety measures for members and other riders in the area.

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    Hearts to Fellowship Village from 4-H club

    Members of the Country Kids 4-H Club conducted their regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Community Center in Inwood. There were 15 members present.

    The secretary’s report was given by Opal.

    Members talked about giving working exhibit invitations to grandparents and about STEM Fest on Feb. 8. They also discussed camps happening throughout the year and

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    Resolve to give blood and save lives

    One of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood to meet patients’ needs is during winter. Busy holiday schedules prevent donors from committing to donating, bad weather often results in canceled blood drives and seasonal illnesses prevent donations. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to encourage donations.

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    New law aimed at taking on tobacco

    President Trump signed a new federal law that increased the legal age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to the age of 21. Sixteen states, including the District of Columbia, had already increased the minimum age to buy tobacco and, as of Dec. 20, the rest of the nation has to comply with the federal law.

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    Pictures worth more than words

    Video footage could be admissible in court

    Technology is ever-changing with improvements happening every day. The benefits of this can make for a safer community and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is embracing each change that comes its way.

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    January Jolt

    The third weekend of January blew in the biggest snowstorm of the season, closing schools and businesses in northwest Iowa. The storm dumped a large amount of snow, reminding residents that winter is far from over.

    Snow started falling in the early hours Friday morning, accumulating quickly and bringing high winds with it. By Friday afternoon, residents

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    Redwood County Relay For Life

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Everyone is invited to come to the 27th American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Redwood County meeting at Thrivent on Bridge Street in Redwood Falls on Monday, January 20, at 5:30 p.m. and join the fight against cancer.  Cancer

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    WWG students participate in Honor Band

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    SWMBDA Honor Band 2020Gabe Gilbertson, Hudsen Jenniges, Aeris Vue, Sam Kleven, Jaden Olson, Kelsey DeSmith, Houa Yang, Caitlin Mershon, Payeng Vue, and Olivia Anderson will represent Westbrook Walnut Grove School at the Southwest Minnesota

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    Water Summary Update

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    With 41.5 inches of rain falling across Iowa last year, 2019 is now the 12th wettest year on record in the state, according to the latest Water Summary Update. 

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