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Getting community news to the community

Posted October 11, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Getting community

news to the community

Newspapers across the country are celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13 under the theme, “Journalism matters now more than ever.” The West Lyon Herald has been bringing community news to western Lyon County for more than a century.

But how does the process of

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    West Lyon plans to celebrate National Hot Lunch Week

    kalani@ncppub.com

    West Lyon is celebrating National Hot Lunch week a little differently this year. Due to the success of the all-school reunion, the school is asking the West Lyon community to join their children or grandchildren for a fun-filled week full of dress-up days, cheers and meals for the whole family.

    “We want to have fun with the students; they

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    Finding passion in helping those grieving

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    After graduating from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School, Angela Selzer obtained a degree in broadcasting. She went on to work for an area radio station and then to a video company, training managers in three different states. When advances in technology forced the company to close, Selzer took steps toward a career she’d always had in the back of her mind — being a funeral director. She

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    Sarah Mullinix | Staff Writer

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    As October rolls in, a new 4-H year is starting and Oct. 7-13 is National 4-H Week. Lyon County will be having special 4-H days during the week to help promote and celebrate all the 4-H program has to offer.

    For one local Lester family, 4-H was and still continues to be an important part of their

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    Getting community news to the community

    Getting community news to the community

    Newspapers across the country are celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13 under the theme, “Journalism matters now more than ever.” The Walnut Grove Tribune (1891) and Westbrook Sentinel (1901) merged in 1985.

    But how does the process of publishing the community newspaper work? News happens all around us at any given time, so it’s important

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    Westbrook-Walnut Grove Homecoming

    Monday night, October 1, at the high school auditorium Wyatt Christians was named homecoming king, and Gracie Wahl was named homecoming queen at the WWG homecoming coronation. They then read the official opening of home coming week at WWG Please see this week’s edition of the Westbrook Sentinel Tribune for the full story.

    Heartland (Premier) Communications answers for hole in county road

    kalani@ncppub.com

    Every second and fourth Monday of the month, the Lyon County board of supervisors meets to discuss the business and financial needs and progress of the county.

    At the Monday, Sept. 24 meeting, representatives from Heartland (Premier) Communications were in attendance to account for a hole that opened up on one of the rural roads due to the company

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    Local business to expand

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Dutchland Frozen Foods in Lester will be expanding its current facility with completion expected in August 2019. “We were able to acquire the property across the street to the west from us,” said Pete Van Wyhe, CEO of Dutchland Frozen Foods. “We were thankful this property opened up.”

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    Marching Wildcats sweep Tri-State Band Festival

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    A full day of marching band competition Saturday, Sept. 29, did not faze members of the West Lyon marching band which took first place and every additional award in the AA Class at the Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne, Minnesota. The group followed the sweep with a second-place finish in the AA Class at the Big Sioux Review in Brandon, South Dakota, later in the day Saturday.

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    Teaching through travel

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Four West Lyon Talented And Gifted (TAG) students had a lot to look forward to over their 2018 summer break. The high school students traveled to Europe (Ireland, Wales, England and Paris) June 22 and returned July 2, an 11-day tour. Sydney Berentschot, Megan Blauwet, Jacee De Vries and Alex Breitkreutz were the four junior

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