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Westbrook Veterans Day Program

Posted November 15, 2018 at 4:39 pm

tmerchant@ncppub.com

Veterans Day is normally celebrated on November 11. This year since November 11 fell on a Sunday the high school and elementary schools held their respective programs on Monday November 12. The program in Westbrook was Monday morning at ten o’clock.

The Westbrook VFW and American Legion presented the colors to kickoff the program. Following that the high school band performed the National Anthem. Student Council President Brittany Erickson welcomed the student body, staff, and visitors to the program. The band then performed Livin’ in

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    Emil Bannick’s WWII story

    Emil Bannick, of Walnut Grove, grew up on a farm near Lake Benton, “just west, down Highway 14”. He served in the US Army Infantry during World War II, from 1944 to 1946.

    After Basic Training at Camp Blanding, Florida, Emil was shipped off to Europe in December 1944.  He stated that as they traveled the North Atlantic, the ship ran into a bad storm with 30-foot waves

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    Update on WWG art department funding

    cvanloh@ ncppub.com

    Earlier this fall the WWG Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) directed a fundraising drive for the elementary school’s art department. Ultimately, the department received a few thousand dollars for art department expenses. For example, glues and scissors are necessary for everyone. Many of the supplies are expendable and need replenishing from time to time as students create their art projects.

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    Walnut Grove’s Veterans Day Program

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    WWG Elementary School, the American Legion, Auxiliary and SAL Post #267 sponsored the November 12 Veteran’s Day program at 2 p.m. Members of the military sponsors presented the colors, followed by the 6th grade band playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    Fifth graders presented “I Am the Flag”, a reading in which a flag addressed the audience through

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    Election candidates meet area educators

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    Southwest and West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC), headquartered in Marshall, sponsored a candidate form at the Westbrook Community Center from 1 – 3p.m. on October 31. Political candidates from Districts 16A, 16B, 22A and 22B were invited to address education issues for administrators attending the panel from schools in the districts. Present for the forum panel were candidates Chris Swedzinski and Tom Wyatt-Yerka from district 16A, Mindy

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    Veterans’ Day is November 11

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    Katrina Lombard, a student at West Lyon High School, said she has a better understanding of what military personnel go through while

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    Little super hero

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Lillian Michelle Tracy has quite a story to tell in her short year of life. At 20 weeks

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    Westbrook hosts Halloween Parade

    Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Westbrook — City hall was the first stop in the annual event, with employees dressed in Alice In Wonderland costumes handing out treats, Wednesday afternoon. Please see this week’s edition fo the

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    General election is Nov. 6

    Posted November 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    jjensen@ncppub.com

    The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6 with polls open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at eight voting precincts throughout Lyon County. Pre-registered voters are

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    Ministering across the miles

    Posted November 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    In July, members of Western Iowa Synod, including two members of Inwood’s Bethlehem Lutheran Church, were able to see the

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