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Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Buller wins sixth annual derby

Shane Merrill | sports, smerrill@ncppub.com

As if in almost a repeat, the 2014 Parker youth fishing derby once again brought tough weather conditions, as kids piled into Jim’s Sporting Supply last Saturday, June 7. The weather, as well as other activities did soften the overall turnout, but in all over 30 kids participated in this year’s event.

The derby has grown by leaps and bounds since it was brought to life six years ago, having just 12 participants the first year. All participants met at Jim’s Sporting Supply on Main Street to sign in and go over all

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    Local author fascinates kids

    Susan Langerock Schuldt, who grew up between Marion and Monroe, never thought she would be an author, much less an author with a book deal. But, that is exactly what happened after the woman wrote a book in 2012 to tell the story of “Bessie”, a monarch butterfly that did not fully develop.

    “I wrote the book because I wanted to tell Bessie’s story,” said Schuldt.

    “I never thought it would lead to

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    Eyeing the egg

    he Parker Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday, April 26. About 300 people made the short trip to Birds, Bucks and Berries, just south of Parker to take part in this year’s event. From pictures with bunnies and a lamb, to activities such as face painting and cookie decorating, kids of all ages took part.

    One hundred and sixty kids enjoyed the hustle and bustle of searching for 800 colored plastic eggs and prizes were given

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    Fatal accident on Hwy 182 and A34

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol, on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and County Road A34. A 2008 Dodge Charger driven by Jacob Kennet,

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    Two injured in car vs bus accident

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at approximately 7:48 a.m. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a car vs bus accident. Inwood Fire, Inwood Rescue, Lyon County deputies, Iowa State

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    Local group supports Days for Girls initiative

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    It’s not something the majority of women in the U.S.A. pay much thought to, but for those living in poverty, domestically and abroad, regularly acquiring feminine hygiene products can be a challenge, if not down right

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    Inwood Christian aims to improve playground

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    As Inwood Christian School rolls into another school year, they do so with less playground equipment after removing a wooden play structure that has been in place for over three decades. However, they’ve made plans to replace

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    Roy Hoogeveen chosen as Lester Days Parade Marshal

    Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Lester’s 125th anniversary celebration is fast approaching, and along with the fun and games, there will be the annual Lester Days Parade. This year, lifelong Lester resident, Roy Hoogeveen, will be leading the way as the 2014 grand

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    Leadership crucial in the U.S. Army

    Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    As an officer in the U.S. Army, JC Van’t Land is developing strong leadership skills.

    He is the son of Rob and Bonnie Van’t Land from Hull, a 2008 graduate of Boyden-Hull High

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