Celebrating the Fourth of July

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Miss Inwood, Opal Niemeyer, riding with her Little Miss Inwoods, Elle Baumeister, Tayvia Williams and Jurnee Faber. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Inwood hosts its annual July 4 celebration Tristan Taylor | Editor On Thursday, July 4, families and individuals from all around gathered in Inwood to celebrate Independence Day.Despite the threat of rain showers...

Helping his community

Helping his community

Mason Langenhorst Tristan Taylor | Editor Starting off as a part-time dispatcher, Mason Langenhorst is no stranger to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department. And now he has traded...

There since the beginning

There since the beginning

Leading the way John and Nancy Suhreptz are this year’s Straw Bosses for the Granite Threshing Bee. The two have been with the Threshing Bee since it began 40 years ago....

Current News

Current News

Class Reunion

Class Reunion

West Lyon class of 1979 attended their 45th class reunion at the GreenRail in Hills Minnesota....

Obituaries

Gertrude Folkerts

90 Sioux Center, Iowa July 2, 2024 Gertrude Folkerts, 90, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Sioux Center Health. Funeral service was Friday, July 5, at Inwood Christian Reformed Church with interment in Richland Cemetery, Inwood.Gertrude “Gert” Van...

Helen Goergen

71 Inwood, Iowa June 24, 2024 Helen Goergen, 71, of Inwood, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024, at Fellowship Village of Inwood after a short battle with cancer. Graveside inurnment service will be at Richland Cemetery, Inwood, at a later dateHelen Theresa...

Merlyn Rennich

87 Harrisburg, Suth Dakota June 22, 2024 Merlyn Duane Rennich, 87, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, died Saturday, June 22, 2024.  Funeral service was Saturday, June 29, at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Harrisburg. Survivors...

Rodney Gist

97 Sioux Falls, South Dakota June 22, 2024 Rodney Gist, 97, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls after a brief illness. Funeral services were Thursday, June 27, at First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls,...

Lori Van Conant

61 Sioux Falls, South DakotaJune 18, 2024 Lori Van Conant, 61, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.Celebration of Life was Friday, June 21, at Jurrens Funeral Home, Hills, Minnesota. Lori Teresa Van Wyhe...

Joni Wulf

48 Rock Rapids, Iowa June 14, 2024 Joni Wulf, 48, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, June 14, 2024, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 19, at Apostolic Christian Church, Lester, with interment in the church...

Gordon Van Ash Sr.

92 Pierre, South Dakota June 14, 2024 Gordon Henry Van Ash Sr., 92, of Pierre, South Dakota, died Friday, June 14, 2024 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, June 21, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Pierre, with interment in...

Rick Hoogendoorn

65 Lake Benton, Minnesota June 28, 2024 Rick Hoogendoorn, 65, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Friday, June 21, 2024, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Community Reformed Church, Sioux Falls....

Sports

Eleven-run sixth puts ‘Cats past MOC

West Lyon sophomore Leah Blauwet swings at a pitch in a game against Sheldon in Larchwood. Blauwet finished with a game-high three RBIs in the Wildcats’ 10-0 win Monday, July 1, over the Orabs. (Photo/Lisa Miller) West Lyon Softball West Lyon 14MOC-Foyd Valley 9...

’Cats mercy-rule Orabs

West Lyon Softball Hawf continues to display two-way skill with shutout mound outing, three-hit night Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 10Sheldon 0 LARCHWOOD – A combination of strong pitching and solid offense put West Lyon on top again. In fewer than six...

’Cats scratch off Orabs

West Lyon baseball first baseman Cooper Schoening collects the first out of the game at first base versus Sheldon. On Monday, July 1, the Wildcats mercy ruled the Orabs 10-0. (Photo/Lisa Miller) West Lyon Baseball Mulder strikes out 14, offense cruises to mercy-rule...

Thirteen-run frame leads to early win in Sibley

West Lyon sophomore Katelyn Berentschot (19) swings her bat toward a pitch in a game against host Sioux Center. The Wildcats defeated the Warriors 2-0 Friday, June 28. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) Junior Ella Langenhorst (12) heads toward first base in a road game against...

Pioneers swept by ’Cats in Larchwood

West Lyon Softball West Lyon 17Okoboji 1West Lyon 15Okoboji 3 LARCHWOOD – It took just eight innings for West Lyon to capture two wins Thursday, June 27, in Larchwood. In a doubleheader versus Okoboji, the Wildcats won the first game 17-1 in five innings and the...

High-scoring sixth separates sides

West Lyon junior pitcher Ridge Kramer (6) prepares to release a pitch against Sioux Center on Friday, June 28. Kramer pitched six innings for the Wildcats, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) West Lyon Baseball Wildcats beat...

Doubleheader sweep in Milford

Freshman Mason McCarty looks at the mound while taking a lead from first base. West Lyon beat Sioux Center 7-1 Friday, June 28, at Open Space Athletic Complex. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) West Lyon Baseball West Lyon 11Okoboji 1West Lyon 9Okoboji 3 MILFORD – A pair of...

’Hawks no match for ‘Cats

Sophomore Emory Koch (13) swings at a pitch Monday, June 17, in a game versus Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley softball. West Lyon defeated the Nighthawks 12-3 in Larchwood. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon Softball Softball match goes on despite downpour canceling baseball...