Grappling into history

Grappling into history

PICTURED LEFT: Jana TerWee and West Lyon girls' wrestling coach Tim Negaard give each other a hand shake after TerWee won her first-place match at 190 pounds at the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Super Regional 2 in Sioux City Friday, Jan. 27. TerWee became the second West Lyon wrestler in girls' sanctioned wrestling history to earn a ticket to the...

School choice program becomes law

School choice program becomes law

Discussion dominates local Eggs and Issues forum  Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor More than half of those attending Eggs and Issues Saturday, Jan. 28 were current or former...

New bakery opening in Larchwood

New bakery opening in Larchwood

Shelly Weideman and Kelly Lynch stand outside their new bakery, My Favorite Baked Goods. They plan to open by early March. Tristan Taylor | Writer There is a new store coming to...

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Obituaries

Eleanor Schemmel

94 Inwood, Iowa January 19, 2023 Eleanor Schemmel, 94, of Inwood, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Fellowship Village in Inwood. Memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood.  Eleanor Carol Hemness was born July 4, 1928, in...

Nellie Rozeboom

94 Inwood, Iowa January 25, 2023 Nellie Rozeboom, 94, of Inwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Fellowship Village of Inwood.  Public viewing will be from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Porter Funeral Home, Inwood. Funeral service will be t 1:30 p.m....

Rosemary Moser

84 Sioux Falls, South Dakota January 14, 2023 Rosemary Moser, 84 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Mass of Christian was Thursday, Jan. 19, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, with interment in Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux...

Vernon Koedam

73 Inwood, Iowa January 25, 2023 Vernon Koedam, 73, of Inwood, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 21, at First Reformed Church, Inwood, with interment in Valley View...

Eleanor Schemmel

94 Inwood, Iowa January 19, 2023 Eleanor Schemmel, 94, of Inwood, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Fellowship Village in Inwood. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood. Visitation with the family will begin at...

Cornelia Hoogendoorn

93 Rock Valley, Iowa January 9, 2023 Cornelia Hoogendoorn, 93, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at Hegg Health Center of Rock Valley.  Funeral service was Jan. 13, at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock...

Debra Burgers

69 Inwood, Iowa January 7, 2023 Debra Burgers, 69, of Inwood, Iowa, died of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at her home.   Celebration of life was Friday, Jan. 20, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, South Dakota.   Deb Lynn Jonnes was born...

Darlene Knopf

83 Sioux Falls, South Dakota January 11, 2023 Darlene Knopf, 83, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls.   Memorial visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at George Boom Funeral Home...

Sports

Home meet closes out 2022-2023 regular season

Wildcats left its final Siouxland Conference dual with high hopes for the regional tournament Jana TerWee gets in position for a stand up escape against her RidgeView opponent Maya Waldo during the semifinal match of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union Super...

Big first half sparks Wildcats in Orange City

West Lyon begins the game on a 26-11 run and follows that up with a 17-11 spurt in the second stanza to claim a 69-50 win Evy Knoblock debates about taking a 3-pointer from the top of the key with a West Sioux player looking to contest during non-conference girls'...

’Cats come up short twice at home

West Lyon falls to Okoboji/Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and rival Central Lyon/George-Little Rock in conference action West Lyon’s Evan Erpenbach works for a take down against an opponent from MOC-Floyd Valley during the Spirit Lake Dual Team Tournament January 6. The...

Wildcats come up short to fifth-ranked Dutch

Key missed buckets hold West Lyon back from upsetting MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange City Barak Rinkenberger looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during non-conference boys' basketball at West Sioux Thursday, Jan. 26, in Hawarden. The West Lyon Wildcats defeated the...

’Cats come up short twice in Spirit Lake

West Lyon falls to two ranked teams, before claiming victory over meet host Indians Bryce Kock stares down his Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley opponent Jesue Garcia after getting an escape point during a non-conference quadrangular event hosted by Spirit Lake Park Tuesday,...

West Lyon has little trouble with Okoboji

Wildcats come out focused against Pioneers in their longest road trip of the 2022-2023 regular season Evan Faber prepares to fire a 3-pointer with a Sheldon player attempting to contest during Siouxland Conference boys’ basketball Friday, Jan. 20. The West Lyon...

Key second-quarter run gives Wildcats the edge

West Lyon goes on a 12-3 rally before halftime that provides the difference in a 49-36 win over Okoboji Emily TerWee attempts a shot from the post with a Sheldon player attempting to defend during Siouxland Conference girls' basketball Friday, Jan. 20. The West Lyon...

Grapplers kick off conference dual season in Rock Valley

Wildcats come up short in both Siouxland Conference bouts Tuesday, Jan. 10 James Bullerman rides the back of his Sioux Center opponent, Landon Rozeboom, during a Siouxland Conference double-dual event in Sioux Center Thursday, Jan. 12. Bullerman lost the match by fall...