Western and Wild

Western and Wild

BRINGING TRENDY WESTERN APPAREL TO SMALL TOWN STOREFRONTPeyton Johnson, left, is set to open a new clothing and home decor boutique on Main Street in Larchwood. The store features apparel and accessories influenced by Johnson’s love of Western clothing, including shoes and boots made from cow hide, right. (Photos/Jessica Jensen)  Jessica Jensen | Managing...

Shining a light on the community 

Shining a light on the community 

ILLUMINATION TO COMEThe Granite Implement building will host the Granite Christmas Drive Dec. 17, with baked goods, hot chocolate and coffee for those wanting to stop in and...

Current News

Current News

To meet a mouse

To meet a mouse

WHEN TOTS BECOME MICEKids participating in Nature Tots Friday, Nov. 18, spent the first part of...

Obituaries

Effie Brands

92 Rock Valley, Iowa November 18, 2022 Effie Brands, 92, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral service was Wednesday, Nov. 23, at First Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with...

James Kelly

82 Doon, Iowa November 281, 2022 James Kelly, 82, of Doon, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rock Valley, with interment in St. Mary...

Hermina Rozeboom

96 Rock Valley, Iowa November 16, 2022 Hermina Rozeboom, 96, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.  Funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Rock Valley, with interment in...

Mary Ann Hohman

89 Sioux Falls, South Dakota November 20, 2022 Mary Ann Hohman, 89, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls,...

Lynn Doorneweerd

73 Lester, Iowa November 25, 2022 Lynn J. “Butch” Doorneweerd, 73 of Lester, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at his home. Funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Church, Lester.  Lynn Jay Doorneweerd was born in Rock Rapids,...

Gerard Van Surksum

88 Inwood, Iowa November 15, 2022 Gerard “Gary” Van Surksum, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa.  Funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 17, at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, Iowa, with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Doon,...

Gloria Van Beek

80 Rock Valley, Iowa November 15, 2022 Gloria Van Beek, 80, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at RiverView Ridge of Rock Valley.  Funeral service was Friday, Nov. 18, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Rock Valley, with interment in...

Gayle Ann Stensland Severson 

79 West Liberty, Iowa November 12, 2022 Gayle Ann Stensland Severson, 79, of West Liberty, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Tipton, Iowa.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer...

Sports

Shot selection allows Wildcats to roll on opening night

Emily TerWee fires a floater in the lane with a George-Little Rock defender being late to defend during Siouxland Conference girls’ basketball Tuesday, Nov. 22. The West Lyon Wildcats defeated the Mustangs 60-25. (Photo/Nathan Broek) West Lyon defeats George-Little...

Two Wildcats selected as all-state players

Anderson Trejo chosen for the first team, Korey McKenney picked to the second team Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Two West Lyon football players were selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association to the Class 2A all-state team after the association’s meeting...

Five former Wildcats named as collegiate all-conference honorees

Former players highlighted by first-team honorees Jaden Snyder and Noah Van’t Hof Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Five former West Lyon football standouts have been named as Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) all-conference football players as announced Tuesday,...

Two Wildcats named as all-district players

Evy Knoblock and Jordyn Aeschliman picked to the Class 3A West team by the Iowa Girls’ Coaches’ Association Tuesday, Nov. 15 Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Two West Lyon volleyball players were named all-district honorees for the Class 3A west district as announced by...

Wildcats struggle from behind as their season ends

The West Lyon football team looks on as Greene County accepts its state qualification trophy following the third round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. The Wildcats ended up seeing their 2022 season come to an end as they fell to their Lyon County rivals,...

Two Wildcats named as academic all-state

Photographed left to right: Maddie Johnson and Madison DeJong. Both volleyball players from West Lyon were selected to the 2022 academic All-State volleyball team by the Iowa Girls’ Coaches’ Association. (Photos/Nathan Broek) Maddie Johnson and Madison DeJong honored...

Sam Meester uses familiarity of state to his advantage

Meester finishes in 103rd with a time of 18:39.68, one of his fastest of the year, at the state meet to end his career at West Lyon Sam Meester races past the final mile marker during the Class 2A state cross-country meet at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort...