A night in the Enchanted Gardens

A night in the Enchanted Gardens

Johannah Boote and her prom date Javier Padilla flex for the crowd as they make their way through the grand march ceremony last weekend. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor On the evening of Saturday, April 13, West Lyon Community School had its annual prom grand march. The theme of this year was “Enchanted Gardens,” with the gym being...

One month of serving our area

One month of serving our area

More than a food pantry Manna Market Food & More Pantry has been open for over a month now and has been serving guests from Inwood and surrounding area. These pieces of art...

Signing for the Future

Signing for the Future

Securing a Career West Lyon student Cole Balster, center, signed to work with Richarz Repair in Larchwood after graduation. Michael Moe, left, and Lee Richarz, right, explained...

Current News

Current News

Obituaries

John DeWitt

90 Sioux Falls, South Dakota April 9, 2024 John DeWitt, 90, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were Saturday, April 13, at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux...

Virgil Hall

65 Sioux Falls, South Dakota April 10, 2024 Virgil Hall, 65, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. Memorial services were Saturday, April 13, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, South Dakota, with inurnment in...

Mildred Stensland

96 Larchwood, Iowa March 29, 2024 Mildred Stensland, 96, of Larchwood, Iowa, died Friday, March 29, 2024, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral services were Thursday, April 4, at United Church of Christ, Larchwood, with interment in Larchwood...

Robert Morrison

85 Larchwood, Iowa April 3, 2024 Robert “Bob” Morrison, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Minnesota. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at United Church of Christ, Larchwood. Robert Gene Morrison...

Shirley Matzen

102 Rapid City, South Dakota April 1, 2024 Shirley Matzen, 102, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away Monday April 1, 2024. Funeral service was Friday, April 5, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Inwood, Iowa, with interment in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery,...

Doug Lape

61 Discovery Bay, California March 25, 2024 Doug Lape, 61, of Discovery Bay, California, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024. A celebration of life will be at a later date with interment in Larchwood, Iowa. Doug was born Sept. 26, 1962, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to...

Mildred Stensland

96 Larchwood, Iowa March 29, 2024 Mildred Stensland, 96, of Larchwood, Iowa, died Friday, March 29, 2024, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024, with the family present at United Church of...

Frederick Gloe

87 Sioux Falls, South Dakota March 31, 2024 Frederick “Fritz” W. Gloe, 87, of Sioux Falls South Dakota, died Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Sanford Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Memorial visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2024, at George Boom...

Sports

West Lyon boys and girls take second

A West Lyon runner participates in a relay event at the Central Lyon Co-ed Relays on Tuesday, April 9. The Wildcats took second place in the meet with 110 points. (Photo/Kyra Van Berkum) Jana TerWee throws the shot put at the Central Lyon Co-ed Relays on Tuesday,...

’Cats regress under tough conditions

Senior Austin Hickman completes a swing in a home meet at Meadow Acres in Larchwood. On Monday, April 8, Hickman shot a 46 on the day. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon boys' Golf Hoogeveen continues to impress in first season as part of regular rotation Andrew Buckman...

Wildcats battle course, conditions in Orange City

Sophomore Haley Folkens completes her swing in a Siouxland Conference Meet at Meadow Acres in Larchwood. Folkens finished shooting a team-best 48 to tie for seventh place. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon Girls’ Golf Unit finishes fifth in first meet as a team this...

Folkens, Wildcats shoot season-low

Senior Tara Hoogendoorn stands in close proximity of a hole in a Siouxland Conference Meet at Meadow Acres in Larchwood. Hoogendoorn finished shooting a 54 on the day. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon girls’ Golf Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter West Lyon 227LARCHWOOD...

WL girls take second in Hull

Jana TerWee holds the shot put with her arm extended in the air. TerWee broke the Western Co-ed Invite meet record with a throw of 40-08. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon’s Jackson Ver Meer spins as he prepares to release the discus from his hands Friday, April 5, in...

WL starts season strong

West Lyon golfer Carson Hoogeveen finishes his swing after striking a ball at the first Siouxland Conference Meet of 2024. Hoogeveen ended the day with a 40, which tied him for 13th place. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) West Lyon Boys’ Golf Hoogeveen, Aiden Snyders pace unit...

’Cats kick off campaign

West Lyon Girls’ Golf Folkens, Evans place in top-20 in first Siouxland Conference meet of 2024 Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter ARNOLDS PARK – Though it didn’t participate as a full team, West Lyon had two girls finish in the top-20 individually in its first meet of...

Congratulations winter honor roll athletes!

Boys Basketball Carson Hoogeveen All-Conference (Siouxland) | First TeamIGCA All-Substate (Class 2A) | Substate 1IPSWA All-State (Class 2A) | Second Team Trevor Ciesielski All-Conference (Siouxland) | First TeamIGCA All-Substate (Class 2A) | Substate 1 Easton Jacobson...