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West Lyon FFA hosts annual banquet and awards ceremony

Welcome to the BanquetWest Lyon FFA Sentinel, Robbyn Feucht, giving the welcome address for the annual FFA banquet and awards ceremony. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) 2024-25 FFA OfficersDuring the annual FFA Banquet, the new officer team was inducted for the next school...

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Community service before summer

Community Service Around the County These junior high students from West Lyon spent one of their last school days doing community service throughout Lester. They cleaned up in and around the community center, as well as stained some equipment at the local park....

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A night with the stars

A progressive meal FCCLA members, Avery Schoening and Makinley Koedam, serving pulled pork sliders with pineapple as part of a progressive meal at the Night with the STARS event. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Serving up specialty drinks Brothers Tom and Mark Rentschler were...

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Miss Inwood 2024

Newly Crowned Miss Inwood Opal Niemeyer, daughter of Grant and Jane Niemeyer, was crowned Miss Inwood 2024 at this year’s pageant. She will be a representative for the City of Inwood at many events this summer. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor The annual...

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Teacher retiring from Inwood Christian School

Making memories with her students Dawn Folkerts, kindergarten teacher at Inwood Christian School, will be retiring this year after 38 years in education. She said some of her fondest memories were from the experiences her students got to go through. (Photo/Tristan...

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Central Lyon CAPS program works with ATLAS in fundraisers

ASSISTING A COMMUNITY NONPROFIT Alexis Austin, Koury Serck and Aubrey Metzger were part of the Central Lyon CAPS program during the spring semester. They worked with ATLAS of Lyon County on several projects including setting up a 5K fundraiser on Memorial Day weekend...

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Chad Sheehan’s Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern,I am writing this letter to express my support for Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep in his re-election bid for Lyon County Sheriff. I was elected Woodbury County Sheriff and began my first term on January 2, 2021. As a new Sheriff there are often...

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Kevin Wollmuth’s Letter to the Editor

With the current trends in law enforcement, most officers are waiting impatiently until their retirement day arrives so they can retire as soon as possible. The number of Sheriff Vander Stoep’s quality years of serving Lyon County while also being a DARE instructor...

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Dean A. Kruger’s Letter to the editor

Lyon County Voters:My name is Dean A. Kruger, a 1982 graduate of the George Community School District, George, Lyon County, Iowa. I began my law enforcement career as a deputy with Lyon County from 1985 to 1989. In 1989, I moved to Humboldt when I was hired by the...

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Kyle Munneke’s Letter to the editor

Dear Citizens of Lyon County,My name is Kyle Munneke and I was a Lyon County Deputy Sheriff from 2013 until 2023. You may know me from my experience at the sheriff’s office and being a K9 handler for many years. As many of you saw, my name along with the majority of...

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Stewart W. Vander Stoep’s Letter to the editor

To the Citizens of Lyon County:For the past twelve years, it has been an honor and privilege to serve you as the Lyon County Sheriff. Last week, I wrote the first of two letters detailing some of my experience, priorities, and accomplishments during my nearly 40-year...

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Brian Hilt’s Letter to the editor

In my letter last week, I briefly touched on the letter of support from the team at the Sheriff’s Office. I am humbled and grateful to have received the support of over 70% of the current, non-administrative team. In other words, the “boots on the ground” team members...

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Chris Raveling’s Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern,I am writing this letter in support of Stewart Vander Stoep, the current Lyon County Sheriff. I have gotten to know Sheriff Vander Stoep over the last 7 years. I took over as the Sheriff of Clay County in 2017 and met Sheriff Vander Stoep...

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Bruce Devereaux’s Letter to the Editor

To Whom It May Concern,I am writing this letter in support of Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep. I have known Sheriff Vander Stoep for many years as he has worked for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office since 1985 and I have worked for the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office...

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Graduation 2024

Landon Pottebaum and Lauryn Martin were speakers for the class of 2024 at this weekend’s graduation ceremony. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) The class of 2024 throws their caps into the air in celebration of finally graduating. 62 students walked across the stage on Saturday....

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West Lyon staff members recognized

Going above and beyond West Lyon presented four awards to staff members at the school during its graduation ceremony. Pictured are award winners Leanne Ciesielski, Jenny McKenny, Mark Rentschler and Bruce Metzger. (Photo/Submitted) Tristan Taylor | Editor During West...

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Learning safe driving with the Seat Belt Convincer

Leah Blauwet prepares to go down the Seat Belt Convincer, a car seat on a ramp that simulates a minor car crash. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Savannah Smith rides down the Seat Belt Convincer and experiences the sudden stop at the end. The device is built to simulate a...

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