Community

The storm of the decade

Derailment near Alvord Early in the morning Friday, June 21, a BNSF train derailed south of Alvord. No injuries were reported and, while no official cause has been given, it is suspected by be caused by the flood waters. (Photo/Submitted) Under Water The fishing pier...

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A calling across the seas

OVER A DECADE OF SERVICE Lisa Yunker has spent the last 12 years living in Cambodia, working with disabled children to help keep them with their families. She is currently back home on furlough for the next few months, and hopes to share were story with the community....

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A passion for helping others

NEW PROVIDER AT AVERA KaraLynn Kuhn, PA-C, is the newest provider at Avera Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital in Rock Rapids. Kuhn works in primary care in the clinic. She sees a vast range of conditions, ranging from chronic medical conditions to preventative care,...

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Learning about the earth

Brand new collection Treasure Hunter campers show off the rock boxes they had painted. After learning about the different types of rocks, they filled their boxes with different rocks around the Lake Pahoja area. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor The Lyon...

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All about our furry friends

Pet Show Jovi Van Egdom shows off her pet dog to follow campers at the Fuzzy Furry Friends camp. The two-day camp ended off with a pet show where the campers could bring in their own furry friends. (Photo/Submitted Emily Ostrander) Tristan Taylor | Editor The Fuzzy...

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A magical afternoon in Larchwood

Amazed by magic Miles Stensland assists magician Curtis Hed during his magic show at Larchwood City Hall. Holding an apple wrapped in a napkin, Stensland looks in wonder as the apple suddenly produces a red scarf. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor The...

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A life in Inwood

Proud of their community Ron and Donna Bos will serve as parade marshals in this year’s Inwood Fourth of July parade. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor After almost 50 years together in Inwood, Ron and Donna Bos are nothing but proud of the community they...

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Riding into the nature center

The Siouxland Trikers Members of the Siouxland Trikers, a three-wheeled motorcycle group based out of Sioux City, made a stop at the Lyon County Nature Center while on a tour of the county. From left to right: Matt Moore, Laura Budzinski, Marge Van Voorst and Don Van...

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‘Moana Jr.’ cast shows community how far they’ll go

THEY KNOW THE WAY Gracia Poppinga as Sina, Ashlee Koedam as Pua, Maisie Oedekoven as Moana and Hudson Hinrichs as Chief Tui learn wayfinding during the River Valley Players Junior production of “Moana Jr.” The River Valley Players Junior company presented this show...

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Magic Art Bus rolls back into town

Letting the creativity flow After having their turn on the 605 Magic Art Bus, this group of kids got the chance to color their own creations on the side of the bus. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor The Larchwood Public Library hosted its first summer...

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Up close and personal with aquatic life

Learning about the sea Mack Stamper presenting Ocean in Motion at the Inwood Library, an educational program put on by the Butterfly House and Aquarium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Touching the sea Nick Spaans (right) takes his turn touching a...

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Lester Friendly 4-Hers’ June Meeting

Lydia Zylstra | Reporter On Thursday, June 13, the Lester Friendly 4-Hers had a meeting. Before the meeting started, the members toured Rosie’s Boutique and Seven Sisters Boutique in Rock Rapids. Then they came back to Lester and their meeting was called to order by...

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Community Foundation of Lyon County awards grants

COMMUNITY FOUNDAITON OF LYON COUNTY GRANT RECIPIENTS On Tuesday, June 11, the Community Foundation of Lyon County had its biennial grant ceremony at Frontier Bank in Rock Rapids. Pictured are representatives of local nonprofits that were awarded grants. Front, left to...

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West Lyon Spring Semester Honor Roll

4.0 Honor RollSeventh Grade – Aubry Erpenbach, Brecken Mogler, Emersyn Moser, Arie Rens and Hannah SnydersEighth Grade – Trenton Anderson, Taya Christie, Jessa Ciesielski, Kylie Hickman, Alexa Knoblock, Rowyn Knoblock, Matthew Moser and Joeli Van BeekNinth Grade –...

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Regulations for discharging fireworks

In Iowa, state law permits the discharge of fireworks from June 1 through July 8 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. On July 4 and the Saturday and Sunday immediately before or after July 4, the discharge time is extended to 11 p.m.However, city officials in each...

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