Features

Water to flow through new system in Inwood

NEW FIXTUREA new water tower on the south side of Inwood will be put into service soon. Artwork on the tower represents Inwood's notable July 4th celebration. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer Improvements to the City of Inwood, proposed in March...

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Feel-good show, ‘Godspell,’ to hit West Lyon stage

MUSICAL STORYTELLINGJackson Doorneweerd, who plays the role of John the Baptist/Judas in the upcoming musical production of “Godspell”, rehearses a scene. The West Lyon High School production will take the stage Thursday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 24. (Photo/Submitted)...

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Fish from every angle

A 360-DEGREE VIEW A new aquarium in the Lake Pahoja Education Center offers a unique look at some of the fish that can also be found in the nearby lake. (Photo/Tristan Taylor)  Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer A new addition has recently been added at the Lake Pahoja...

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Learning by the lake

Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer What do you think of when asked to picture what a place of learning looks like? For most people, it’s fairly straightforward – a school classroom, filled with desks and chairs for students, surrounded by books, posters writing utensils,...

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Pick a pumpkin

This group of students, above, and this second-grader, at right, were excited to show off the pumpkins they selected. (Photos/Jessica Jensen and Tristan Taylor)  Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor A perfect fall day on Thursday, September 29 made for a great afternoon...

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Homecoming 2022 is Rustic Retreat 

HOMECOMING ROYALTY Members of the 2022 homecoming court at West Lyon High School are pictured. Front row, left to right: Camden Kruse, king Bradley Balster, queen Madeline Johnson, Keatyn Lorenzen. Back row, left to right: Ryer Crichton, Evan Faber, Gunner Grems,...

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Growth and change 

CHANGES AND GROWTH AHEADThe facilities at Dutchland Foods in Lester have continued to change and evolve over the past three decades, just as the business and the products they produce have. A recent addition will include a production floor, offices and more....

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Adventure awaits 

Lyon County Conservation provides opportunities to enjoy nature HOME BASE FOR ALL THINGS CONSERVATIONThe Lyon County Conservation Nature and Education Center located at Lake Pahoja Recreation Area in western Lyon County houses the offices of conservation staff as well...

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Reducing mental health symptoms in school

MICHAEL HENNINGTherapist Michael Henning provides mental health care in the Central Lyon, George and West Lyon schools. Henning is a therapist with Creative Living Center, which is based out of Rock Valley and is the designated regional mental health provider for Lyon...

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Run through color for a cause

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Running enthusiasts strap on their running shoes for a variety of reasons — exercise, stress relief, competition, enjoyment and more. A 5k run/walk, hosted by the Inwood Recreational Trail Committee Saturday, Sept. 10, has another...

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To make the best better

Lyon County farmer inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame HALL OF FAMERAlvin Smidstra of Rock Rapids was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair. Smidstra has been involved with 4-H in Lyon County for more than three decades, serving as a fair...

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With a smile

Chud’s Pub and Grub coming soon Chud’s Pub and Grub will be opening later this year and will offer a family-friendly atmosphere in Larchwood. Kellie and Dan Stark are busy transforming the former MT Closet building into a restaurant. Owning a restaurant is something...

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Community support 

Local food pantry thrives on donations The Inwood Food Pantry located at the Healing Room helps provide food and other needs to people, not only in Inwood but the surrounding communities. The food pantry relies on donations to keep the shelves full for those in need....

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Village of Lester celebrates Family Fun Day

Village of Lester celebrates Family Fun Day These youngsters represented Tri-State Custom Hay of Larchwood with a smile and a wave to the parade crowd.    Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor With a full slate of activities for the annual Lester Days celebration Friday,...

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