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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...

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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 socialize. The Granite Christmas Drive is hosted by SHINE, a women’s group formed in Granite,...

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West Lyon students ‘buzzing in’ to competition

KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION FIRST FOR WEST LYON CHAPTERMembers of the West Lyon chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America who competed in the Knowledge Bowl are pictured. Left to right: Meg Lapka, Jacob Morgan, Emersyn Rentschler, Savannah Van Beek and...

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To meet a mouse

WHEN TOTS BECOME MICEKids participating in Nature Tots Friday, Nov. 18, spent the first part of the activity going through a mouse maze and pretending to be mice. After taking the tunnel into the “house,” they braved obstacles to get the “cheese.” Some of the...

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Country Kids 4-H Club meeting

Jessa Haahr | Reporter Country Kids 4-H Club Members of the Country Kids 4-H club met Nov. 17 in the Inwood Community Center. Roll call was answered by 27 members. The club made plans to make cookies for the Inwood Historical Society Christmas Carol sing in December....

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Off and running

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES TO CONTINUE TO GROWA group of kids at Wiggles and Giggles Childcare Center in Larchwood pose with the grant award check from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation. The center was the recipient of a competitive grant to use for start-up costs and a...

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A new loyal partner

New K9 unit at Lyon County Sheriff’s Department LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAMDeputy Kyle Munneke poses with his new K9 unit, Versa, at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department in Rock Rapids. The pair became an officially-certified team Sept. 22. Versa’s main job will be drug...

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New train cars rolling into Granite

TRACKS FIT FOR A CABOOSEMembers of the Granite Threshermen's Association work to complete work on a set of train tracks put in around the depot at Granite. A donated caboose will soon be brought to Granite to display on the tracks. (Photo/Submitted)  Tristan Taylor |...

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Christmas: Just around the corner and in every community

Christmas: Just around the corner and in every community  Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer With the Christmas season fast approaching, towns in the West Lyon area will be hosting celebrations to welcome in the season. Here are previews of events in Lester, Larchwood...

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Remembering their sacrifices

School programs host Veterans Day programs PATRIOTIC DISPLAYStudents at Inwood Christian School participated in a Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 11. Students sang a number of patriotic tunes and thanked the veterans in attendance for their service....

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Walking down the right path

School liaison officer offers support to students Katie Olson, West Lyon’s full-time liaison officer Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer Sometimes a push in the right direction is necessary to stay on the right path in life. Other times, it takes someone walking alongside...

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New church opens in Larchwood

New church opens in Larchwood Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer A new place of worship has opened up in Larchwood and has already amassed a small congregation. The Kidst Selassie Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church has opened its doors on Broadway Street next to the...

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Inwood Museum gearing up for holiday events

Inwood Museum gearing up for holiday events Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Plans are underway for a number of special events at the Inwood Museum Annex, formerly the Methodist Church, for the holiday season.  A Thanksgiving worship service is planned for...

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High School Honor Band

The 23 West Lyon band students pictured above auditioned for the Northwest Iowa Honor Band Nov. 5. (Photo/Submitted). Gianna Klarenbeek  | Student Contributor On Saturday, Nov. 5, 25 students in grades 9-12 traveled to Sioux City for the Northwest Iowa District High...

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Lyon County general election results

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor In Lyon County, 5,026 ballots were cast in the general election Nov. 8. That is 58.05 percent of the 8,658 registered voters. Results of the election are unofficial until a canvas of the ballots is completed.In the state representative...

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Lyon County Riverboat Foundation presents competitive grants

Lyon County Riverboat Foundation presents competitive grants NEARLY 20 ORGANIZATIONS GRANTED FUNDS FOR UPCOMING PROJECTSRepresentatives from each of the 18 organizations awarded competitive grants from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation are pictured above. The award...

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Lest we forget

Local son of World War II veteran works to keep legacy alive DOCUMENTING VETERAN’S LEGACYLowell Knobloch is pictured with a number of items he has collected that are related to his father’s time in World War II. He hopes that through everything he has collected,...

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Making sports history one takedown at a time

Sky is the limit for high school girls’ wrestling in Iowa  IN THE HISTORY BOOKSWest Lyon High School girls’ wrestling participants practice the basics during the first week of official practice for Iowa high school girls’ wrestling on Thursday, November 3. The...

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Freshman Cooper Carolan selected for Iowa Opus Choir

Cooper Carolan was selected to represent West Lyon in the Opus Choir. Ella Leuthold | Student Contributor West Lyon ninth grader Cooper Carolan has earned an impressive honor for the second time. On Nov. 17, Carolan will travel to the Iowa State University campus to...

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Improving community safety with new trail

A new section of recreational trail is nearly complete in Inwood, providing a safer way for pedestrians to walk or bike on the city’s south side. Crews finished pouring concrete early last week for the two blocks of trail located along Oak Street/Highway 182 from the...

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