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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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Sparklers are not child’s play

Did you know that the average primary flame blowtorch burns at around 2,000 F? USFS National Technology and Development says wildland fires typically burn between 1,600 and 2,000 F. Aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, and cast iron also can reach melting points at or...

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Interesting facts related to Independence Day

Americans celebrate Independence Day every July 4. The holiday has become synonymous with summer fun, as grand fireworks displays and backyard barbecues are integral components of many people’s July 4 celebrations.As Americans and residents of the United States...

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Tips to save when shopping for your July Fourth barbecue

Barbecues are part and parcel of July Fourth celebrations. Such get-togethers might be even more notable in 2024, when Independence Day falls on a Thursday. That means many people will likely be taking off on Friday, July 5, which adds another day to celebrate with...

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Adventures in Alaska

Mountains of vegetables During their trip to Alaska, West Lyon students visited VanderWeele Farms, one of the largest farms in the state. The students pose with farmer Roger VanderWeele (right) in front of a large pile of potatoes. (Photo/Submitted) Picking some...

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On to the next adventure

LEAVING RAPID NUTRITION IN GOOD HANDS Aimee Koedam of Inwood started Rapid Nutrition in Rock Rapids in November 2021. After over two years of operation, Koedam has sold the business to Kaleb Lindsey-Stevens of Sioux Falls. Koedam plans to move to Florida with her...

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Primary Election Results

Stewart Vander Stoep and Brian Hilt Tristan Taylor | Editor Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Tuesday, June 4, residents throughout Iowa went to the polls to vote in this year’s primary election, deciding on which candidates will be on the ballot for the general election...

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Fishing with the family

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Troy Puterbaugh, Cameron Lucas and Amanda Lucas celebrate Cameron’s birthday at Lake Pahoja during the annual Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day Saturday, June 8. (Photo/Madalynn Van Der Weerd) FISHING FOR FUN At the Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day, Emmet Schar...

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Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation Awards Scholarships

In an effort to support the future of health care, Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation awards scholarships annually to deserving students who are pursuing an education in health care. The 2024 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Arthur Benoit,...

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