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New Year and New Council

New City Council The Inwood City Council from left to right: Mark Timmerman, Shannon Faber, Jordan Huyser, Mayor Becca Bixler, Chad Evans and Rick Rozeboom. (Photo/Submitted Carol Vander Kolk) Inwood City Council has first meeting of the new year Tristan Taylor |...

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Doing more in 2024

Beat Boredom during National Hobby Month Tristan Taylor | Editor After what was a peculiarly warm Christmas and holiday season, 2024 has been welcomed in by winter weather those in the Midwest have come to know. Though with the joyfulness of the Christmas behind us,...

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Metzger blossoms at Northwestern

Zavyr Metzger signals something as she holds up a pair of fingers in the air in the national championship Dec. 5, 2023, in Sioux City. Northwestern College lost to Indiana Wesleyan 3-2 to come up just short of its first-ever NAIA title win. (Photo/NWC Athletic...

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New Year’s Resolutions

Tristan Taylor | Editor In celebration of the new year, The West Lyon Herald reached out to community members to ask what their New Year’s resolution are this year. Their answers are below: Michelle Nelson“My resolution for the year is to try to take a deep breath and...

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New location: Same passion

Honored to serve HumanityHarriet Metzger of Alvord, left, shares a laugh during her retirement party Thursday, Dec. 28, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital of Rock Rapids. Metzger celebrated her 52-year nursing career with family, friends and colleagues,...

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Celebrating half-a-decade in nursing

Honored to serve HumanityHarriet Metzger of Alvord, left, shares a laugh during her retirement party Thursday, Dec. 28, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital of Rock Rapids. Metzger celebrated her 52-year nursing career with family, friends and colleagues,...

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New director at Inwood Library

New Library DirectorLaura Olson, new director for Inwood Public Library, began her new position at the beginning of this year. (Photo/Submitted Carol Vander Kolk) Tristan Taylor | Editor Inwood Public Library has seen a change in leadership, as the former director...

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Gifts to the community

Helping HandsThe Moen family put together hot cocoa packages for the Inwood Food Bank that would be given to sponsored families this Christmas season. (Photo/Submitted Jenn Jenson) Baskets of LoveWith money donated from a local family, laundry baskets like this one...

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Christmas Memories

Shauna Steiner Shauna Steiner Natalie (Hassebroek) Bohlke Tristan Taylor | Editor As the year closes out and more time is being spent with the ones we love, it is often a time to look back and reflect on all that has happened to us. In celebration of the holiday...

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Protecting kids in the digital age

DANIELLE RAVELING Rising Hope therapist discusses cyberbullying Dominique Kooiker | Editor As students go on winter break, some may escape the bullying that goes on at school, but, thanks to technology, many will not get away from bullying entirely. Many kids have...

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A night of festive music

Raising Your Voices TogetherAt the end of West Lyon’s Winter Concert Dec. 11, community members were invited to join in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.” (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Music From the HeartDressed in their best Christmas sweaters, Cooper Carolan and Anthony...

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Ringing in the season

Ring the BellsInwood Christian School kindergartener, Tatum Van Beek, playing the hand bells to the song “Joy to the World” at the school’s Christmas program. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor Students of Inwood Christian School performed in their annual...

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Granite Christmas donation drive

Season of GivingGranite had its Christmas donation drive inside the implement building on the threshing bee grounds. On the left, donations for Call to Freedom were collected in Santa’s Sleigh. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Time for CommunityMany members of the Granite...

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Wildbots bring home a victory

A Team EffortCoach Jason Knueven (far left) works with the Wildbots to im- prove upon their robot during the First LEGO League Challenge Qualifier Tournament at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls on Saturday, Dec. 2. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) A Little to the...

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Let there be light!

Giving Thanks Tracy Gayer gives a small speech before lighting up the new nativity scene at Bethlehem Lutheran of Inwood on Wednesday, Nov. 29, reminiscing about the old set and thanking everyone who helped make the new one possible. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Yearly...

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One job at a time

Anything with MetalZach Garland, owner of The Iron Guy, has been running his business in Alvord for the last three years, doing welding projects for people across the West Lyon area and beyond. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Editor For much of his adult life,...

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West Lyon Knowledge Bowl team going to nationals

Buzzing inMembers of the West Lyon FCCLA competing at the Knowledge Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama. From left to right: Savannah Van Beek, Emersyn Rentschler, Meg Lapka, Alyssa Hoogestraat and Jacob Morgan. (Photo/Submitted Kristin Rockhill) Tristan Taylor | Editor...

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Herald welcomes familiar face as editor

Tristan Taylor Dominique Kooiker | Editor New Century Press is welcoming a familiar face as the new editor of the West Lyon Herald, former staff writer Tristan Taylor. Taylor grew up in Truman, Minnesota, where he graduated from Martin Luther High School. He attained...

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Is it Christmas yet?

Tristan Taylor | Editor With Thanksgiving over and the last of the leftover turkey sitting in the fridge, many are now turning their attention to the Christmas season. As the season draws closer, several towns in the West Lyon area will be hosting Christmas events to...

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A gold key for FFA efforts

American Degree RecipientsJesse Wulf and Nathan Knapp, former members of West Lyon FFA, received their American Degrees for years of hard work in FFA. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer After years of hard work and dedication, two former FFA students...

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