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Forging ahead to be a one-stop shop

WHERE IT STARTEDMitchell Smith, a welder at A&R Industries in Inwood, works on a job for a customer. The business started with welding and powder coating and will soon be adding manufacturing and repair services. (Photo/Submitted) Inwood business expands and...

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Lighting up Inwood for the holidays

The Inwood Kiwanis Club again sponsored a holiday lighting contest for Inwood residents to spread holiday cheer. Judging took place Dec. 17. The first-place winner received $250; second place earned $100, and the third-place prize was $50.  First place, pictured...

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Dance Campers perform for the West Lyon fans

Kindergarten through sixth-graders perform a dance routine to the song “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus as part of Dance Camp and their halftime performance during the West Lyon girls’ basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 20. The camp consisted of 110 girls coached by six...

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Students compete in Iowa Craft Competition

BEST IN CARPENTRYThe West Lyon carpentry team constructed the pictured garbage can surround in just over four hours for the ABC Iowa Craft Challenge Dec. 2 and finished the competition in first place. Pictured left to right: Dalton Gerber, Rier Mogler, Collin...

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Christmas time is here

Some of the best parts of Christmastime include recounting favorite holiday memories or carrying on long-standing traditions. The West Lyon Herald staff asked members of the community to share their favorite memory or tradition or pass on holiday wishes.  The...

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Claiming a national football title

Northwestern coach Matt McCarty watches from the sidelines during one of the Red Raiders’ football games this past season. McCarty, also a West Lyon graduate, coached in his second National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National title game Saturday, Dec. 17...

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Granite lights up the Christmas spirit

Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer All of Granite was strung in lights in celebration of Christmas for the annual Christmas Drive-Through Saturday, Dec. 17. The event also raised donations for Call to Freedom. SHINE, Granite’s women’s group, collected donations while...

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Winter Wonderland

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor The Merriam-Webster dictionary terms the meaning of wonderland as an imaginary place of delicate beauty or magical charm. Last Friday, western Lyon County was not just an imaginary place of beauty as winter weather created a...

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Get on the art bus

SPREADING ART PASSIONMercedes Maltese and Marlo Arp stand outside of the 605 Magic Art Bus in Inwood. The pair takes the all-encompassing art classroom on the road for parties and community events. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer In September...

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A calling to serve her community

AVERA’S NEWEST PROVIDERMegan Klapperich, PA-C, began working at Avera Medical Group in Rock Rapids in November. She is originally from Minnesota and works in family medicine and the emergency room. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) Dominique Kooiker | Staff Writer Working in...

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Santa makes a stop in Alvord

HOLIDAY CHEER IN ALVORDYoungsters in Alvord came to the Alvord Fire and Rescue station on Saturday, December 10 for crafts and visits with Santa. (Photos/Jessica Jensen)  Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Kids in the Alvord area had the opportunity to give Santa their...

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Christmas Toy Drive

Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer Inwood’s Healing Room is inviting families to give to those in need this Christmas season. Randy Gacke, director of the Healing Room, is offering a Christmas Gift Program for area children.  “We have noticed with inflation that the...

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Nativity story comes to life in Lester

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor The Village of Lester became a replica of Bethlehem for Lester Visioning’s WinterFest on Thursday, December 1. Volunteers told the Christmas story, dressed in costumes to represent the angel Gabriel, the shepherds, three wisemen, and...

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Pancakes, Santa and art in Inwood

Jessica Jensen |Managing Editor A visit to see Santa Claus is made even better when it includes breakfast! On Saturday, December 3, the Inwood Kiwanis Club and Inwood Community Club served a pancake and sausage breakfast before hosting visits with Santa in the Inwood...

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Christmas fun on Main Street in Larchwood

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Businesses and organizations in Larchwood put their best holiday look forward for the Christmas Lane on Main event Saturday evening, December 3. Groups set up lighted displays and offered treat bags, goodies, hot cocoa and apple cider...

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Water tower is only history now

Workers from Iseler Demolition are pictured taking down the old Inwood water tower. It has been about a month now since it was last used. (Photos/Tristan Taylor) Tristan Taylor | Staff Writer On Monday, Nov. 28, the old water tower in Inwood was taken down. Demolition...

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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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