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Coming Soon

Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

A quick glimpse at the exterior of the Rapids Theatre and it’s apparent the building has been the recipient of more than just a little time and attention.

Since taking possession of the building in 2011 the Rapids Theatre Preservation Society has been hard at work raising funds and prioritizing projects in an effort to restore the building, built in 1919, to its original condition.

The group recently crossed several items off the first priority item’s to-do list-the exterior. This included refinishing the original two sets of double-doors on the front, replacing windows on the north side of the building and removing and refurbishing some of the original windows on the second floor.

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    Volunteering -

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

    well worth the time

    National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 13, is centered around taking action and encouraging individuals to make a difference in their community. Take

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    Spring has sprung…or has it?

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Most can agree it has been a long winter. While those who live in the midwest can expect cold temperatures, wind chills below zero and significant amounts of snow during the winter months, what most

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    City council hears input on rezoning request

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

    During the regular meeting of the Rock Rapids city council March 24, a public hearing on a rezoning request from McCarty Motors allowed for public input before council members discussed the recommendation given by the planning and zoning commission. As required

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    CL individual speech

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    has good showing

    The Central Lyon individual speech department is wrapping up a successful 2014 competitive season.

    Participants competed at the district speech

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    CL Jazz band receives wild card

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    invitation to Jazz Championships

    Central Lyon’s jazz band was chosen to compete in the Jazz Championships in Des Moines on April 8. Fifteen bands will be competing in

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    2014 Farm and Home Show draws more vendors

    Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The 2014 Farm and Home Show in Rock Rapids is in the books. Almost 50 vendors were on hand Thursday, March 13, including eight new vendors and one from as far away as Alexandria, S.D. “It was great

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    Lyon County farmer supports Doon Christian School

    Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Local farmer Duane Vanderbrink has directed a $2,500 donation to the Doon Christian School. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school upgrade classroom technology.

    Thanks to the support of farmers

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    Central Lyon Parade of Bands performance

    Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

    The high school gym at Central Lyon was once again filled with the sounds of trumpets, flutes, clarinets, drums and more when the Central Lyon bands, including fifth-grade, sixth-eighth grade and 9-12 grade

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    Four Lions selected to all-conference list

    Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

    REGIONAL—Following the conclusion of the 2013-2014 regular season, the Siouxland Conference released its all-conference award winners.

    Conference champion Sioux Center tallied the most entries with five including one on

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