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G-LR coasts to 15th win

george-little rock girls’ basketball Mustangs bog down Wolves to open playoff run with victory following first-round bye Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter George-Little Rock15-15-11-9 50Harris-Lake Park7-9-7-9 32GEORGE – After earning a bye in the first round, George-Little Rock girls’ basketball won its first playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 13, in George. The Mustangs defeated Harris-Lake Park […]
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Celebrating half a century of community theatre

“Community theatre is an opportunity to create ‘magic’ as Tom Gaspar once said and to invite the community into stories — from the realistic to the fantastical, to laugh and to cry, to celebrate and to remember.” – Jessica Van Roekel Dominique Kooiker | Editor As the sounds of “State Fair” echo through the Forster […]

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Giving a ‘hoohah’ at All-State

George-Little Rock sends speech teams to All-State Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Saturday, Feb. 17, three teams from George-Little Rock were honored at the All-State Large Group Speech Festival at Iowa State University in Ames. Performing in Television News is the “60 Minutes Conspiracy Edition” team, including Mitchell Groen, Henry Ver Steeg, Collin DeLeeuw, Hayden […]

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Building STEM skills

Central Lyon FIRST Lego League teams compete at state Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Saturday, Feb. 17, middle school students from across the region gathered to compete in the FIRST LEGO League state championship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Hosted by EmBe at the Augustana University’s Elmen Center, the event gathered young innovators from the tri-state region, […]

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A day in the life of a grocery store owner

Dominique Kooiker | Editor In small-town America, a grocery store isn’t just a place to buy food and necessities; it’s a kind of social outing, a gathering. Brent Bosch, owner of Sunshine Foods in Rock Rapids, takes the responsibility of running a small-town grocery store seriously.“I’m a second-generation grocer. I grew up in this business. […]

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Linda Siebrands

76 Doon, Iowa February 11, 2024 Linda Siebrands, 76, of Doon, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, at Hegg Health Center of Rock Valley. Inurnment of cremated remains will be in Hillside Cemetery, Doon, at a later date. Linda Lou Anderson was born June 14, 1947, to Ivan and Bertha (Tiedeman) Anderson. She attended school […]

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Norman Van Sloten

80 Boyden, Iowa February 10, 2024 Norman Van Sloten, 80, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.  Celebration of life was Saturday, Feb. 17, at United Presbyterian Church, Boyden, with interment in Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden. Norman (Norm) Glenn Van Sloten was born April 24, 1943, near Doon, […]

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Neil Hoek

84 Stuart, Iowa February 14, 2024 Neil Allen Hoek, 84, of Stuart, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, in Stuart. Services were at the Johnson Funeral Home, Stuart, Wednesday, Feb. 21. Survivors include two sons, one daughter, a son-in-law, David Kalbach, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters including Verdona Kelly of […]

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Paula Jacobson

66 Rock Rapids, Iowa February 15, 2024 Paula Jacobson, 66, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Pleasant Acres Care Center, Hull, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home, Rock Rapids. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Jurrens Funeral Home […]

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Joanne Vust

91 Little Rock, Iowa February 16, 2024 Joanne J. Vust, 91, of Little Rock, Iowa,  passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at George Good Samaritan Society in George. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with interment […]

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Linda Siebrands

76 Doon, Iowa February 11, 2024 Linda Lou Siebrands, 76, of Doon, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, at Hegg Health Center of Rock Valley. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Doon, at a later date. 

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Multiple Lions earn all-state recognition

IPSWA All-State football team Zach Lutmer named as team captain in Class 2A by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Multiple Central Lyon/George-Little Rock football athletes were named to the Class 2A all-state football team following a meeting of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Sunday, Nov. 20. Named to […]

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