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Vander Zee sets school record

Central Lyon Boys’ and girls’ Track and Field Boys’, girls’ squads compete for first time in Scott Underwood Invitational Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter BROOKINGS, S.D. – Breaking school records is nothing new to Reece Vander Zee. Central Lyon’s star athlete has broken records in multiple different sports throughout his high school career, and that […]
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George-Little Rock shows promise early on

George-Little rock girls’ Track and Field Mustangs compete in first meet of 2024 in South Dakota’s Scott Underwood Invitational Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter BROOKINGS, S.D. – George-Little Rock took part in its first team meet Monday, April 1, in Brookings, South Dakota. On the girls’ side of the Scott Underwood Invitational, the Mustangs some […]
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Get Moving at the Pond

Central Lyon CAPS program creates videos for Avera fitness trail Dominique Kooiker | Editor In the summer of 2023, Avera installed a fitness trail in Southside Park in Rock Rapids across the street from Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital and on the banks of the new pond. Avera wanted to provide an opportunity for the community […]

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MOPS working with Early Childhood Education

Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Staff Intern Central Lyon’s early childhood education class is working with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Lyon County. MOPS meets with the students twice a month at First Reformed Church. The MOPS program is coordinated by Cheryl Van Beek.Introduction to early childhood education is a dual-credit course taught by Jill […]

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Focusing on ministry

ATLAS director discusses changes, programming Dominique Kooiker | Editor Spring has sprung at ATLAS of Lyon County, based in Rock Rapids, and with this season of rebirth comes several new ideas and programs. Dustin Rodger, director of ATLAS of Lyon County, has been working with staff and volunteers at ATLAS and reaching out across the […]

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Scott Sieperda earns President’s Club Award

Scott Sieperda of Sieperda/Foltz Insurance & Real Estate in Rock Rapids has achieved the President’s Club distinction with Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company for 2023. The President’s Club honors the top-25 producing life, health and annuity agents nationwide for Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company in a calendar year. Auto-Owners, a Fortune 500 company, currently has over 21,000 […]

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Obituaries

John Schneiderman

81 Worthington, Minnesota April 1, 2024 John Schneiderman, 81, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024, at Sanford Worthington Medical Center. Funeral service was Friday, April 5, at George Community Building, George, Iowa, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, George. John Henry Schneiderman was born April 20, 1942, near George to Kriene Jr. and Johanna (Wagenaar) Schneiderman. […]

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Zachary and Alayna Odens

Zachary Odens March 24, 2024 Alayna Odens March 30, 2024 Zachary Lane Odens was born March 24, 2024, and passed several minutes after being born. His twin sister, Alayna Jo Odens, was born March 30, 2024, and passed several minutes after being born at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Private graveside services will […]

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Sheila Haspels

44 Little Rock, Iowa March 31, 2024 Sheila Haspels, 44, of Little Rock, Iowa, died Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Private family funeral service was Friday, April 5, at Jurrens Funeral Home, George, Iowa, with interment in Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery, Little Rock. Sheila Sue DeGroot was […]

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Dorothy Van Der Weerd

94 Brandon, South Dakota March 30, 2024 Dorothy Van Der Weerd, 94, of Brandon, South Dakota, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Bethany Meadows Assisted Living, Brandon. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Reformed Church of Steen, Minnesota. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Reformed […]

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Velma Vander Plaats

93 Sibley, Iowa April 4, 2024 Velma D. Vander Plaats, 93, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Iowa, Thursday, April 4, 2024. Funeral service was Monday, April 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. Survivors include five children including Douglas Vander Plaats of George, Iowa,12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, […]

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James Schilling

38 Rock Rapids, Iowa March 26, 2024 James Schilling, 38, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock. James Dean Schilling was born July 17, 1985, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Kenny and Lois Schilling. […]

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Get Moving at the Pond

Central Lyon CAPS program creates videos for Avera fitness trail Dominique Kooiker | Editor In the summer of 2023, Avera installed a fitness trail in Southside Park in Rock Rapids across the street from Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital and on the banks of the new pond. Avera wanted to provide an opportunity for the community […]

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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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Central Lyon CAPS program creates videos for Avera fitness trail Dominique Kooiker | Editor In the summer of 2023, Avera installed a fitness trail in Southside Park in Rock Rapids across the street from Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital and on the banks of the new pond. Avera wanted to provide an opportunity for the community […]

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