Community

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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Putting down FCCLA chapter roots

FCCLA WEEK: THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY FEB 12-16, 2024 Members of the Central Lyon and George-Little Rock FCCLA chapters have been working to grow their chapters during their second year.In October, the George-Little Rock chapter attended the fall conference in Ames. Some of the members competed and won ribbons. Kara Whitacre placed third in the Level […]

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What is FCCLA?

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private schools through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making […]

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Central Lyon Middle School show choir kicks off season

READY TO DANCE The Central Lyon Middle School show choir features over 42 members who kicked off their season Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Shake the Lakes competition in Spirit Lake. The show choir’s theme this year is “Let’s Get Moving” featuring the following songs: “Get On Your Feet,” “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” […]

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15th Annual Mitten Fundraiser a success

REMSEN, IA – Local businesses in five counties, along with Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc., have collectively raised nearly $1,700 to provide assistance to local families. Funds were raised by patrons purchasing mittens for $1 at participating businesses. Those funds were then provided to Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. to assist families in need.“Thank you to everyone who donated […]

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Celebrating National FFA Week

During the week of Feb. 20-23, the Central Lyon and George-Little Rock chapters of FFA will celebrate National FFA Week. All students are invited to join with their school’s FFA members to participate in the scheduled events.At Central Lyon, the events started off with hat day Tuesday. Shari’s Kitchen delivered cookies to FFA supporting businesses […]

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Open letter to congressman Feenstra about Ukraine

Letter to the editor At this point, Congressman Feenstra, (2-15-2024) the House is still dragging its feet when it comes to the decision of whether (or not) to pass the bill that would help Ukraine protect itself from Putin, the terrorist leader of Russia. I strongly recommend that you pass the ENSAA of 2024* so […]

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