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‘Just helping people out’

Download Bonnie Haviland named Citizen of the Year Dominique Kooiker | Editor Helping people is a way of life for Bonnie Haviland, who was named the 2024 Rock Rapids Citizen of the Year earlier this year. This year marks Haviland’s 35th year on the Lyon County Ambulance team. Haviland has also served as a pharmacy […]

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Another option for lunch in Rock Rapids

Primrose Bistro opens for business Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Intern Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Tuesday, June 4, Primrose Market in Rock Rapids opened up its newest venture, Kitchen Bistro at Primrose Market. Owners Jayne and Cam Greenfield wanted to add to the lunch options available in Rock Rapids with something unique.“I’ve always loved […]

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On to the next adventure

On to the next adventureRapid Nutrition gets new ownerDominique Kooiker | Editordkooiker@ncppub.comWhen Aimee Koedam of Inwood opened Rapid Nutrition in 2021 in Rock Rapids, she never expected her business to grow and bloom the way it did. In April of this year, Koedam sold her business to start her next adventure.Koedam opened Rapid Nutrition in […]

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Primary Election Results

Tristan Taylor | Writer Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Tuesday, June 4, residents throughout Iowa went to the polls to vote in this year’s primary election, deciding on which candidates will be on the ballot for the general election in November.In Lyon County, 2,688 people cast their votes this year, which is 30.56 percent of […]

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Summer camps begin at Lake Pahoja

Tristan Taylor | Writer The first of many summer camps hosted by Lyon County Conservation this year began last week. The Little Laura and Native Ways camps brought out girls and boys from the area to spend some time around Lake Pahoja, learning new skills and more about the natural world around them. Both camps […]

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Peace Lutheran Vacation Bible School

Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids hosted its Vacation Bible School Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., ending with a program on Thursday. The theme this year was “Celebrate the Savior, Jesus Gives Us Joy.” Kids learned about five key events in the life of Jesus, as well as the love […]

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First Reformed, Christian Reformed and the Rock Community Churches Vacation Bible School

First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids had its Vacation Bible School in cooperation with Christian Reformed Church and The Rock Community Church from Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7. The event ended with a program Friday. Their theme this year was “The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation.” Kids studied […]

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Swimming into Summer

Rock Rapids Swimming Pool opens Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Staff Intern Now that school is out and the pool is open, summer fun has officially started in Rock Rapids.The Rock Rapids pool opened for the summer Saturday, May 25. The pool is open Monday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. when the […]

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Sanford Clinic celebrates fifth anniversary

Dominique Kooiker | Editor On May 1, 2019, Sanford Rock Rapids Clinic opened its doors, ready to assist the community with all of its medical needs. Five years later, Sanford says the clinic is thriving.“Our changes in the past five years have allowed us to increase efficiencies,” Stan Knobloch, finance director of Sanford Health said. […]

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