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A calling across the seas

Lisa Yunker has spent the last 12 years living in Cambodia, working with disabled children to help keep them with their families. She is currently back home on furlough for the next few months, and hopes to share were story with the community. (Photo/Tristan Taylor) A calling across the seasInwood native visits home from missionary […]

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Helping his community

Deputy Mason Langenhorst Tristan Taylor | Writer Starting off as a part-time dispatcher, Mason Langenhorst is no stranger to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department. And now he has traded the dispatch seat for the patrol car seat as he has started his job as a deputy.Langenhorst grew up in Larchwood and attended West Lyon, graduating […]

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Finding his place in the sheriff’s department

Tristan Taylor | Writer For many of us, finding that one thing we are truly passionate about can take some time. This was the case for Deputy Devin Miller, who has now found his place in the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.Miller was raised for a majority of his life in Rock Rapids, moving here with […]

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Community Foundation of Lyon County activates Disaster Recovery Fund

The Community Foundation of Lyon County has activated the Disaster Recovery Fund to support recovery efforts for those impacted by the flooding in Lyon County. Donations are now being accepted.The Disaster Recovery Fund aims to provide financial resources to address short-, intermediate- and long-term recovery needs in the Lyon County area. The fund will support […]

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Avoid scams following disasters

Storm Lake – You may receive a recorded call promising a government grant, flood insurance or help with applications for assistance. Do not respond or provide personal information or payment to these callers. They may be scams trying to get your credit card or checking account information.According to Carol Ehlers, human sciences specialist in family […]

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CORRECTION: City council discusses budget, water test returns clean

Following are corrections to the Rock Rapids City Council story found in the July 3, 2024 edition of the Lyon County Reporter. The following comments were provided by the city office.“We did not deposit $3 million each in city accounts at Frontier, Premier and US Bank – Our depository resolution is a yearly resolution we […]

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Have fun in the garden, become a master gardener

ORANGE CITY – Have you ever looked at your garden or yard and said “Hmm?” That could be turned into an “Aha” moment.Iowa participates in the nationwide Master Gardener program that began over 50 years ago. In exchange for a discounted, college-level horticulture course, participants are asked to do a nominal number of volunteer hours in […]

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The rage of the river

Rock River floods to historic levels At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, the Rock River reached a record-high crest of 28.47 feet.Lyon County and its surrounding areas were hit with near constant rain from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, causing the river to rise. Despite tireless efforts to contain the river, the water […]

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Governor issues disaster proclamation, visits Rock Rapids

Dominique Kooiker | Editor Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds experienced flood relief efforts in Rock Rapids Monday, June 24. On Saturday, June 22, Reynolds extended a disaster emergency proclamation to 20 counties in northwest Iowa, including Lyon and Sioux, which prompted the visit. During her visit, Reynolds, along with Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, U.S. Rep. Randy […]

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‘Different … but OK’

Agriculture secretary visits county fairgrounds Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Tuesday, June 25, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig visited the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids to witness the damage. This visit comes after Naig visited the Lyon County Fair last summer. Before stopping at the fairgrounds, Naig toured Doon and part of Lyon County […]

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