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Celebrating teachers’ impacts on their students and comunities

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Learning to invest in their community

Service learning class engages in community projects Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Staff Intern Dominique Kooiker | Editor During a few mission trips to different countries, Beth Steven was shown the power of serving others and treating people with compassion. Steven, who is the Spanish teacher at Central Lyon, is teaching a service learning class […]

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Receiving their diplomas

Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Sunday, May 12, 39 George-Little Rock seniors donned their caps and gowns before marching into the George-Little Rock High School Gym for the final time as students. These students left the gym as George-Little Rock alumni following commencement exercises.Student speakers included Isaiah Johnson and Matthew Helkenn (valedictorians) and Lane Kruger […]

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Longtime Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities general manager retires

CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF SERVICE TO ROCK RAPIDS Jim Hoye is retiring from his position as Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities general manager this May. Hoye started as general manager in 1998 and was heavily involved in the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) Dominique Kooiker | Editor After 26 years of service […]

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Creative Living Center therapist completes CAMS-care training

ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO REACH OUT Michael Henning, therapist with Creative Living Center, recently completed a CAMS-care course. CAMS-care (collaborative assessment and management of suicidality) is a form of suicide prevention therapy that focuses on one-on-one management of symptoms and causes of suicidal ideation and tendencies. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) Finding people that care Isaac Yeager | Staff […]

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An ‘Inn-Cognito’ mystery

REHEARSING FOR THE SHOW Adrian Bontje and Gabrielle Rasmussen rehearse a scene from the Central Lyon May Term play. The Central Lyon drama department will present “Inn-Cognito” Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school in the Forster Auditorium. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) Central Lyon to present May Term play Madalynn Van Der Weerd | […]

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Life as a centenarian

George man celebrates 100th birthday Dominique Kooiker | Editor April 16 marked a milestone for one George man. Clarence Stubbe celebrated his 100th birthday April 16. Stubbe was born in 1924 to Herman and Margarett (Woelber) Stubbe. He was born at home in the family’s farmhouse south of George.“At that time, all babies were born […]

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Avera Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital celebrates five years of service

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids celebrated its five-year anniversary Wednesday, May 1 with an open house. During the open house, Craig Hohn, CEO and hospital administrator, presented a speech celebrating the hospital’s achievements and history. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) Dominique Kooiker | Editor On Wednesday, May 1, Avera Merrill Pioneer […]

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Dancing through May

Central Lyon offers May Term ballroom dance class Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Staff Intern Each year during the month of May, Central Lyon High School offers students the chance to take special classes that appeal to their interests. One of those classes is ballroom dance. Ballroom dance is a class that teaches students the […]

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