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Sweet N Sourdough Bakery

Rock Rapids women operates in-home bakery WORKING AT HOMEEsther Zech bakes sourdough bread, treats and more from home. Those interested can make orders through the Sweet N Sourdough Facebook page. (Photo/submitted) Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Intern Dominique Kooiker |...

Helping animals feel and perform their best

Local woman offers massage for horses, cows, dogs RELIEVING HORSE HEADACHESKally Modder of George gives her horse, Flash, a massage, working on his ears to help relieve any headaches he might have. Modder is certified in equine, bovine and canine massage. Her technique of muscular skeletal bodywork is a combination of deep-tissue massage, physical therapy, […]

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‘Major letdown’ for fairgoers

Flood damage done to Lyon County Fairgrounds, Rapid Speedway FLOODING AFTERMATHAfter the flooding earlier in June, the Lyon County Fairgrounds were filled with water and debris. Concrete was displaced, and one building was condemned. Due to the damage, traditional fair events were cancelled and the livestock shows were moved to the Osceola County Fairgrounds. (Photo/Dominique […]

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Tabernacle Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

Tabernacle Baptist Church in George hosted its Vacation Bible School Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. The theme was “The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation.” Vacation Bible School will includ crafts, games, snacks, lessons, singing, lunch and a skit. Kids studied the seven Cs of Christian history: Creation, Corruption, […]

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A day in the life of a fair board member

ALL ABOUT THE COUNTY FAIRLori Rens, pictured front left, is the Lyon County Fair Association Board secretary. She and her husband, Jerry, serve together on the board. Board members prepare for the fair throughout the year, getting things set up around the grounds, cleaning everything up and working at the fair itself. Pictured are members of […]

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Lester Friendly 4-Hers

Cleaning upMembers of the Lester Friendly 4-Hers spent time July 11 cleaning up around the Lyon County Fairgrounds as part of their monthly meeting. (Photo/Submitted)Lydia Zylstra | Reporter On the morning of July 11, the Lester Friendly 4-Hers cleaned at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. They cleaned up the garden on the fairgrounds and other livestock […]

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Citizens speak at Rock Rapids City Council meeting

Isaac Yeager | Staff Writer The Rock Rapids City Council met Monday, July 8, at 5:45 p.m. to take a series of public comments, review the city’s floodplain management ordinance to bolster council awareness, approve a bid from SERVPRO to clean the library basement, discuss future solicitation of street repair services and approve the closure […]

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Central Lyon School Board fills vacancy, renews contracts and policies

Isaac Yeager | Staff Writer isaac@ncppub.com The Central Lyon School Board met Monday, July 8, at 5 p.m. to discuss park construction updates, repairs and upkeep to the school building, registration for next school year and the addition of Craig Wynia to the school board. With the new school year approaching, students will need to […]

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Lyon County hires new attorney, public health office needs more space

Isaac Yeager | Staff Writer The Lyon County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, July 9, at 8:30 a.m. to discuss temporary spaces for Health Services of Lyon County, a job offer to a potential new county attorney, the reappointment of Jerry Baatz and Katie Morgan and a bid for road repairs near Inwood. Health Services […]

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A different approach to Freedom Days

RAISING THE FLAG The American Legion started the abbreviated events of Freedom Days in George with a flag-raising ceremony and the national anthem Saturday, July 6. (Photo/Madalynn Van Der Weerd) HAVING FUN ON THE RUNA group of runners passes Locker Pond during the Freedom Days Fun Run/Walk Saturday, July 6. (Photo/Madalynn Van Der Weerd)The George […]

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