Lyon County veterans take one final tour with honor

 Don Fastert, seated, and his guardian and Lyon County Riverboat Foundation board member, Dennis Haselhoff, pose at the World War II Memorial. Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor A number of Lyon County veterans were among 82 veterans on Mission 14 of the Midwest Honor...

Faith, fashion and helping those in need

GIVING CLOTHES NEW LIFE AT RESALE BOUTIQUEJessica Drewes and Stephanie Roozenboom are opening a new upscale resale boutique in Rock Rapids called All Things Renewed. Their mission is to offer new life to previously-loved clothing at affordable prices while sharing their love of faith, fashion, and helping those in need. Their grand opening weekend will […]

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New opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

Lyon County Conservation purchases new wildlife area LILYLOG WILDLIFE AREAThe newest addition to the Lyon County Conservation’s public land is Lilylog Wildlife Area, located one and one-half miles west of Little Rock on Highway 9 between Lily and Log Avenue. This 42-acre area features a 16-acre pond and is available for the public to hunt, […]

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Mental health is health too

mental health awareness month RESOURCES FOR ALL BRAIN HEALTHThe table and rack outside of Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health Services service coordinator Lisa Rockhill’s office has a number of resources for those facing mental health issues. (Photo/Jessica Jensen)Regional mental health service coordinator discusses resources Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Just as diabetes or chronic respiratory […]

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Farewell to Central Lyon

Members of the Central Lyon Class of 2023 react with smiles and laughs to the salutatorian’s address during commencement ceremonies. ABOVE, FAR LEFT: Anna Warntjes celebrates her high school graduation from Central Lyon with the Class of 2023. RIGHT: Lane Henrichs gets a congratulatory hug following commencement exercises at Central Lyon High School Sunday, May […]

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Collecting for a cause

SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SERVEDDuring the American Legion Auxiliary Junior members’ donation drive benefitting veterans that ran May 8-12, Heather Grafing’s class donated the most items. Her students gathered 205 items to send to veterans in need. Pictured are Maisie Oedekoven, Kinley Weiler and Joanna Lewis with their donations, as well as Jackson Groen packing more […]

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Honoring servicemembers’ sacrifices through annual workout

HONORING SERVICEMEMBERS THROUGH SWEATHillary and Brian Osterday are hosting the fourth annual Rock Rapids Memorial Day Murph Challenge Monday, May 29. The Memorial Day “Murph” is an annual, national workout to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy. The Osterdays host this event to bring awareness to those who serve and to honor their sacrifice. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker)Rock […]

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Memorial Day services planned across the county

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Dominique Kooiker | Staff Writer Communities throughout Lyon County will observe Memorial Day with a number of services planned for Monday, May 29.  Alvord Memorial Day in Alvord will be observed with the Avenue of Flags at the cemetery. Doon Veterans in Doon will meet for Memorial Day at 8:45 […]

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Sunshine Foods hosts Grocery Grab

GROCERY GRAB WINNERSDustin Rodger and Verlyn Boone of ATLAS won the Grocery Grab at Sunshine Foods in Rock Rapids Wednesday, May 17. This event challenged teams from local businesses to race to shop for a grocery list of items needed at the ATLAS food pantry. All of the product was donated to the food pantry, […]

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Game show turned deadly

ARM CHAIR DETECTIVESDuring Central Lyon’s May Term production of “Who’s Dying to be a Millionaire?” Anna Van Aartsen’s and Matthew Langholdt’s characters attempt to solve the murders of game show contestants. This play will be presented Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forster Auditorium. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker)Game show turned deadly Dominique Kooiker | Staff […]

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