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Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor JUMP BAGS PURCHASED FOR AMBULANCE SQUAD WITH RIVERBOAT FOUNDATION FUNDSThe Lyon County Riverboat Foundation awarded a mini grant to the Lyon County Ambulance for jump bags filled with supplies, one for each member on the squad. The bags are kept in the personal vehicles of the EMTS who are able […]

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Changes at the Healing Room

Sarah Mullinix | Staff Writer Cozy SpaceRooms added to the Healing Room offer a safe space to share during Celebrate Recovery meetings and other events at the facility. (Photo/ Sarah Mullinix)Construction to put up walls at the Healing Room in Inwood started the beginning of July and separate rooms are starting to take shape. The […]

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Community takes in Doon Days 2022

Highlights include water fights, parade and men’s fastpitch softball game between Lester and Hills Indies Nathan Broek | Sports Editor ENJOYING THE COMPETITION This 5-year-old boy by the name of Eli gives a wide smile after completing his pull in the youth pedal pull event during Doon Days Saturday, July 30. Eli ended up getting a […]

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Fair Enough

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor COOLEST SPOT AT THE FAIRThis youngster sits a spell under the umbrella outside the show arena with a number of sheep also taking reprieve from the warm temps. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker) The 2022 Lyon County Fair is in the books and organizers say it was as good as it’s been in a […]

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Bringing the community together through activity

Local recreation Dart league at 1889 Lounge a big hit, owners Cory Warner and Sam Kruse also incorporating other activities in later summer and early fall Nathan Broek | Sports Editor 1889 co-owner and dart league player Sam Kruse takes his darts off the board after one of his attempts during dart league Monday, July […]

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Former board member named Lyon County Friend of the Fair

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Each year during the Lyon County Fair, the Lyon County Fair Association names a “Friend of the Fair,” recognizing volunteer efforts and contributions to the fair — before, during and after the four-day event.  The 2022 Friend of the Fair recipient was no stranger to the Lyon County Fair and […]

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A breath of fresh air at the fair

4-H building at fairgrounds gets upgrade Dominique Kooiker | Staff Writer BUILDING REFRESH FILLS COMMUNITY NEEDVisitors take in the recently-renovated 4-H and Open Class Exhibit Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds during the Lyon County Fair July 18-21. (Photo/Dominique Kooiker)Upon opening the door to the 4-H building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds this summer, fairgoers […]

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English Language Learning summer school still going strong

Despite lower numbers than in the past, summer class still beneficial for students who attend Nathan Broek | Sports Editor A group of ELL students gather around a turtle for a quick picture during a field trip to the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls this past June. It was one of many field trips the […]

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Joel DeJong: 40 years of service to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach agronomy

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Joel DeJong has been a dedicated Iowa State University Extension and Outreach employee since Nov. 1, 1981, beginning his work in Greenfield. Three years and one wedding ceremony later, DeJong and his wife moved to Woodbury County where he would spearhead the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener […]

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Revitalizing the ‘Children’s Space’

Dominique Kooiker | Staff Writer CHILD’S PLAY IMPROVED A new piece of playground in the Kinder Platz Park in George was made possible by the help of volunteers and a Lyon County Riverboat Foundation grant. Located along the George recreational trail on the north side of town, a small park called Kinder Platz sits tucked away, ready […]

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