School

Get Moving at the Pond

Central Lyon CAPS program creates videos for Avera fitness trail Dominique Kooiker | Editor In the summer of 2023, Avera installed a fitness trail in Southside Park in Rock Rapids across the street from Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital and on the banks of the new pond. Avera wanted to provide an opportunity for the community […]

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MOPS working with Early Childhood Education

Madalynn Van Der Weerd | Staff Intern Central Lyon’s early childhood education class is working with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Lyon County. MOPS meets with the students twice a month at First Reformed Church. The MOPS program is coordinated by Cheryl Van Beek.Introduction to early childhood education is a dual-credit course taught by Jill […]

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Focusing on ministry

ATLAS director discusses changes, programming Dominique Kooiker | Editor Spring has sprung at ATLAS of Lyon County, based in Rock Rapids, and with this season of rebirth comes several new ideas and programs. Dustin Rodger, director of ATLAS of Lyon County, has been working with staff and volunteers at ATLAS and reaching out across the […]

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George-Little Rock School Board names three finalists for next district superintendent

The George-Little Rock Community School District School Board has announced three finalists in its search for the district’s next superintendent. The finalists are Troy Damman, Michael Gossen and Amanda Miller.Currently serving as superintendent of Erie-Galesburg USD in Erie, Kansas, Damman has increased teacher salaries by $14,000 over a four year-period, as well as enhanced classified […]

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Congratulations George-Little Rock Jazz on your trip to state!

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Gabe Schulte

By McKenna Metzger Gabe is the son of Nate and Amy Schulte. He is the youngest of three older siblings: Kori, Braeden, and Cael.Gabe’s favorite thing about high school is football. His favorite memory is winning the football state championship. His current schedule starts with study hall, then choir, strength and conditioning, economics, a two-period […]

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Reide Folkens

By Aaron Springer Reide Folkens was born in Sioux Falls at the Avera Mckennan Hospital. His parents are Jody and Jeff, and he has three siblings: an older brother, Dylan, an older sister, Riley, and a younger sister, Danie.Reide is a very active senior participating in: football, basketball, baseball, and FCA. He also takes quite […]

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McKenna Metzger

By Jada Ordal McKenna was born to Craig and Kelly Metzger at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids. She has two older siblings- Parker, her brother, and Kiley, her sister, and a younger sister, Taya.McKenna describes her senior as “it drags on quickly.” McKenna’s biggest role model is her sister, Kiley, because she has always […]

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David Warner

By Desta Hoogendoorn David was born in Sioux Falls, and is the son of Stan and Sue Warner. He has one brother, Matthew, and five sisters: Maria, Abby, Sarah, Anna, and Rachel.One thing that David will remember about high school was when powdered sugar spilled all over Mrs. Vanden Top in foods class. One place […]

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Kayleigh VanTilburg

By Macy Gubbins “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful” is one of Kayleigh’s favorite quotes. Kayleigh was brought into this world on October 20, 2005, by her mom Julie. Kayleigh has four siblings, Madison, Kieran, Cooper, and Bristol. Kayleigh went to Rock Valley Christian from preschool to 8th grade before coming to […]

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