October 6, 2015 - 9:44 am - Posted in Community Calendar

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The Central Lyon PTC will be holding a Taco Tailgate Supper on Friday, October 9th, 2015, at the Activities Center prior to the varsity football game against Cherokee. Meal includes tacos, chips & cheese, dessert and a drink for $5. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and go until the game starts at 7:00 p.m.

October 6, 2015 - 8:57 am - Posted in Community Calendar

pumpkins 1Octoberfest is coming to Lyon County! This event will be taking place on Saturday, October 10th, at the campgrounds. Activities will include:

  • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. — Rides around the lake, horse rides and train rides
  • 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. — Crafts and food
  • 5:15 p.m. — Raffle drawing for a night stay in the large cabis ($200 value) & fr Seasonal Sights 2016
  • 5:30 p.m. — Trick-or-treating at the campgrounds

Questions can be directed to Emily Ostrander, Lyon County Naturalist, at 712-472-2217.

pumpkins 3On Sunday, October 11th, the Rock Rapids United Methodist Church 3rd Ave Youth will be holding their Annual Pumpkin Auction & Bake Sale. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Proceeds go to mission projects & youth events.

October 5, 2015 - 12:37 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Iowa DOT 1All Iowa Department of  Transportation driver’s license stations and county treasurer’s driver’s license issuance sites will be closed Thursday, October 8th, for employee training. The stations will resume operations on Friday, October 9th, at 8:30 a.m. As always, online services are available 24/7 atwww.iowadot.gov.


Community Blood Bank and Central Lyon High School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply and open to the public.

On average a hip replacement typically uses one unit of blood, a cardiac bypass will use two units and a liver transplant requires at least six units. With just one donation a person will save up to three peoples’ lives.  The whole donation process takes 30 to 35 minutes.  You will help save a cancer, surgery, trauma, and burn patients with your donation.  All blood donations will help boost the fall blood supply and keep the supply at healthy levels.

To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old, (16 years old with a signed parent consent found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  There is no upper age limit to donate blood. Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.  For more information log onto www.cbblifebloo.org or call 472-4051. Walk-ins are always welcome.

September 17, 2015 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News

From the Lyon County Treasurer’s Office Tax Department:
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REAL ESTATE TAXES WERE DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 and may be paid without penalty on or before SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

Use the website – www.iowatreasurers.org – to pay taxes online, or please be sure to bring or send the proper stub with your payment. If mailing, postmark MUST be on or
before SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 to avoid penalty!


August 18, 2015 - 8:35 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Sports

Anyone born after January 1, 1972 who plans to hunt in Iowa is required to take a Hunter Education online course.

If that’s you, the first thing you have to do is register and complete the online course by Wednesday, August 26th. To register and complete the online course go to www.iowadnr.gov/huntered (that’s hunter ed) or visit the Iowa DNR website.

Then, you have to attend a Hunter Education Field Day. One of those will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Rock Rapids Gun Club. The field day will run from 8 A.M. until 12:00 noon. There is a limit of 25 students for the field day.

You do have to be at least 11 years old to attend the Field Day and complete the requirements.

To participate in the field day, you need to take the online course completion certificate to field day on Saturday the 29th.

If you have questions, contact Jeff Schram at 712-472-3127.

June 29, 2015 - 9:59 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Rock Rapids Farmer’s Market today (6/29/15) from 4-7 pm.
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Strawberries, fresh brown eggs, broccoli, cabbage, beets, green onions and kale.
Baked goods including applesauce spice bars.

June 14, 2015 - 1:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, Sports

Lake PahojaRegister now for the Lake Pahoja Youth Triathlon, Adult Triathlon, and 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

  • Youth Triathlon-July 24 at 6pm
  • Adult Mini Triathlon-July 25 at 8am
  • 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk-July 25 at 8am

Register by Sunday, June 21st to get early bird discount. $30 for Adult Triathlon and $15 for 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Enter “early bird” at allsportcentral.com at Lake Pahoja events. For more information and to print off registrations, go to www.lyoncountyiowa.com/conservation_department.asp or call Emily at (712)470-1219.

Join the Cancer Kickers for their second annual Asparagus Hunt!
It’ll be Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at the Last Call Saloon in George.

Register teams of up to 5 people. Registration begins at noon, with the hunt beginning at 1 pm.

You will have 3 hours to go to your “secret” asparagus patch and bring back your stash. Once everyone is back and checks their asparagus in, we will be cooking it. There will be burgers and brats available for purchase.

It’s $10 per person, with a prize for the team with the most asparagus (only usable asparagus will be counted). There will also be prizes for the longest, strangest shape, thickest, and strangest spot you found it (need photo proof).

Proceeds will go to Lyon County Relay for Life.