May 18, 2017 - 9:58 am - Posted in Community Calendar
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The Memorial Day events are as follows:  Honoring Our Veterans Friday May 26 at 6:00 p.m. -Let us join together at Riverview cemetery to Remember our Veterans by placing flags on their graves.
Monday, May 29 at  10:30 a.m. – Memorial Day program at Riverview Cemetery. Lawn chairs welcome!  In event of rain, service will be held at the Forster Community Center.

April 17, 2017 - 10:50 am - Posted in Community Calendar

3D Archery Shoot

Tuesday, May 16 at Lake Pahoja

Tuesday, May 23 at George Locker Pond

Both programs will be from 6 – 7:30pm

Dinosaurs, Bears, and Turkeys, OH MY!  Learn how to shoot compound bows safely and try your luck at hunting our new 3D targets.  Participants must be 9 or older.  Please register by contacting Emily Ostrander, Lyon County Naturalist at 712-472-2217 by May 15 at noon for Lake Pahoja shoot and by May 22 at noon for the George Locker Pond shoot.

Central Lyon High School will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 12 from 7:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  All blood donations will directly benefit the local blood supply.

“Donating blood on the Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile directly impacts the Rock Rapids community’s blood supply,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “With one blood donation, on the bloodmobile, you can save up to three patients. Consider keeping your donation local and impact patients in need when we come to Central Lyon High School.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  It only takes 30 to 35 minutes to donate with Community Blood Bank.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products to 34 local area hospitals, including Rock Rapids.  To make an appointment or questions please contact Central Lyon High School at 712-472-4051.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of our local blood donors.

April 6, 2017 - 9:22 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Come celebrate bike month with a ride on your local trails and learn some nature facts along the way.  Free helmet giveway to those who need one.  If you would like a helmet, please register by April 14 at noon.  All other registration by April 24 at noon.  Call 712-472-2217 or email  Those 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  We will start first with a basic safety and will end with a snack.

  • Larchwood City Park-April 25-4:15-5:30 pm Meet with bikes at open shelter on north side of park.
  • Rock Rapids Island Park-April 26-4:15-5:30 pm Meet with bikes at large open shelter by pool playground.
  • George Locker Pond Depot-April 27-4:15-5:30 pm Meet at depot with bikes.

fire truck_sxcLittle Rock Fire & Rescue will be having their annual steak supper fundraiser. To be held on Saturday April 15, 2017. Serving from 5 to 7 pm in the Little Rock Fire Hall.  Meal includes: Ribeye steak, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Steak Toppings, Roll and drink.  $15.00 per plate.

The Central Lyon Spotlight on Speechies, which was to have been Thursday night, February 23rd at Rosie’s has been postponed to Thursday, March 9th.

The Central Lyon Large Group and Individual Speech participants will be presenting their contest pieces to the public. It’ll be from 7-9 p.m.

February 20, 2017 - 11:51 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Come and dance the night away and relive the high school days! Formal attire, of any era, or come as you are.

Saturday, March 4; 8 PM – 12 AM

At Forster Community Center, Rock Rapids

Must be 21 or older, ID check at the door.

$15 per individual, $25 if you come as a couple, tickets at the door.

Rock Rapids Fire Department will be selling beverages.