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Time to hitch up the horse & buggy & head out to the train station to pick up the mail & take it to the post office.

If you have any questions, call the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.

UPDATE: Friday’s medallion has been found! Congratulations to Rick Long who found the medallion by the Lyon County Annex building (former DGR building, north of Rapids Theatre and west of Frontier Bank.)

This was the clue:

On Main Street there was a small building that held the telephone switchboard. Later it became a dentist office.

If you have any questions, call the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Leona Harmsen who found the Thursday medallion at the new De Noble office, commonly called “The Worthmore Building,” on the corner of Story Street and South Second Avenue. She wins a $25 Chamber gift certificate.

The clue was:

Many years ago I had large windows in front to watch what was going on inside as well as picking up a dish of ice cream. Today the windows are there but you can’t see inside.

If you have any questions, call the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.

From the Lyon County Historical Society (Jan Spyksma – 712-472-3452):

Win a $500 cash prize! Join us for some fun! Buy a square in our “Cow Pie Bingo” for just $10. A square can be purchased locally until this event takes place at 1:30 pm near the Depot Museum on Saturday, June 17th during Heritage Days in Rock Rapids. Squares can also be purchased by anyone who lives too far away to attend — you do not need to be present to win. Just send your $10/square donation to Jan Spyksma, 501 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246. All squares will be picked randomly from a hat for you.

1. All squares will be sold for $10 each.
2. Squares will be sold until pm on June 17th or until all squares have been sold.
3. Line judges will keep an eye on the animal and the spectators during the contest.
4. Line judges will determine the winner and if the prize needs to be split due to a cow pie landing on a line between two or more squares.
5. If the cow has not deposited a pie on a square within 3 hours, a drawing from all square owners will be held to determine the winner.
6. The winner does not need to be present to win.
7. A $500 cash prize, will be awarded to the winner.

More information from the Lyon County Historical Society:

Our purpose is to share and carry on the history and heritage of Lyon County

The Museum buildings are open from 2 – 5 pm every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This includes all four of the buildings in Rock Rapids and the One Room School House and Teachers Residence at Lake Pajoha. We do not charge a fee but request a $1.00 donation. Everyone is welcome whether they donate or not.

In addition to having the museum’s open for regular viewing, we —

  • Host school children at the one room school each year.
  • Give special tours when requested.
  • Host the spelling bee at the Lyon County Fair.
  • Open the round barn at the fair each year. This includes:

    Spinning, pottery, butter churning, rope making, old time games, quilting, sheep shearing, milking a cow, taffy pulling and making Lefsa, Spec’n Decken and Ole Bollen. We also have volunteers who share their musical talent during the fair.

    Memberships are $15/year and include 4 newsletters. Life Memberships are also available for $200.

June 12, 2017 - 9:26 am - Posted in Community Calendar
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The 2016 George Water Quality Report will not be mailed out this year and you may obtain a copy of the report from the City Clerk of George, the George Public Library, or the City of George Maintenance Shop.  You may also receive a copy of the report on the George, Iowa website.