March 26, 2015 - 8:14 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Ribeye steakJoin Physician Assistant Lori Letner for a free informational workshop on the Ideal Protein weight loss Method at 5:30 pm Monday March 30th at Bliss Salon and Spa. The workshop is free but RSVP is required by emailing or call 712-541-9411. Space is limited to reserve yours today!

March 10, 2015 - 8:23 am - Posted in Community Calendar

bingoMarch 21st marks the date for the Lyon COunty Fair FUNdraiser! It will take place at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Festivities will include a silent auction, bake sale, and BINGO with cash prizes. There will also be a Pasta Bar featuring Spaghetti, Chicken Alfredo, Meat/Marinara Sauce, Salad, Bread and Ice cream.

Funds raised will be used towards fair day-to-day maintenance and expenses. Be sure to mark your calendar to come and enjoy an evening of FUN!

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March 5, 2015 - 7:17 am - Posted in Community Calendar

birthday cake with lots of candlesBeatrice (Hassebroek) Monkemeier, of George, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on March 23rd.

Cards and well wishes would be appreciated.

They can be sent to Beatrice at

George Good Samaritan Center
324 1st Ave. N, PO Box 608
George, IA 51237.

Inspiration HillsThe Women’s Auxiliary of Inspiration Hills extends an invitation to attend the Annual Meeting and Silent Auction, which will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Inwood, Iowa.

Registration will be at 9:45 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Cost for the day will be $8.50. Speaker will be Diane Ruyter from Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, relaying how her life was changed after a car accident in 1980.

Reservations can be made by calling Harriet Van Veldhuizen at 712-930-3650 or by calling Inspiration Hills at 1-866-858-3265.

March 4, 2015 - 2:36 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Sanford new logoPre Diabetes Class

Monday, March 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 per participant (meal included)

Sanford Rock Rapids Conference Room

Learn about:

  • The difference between pre diabetes and diabetes
  • Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and ways to reduce risk factors
  • Weight loss, exercise goals and healthy behaviors

This event is perfect for those with blood sugar levels which are high, but not yet diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Spouses welcome!

Seats are limited – please call 712472-6179 to leave a message to register.

better central lyon logoCongratulations to the Central Lyon girls basketball team on qualifying for the State Tournament!

Central Lyon has posted a page on which you can keep up with all the details. So far we know that there will not be school on Monday, March 2 as Central Lyon will be playing Burlington Notre Dame at 11:45 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Click here for the link.

Use the link as well as social media pages to keep up to date with any changes or announcements. Go Lions!

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions are Monday, March 2nd at 3:15 PM. Again, there’s no school at Central Lyon that day, but the auditions will NOT be cancelled. They will take place AS SCHEDULED. The MCT team must function on their schedule.

February 19, 2015 - 4:03 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Judy Thompson Tulips EmailWatercolor Batik will be taught by renowned Midwest artist Judy Thompson. Create beautiful translucent watercolor paintings on textured Japanese paper, using a batik-like process. The hands-on workshop is Saturday, June 6 from 9am to 2pm at Northwestern’s Korver Art Center. Open to high schoolers and adults; no watercolor experience necessary. Fee includes materials. Cost is $65. Registration deadline is May 30.

Advance registration for class is required. Send name, age (if youth), class, email address, phone number & payment to Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041 or drop in city hall slot. See, phone 707-4885 or email for more information.

February 16, 2015 - 11:53 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Due to some confusion, the time of the Sunday, March 1st River Valley Players performance of Gypsy!  at the Forster Auditorium at Central Lyon High School has been changed. Instead of being at 2:30 PM as previously announced and published, it will instead be at 2:00 PM.

The Friday and Saturday night performances remain at 7:30 PM.

February 9, 2015 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

soupThe Rock Rapids Christian Reformed Church soup supper will be held Wednesday, February 11 at the Forster Community Building in Rock Rapids, serving from 5 until 7 . 5 soups including Pea and Broccoli Cheese. BBQ or Cream Chicken Sandwiches. Delivery and takeout available. Free Will Donation.

The Lyon County Nights of Columbus are hosting their annual Fish Fry Friday nights. They will be serving from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on:
fish fry green

  • February 20 Larchwood (Sports Center)
  • February 27 Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)
  • March 6 Larchwood (Sports Center)
  • March 13 Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)
  • March 20 Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)
  • March 27 Larchwood (Sports Center)

Prices = $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 & under.

The public is welcome. It’s all you can eat!