July 17, 2013

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R 2 | Lyon County ReporterJuly 17, 2013 community www.olsonheimensen.com     Your Team at Helping clients reach their goals for over 15 years Corey Heimensen  Wilma Miller  Shardell Teunissen  Jessica Jensen  209374 sash or not,” Poppinga said. As her reign as Miss Lyon County comes to an end, Poppinga said she is grate- ul or the experience. She learned a lot during her time as queen and said it helped her with people skills, allowed her to prac- tice proper etiquette and encouraged her to do more community service. “The thing I will miss the most about being Miss Lyon County will be the many opportunities I had to meet and get to know new people and also the diferent events I was able to participate in,” Poppinga said. She encourages the young women competing in the Miss Lyon County pageant to have un and be themselves. “My advice or the girls competing this year is to go into the competition with an open mind and willing- ness to just have a good time no matter who wins,” Poppinga said. “The com- petition, in itsel, is a great time to meet new people rom around your county who you might not have known beore.” She also recommends that participants listen to any advice given by judges. Poppinga is currently do- ing mission work in Haiti and will not be able to at- tend the pageant this year, but says she is excited to hear the results and wish- es the competitors all the best. “I wish I could be home to pass down the crown. It would be a very special mo- ment or me and or Miss Lyon County 2013,” Pop- pinga said. “Since I won’t be there, I would like to say a little congratulations to the new Miss Lyon County and give her one piece o ad- vice: enjoy every moment o it and, i possible, go to the State Fair.” Poppinga refects on year as Queen Rock Rapids City Council rom page 1 MEMORABLE REIGN AS MISS LYON COUNTY Poppinga enjoyed making new friends at the Iowa State Fair. “I would like to say a little congratulations to the new Miss Lyon County and give her one piece of advice: enjoy every moment of it and, if possible, go to the State Fair,” said Poppinga. (Photo/Submit- ted) Larchwood Family Fun Days Lake Pahoja Triathlons and Run Nicole Crosbie | Writer, ncrosbie@ncppub.com Lake Pahoja Conservation Foundation will host a 3.5-mile run/walk, a youth tri- athlon and an adult triathlon at Lake Paho- ja. Emily Ostrander, Lyon County natural- ist, encourages people in the community to participate. “Our goal or this event is to promote t- ness or all ages,” Ostrander said. In addition to the tness aspect, Os- trander said it is nice to participate in an event at the lake. “It’s a really neat location or running and doing the diferent events,” Ostrander said. “It’s at the lake and it’s really beauti- ul.” Last year was the rst time the Conser- vation Foundation hosted a youth triath- lon and Ostrander said the participants had a great time. Ostrander said the triath- lon gives kids a reason to get outside and work toward a goal. “It’s really neat to see the kids accom- plish something like that,” Ostrander said. “We’re not competitive with it. It’s just or the kids to have un. They all get a medal and we have some treats or them at the end. It’s a good time.” Since many kids run, swim and bike on a daily basis, Ostrander said this is a un way to combine all three activities. It also gives kids a chance to participate in a non-ball sport. The youth triathlon will take place on Friday, July 26 at 6 p.m. and is open to kids ages 7-14. Kids ages 7-10 will swim 100 yards and kids ages 11-14 will swim 200 yards. Both age groups will bike 2.5 miles and run one mile. The registration cost is $25 and must be completed by end o day on July 25. All participants will receive a T- shirt and door prize. Ostrander recommends the adult tri- athlon or people who are looking to try something new. “It’s a good thing or people to sign up or i they’re training or something,” Os- trander said. “It’s also a good starter triath- lon i you haven’t ever done one beore because it’s laid back.” The adult triathlon will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 8 a.m. This is a mini triathlon and adults will swim one-hal mile, bike 17 miles and run 3.5 miles. The preregistration cost is $40 and $50 day o the event. Each participant will receive a T- shirt. Medals will be given to the top three nishers and the overall winner will get a plaque put on the Trail o Fame. The 3.5-mile run/walk is open to all ages and strollers are welcome. “It gives runners a chance to enjoy the trail who aren’t swimmers or bikers and it gets more people involved in the event,” Ostrander said. The run/walk will take place on Satur- day, July 27 shortly ater the adult triath- lon. The preregistration cost is $20 and $25 day o the event. All participants will get a T-shirt and the top three nishers in each age group will get a medal. These events are the Conservation Foun- dation’s only undraisers o the year and the money supports conservation in Lyon County including the handicap accessible shing pier, the trail around the lake, pre- serving wildlie areas, environmental edu- cation and scholarships or camps. For rules and registrations, visit http:// lakepahoja.zapevent.com. Ostrander en- courages interested parties to contact her with questions and is happy to ofer advice or new participants. She can be reached via email at lccbnaturalist@lyon- countyiowa.com or by phone at 472-2217. “It’s nice to see people out and about,” Ostrander said. “It’s great to have every- body at Lake Pahoja enjoying themselves and doing something or their health and or conservation.” tigation, Federal Bureau o Investigation, and Lyon County Sherif’s Oce. This case was brought as part o Project Sae Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department o Justice to combat the growing epidemic o child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Oces and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploita- tion and Obscenity Section, Project Sae Childhood uses marshals, ederal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identiy and rescue victims. For more inormation about Proj- ect Sae Childhood, visit www.usdoj.gov/ psc. For more inormation about Internet saety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.” Court le inormation is available at https://ec.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/log- in.pl. The case le numbers are CR 12-4080 and CR 12-4015. For urther inormation contact Peter Deegan, (319) 363-6333, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Slade to serve time in federal prison rom page 1 ags at the east and west entrances to the city which had been destroyed in ice storms. The committee had discussed not replacing those ags due to the time and cost involved in maintaining them. “It takes time whenever they need to be lowered to hal-staf and money when they need to be replaced,” explained Hoeert. “We’re checking to see i they were given as a git or memorial and i there are no problems there, we may rec- ommend not to replace them,” he said. In other unnished business, the council was asked to approve an agree- ment with the Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission (NWIP- DC) to administer the Community De- velopment Block Grant (CDBG) received by the city or Kids’ Club’s building proj- ect. Funding or this agreement is in- cluded in the grant received by the city and the agreement lays out the details o the services that will be carried out by the agency, such as program start-up in- cluding developing all requests or pro- posals, completing the environmental review and ensuring the city complies with Fair Housing and Armative Action requirements; program implementation, including acting as a liaison between the city and project architects, engineers, contractors or subcontractors; and - nancial management, including process- ing all electronic requests or payment ater documentation is provided. “This is standard procedure or a CDBG,” said Kordahl. Councilman Matt Oedekoven raised some concerns beore the council voted to approve the agreement. “With so many entities and agencies involved in this project (Kids’ Club expansion project) I just want to make sure we’re not doubling up on some o these ser- vices,” he said. Council members Scott Schneidermann and Tami Murray both reiterated they didn’t see that as an is- sue. “We’re (the city), on behal o Kids’ Club, hiring the NWIPDC to do all the things listed here (on the agreement),” said Schneidermann. “NWIPDC is the project manager so to speak,” said Mur- ray. Murray made a motion to approve the agreement with Schneidermann supporting and the council approved the agreement. rom page 1 Candy wasn’t the only thing being tossed out at the parade (Photo by Rachel Gut- ting) The Larchwood Fire department helped a ew people out by spraying their re hose ater the parade. (Photo by Rachel Gutting)