Reporter 6-18-14

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R 2 | Lyon County ReporterJune 18, 2014 community Central Lyon’s gym gets fresh new look Areas of Central Lyon recently under- went several renovations. The high school gym oor was completely redone, and the auditorium gained a new sound booth and a freshly renished stage. “We sanded the oor completely down. Steve Harman, the athletic director, came up with a new design for the gym oor. We also put new coats of varnish on because it was getting a little yellow. It’s almost like a brand new court,” says Dave Ackerman, Central Lyon’s superintendent. “The stage had lots of chips and cracks in it because of the props being slid across the oor and things like that. The wood was sanded down and a couple new coats of varnish were put on it. We also put in a whole new sound booth.” The whole project cost about $13,000. Next year, Ackerman says they plan to renovate the activity center’s gym oor to match the school’s. NEW LOOK Central Lyon’s high school gym oor was recently updated to include a new design and freshly sanded and renished wood. “It’s almost like a brand new court,” says Dave Ackerman, Central Lyon’s superintendent. (Photo/Jessica Jensen) Forster Center spruce up A group of volunteers worked to freshen the landscaping, pull weeds, and put down new mulch around the Forster Com- munity Center in Rock Rapids last week. (Photo/Jocelyn Hommes) Change in highway 9 landscape DOWN IT GOES The two-story house that once stood in the 700 block of First Avenue in Rock Rapids was demolished the week of June 6 and the debris hauled away. (Photo/ Jessica Jensen) 230121C www.olsonheimensen.com     Helping clients reach their goals for over 16 years 2 Corey Heimensen Financial Advisor Wilma Miller Client Service Administrator Shardell Teunissen Operations Manager Niki Vogel Client Service Manager FROM PREPARATIONS TO FLOODING More than 150 volunteers helped fill and stack sandbags in various parts of town Sunday evening in anticipation of the Rock RIver rising 10 feet above flood stage (top photo). By Monday morning water roared over the banks of the Rock River in Island Park, making the popular recreational area appear more like a lake. (Pho- tos/Jessica Jensen)