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Student Volunteers Make a Difference

Around Lamoni (Pictured:  Back row (L-R): Ambrose Savage, Landon Lindgren, Tate McDole, Taylor Henson, Meredith Howell, Kaitlyn O’Neal; Front: Lilly O’Neal, Karlee Hamaker, and Hosah Neiubauer in front of the tree trunk monument for Albert Dancer, the first Rose Hill Cemetery burial.) Over 300 unmarked graves, many of which are infants, rest silently at Rose Hill Cemetery. Thanks to the dedication of . . .

The 12th Annual Bethany's Race

Sixty-nine people registered for the 12th Annual Bethany’s Race/Walk – 5K. Most participants turned out in spite of the early morning rain and questionable forecast the morning of May 4th. There was a lot of purple taking over the community center parking lot; the location of the start of the race (tie-dyed purple - this year’s t-shirt color). Bethany Gruich was a beloved member of the community who was diagnosed . . .

Anthony Cray Graduates the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

The City of Lamoni would like to congratulate newly certified Police Officer – Anthony Cray. A Lamoni native and 2021 graduate of Lamoni High School, Cray is also a volunteer with the Lamoni Fire Department and a very busy Criminal Justice major at Graceland University.  The 313th class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge began in January and graduated April 19th. The 16-week course includes many fitness, . . .

Local Teen to Pursue Aviation

Decatur County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce Kelly Lloyd as a recipient of the 2024 Decatur County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Farm Bureau awards 2- $1000 scholarships annually to deserving high school students of Farm Bureau members in Decatur County. Kelly is the daughter of Elizabeth and Kevin Lloyd of Lamoni. She will graduate from Lamoni High School in May and plans to attend Future Flyers of Iowa Flight School, majoring in . . .

Glass Shack Studio Mural Comes to Life!

Around Lamoni (Pictured:  Student artists – Rian Bevan, Grace Moores, Justin Severson, and GU art teacher Karen Gergely apply the finishing touches to the mural.) Teri Foster’s The Glass Shack Studio at 114 East Main Street in Lamoni has been the site of a new community mural which is nearing completion.   It is a vibrant tapestry of colors and shapes, depicting prairie scenes with native flowers that . . .

LVFD Gets New "Jaws of Life" Hurst Tools

The Lamoni Volunteer Fire Department - Chief, Curt Shields coordinated the annual inspection of the department’s extrication tools. They were serviced, inspected, and were certified for continued use. However, the next time they were used, the hydraulic pump wouldn’t stay running. Come to find out the service tech forgot to reset something that caused the pump to disengage. Upon further review, it was noted that the . . .

Help Park Trees Bounce Back from Insect Destruction

(Pictured:  Lamoni Parks and Recreation Director Tim Brunner stands next to a pin oak – the first tree donated and planted in the Park’s Adopt a Tree Drive initiative.) Lamoni faces a difficult challenge as many shade trees in both Central and North Parks have been destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  With over 40 ash trees in North Park alone lost to this invasive pest, the community . . .

Surviving a Small Town Blizzard

What’s it like to live in a small town when a blizzard hits? Let me tell you… The Public Works department has been short handed for over a month now. The now 3-man department has been running trash and trying to keep the streets clear. How do we do that? We have help from the LMU crew.  When the snow comes ‘round the clock… our crews run very long days. They have been running from before dawn . . .

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