Depot Shrubs To Get “Haircut”

Lyons volunteers will soon address the over-grown juniper shrubs bordering the Depot Library grounds. It has been far too long a time without corrective pruning, which has let the vegetation grow wild.

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IRS Identity Verification Service

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.

Taxpayers may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns that have indications of being identity theft but contains a real taxpayer’s name and/or Social Security number. Only those taxpayers receiving Letter 5071C should access idverify.irs.gov. The website will ask a series of questions that only the real taxpayer can answer. Once the

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Burning The Midnight Oil

One had to believe, two weeks ago, when the Board of Trustees (BOT) adjourned their Monday evening meeting at 1:15 the next morning, that that was a record which would stand for some time. Turned out, it stood for, as the Brits would say, “a fortnight.” The Trustees, Mayor, and Staff slogged through a eight-hour workshop/meeting marathon (actually the winning time in a marathon is usually about two hours) that lasted from 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, until 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. At that hour, they couldn’t even find a bar open in town to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! What was on the

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Special Election Result

Well, it’s official; after months of volunteer hours by the Housing Recovery Task Force, dozens of public meetings, design charets, letters to the editor, campaigns for and against, door-knocking, walk-abouts through Bohn Park, and all the discourse on social media, in the words of Mayor John O’Brien, “The people have spoken.” And, according to officials at

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Lyons Receives Project of Year Award

Town of Lyons Administrator Victoria Simonsen traveled to Nebraska last week to attend a Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN, the Town’s energy supplier), and accepted on behalf of the Town, the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) “Project of the Year Award” for its flood recovery efforts at its 40th annual meeting and conference in Gering, NE, last week.

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Boulder Bank Robbery

Detectives with the Boulder Police Department are investigating a bank robbery, which took place last Thursday afternoon (March 19) at the Citywide Banks branch in Boulder, which is located at 1611 Canyon Blvd.

The white male suspect walked into the bank at 2:17 p.m. and handed one of the teller’s a note, demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no one

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This Isn't a Bank Loan

Dear Editor,
Monday night, a prominent local businessman urged the Lyons Board of Trustees not to enter into a lease for the proposed housing site because “no bank would make a loan” on such a lease when some deal terms remain to be finalized.

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