1st Annual Spirit of Lyons Award

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) presented representatives from the Lyons Garden Club (L to R) Anne O’Brien, Ann Marie Mikoni, Joycelyn Fankhouser with the 1st Annual “Spirit of Lyons Award.” The award was created by the LACC to recognize the contributions to the community by an individual or organization by reflecting, in modern times, the manner in which our founding families created a community in this valley. The recipient’s efforts on behalf of the Lyons Community sets a contemporary example for the rest of us to follow. This award is intended to draw the community’s attention to that example. Photo by Joseph Lekarczyk

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IRS to Start Processing Delayed Returns on Feb. 14

The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes.  The IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns.

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Marijuana Meeting

by Staff Writer

The Town of Lyons Staff held a roundtable meeting with the owners and landlords of the medical marijuana businesses here in Lyons last Wednesday evening (January 12). A second meeting for input from the general public was held Wednesday, January 19, but because of publishing schedules, that story will be in next week’s edition. On hand were: Administrator Victoria Simonsen, Economic Development and Community Relations

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Chamber News

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will present two special features at its next Networking Social on Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Village Community House (197 2nd Avenue).
Introduction of the Lyons Community Service Award

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Community Basic Needs & Emergency Fund

The new executive board for the Lyons Community Church’s Basic Needs & Emergency Fund held their first meeting of 2011 last week. Claire McNulty-Drewes, pastor at the church, says in addition to herself, the

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Marijuana... The Rest Of The Story

By Mickey Lohr

Editor’s note: In an effort to provide equal time to different perspectives on medical marijuana, we have given Pastor Lohr the opportunity to share his views on the issue. He was not restricted on the length article. If anyone in the community feels the need to share their opinions on the subject, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I wanted to take just a minute to address an issue I believe is of extreme importance to our community, and specifically to our youth — Medical Marijuana. How are we as a town going to respond to it?

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Trustees Pass Gas

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) passed the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that would grant the gas franchise for the Town of Lyons to Xcel Energy for the next twenty years. Xcel Area Manager Craig Eicher told the Board that his company served between 880 to 900 residential and commercial customers in the Lyons area, and collected $640,000 in revenues in 2009. The franchise agreement calls for a three

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