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Two-time champ Keegan Bean proudly displays the"hardware" he has brought home from the state
wrestling championships the last two years.
Photo courtesy of Lyons Regional Library
Lyons resident Frank Adams, who passed away December 19, 2017, was a volunteer at the Lyons Regional Library. His wife Susan McCafferty passed away days before him on December 16. Adams, an accomplished chess player, volunteered along side Aaron Caplan on Monday afternoons teaching kids to play chess through the no-fee "Fun Chess Club!" sponsored by the Lyons Regional Library.
To memorialize Frank's support of the library, and his commitment to kids learning chess, the Lyons Regional Library wanted to do something for Frank's memory. Upon hearing of this, a frequent library patron (and a neighbor of Frank) donated this handmade wood teaching chess set in his name, complete with a brass plaque in Frank's honor. This way Frank's efforts and memory will always be honored at "Fun Chess Club!" and in the minds and hearts of the library and its patrons. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
Photo by Joseph Leckarczyk
Crews were out bright and early morning pouring concrete for the new McConnell bridge. (March 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of Tess McDonald
Lyons Elementary School staff and students, joined family, friends, and neighbors to plant a tree on
the playground to honor teacher Susan McCafferty on February 15.
Congratulations to these Middle School choir members who were selected to sing in the St Vrain District Honor Choir!
Pictured left to right: Mr. Howe, Kasey Knapp, Chloe Els, Sarah Santestaben, Kayla Valente, Ms. Cherese Bennett (clinician)
By Katherine Weadly
Director of Lyons Regional Library
Libraries are economic drivers. Great libraries, just like great schools, make an area attractive. In a December 12, Money Magazine article “The 10 Best Places to Raise a Family Now” they state, “We kept our focus on safety, economic health, and diversity, but we amped up the emphasis on education and child-friendly amenities like libraries and parks.” (Money Magazine, December 12, 2017).
Let’s talk data. Over 18,000 people walked into our 1,100 square foot library this year. That’s an increase of 18% over 2016. Patrons came in to check out books, magazines, dvds,
Editor's Note: In order that Lora and I and all our wonderful volunteer contributors might enjoy some time off to be with our families and friends during the holidays, the Lyons Recorder will continue our tradition of using the last week of the year, and the first week of the new year, to bring our readers “The Year In Review.” On behalf of everyone connected to the Lyons Recorder, we extend Season's Greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year! Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson.
Town Government Etc.
The wheels of flood recovery for Lyons continue to grind slowly. Although significant progress has been made, i.e., LaVern M. Johnson Park is back, and better than ever; most of the homes and properties around town that were devastated by the flood waters have either been raised and repaired or razed and removed through 404-Buyouts; slow, but visible, progress is being
Lyons area artists are welcome to submit their wall hangable creations for Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission's 2018 Quarterly Town Hall Art Show Series - "Four Seasons." Deadlines and submission instructions are listed below.
Deliver wintry wall hangable creations (all mediums) with placards on Fri. Jan. 5 to Town Hall 4-7 pm; Show Opening / Community Tapas Potluck / Open Poetry