Understanding Sustainable Living

by Dawn Weller

Sustainability.  Recycle and reuse.  Zero waste.  Perhaps you’ve heard some of these terms on the TV or radio, or in an article.  What do they really mean to us in Lyons?  Next month, Tuesday, February 15, the Lyons Sustainable Future Commission will be hosting “Sustainability 101,” a class to help those new to the idea of sustainability decode what this type of living looks like in the real world, and why it is critical to a healthy future.

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Potentially Frightening News

Dear Editor,
Pastor Lohr’s column on cannabis contains some potentially frightening news.  If what he states is true regarding the increase in use among area teenagers, there should be efforts to do something proactive. 

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Many evils to chase away

Dear Editor,
It is easy to find things in the world to condemn, to be afraid of; marijuana could be one of them. There are many evils to chase away, if you want to.  Alcohol might be a better topic to begin with, since it is the

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Every Journey Begins with a Single Step

For those of you who are interested in how Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones (the two tennis pros who were here in Lyons last November training with Dean Brittenham, to develop their “whole brain thinking”) did in the Australian Open; the results were mixed.

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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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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 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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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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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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