LaVern Johnson has been writing Lyons Recorder's "About Town" social news column every week since October, 1983. LaVern became the president of the Lyons Historical Society two years after the group started in 1975, and became the Director of the Lyons Redstone Museum. She and her husband founded Red Rocks Ramblers Square Dance, Lyons, in 1958 to 2019. She has been on many Town of Lyons committees and boards and on campaigns to save things important to a quality life in Lyons. Her family were early farmer pioneers in Lyons; her parents moving here in 1928.