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Thursday, October 25, 2012

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City moves forward to make recreational trail master plan

Lennox City Council opened their meeting to the public at 7:15 on Monday night, following an executive session.
Their first action of the evening was to accept the negotiated agreement with Gridor, the contractor for the waste water treatment facility. The agreement calls for Gridor to pay liquidated damages of $12,411.20.

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Lunch program promoting healthier options


By Wendy Sweeter, Reporter
Students across the country, as well as school food service workers, have been adjusting to new changes to USDA’s National School Lunch Program.
For Barb Schroder, Lennox school district director of food service, the changes mean serving fewer calories, more colorful vegetables and more fruits. One of the biggest changes Schroder has noticed is the reduction of sodium.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Russ Nelson resigns as Lennox Police Chief

Following an executive session that began at 6:30 p.m., the council opened the October meeting to the public at about 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Minutes, claims and the payroll reports were approved. No visitors were present to be heard. David Schonhardt, business manager, presented the financial reports. Documentation was received to pay off the SRF loans. Completed audits were also received.  The report was approved.

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First English Lutheran celebrates 100 year anniversary

On Sunday, Oct. 21 Lennox First English Lutheran Church and its members will culminate their 100th year celebration with former Pastor Sam Hernes returning to bring the message at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. At 12:30 p.m. a catered banquet will be held at the Middle School gymnasium, followed by a short program. Choir Director Leslie Fylling has invited members and former members to join  a  “100th Anniversary Choir.” A special rehearsal for the choir will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a light supper and a time of reminiscing and fellowship.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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School board to let bids for administration building/old football field

Lennox School Board members met on Monday night. After approving the previous minutes, financial claims and reports, Superintendent Robert Mayer discussed how testing will change as the state moves away from the No Child Left Behind Step Testing. Students will still have to take a test, but the test will be changing as the state  moves to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards. 

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District 6 candidates speak on education at Debate

By Michael Larson
Part 1 of a 3 part series

On Monday, September 24, three House candidates and the two Senate candidates spoke over several important issues at Lennox High School.  Despite a very low turn-out the candidates were able to clarify their positions on issues ranging from education, business, farming, and senior citizens. This is the first in a series looking at the candidate’s positions.


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Drought affects early harvest yields


By Wendy Sweeter
Reporter

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Lincoln and Turner counties in southeast South Dakota continue to see exceptional drought conditions.
With the continued absence of significant rainfall in the area, producers started harvest nearly a month in advance of a normal year. And some, like Phil Smit, who farms east of Davis, have finished corn and soybean harvest for 2012.

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Grants awarded to local organizations


Four grants totaling $2,400 were awarded at the annual Lennox Area Community Fund meeting on Sept. 25.  Mrg Simon, president of the LACF, and Dick Stone, treasurer, presented the grants.

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