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Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Preview for Nov. 29th

City continues fight for old football field

Lennox City Council met on Monday night. One of the items on the agenda involved the school district land, namely the old football field. The school let bids for both the old football field and the old administration building. They allowed the properties to be bid together or separately. They received one bid for both properties from Lennox Properties LLC for $142,000. The City of Lennox has the first right of refusal on the old football field. 
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Worthing gives notice of disciplinary action to police chief:

Action could result in two week suspension
Worthing City Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 19th. 
After approval of the October financial reports and previous minutes, the Commissioner authorized the Mayor to sign an agreement with the City of Sioux Falls for use of the Regional Landfill. Mayor Eric Saugstad said the City signs the agreement every couple of year.
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Festival of Tables and Tour of Homes on Saturday

Celebrate the holiday season this Saturday beginning with the Lennox Band Booster’s Festival of Tables at the LWC Middle School Cafetorium. Doors open for the event at 9:30 a.m. with brunch served at 10:45 a.m. The cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are sold at Lewis Drug. Providing entertainment will be the LHS Jazz Band and various solos and ensembles.
At 4 p.m. the Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lennox Area Historical Society, will open their doors. The museum will be open, as well as the homes of Joe and Nicole Woessner, 201 S Garfield St.; Sheldon and Julie Schelling, 220 S Lincoln St.; Dave and Pam Van Middendorp, 813 S Elm St., and Lorin and Mary Brass, 46652 278th St.
Tickets for the tour are $8 and can be purchased in advance at Lennox Lewis Drug or in any of the homes or the museum on the night of the tour. You may tour the homes from 4-7 p.m., the museum is open from 3-8 p.m. These events are fund-raisers for the sponsoring organizations.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Lennox Pizza Ranch to host Thanksgiving Dinner

Matt Gorter, co-owner of the Lennox Pizza Ranch, doesn’t want to see anyone have to eat alone on Thanksgiving Day; he wants to make sure that everyone has a great meal for Thanksgiving, whether they can afford it or not.  To ensure that, he is opening the Lennox Pizza Ranch on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Matt and his family will be serving the traditional meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and corn. They would appreciate some help with the pies, salads, or a monetary donation to help with the event. If you would like to donate something, you can contact Matt at 605-553-7562.
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School district accepts bid to sell school properties

The Lennox School District voted Monday night, Nov. 12 to accept the bid for the surplus property (the old football field and the administration offices on Elm St., Lennox).The bid was for $142,000 from Lennox Properties, LLC. Board president, Alan Rops said the bid was $1000 over appraised value. He expounded on the recent attention to the matter by saying, “There have been a couple of letters to the editor about this. We have never been officially contacted by the city, but I did reach out to the mayor and to the bidder.  I brought them together, the consensus from both is to move forward with the bid. Then they would work from there.”
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Veterans Day program to be held at LWC Middle School on Monday

The Lennox Middle School is proud to announce the 12th annual program to honor our veterans.  The Veterans Day observance will be held Nov. 12, 2012 at the middle school cafetorium.  All veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces are invited.  The program will start at 2 p.m. this year and is open to everyone who would like to join us in honoring those who have served.  Featured speaker for the event is Danelle Van Gelder, who recently returned from Afghanistan.
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Veterans Day a time to honor, thank vets

By Erica Gaspar
Veterans Day, observed Sunday, November 11 this year, is a time designated to honor and remember all of the veterans that have made countless sacrifices serving our country and ensuring our freedom. Many of our older vets served in the unpopular Vietnam War. Some soldiers served willingly. Many were drafted. As military families can confirm, war changes a person forever. Physical wounds can heal, but the emotional distress can last a lifetime.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

News preview for Nov. 1st issue.....

Election 2012

After months of political campaigning, voters will have the final word on Tuesday, Nov. 6 as they step into the polling booths. General Election polls will open up at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. as voters select the next President of the United States and decide who will represent them in state and local offices.
A sample ballot of the election in Lincoln County is printed on page 11 of this newspaper. Voters are reminded to bring a photo ID with them when they cast their ballot.
Voters in Lennox will vote at the Lennox Legion Community Building at 123 S. Main St., Lennox. Perry Township voters will also cast their ballot here. 
Voters in Worthing and Lynn Township will vote at the Worthing Civic Center  at 121 S. Main, Worthing. 
Voters in Chancellor and Germantown Township will vote in Chancellor City Hall.
City of Tea voters and Delapre Township will vote at the Tea City Hall, 600 E. 1st St., Tea.

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Commissioner candidates bring experience to the table

On Tuesday, Nov. 6 voters in the Cities of Lennox and Tea and the Townships of Delapre and Perry will elect a District 4 Lincoln County Commissioner. Two men are vying for the position—Marlyn Jacobson, Democrat and Michael Poppens, Republican.
Marlyn Jacobson was born and raised in and around Lennox. He has been married to his wife, Marilyn for 43 years and they have two grown daughters, who are both graduates of Lennox High School and SDSU. They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jacobson graduated from Lennox High School and has had careers in Law Enforcement, Construction and Highway Maintenance. He is now retired.
Michael Poppens is a life-long resident of Lincoln County. He and his wife, Janae have three children—McKayla, 15; Natalie, 11 and Sean, 9.
Poppens graduated from Lennox High School and has degrees from SDSU and Augustana College. He is a local farmer and a small business owner.

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