Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Philanthropy at work: Local farmer supports Lincoln County through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM

The Lennox Fire Department and Lennox Ambulance will now be able to better protect the community, thanks to the support of local farmers, Robert and Brad Smidt of Smidt Farms, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.

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Aiming for State 

When Lennox native Josh Kirchner was student teaching in Rapid City the spring of 2011, he was invited by his uncle to come to the State Archery Shoot at the Civic Center. 
“I met Curt Robertson, who was the head of the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) here in South Dakota at the time, and he told me if I get a job in South Dakota that I should become an instructor and start a team,” said Kirchner
Kirchner was hired in the Lennox School District for the 2011-12 school year and upon his hiring he talked with LHS principal Tim Raabe about starting up the program and thus the archery program at Lennox High School was born. 

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