Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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LHS honor students recognized at annual event 

Lennox High School held their Honors Recognition Night on Monday, April 8 and announced the 2013 Academic Top Birds of LHS. Students selected for this prestigious award were Gretchen Rops, Tyler Youngquist, Joseph Hendrickson, Carl Lang, Shayla Hartz, Katie Odland, Taylor Clay, Hannah Kidd, Katelin Wipf, and Ethan Zimmerman. Named as the Class of 2013 Valedictorian was Gretchen Rops. Tyler Youngquist was named Salutatorian. “These are two great choices in an academically strong senior group,” said Lennox High School Principal Tim Raabe. “Not only have they made academics a priority, but their involvement in extra and co-curricular activities, and their community service involvement, have made them role models and leaders in our building.”

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 Clean-up continues after storm 

Although not all the homes in Lennox were as affected by the storm as Mavis Steever’s home (pictured above) on Garfield, there was hardly a yard that didn’t have branches down. Last Tuesday’s ice storm was followed by heavy wet snow. Warmer temperatures quickly helped melt a lot of the ice, but the community was left with broken tree limbs and damaged power lines. Many people in the area also experienced power outages, lasting from a few minutes to several days. Xcel Energy reported sporadic outages throughout the Xcel Energy service area and many single services that were damaged due to ice and falling tree limbs. Southeastern Electric also reported outages. Both companies reported that except for those who needed electricians to fix wiring at their homes, all their customers had power. To help deal with clean-up, the City of Lennox opened the rubble site last Saturday and Sunday. The rubble site will continue to be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from now on, said site manager Don Maguire. 

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