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Thursday, January 31, 2013

News preview for Jan. 31st issue…

Apple laptops enhancing education 

Last March the Technology Committee of the Lennox School District proposed a 1 to 1 Initiative that would put a laptop into the hands of each of the district’s high school students. The school board approved the Initiative and this past fall each high school student was presented with a 13-inch MacBook Air.
“Bringing technology into the classroom in the form of a computer for each student was just a matter of time,” said Lennox High School Principal Tim Raabe. “There is so much information out there that we have to have the tools to access it.” 

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Legislative coffees to be held Feb. 2

District 6 legislators have scheduled local legislative coffees to meet with their constituents.
They will meet in Lennox at the Lennox Pizza Ranch at 1:30 p.m.  on Feb. 2. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
On Feb. 23, the District 6 Legislators will be in Tea at the Tea City Hall at 1:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

News preview for Jan. 24 issue…

Local Legion Post supports State Veterans home project

At Monday evening’s monthly meeting of Brethorst-Burma American Legion Post 174, final action was taken to expedite a contribution of $2,000 to the Michael J. Fitzmaurice South Dakota Veterans Home in Hot Springs. The money will be used to furnish a room at the new facility being constructed at this time. A plaque is to be placed in each of the rooms recognizing those organizations and individuals who have contributed to
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Scoreboard project approved

During the special meeting of the Lennox School District board of education on January 24, 2013 members approved the proposal presented for a new scoreboard and message board system as presented by Marcia Hendrickson, from the LHS Booster Club and Rich Luther, LHS Activities Director.
In discussion it was said that two of the main anchors, or top sponsors would be Security State Bank, of Chancellor and Wilson Trailer Sales of Lennox. Jerry’s Auto Sales was also mentioned as a partner. Other businesses named were possibilities.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

News update for Jan. 17 issue…

Tim Raabe named 2013 Outstanding Secondary Principal of the Year

Lennox High School students and staff were asked to gather in the LHS gymnasium on Friday morning to hear a special announcement. Superintendent Robert Mayer announced that Tim Raabe was named the 2013 Outstanding Principal of the Year.
None were more surprised by the announcement than LHS Principal Raabe. 

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Lions donate tractor to HorsePower

HorsePower, a local organization that provides an equestrian program/therapy for individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges, will find some of their work a little easier now—thanks to the donation of a tractor by Zone 6 Lions Clubs from Lennox, Tea, Freeman, Canistota and Viborg. 
The idea for the donation came about when Lennox High School student Ethan Zimmerman spent time volunteering at HorsePower as part of an International Lions Club Camp experience.  His job, said Kaia Kloster, the Executive Director of HorsePower, was to help pick up rocks. Zimmerman wondered right away why they didn’t have a tractor to help with the job.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

News preview for Jan. 10th issue…

City questions school board’s bid procedure

Representatives from the Lennox City Council and from Lennox School District met on Monday night at the City Hall to discuss the old football field property. The property is located to the south of the City’s softball diamonds. The City would like to purchase the land to expand the park system and add more ball fields. A use agreement is in effect that will allow the City to continue using the property for eight more years, in exchange for maintenance. The school would like to sell the property to have added revenue, anticipating an increased enrollment by 2015 at the middle school, the need for more practice fields and maintenance issues.
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Worthing Commission hears appeal; termination of Knutson stands

Worthing commissioners passed the following motions following executive session at their special meeting held on Dec. 26.
Commissioner Troy Larson motioned to confirm the prior termination of Officer Roger Knutson based upon prior employment issues and the inappropriate conduct occurring December 4th, 2012 and December 5th, 2012.  Carrie McDannel seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

News preview for Jan. 3 issue…

First responders attend to accident, fires 

The end of the year has been a busy time for the local first responders.
According to Lennox Police Chief Orv Jorgensen, Lincoln County Deputy Aaron Bartscher was heading to work from Lennox on Dec. 20 when he saw a car speeding on 3rd Ave.  The driver of the Audi sped down 3rd Avenue, drove across the front lawn and into a house on the east side of Ash St. 

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Wallenstein steps down as Worthing Fire Chief

George Wallenstein has  stepped down as Worthing Fire Chief after 32 years. Even though he will no longer be chief, he has accepted the position of president  on the  corporate board and will help out with training. 

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