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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

News preview for Feb. 28th issue…

Dose named ‘Director Who Makes a Difference’ 

Nominated by her peers, Lennox Middle School Instrumental teacher Renita Dose was named one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in the School Band and Orchestra magazine dated December, 2012. The magazine selected one instructor from each state who runs a thriving and vibrant program. Music has been a part of Dose’s life since she was in elementary school. Raised in Lake Preston, she played the flute for the school band. She was involved in a multitude of activities while in high school, but playing the flute was definitely a favorite. She had a passion for it and soon set her goal on becoming a music teacher. 

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Election cancelled at Lennox, Worthing, Lennox School District 

There will be no elections this April in the City of Lennox, the City of Worthing and the Lennox School District. Even though there will be no municipal election for the City of Lennox, there will be a change on the City Council. Russ Nelson, a former Lennox Police Chief, has filed for the position of Alderman in Ward 2, the seat being vacated by Ty Serr, who has opted not to run for re-election. Nelson, who is unopposed, will be the new representative for Ward 2.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

News preview for Feb. 21st issue…

Three LHS wrestlers headed to State 

Lennox High School will send three wrestlers to the State A Tournament after earning qualifying places at the Region 2A Wrestling Tournament held in Sioux Falls last weekend. Matthew Mazourek took third place honors at 120 pounds pinning Lane Schreurs of Harrisburg. Josh Goeman took fourth place at 152 pounds to qualify and Chris Stokke also took fourth place at 195 pounds to qualify. 
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Middle School students selected to All-State Band 

The 14th annual SDMEA Middle School All-State Band will be held on March 1-2, 2013 at the T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre.  This event is sponsored by the South Dakota Music Educators Association. Thirteen students from LWC Middle School will be participating in this event.  Students earned this honor by sending in recorded auditions.  There were 431 auditions for this year’s event with about 200 selected to participate in the two bands. 
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Lennox Council approves Recreational Trail Masterplan

Lennox City Council opened the meeting on Monday night with an executive session, followed by the regular meeting.
Mayor Orville Wiebers asked that the Planning and Zoning Board Public Hearing be resumed. The hearing began at the last meeting in January and was to determine if John Carlson and Richard Schriever should be removed from the Planning and Zoning board. Carlson was removed from the board at that meeting. Although the council had voted against reinstating Schriever, Wiebers asked that the final determination on Schriever be put on hold until the next meeting. 
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Chancellor School property to be appraised

The Lennox School District 41-4 meet for their regular monthly board meeting Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Robert Mayer announced  that Renita Dose, Lennox Middle School Band Director was chosen as one of the School Band and Orchestra’s top 50 directors who make a difference. Mayer said, “This is a pretty big honor.”
According to the SBO website, this year’s 15th annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” report sheds light on exemplary teachers who run thriving, and vibrant programs in schools big and small, elementary through high school, from coast to coast.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

News update for Feb. 7 issue…

Deployment ceremony held for 235th MP Company

On Saturday morning, the Lennox Fire Department escorted one of their own—Derek Fischer—as he headed to a Rapid  deployment ceremony that was  held for 124 Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 235th Military Police Company at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Stevens High School auditorium in Rapid City.
Three Lennox soldiers are with the 235th—Specialist Derek Fischer, son of Wayne and Amy Fischer; Specialist Korey Relph, son of Robin Matzke; and PFC Alyshia Newell, daughter of Jon and Casey Gesling and Scott Newell.
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Legislators speak to local constituents

South Dakota District 6 legislators held their first Legislative coffee in Lennox on Saturday afternoon. At the event was Senator Ernie Otten, Representative Herman Otten, and Representative Isaac Latterell. Speaking to a small group of local constituents, all three legislators talked about their experiences as first-time legislators
Senator Otten, of rural Tea,  is a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Taxation Committee and the Transportation Committee. 
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