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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Responsibilities of Park and Rec Board become more defined

Lennox City Council held a special meeting on April 16. The main focus of the meeting was a discussion with the Park and Rec Board regarding the board’s responsibilities.
Chad Wulf opened the discussion as a member of the baseball/softball sub-committee on the Park and Rec Board.  He explained to the council that they were switching the girls’ teams to a league in Sioux Falls that would provide them with more structure and pitching at younger ages. Umpires and insurance are provided by the league. Sponsorship for each team is $200; Wulf asked for funds to be released to pay for the five girls teams. Each girl pays $45 to be on the team, so the funds could be taken from their registration fees. Wulf was to meet with the league on Tuesday for a scheduling meeting. Wulf said the committee felt that by switching to this league, they would keep more girls playing in the community. 

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Lennox archery team captures State Title

Members of the Lennox High School archery team headed west on Apr. 5-6 to defend their 2012 State Archery title at the 2013 State competition held at the Rapid City Civic Center. 
With LHS also holding Prom Saturday night, several of the participating students shot on Friday to head back. Those shooting Friday were Josh Goeman, Taylor Clay, Shelby Schoffelman, Jake Gundvaldson, Geneva Petrich, and Christian Petrich. After shooting, those students had to wait for their results until everyone finished on Saturday morning.
Thirty-seven school districts participated in the State Shoot which included 540 students. 
Shooting Saturday morning for Lennox were August Meyer, Brianna Johnson, Cody VanDenBosch, Thomas Hagendorn, Brady Rupp, and Ben Wolf. 

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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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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Park and Rec Board looks for direction from City 

The Lennox City Council meeting April 8, 2013 began with an executive session; the  regular session followed. The first items to be approved included the agenda and the minutes of March 11, 18 and 22.  The March claims were also approved with $30,471 added on for the new squad car and $1,000 for ball league fees. The payroll report was also approved.
The next item on the agenda was visitors to be heard.
Harry and Shirley Meyer were the first to speak. The Meyers expressed their frustration with the way the tree situation had been handled. The couple was notified by registered letter about removing the tree while they were in Arizona for the winter. The week before they got home, their son was notified that he had to pick up the branches.
“You have been harassing us all year and I’m tired of it,” said Harry Meyer. “The council has a lot more problems than those stupid trees.”  Continued...



Chancellor School property to be sold

The Lennox School District 41-4 met on Monday night for their regular monthly meeting.
Changes to the agenda included executive session for personnel, negotiations and advice from legal council.
Numbers from the recent kindergarten round up were shared. Lennox elementary Principal Darin Eich said that during kindergarten screening  there were 61 students from Lennox, and 21 students from Worthing. He also said that there were eight that have not gone through screening, making a total of 90 students for Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten.
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Lennox Firemen to hold annual pancake feed

Lennox Volunteer Firemen will be holding their annual pancake feed on Saturday, April 13 at the Lennox Fire Hall, located  on Juniper St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 


Zahns honored for years of service 

At the April 8 meeting of the Worthing City Commission, State Rep. Jim Bolin, District 16, presented former mayor George Zahn with a commemoration.
“One of the privileges you have in the Legislature is you have the chance to honor people. House commemoration 1016 for 2013 honors George and his wife, Janell, for their years of service,” Bolin said.
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Museum to be open Saturday

Lennox Area Historical Society will be opening the Lennox Area Museum on the second Saturday of each month throughout the Spring and Summer. This Saturday, Apr. 13 the Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no admission charge to come to the museum. Donations are accepted.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Jamie Tooker presented Patriot Award

Jamie Tooker of Fusion Plastics in Lennox, was presented with The Patriot Award on Thursday, March 28th.
Tooker was nominated for the award by Specialist Derek Fischer, who is serving with the 235th Military Police Company in Afghanistan. The Patriot Award is presented by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) to recognize individual supervisors or bosses that offer support directly to the nominating service member. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
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LHS Student Council named ‘Outstanding Student Council’

Lennox High School attended the 26th Annual State Convention of the South Dakota Student Council Association (SDSCA) which was held in Pierre, SD on March 24-26, 2013.  The SDSCA Convention included 745 students and advisors from 60 high schools across the state.  
“It is so exciting to see this event grow bigger and bigger every year”, said Gary Linn, SDSCA Executive Director. “To know that student leaders are excited about becoming stronger leaders in their schools, communities and in their adult lives. This is a very rewarding feeling for us that work with these students on a daily basis.  It is a great way for students, advisors and councils to network with each other and learn what other schools are doing.”
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