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Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Sanford Clinic Lennox welcomes new Family Nurse Practitioner

Pam Stewart, a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, is settling in nicely at Sanford Clinic Lennox after taking over for Physician Assistant Scott Rogers, who retired from his position at the clinic at the end of March.
Stewart completed her under-graduate and graduate work at South Dakota State University. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area such as family practice or pediatrics. Stewart’s specialty area is in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. As a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Stewart is able to practice independently.  Dr. Sittner is her collaborating physician.

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State Champ

Zach Koosman (pictured above)ended his track and field career at Lennox High School on a high note—being crowned a State Champion. Koosman, competing in his final event at the 2013 State A Track and Field Meet on Saturday, May 25, claimed the State title jumping 6'5" in the high jump. Koosman had found continued success in the event throughout the season and was the top seed going into State. 
He also qualified for the long jump, triple jump, and in the 4x400 meter relay; those events all took place on the first day of the State Meet held in Lennox on Friday, May 24. 
Koosman, who entered the State Meet with the top jump in Class A in the triple jump, landed a solid jump at State with a jump of 42'4.75". However, Ephram Albrecht of Redfield-Doland and Brett Nichols of Dell Rapids, jumped their personal best with jumps over 44 feet, placing them one and two respectively. Koosman ended with fourth place honors in the event. 

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Remembering those who served

Lennox Program
As has been the case in Lennox for most of a century, the annual Memorial Day service will be held on the national holiday which is next Monday, May 27. Brethorst-Burma American Legion Post 174 will again be in charge of the service.
According to Post Commander Scott Ford, the program will again be held at the Legion Community Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ryan Arkema bringing the message. Rev. Arkema is pastor of the Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.

Chancellor Program
American Legion Post 283 of Chancellor will hold a Memorial Day Service at 9:30 a.m. at the Chancellor Reformed Church on Monday, May 27. The Post invites the public to “take time out to recognize those who served and are still serving.”

Worthing Program
Memorial Day Service for the Wm. R. Bradshaw Post No. 177 of Worthing will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10 a.m. at the Worthing Civic Center. Post Commander of Post #177 is Lyle Devitt.
Helen Sweeter will be the pianist for the Memorial Day Service and Pastor Maribeth Anderson will provide the Invocation and Benediction.
Speaker for the service will be Dr. Robert Mayer, Superintendent of the Lennox School District. 

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Koosman, Bainbridge claim Region 4A titles

Zach Koosman claimed the Region 4A Championship title last Thursday, May 16 in both the high jump and triple jump competition. Maisey Bainbridge also claimed the Region title in the 3200 meter run. Both Koosman and Bainbridge will represent Lennox High School at the 2013 State A Track and Field Meet to be held in Lennox on Friday, May 24 and in Sioux Falls on Saturday, May 25. Other State competitors for LHS include the following athletes: Dereck DeVries, Joe Hendrickson, Tyler Harms, Nathan Timmerman, Austin Weischedel, Josh Friese, Dallas Moore, Trey Furgeson, Kirsten Klinger, Halie Mechels, and Mahli Strasser. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Sixty-two Lennox High School students to graduate Saturday

That’s the motto for the Lennox High School Class of 2013 and they will have one of those moments on Saturday, when they receive their high school diplomas. The Class of 2013 Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lennox High School gymnasium.
“Since we really didn’t have a spring, it’s hard to believe that graduation is only a few days away,” remarked High School Principal Tim Raabe. “Reality didn’t seem to strike until I flipped the calendar page.”

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Lenkota Country Club open for season

“What a difference a day makes.”
Since the Lenkota Country Club opened, Manager Ralph Delaney has had to cope with ice and snow to temperatures in the 80s. Just last week, it was snow on Wednesday, green grass on Thursday, prompting Delaney’s remark of “What a difference a day makes.”
Lenkota is ready for golfers, despite the setbacks caused by the volatile spring weather. Volunteers and Lenkota Club members came out in force to clean up the course after the April ice storm.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Living with MS: how one young woman inspires others

Skiing and shopping…how much better can it get when you are 15 years old? Rachel Jaspring, of Chancellor, was enjoying a vacation in Colorado with her cousin. On the third day of her trip, she woke up with cloudy vision in her left eye. She kept rubbing at it. Maybe she had pinkeye, she thought, and it would get better. Being a typical teenage girl, she wasn’t going to let trouble with her eye ruin her trip. 
But her eye didn’t get better. It kept getting worse. Rachel kept it to herself, thinking “I love skiing, I’m not going to say anything. I don’t want to go home.”

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LHS Drama Dept.looks forward to production May 6

Supernatural forces are at work during the Lennox High School spring play, Johnny Brooke, A Ghost Story by Marian Blair Hollingsworth. And according to play director Krista Bruggeman, it isn’t just about the play itself. The unpredictable weather has made for two reschedules. 
“The late winter weather has been difficult to work with this spring. However, Monday, May 6th is our performance date,” said Bruggeman. 

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