Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Five middle school students named to All-State Band
Five Lennox Middle School students will be heading to Pierre next week to participate in the 15th Annual South Dakota Music Educators Association Middle School All-State Band.  Students will rehearse with guest conductors all day Friday and Saturday and perform in a feature concert at 4 p.m. at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre on Saturday, Mar. 1. The Honor Band guest conductor will be Robert Sheldon; the Festival Band will be directed by Dr. Eric Peterson, SDSU.
Selected for the All-State Honor Band is Sam Osborn on Bass Clarinet and Liz Rezac on Clarinet. Playing in the Festival Band is Madeline Loewe, Percussion; Sarah Kroeger, Horn; and Karissa West, Horn. 
“There were a record number of auditions submitted,” said Middle School Band instructor Sara Bakken. “I am proud to be traveling to this event with accomplished students who have committed to being among the best in the state. 


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Indoor pool, driving range on LADC’s wish list for Lennox

by Erica Gaspar

Lennox Area Development Corporation (LADC) member Wayne Petersen may be new to the board, but brings with him a long list of ideas for improving Lennox. For the past eight years, he has managed the Long Creek Park Manufactured Home Park, owned by Gene Kuper, a Lennox native now living in Texas.
The 10-year-old park has room for 85 homes, some of which could be stick-built single family or twin home units. Up to three Governor’s Houses are also being considered for the area, Petersen said. Eventually, the southwest corner of the property may hold a day care facility and convenience store.
Currently, 21 of the park’s lots are occupied. To fill the park and boost affordable housing options for current or potential Lennox residents, the manufactured homes are being sold at cost, which is about $10,000 less expensive than similar options in Sioux Falls, Petersen estimated. 

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