Thursday, February 6, 2014

News preview for Feb. 6th issue…

Nomination petitions begin circulation

If you are interested in serving on the city council or local school board, now is the time to begin circulating a nomination petition. Petitions may be picked up at the respective business offices. 
On the Lennox City Council, three aldermen seats will become vacant, along with the position of Mayor. The aldermen seats are currently held by Glenn Nelson in Ward I; Greg Poppenga, Ward II; and Mike Gregg, Ward III. The current Mayor is Orville Wiebers. An alderman from each ward will be elected for a two year term. The mayor is elected at large and will also serve for two years.
On the Lennox School Board, three 3-year term positions will become vacant. Those seats are currently held by Mary Peters, Sandy Poppenga and Dawn Wolf. 

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FFA Issues Team presents at Capitol

The Lennox Sundstrom FFA Agriculture Issues Team traveled to Pierre to present their issue on cloning cattle, January 23. They were invited to appear before both the house and senate agriculture committees by the Senate Minority Leader, Jason Frerichs. Doing the presentations at such a prestigious event was a great experience for the team. Team members are Autumn Haan, Samantha Hagedorn, Jared Kroeger, Jayden Peery and Katelynd Whitehead.
The fifteen-minute presentation, which shows the pros and cons of cloning beef cattle, was followed up with many questions by the committees.  The team will face similar questioning when they compete at the national competition next fall.

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