Tuesday, June 3, 2014

News Preview for June 5, 2014

This week’s top stories include:

Lennox city wide-cleanup Friday, Saturday
Lennox is hosting City Wide Cleanup on Friday, June 6th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 7th from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents are encouraged to take this opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and spruce up their properties. Loads of only grass clippings, leaves and branches can be taken to the rubble site at no charge during the City Wide Cleanup. A collection site will also be set up on Park Drive between the campground and skate park
See this week’s newspaper for complete article.

Furgeson breaks school record, earns 2nd at State
At the 2014 State A Track and Field Meet, Lennox High School athletes enjoyed a strong showing which featured ten appearances on the podium for the Oriole athletes. 
One of those appearances was Trey Furgeson who took runner-up honors in the 400 meter dash at State. Furgeson clocked a time of 49.74, just two tenths of a second off of Landon Larson’s (Groton Area) first place time of 49.72. Furgeson’s time not only earned him second place but also bested the LHS school record by .3 seconds. The record was held by Furgeson who broke the 23 year old record at Howard Wood this season. 
Furgeson was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that took third at State with a time of 3:28.34. Other members included Dereck DeVries, Nathan Timmerman, and Nick Kayl.  See this week’s newspaper for complete article.

Applications now available for LACF grants
Lennox Area Community Fund is growing and thriving and this year celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Since its inception in June of 2004, total contributions to the fund were $167,896.99 as of December 31, 2013. With earnings included, the closing balance on 12/31/13 was $191,962.08. Over that same time period, the LACF has donated $34,450 back to the communities of Chancellor, Worthing, and Lennox without touching any of the principal.
With the public’s generosity, the fund’s impact will only be greater in coming years as the fund balance increases. The funds are professionally managed by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Since LACF’s inception in 2004, the average annualized return has been 6.6% as of June 30, 2013.
Each year the LACF asks for grant applications from the various organizations that need financial help so they can more easily provide assistance. Some of these organizations include volunteer fire and ambulance groups, Boy and Girl Scout groups, senior centers, garden clubs, etc.
Grant applications are now available at Valley Exchange Bank in Lennox, Home Federal Bank in Lennox, Security State Bank in Chancellor, The Lennox Independent office, Worthing City Hall, Lennox City Hall; and online at www.lennoxareacommunityfund.org.
See this week’s newspaper for complete article.

Volunteer EMT marks 15 years with ambulance service
Brenda Sinning is in her fifteenth year as a Lennox Ambulance volunteer paramedic and says she’s had an interest in “all things medical” since at least the age of 10. Her mother found it odd that her favorite TV show was the 1970s-era Emergency! series, but Brenda was mesmerized by the idea of solving emergency medical mysteries. 
See this week’s newspaper for complete article.

Free entertainment to be featured at park on July 4th
The Lennox Commercial Club is pleased to announce the return of live entertainment in the Lennox Park on July 4th. As the Old Fashioned 4th of July parade concludes and thousands of people head to Lennox’s Westerman Park for food, beverages, and more fun, they will find quality live entertainment to enjoy that day.
Scheduled to appear is Jim Groth, Carolina Story, and The Hegg Brothers (in that order), between the hours of 11:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See this week’s newspaper for complete article.

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