Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Southeast Threshermen to host 30th Annual Show this weekend

Southeast South Dakota Threshermen are ready to host the 30th Annual Threshing Show on Aug. 1-3 at the Goeman Auction grounds one mile north of Lennox on Highway 17.
The action will begin on Friday evening with a tractor ride to Lennox. Everyone is welcome to bring their tractor and join in the tractor ride. Participants should meet at the Goeman Auction grounds at 5:30 p.m. The tractor ride will leave the grounds at 6 p.m. sharp.
The tractor ride will go through Lennox, passing by Hilda’s Heritage and the Lennox Good Samaritan Center before leaving town.  Riders will also stop at the Lennox Museum to take in the special Allis Chalmers memorabilia display.

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Building a dream

When Jessica Peterson, A Home for Austin committee member, had the idea to hold a road race as a corporate challenge for A Home For Austin, the race’s name couldn’t be more fitting — by definition mettle means, “a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.”
Peterson felt it was a fitting tribute to the little boy who the race was raising funds for — Austin Schoppert, of Tea. As you’ve read in previous stories Austin lost his arms and legs to a rare from of meningitis in 2009. A Home For Austin was a group formed  in 2012 with the goal of building Austin a handicap accessible home.
The corporate challenge was made possible by a generous donation from Valley Exchange Bank and Exchange Insurance of Lennox and Tea.  Roger Haugo, Valley Exchange Bank president said, “Our bank and insurance agency considered it a rare privilege to be able to help with such a genuinely worthwhile project that received such wonderful support from the communities of Tea and Lennox, as well as from innumerable generous people.”
The Mettle Run took place July 26 with a half marathon starting off from Lennox at 7:30 a.m. It was soon after that the rain came. However the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those who participated.

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