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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Honoring those who served, Memorial program remembers the sacrifices of World War II veterans

There was a full house at the Lennox Legion Community Building on Monday night as the community came together for a Memorial Day Service, to honor the sacrifices made by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The program was led by Post Commander Scott Ford. He was assisted by Auxiliary member Kim Boe.

Lennox boys take second at Region Mee; State Tournament action begins Friday

Lennox High School boys made a great showing at the Region 4A Track & Field Meet in Canton last Thursday, coming in second place.  The Orioles also had three athletes and a relay team claim individual Region Championship honors in their respective events. 

Austin’s house nears completion

Austin Schoppert is a seven year old from Tea, SD. Austin lost his limbs just before his third birthday due to a rare form of meningitis.  In an effort to give this little boy a handicap accessible home, a group of individuals and businesses formed A Home For Austin. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Former local resident to be Memorial Day speaker
Once again people of the Lennox community, along with citizens throughout the nation, will pause on Memorial Day to honor those who served and sacrificed to preserve liberty for their fellow Americans and others all over the world.
As has been the custom for over 90 years, Memorial Day services will again be conducted locally under the auspice of Brethorst-Burma American Legion Post 174. The program is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 26, and will be held at the Legion Community Hall.
Serving as Memorial Day speaker will be former Lennox resident Chet Whitney (known as Bryan in Lennox) who now lives in Sioux Falls. Bryan was born in Lennox in 1933 to parents Chet and Frances (Wierenga) Whitney. The family, which included two sisters, Mavis and Carey, lived in Canton for some years but returned to Lennox after World War II. Bryan finished high school in Lennox in 1951.

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More choices at the pump
You only have to look around to know that you are in ethanol country, with corn growing in area fields and steam rolling from POET Biorefining—Chancellor. It can be seen from miles around. Most people have grown accustomed to filling their cars and trucks with a 10% ethanol blend, but now there are more options for those who want to support the ethanol industry further. The State of South Dakota and the Federal government have offered grants to encourage service station owners to put in blender pumps.
Dave’s Service Center located on North Main has just completed installing the new gasoline blender pumps. The new pumps will allow customers to select their choice of gasoline, from gasoline with 0% ethanol to gasoline blended with 10, 20, 30 or 85 percent ethanol.
Dave Severson, owner of the service station, recently completed construction to bring the station to code for ethanol. To accomplish that, new pipes and connections had to be installed underground.
Severson explained that he has a tank of unleaded fuel and a tank of E85; the fuel becomes blended at the pump. He has a designated hose for unleaded, ethanol-free gas; a designated hose for 10% ethanol; and another hose for E20, E30 or E85 blends.
“You punch the button to select what you want for a blend,” said Severson.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

News preview for May 15th, 2014

Lennox High School Class of 2014
Sixty-nine graduates received their diplomas at Lennox High School’s 2014 Commencement exercises held on Saturday. Read full story here.

Phillip Fett sworn in as new council member
Lennox City Council met on Monday night at 7 p.m.  The meeting began with approval of minutes, claims and payroll report.
Engineer Eric Willadsen, speaking on behalf of Rowan and Carol Doorn, gave an update on Lenkota Acres, stating that Lincoln County had given approval of the rezoning of the property to rural residential. He explained that the Doorns had scaled down the project. They asked the council to consider the plans as a rural subdivision. Read full story here.

School Board approves bid for the Chancellor School Property 
The Lennox School District Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 12th. The board made a couple of changes to the agenda, moving “math adoption” from action to discussion and removing the executive session. After the new agenda was approved, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved, and the financial reports and claims were approved as presented. Read full story here.

Worthing decides to allow chickens, rabbits in city limits 
The Worthing City Commission approved the second reading of the chicken ordinance at their May 7 meeting. Read full story here.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

News preview for May 8th issue…

Top Students to be featured speakers at Saturday graduation

Lennox High School will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the high school gymnasium. As the Class of 2014 prepares for commencement, the top two students are preparing their speeches for the event. Audra Meyer has been named the class Valedictorian. Katelyn Hinker is the class Salutatorian.
“Audra and Katelyn exemplify what all students should strive to be at the conclusion of their high school career,” said LHS Principal Tim Raabe. “They have enriched our activity programs through their participation while holding academic excellence as a priority.  They are truly leaders as demonstrated through their thoughts, words, and deeds.”
Audra attributes her academic success to her parents, Kathy and Doug Meyer.

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Safe Routes to School program provides safety class, bikes, helmets to elementary students

On April 30, 35 surprised and happy elementary students were presented with new TREK bikes and helmets, 60 students were given helmets and each student received a Lennox Orioles water bottle. This event was made possible with Lennox Elementary’s participation in the South Dakota Safe Routes to School program. 
Students in grade JK to 5th grade were asked to write a persuasive essay telling why they needed or deserved a new bike.  Once all of the essays were collected, a team of teachers read through them and decided who the bikes would be rewarded to.  Two students from each classroom were selected.

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