More about The Lennox Independent newspaper and our company

The Lennox Independent is the official newspaper for the Cities of Lennox and Worthing, Lincoln County and the Lennox School District.


The Lennox Independent is published every Thursday and is available by subscription for $40 per year in South Dakota, $50 per year out of state. The Lennox Independent will arrive in your mailbox on Thursdays. It is also available for purchase for $1 in Lennox at Sunshine, Casey's, Cenex Total Stop; in Worthing at Blue Sky Junction; in Chancellor at Ampride; and in Tea at Sunshine, Get N Go, Cubby's and Casey's.


The Lennox office is located at 116 S. Main Street, Lennox, SD. Our office is open Monday — Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm and other hours by appointment. A drop box is available outside the door that allows you to securely leave any correspondence.


Lennox Independent is published by Independent Publishing, L.L.C., which is a family business, owned by Debbie Schmidt and her daughter, Kelli Bultena, located in Lennox. SD. The company boasts the longevity of 130 years of publishing with The Lennox Independent being established in 1884.  


In 2010 Independent Publishing, L.L.C. began publication of Tea Weekly, a weekly newspaper for the community of Tea. Tea Weekly is now an official newspaper for the Tea Area School District and the City of Tea.  This weekly newspaper has a readership of 1,900.


Our focus has always been, and continues to be, great, local news coverage—not only city council meetings and new business ventures, but local columnists, births, obituaries, weddings and plenty of coverage for the home teams. We believe all of this local news should be published free of charge.


Our Lennox Independent Staff includes:

Debbie Schimdt, Publisher / Business Manager

Kelli Bultena, Publisher / Advertising Manager

Anne Homan, News & Sports Editor

Crystal Rivers, Administrative Assistant

Wendy Sweeter, Reporter

Crystal Dickelman, Reporter

Contact us:

In Person: 116 S. Main Street, Lennox, SD 57039

By Mail: P.O. Box 76, Lennox, SD 57039

By Phone: 605-647-2284