The Lenox Time Table Area News

City looks at options in paying million dollar natural gas bill

The Lenox City Council discussed several options on how to pay for extremely high natural gas bill in February at their February 22 meeting. The council also approved the first reading to change parking on Ohio Street, approved a wastewater operator agreement with the City of Bedford, agreed to be the fiscal sponsor for the…

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Lenox High School Speech Team

February 23 The Lenox High School Speech Team competed via Zoom at The Pride of Iowa Speech Contest on February 23. Ten team members participated at POI, coming away with two Outstanding Performer awards, eleven I (excellent) ratings, and two II (good) ratings.Senior Skye Bartlett (storytelling) and junior Sidney Wardlow (poetry) were named Outstanding Performers…

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Changes to reporting COVID positive case; quarantine rules

by Crystal Drake Taylor County Public Health Administrator During the early months of the pandemic, Iowa Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) reported the number of new positive COVID-19 case-patients and positivity rate daily. They looked at many of the state’s metrics on a daily basis. At that time, understanding the characteristics of the people being…

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Lenox Art Show

Students showcased their talent at the Lenox Junior High/Senior High Art during Parent/Teacher Conferences last Tuesday and Thursday at Lenox School.

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New office hours for LMU starting March 8

Lenox Municipal Utilities Board approved a change in office hours, water rate study, customer support agreement for the generator, and asked for direction on where to spend the economic dollars available at their February 11 meeting. The board approved the resignation of Brooke Pafford effective March 5. Office employees Jamie Brown and Trisha Mains did…

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Debbie Larson Photography grows from hobby to national recognition

Debbie Larson has gone from taking pictures as a hobby to having her photos featured in national magazines that in just three short years. Debbie’s Lenox senior photos of Jordan England and Cullen Wood, along with five other area seniors were recently chosen to be featured in Senior Year magazine. Debbie’s photos were chosen out…

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Zabel Retires after 43 years at ISSB

Gary Zabel retired as Lenox Branch President of Iowa State Savings Bank on December 31st. Zabel started working at the bank as a part time teller in high school and has dedicated 43 years of service to the bank. Zabel’s primary focus was on agricultural lending. ISSB Executive Vice President, Kevin Stewart, stated “Gary was…

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