The Lenox Time Table Area News

Take a virtual tour of 11 days at the Iowa State Fair

For many in Taylor County, August is a time to head to the Iowa State Fair for their last vacation of the summer. But with COVID-19 cases still on the rise across Iowa, organizers of the state fair made the difficult decision to cancel it this year, with the exception of 4-H and FFA livestock…

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Lenox Chamber plans Nine & Wine golf tournament

The Lenox Chamber Promotion and Bright Light committees have decided to host a Nine & Wine golf tournament on Saturday, August 22nd. This event will be a fun evening of nine holes of golf with appetizers and samples of wine, beer, and other adult beverages at each hole. A meal will be served after golfing…

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Lori Sleep is Democratic candidate for Taylor County Auditor

There will be a race for Taylor County Auditor in the November general election. Lori Sleep is a candidate on the Democratic ballot after being nominated at a special convention of the Taylor County Democratic committee. Lori, a rural Bedford resident, is currently employed at Precision Pulley in Corning as a Production Control Coordinator. She…

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Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Awards $400,000 for Innovation Projects and Housing Studies in Rural Communities Across Iowa

Today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced $400,000 in Rural Innovation grants and Rural Housing Assessment grants that have been awarded to 21 communities across the state. This is the inaugural round for the Rural Innovation and Rural Housing Assessment programs, which were developed in 2019 by the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The Rural…

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Lenox BB/SB Spectator Guidelines

Mandy Stoaks, Lenox Community School Athletic Director, has released the following guidelines for spectators attending Tiger baseball/softball games, as outlined by the state athletic association. Games begin June 15. General • bide by posted signage. • Be patient and use common sense. • Practice social distancing (limit groups to single households). • Accept personal responsibility…

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Meet the Candidates for District 1 Supervisor and County Sheriff

There are three races for county offices in the June 2 primary election. Questionnaires were sent to county candidates to publish between now and the election. This week will feature candidates for District 1 Supervisor and Taylor County Sheriff. Josh Weed, sheriff, is the sole candidate for that position. Charles Ambrose is currently serving as…

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Council agrees to hire engineering firm for trailer park; city cleanup set

The Lenox City Council agreed to hire an engineering firm for development of the former trailer park, set city-wide cleanup for May 26 through June 2, and approved to continue with Wellmark for employees’ health insurance at their May 11 meeting Allison Kitzman, city administrator, talked about two different ways they could use to develop…

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Lenox Municipal Utilities honored with national award for outstanding safety practices

Lenox Municipal Utilities has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned first award in the category for utilities with 6,140 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “Strong safety programs are essential to ensuring that electric utility employees are informed and trained on safe work…

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