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Lenox Community Trust Awards $ 6,000 for local Grants
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The member of the Lenox Community Trust met on January 20th to hear presentations from 6 grant applicants looking to fund various projects in our community. It has been a long standing function of the Lenox Community Trust to select projects that will affect as many of the local residents and improve our community. There…

Legislative coffee addresses education, I Will, broadband
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The second legislative coffee for 2020 was held at the Lenox City Hall on Friday, Feb. 21. State Representative, Cecil Dolecheck, 24th House District and Mark Costello, State Senator, were present to give an update on the happenings at the state capitol. Dolecheck, in his 12th term, is on the education committee. They passed the…

Lenox School District voters to decide on $9.94 million bond issue at March 3 election
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Residents in the Lenox School District will vote on a $9.94 million bond issue at a special election on Tuesday, March 3. Projects would include additional classrooms, replacing roof and windows, auxiliary gym, weight/wrestling room, shop, football stadium updates, addition for locker rooms, concessions, and storage. Estimated costs of the projects: -new elementary roof, new…

Reporting problems plague Democratic caucus results
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Once the dust settled and final results were released for Iowa’s 2020 Caucus, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders were both considered winners. Reporting problems plagued results for the Democratic candidates. Final state results were finally tallied on Friday and showed that Buttigieg won with 564 state delegate equivalents (SDE) over Sanders who had 562. However,…

Speech Team competed at Creston
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The Lenox High School Speech Team competed at the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Events Speech Contest held at Creston High School on January 25.  Seven Lenox entries received Division “I” (excellent) ratings, and three entries received Division “II” (good) ratings. Performers with “I” ratings will advance to the IHSSA State Large…

Council approves 20-year Comprehensive plan
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The Lenox City Council set their date for the public hearing for their budget, approved a 20-year comprehensive plan, and received an update on a stabilization project at the golf course at their January 27 meeting. Allison Kitzman, city administrator, presented a proposed budget for the 2020-2021 year with a maximum tax levy of $11.70178.…

Healthy Hometown audit addresses improving walkability, sense of place
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The Lenox community is embarking on a program called Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark. A Master Plan was developed for Lenox with a vision: “Lenox is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community that takes pride in working together, a strong education system, and its opportunities allowing residents to be physically active, have access to healthy…

Clearfield native named Animal Science Chair at ISU
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Daniel Thomson has been named the new chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Dr. Thomson is an internationally known leader, researcher and instructor in animal health management, animal welfare and beef cattle production. He has been serving as the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University…

Reflecting back on 2019
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As we enter the New Year, the Lenox Time Table looks back over the happenings in 2019. Luke Ramsey won his first Division 5 national championship. He celebrated with his crew and family in Charlotte, North Carolina in December. Steve Hill, son of Edwin and Elba Hill, who has been a tennis pro for 40…

Reldon Huntington retires from Lenox FD
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Reldon Huntington closed out the 2019 year by hanging up his hat as an active Lenox fireman after serving the fire department for more than 40 years. Reldon joined the department in 1974. At that time, the department had about 20 firemen and the fire station was located where Dr. Sawyer’s office was in later…

The Lenox Time Table Sports

Hoakison On to State
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By Tyler Peterson Lenox junior Chelsey Hoakison does something no other young lady at Lenox has done before. She is a District Champion Bowler and is headed to state! Hoakison dominated her field bowling her best sets of the year that catapulted her to the state meet. The State Bowling meet is set for Monday,…

Venteicher, Whipple Bring Home Medals
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By Jason Bucher Last week Bedford/Lenox wrestlers Drew Venteicher (170 lbs) and Devin Whipple (285 lbs) competed in State Wrestling at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. Both wrestlers finished their season standing on the podium to cap off all of their hard work. Venteicher entered the tournament with a 44-0 record and ranked 4th in…

Lenox Basketball Heads to the Offseason
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By Tyler Peterson After taking down Pride of Iowa Conference rival Bedford in the first round of the Girls Regional Basketball tournament our Lady Tigers traveled to Leon to take on another POI foe, Central Decatur. The top seeded Cardinals had beaten the Tigers previously in the year and proved why they were seeded number…

Boys Basketball Heads to the Post Season
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By Tyler Peterson The Tiger boys basketball team fell twice this past week to end the regular season, and look forward to the postseason. Monday the Tigers traveled to Stanton and fell 25-79. It was a tough night scoring for all the Tigers as the Vikings kept them off balance all game. Friday was a…

Bedford/Lenox second Place Finish
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                By Jason Bucher The road to Wells Fargo started on Saturday, February 8th at Guthrie Center with Class 1A Sectional 13 wrestling. The Bedford/Lenox team had nine athletes compete with four of them winning their bracket to advance to districts in Underwood on Saturday, February 15th. The…

Double Dual at Mt. Ayr
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By Jason Bucher The Bedford-Lenox wrestling squad traveled to Mt. Ayr on Thursday, January 30th for a double dual with the host team and Maryville. Bedford-Lenox fell to the host team by a score of  42-33. Bedford-Lenox Finishes Third On Saturday, February 1st the Bedford-Lenox squad wrestled their last tournament before sectionals begin on Saturday,…

Tiger Boys Back in the Win Column
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By Tyler Peterson The Lenox boys basketball team’s week was nearly identical to the ladies as the boys lost their first two road games of the week before returning home to get a much needed victory. Tuesday the Tigers traveled to Mount Ayr and fell to the Raiders 76-26. Mount Ayr scored an unheard of…

Tiger Athletes Represent Well In All-District/All-Conference
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All-District Football and All-Conference Volleyball teams were released this past week, and Tiger athletes represented themselves, their teams, and our community very well. In Volleyball it was Junior Tyra Stoaks and Senior Kayla Yzaguirre headlining for the Lady Tigers. Stoaks was a Unanimous First-Team selection as a Hitter, and one of just five players in…

Volleyball Heads to the Postseason
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The Tiger young men traveled to Lamoni on Friday and ran into a buzz saw dropping to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in the district. The Demon’s of Lamoni held the Tigers to season lows in rushing, and also forced a season high three turnovers to hand Lenox their second loss in district play and season. Lamoni…

Tigers Fall to Warhawks
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The Lenox Time Table Obituaries

02–26-2020 Lila Mae (Tyrrel) Barker
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Lila Mae (Tyrrel) Barker was born September 13, 1935 to Nova Vernon and Vesta (Walters) Tyrrel.  Lila graduated from Mount Ayr High School. On December 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Edward Barker.  To this union two sons were born: Rusty Lavernon and Lonny Lee. Lila was a member of the United…

02-12-2020 Glen Jackson
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Glen Jackson,81 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Glen Jackson, age 81, formerly of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Des Moines was held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Interment at the North Fairview Cemetery in…

February 05, 2020 George Davis, 79
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George Davis, 79 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for George Davis, age 79, of Lenox, who passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston after a short battle with cancer, was held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was held…

01-15-2020 Bonnie T. French
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Bonnie T. French A funeral service to celebrate Bonnie French’s life of love, honor, and devotion was held at 2:00PM Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Presbyterian Church, 405 West Michigan, Lenox. Bonnie was born April 28, 1943 and she went to be with her Lord and Savior January 12, 2020. Arrangements were entrusted to…

Earl (Hank) Garner, 84
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Earl (Hank) Garner, 84 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Earl (Hank) Garner, age 84, of Lenox, who passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, was held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was held one hour prior to services. Memorials be given in his name. Interment…

December 18, 2020 Carolyn Kay Mauderly
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Carolyn Kay Mauderly A Memorial Service for Carolyn Kay Mauderly is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, with visitation at 10 AM, followed by the memorial service at 11 AM at Cummings Family Funeral Home, with a reception to follow at Faith Baptist Church in Bedford. Jeff Cummings will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to…

12-11-2019 Donna Smithson, 81
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Donna Smithson, 81 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Donna Smithson, age 81, of Lenox, who passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa was held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Visitation was Monday at the Ritchie Funeral Home from 3…

Jake Larson, 90
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Jake Larson, 90 Visitation for Jake Larson, age 90, of Lenox, Iowa will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with the family greeting friends. Private family interment of ashes will be held at a later date in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. In…

Margery Carruthers Lemon, 88
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Margery Carruthers Lemon, 88 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Margery Carruthers Lemon, age 88, of Lenox, who passed away Saturday at the Lenox Care Center will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Lenox Christian Church. Visitation will be held at the church Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until service…

November 27
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Wayne Beck, 92 Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Wayne Beck, age 92, of Lenox, who passed away Monday at Creston Specialty Care will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Lenox. Visitation will be held Thursday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 3 to 7 with the…