2020 Bible Reading Marathon

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The 2020 Bible Reading Marathon will be held Saturday, July 18 and in the afternoon of Sunday, July 19. Volunteers will choose the time and place to read on those dates. Reading may be done in the home, yard, in a park, or other place of choice. This is a change from past years. The…

Stringtown Community Church Annual Fall Supper & Auction

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The Stringtown Community Church made the decision to postpone their Annual Fall Supper & Auction scheduled for August 7, 2020, until August 6, 2021. It is impossible to comply with all the current guidelines and host an auction in the church basement.  We could manage a supper,but will be a better decision to not try. …

Area Bible Fellowship offers Online VBS July 20-24

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Area Bible Fellowship in Clearfield will be offering an online Vacation Bible School this year on July 20-24. To register, email the church, by July 11, to [email protected] Area Bible Fellowship holds Sunday services each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Sunday School at 11:30 a.m. Nursery is provided.

Taylor County Primary Election Results (unofficial)

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Taylor County Election Results (unofficial) Winners in bold U.S. Senate Joni Ernst 858 Write-In 12  U.S Representative – District 3 David Young 616 Bill Schafer 314 Write-In 2  State Senator – District 12 Mark Costello 610 Richard Crouch 250 Write-In 5  State Representative – District 24 Cecil Dolecheck 863 Write-In 5  Board of Supervisors –…

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An old fashioned rodeo planned For 75th Lenox Rodeo
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The Lenox Stock and Saddle Club is busy getting ready for the 75th annual Lenox Rodeo July 23, 24, and 25 with plans to go back to the basics with an old fashioned event. Stock and Saddle Club members met on June 25 to discuss having the rodeo because of the Coronavirus. According to Allen…

Clearfield plans Fourth of July events with some changes
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The 67th annual Fourth of July parade will go on in Clearfield! Clearfield Lions Club made the decision to have their Fourth of July parade; however, the parade will be held a little later on July 4 and some activities will not be held this year due to the pandemic. Events kick off on July…

Lenox BB/SB Spectator Guidelines
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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…

Meet the Candidates for District 1 Supervisor and County Sheriff
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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…

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

Taylor County Farm Bureau Helps ‘Feed The Need’ By Donating To Local Food Pantries
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for many Iowans, including the most basic need of food security. To assist with the spike in demand at local food banks, the Taylor County Farm Bureau is donating $200.00 to the Taylor County Neighborhood Center Food Pantry and $200.00 to the Lenox Neighborhood Center Food Pantry to…

Lenox Municipal Utilities honored with national award for outstanding safety practices
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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…

Easter Eggs
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School board moves forward in Bidding elementary roof project
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The Lenox School Board held a lengthy meeting on Wednesday, April 8. They held three public hearings, approved the resignation of one teacher and hired a replacement, reviewed plans for updating elementary playground, approved list of 2020 seniors for graduation, and approved items dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The first hearing dealt with the 2020-2021…

CHI Health Adopts No Visitor Policy
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CHI Health will implement a “no visitor” policy at all of its hospital and clinic locations beginning Wednesday, April 1. This move comes in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region. CHI Health moved to one visitor limitations on March 27 while also implementing enhanced screening efforts of all visitors. While…

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Baseball Takes Win Streak to Eight
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The Lenox Tiger Baseball team have gotten things going on all cylinders lately and have rattled off eight straight wins. This week the Tigers took down Lamoni, Southwest Valley, Bedford, and Wayne. Offensively the Tigers scored an impressive 40 runs in four games this week. Monday the Tigers traveled to Lamoni and took down a Lamoni…

Michael Foods presents check to cover new software
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Michael Foods presented Lacey Vieux with Precious People a check for $3,000 to help cover the cost of a new daycare software program called HiMama. This program will make it easy to communicate with parents via the app, text or email. Parents can check in with their children securely from their mobile devices, track daycare…

Tiger Softball
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By Tyler Peterson The Lenox Tiger Softball team went three and two this past week beating Lamoni, Bedford, and Southwest Valley; and dropping games to Creston and Wayne. Monday the Tigers traveled to Lamoni and Tyra Stoaks followed up her record performance from the previous Friday night against East Union with a win in the…

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,…

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…

The Lenox Time Table Obituaries

07/07/2020 Karol Lynn “Mike” Bailey
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Karol Lynn “Mike” Bailey was born October 8, 1945, in Creston to George Franklin Bailey, Sr and Lucille Mae (King) Bailey.  She graduated from Clearfield High School in 1964.  During high school Mike played basketball, ran track, was a cheerleader, a member of the high school band and enjoyed watching Dwight play baseball. After graduation,…

06-17 Doris Key, age 88
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Doris Key, age 88 Private Family Graveside Celebration of Life Services for Doris Key, age 88, of Lenox, who passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston will be held at the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox/  Memorials be directed to the Hospice Home in Creston. Memories may be…

Elaine Elder, 86
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Elaine Elder, 86, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2020, in Savannah, Missouri, with her loving family by her side. Gertrude Elaine Forcade was born February 21, 1934 in Conway, Iowa to James Curtis and Mary Margaret Palmer Forcade. She grew up on the family farm outside Graham, Missouri and graduated from Graham High School.…

05/13/2020 Kevin Wallace Barker
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Kevin Wallace Barker, 86 years old, of Lenox, Iowa passed away peacefully Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home, in Creston, Iowa. Kevin Wallace Barker born October 30th, 1933 in rural Prescott, Iowa to Kenneth F. and Doris M. (Crowell) Barker.  He had four siblings:  Elene, Justine, Lonnie, and Bill.  He was…

05-06-2020 Norma Darylene Glass
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Norma Darylene Glass Norma Darylene (Rickert) Glass passed away on March 22, 2020 in her home. She was born May 11, 1944 to Howard Rickert and Leola (Kost) Rickert, in Leon, Iowa. Norma grew up and attended school at Mormon Trail (Humeston) and eventually graduated with her G.E.D. Norma married John Glass July 29, 1978…

Robert Lockhart
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Robert Lockhart, 84 Private Family Graveside Services for Robert Lockhart, age 84, of Lenox, who passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 will be held at the North Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Tim Maxa officiating. Open visitation will be held Wednesday at the Ritchie Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM. Due to Covid-19 the…

04-29-2020 Lois Brown, 95
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Private Family Graveside Celebration of Life Services will be held for Lois Brown, age 95, of Lenox, who passed away April 21, 2020 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Open visitation was held Friday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Due to Covid-19 there will be…

Connie Kay Asher
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Connie Kay Asher, daughter of Pearl (Bower) & Virgil Deardorff, Sr, was born June 29, 1939 at home south of Clearfield, Iowa. She arrived 5 minutes after her twin sister, Bonnie. Connie graduated from Redding High School with the class of 1957. Connie married Billy Mac Asher and to this marriage one son was born,…

Grady Maharry, 70
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Private Family Graveside Celebration of Life Services was held for Grady Maharry, age 70, of Lenox, who passed away April 21, 2020 at the Lenox Care Center. Open visitation was held Thursday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. Due to Covid-19 there will be no family present. Please…

04-22-2020 Paul Wilford Boone, 84
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Paul Wilford Boone, 84, Lenox Iowa, passed away peacefully at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, Iowa on April 10, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Paul was born August 10,1935 in Creston, Iowa to Maury and Edith (Proud) Boone. He was the youngest of four children. On September 12, 1958 Paul married Margaret…