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History of newspaper 130 years in print

A newspaper was started in Lennox soon after the general store, the blacksmith shop, hardware store and post office began operations. Founded in 1879 and named for a railroad executive’s private secretary, Lennox was not a particularly impressive settlement the following year when Will A. Clark made the first journalistic venture in this new community by founding the Dakota Democrat. He published only a few issues and then sold it to M.A. Fuller, who published the Democrat for a short time. In 1881, P.F. Hass came on the scene, assuming the role of editor of the Lennox newspaper and renaming it The Lincoln County Independent. Thus, the Independent was born, although it was to die and be reborn before assuming a permanent place in the community. Haas sold a part interest in the paper to J. E. Hazlitt, but this partnership was of very short duration and Haas again assumed sole ownership. Then another publisher entered the scene, George Conklin, who started an opposition paper known as the Lennox Star. When this happened, Haas decided the field was too crowded for two starving newspaper publishers and he suspended publication, moving to Marion. The Star was published for a short time before going out of business. For two years (1884-85) Lennox was without a newspaper. With the field open and his product more in demand than when he had left, Peter Haas returned to Lennox and resumed publication of the Independent. The earliest files of his paper on record are those for the year of 1886. The files for 1887 are also preserved, but those for the following years to 1907 have been lost. When Haas resumed publication of the Independent in 1886, he printed “Volume 3” on the nameplate, apparently considering the publication to be a resumption of the same paper he suspended two years earlier. So in 2014, we celebrate the 130th year of publication of The Independent. Little change was noted from week to week in the content of makeup of the 1886-87 issues. In fact, most of the ads remained the same and appeared in the same position throughout these two years. This week’s paper has been designed to replicate the look of those early Independent pages. The name of the Lennox paper was changed from Lincoln County to Lennox Independent some time previous to 1907. Haas remained as editor until 1891 when he sold to a group of businessmen desirous of establishing a Democratic party in Lennox. The leaders of this group were A.A. Freseman, Evert Curtis, and Wallace H. Curtis, the latter filling the post of editor-in-chief. Frank Noahr was employed as the printer during their “reign”, which lasted only a few weeks. The paper was sold to Mr. Noahr who continued to publish it as an independent newspaper until the fall of 1910. The Independent was sold to M. Travallie in 1910. In 1912, the business was moved to the basement of a new building, the building now occupied by Rob Huber (First Financial). The following year, after Wesley Smith (an instructor at the local school) bought a part interest, a modern, four-page Potter press was purchased. This press was their pride and joy and served the newspaper for 27 years. In 1913 the Independent boasted a circulation of 1,000. In 1917, Smith became sole owner of the Independent and continued Continued on page 3





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Lennox City Councilmen held their first regular meeting of the month on Monday night. The meeting began with approval of the agenda, minutes, claims, payroll report. Sam Bowers, representing the Park and Rec board, told council members that the Action Committee came to them asking if electricity could be installed at Evergreen Park. He told them he would bring it to the council. He also reported that a softball/ baseball field clean-up day will be scheduled. Bowers and Chad Wulf then discussed land acquisition for a possible pool site. The house by the pool was torn down and the second one is now for sale, they explained. In an effort to keep the pool centrally located and in the park, they thought that perhaps that might be considered as a possible site. Paul Jacobson thought perhaps the lot formerly owned by Fylling was now owned by the owners of the home that was for sale. Possible ideas brought up included buying the house and then renting it out until they were ready to build the pool or moving the house. “I like the idea of keeping everything there,” said Darin Olson. Mayor Wiebers agreed. “Food for thought,” he said. Under the finance officer report, Jerry Jones presented the council with a budget report by committee. With the year 25% done, most of the budgets were in good shape, he said. Jones also informed the council that public hearings were no longer required by law for renewal of on sale and off sale alcoholic beverage licenses. A couple of the licenses will soon be up for renewal. The finance officer’s report was approved. The surplus police car and 1997 ambulance bid openings then took place with one for the car and three for the ambulance. The bids for the ambulance included the following: Bid 1: $2,900 by Dennis Gundvaldson, Premier Electric; Bid 2: $3,000, by the Lennox Fire Department; and Bid 3: $4,000, by Robert Nelson, Lennox. Continued on page 6

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Monday night, the Lennox School District Board of Education voted to accept the building project bid from Hagedorn Construction with the alternate bid #1. This building project will be an addition to the current high school that will house the district’s 7th and 8th grade students. Superintendent Robert Mayer said, “The critical move here is Lennox Elementary.” He explained that kindergarten numbers after the recent kindergarten roundup were higher than anticipated, currently at 91 students including Junior Kindergarten. Mayer said the number could be 100 before school starts next fall. “The reason we’re building,” he explained, “is because of that trend.” A representative from Architecture Inc. was at the Board meeting to answer any questions. The representative explained the bus drop off area for the 7th and 8th grade addition came in lower than expected, yet the other add-on’s, such as the security entrance, and an extra AC cooler unit, came in higher. After discussion, the board approved the bid that included only the bus drop off as the add-on. Continued on page 6

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The annual Lennox Sundstrom FFA Chapter Banquet will be held on Monday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium. The chapter will be featuring awards and recognition for member’s accomplishments during the past year. Also, the Adult Support Group will be awarding $3,000 in scholarships to FFA Seniors. This year’s meal is highlighted by roast beef and cheesy potatoes. It is a free will donation event. All community supporters and Adult Support Group members are invited to attend. However a RSVP is needed by April 25 if you plan to attend. Contact Ann Brown at Lennox High to RSVP. The number is 6472203. You may also email Jim Wilson at

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T H AN K YOU By THE PUBLISHERS Our readers will notice a new look this week! We’ve replicated the look of one of the first Independent newspapers to celebrate our 130th year of publication. The newspaper office is filled with history and we are sharing just a bit of that with you this week. Although the ads are from current businesses, they have the same look as ads we saw in the Independent in 1886. News stories are current, but they, too, are typeset in a similar style of the early papers. We’ve also included a history of all of the owners of the paper through 130 years. We have deep respect and appreciation for all of the publishers who have come before us. Continuing to bring local readers the news of their community each and every week for 130 years, in good times and bad, has taken an incredible effort by many different publishers. None of the publishers of the Independent quite left their mark like the Hofer family, who owned and operated the paper from 1928 to 1992. Our family is celebrating our 17th year of ownership of the local newspaper and Verlyn Hofer has continued to encourage us every year. We want to take this opportunity to thank him and all of you for your great support. We’d like to thank all of the people who have ever written a story or column for us, our advertisers for trusting us to promote their business and thereby helping us with ours, and most of all, we’d like to thank our readers, all of our loyal subscribers and those who pick up a paper each week from the stands. Without the continued support from all of you, the local newspaper would not exist. As we continue to celebrate the Independent’s 130th Anniversary, we’ll be holding a special drawing each month throughout the year. You don’t need to enter to win, we’ll draw a name out of our list of subscribers and each month a different gift will be given away. This summer we will resume our “Popcorn and Paper” Wednesdays, offering free popcorn to anyone who comes in for a paper. It’s a great little treat in the middle of the week! Be sure to stop in. Once again, we thank all of you for making the 130th Anniversary of The Lennox Independent possible! We hope you will have as much fun looking through the paper this week as we had putting it together for you.

LOCAL SL ANT By VERLYN HOFER LAST GATHERING OF VET GROUP IS BITTERSWEET For the past couple decades a relatively small group of 14th Armored Division veterans of World War II who resided in the western part of the country gathered each spring in the Laughlin, NV-Bullhead City, AZ area to renew friendships and share memories. Along with family members, the old boys found something invigorating about these annual gatherings so they kept coming back each year until the sands of time seemed to be running out. We had always wanted to attend one of these spring gatherings down in the desert country but for some reason or other never made it until this past week. It was announced that this would be the last of such meetings so it was now or never. This writer and his better half knew we likely couldn’t make the journey on our own because of the necessary air and land travel arrangements. But with son Bill accompanying us, all went well and we got to see a few very old and dear friends. Yes, the number of attendees has steadily dwindled through the years so there were only three of us vets on hand, the other 11 attending being family members and friends of the old 14th Armored Division which performed so valiantly in the liberation of Europe seven decades ago. Through the years many of us vets had kept track of one another through our 14th AD Association and our publication, The Liberator. It had been most enjoyable meeting old buddies at annual national and regional reunions held in various parts of the country but most of those comrades were now gone or can no longer travel.

That, we suppose, is what seemed to make it imperative that we travel out to Nevada for this one last gathering there. Up until a few years ago we would drive over to La Crosse, WI each early summer for a Midwestern gathering of 14th AD vets, but like similar groups in the Northeastern and Southeastern states, the sands of time decreed that we disband. There will be at least one more national reunion but no one knows right now if that will be the last. As we gathered for our evening meal last Wednesday evening, there was a feeling of sadness as the three old vets—Joe, Gus and Verlyn—sensed that this might well be the last time that we, along with the others gathered with us, would meet at such an event. The tough sergeant we knew who later was awarded a battlefield commission could not prevent showing his emotions. Gruff as we may have thought him to be, Gus shed a few tears as did Joe and yours truly. It was the end of an era. But the memories live on and it is with a grateful heart that we look back on these many years of association with our comrades of the “greatest generation.” Those memories are riveting, calling to mind the young men who did not return home with us from the war, and the many who did but have since answered their final taps. At this point we don’t know if we will get to attend another 14th AD reunion, but we do have our memories and will do our best to stay in contact with the diminishing number of old comrades who helped give our life a dimension which no one else could have. It’s been a long, and sometimes trying, journey but one we’re glad we made.

L OO KIN G BAC K By VERLYN SCHMIDT Looking Back in the files of The Lennox Independent for April 17th 10 years ago-April 2004 After a year in the Middle east, 20-year old Jessica Payer is back home with her family in Lennox. Jessica found it hard to watch the news since returning home. She’s also finding it hard to hear people’s opinion on whether or not we should be in Iraq. Ryan Weisenbach has returned to Iraq for his second tour. His first tour lasted 5 months and this second tour should last 12 to 18 months. Ryan is a member of the 68th Chemical Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. A new banner was installed on Lennox’s Main Street The banner says “The community of Lennox --established 1879” followed by the city’s motto, “A Proud Past and a Promising Future.” 25 years ago-April 1989 Three first place state winners in the Newspapers in Education, represented the Lennox School District. The state winners were: Christi Hill, Heather Raabe, and Julie Hindbjorgen. The teachers of the students winning were: Lois Wells, Marilyn Hoelscher and Twyla Sine. More than a dozen committees have been working on plans and arrangements for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Lennox Second Reformed Church. Jean Welch of Lennox was nominated by the Lennox Women’s Bowling Association for the Meritorious Service Award which is given by the South Dakota State Women’s Bowling Association. 50 years ago-April 1964 George Glenn Geiken, local street and water commissioner, last week attended the biennial water operators course held at south Dakota state College in Brookings. As temperatures reached 80 degrees for a new high this season, heavy snow and drifting occurred in the northwest part of the state. At a pretty candlelighted ceremony in First English Lutheran church on Saturday evening. April 11, and in the presence of 225 guests, Miss Lorna Tronson became the bride of Albert Iken. The double-ring service was performed by Rev. Gilbert Singer. Arlan Hagena and Dennis Snell were chosen to represent Lennox at the 1964 Boys’ State. 75 years ago-April 1939 A recent visitor to Lennox was impressed with the number of distinguished gentlemen about town. We can imagine that beards, which are worn by a good number of the masculine members, was the reason for the complimentary comment. Our small towns have reached their cross roads. They will live and grow, or decay and vanish according to the spirit, ideals and visions that imbue and motivate their citizenry. Thank of your hometown, its past and present and what you can do to help build its future. Dr. J.F. Shaeffer writes that he has been transferred to Fort Crook at Omaha, Nebr. “Doc” says he wished he was in Lennox at the present time “because I never did

care much about shaving my whiskers every day”. 100 years ago-April 1914 The Easter Cantata given by the Methodist and Lutheran Churches Sunday evening proved a great success. Henry Skie received a shipment of several bushels of blue grass seed Tuesday and will sow about fifty acres this spring. Lennox keeps on growing. Three new families have moved here in the past month. There will be a land seekers excursion into Canada on May 6th for the sum of $20.00 round trip. Now is the time to look into the Saskatchewan district.

T O T HE E DIT OR TAKE IT BACK! To The Editor, I came to Lennox last December to talk with you about my grave concern over the way our government has been taken over by power and privilege, and to see whether you shared my concern. Our democracy was created for us by Thomas Jefferson, and protected for us by Abraham Lincoln and generations of our own sons and daughters. But over the last 30 years big money has literally taken over our government and turned it more and more against us in smaller states and communities. I am working 24/7, traveling to every nook and cranny of South Dakota, because I want to talk with you about how we can take back our government and put it back to work for us, instead of always just them. You tell me, why is it impossible for us to drive big money out of our Congress? The ninety-nine percent of us who are not super wealthy, and live all over America, have the same one vote as the one percent who live in Manhattan and control the Wall Street empire. Senators elected by big money give massive tax breaks and handouts to the powerful, then cut your Medicare to pay for it. We do not need to put up with that. Government, when it is truly controlled by us, is the only thing with the power to stand up to and stop the powerful and the privileged. I came to Lennox and will be back, because I think this really matters and hope we can talk it over together soon. Rick Weiland Rick Weiland is a Sioux Falls small businessman and the Democratic candidate for Senate.


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SELECTING A CAPITAL LOCATION They were picnicking in Pierre, having fun at Frankfort and raising a racket at Redfield. So wrote a newspaper headline writer in describing efforts to select a new location for the capital of Dakota Territory. When the territorial legislature met in 1883, a bill was introduced to locate the capital in Huron rather than Yankton, which had served as capital since 1862. This opened the door for other communities to send representatives to Yankton to present their case for being the capital. A nine-member commission was appointed to locate the site of a new capital. Of the nine commission members, five were from the southern part of the territory, one member was from the Black Hills area and three were from the northern part of the territory. The commission was to meet in Yankton and organize by electing officers. It was to select by at least a majority vote a suitable site for a capital based on its accessibility from all portions of the territory and its general fitness for a capital. Towns had to guarantee $100,000 cash and 160 acres of land in order to be considered. Yankton residents were unwilling to give up their town being the seat of government without a fight. Commissioners were aware that an attempt would be made in Yankton to prevent the commission from organizing. They boarded a train furnished by the Milwaukee Road in Sioux City, Iowa, and started for Yankton sometime after midnight on April 3, 1883. “The speed was so timed that we arrived at Yankton just as the sun was rising … It is needless to say that the sheriff had no opportunity to board the train and serve papers, if he had any. As the train left Yankton, one long blast of the whistle of our locomotive was sounded. This was the first intimation the people of Yankton had of our visit,” commission member Burleigh Spaulding (also known as Spalding) wrote in a series of newspaper articles published in 1932. As this “Capital on Wheels” passed through Yankton, the commission elected officers and moved to receive proposals from towns interested in becoming the capital. Bids were received from Mitchell, Canton, Ordway, Aberdeen, Redfield, Frankfort, Pierre and Huron in what is now South Dakota and from Steele, Bismarck and Odessa in what is now North Dakota, according to state historian Doane Robinson. Traveling by train, the commission visited each town that hoped to be named the territory’s capital. “At each we were entertained at, at least, one very elaborate banquet,” Spaulding wrote. “I recall that at Frankfort there was no settlement of any size and at Odessa, in North Dakota, there was nothing but a platted city and one building.” A newspaper correspondent traveling with the commission described Ordway thus: “Ordway has a marked advantage by common consent, over any other competing point. She lies on a high table-land, 20 feet above the Elm river, which environs her on two sides, and has the site for a city of 50,000 people. The Northwestern railroad runs through here, while the Milwaukee is only three miles away, and the enthusiastic citizens claim that the town is bound to be the railroad center of this section.” Aberdeen’s residents “did the honors to the visitors in fine style,” the correspondent wrote, “entertaining them at the Sherman House, a large three-story frame hotel, and driving them around the town, to take in her special advantages as a capital location.” At Pierre, the commission was greeted by the music played by the military band from Fort Sully. “Pierre is a unique town, larger in her mind and in her hopes than in reality, but really having a glorious future, capital or no capital,” the newspaper correspondent wrote. Of Huron, the correspondent wrote, “It is booming (if the term is permissible in the western coun-

try) and while it has not very many substantial business buildings, it is compactly put together, and its residences inside and out, surpass anything I have yet seen in Dakota.” The last town visited was Bismarck. “I was candid in saying that Ordway possessed an exceptionally beautiful site. I was earnest when I pictured the advantages of Pierre’s location but after driving to the top of Bismarck’s capitoline hill, and to the entrancing strains of the Fort Keogh military band, drinking in the beauties which were visible in every direction my hat comes off,” the correspondent wrote. The commission agreed to meet on June 1, 1883, to select the new capital. The correspondent summarized the proceedings as, “Well, the agony is over and Bismarck, through all the shrewdness and persistency of Alex. McKenzie, and the stiff backing of the Northern Pacific, and her generous bid, and magnificent capitol site, has captured the prize in which nine of the best towns in Dakota have been striving in dead earnest for the past month.” It wasn’t until the 13th ballot that Bismarck received five votes – enough for a majority. McKenzie, a member of the commission, was the sheriff of Burleigh County and the political agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Many believed that territorial Gov. Nehemiah Ordway also played a role in locating the capital in Bismarck. Those who believed the commission was illegal brought a court case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The matter was never settled, however, because statehood was granted before a decision was made. The cornerstone for the new territorial capital was laid on September 1883. Bismarck’s time as territorial capital was short-lived, however. Statehood was granted to North Dakota and South Dakota on Nov. 2, 1889. Instead of the fight being for the territorial capital, the stage was set for a state capital site battle. This moment in South Dakota history is provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Find us on the web at Contact us at info@ to submit a story idea.

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as editor and publisher for three years. In 1920, he sold to William Berens, a former publisher of the Worthing Enterprise. L. P. Bartell was employed as assistant editor and manager. Definite changes and improvements were made during the two years Berens edited the paper. The front page was well composed with one- and two column heads, devoted mostly to news. The display advertising was also greatly improved in appearance. In 1922, Thomas H. Medley purchased the Independent. He continued in business until 1928 when he sold out to Edward Hofer, the Davis Eagle publisher, whose Davis office had been destroyed by a tornado the month before. The Independent found stability in the hands of the Hofer family. Ed Hofer was 29 years old when he purchased the local paper. He served as editor and publisher for over 50 years with assistance from his wife, Cora, and son Verlyn. Verlyn began following in his father’s footsteps from the age of 12, when he started working in the family’s print shop. “Dad put me on the payroll for $1,” Verlyn recalls. He continued to help at the publication and print shop part time through high school. Wednesday was, and still is, the day the paper gets printed. As a high school senior, Verlyn took one day off from school each week—Wednesday to help put the paper together. “We worked like heck on Wednesdays to get the paper out,” he says. “Wednesday was always a big deal.” After graduation, Verlyn joined the Army, serving in France during World War II with the 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion of the 14th Armored Division in 1944 and 1945. He was among the veterans honored last year by the grateful French government with the French Legion of Honor medal. Verlyn was also awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service. Upon his return to the States, Verlyn studied journalism at South Dakota State University and Augustana College. In 1948, he returned to work full time at the Independent as editor and co-publisher with his father, Ed. Verlyn assumed sole ownership of the publication in the early 1980s. Verlyn’s wife, Mary, and their children—sons Doug, Bill, and Dave, and daughter Becky—all helped with the paper. “The whole time I worked here, it was a family affair, just like it is now,” Verlyn said. “Some of the best memories I have are connected to the paper and the people that worked on it with me.” Operations at the paper remained much the same until 1975, the dawn of computers. “There was a lot of manual labor required before computers. Technology has changed the business so much,” Verlyn said. He recalls setting type by hand and says the one-inch thick lead form used to create each of the paper’s pages weighed about 100 pounds. Before the paper was run through the press for printing, a pressman had to lift 150 pounds of blank paper onto the press. After printing, the lead was melted to be reused for the next issue. “It was a lot of work,” Verlyn said, noting that it was normal to work until midnight on Wednesdays to finish the paper. “I was always a night owl and I still am,” he said, which came in handy when he was working six days and at least three late nights each week. “Dad’s greatest joy was Wednesday nights when the presses starting running,” he remembers. “It was nice when I could finally take a Saturday off when computers came along.” “The first computer we used was a Compugraphic typewriter,” Verlyn continued. “After you typed the


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some articles explaining what the Internet was,” remembered Debbie. “Now, every paper is connected to the Internet in a myriad of ways.” “We began by pasting up our pages and driving them to our printers in Madison,” she continued. “Now, every page is completed on the computer and uploaded to our printers without ever leaving the office.” W h i l e technology Kelli Bultena has made many things easier for the staff, it’s also put everything on a faster pace. People want their news quickly and The Independent has tried to accommodate them by having a complete online edition, and keeping readers informed of fast breaking news via Facebook and Twitter. “Still, my heart is with the print edition, and there is nothing I like better than seeing our paper come back from the printers,” admitted Debbie. “And I especially like the fact that the Lennox Independent has been owned and operated by local families since its beginning 130 years ago.”


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Kelli, ‘If you will stay and work with me, we’ll try to buy the paper.’” She agreed and that began a partnership that has lasted 17 years. Debbie and her husband, Verlyn, purchased the paper from Kris in 1997. All four of their daughters— Ami, Kelli, Anne, and Jessica—have worked at the paper. In 2010, their daughter, Kelli Bultena, became a full partner. Debbie and Kelli formed Independent Publishing L.L.C. in 2010 and publish The Debbie Schmidt Lennox Independent, Tea Weekly, and the Worthing Enterprise. “It has been a privilege to work with my mom and sisters, and the many other talented individuals who have been on staff here over the past 17 years,” said Kelli. Anne Homan, who joined full time in 2001, is the Sports Editor for both weekly papers. Erica Gaspar, who joined the staff in 2012, is the lead reporter. Wendy Sweeter writes for the Worthing Enterprise. The Independent has seen a lot of changes in the past 17 years, most notably in technology. “When we first began, we ran


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paper, The Corsica Globe, covering the local school board and writing feature stories.” Kris’ husband Richard is engaged in the livestock industry as manager of a large sow farm near Corsica. Their oldest son Jordan is 20-yearsold and will graduate this May at Mitchell Technical Institute with a degree in Architectural Design and Building Construction. Their twin sons, Jamie and Jon, are 17-yearsold and juniors in Corsica High Kris VanZee School. They keep busy with their few head of cattle and herd of goats. “Congratulations to the Lennox Independent and its rich history in the community of Lennox,” added Kris. Kris provided Debbie Schmidt’s first venture into The Lennox Independent, hiring her as a proof-reader while her youngest daughter was in preschool. “Gradually, I took on more and more duties at the newspaper,” said Debbie. “My daughter Kelli began an internship at the Independent. As she neared graduation, Kris was ready to sell the newspaper. I told



words, an image went onto photo paper, and that went through a development process and it came out as a long sheet of paper. It was the first major change since hot lead Linotype,” he said. Verlyn fulfilled the same roles of editor and publisher for nearly as long as his dad before selling the paper to Dick Bordewyk and his sister, Kris (Bordewyk) VanZee in 1992. As VerVerlyn Hofer lyn Hofer approaches his ninth decade, his writing still appears in the paper in the form of a local interest column, the “Local Slant.” He says he’ll keep writing for as long as possible and appreciates ideas and suggestions. He also serves as the editor of the Army publication “The Liberator,” which is printed twice a year. Verlyn continues to visit the Lennox Independent office at least once a week, often bearing the gift of a news tip or two for the current staff. Kris Van Zee served as publisher/ editor from March 1992 until April 1997. One of the highlights during the time Kris was in Lennox was the opportunity to “rub elbows” with members of the national press corps when then-first lady Hillary Clinton hosted a national healthcare roundtable in Lennox High School in 1994. “To get my press pass to the event, I first had to pass a Secret Service background check,” she said. “In addition to having a press pass, I was also given special privileges as I represented the local newspaper and was allowed to go places with Hillary that morning as she toured Main Street and the local clinic. “All of this happened just 11 days after the birth of my first son Jordan. My heart was torn between my newborn and covering a national news event. But, how often do the First Lady and her entourage of followers and press come to Lennox?” The VanZees left Lennox in 1997, just a year after their twins were born, but Kris has fond memories of her time spent in Lennox. “I will always remember the people I worked with and met during our short stay,” she said. “I remember Lennox as having a strong sense of community and a great Main Street, even with its close proximity to Sioux Falls.” Today, the VanZees are living on an acreage just outside of her hometown of Corsica, SD. Kris works as an insurance agent for BW Insurance Agency, Inc. “I haven’t altogether forgotten my first love …,” she admits. “I also do some writing for our local news-

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Hofer, Ruth Jibben, and Lyla Wiebesiek. Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Juliette (Doug) Skie, Centennial, CO and Dave (Maureen) DeBoer, Sioux Falls, eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; siblings: Inez Kuborn, Rapid City and Orval Winterboer, Sioux Falls and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services held for life-long resident Vera DeBoer Fritz, 96 died Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center. Memorial services were held at First English Lutheran Church in Lennox on April 12. Officiating was Rev. Hugh Brewer. Music was provided by organist Leslie Fylling and soloists Brad Winterboer and Nicole Winterboer. Honorary pallbearers were Gris DeBoer, Tammy Odegaard, Ann Westra, Jill Kostelecky, Patty Fowler, Kristen Skie, Lindsay Carlson and Allison DeBoer. Interment was in the Lennox Cemetery. Vera Angeline Winterboer was born on July 14, 1917 on a farm near Chancellor, SD the daughter of Henry and Anna (Highstreet) Winterboer. She attended Middleton rural school #19 and graduated from Chancellor High School in 1936. She worked as a sales clerk in Lennox for 35 years at C & L Clothing and then Beaches. On October 2, 1938 she was united in marriage to John DeBoer at Canton, SD. The couple lived in Canton and Sioux Falls before moving to Lennox in 1948. John died on August 4, 1972. She later married Harvey Fritz on August 13, 1979. Harvey died December 4, 1991. Vera was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, where she was active in Women’s Bible Study and a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Lennox Senior Citizens and the Lennox Legion Auxiliary where she held the offices of President, Secretary and Historian. In her spare time Vera enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking and gardening. In the 1980’s she won the Lennox Women’s Bowling Tournament with partner Alberta Jacobson. She and several of her friends were named Fans of the Year for her attendance and enthusiastic support of Lennox Boys and Girls Basketball teams. Besides her parents and husbands, Vera was preceded in death by son, Jack DeBoer on November 11, 1972, grandson Craig DeBoer on August 8, 1994 and siblings Leland Winterboer, Isabella Moerke, Lois

Services held for World War II veteran Warren Harm Weeldreyer (WHW) was born March 10, 1921 to Herman L. and Gertie (Cassens) Weeldreyer at Chancellor, South Dakota. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 10, 2014 in his home. Services were held Monday, Apr. 14 at Chancellor Reformed Church. Warren attended country school and soon after graduation began working as a hired farm hand in an effort to save the family farm. He served in the Army during World War II. After his discharge he worked in a wire mill in Sterling, Illinois before deciding to enroll at Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years. Dr. Billy Graham was president of the college at that time. In 1951 Warren returned to Chancellor and was employed at Kortemeyer Hardware Store. He also started farming. On February 11, 1953 he married the love of his life, Luetta Friese. They made their home on a farm northwest of Chancellor. In 1974 they purchased a farm south of Lennox and resided there until retiring and moving to Lennox in 1997 into a home built by their sons. Warren drove school bus for Lennox schools for several years and farmed until he was 75 years old. He was an active and faithful member of Chancellor Reformed Church. He served on consistory, taught Sunday school, was Sunday School Superintendent, sang in choir and even sang in a men’s quartet. He was a member of Gideons International, Lennox Senior Citizens Center and Chancellor American Legion.

Warren loved carpentry and wood working. He made many wood items for his children, friends and often for Vacation Bible School. He also loved playing cards and played a mean game of Spades. He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Warren was a good husband, a good provider for his family and was faithful to his Lord. He leaves to mourn, his wife Luetta of 61 years and 6 children Leon (Karen) Weeldreyer of Lennox; Lynette (Tim) Waugh of Atlanta, Georgia; Kent (Denise) Weeldreyer of Sioux Falls; Julie (Rick) Timmer of Edgerton, Minnesota; Sherri (Kevin) Jones of Prior Lake, Minnesota; and Arlyn (Shannon) Weeldreyer of Lennox. He also leaves 17 grandchildren Michael (Rachel) Weeldreyer; Becky (Michael) Van Roekel; Rachel (Jeremy) Van Heel; Kristin Weeldreyer; Eric (Jennifer) Waugh; Elisha (Jonathan) Lowe; Ben Weeldreyer; Kyle, Megan and Brady Timmer; Bethany, Hannah and Matthew Jones; Jordan, Taylor, McKenzie and Courtney Weeldreyer; along with 9 great grandchildren. Siblings include Hazel Hagen, Floyd (Leona), Lyle (Betty) Merle (Connie) and Audrey (Luverne) Mechels. Other survivors include sister-in-law Darlene Friese and brother-in-law Milt (Ruth) Martin along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Agnes (Eppo) Bartels, brother Arnold, father and motherin-law Louis and Etta Friese, brothers-in-law Melvin Hagen and Harold Friese, and sister-in-law Dorothy Martin.

NOTICE Lennox Cemetery Board members will be cleaning the cemetery on April 12th. All faded flowers and broken pots will be removed. Please remove flowers you wish to keep before April 12th. RELAY FOR LIFE FUND-RAISER Angels Among Us, the local Relay For Life team, will be holding a Quarter Craze Auction at the VFW in Sioux Falls, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and support this worthwhile event.


By HELEN GROEN Today is the day for the Easter Dinner at the Lennox Senior Citizen Center, so if you are in time, you want to be sure to get to the Center for a great meal. Next Wednesday, the 23rd, you have the opportunity to go to the Olde Town Theatre in Worthing to see the dress rehearsal for their new play. The Community Bus will take you if you need a ride. Cost is $2 for Senior Citizen member, $3 for non-members. This is a great opportunity so you won’t want to miss your chance to go. The play starts at 8:00. The bus will leave the Center at 7:15. If you want a ride be sure to call and make sure you have a spot on the bus. Blood Pressure screening is next Tuesday, the 22nd. Next Thursday, the 24th, will be bean bag toss game after the noon meal. Winning bowlers last Friday were Lil Gloe with a 192, Tony Groebner at 181, and Arley Peck and Margaret Rupert tied for 3rd with a score of 170 each. Lil was also the Progressive winner with 3 strikes and a score of 482. Barb Pederson came in 2nd with 2 strikes and a 477. Ed Ulfers had 3 strikes and a score of 455. Next Friday, the 25th, is our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea. So many of you help us out all year by giving of your time and talents so we want to say a small Thank You for all you do for the Center. Please try to get down and take part in the afternoon festivities. Our sympathy this week to the Warren Weeldreyer family. Warren was an active bowler for many years and enjoyed the fun of it. He will be missed. Thorns, Nails, Spears, Crowns “His holy fingers made the bough Which great the thorns that crowned His brow, The nails that pierced His hands were mined In secret places He designed. He made the forest whence there sprung The tree on which His body hung. He died upon a cross of wood Yet made the hill on which it stood. The spear which spilled His precious blood

Was tempered in the fires of God. The grave in which His form was laid Was hewn in rocks His hand had made. The throne on which He now appears Was His from everlasting years. But a new glory crowns His brow, And every knee to Him shall bow.” (selected from Pulpit Helps) Happy Birthday this week to Wilma Rippentrop Have a blessed Easter everyone.

C ha nc e llo r N e w s By Amy Abbas BIRTHDAYS: April 16: Merlyn Steever; April 17: Harvey Verens, Randy Arndt, Amber Hostetler; April 19: Dale Bultena, Elvera Feekas, Heath Ihnen; April 20: Jeff Plucker; April 22: Nathan Arndt CITY NEWS Thank you to everyone that was involved in the Easter Egg hunt that was held on Sunday. They had around 40 kids that attended it. The Easter bunny was even able to show up and have pictures with the kids. The kids enjoyed looking for eggs and candy. Thank you to everyone who helped clean up the park. If you are coaching a team out of Chancellor please send me a schedule or drop it off at the Ampride so I am able to put in the paper.






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airy sacred selection. Wade In the Water is a well known traditional Spiritual. Rhythm of Life is an energetic number from the musical “Sweet Charity”. It is accompanied with four hands at the piano. Jordan Kruse (9th) and Joy Lang will assist at the piano. The middle school choir will perform Shine On Me. It is a spiritual in 9/8 time with expressive and hopeful text. Just Sing! celebrates the power of music in our lives and how it can soothe our troubled souls. Rockin’ Robin was a hit for Bobby Day in 1958 and again for Michael Jackson in 1972 will be performed by the

middle school. The girls will be featured on the song “Firework”a 2010 hit by Katy Perry. It has an inspiring message for today’s young generation. The boys will perform Yellow Submarine a 1966 hit for the Beatles. This happy tune should have a smile on everyone’s face. Mason Meyer (9th), Andrew Paulson (9th) and several 8th grade percussionists will assist on this selection. The LWC Festival Choir will be singing one of the songs they performed in Vermillion with the Middle School Festival students from around the area. They will sing One Love.

Iken shares her time, talents with students Volunteer, Johanna Iken, is pictured above reading to the third graders on a recent visit to Lennox Elementary. Ms. Iken, a former teacher, has read to Junior Kindergarten through Third grade classes each month of the school year. She has done this for several years. Her expertise in reading stories is greatly admired

and appreciated by students as well as staff! The kids are captivated by her book choices as well as her ability to bring the characters in the books to life! Lennox Elementary would like to thank Ms. Iken for the many years she has inspired young readers.


The Country Clovers 4-H club met on Saturday, April 12, at the Davis Legion Hall. President Kayla Knutson called the meeting to order. Alyssa Brandsrud led the American flag pledge and Addyson Brandsrud led the 4-H pledge. Ethan Rops read the secretary’s report. Members answered roll call by telling what they were most excited about for summer. They cut and tied four fleece blankets for a community service project. The Brandsrud family served lunch. On Saturday, March 8, Jacob Irwin, Ethan Rops, Austin Strasser, and Tyler Strasser attended a 4-H Robotics Day at the Sioux Falls Regional Extension Center. They built and programmed a LEGO Mindstorm Robot and also worked with Junk Drawer robotics.


Brooke Rachelle Sattler of Worthing will be among University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students honored in conjunction with UNL’s All-University Honors Convocation April 13. Students are recognized at Honors Convocation for their cumulative academic achievements (compared with Dean’s List, which is for one semester). Honorees include: Sattler is a freshman in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and will be recognized as a High Scholar. High Scholars are in the top 10 percent of their class.


Rosella Fokken will be celebrating her 97th birthday on Tuesday, Apr. 22. Rosella lives at the Good Samaritan home in Lennox. Greetings may be sent to her there at 404 East Fourth Ave, Lennox, SD 57039, Rm 1068.

The Lennox District Wide Middle School (all 7th and 8th grade) students and the High School Choir will present their Spring Concert on Monday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Each choir will be singing songs of various styles. The choirs are under the direction of Cheryl Jacobson. The high school choir will be begin the concert with the three selections they received a Superior rating on at the Region I Large Group Contest. Sing a Joyful Song is a light

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Lennox Community Library Monthly Book Discussion: The monthly book discussion group will meet on Saturday April 19, 2014 in the library meeting room. Bring your thoughts about the book and join the discussin while enjoying a cup of coffee and the company of other readers. The book for discussion is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. The library has several copies available for check out. New Adult Fiction: The Invention of Wings, By: Sue Monk Kidd The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirtyfive years of their lives. inspired by in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist,and, importantly, an abolitionist).

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School Board accepts bid for 7th & 8th grade addition

Oyen has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Center for Disabilities. This award is presented to an individual in the state of South Dakota who has made a significant contribution to the field of developmental disabilities. “I appreciate all the support you’ve given me so that I can advocate for kids,” said Oyen. Mayer said, “I’ve been able to work with a really outstanding administrative staff. I hope you as a board continue to recognize the quality of that staff as leaders of this district.” Employee Resignations were approved from the following: Shane Heilman, High School English Teacher, Sheryl Ledeboer, MS Volleyball Coach, Randi Fodness, LES 3rd Grade Teacher, and Mary Jane O’Kane, HS Special Education Teacher. Contract offers were approved for: Jennifer Nielson, LES 2nd Grade Teacher, Blake Crosby, WES 3rd Grade Teacher, Jeff Herrboldt, LES Special Education Teacher; a transfer for Eric Anderson, LES from Grade 4 Teacher to Grade 3 Teacher was approved. Also approved was a proposal to change spring break to March 19-20, 2015 for next year’s calendar. The Board authorized advertising the former Chancellor School building for bids again. The Safe Routes to School grants for Lennox and Worthing were approved. A change on the health insurance deductible was discussed, Arlt ex-

Continued from page 1 It was stated that the set up for construction would start as soon as it was approved. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2015. Also approved later in the meeting was the resolution for the funding for the 7 & 8 grade addition, not to exceed $3.4 million. Business Manager Angela Arlt explained the number was high, as she was not sure what bid alternates the board would approve. She told the Board she would email them the final number. The Board also approved the refunding of up to $510,000 in capital outlay certificates. Arlt explained that because of the funding for the addition the District has an opportunity to do a refunding of the old capital outlay certificates. She said this would save the district $16,000. In other business, Mayer recognized several staff members in the district that have been honored with awards. Kym Johnston recently received the Outstanding Curriculum Director in the State from the School Administrators of South Dakota. Mayer noted that was impressive as she has only held this position for two years. Chad Allison has received the Southeast Area Principals Association Communicator and Optimist Pyramid Award. Allison said, “I’m very grateful and appreciative of that.” School district psychologist, Kari

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Precinct #1 Precinct #2 Precinct #3 Worthing Chancellor Lennox 28 54 243 32 31 308 40 59 339 40 48 255

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Registered Voters 1019 805 1820 3644

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plained that the $3000 deductible plan no longer met the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, those plans would be switching to a $2,500 deductible plan. The Board accepted the recent School Board election results, approved a copier lease with Elite Business, and approved the hiring of this year’s auditor. The Board also authorized for bids on a middle school roof project. The Lennox Baseball Association was recognized as a club sport. The Board approved the SDHSAA membership as well as the open enrollments that were presented. The Board then went into executive session for negotiations.

Council sells old ambulance to highest bidder

Continued from page 1 Tracy West motioned to award Robert Nelson the bid. Sitting in the audience, Firemen Dave Severson interjected, stating that the fire department had an ambulance at one time for their rescue equipment. They replaced it with a truck, but that did not hold the equipment. “Remember, down the road, the fire department will have to have another vehicle to put the extrication equipment in it,” he said. “With the addition, we will have room for it.” He went on to explain that when the council rejected the bids last time, the department started talking about it. “You could reject all bids and give it to the fire department,” suggested Severson. Upon roll call vote, the motion to accept the bid of Robert Nelson passed with Russ Nelson the lone dissenter. One bid of $675 from Alex Sinning for the police car was accepted. Ordinance 543 that changes the term length of Planning Commission member from three years to two years was approved and will become effective May 5th. A list of surplus equipment of obsolete metal was approved. Jones said that once the city approves a resolution, they would be able to send the metal to a recycling center and appraisals of the surplus equip-

ment would not be required. Jones was directed to put the resolution together for the council. Greg Stack explained the SD DOT Signage and Delineation Project Agreement. Lennox was put on the list to evaluate current signage in the city and upgrade or replace them as necessary. Lennox was told funding would not be available until 2018, but the City has now been told they will be put on the list in 2016. The City will get a grant of up to $500,000 ($0 match by the City) to address the signs in the City. The council approved the agreement. Under personnel discussion, West requested that it be discussed in executive session. The next item of discussion was the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Grant Agreement. Stack explained the city had an application of $2.9 million loan to complete their project. “We received a consolidated water construction grant for $1 million, so we will only need to take a loan of $1.9 million.,” said Stack. The council approved signing the grant agreement. The council also approved a $3,000 contract with SECOG for administrative assistance with the grant. The Street/Water/Sewer committee requested a change with the alley improvements project. They requested construction of curb, gutter and sidewalk along 3rd Ave. at a cost of $4,450 for the design and construction administration of the project. The amendment was approved. Stockwell Engineer Mitch Mergen indicated to Stack that the project should be ready to go to bid the end of April. A proposal from TSP, Inc. to provide design and construction services to install a utility drop box and renovate the front facade of City Hall was discussed. The proposal was for $9,000. A second portion of the contract was to develop a concept plan for the front area. The council thought that the $9,000 was excessive for a utility box and design work. They discussed different options for the drop box and just repairing the brick on the front. The council approved researching other options.

Under Committee reports the Street/Water/Sewer chairman Michael Gregg reported that they completed a five year plan for water and sewer to go along with a street plan. “It will give citizens an idea of how they will be impacted in their part of town,” said Gregg. Stack gave a brief overview of the plan. It will be explained further and a map will be printed in next week’s issue of The Lennox Independent. Other items under committee reports: •Clean up Days will be June 6-7; more information will be printed in the paper as it becomes available. • The rubble site is now opened on Saturdays. Kermit Tesch was hired to oversee the site during its open hours. • The annual firemen’s pancake feed will be the 26th of April. • Activities are beginning at the park, water will be turned on this week. Coaches are being lined up for summer ball. Mayor Wiebers asked the council to pay special attention to the park, there has already been considerable vandalism at the park. The election results were canvassed and the council approved the results. Jones commended the people who worked election. He reported a 32.8% voter turnout, which he said was good for a municipal election. With 412 total votes cast, 323 were for Orville Wiebers, 89 for Richard Schriever. Greg Poppenga suggested that Dave Severson be appointed to the planning commission. Mayor Wiebers reappointed Frank Jacobson and appointed Dave Severson to the planning commission. The council approved the appointments. The council then went into executive session.

Worthing Fire Dept. encourages caution with controlled burns Worthing Fire Department sent a crew of seven to Aberdeen for

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Schwartz recognized for service to FSA

Lyle Schwartz, of Canton, SD recently completed his third and final term on the Lincoln County FSA Committee. Farm Service Agency committee persons are elected by local farmers and serve three year terms during which they make important decisions which directly affect the local administration of federal farm programs. Pictured is Lyle receiving a recognition award for nine years of dedicated service to FSA.

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - An upside to the extraordinary cold temperatures South Dakota experienced this winter is the negative impact the extreme temperatures may have had on egg mortality of corn rootworms (CRW). “Combined with lower than expected CRW numbers last year and increased mortality of overwintering eggs caused by long spells of cold temperatures this winter, we may

see even lower numbers of CRW this year,” said Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension Entomology Specialist. Szczepaniec explained that the lifecycle of 2014 CRW began when mated females laid their eggs in the soil last summer. Laid deep in the soil the eggs depend upon residue and snow cover to insulate them from cold. Western CRW lay eggs at 4-inches or deeper in the soil, while northern CRW lay their eggs in upper 4-inches of the soil. After spending winter in an egg stage, CRW will hatch in late spring/early summer. Larvae feed on the roots, complete their development in the soil, and start emerging as adults from about mid-July in our area. These insects are well adapted to our winters, and can do reasonably well if winter temperatures hover around normal lows. “What happened to them this winter? Because we had long periods of below normal temperatures, it is possible that a lot of eggs did not make it through the winter,” she said. “This is especially likely in areas with little to no snow cover.” How do these predictions affect management decisions? Because winter mortality is likely to be higher than normal Szczepaniec said extreme measures, such as combining insecticide treatments with Bt corn with anti-CRW traits, may not be necessary. “Specific factors such as field history and previous levels of CRW populations will affect management strategies in a particular field. A good management practice is to use crop rotation, and to avoid using the same anti-CRW Bt corn for more than three years,” she said. Managing CRW will always be more challenging in a continuous corn production because nothing controls CRW as powerfully as rotating to a non-host crop such as soybean. To learn more, visit

Over the past several years, livestock producers have suffered through long-term drought, blizzards and other extreme weather-related disasters. Without the surety of disaster assistance programs, severe weather has caused economic hardship for producers and many have struggled to survive. Since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which restored and strengthened disaster assistance programs, USDA has made quick implementation of these programs a top priority. I am pleased to say that thanks to the hard work of Farm Service Agency employees across the country to stand up these programs, farmers and ranchers can begin signing up for disaster assistance starting this Tuesday, April 15. There are several different programs available, depending on the size and type of your farm or ranch operation. For livestock producers, the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014. For certain losses not covered by these programs, the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish. Enrollment also begins on April 15 for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which provides financial as-

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The Lennox Independent and Tea Weekly come home from convention with multiple awards

Erica Gaspar, of Tea Weekly, won the Outstanding Young Journalist Award for weekly newspapers at the SDNA Convention last weekend. She is pictured at center with (left to right) SDNA President Steve Baker, Outstanding Young Journalist Award winner for daily newspapers Jeremy Hoeck of the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Governor Dennis Daugaard and his wife, Linda Daugaard.

Erica Gaspar receives Outstanding Young Journalist Award

Erica Gaspar, reporter for Tea Weekly and The Lennox Independent, was named Outstanding Young Journalist for weekly papers at the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s convention banquet last Friday evening in Pierre, SD. Erica, who began her career at the Tea Weekly as an intern in 2012, is now a lead reporter for both Tea Weekly and The Lennox Independent. “Erica has proven herself to be a great asset to Independent Publish-


ing, and is very deserving of this award,” said Debbie Schmidt, editor/ co-publisher. “She has grown greatly as a journalist, and we appreciate the professionalism she brings to our newspapers.” “Her writing is fresh and thorough on each subject, whether it be a feature on a local family during adoption month or an in-depth article on the latest School District Bond election,” co-publisher Kelli Bultena added. “Erica is enthusiastic about journalism and throws her heart and soul into her work. You can tell, it is not a ‘job’, it is truly a passion for her.”

The award was presented to Erica at the SDNA Banquet on Friday night. While the publishers knew she was to receive the award, it was a surprise to the young journalist. “I am elated to have received this honor and will continue to work hard to provide the quality news coverage that the community deserves,” said Erica. “I am fortunate to work with a talented team and thankful for their partnership in our efforts to produce a great product for our readers.” Erica will graduate in May from SDSU with a degree in journalism. She and her husband, Eric, live in Sioux Falls.

Besides having their reporter, Erica Gaspar, receive the Outstanding Youmg Journalist award at last weekend’s South Dakota Newspaper Convention, The Lennox Independent and Tea Weekly received nineteen other awards. Tea Weekly competed with papers that had a circulation under 1,150; Lennox Independent competed with weeklies of 1,151-2000 circulation. Co-publisher and ad manager Kelli Bultena came home with four first place awards and one second place award in the Better Newspapers Advertising Contest. The second place award was for a Tea Weekly Sunshine Foods Ad in the category of Best Use of Local Photography. She received first place awards for The Lennox Independent Best Advertising Sales Tool (Coupon Book Rack Card) and Best Newspaper Promotion (Popcorn & Paper Wednesdays) and Tea Weekly Best Series Ad Idea (Tea Realty). The fourth first place award was for Tea Weekly’s State A Section, a joint project with sports editor Anne Homan. Anne also came home with multiple awards—receiving a first place for Best Sports Column (Speaking of Sports) and a first place for Best Sports Series (Tea Titan basketball); She received a third for Best Sports Reporting (Champions: Titans knock off top ranked Sioux Falls Christian); and second for Best Sports Photo (Titans Girls Soccer). Erica Gaspar took home a second in Best News Series (TASD proposed expansion); a third for Best Feature (Queen of the barrels); a second for best feature series (The Voices of Morgan Lane) and a third for Best Spot News Photo (Rollover accident). Erica’s husband, Eric, received a third for Best Feature Photo (Tea Pot Days ferris wheel). DeeAnn Konrad won a second

Anne Homan place for her Tea Weekly Local Humorous Column (My Krazy Life). The Lennox Independent took third place honors for Best Special Issue for their Lennox School District Calendar. Tea Weekly took third place honors for Best Special Issue for Titans 2013 State Soccer Champs (designed and written by Anne Homan). Tea Weekly received a third in Typography and Design and a third in General Excellence. “Our writers and designers have consistently brought home awards from the state newspaper contest since we first entered the contest in 1998,” said editor Debbie Schmidt. “I’m so proud of them and the fact that they just keep getting better.” “It’s been great to see our newest paper, Tea Weekly, recognized for quality writing and design,” she added. “Some weeks it is a challenge to get both papers ready for print, but each week the staff steps up to the challenge and puts out newspapers that are unique to each community. I couldn’t ask for better people on our team—they are fun to work with and very talented.”

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Kelli Bultena elected to SDNA Board John Suhr, publisher of the Reporter & Farmer at Webster, was elected president of South Dakota Newspaper Association on April 12 during the annual newspaper convention in Pierre. Suhr grew up in LaCrosse, Wisc. He received his journalism degree from South Dakota State University in 1985 and began his newspaper career working for the Houston County News in LaCrescent, Minn., before accepting a position at the Reporter & Farmer in Webster in 1993. In 1998 he and his wife, LeAnn, purchased the paper from Larry and Jan Ingalls and Harold Jones. Suhr said his goals for the coming year are to keep focus on open government issues and public notices in newspapers as well as the South Dakota Newspaper Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote newspapers and provide education opportunities for journalists. Also elected to the SDNA Board of Directors last week were: Second Vice President Jeremy Waltner, editor of the Freeman Courier; Third Vice President Kelli Bultena Kelli Bultena, co-publisher of the Lennox Independent and Tea Weekly; Director Shannon Brinker, publisher of the Rapid City Journal; Director Becky Tycz, publisher of the Scotland Journal, Tyndall Tribune & Register and Springfield Times; and Immediate Past President Steve Baker, publisher of the Pierre Capital Journal. The SDNA Board members were elected at the association’s annual business meeting held in conjunction with the convention. South Dakota Newspaper Association, founded in 1882 and based in Brookings, represents 127 weekly and

daily newspapers with a total readership of more than 600,000.



Republican Senate candidates debate at state newspaper convention By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz Community News Service Five Republicans hoping to emerge from the June 3 primary election as the candidate to beat in the U.S. Senate election this fall participated in a debate sponsored by South Dakota Newspaper Association April 12 in Pierre. The debate, the first among all five GOP candidates this spring, was held in conjunction with SDNA’s 132nd annual state convention. The debating candidates were former Gov. Mike Rounds, Fort Pierre; District 19 Rep. Stace Nelson, Fulton; Dr. Annette Bosworth, Sioux Falls; Attorney Jason Ravnsborg, Yankton; and District 29 Sen. Larry Rhoden, Union Center. They were questioned by three journalists: Jonathan Ellis, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls; Katie Zerr, Mobridge Tribune; and Lance Nixon, Capital Journal, Pierre. Moderator was Mark Roby, publisher of the Watertown Public Opinion. The journalists asked questions covering a wide range of topics. Some highlights of the candidates’ answers follow. Foreign policy Rounds said the United States does not have a good foreign policy plan, plus there is no energy policy. He said if America was in a position to export energy products, “we would have been in a position to help our Allies in Europe,” and they would not have been dependent on Russia for natural gas. Nelson said the nation should get back to the lessons learned under the Reagan administration “and only commit our troops under circumstances where it directly affects our national security.” Ravnsborg agreed, noting that Reagan had said that “we need peace through strength.” He said the nation’s budget deficit is driving its foreign policy. Rhoden noted that the current administration has made a mess of foreign policy. Bosworth said current foreign policy has created a weak station on the world market.

Alternative health care While Zerr had asked what alternatives the candidates would suggest to the Affordable Care Act, their responses were short on solutions, long on criticism of the so-called Obamacare. Nelson said it should be repealed to get back to the free market approach to health care. Bosworth said the Act has “everything to do with removing the conversations between doctors and patients about the cost” of care. She said “we need abundant answers on how to solve this.” Ravnsborg said Republicans should be the party to offer solutions, “not the party of ‘no.’” He said he prefers the plan offered by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, in which there are comprehensive insurance reforms, tort reform, targeted tax cuts. Rhoden said the Affordable Care Act was “a huge overreach and massive expansion of government.” He said he would support allowing competition among insurance companies across state lines, which would provide lower cost. Rounds said he also likes the Coburn plan, noting that there had been competition across state lines “before Obamacare broke that.” Government shutdown Bosworth said she supported the shutdown because it sent a message: “Washington, get your stuff together.” She said if she took care of patients the way the Congress took care of policy, “I would be out of business-they’d all be dead.” Ravnsborg said Congress “didn’t talk to each other until the eleventh hour,” noting he would have started sooner. He called for working together, rather than what career politicians do: kicking the can down the road. Rhoden agreed, noting that he sees a complete lack of communication in Washington, D.C. The shutdown, he said, was not productive. Rounds said since Democrats control the Senate, they are not communicating with the House. In South Dakota, he said, “we use common sense.” Nelson called the shutdown a failure of the Republican Party. “I will not vote to increase that national debt ceiling,” said Nelson, noting he



South Dakota Republican candidates for the United States Senate debated at the SDNA Convention in Pierre last weekend. Pictured from left to right are: former Gov. Mike Rounds, Fort Pierre; District 19 Rep. Stace Nelson, Fulton; Dr. Annette Bosworth, Sioux Falls; Attorney Jason Ravnsborg, Yankton; and District 29 Sen. Larry Rhoden, Union Center.

has voted against the state’s budgets the past three years because “they increase spending, and they increase government.” EB-5 program Ravnsborg said he would support changes to the EB-5 economic development program, noting that while it brings in a lot of money, it “sells our citizenship.” The program has lost about $80 million in the state, he said, because of the failure of the Northern Beef plant. Rhoden said the program has potential benefit to the state, but it needs oversight. Rounds, who served as governor during the time the program was brought into the state, said EB-5 was about creating job opportunity and it has done that in other projects. He said EB-5 allows a green card, but not citizenship, also noting that 28,000 more jobs were created in the state because of the program. Nelson disagreed, saying that EB-5 has not been successful and is a huge security threat to the United States, because of Chinese Communist investors in the program. Bosworth said the federal government should get out of the way, so that people can work in a free market. Indian reservations Ellis asked what could be done to build the economy of South Dakota’s

Indian reservations. Nelson said “they need an actual representative who will meet with them” to hear their concerns and assist them with the federal programs “that are out there.” Bosworth said what she has learned from Native Americans is “listen to the mothers. If you want to revolutionize a community, start with the people who aren’t going to run away, and those are the mothers.” Ravnsborg said he thought he was the only candidate who actually had gone to the reservations, notably Pine Ridge. Native Americans, Ravsborg said, are “the fastest growing demographic in the state,” adding that there also are many veterans among them. He said he has pledged to visit each of the state’s reservations. Rhoden said “if you want to see the culmination of entitlement in America, look at Pine Ridge. “Government is not the solution, it is the problem.” Rounds said he agreed with Bosworth that if you want to know what is happening on the reservations, talk to the grandmothers. Number one, he said, is to “allow for folks to actually have businesses on the reservations. Government can’t control everything on the reservation and expect success.”



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Servers: Easter; Sunday School for all ages at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: Junior & Senior High Youth Groups 7 p.m. Mission Project for April: Alpha Center. List of items are on the bulletin board.


120 E. 2nd Ave., www.felclennox. org; Pastor Hugh Brewer Thursday: “Maundy Thursday” 5:30-6:30-Supper served by the Health Cabinet members, in Luther Hall; 7:00-Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Holy Communion; Information for May newsletter is due today. Email to Alyssa at Friday: “Good Friday” 6:00-Sr. Choir will be rehearsing in balcony; 7:00-Good Friday Service Sunday: “EASTER SUNDAY!” 7:30-Easter service by the Youth, with Holy Communion being celebrated; 8:30-Easter breakfast served by the youth and parents, in Luther Hall; 9:45-Easter Trad. Service with Holy Communion; NO Sunday School or Contemporary Service today! Monday: 7:00-Adult Bible Study on “Denominations” Wednesday: 7:30 am Text Study; 9:00-Ruth Circle meets in Luther Hall; 2:00-Priscilla Circle meets in Luther Hall; 5:30-Confirmation Youth will be “Ditch Cleaning” tonight (if inclement weather, they will have Confirmation class and Ditch Cleaning will be the next week) ALL PEOPLE are also invited to come and help with the Ditch Cleaning! To carpool, meet at church BY 5:30 pm; 6:30-MS Youth Night at 2nd Reformed Church; 7:45-HS Youth Night at 2nd Reformed Church


1017 South Elm Street, Lennox; Rev. Dr. Harlan Hayunga, Pastor Church office: 647-5417 Wednesday: Family Fun Night at 6:00 p.m.; Middle & High School Youth Holy Week Service at 7:00 p.m.; Chapel service at the Union Gospel Mission at 8:00 p.m. Thursday: Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service with Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Easter Worship Service at 8:00 a.m.; Parking Lot Offering; Greeters & Special Music Coordinators – Ken & Lois Klinger; Nursery – Jill DeVries; Breakfast will follow worship Monday: Newsletter information due in the office by 9:00 a.m.; Bible Study in the Family Life Center at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Middle School Youth at 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth at 7:45 p.m.


Office: 647-2659 Pastor Ryan Arkema; Office Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9am to 4pm Sec. Hrs. Tues. thru Fri. 12:30 to 3:30pm; Thursday: 7pm Maundy Thursday service Friday: 7pm Good Friday service Saturday: 9-10am The Exchange is open Sunday: 9:25am Morning worship Live on channel 98;No Sunday School or Adult Bible study today Monday: The Exchange is closed today Wednesday: 3:30-5pm The Exchange is open; 6:30pm Kidz Zone & middle school youth; 8pm Refuge for high school youth


Jct. of Hwys. 17 and 18; Office 647-5868; Pastor Jamie Dykstra . Sunday: Prayer Gathering at 8:45 a.m.; Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.; Praise & Worship Leaders: Delaware Family Singers; Nursery: Sharon Bruns & Jo Westra; Fellowship Coffee


417 East 6th Ave, Lennox, SD; Father Kevin O’Dell, Church 647-2187 Thursday: Holy Thursday Mass followed by adoration, 6pm Friday: 8pm—PASSION OF THE LORD, Good Friday Mass; 9-10pm— Confessions Saturday: 5pm—Easter Vigil Mass Sunday: 10:30Am —The Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Sunday Mass; Altar Servers: Jacob Ziegler, Ethan Cinco, Eli Cinco, Elli Schwartz; Lectors: Pat Nelson, Lindsay Dummer; Greeters/Gift Bearers: Brian & Kay Schroeder Family; Ushers: Mark Schmidt, Brian Schuelke; Eucharistic Ministers: Team 5—Mary Brass, Darla Fjerstad, volunteer Wednesday: Mass, 5:30pm; 6:30pm—RE classes for K through 5th graders and Confirmation students; 7:45pm—RE classes for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Reconciliation available 30 minutes before weekday Mass and each Sunday 11:30-12pm


46788 282nd St., Lennox; Church 647-5923, Glen Enright On Facebook: West Prairie Lutheran Church, ELCA Thursday: Taco Bar, 5_30-6:30pm, proceeds benefitting youth work trip; Maunday Thursday Service, 7pm Friday: Good Friday Service, 7pm Sunday: Rolls served by WELCA ladies, 8:30am; Easter Worship Service, 9:30am Wednesday, Apr. 23: Confirmation, 6:30pm Holy Communion is held on the first and third Sundays of the month; Church Council meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 8:15 p.m.; Women of the ELCA: Third Wednesday at 1:30 p.m


Lennox; 605 214-3864 or 6475863; Rev. Sarah Hagena Hours: by appt. call 214-3864 Sunday: Easter breakfast, 9-9:30am; Worship, 10am April 27: Youth program, 10am


28201 463rd Ave., Davis; 3 miles south, 3 miles west of Lennox Pastor Jeff Spencer, Phone: 6475433; Office Hours: Wed: 2-4pm; Thurs: 10am-12pm Thursday: Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7:00 pm Friday,: Good Friday Worship 7pm Sunday: Easter Breakfast 8am; Easter Worship Service 9:30am (seasonal time change); Greeters are Colton and Maria Buus; No Sunday School


93 Dewey Ave., Chancellor; Rev. LeRoy Boender, Church office: 647-2731 Thursday: Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7pm Friday,: Good Friday Worship 7pm Sunday: Easter Breakfast 8am; Easter Worship Service 9:30 am (seasonal time change); Greeters are Colton and Maria Buus; No Sunday School


305 E. Brian, Tea • Wayne Reed, Pastor, Office: 498-5876 or Home: 368-2515; Office Hrs: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (call first) Sunday: Sunday School for all ages, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, Children’s Church for ages 4 and under, 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Wednesday Night Youth Program; FREE weekly Diner Nite meal, 6:30 p.m.; K-12 Youth Studies, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Morning Men’s Breakfast & Study, 6:30 a.m.


Chancellor • Rev. Jason Haas, Church office: 647-2150 Friday: 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Easter Worship Service Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. AWANA & Youth Group


27400 462nd Avenue, 3 mi north of Chancellor (605) 647-5758 or (605) 789-1212 • Pastor Pat Morgan pca Friday: Community Good Friday Service at Chancellor Baptist Church, 7pm Sunday: Easter Breakfast, 8am; Worship 9:30am


The Men and Boys Rally that was to be held at Second Reformed Church on April 5 has been rescheduled to April 27 at 5 p.m. All men and boys are invited to a fun evening with Jim Wooster, John Mogen, Puppet Elvis and great food—all for $7 and $3. Tickets may be purchased through Francis Smit, 647-2165 or call 647-5122 for more information.


Thanks to all 412 Lennox voters who turned out on April 8. It’s encouraging to see how much more involved in local government Lennox voters are getting – especially when compared to other larger area towns like Brandon, where the one council race on the ballot had just over 100 voters and Hartford where a council race drew all of 44 voters. I hope you all continue to be as engaged and attentive to local government affairs as you have been recently. Thanks again, Richard Schriever Thanks for each and everyone for the cards, e-mails, flowers, rides, food, calls, visits, and especially prayers during our recent medical emergency. Thanks for the EMT and the people at the church when I fell. We are so appreciative of all your actions, and thank God each day for such thoughtful and helpful people.

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Pastor Wayne Gallipo, Pastor Jess Daum, Pastor Ron Beckman, Tom Stadem, Director of Youth/ Family & Music Church: 498-2343 •Pastor’s Cell Phone: 214-6828 Thursday: Maundy Thursday Worthip, 6:30pm Friday: Good Friday Worship, 6:30pm Saturday: Easter Vigil, 6:30-8:30pm Sunday: Easter Sunday. Sunrise Service, 6:30am; Easter Breakfast, 7:15am; worship, 8am; Worship, 9:30am Monday: Office Closed Tuesday: Blood pressure screening, 9:30am; Over 55 Meeting, 10am; Marty’s Mug at Taphouse 41, 7:30pm Wednesday: Men’s Breakfast, 6:30am; Open Space, 3:30pm; TSG Guitar Lessons, 4:30pm; Worship, 6:30pm; Celebrate Rehearsal, 7pm; Sr. High Wings, 7:30pm


1401 N. Main Ave., Tea; Rev. John Farden • Tel: 498-5050 Sunday: Worship 9 a.m.; Fellowship, 10 a.m.; Bible Class and Sunday School, 10:15 a.m


201 E. 2nd St., Worthing; Daniel Scheideler, Pastor; Phone: 521-8434 Sunday: Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11:15 a.m.; SS, 10 a.m.

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On behalf of our entire family, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the benefit for Jim on Sunday. Saying thank you doesn’t even begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for all who were involved in the success of the day; we wish we could personally thank each and every one of you. In the blink of an eye, our lives have been changed but the love from all of you help us take one day at a time. We know we are not alone in this battle and we will continue to fight every step of the way. No one fights alone! Jim, Julie, Andy, Ally and Zach Koosman

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The Lennox High School track and field team enjoyed a successful start to the outdoor track season at Harrisburg on Apr. 8, with three athletes already reaching the qualifying mark for the 2014 State A Tournament. Mahli Strasser jumped 16'9" in the long jump to not only win the event but qualify for State Tournament, as the qualifying standard in the event is 16'1". Halie Mechels also claimed her spot at State, clearing 5'0" in the high jump to win the event and surpass the qualifying standard of 4'11". Jordan Kruse also competed in the event for Lennox, taking fourth place after clearing 4'4". Mechels also placed in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles, taking third (15.9) and second place (50.10) respectively. For the boys, Trey Furgeson earned second place in the 200 meter dash clocking a time of 23 seconds flat. This time qualified Furgeson for the State Meet. Furgeson also placed in the 400 meter dash, placing third with a time of 52.8 seconds. Also placing at the Harrisburg Invite was Nick Kayl who took second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.6 seconds. Chris Oltmanns finished third in the event (16.70), and Jacob Lackas fourth (16.90). In the 800 meter run, Josh Friese took third (2:09.6) and Nathan Timmerman fourth (2:10.5). In the 3200 meter run, Creighton Raabe took fourth (11:11.8). Dereck DeVries took second in the 300 meter hurdles, clocking 43.80. DeVries placed third in the triple jump, jumping 39'1.5". DeVries was also a member of both the 4x200 meter relay team nand 4x400 meter relay team both of which finished second. The 4x200 team (Jordon Harrington, John Oldenkamp, Furgeson, and DeVries) clocked a time of 1:38. The 4x400 team (DeVries, Nick Kayl, Oldenkamp, and Furgeson) clocked a time of 3:41.30. The 1600 meter Sprint Medley Relay team of Tyler Leisinger, Harrington, Dallas Moore, and Austin Weischedel, took second with a time of 4:05.5. The 4x800 meter relay team (Weischedel, Friese, Raabe, and Nathan Timmerman) also claimed second with their time of 9:13.40. Placing fourth was the 4x400 meter relay team of Leisinger, Jacob Lackas, Oldenkamp, and Moore. They clocked a time of 47.9 seconds. In the shot put, Chayton Hall claimed fifth with his throw of 40'7". On Apr. 10, the LHS team was back in action at Vermillion. The LHS

At top left, moving clockwise: Halie Mechels competes in the hurdles at Harrisburg; Mahli Strasser qualifies for State in the long jump with a jump of 16'9"; Jacob Lackas clears the 110 meter hurdles in Harrisburg; Dallas Moore hands off to Trey Furgeson at the Vermillion track meet.

boys claimed second place at the meet as a team, behind only South Sioux City. Top place finishers for the boys were Furgeson and DeVries who went one and two in the 200 meter dash. Furgeson clocked a 23.2 and DeVries a 23.5. The boys 4x100 meter team and the 4x200 meter relay team claimed top honors at the meet. For the girls, M. Strasser earned first place once again in the long jump, jumping 15'5.5". Taking second place honors was Katelyn Hinker who took second in the 1600 meter run. Hinker clocked a time of 6:00.2. In the 110 meter hurdles, Kayl

took second with a time of 16.8. Chris Oltmanns third (17.4), Jacob Lackas fifth (18.10), and Devon Jongeling 9th (21.2). In the 300 meter hurdles, Kayl took second (45.0), Matt Mazourek third (45.7), Lackas fourth (46.7), Jongeling ninth (50.8) and C. Oltmanns tenth (51.8). The boys 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams took second with 3:40.10 and 9:18.60, respectively. The 1600 sprint medley relay also placed second (4:23.10). Complete results are as follows: Girls: 100 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Taryn Raabe, 8th, 14.00; Abbie Strasser, 10th, 14.20; Amanda Timmerman, 12th, 14.30; Carlee Mechels 16th


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(15.00); 200 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;M. Strasser, 8th, 29.93; A. Strasser, 8th, 29.95; Amanda Timmerman, 13th, 31.5; Raabe, 15th, 31.6; C. Mechels, 29th, 33.7; 400 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Raabe, 11th, 1:12.10; 800 meter runâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Taylor Anderson, 3rd, 2:40.50; K. Hinker, 5th, 2:43.9; Sammie Dlugosh, 8th, 2:52.8; Tabby Conner, 10th, 2:55.4; Megan Cramer, 11th, 2:59.6; 4x100 meter relayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lennox, 4th, 56.4; 4x200 meter relayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lennox, 4th, 1:59.2; 4x800 meter relayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lennox, 34d, 11:18.5; Boys: 100 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;N. Timmerman, 7th, 12.3; Chris Stokke, 7th, 12.3; Heisinger, 13th, 12.60; Whitley Barr, 17th, 13.40; Logan Barr, 19th, 13.80; Collin McEntee, 21st, 13.9; 200 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dallas Moore, 5th, 24.40; Oldenkamp, 8th, 25.10; Lackas, 15th, 26.10; Stokke, 16th, 26.20; Kayl, 19th, 26.40; Heisinger, 21st, 26.60; C. Oltmanns, 26th, 27.50; Braedon Wallenstein, 29th, 28.00; J. Hinker, 30th, 28.10; Devon Jongeling, 31st, 28.30; W. Barr, 31st,

28.30; L. Barr, 34th, 28.8; Adam Wentz, 35th, 29.1; Collin McEntee, 38th, 29.7; 800 meter dashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Timmerman, 3rd, 2:12.6; Friese, 4th, 2:14.1; Matt Mazourek, 8th, 2:19; Taden Wilson, 9th, 2:20; Brendan Langbehn, 11th, 2:26.1; 1600 meter runâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Weischedel, 3rd, 4:54; 3200 meter runâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Weischedel, 5th, 11:06.2; Mitchell Peters, 6th, 11:08.8; High jumpâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jongeling, 10th, 5'; Long jumpâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wallenstein, 14th, 15'9.5"; Shot putâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hall, 3rd, 44'9"; Stokke, 11th, 36'3"; McEntee, 12th, 35'9"; J. Hinker, 13th, 35'3"; DeWitt, 13th, 35'3"; M. Oltmanns, 16th, 33'9'; Wentz, 21st, 33'; Hunter Kjose, 24th, 32'; Dylan Braak, 28th, 29'11"; Discus throwâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;J. Hinker, 6th, 116'7"; M. Oltmanns, 9th, 109'6"; Hall, 10th, 105'9"; Wentz, 17th, 89'4"; Braak, 28th, 70'. * Another indoor record was set at the Dakota Dome as Halie Mechels jumped 5'3" to break the indoor record held by Lynn Pick and Karen Plucker at 5'1".


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LHS baseball season off and running * * * * * * * * * * Orioles win season opener in a high scoring extra inning game By Grant Sweeter

The 2013 season started off with a big bang in the Orioles match-up against Sioux Falls Christian. The Orioles started off with a 7 run inning. After 2 errors to put John Oldenkamp and Drew Mechels on, Jordon Harrington homered to left-center field to make it 3-0. Three walks later and then Nick Kayl’s 2 run double made it 5 to 0. Preston Lauters and Braedon Wallenstein both had RBI ground outs to make it 7-0 after the first. SFC answered with two runs in the first. Then SFC scored 5 in the 2nd to tie it up at 7. In the 6th SFC added 3 to their score and put the score up to 11-7. In the 7th Kayl hit a 2 run triple to make it 11-9. Then Harrington singled in 2 runs. It was 11 to 11 to tie it up in the 7th. In extra innings nobody scored until the top of the 9th. Wallenstein singled to start it and Harrington would single him in. Jake Heisinger hit a 2 RBI single to make it 14 to 11 Lennox. Then an error on the 3rd baseman from SFC gave up two more runs and made the score 16-11. SFC would load the bases in the bottom of the ninth but they couldn’t score, because Harrington turned a 6-U-3 double play to end the game 16 to 11. It was a good start to the Orioles season as Lennox won their season opener for the first time since 2010. Delane Hood threw the last 5 innings and earned the win for Lennox. Lennox is blown away by Beresford in a mercy rule game The Orioles looked to continue their season off in the right direction on Wednesday night, Apr. 9 against the Beresford Watchdogs in Lennox. Nathan DeWitt was sent to pitch for the Orioles and he would pitch against Chris Kurpenske who was the pitcher for Beresford. After a line drive single by Kory Diefendorf (Beresford) in between 2nd and 1st base, the Watchdogs started to roll. DeWitt struggled against the Watchdogs; he threw strikes but the Watchdogs just found some very nice hits. After scoring 8 runs in the top of the 1st for the Watchdogs the Orioles came to bat. Harrington managed a walk with 2 outs, but he could not be advanced. Kayl then came in to pitch for the Orioles. Levi Buckenberg went into play right field and Heisinger moved to left field during this pitching change. Kayl threw 2 great innings in which he went 6 up and 6 down, meaning that he pitched to 6 batters and got all 6 out without one of them getting on base. However, the Orioles could not find any runs to score themselves. Kayl ran into a little trouble as the Watchdogs started to get some hits. With 2 outs in the top of the 4th and the score 13 to 0, a ground ball was hit towards center that the shortstop, Harrington, tried to stop. Harrington ended up hurting his shoulder while diving and that caused him to be taken out of the game. Oldenkamp was sent from catcher to shortstop. Brock Stein (freshman) came in to play catcher. A few runs later it was 16 to 0 and still 2 outs in the top of 4th. That brought coach Rob Sweeter out to the mound and Kayl was taken out. Lauters came into pitch for Kayl. Lauters threw three pitches, all of which were strikes and he got a strikeout to end the top of the 4th. The Orioles had to score at least 2 runs to keep playing. Heisinger got on by an error by the 1st baseman. Then Delane Hood and Levi Buckneberg both worked the count the best they could but both of them struck out swinging. That brought up Grant Sweeter. Sweeter worked a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Then Lauters came up. Lauters hit a shallow fly ball to right field that was caught on the run by the right fielder to end the game. The Orioles had been Mercy Ruled 16-0 in 4 innings. The Orioles received a solid pitching performance from Kayl that silenced the powerful Beresford offense for 2 innings. Orioles have defensive struggles and lose to Garretson The Orioles headed to Garretson on Friday, Apr. 11 to face off against the Garretson Blue Dragons. Sweeter was the starting pitcher and he had a little trouble but didn’t pitch too bad. In the top of the 1st Kayl grounded out followed by Travis Cownie’s strikeout, Oldenkamp’s walk and Heisinger’s strikeout. In the bottom of the first Sweeter got a groundout to Cownie. However an error by Cownie would allow Aaron Dunn to reach first base. Then Sweeter got a strikeout to make their 2 outs. However Jesse Brockhouse hit a RBI double to right center to make it 1-0 Garretson. Sweeter would then get a fly out to Mechels in center. The Orioles got 2 singles from DeWitt and Lauters in the top of the 2nd but nobody scored. Sweeter started off the bottom of the 2nd with

3 straight walks to load the bases. Cole Fiegen hit an RBI bunt single to make it 2 to 0. Then Cownie fielded a ground ball and threw out the guy at home. That was followed by Sweeter’s strike out and a fly out to Wallenstein in right to end the inning. The Orioles would score a run off of an error by Etrheim in Rightfield to make it 2-1. However, in the bottom of the 3rd the Orioles defense struggled to make some plays. The inning started with an error and continued to head in the wrong direction. Sweeter gave up 3 hits in the inning and 2 walks to make it 5-0. However, the Orioles ended up committing a total of 4 errors in the 3rd inning and that cost them 11 unearned runs to make it 13 to 1. In the top of the 5th Lauters reached on an error and would score on a passed ball to make it 13-2. Stein replaced Tyler Johnson as pitcher and Stein gave up 2 earned runs on 1 hit and 1 hit by pitch. That made it 162. The Orioles got a run from Devon Jongeling who walked and the got a passed ball to score. The final score was 16 to 3. The Orioles have some positives from this game which are that the back-ups that came in did a good job by scoring 2 of the 3 runs that the Orioles had. The Orioles also received solid pitching performances from Johnson, Stein and Sweeter. There were only 3 earned runs so the Orioles pitching was pretty good. The Orioles defeated SF Christian on Apr. 14. Complete results will be in next week’s paper.

Pictured above are members of the 2014 Lennox High School girls’ golf team. They include, from left to right, (back row): Coach Angela Zirpel, Kaitlin Gundvaldson, Abby Abraham, Rachel Odland, Baylee Abraham, Samantha Haan, Sarah Kroeger; (front row): Tiffany Plimpton, Megan Hinker, Alyssa Zirpel, and Molly Kroeger.

Lennox High School girls’ golf team in full swing On Tuesday, Apr. 8 the Lennox High School girls’ golf team began their season at home with a dual against Madison. Madison finished with a 199 as a team to win the dual, Lennox a 228. For Lennox, Megan Hinker and Alyssa Zirpel each shot a 51. Kaitlin Gundvaldson shot a 56, Baylee Abraham a 59, Molly Kroeger a 62, Abby Abraham 64, and Sarah Kroeger a 71. In Junior Varsity action, Tiffany Plimpton led Lennox with a 59 on the day. Sam Haan shot a 75 and Rachel Odland an 82. As a team the JV scored a 216. Madison shot a 209 in JV action.

The Orioles were in action on Monday, Apr. 14 at home against Vermillion. Lennox scored a team total of 362, Vermillion bettered that getting a 215. For the Orioles, Hinker and Zirpel led the way, each shooting a 53. Gundvaldson finished the day with a 57. B. Abraham and A. Abraham each shot a 62 and S. Kroeger finished with a 75 on the day. In JV action, Plimpton and Haan each shot a 70 for Lennox, finishing with a team total of 140. The Vermillion JV team shot a 154 on the day. On Thursday, Apr. 17 the team will travel to Madison. On Tuesday,

Apr. 22 the team will be on the road again, traveling to Canton. April continues with an away match at Beresford on Thursday, Apr. 24 and an away match at Vermillion on Monday, Apr. 28. In May, the Orioles will travel to Dell Rapids for a Dakota 12 Conference Meet on Monday, May 5. Action is set to begin at 9 a.m. The team will see home action again on Thursday, May 8 when they take on Canton at 4 p.m. On May 12, the team travels to West Central to compete in Region action. The State A Tournament will be held on Monday, May 19 at Spearfish.



SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH @ 9:30 A.M. At the Goeman Auction Pavilion located 1 mile north of Lennox, S.D. on Highway #17, we will be conducting our largest Firearms Auction to date! Over 340 firearms of all types that will include modern & collectible handguns, rifles & shotguns of all types. The majority of these firearms come from 4 larger individual collections! Many are new in the box. A partial listing includes: Early Listings Include: Winchesters: M70 .300 Win-Mag; 2-M88’s .308 & a .284; 2-M 12 12 gauges; M97 12 ga., M57 12 ga.; M63 .22 short; M12 12 ga. Featherweight; 2-M101 Pigeon Trap Grade o/u 12 ga.; M94AE .22 la Rifle; Ranger 30-30 la Rifle NIB; Ranger 140 12 ga. auto; M94 30-30 w/saddle ring; M840 12 ga.; M370 28 ga. sgl. shot; M74 .22 auto; M94 30-30 Rifle; M37 .410 & 16 ga Shotguns;3-M12 12 ga. including 1-Featherweight; M97 12 ga.; M37 12 ga.; M70 .300 Win-mag; 2-M88’s in 308 & .284 cal.; M63 .22 & a very nice M61 .22wrf w/octagon barrel Remingtons: M1100 12 ga. Trap; Rolling Block 7mm; Spartan SPR 12 ga.; M660 .350 mag bolt action; 3-Wingmaster 870 12 & 20 ga. mag; Fieldmaster M572 .22; M760 Gamemaster 30-06; M11-87 12 ga.; 5-M100S Monotraps in 12 & 20 ga. Marlins: MXL70 .270 w/scope; M36A 30-30; M25 .22 Rifle; M275 .25 rimfire; M700 30-06; M5 .22 bolt Rifle; M336CS 30-30 lever action; MXL7 .270 Rifle; M336 30-30 la Rifle;M30AS 30-30 la Rifle; Brownings: Citori 3” 12 ga. o/u shotgun; A-bolt II w/Ross system, varmint barrel; MA5 3” 12 ga. auto, black w/gold trigger; A5 Mag. 12 ga.; BT99 12 ga.; M78 22-250 Rifle; MA-5 w/factory choke; MA5 3”, black w/gold trigger; MAbolt 7mm mag; Rugers: #3 45-70 Rifle; #3 .223 Rifle; #1 30.06 Rifle; Henry MH001 .22 Rifle; Taurus 45 Colt Rifle; Taurus .22 Repeater; Beretta 12 ga. Pump; Savage M110 Switch bbl 8mm/7mm Mag; Mossberg 20 ga. bolt; Colt: AR-15 w/hvy. Bbl, xtra clips; Thompson 1927 A-1 “Tommy Gun”, like new w/ 50 rd. drum, stick clip; Other Long Guns including Stevens M325B 30-30 bolt; Zastava 7.29mm; Rossi .22; Taurus C45 pump; Enfield M30 30-30; Rossi Circuit Judge .45 Revolver/ Rifle; Mossberg .22 Assault Rifle; AM Tactical .22; Conn. Valley Arms Gobbler 12 ga.; Stoeger Condor 12 ga. o/u; Cabelas 50 cal. bp; Conn.; Pardner MSB1 12 ga.; Colt M4Ops .22; Savage 99CD .308 w/Nikon scope; Savage 24J-DL 20 ga/.22 o/u & others.

Over 50 Handguns: 2-NIB Remington 1911-R 45 autos; Unfired S & W .357 Revolver w/8.5” bbl; 2-Springfield XDS45’s w/3 clips like new & a 1911 45 auto(new) ; Rugers: Super Blackhawk 44 mag, 3-New Model Blackhawks in a .327 mag, a special ed. 357/9mm NIB & a 41 mag; a Vaquero 45 long colt; 1911 .45 auto; Mark II .22 auto; P345 45 cal; P97DC .45ACP; P95DC 9mm & a .22 Revolver. Taurus Pistols: PT 585 .380 sa; PT1911 .45; PT709 slim 9mm; PT92AFS 9mm; PT100AF 40 cal; PT738 .380; PT99 9mm & a .357 mag w/holster; Other handguns include a Berretta .45 sa; S&W M14 38 Special; H&R .22/22 mag; Rohm .22 Revolver; Early Colt Woodsman .22; Colt Diamondback .22 Revolver; Walther PPKS .22; Am. Western 45 long Colt & a Taurus 22 Revolver; 2-High Standard Dbl. 9 .22’s; Argentine 9mm High Power w/7-clips; 9mm sa Pistol; Desert Eagle 50 cal w/holster; S&W M5906 9mm; Walther PK380; 4-Hi-Point semi auto pistols in .380, 40 & 45 cal.; Bersa Thunder .380; Stoeger Cougar 8000; Tanfoglio EA 9mm & 40 cal; Keltec .380; Firestorm .22; Uzi model IWI .22; Corsair .22 unique auto & several others. *Many handguns are NIB.

Collector & Military Weapons: Winchester: Beautiful Drilling sxs 16 ga. w/.223 below; H. Hyper Drilling 16 ga. sxs w/8mm below; Belgium (Rickard) .410 sxs; Winchester M61 .22wrf w/ oct. barrel; Springfield 30 cal. M1 CMP & a M98 30-40 Krag; Remington 03-A3 30 cal.; Spencer 1890 56.56 Rifle; Stevens #80 .22 Gallery Gun; British 303; 3-unfired SKS’s including a Russian w/ bayonet, extra clips; a Norinco w/extra clips; & a Romanian w/Atek Night Vision Scope; Over 15 Mauser style Rifles including 3-Jap 7.7’s, Argento 7mm, Custom M98 .308, Remington M700 8mm, Interarms Mark X 22-250, 4-M47 M48’s, 5-Turkish & a Swedish Mauser; 2-VZ 30-06’s, Swiss custom 7 x 55 & 5-Russian Mosin Nagants;2-Red Army SKS’s; Shotguns: Spencer RPTG 12 ga.; Remington sxs Shotguns, some w/ Damascus barrels; Husqvarna open hammered 16 ga; Sander Spanish 410 sxs; LC Smith Buhr 12 ga. Shotgun; Sterling 10 ga. dbl. barrel; Spencer 1882 Bannerman 12 ga. pump; Belgium laminated 12 ga. dbl. barrel; IJ 410 & Bridge Co. 410 sgl. shots; Springfield 1869 50-70, an 1873 trap door & a 30-40 Krag rifles; LC Smith sxs 12 ga.; Baker 12 ga.; Enfield nonUK Ishapore,India; Gustaf’s M1896; Remington 1889 12 ga.; 1917 Eddy Stone; WWII Flare Pistol; & dozens of side by side shotguns & black powder rifles; Champion Auto 6-packer Clay Thrower, NIB; 2-boxes of 30-06 Armor Piercing Ammo; 18 boxes of 8mm rounds

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JV boys baseball split opening games By Grant Sweeter Oriole JV loses in a short game with SFC It was a chilly night as the Orioles JV started at approximately 9:30. Being a school night, state rules allow us to play until 10:00, so it was going to be a short and chilly game. The wind was heavy and that affected the pitching and hitting. The Orioles went down 1-2-3 in the top of the 1st. Then in the bottom of 1st SFC scored 5 runs of which 3 were earned and 2 had come off of errors. Down 5 to 0 the Orioles stepped up and never did score as they got one on base but could not get the runner to home. SFC scored 2 more in the bottom of the 2nd. With the score 7 to 0 in the bottom of the 2nd the time hit 10:00 so the game had to end. The Orioles struggled a little but they will bounce back. The pitcher was Braedon Wallenstein but the cold windy night was really hard to throw in.

Above: Tyler Johnson makes the play at first in the Orioles’ game against Beresford.

Wins close game thanks to Jongeling’s pitching effort One word is to be said about the game on Wednesday night, Apr. 9 versus Beresford and that word is “defense”. The final score was 4-3 and the Orioles won but it didn’t come easy. The Orioles had to do a lot of fighting on offense to get on base and had to do extra fighting to score. Devon Jongeling had to pitch well since Beresford was doing so good. Jongeling did a very nice job as he gave up 3 earned runs in a 5 inning game. He loaded the bases up and gave up 2 runs in the top of the 5th to make it 4 to 3. Then he got a slow ground ball back

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Above: Braedon Wallenstein heads to first after a hit; Preston Lauters gets the hit against Beresford. to Jongeling at the pitchers mound and Jongeling ran home and on a dive tagged the runner out to win the game. The Orioles won 4 to 3. The Orioles were led offensively by Braedon Wallenstein and Preston Lauters. They both got on twice and they both scored twice which made up all of the team’s 4 runs. The Orioles were led defensively by Devon Jongeling, who gave up 4 walks and 1 hit in 5 innings of pitching.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your farming operation, make a solid financial investment or acquire a potential acreage building site! This farm offers gently rolling land with the majority of the farm land offering a soil rating in the mid .75+/- range. Ideal location centered between Lennox and I-29, this farm has endless possibilities and easy access to all highways and area grain terminals. Primary soil types offer 42.87 acres of Egan-Shindler (.762) and 14 acres of Huntimer (.743) with additional small pockets of various soils. Lincoln County FSA shows 48.5 cropland acres with a 21.3 acre corn base (77 bu direct & cc yields). There is not a soybean base, as the balance had been in alfalfa for many years. Rural water is also available for potential acreage building site too. Farm land, potential acreage site with a building eligibility & wildlife!! LEGAL: North 1/2, Southeast 1/4 (Except Poppens Addition), Section 35-T99N-R51W, Lincoln County, South Dakota TAXES: $1,359.68 TERMS: 10% irrevocable down payment date of auction with balance due by June 2, 2014. Seller will pay 2013 taxes due in 2014. Owners title insurance & closing service fee to be paid equally by seller & buyer. Buyer obtains possession on closing date subject to existing cash lease for 2014 crop year. Buyer will receive cash rent for 2014 and pay 2014 taxes due in 2015. Buyer is responsible to install field driveway off 469th Ave. Contact Tom Rausch (605-372-4211) at South Lincoln Rural Water for expenses. Property sold subject to approval of seller. Sweeter Auction & Goeman Auction represent the seller in this transaction. Announcements day of auction supersede printed materials. *Brochures & maps available on signs at Auction Site or at or*

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Lincoln County Board of Commissioners April 1, 2014


City of Worthing Bid Request

should make the price tag more lucrative for contractors to bid on. Tanner also expressed that this entire project was completely funded through grants. Larson motioned to approve the safe routes to school amendment to the original agreement number 714466 and authorize mayor Saugstad’s signature. McDannel seconded. All roll call votes “aye”, motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF P&Z MEMBERWORTHING PLANNING COMMISSION VanHouten motioned to un-table appointment of P&Z member. Larson seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. Bryan Jimmerson was sworn in by Mayor Saugstad. CITY ADMINSTRATOR’S REPORT Tanner thanked Mayor Saugstad and commissioner Gannon for the extraordinary work they have done for economic development. Tanner also sent out a thank you to Phillip Wolf, the City’s new year-round part-time maintenance worker, for the impressive work he has done thus far. Tanner also mentioned that the SD housing development grant was resubmitted for the housing study. 75% has been covered and there is a chance that 100% could be covered through an additional grant. Tanner gave an update that the City will begin their spring discharge of the lagoon starting March 25th. MAYOR Mayor Saugstad also thanked Phillip Wolf for all of the work that he has been doing. Saugstad mentioned that the city shop looks fantastic and is looking forward to working with Wolf in the future. PUBLIC SAFETY McDannel mentioned that the Annual Worthing Community Fire Department soup and pie supper is March 29th, 2014 at the fire hall from 4 P.M.-7P.M. PUBLIC UTILITIES VanHouten mentioned that the city will be starting to discharge the lagoon tomorrow. PUBLIC WORKS No report. FINANCE/REVENUE Larson met with Principal Johnston about the bike rodeo and stated that they will be doing it again this year. The date will be May 3rdat the Worthing School from 9:30 A.M.11:30 A.M. and a rain date for Friday, May 16th. Larson mentioned that the bike rodeo is good information for the kids about bike safety. Larson also mentioned the Easter Egg Hunt is being held on April 12th at 10:00 A.M. at the Worthing School Gym. This will be advertised on the City website. RECESS Mayor Saugstad called for a recess at 8:14 P.M. Mayor Saugstad called the meeting back to order at 8:26 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION Larson motioned to go into executive session at 8:27 P.M. McDannel seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. Mayor Saugstad declared executive session over at 9:14 P.M. ADJOURNMENT McDannel motioned to adjourn at 9:15 P.M. VanHouten seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. Mayor Eric Saugstad Stephanie Fischer, Finance Officer Published once at the approximate cost of $78.82.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met at 8:30 A.M. on April 1, 2014 with members Michael Poppens, Dale Long, Dennis Weeldreyer, Jim Schmidt and David Gillespie present. The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The Auditor was Clerk of the Board. Motion by Weeldreyer and seconded by Gillespie that the agenda be approved as presented. Motion carried. Motion by Gillespie and seconded by Schmidt that the minutes of March 25, 2014 be approved. Motion carried. Motion by Schmidt and seconded by Gillespie to accept the resignation of Paula Feucht, Lincoln County Auditor effective April 30, 2014. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: BE IT RESOLVED to extend appreciation and a thank you to Paula Feucht for her years of service to Lincoln County, for supervising the elections and her outstanding audit reports. Motion by Schmidt and seconded by Weeldreyer. All Commissioners voted “Aye”. Motion by Poppens and seconded by Gillespie to pay the claims submitted by Commissioner Schmidt for expenses incurred by his attendance at the NACO Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. February 28, 2014 through March 4, 2014 and to include out of state per diem for a total of five days. Motion carried with Commissioner Schmidt abstaining from the vote. Motion by Weeldreyer and seconded by Schmidt to enter executive session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) regarding a personnel matter. Motion carried. Motion by Schmidt and seconded by Gillespie to end executive session. Motion carried. Motion by Schmidt and seconded by Weeldreyer to approve out of county travel for Tom Krull and Terry Anderson to travel to Pierre, SD April 14, 2014 through April 18, 2014 to attend an EVOC Instructor School. Motion carried. Motion by Weeldreyer and seconded by Gillespie to approve the Application for a Fireworks Public Display Permit for July 5, 2014 submitted by Mark J. Foster with the stipulation that the Harrisburg Fire Department be notified prior to the display and if there are dry conditions the County reserves the right to revoke the permit. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: WHEREAS the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a Grant from the State of South Dakota from the Drug Control Fund for a Five Foot Air Science Safekeeper Evidence Drying Cabinet and a Laser Trajectory Kit in the amount of $8,406.39 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to SDCL 7-21-20.1 a supplement to the budget for the Sheriff’s Office be approved in the amount of $8,406.39. Motion by Poppens and seconded by Gillespie. All Commissioners voted “Aye”. Bids were opened and presented for the mowing and baling of approximately 40 acres of brome and volunteer grass located at the Marv Skie/Lincoln County Airport for the 2014 haying season. One bid was submitted from Andrew R. Haan and Jason K. Haan in the amount of $41.26 per acre. Motion by Poppens and seconded by Gillespie to award the bid for the mowing and baling of brome and volunteer grass located at the Marv Skie/Lincoln County Airport for the 2014 haying season to Andrew R. Haan and Jason K. Haan in the amount of $41.26 per acre. Motion carried. Motion by Poppens and seconded by Schmidt to support the “½ Marathon Race – A Home for Austin” to be held on June 7, 2014. Motion carried. The following April part time and longevity payroll claims were approved: Longevity: Auditor $550.00,FICA, $ 34.10; Medicare $7.98; SDRS $33.00; Building Maintenance, 550.00; FICA $34.10; Medicare $7.98 ;SDSR, 33.00; Sheriff, $900.00; FICA $ 55.80; Medicare 13.05; SDRS, $72.00; Highway $850.00; FICA 52.70; Medicare $12.33; SDRS $51.00; Part time Payroll: General Fund: Commissioners $7,110.00 FICA Match $309.31, Medicare $72.34; Group Health $2.662.31; Auditor $1,433.13, FICA Match, $88.85; Medicare $20.78, SDRS, $85.99; Treasurer $1,422.96; FICA Match, $88.22, Medicare $20.63, SDRS, $85.38; Sheriff, $9,376.31; FICA $581.32; Medicare $135.96; Planning & Zoning $4,147.84; FICA Match, $243.37; Medicare Match $56.95, SDRS, $79.93; Communication, $1,070.80 FICA $66.39, Medicare $15.53, SDRS, $64.25; Veterans; $1,584.96, FICA Match $98.27, Medicare $22.98; WIC Fund, $551.07; FICA $34.17; Medicare, $7.99; 24/7 Sobriety Fund, $2,372.44, FICA Match, $147.09; Medicare Match $34.40; Airport, $189.00; FICA Match $11.72;; Medicare $2.74. The Board adjourned until 8:30 A.M. on April 8, 2014. Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Dale Long - Chairman Attest: Paula Feucht, Auditor Published once at the approximate cost of $43.36.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION 1st Reading: March 25, 2014 Public Hearing(s): April 8, 2014 2nd Reading: April 8, 2014 Date Adopted: April 8, 2014 Date Published: April 17, 2014 Effective Date: May 6, 2014 ORDINANCE NO. 2014-0403 ENTITLED, An Ordinance amending the 2009 Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County (Ordinance No. 0904-05) by rezoning certain property located at 28147 South Dakota Highway 11, Canton, South Dakota from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “I-2” General Industrial District and amending the official zoning map.

1st Reading: March 25, 2014 Public Hearing(s): April 8, 2014 2nd Reading: April 8, 2014 Date Adopted: April 8, 2014 Date Published: April 17, 2014 Effective Date: May 6, 2014 ORDINANCE NO. 2014-0401 ENTITLED, An Ordinance amending the 2009 Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County (Ordinance No. 0904-05) by rezoning certain property located at 279th Street and South Dakota Highway 44 Lennox, South Dakota from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “RR” Rural Residential District and amending the official zoning map. BE IT ORDAINED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Section 1. That approximately 57 acres (more or less) described as Harms Tract 3 (except the West 500 feet (W 500’)) in the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) along with the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ ) (except A. Weeldryer Tract, Fincher Tract 1, Gesling Tract, Miller Tract, and Lots 9 – 10 of Lenkota Acres Addition) in Section Thirty-one (31), Township Ninety-nine (99) North, Range Fifty-one (51) West of the 5th P.M., Lincoln County, South Dakota, is hereby rezoned from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “RR” Rural Residential District. Section 2. That the official zoning map referenced in Section 2.03(A) of the 2009 Revised Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County is hereby amended to include the abovedescribed property in such “RR” Rural Residential District. Date adopted: April 8, 2014. Dale Long, Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners ATTEST: Paula Feucht, Lincoln County Auditor Published once at the approximate cost of $19.18.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION 1st Reading: March 25, 2014 Public Hearing(s): April 8, 2014 2nd Reading: April 8, 2014 Date Adopted: April 8, 2014 Date Published: April 17, 2014 Effective Date: May 6, 2014 ORDINANCE NO. 2014-0402 ENTITLED, An Ordinance amending the 2009 Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County (Ordinance No. 0904-05) by rezoning certain property located at 47928 277th Street, Canton, South Dakota from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “I-2” General Industrial District and amending the official zoning map. BE IT ORDAINED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Section 1. That approximately 9.44 acres (more or less) described as McKillips Tract 1 in the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section Twenty-two (22), Township Ninety-nine (99) North, Range Forty-nine (49) West of the 5th P.M., Lincoln County, South Dakota, is hereby rezoned from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “I-2” General Industrial. Section 2. That the official zoning map referenced in Section 2.03(A) of the 2009 Revised Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County is hereby amended to include the abovedescribed property in such “I-2” General Industrial District. Date adopted: April 8, 2014. Dale Long, Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners ATTEST: Paula Feucht, Lincoln County Auditor Published once at the approximate cost of $17.23.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT LENNOX, SOUTH DAKOTA 57039 Lennox School District 41-4 will accept sealed bids for a partial roofing project at Lennox Middle School. Specifications and other documents may be obtained at the office of the business manager, 305 West 5th Ave, Lennox, South Dakota 57039. A mandatory pre-bid meeting to discuss the specifications and view the proposed project will be held April 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Lennox School District Office, 305 West 5th Ave, Lennox, South Dakota 57039. Bids will be received at the office of the business manager, 305 West 5th Ave, Lennox, South Dakota 57039, until 1:00 p.m. on May 9, 2014, at which time they will be opened and read in the administration conference room. Bids will be presented to the school board for their consideration at their regular meeting on May 12, 2014. Bids must be accompanied by a Cashier’s Check payable to Lennox School District in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid, or a bid bond for ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Bids shall be marked “Bid for Roof Replacement”. Lennox School District 41-4 reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding. Angela Arlt Business Manager Lennox School District 41-4 Lennox, South Dakota 57039 Published twice at the approximate cost of $26.91. (4/17, 24)

BE IT ORDAINED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Section 1. That approximately 4.024 acres (more or less) described as that part of the South 550 feet of the West half (W ½) of the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) that lies north of the northerly right-of-way line of the railroad, of Section Seventeen (17), Township Ninetyeight (98) North, Range Forty-nine (49) West of the 5th P.M., Lincoln County, South Dakota, is hereby rezoned from the “A-1” Agricultural District to the “I-2” General Industrial. Section 2. That the official zoning map referenced in Section 2.03(A) of the 2009 Revised Zoning Ordinance of Lincoln County is hereby amended to include the abovedescribed property in such “I-2” General Industrial District. Date adopted: April 8, 2014. Dale Long, Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners ATTEST: Paula Feucht, Lincoln County Auditor Published once at the approximate cost of $18.20

Spraying Ditches Delapre Township Delapre Township will be spraying road ditches. Post any areas you don’t want sprayed. Sheila Gunderson Delapre Township Clerk (4-10,17/4.68)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR GRAVEL BIDS Perry Township is requesting bids for approximately 2,000 yards of ¾” crushed surfacing gravel with a PI range of 6 to 12% passing 200 sieve; and subject to SDDOT Standard Specifications. Gravel to be spread by July 1, 2014. Sealed bids should be clearly marked and sent to Perry Township Clerk, 46472 274th ST, Lennox, SD 57039. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7:30 P.M. on April 26, 2014. Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aggie Kroeger Perry Township Clerk (4-10, 17/10.53)

The Worthing City Commission of Worthing, South Dakota, requests bids for weekly garbage pickup in the City of Worthing for the period of June 1st, 2014 to May 31, 2017. Sealed bids will be received by the Finance Department, City Hall, P.O. Box 277, 208 S. Main Street, Worthing, S.D. 57077 until 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2014. The sealed bids shall be publicly opened and read at 5:00 p.m., May 15th, 2014 at City Hall, 208 S. Main, Worthing, South Dakota. Specifications and bid forms that must be used are available from the Finance Officer at the above address. Bids are to be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bid for Worthing Residential Garbage Pickup” with the date and time of letting and filed with the Worthing Finance Officer on or before the specified time. The Worthing City Commission reserves the right to reject this bid and any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in this bid or any bid. STEPHANIE FISCHER FINANCE OFFICER CITY OF WORTHING, S.D. Published five times at the approximate cost of $49.81. (4-10,17,24. 5-1,8)

CITY OF WORTHING UNAPPROVED MINUTES REGULAR SESSION MONDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2014 CALL TO ORDER The commissioners of the City of Worthing met in regular session on Monday, March twenty-fourth (24th), 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the Civic Center Mayor Eric Saugstad presided. The following commissioners were present: Troy Larson, Carrie McDannel and Darren VanHouten. Also in attendance were City Administrator Jeff, Tanner, Wendy Sweeter (Lennox Independent/Worthing Enterprise), Tasha Rouse, Brad Clay, Jesse Nesseim, Linda Miles, Crystal Miller and Finance officer Stephanie Fischer. (Note: Herein after all attendees will be referred to by last name and the first initial if necessary for distinction.) APPROVAL OF AGENDA McDannel motioned to approve the March twenty-fourth (24th), 2014 agenda. Larson seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. OPEN PUBLIC SPEAKING Linda Miles asked what day the Worthing Clean up Days will be held, and VanHouten said it will be on May 17th, 2014. Tasha Rouse was also present to ask the commission about the possibility of having a community garden. Larson mentioned that Gannon has mentioned this to him before and is an option that can be considered. Mayor Saugstad asked Rouse to contact him if she wants to head up this project. Open public speaking was closed. FEBRUARY FINANCIAL REPORT Larson motioned to approve the February Financial Report. VanHouten seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. OLD BUSINESS MINUTES OF MARCH 4TH, 2014 REGULAR SESSION MEETING McDannel motioned to approve the minutes of the March 4th, 2014 special session meeting. VanHouten seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. MINUTES OF MARCH 10TH, 2014 REGULAR SESSION MEETING Larson motioned to approve the minutes of the March 10th, 2014 regular session meeting. VanHouten seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF P&Z MEMBERWORTHING PLANNING COMMISSION Larson motioned to table the appointment of P&Z member-Worthing Planning commission. McDannel seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. CONTRACT FOR MUNICIPAL GARBAGE SERVICE Mayor Saugstad mentioned that we have the option use an existing city’s municipal garbage contract or do a new public bid just for the City of Worthing. The mayor mentioned his personal opinion would be to bid this out to a public bid because there has been interest from several haulers to bid out the service. Also, in fairness to residents it would be best to allow an open process rather than singling out a single provider. VanHouten motioned to begin the bid process to contract out for municipal garbage service. McDannel seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. CLEANING SERVICE DISCUSSION Larson motioned to accept the quote from Deb Atkins for the cleaning of City Hall once per month and the Civic Center two times per month for a total of $224.10 per month. McDannel seconded. All roll call votes “aye”, motion carried. LAGOON AGREEMENT Larson motioned to table the lagoon agreement. McDannel seconded. All votes “aye”, motion carried. NEW BUSINESS CHICKEN ORDINANCE DISCUSSION Tasha Rouse was present to discuss the animal ordinance. Rouse has had chickens for the past year and was not aware that the city ordinance does not allow chickens. She recently removed the chickens from her property due to a noise complaint. She mentioned that a lot of area cities allow chickens. She also stated that backyard chickens eggs are healthier and the city should be more flexible if they want to keep their citizens happy. Jesse Nesseim was also present to discuss the animal ordinance. Nesseim recently moved to the city and also would like to see the City move towards allowing chickens within city limits. Mayor Saugstad asked Tanner to research further for ordinance/information prepared regarding chickens within city limits. More information will be prepared at the next meeting (April 7th). STREET MAINTENANCE FEE ON RAILROAD STREET AND N. JUNIPER STREET FEES ASSESSED Tanner mentioned that the City has done more research on the streets the Brad Clay previously mentioned at the last meeting and have the fees for each property. The charges are passed on frontage and square feet. The City lots that have two frontages would only charge the fee on one side and the longest side according to city ordinance. Mayor Saugstad mentioned that the street maintenance fee is for all city streets not just the streets they reside on. Mayor Saugstad would be in favor of getting rid of the fees associated with the properties along N. Cedar and Railroad Street because those streets are not maintained by the city. There will be further research completed before the commission comes to a decision. PROPERTY OWNER(S) IMPACTED Properties that are impacted by this potential decision would be Zimmerman’s and Clay’s. SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AMENDMENT TO ORIGINAL AGREEMENT Tanner presented the amendment to the original safe routes to school agreement. Tanner mentioned that the City has to do a renewal because it has been three years since the first phase. This agreement will give the City an additional three years to the contract and will buy the City more time to get the sidewalks implemented. The city commission rejected the bid last year because the price was $60,000 dollars over budget. Contractors will rebid the projects together and this

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The Lennox Independent / Throwback Edition / April 17, 2014

If you have anything to sell or trade, if you want to buy, or have found or lost an article, tell the people about it in this column. FOR SALE For Sale - 500 Gal. Propane Tank; $500 FIRM. 605-214-7857. RUMMAGES Rummage Sale - April 18 from 4-7, April 19 9-5, in the shop behind Total Stop in Lennox. Power and hand tools, bikes, kerosene heater with 30 gals. of kerosene, 2001 BMW Z3 Roadster, Many household items, dorm fridge, air conditioner, landscaping rocks, adult and baby clothes, amplifier, guitar and mic stands. Remodeled Rummage, 101 S. Elm St., Lennox, dishes, drapes, rods, pictures, pillows, games, cookie jars, and elephants from collection, and much more! Thurs. 2:00 -6:00; Friday & Saturday 8:00-4:00 200 Families Rummage Sale at First English Lutheran Church, 120 E. 2nd Ave., Lennox, SD. All donations help support Community VBS — Friday, April 25th FOR RENT Apartment for Rent in Lennox: 2 bedroom, new flooring, heat, water, sewer and garbage, off street parking included. $505 / month, 605359-0885

HELP WANTED: PRODUCTION WORKERS Wilson Trailer Sales’ Lennox SD Plant has the following FULL-TIME OPENINGS FOR


• Day Hrs: 6am-4:30pm (M-Th) • Night Hrs: 5pm- 3:30am (M-Th) Starting Rate: $13.00/hour for Assemblers $15.50/hour for Welders Above average benefit package which includes: • Major Medical Health Insurance, including short term disability benefits • Paid Life Insurance • Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation • Paid Profit Sharing Plan • 401 (K) Plan Apply online: or in person at Wilson Trailer Sales 415 E. Oriole Avenue, Lennox, SD 605-647-0520 (A pre-employment physical exam with a drug test is required.)

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***DRIVERS*** REGIONAL WORK EXCELLENT EARNINGS SIGN ON BONUS FOR $1000 AFTER 90 DAYS CPC Logistics, Inc is hiring Tanker Tractor-trailer drivers for a Private Fleet operation based in Sioux Falls, SD. Drivers will be assigned to the Northwest Food Products Operation, a subsidiary of Land o’ Lakes. Work consists of picking up milk on farms & delivering it to the local dairies. Regular routes are assigned after training is completed. Class A CDL is required. * Mileage rate: $0.41/mi 5 yrs T/T exp $0.39/mi 3 to 4 yrs T/T exp $0.36/mi 1 to 2 yrs T/T exp * $10.25 per stop * $13.25 per wash * Health Insurance with Dependent Coverage & Dental, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, & Prescription Card * No touch freight * Home every night * 401k Pension Program * Paid Holidays & Vacation * Late model equipment Applicants must be over 23 yrs old & meet all DOT requirements. Contact CPC Logistics at 1-800914-3755 or email resume to

FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom Apt. at Downtown Apartments in Chancellor. Rent based on income. Equal housing opportunity. 605-553-2980 or Skogen Company - 263-3941. SERVICES D&D Small Engine Repair & Sales LLC — we work on any thing with a small engine! Parts on hand. Service and repairs. Free pickup and delivery. Lennox, SD — 605-647-2995. http:// DAVE’S SERVICE & REPAIR now has Ag Diesel. Contact Dave’s for more information. 210 N. Main, Lennox, 647-5252 COLOR COPIES of photos from the paper — great idea for graduation gifts — call 647-2884 or email: anne@ HELP WANTED DRIVERS: LOCAL P&D SIOUX FALLS; Home nightly Openings! Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A w/Hazmat, Twins, 1yr. Exp. Req. (EOE/AA) Old Dominion Freight Line. Call Jeff Stingley: 1-605-338-3822 AUCTIONS/LAND LAND AUCTION: 3,520+/- ACRES LAND, Haakon County, Cropland, Grassland, Recreational, Investment, 10 miles north of Midland, SD. May 1, 2014. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-280-3115,

Drivers ***FULL-TIME DRIVERS*** REGIONAL WORK CPC Logistics, Inc., is hiring Tractor-trailer drivers for a Private Fleet operation based in Sioux Falls, SD. Drivers will be assigned to the UPS Freight/Bimbo Bakery. This position will be a full time position. Class A CDL required. * Union Benefits * 401k pension program * Paid Holidays and Vacation * Modern up to date equipment * 1 Year of verified T/T experience * No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 years

LAND AUCTION: 1,974.22+/- ACRES LAND, Tripp County. Cropland, Grassland, Recreational, Investment. 25 miles south of Winner, SD. May 3 , 2014. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-280-3115, EMPLOYMENT NURSING SUPERVISOR: Rapid City - Coordinate treatment to consumers with mental illness. Supervise nursing staff, oversee Health Home Services. SD RN license, supervisory experience. EOE www.BMSCares.ORG. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, SALEM, seeking either K–4 Elementary or 5–8 Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher. Cover letter, transcripts, references, resume to: Jason Stangeland, St. Mary’s Catholic School, 205 West Essex, Salem, SD 57058. Or e-mail 605-695-0645. HIRING ONE TON AND ¾ TON pickup trucks to deliver RV’s. $750 sign-on bonus, 4 terminals and 8 backhaul locations. Call 866-764-1601 or www. TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School District #62-6. One HS English with Spanish endorsement, one HS Credit Recovery with emphasis in Math and one HS Math. All positions are with or without coaching. A signing bonus is available with the HS Math position. Open until filled. EOE. Contact Tim Frederick for more information at 605-845-9204. Applications to be sent to Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6; Attention: Tim Frederick; 1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD 57601.

RDO EQUIPMENT CO. – Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to Must apply online. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran. TIRED OF BATTLING THE COLD to get to work? We are hiring motivated bookkeepers, customer service/collections agents and bilingual collectors to work remotely. $9 to $20 per hour. Questions/resumes Text 605-206-0581 steven.pletan IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPNs & CNAs, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take control of your schedule with Tri-State Nursing. Apply online today. 800-727-1912. FOR SALE FOR SALE: 10 ACRES IN THE BLACK HILLS of South Dakota. Choice commercial land. Two houses, 2 wells, 6 outbuildings. Prime location. Any type of business will work. 2-5 thousand cars daily, Hwy. 16 between Hill City and Custer. Contract for deed. 83-1/2 years young. Vaun H. Boyd, 605-673-5503. GRAIN/STORAGE BUILDINGS GRAIN BINS: See us for all your grain bin and building needs. Manage your own grain storage with quality GSI bins. Contact Dan at Summit Contracting, ph. 605-680-2788.

LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, OTR DRIVERS PRIDE GRAIN IN MARTIN S.D. has immediate openings for truck drivers. CDL a must. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply in person, or email; or call 605-685-6611 toll free 1-800843-8896. DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-3549. DRIVERS WANTED: Sign on bonus! South Central/Midwest regions, must have CDL - excellent benefits & vacation! Late model conventionals. Home weekly! Bennett Trucking 800-7889629 or brian@bennetttruckinginc. com.

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State archers, pictured from left to right, (front): Brianna Johnson, Shelby Schoffelman, Geneva Petrich, Shannon Clay, Thomas Hagedorn, Kyle Waldner, Hunter Kjose, Matt Mazourek, Josh Friese, August Meyer; (middle): Brady Rupp, Ben Wolf, Cody VanDenBosch, Dustin Ketcham, Samantha Hagedorn, Ethan Cinco, Dylan Hanisch; (back): Brandon Rupp, Matt Wolf, Cole Feterl, Wesley Weischedel, Carlee Mechels, Riley Gillihan

Lennox continues to dominate the archery scene To say Lennox has found success at the high school archery level would be an understatement. The Lennox High School team has competed in the South Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) for the past three years and all three years they have claimed the State High School Championship. The newest title was added Saturday, Apr. 5 at the 2014 NASP Championship held at the NFAA Easton Archery Complex in Yankton. Over 30 schools and 350 archers competed for top honors. Not only did Lennox win the team title but two members earned first and second individual honors. Thomas Hagedorn and Kyle Waldner went one and two at State. “I was impressed with their performances, but I wasn’t surprised,” said LHS archery head coach Josh Kirchner. “These two guys were here nearly every day working on their skills.” Hagedorn and Waldner weren’t the only strong archers for Lennox, with eight of the top ten places at State going to Lennox athletes. Josh Friese tied for third but lost on a tie breaker and Cody VanDenBosch (5th), Ben Wolf (6th), August Meyer (8th), Cole Feterl (9th), and Shannon Clay (10th) all shot career highs. “We didn’t expect to have such a dominate showing top to bottom, but at the same time I wasn’t all surprised by it either,” said Kirchner. “We have some hard working kids who put in a lot of range time to prove they were the best.” Wesley Weischedel finished 13th for Lennox, Matt Mazourek 16th, Hunter Kjose 21st, Brianna Johnson 26th, Ethan Cinco 27th, Brandon

Rupp 28th, Shelby Schoffelman 31st, Dustin Ketcham 32nd, Samantha Hagedorn 44th, Matt Wolf 50th, Carlee Mechles 58th, Riley Gillihan 79th, Brady Rupp 84th, Dylan Hanisch 85th, and Geneva Petrich 154th. “The thing about it with this tournament is it is a one and done deal and sometimes people just don’t have their best days, and others do,” said Kirchner. “To be honest, I am impressed with each and every one of these kids. The amount of time they sacrifice before and after school is really what has impressed me the most.” Trophies were awarded to the top three teams and individuals in each division. Customized bows were also awarded to the top individual in each division. Every participant received a certificate and a t-shirt commemorating the event. This was the fifth NASP State Championship, but only the third that Lennox has attended and now they have a perfect State record. “We were feeling pretty good,” said Kirchner about heading into the tournament. “We knew that we had put in our work and were ready to compete.” Compete they did. State Champion, Hagedorn, said practice, practice and more practice helped him prepare him for the State Tournament. He originally decided to join the archery program because he “thought it would be fun”. Hagedorn is not alone in that thought. Hanisch joined the program for similar reasons. “I like to shoot bow and wanted something to do after school, Hanisch said. Mechels said “I decided [to join]

because I thought it was really fun during PE so I just did it.” Clay had exposure to the program through her sister who was in it. “She seemed like she was having a lot of fun and it’s always been something I’ve wanted to try,” said Clay. “After she graduated I stuck with it because I fell in love with archery. School was always horrible, but when archery would come around it would just make my day, and my year, for that matter.” For others the appeal that anybody could participate was enough to get them interested. Cinco was looking for an activity to do stating he was “not the sport type” and archery fit the bill for him. Johnson, who has been with the program for all three years, viewed archery as a challenge. “I thought, hey, I have never even held a bow, much less shot an arrow, but who’s to say I won’t surprise myself and be good,” said Johnson. “It sounded like fun and a good way to push myself out of my comfort zone.” Johnson turned out to be quite the archer, placing 26th this year and 8th in 2013. “I accomplished way more than I ever thought I could do,” said Johnson. The excitement for the program continues to build and Coach Kirchner is looking forward to the future but noted they will be losing some really great seniors. “It will definitely be difficult to replace them,” said Kirchner. “But that is the way things work.” On the boys side, the archery program is losing Friese, Mazourek, VanDenBosch, Wolf, Brady Rupp and Ketcham. But defending State

Champion, Hagedorn, and second place finisher, Waldner, will both be returning along with a solid group of strong shooters. “Anytime you can bring back the top two individuals you have to be feeling good,” said Kirchner. “The depth on the boys side will be a strength next year.” On the girls side, the team will lose four seniors: Clay, Johnson, Schoffelman, and Petrich. “While they will be difficult to replace, I feel really good about Hagedorn, Mechels, and Gillihan being able to step right in and take over,” said Kirchner. “The big challenge will be finding more girls who are interested and want to compete.”

Thomas Hagedorn was named State Champion at the NASP Championship held in Yankton, Apr. 5. Hagedorn was awarded a first place trophy and customized bow.

Kyle Waldner earned second place honors at the State Tournament. He was one of eight Lennox archers placing in the top ten.

The LHS archery program has a website ( for those interested in learning more about the program.

Team captures first place; Hagedorn, Walden finish first, second I just wanted to thank, Mr. Kirchner, for being such a fantastic coach and teacher. He always encouraged me to try harder and strive to reach beyond my goals. Brianna Johnson I love that we have an amazing coach who will support you and push you to do your best! Sometimes he’s a little frustrating, but he is only looking out for what’s going to better you. He always told me, ‘Don’t worry about where your arrows are going, just focus on

your aim point.’ I honestly believe that helped me the most. I also love going to State Archery and being around my archery family. They are seriously the best people and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my senior year than shooting with those people and having a great coach! Shannon Clay I went to many practices and I tried to put the bad things behind me to continue striving for excellence. August Meyer

Lennox archers competing at the 2014 State Tournament. Brianna Johnson, Brady Rupp, Ben Wolf, Shelby Schoffelman, Geneva Petrich represent the archers who have been with the program since its beginning at Lennox High School. They will all be graduating this year. “I would like to extend a big thank you to our kids and parents for the level of commitment and sacrifice that they have shown this season,” said Coach Josh Kirchner. “We would also like to thank our sponsors because without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. We would like to thank Lennox High School for use of the facilities.” Kirchner also wanted to thank Dan DeVries and JT Silvernail for helping him coach this year.

Special Throwback Edition — Lennox Independent 4-17-14  
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