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At Monday night’s Chariton Community School Board meeting, Superintendent Larry Achenbach and the board had a short discussion about current enrollment numbers for each grade level in the Chariton School District.

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, made a campaign stop for her husband at the Jim and Marti Mefferd residence in Chariton Sunday afternoon. Biden spoke for awhile and answered questions and then met people in the audience.

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council held the public hearing regarding the City of Chariton acquiring the property at 400 S. Fourth St. in Chariton by 657A rules under the Iowa Code. Following the hearing the city approved a resolution for Chariton City Attorney Verle Nor…

The Rotary Club of Chariton is using an evening of entertainment to help raise funds for community projects, such as improving parks and playgrounds in Chariton. The Saturday, March 7, Chariton Rotary Club Trivia Night will generate additional funds to improve access to playgrounds for peopl…

The Lucas County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday morning, Jan. 2. The supervisors reorganized for 2020 appointing Larry Davis as chairman and Cathy Reece as vice chairman.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, House File 2377 (2018 Iowa Acts) mandates the electronic transmission of all prescriptions, including all controlled substances, unless specifically exempted. All health care providers, excluding veterinarians, are included in the law.

One major news story of the third quarter of 2019 was a history making event as the first ever Dog Park opened in the City of Chariton at Franklin Park on Saturday, July 6. A Grand Opening and ribbon cutting was held for the event that day and following this people were able to use the new p…

Ron Burgett of Lucas County was inducted into the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18. Ninety-six Iowa counties participated this year and selected 135 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-…

This Christmas season the Chariton Community School District had an anonymous donor along with an organization that has donated money to our district’s Angel Fund. The district also had many parents who no longer have students in the district donate money left in their children’s meal accoun…

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved the conveyance of a gift of property next to Yocom Park in Chariton from Martin and Estela Biesemeyer, who are husband and wife, and Martin’s sister, Marcy Biesemeyer, to the City of Chariton.

Each year on Memorial Day, since the park was called to attention on the April 9, 2015, a number of objects have been dedicated in the park to honor veterans including: benches, flag poles, a Memorial to the Citizens that gave the ultimate sacrifice and this past Memorial Day, the Park dedic…

At their meeting Dec. 9, the Chariton Water Board approved to renew a water department meter deposit CD they currently have at Great Western Bank in Chariton and for it to remain at the bank for 12 months at an interest rate of 1.1 percent.

Logan Kinyon is the new County Youth Coordinator for the Lucas County Extension Office. A former Miss Rodeo Iowa, Kinyon brings a bright and friendly energetic personality to the position that she would like to use to grow the Lucas County 4-H program into an even greater entity and have its…

At their monthly meeting Monday night, the Chariton Water Board approved an amendment to a contract with U.S. Cellular regarding equipment it has on the water tower behind Chariton City Hall pending approval from the City of Chariton on the amendment.

Local attorneys Raymond C. Meyer of Chariton and Jenna K. Lain of Corydon have announced that they are establishing a new law partnership together called Meyer & Lain. The partnership will be effective Jan. 1, 2020, and although they will be working together as partners, they will still …

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and current Minnesota U.S. senator Amy Klobuchar made a campaign stop in Chariton when she spoke followed by a meet and greet at the Iron Horse Neighborhood Grill this past Friday afternoon. It was standing room only in the back portion of the restauran…

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved to set a public hearing regarding the nuisance property at 400 South Fourth St. in Chariton to be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at 5 p.m. in the council chambers at Chariton City Hall.

At Monday night’s meeting, the Chariton City Council held a hearing with no public comment for two sanders from the Chariton Street Department that had been marketed for sale recently. The sanders are considered surplus property that the street department no longer needs.

The South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) Board recently visited the Chariton Community School Kindergarten classrooms as a part of the organization’s reading project.

Zoey Narber (left) and Mia Rudenko have a good time during the Columbus kindergarten Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday afternoon. Narber is in Mrs. Thatcher’s class and Rudenko is in Mrs. Bear’s class. (More Bill Howes photos Page 9 of November 28, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot.)

At their meeting Nov. 18, the Chariton Community School Board approved six requests for mid-term graduation and four requests for part-time student status. The mid-term graduation requests were approved pending completion of mid-term graduation requirements.

In 1962 Berns and Mary Stierwalt went into the shoe business, found that it was a good “fit” and then helped their hometown folks of Chariton and surrounding areas find quality shoes that fit just right. Now, after more than five decades – 57 years to be exact - The Family Shoe Store will be…