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Chariton Chamber/Main Street invites you to participate in this family friendly event. You, your family, friends, businesses or clubs would be a wonderful addition to this fun event. Stroll the square to see wonderful lighted and live windows. The business owners are once again providing tas…

The seats that were open and didn’t have anyone running for them on the ballot in the Nov. 5 combined city and school board election have been filled by write-in with local residents who received the most write-in votes in the election. The Lucas County Auditor’s office finished the unoffici…

The Chariton High School Building and Trades Program showed off the hard work of its students during an open house on Oct. 24. The home located at 724 E. Woodlawn Ave. has undergone an amazing face-lift from old and neglected-foreclosed and sitting empty for a year- to renovated and modern.

A donation from the Clarence Ormond Landrum Trust was received by Red Haw State Park in Chariton in mid-September. The donation by the Landrum Trust was for $36,000 to purchase the ADA-accessible dock and two kayak launchers for Red Haw State Park campground boat ramp.

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved a resolution for City Attorney Verle Norris to initiate the 657A process of the Iowa Code for the City of Chariton to acquire the title of and take possession of the nuisance property at 709 N. 14th St.

At their recent meeting, the Chariton City Council approved the third and final reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 10.12 of the Chariton Municipal Code due to Yield signs being added to the City of Chariton. Along with the third reading, the council also approved to adopt the ordinance.

At the Oct. 14 school board meeting, Chariton Athletic Director Tim Milledge announced that Chariton High School has qualified for an NFL grant of $2,500 through former Chariton standout and current Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson.

The Chariton Vocal Music Department has been busy preparing this year’s fall musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical will be presented on Friday and Saturday Nov. 1 and 2, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. at Johnson Auditorium.

At their meeting this past Wednesday morning, the Lucas County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of Roberta Bender as a full-time Correctional Officer/Dispatcher by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office effective Oct. 7, 2019. Her starting salary is $16 an hour.

Lucas County Health Center congratulates Kenneth Anderson, DO for being named a 2019 Iowa Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).

Members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met in Chariton this past Saturday for their regular meeting to recognize four Lucas County citizens for various special DAR Awards. The meeting was held at the Carl L. Caviness American Legion.

In the City of Chariton, there are four non-incumbent candidates running for two at large city council seats in the Nov. 5 election. They are Stephen Fenton, Jarrett McGee, Mark A. Giese and Michael Loew.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, children and grown ups alike experienced an enjoyable evening sponsored by the Lucas County Historical Society Museum in conjunction with the City of Chariton, the Chariton Public Library, and the Chariton Hy-Vee.

Effective July 1, 2019, City and School elections will be held on the same day in counties across Iowa. Polling places will be the same as for the General Election. If you have questions on where you vote, please contact the Lucas County Auditor’s Office at 641-774-4512.

At their meeting Oct. 7, the Chariton City Council set a public hearing regarding the sale of 318 N. 7th St. to the Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund for Nov. 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the council chambers at Chariton City Hall at 115. S. Main.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1,100 FFA members from the South Central District gathered at the Clarke County Fairgrounds for the South Central Career Development Event competition day. Chariton FFA took 27 members to compete in Horse, Livestock and Soil judging.

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance adding stop signs to the City of Chariton at the intersection of South 13th Street and Armory Avenue.

The annual National Honor Society tapping ceremony for Chariton High School was held at Johnson Auditorium this past Wednesday morning. A total of 13 students were inducted into NHS at the ceremony. Current NHS members were also recognized and a history of National Honor Society was given as well.

Lucas County Health Center CEO Brian Sims gave the financial report for August in place of LCHC Financial Management Manager George Esper, who was absent, at the Sept. 24 Hospital Board meeting.

Lucas County’s 16th annual Chariton Cemetery Heritage Tour began on a misty Sunday afternoon on Sept. 21. Many braved the inclement weather and were rewarded with six memorable presentations by local cast members.

Pictured are the members of the 2019 Chariton Homecoming Court. Queen candidates are front from left: Taylor Welch, Ava DeMaria, Riley Mackey, Hannah Thatcher and Paige Farrell. King candidates are back from left: Jesse Watkins-Schoenig, Nick Wood, Riley Reece, Will Swarthout and Jackson Curnutte.

It’s Homecoming week once again in Chariton. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “”Chargers Take on the World” and the following is a list of events that will be taking place during homecoming week. The opponent for this year’s homecoming is the PCM Mustangs.

Recently a group of citizens representing the local community honored the Chariton Police Department, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, the EMS personnel at Lucas County Health Center and the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department last week in memory of the events of 9/11 or Sept. 11, 2001.