One main news event over the last three months in Chariton was Mary Stierwalt announcing the closing of Family Shoe on the east side of the square after 57 years in business. She has greatly enjoyed serving the public in Chariton and Lucas County for over five decades and she and longtime business partner Brenda Mullen will be greatly missed.

Another big new story was Iowa Lieutenant Gov. Adam Gregg visiting Chariton on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to tour Chariton’s downtown Main Street District. During the tour, Gregg stopped in different businesses to meet and speak with the business owners and employees. He also stopped in Piper’s and saw how they hand make their candy and bought some candy for his children there as well.

There were also some prominent awards that were given out as well including Dr. Ken Anderson of LCHC Medical Clinic being named an Iowa Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association and CHS Business/Technology teacher Susan Seuferer receiving the Iowa Business Educators Association’s 2019 BEST Award for the sixth time. Ronda Morrett of Chariton received the 2019 Iowa 4-H Visionary Award and Ron Burgett was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

Mary Stierwalt and Jim Wright were each presented with Governor’s Volunteer Awards from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.

In the Nov. 5 combined city and school election, two new members were elected to both the Chariton City Council and School Board. Steve Fenton and Dr. Michael Loew were elected to their first terms on the city council and Jamie Aulwes and Casey DeHoedt were each elected to their first terms on the Chariton School Board.

Read the January 7, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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