Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) would like to warn residents about a phone scam after several people have reported receiving calls in the last week from someone claiming they work for LCHC and offering Lifeline products and services.
Chariton Senior Center Bingo will be held the first four Tuesdays of each month, doors open at 5:05 p.m., selling of packets starts at 5:30 and games start at 6 p.m. There will be 10 sheets of games (packet), must buy a packet to play special games and special games are $1 per sheet. You can…
The regular meeting of the Lucas County Genealogical Society was held on 13 September 2021 at the Chariton Public Library. Vice President Don Holmes called the meeting to order.
A total of $11,000 was donated by check to the Chariton Splash Pad project at the Chariton City Council meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 7.
A ceremony honoring several different things including the lying of a wreath at the POW/MIA Memorial in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day was held at the Lucas County Veterans Memorial Park in Chariton Friday morning, Sept. 17.
The Chariton Community School Board approved the SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) members for 2021-22 at their regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 13.
At their meeting Monday, Sept. 20, the Chariton City Council approved pay application #1 to KLC Construction for the Lucas-Monroe County Closed Landfill Cap Project.
The Chariton City Council discussed the Chariton Fireworks Ordinance at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 20.
Two former Chariton High School graduates were inducted into the Hall of Pride at the Homecoming assembly at CHS this past Friday afternoon.
There’s a new restaurant now open in Chariton with delicious food, fast and friendly service and a nice atmosphere that will make you want to keep coming back.
Jump in your favorite car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and put on your biggest smile. It is time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa. The crew for Anna Rea the 1930 Ford Model A invites everybody to drive along for all or part of the…
For the first time since March 2020, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will be serving in-person meals to diners 60 years and above. The congregate meal sites, which will now be known as “Milestones Community Cafés”, were expected to reopen across most of Milestones’ 17 counties throughout Jul…
Applications are currently being taken for the 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for Elderly and Disabled which begins Oct. 1, 2021. All other households could apply beginning Nov. 1, 2020.
Seats will host an Open House at their Chariton facility located at 1000 S. 1st St., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 from 12-4 p.m.
The Chariton City Council approved a tax abatement for the construction of a new home owned by Jacob Wagner at 1422 Armory Ave. in Chariton.
During her City Manager’s report given at the Sept. 7 Chariton City Council meeting, Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said that the City’s USDA grant for the Chariton Police Department has been formally approved.
After a brief discussion at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Chariton City Council set Beggar’s Night (Trick or Treating) for Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the City of Chariton.
The City of Chariton recently has named Jeff Johnson as the new Chariton Police Chief. Chief Johnson has previously held this position with the city. Jeff has spent the past several years continuing to serve the local community as a patrol officer.
The Chariton City Council approved an application for an excavator’s and drain layer’s license for IH Landscaping at their regular meeting Sept. 7.
The United Methodist Church’s Tuesday Together Community Meal was awarded $1,000 as part of IMT Insurance’s 2021 Community Contest.
Hunter Brothers, Mike and Nick Hunter, of Lucas County were inducted into the 2021 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 22. Ninety-eight Iowa counties participated this year and selected 129 inductees for their outstandin…
The Chariton Library has a large collection of M&M dispensers and memorabilia owned by Steve Blake in the display case. M&Ms had their 80th birthday on Sept. 10. To help celebrate this fact, the library has hung a clear tube (more than 16 feet long!) filled with M&Ms in several f…
The Chariton Library announces the following winners from their summer reading programs:
The Lucas County Supervisors met Wednesday, Sept. 1 for their regular meeting with all members present.
The Chariton Community School Board approved a number of contracts for part-time Associates at a special school board meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Lucas County Health Center Chief Financial Officer Jay Christensen had much good news to report in the financial report he gave for July for LCHC at the LCHC Hospital Board of Trustees’ meeting Aug. 31.
The Honor Flight jacket that belonged to longtime Chariton resident and World War II Navy veteran Don B. Kingsbury is now up on display at the Lucas County Historical Society Museum in Chariton.
Lucas County Health Center Chief Operations Officer Lori Johnson gave the LCHC Quality report for July at the LCHC Hospital Board of Trustees’ meeting Tuesday, Aug. 31.
The Lucas County Health Center Hospital Board of Trustees approved a two percent overall pay increase for the whole hospital and its employees at their regular board meeting Aug. 31.
Lindy’s Closet is now at a new location in Chariton that is more eye-pleasing and efficient to help its shoppers meet their needs and further enhance their shopping experience.
In only her second year of gardening, Kelsey Robinson has made the exterior of her home on Auburn Avenue into a showcase of beautiful foliage that all summer has delighted traffic driving by on North 7th Street in Chariton. Robinson credits being a former hairstylist-and a love of Pinterest-…
The Rotary Club of Chariton was awarded a Community Grant for $5,000. The grant will be used to create a pedestrian area “pocket park” in the alley area on the Southside of the Chariton Downtown Square on Grand Street.
Chariton’s annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 2:30, Friday, Sept. 17, following the Homecoming Assembly. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Chargers Got The Beat.” The Chargers will be playing the West Marshall Trojans.
The stories of five Lucas Countyans ranging from a pioneer woman who was among the first to be buried in the Chariton Cemetery to a pioneering black attorney, will be told during this year’s 17th annual Chariton Cemetery Heritage Tour scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19. The tour will begin at 4 …
The Lucas County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 4 with all members present.
The Chariton City Council approved by resolution setting a date for a public hearting on designation of the 2021 North Ridge Urban Renewal Area and on the Urban Renewal Plan and Project at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 16.
The annual John L. Lewis Festival in Lucas will get underway Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, but this year with some changes! For Festival 2021 it will involve the Lucas Merchants, along with the John L. Lewis Museum! There is a full day of activities planned for all ages, beginning with the Fireme…
Lucas County Health Center’s Healthy University will host “Hail To The Victor In You” on Saturday, Sept. 25. Guest speaker, Tracy Lowry, will begin the session at 11 a.m. in the Elbow Room on the lower level of the Hotel Charitone.
Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street was pleased to welcome six of the new first-year teachers and Michael Moran, who is the current Behavior Interventionist at Chariton Middle School, to the Chariton Chamber on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
At their meeting Monday, Aug. 16, the Chariton City Council approved a letter of support for the Iowa Economic Development’s Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant application for Chariton.
The Chariton School Principals gave their reports for the upcoming school year at the monthly school board meeting Monday, Aug. 9.
The Chariton City Council approved a resignation from, and an appointment and re-appointment to the Chariton Free Public Library Board of Directors at their meeting Aug. 16.
At their meeting Aug. 16, the Chariton City Council approved a grant application for the 2021 Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program application for the Chariton Sewer Plant upgrades.
The Chariton City Council approved the second reading of a couple of ordinances at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 16.
The Annual Back to School Breakfast for the Chariton School District was held this past week at Chariton High School. The Kiwanis Club of Chariton and the Chariton Community School District (CCSD) served approximately 115 staff at the annual back to school breakfast.
The Chariton City Council approved by resolution to provide for a notice of a public hearing on proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Sewage Treatment Plant Improvements Project and the taking of bids for the project.
The Chariton Valley Electric Operation Round Up® Foundation Board is proud to announce the recipients of Operation Round Up®’s 2021 second quarter funds to two local organizations.
Singer/songwriter Jennifer Sveum performing as Field+Fire, released the music video for her new song “Dorothy” on July 16.