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The Lucas County Health Center Hospital Board of Trustees had a lengthy discussion about the Vredenburg Center at 1711 Osceola Ave. in Chariton at their monthly board meeting Tuesday, June 30.

At their meeting July 1, the Lucas County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of Jacque Gwinn as a part-time clerk in the Lucas County Recorder’s office. Gwinn’s starting wage will be $12 an hour.

As of July 6, 2020, one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 31 confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive case is an adult (18-40 years of age).

The Chariton Water Board and the Chariton City Council held the first of what could be a number of discussions about Lake Ellis and Lake Morris at the water board’s monthly meeting in June held at Chariton City Hall.

Gary Goering was nominated locally and then chosen by the National Quilt of Valor Organization to honor Gary with a quilt of valor for his military service in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972.

June 29, 2020  It is with deep sadness that Lucas County Public Health is announcing our 4th COVID-19 related death of one of our fellow community members. We, as well as all of our community Public Safety and Emergency Response partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this in…

As of June 25, 2020, one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 29 confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive case is an adult (18-40 years of age). We have 18 cases that have recovered and no new deaths.

Pictured are the students that represent the top five percent of the Chariton High School Senior Class of 2020. They are from left: Jackson Curnutte, Chantel Hixson, Logan Caudill and Ty Luedtke. Not pictured: Trae Hall. The top five percent of each Senior class from each conference school a…

On Thursday, June 18, the Lucas County Fair Board announced to the public the 2020 Lucas County Fair will go on as planned, July 24-30, with a few minor changes in order to properly mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

As of June 19, 2020, one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 26 confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive case is a child (0-17 years of age). We have had 17 cases recover and unfortunately 3 deaths.

Becky Maxwell, former regional publisher for the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express and Pella Chronicle, has been named publisher of the Albia, Chariton and Moravia Newspapers. She will replace long-time publisher Dave Paxton who will become publisher emeritus the end of July.

Pictured is the message congratulating the Class of 2020 at Chariton High School on their upcoming graduation that was on the electronic message board outside of CHS.

Self-dubbed “Plant Guy” Tony Irving of Chariton (pictured) holds a Nasturtium plant he purchased at Kathy Dolan’s table at the Chariton Farmers Market this past Thursday night. There were three vendors selling things at the Farmers Market. (More Bill Howes photos Page 11)

As of June 2, 2020, 2 new case of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 19 confirmed cases. The age groups of the new positive cases are 1 middle age adult (41-60 years of age) and 1 older adult (61-80 years of age).

It is with deep sadness that Lucas County Department of Public Health is announcing the COVID-19 related death of one of our fellow community members. We, as well as all of our community Public Safety and Emergency Response partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individ…

At a special Chariton School Board meeting held this past Thursday night, the board unanimously agreed for there to be a high school baseball and softball season in Chariton in 2020.

As of May 31, 2020, One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 17 confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive cases is 1 middle age adult (41-60 years of age). All of the cases are receiving appropriate medical care. Two cases have recovered.

As of 5/28/2020, 7 new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 14 confirmed cases. The age groups of the new positive cases are 2 adults (18-40 years of age), 2 middle age adults (41-60 years of age) and 3 older adults (61-80 years of age).

Chariton’s Chamber/Main Street’s weekly Farmer’s Market starts Thursday, June 4, from 5-7 p.m. on the east side of the courthouse lawn.  Vendors who need to register may do so by completing a vendor agreement at director@cacmsia.com, www.charitonareachambermainstreet.com, or Chamber Facebook.      

As of May 22, one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of four confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive case is elderly (80+ years of age). One person has recovered.

At their meeting Monday, May 11, the Chariton Community School Board approved the graduates for the Chariton High School Class of 2020 who have met all the graduation requirements as set by the Board of Education.

Since last Friday, three people from Lucas County have tested positive for COVID-19 according to Lucas County Public Health,working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health, ADLM Emergency Management and healthcare partners to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19

The Chariton Newspaper is offering a dollar for dollar stimulus match in advertising space for small businesses buying at least $200 a month in newspaper advertising up to $5,000 a month. The stimulus match program will total up to $50,000.

Pictured is a couple enjoying a lovely afternoon fishing and viewing the Red Bud trees in bloom at Red Haw State Park this past week. (Sharon Wilhite photo)

In her report at the May 4 city council meeting, Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois told the council about a call she received regarding the amendment to the city ordinance the council approved at their April 20 meeting allowing 24-hour semi truck parking on the south side of the 100 block …

The Chariton Newspaper is offering a dollar for dollar stimulus match in advertising space for small businesses buying at least $200 a month in newspaper advertising up to $5,000 a month. The stimulus match program will total up to $50,000.