LS Jr. Comm. Club turns 10 —Will celebrate with pool party on Saturday!

Flag project Just one of the projects the Junior Club has taken on is putting flags out five times per year. Usual helpers include Abby, Mackenzie and Stephen Dietz, Kelly Miller, Savannah Roberts and Colten Miller. Not pictured: Emily Roberts and Austin and Alex Johnson.

Flag project
Just one of the projects the Junior Club has taken on is putting flags out five times per year. Usual helpers include Abby, Mackenzie and Stephen Dietz, Kelly Miller, Savannah Roberts and Colten Miller. Not pictured: Emily Roberts and Austin and Alex Johnson.

One of the youngest organizations in Lime Springs also has the youngest members, and is one of the most successful.
Junior Community Club was formed just 10 years ago, in 2004. The first meeting had 13 youth and 11 parents attending, in grades fourth through twelfth. Since then, club numbers have been pretty consistent at around 10.

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Free Swim Thursdays!

Thursdays, including today, are FREE to swimmers until the pool closes thanks to an anonymous donor! This supporter of Lime Springs will pay the admission fee for anyone (from Lime Springs or outside the area) who does not have a season ticket!

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Looking for clues

--fire-2Howard County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the fire that took place in Chester in the early morning hours of July 11. On July 16, the members of the fire department were sifting through the rubble to see if they could find any clues as to the origin of the fire. Officer Rich Hollenbeck explained, “Fire destroys evidence that will prove or disprove arson.” That doesn’t stop law enforcement officials from their investigation.

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Replacing road signs

--signReplacing road signs These two employees of McClain & Co. of Waterloo have been replacing faded and broken signs in the area the past few weeks. This sign is in Chester. It takes them three to five minutes to replace each marker, depending on how hard it is to remove the bolts. McClain & Co. bid on replacing the signs for Howard, Winneshiek, Floyd and Mitchell Counties. In total, it will take the two-man crew 8-10 weeks to replace all 3,600 signs.

ATV ride coming through LS

A unique new ride will rumble in to Northeast Iowa this August. The North Iowa ATV-UTV Ride will feature ATV and UTV vehicles in what will be a two-day parade of the all purpose vehicles. The ride will take place in Howard and Winneshiek Counties on Aug. 15-16.

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Carl A. O’Kada, 93, Cresco

--obit-okadaCarl A. O’Kada, age 93, of Cresco, Iowa passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco.

Carl Alburton O’Kada was born July 24, 1920 to Henry Terronobe and Violet Betsy (Betts) O’Kada in Nora Springs, Iowa. In 1938, Carl graduated from Cresco High School and moved to California. After high school, he joined the Army and served in WWII. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. On Oct. 10, 1959, Carl was united in marriage to Georgia Anna Stovall in Las Vegas, Nev. Carl drove truck for Auto Fast Freight in Southern Clifornia and later drove for Wisconsin Dairies, after he and his family moved back to Chester, Iowa in 1979. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

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Allen Taylor, 50, Chester

--obit-taylorAllen D. Taylor, 50, passed away July 16, 2014, at his home, in Chester, Iowa.

Allen David Taylor was born on March 28, 1964 in Cresco, Iowa, son of Alvin and Bea (Berka) Taylor. He was baptized, celebrated his first communion and was confirmed at Holy Trinity Church in Protivin. Allen graduated with the Crestwood High School class of 1982. On Sept. 15, 1984, he married Janetta Crain at Holy Trinity Chuch; they later divorced. Allen farmed for several years and raised his family in the Protivin area. He enjoyed spending his leisure time snowmobiling, playing euchre, listening to polka, riding his motorcycle and cruising in his Pontiac Firebird. He enjoyed many squirrel hunting trips with his son, Nick. Allen especially loved spending time with his two grandchildren, family and friends.

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