Taking art on the road

Bert Caswell and Holly Wherry (Submitted)

Bert Caswell and Holly Wherry (Submitted)

By Marcie Klomp
Holly Wherry, daughter of Keith and Mary Wherry of Cresco, is combining five of her passions—art, art therapy, teaching, bicycling and travel—as she and boyfriend Bert Caswell try to spread the word one piece of art at a time

The couple plans to take their art on the road. Starting at Wherry’s birthplace, Lime Springs, and ending at Caswell’s birthplace, New Orleans, and everywhere in between. They are building an art cart that will hold all of their supplies. It will attach to one of their bikes and away they will go!

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Statue in memory of DeRuiters

“Four children walking on a log to school”

“Four children walking on a log to school”

By Marcie Klomp
A new bronze statue has been added to Lime Springs just in time for Sweet Corn Days! “Four children walking on a log to school” by Ken Ross is sitting in a place of honor in VanderBie Park in memory of Arnie and Betty DeRuiter.

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Threshing same today as yesteryear

This field is near the Granger turn-off, on the back road from Lime Springs to Cresco.

This field is near the Granger turn-off, on the back road from Lime Springs to Cresco.

By Marcie Klomp
Years ago, this time of year the countryside was littered with shocks of oats, barley and timothy. Each farm grew their own grain to feed their animals. If anyone has driven the back way to Cresco since mid-July they have seen that same landscape—six sheaves of oats with another laid across the top, standing a few yards apart.

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Why not pay it forward?

The Lime Springs Swimming Pool had over 110 individuals enjoying its refreshing waters on Thursday, July 24. Come again for a free swim on July 31 and Aug. 7.

The Lime Springs Swimming Pool had over 110 individuals enjoying its refreshing waters on Thursday, July 24. Come again for a free swim on July 31 and Aug. 7.

By Marcie Klomp
As was reported in last week’s Lime Springs Herald, admissions for the last three Thursdays of swimming at the pool are being paid by a local benefactor who realizes the importance of having a full pool for kids and adults to enjoy during the summer.

For the first Thursday (July 24), there were nearly double the number of those without season tickets who enjoyed a cool day of swimming. Hopefully today (July 31) and Aug. 7 will have just as many folks who come to enjoy the pool.

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Construction all around

Lidtke Bridge The piers for the bridge at Old Town have been poured. A three to four-foot pier cap will be placed on top; then beams will be placed on top of that.

Lidtke Bridge
The piers for the bridge at Old Town have been poured. A three to four-foot pier cap will be placed on top; then beams will be placed on top of that.

By Marcie Klomp
When it rains, it pours, or so the saying goes. That seems to the truth in Lime Springs as residents are experiencing an abundance of construction.

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Sign up sheets at Library

Sweet Corn Days would not be as successful as it is without volunteers.

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LSCTT taking auditions

Pretty much anyone who knows a kid—especially a girl—under the age of 10 has heard of the Disney film “Frozen.” If not, here is your chance to see it in person as it is the next play to be performed by Lime Springs Children’s Theatre Troupe.

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