To discuss renaming district

Secretary/Treasurer Clint Farlinger gives the oath of office to Vice-President of the school board Duane Bodermann and to President Scott Fortune at the Sept. 8 Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting.

Secretary/Treasurer Clint Farlinger gives the oath of office to Vice-President of the school board Duane Bodermann and to President Scott Fortune at the Sept. 8 Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting.

By Marcie Klomp
Renaming Howard-Winneshiek Community School District to better describe the school has been on the monthly meeting agenda for over a year.

It was recently taken out of the “Parking Lot” portion of the agenda (items to keep an eye on) and moved to “Old Business.”
It was decided at the Sept. 8 meeting to discuss the issue at the Advisory Group meeting tentatively set for Oct. 1. The Advisory Group is set to meet tentatively on the first Monday of each month (October, November, February, March and April). Any community member is invited to attend these meetings.

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Families can get refund on lunches, technology

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Construction updates

New pads were constructed at Lidtke Park with electricity and water going to each campsite. Even the road changed. A new culvert was put in and the entrance was moved 10-20 feet to the north. The tree in front is the one that split the road in two.

New pads were constructed at Lidtke Park with electricity and water going to each campsite. Even the road changed. A new culvert was put in and the entrance was moved 10-20 feet to the north. The tree in front is the one that split the road in two.

By Marcie Klomp
Howard County Engineer Nick Rissman gave an update on local and area projects.

Old Town Bridge
“Due to a glitch in the computer for the steel producers, the bridge is delayed,” Rissman said. Basically it has been delayed 3-4 weeks! The rebar for pouring the deck should have been delivered mid-August and won’t be arriving until this week.

After pouring the deck, there is still railings, approach work and finishing to be done.

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Council schooled on finances

Maggie Burger of Speer Financial of Waterloo talked to Lime Springs Council, including Brian Johnson and Leann Thomas about the city’s financing of upcoming projects.

Maggie Burger of Speer Financial of Waterloo talked to Lime Springs Council, including Brian Johnson and Leann Thomas about the city’s financing of upcoming projects.

By Marcie Klomp
Maggie Burger of Speer Financial in Waterloo explained several options regarding financing of several Lime Springs projects, including sewer ($2.5 million), Innovation Drive at LimeSprings Beef ($474,215), A-23 ($91,108), radio-read meters ($74,000) and well house ($69,400).

Her explanation, although lengthy, was fairly easy to understand and gave Council some things to contemplate. One item discussed was to have a public hearing regarding borrowing money for some or all of the projects. After the public hearing, expenses incurred up to 60 days prior to the hearing can be reimbursed to the City through the loan. This would include the last batch of water meters purchased by the City.

Burger will also annalize each project individually and suggest the best way to finance them. She added the advice she gives will have the least costly affect on the town’s residents.

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Terry Grant, 64, fmrly. Lime Springs

Terry Grant, 64, of rural Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 1. He was born on July 22, 1950 to Marvin and Helen (Hayle) Grant at Harmony, Minn. He married Kathy Davis on April 3, 1971. The couple had three boys. He was manager at Lime Springs, Iowa Thermogas for many years.

Rita Tremoya, 89, Lime Springs

Rita Aquino Tremoya was born May 3, 1925 at Garchitorina, the Philippines to Ernesto and Aura (Del Rosario) Aquino. On Jan. 1, 1951 she married Primitivo Tremoya in the Philippines. The couple had eight children. She moved to Lime Springs, Iowa in 2001. She passed away Aug. 27, 2014.

Corwin E. Goodman, 88, frmly. LS

--obit-goodmanCorwin E. Goodman, age 88 of Cresco, Iowa died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco.
Corwin Ellis Goodman was born Dec. 26, 1925 to Paul and Mabel (Cory) Goodman in Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1927 the family moved to a farm six miles west of Lime Springs, Iowa. He attended country school in Chester Township and the ninth grade in Lime Springs. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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