The Oneota Club gave away another $1,000 worth of grants during Christmas in Lime Springs. The grants are funded yearly from proceeds of the Dad’s Belgium Waffle Breakfast during Sweet Corn Days. The club has been having the breakfast since 2006.
By Marcie Klomp
It’s always fun to talk with the kids at Lime Springs Chester Elementary about different things. A person never knows what will come out of their mouths.
The Herald’s Thanksgiving tradition has always been to ask the kindergartners a few questions about the holiday meal. Some are on the shy side and just give short answers, others give their life story!
Veterans of the area were honored at the Veterans Day program held at Lime Springs-Chester Elementary on Nov. 11.
As always, Crestwood High School Band was on hand to play “The Star-Spangled Banner.” During the program the band also played “My Country Tis of Thee,” “Battle Hymn” and “Taps.”
Just four Legion members were able to make the trek up the steps of the gym to post and retire the colors: Walt McIntosh, Wilt Thomas, Ray Gasser and Duane Eiffler.
Mark Grinhaug and his daughter, Ariel Grinhaug, gave the presentation about the time they spent in the service.
Mark opened by saying, “What I like about the Lime Springs school is that you put the flag up and take it down every day. Not all schools do that.”
When talking about veterans, he explained, “People who serve are normal, everyday people.”
Last week, the Herald featured those who are on the ballot or who are running as write-in candidates. This week, two more Lime Springs residents have stepped up and iare running as write-in candidates. Tary Kolek and Brian Jesson join write-ins Russ Theis and Scott Tienter, along with Kevin Bill and Jim Miller, who are on the ballot. Only three council will be elected. A mayor is also needed for Lime Springs.
By Marcie Klomp
Stacie Eichinger of Tucson, Ariz. is already on her fifth pair of shoes as she walks across America spreading the word about Beads of Courage. She’ll probably go through another five before making her goal.
Some locals may have seen her walking along Hwy. 63 on Thursday, Oct. 3 on her way from Chester/LeRoy to her overnight stop at Marian Anderlik’s home in Cresco.
Beads of Courage is a program where young cancer victims are given beads to show their progression through the disease. Founder of the organization, Jean Baruch, noticed that beads made children feel good, so she used them as a base. After every milestone, a participant in the program receives a bead to add to his or her collection (yellow for an overnight hospital stay, white for chemotherapy, blue for a clinic visit, red for blood transfusion and a glow-in-the-dark one for radiation). The website (www.beadsofcourage.org) explained some children can have beads up to 35 ft. long! That’s a lot for one little kid to go through.
By Marcie Klomp
County Engineer Nick Rissman told Lime Springs City Council the county was planning to resurface the A-23, the blacktop going from Lime Springs city limits to Cresco city limits in 2014. He wanted to give the town the opportunity to pony in on the project and get some resurfacing done from city limits (where the road is leading to the sewer plant) to the middle of the intersection of Jackson and North Miller (by Mitch Smith/Donna Ihns corner).
Rissman explained the cost would be $62,548 for asphalt and $63,611 for concrete. “I will probably recommend concrete to the board [of supervisors]. That will be determined in the next month or so.”
In the past, the county and cities affected have had a 28E agreement where the county pays for the entire project and allows cities to make payments for 10 years or so with no interest. He did not think that would change.