Lime Springs school to close —Preschool will move to Spring Ahead Learning Center

By Marcie Klomp
On a vote of 4-1, Howard-Winneshiek School Board members voted to close the Lime Springs school. Duane Bodermann was the only member to vote against the recommendation from Supt. John Carver.

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Need stories about Herald

With Lime Springs Herald being absorbed by Times Plain Dealer, editor Marcie Klomp is planning on putting together a special section for the final issue of the newspaper on Feb. 12.

“Anybody with memories of former publishers Carl and LaVon Cassidy, Al and Eileen Evans and Barry and Sara Casebolt and current publishers Dan and Joyce Evans, please share them. Also why not let us know how long you’ve been receiving the paper?”
Memories can be called in to the office at 563-566-2687, mailed to P.O. Box 187, Lime Springs, IA 52155 or emailed to evansppc@mediacombb.net.

It’ll be a hot time in the old town on Saturday!

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Council learns LS Beef will open in May/June

By Marcie Klomp
Lime Springs Council learned LimeSprings Beef’s opening date has been pushed back a month, at its Jan. 6 meeting. General Manager Michael Spinks admitted, “Last time I was here, we were hoping to open and kill cattle in 2014. We had a couple obstacles.”

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Lime Springs Herald to print last newspaper in February

“It is after great thought and a heavy heart that Joyce and I are announcing the closing of the Lime Springs Herald in February,” said Publisher Dan Evans, co-owner of the weekly newspaper with wife, Joyce Evans. Continue reading

Randall L. Richter, 63, L. Springs

--obit-RichterRandall L. Richter, age 63, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at his home with his family at his side.

Randall was born Oct. 8, 1951 in Germantown, Iowa to Lawrence and Elsbeth (Fiddelke) Richter. He was a 1969 graduate of Riceville High School, Riceville, Iowa. Following high school he attended Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa for one year, then entered the Army. While in the Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant and spent three years in Hawaii.

Following the Army he returned to Iowa State University where he graduated in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business. Early in his life, he farmed with his father. In the early 1980s his brother joined him in their hog and grain operations. Continue reading

The Snow Queen

LSCTT cast Those youth involved in the Lime Springs Children’s Theatre Troupe play are, front: Dalin Kitchen, Gabe Slavin, Cassidy Bowen, Kendall Slavin and Ana Gibbs. Middle: Lyli Kunert, Kelly Miller, Teryn Lukes, Skylar Henry and Abigail Hovey. Back: Lyanne Wells, Emma Greengo, Dalten Heit and Mattie Slavin. Not pictured: Anna Mae Leverson, Benjamin Matthias, Emily Bjugan-Hanson, Kristen Kuhl and Ella Keller.

LSCTT cast
Those youth involved in the Lime Springs Children’s Theatre Troupe play are, front: Dalin Kitchen, Gabe Slavin, Cassidy Bowen, Kendall Slavin and Ana Gibbs. Middle: Lyli Kunert, Kelly Miller, Teryn Lukes, Skylar Henry and Abigail Hovey. Back: Lyanne Wells, Emma Greengo, Dalten Heit and Mattie Slavin. Not pictured: Anna Mae Leverson, Benjamin Matthias, Emily Bjugan-Hanson, Kristen Kuhl and Ella Keller.

By Marcie Klomp
Twenty youth have been busy praciticing for the play “The Snow Queen” since auditioning in early August.

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