Running for council


Walter McIntoshThe town election for this year will be interesting as there are two individuals running for mayor and five running for three seats on the council in Lime Springs. Chester has two candidates for two seats, but a person never knows what the outcome could be.
Lime Springs mayor
Voters in Lime Springs will be given the opportunity to go with experience or make a change as Walter McIntosh faces off against Barb Robinson.
McIntosh has been mayor in Lime Springs for 18 years, so he knows the ins and outs of city government, but newcomer Robinson has her own ideas and experience.
The incumbent and wife Beverly have lived in Lime Springs since 1986 and have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Club ready for Christmas


Preparations for Christmas celebrations was the main topic of business at the Community Club meeting on October 19.
Kareen and Jill Johnson said the Festival of Trees will again be planned for the Sunday right after Thanksgiving, November 29. It will be held from 5:00-7:00. Continue reading

Economic Development

(Economic Development Director Ken Paxton spoke at the Lime Springs Community Club meeting on October 19 and also with the Lime Springs Herald about what is happening in Howard County.)
Paxton saved the best for last when giving his report, but, for this article, the best will go first.

Patriotic Veterans Day Banquet


Nate Thorson presents Donna Zweibohmer with a Gold Star Banner, for losing her husband, George Fogarty in Vietnam. She is with her husband Joe.

Even big, strong soldiers, who experienced the worst that life could throw at them, were brushing a tear from their eye as family members of fallen comrades accepted a Gold Star Banner. The ceremony was held at the third annual Patriotic Veterans Day Banquet on October 24.

The first to go forward was Donna Zweibohmer, whose first husband, George Fogarty of Elma, was killed in the Vietnam war when he was just 20 years old. She was accompanied by her husband Joe, who is a veteran. She also has had three sons in the Army, one of whom is still serving, and a daughter-in-law who served and son-in-law who is serving.
Also receiving Gold Star Banners as family members of George Fogarty were sisters Ann Meirick and Judy Becthold.
Margaret Walter accepted a Gold Star Banner for her brother, Lloyd C. Wohlford who was killed one month after his 20th birthday in Vietnam.

Missing men remembered


Rick Busch at right explains the Missing Man Table.One of the most poignant parts of the program was the POW/MIA Missing Man Table. It was explained by Rick Busch that approximately 1,786 Americans are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, 8,100 from the Korean War, more than 78,000 from World War II, 126 from the Cold War and one soldier is classified Missing/Captured from the Gulf War as of 2003.

Mildred Meier-Peters, 89, L. Spr.

-i-obit-mildred-Mildred Meier-Peters, 89, of Lime Springs, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lime Springs at 12:00 p.m.  Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Saratoga Cemetery following services at 2:30 p.m.
Mildred was born on October 25, 1919, one of nine children born to Henry and Mildred Aebly. The Aebly family resided in the town of Spencer, Iowa. Growing up with eight siblings there was always something to do. The children enjoyed playing together and visiting relatives who lived on farms. Mildred helped her mother with laundry and housework and especially enjoyed working with her dad in the garden.

Patriotic Veterans Day Banquet