Carol Casey, 89, Fillmore County

Carol Casey died suddenly at home on Saturday, March 27, 2010. She was 89 years of age.
Carol A. (Gager) Casey was born in Cresco, Iowa on November 9, 1920, the daughter of H. Leslie and Margaret (Kaufman) Gager. She graduated from Cresco High School.
On November 1, 1939, Carol was united in marriage to Ronald M. Casey in Cresco. They made their home in Southern Minnesota for most of their life, while Ron worked for various farmers. Carol was a stay-at-home mom who raised her eight children. She enjoyed making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and listening to music.

Ervin Walter, 97, Cresco

Ervin Walter, 97, of Cresco, Iowa passed away at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco on Saturday, March 27, 2010, after a brief illness.
Ervin Leonard Walter was born on January 5, 1913, at his parents’ farm home in Albion Township. He was the son of Louis and Mathilda (Kratz) Walter. He attended Lincoln School in Albion Township and Cresco High School, where he was a wrestler and played the saxophone in the band.
He was united in marriage to Ada S. Knutson Reinhart on March 28, 1935. They became the proud parents of Sharon Lee, Sandra, Ernie, Larry, Peggy and Lee.

Ridgeway School Closing

Last week’s Lime Springs Herald reported the Howard-Winneshiek School Board voted to keep all three outlying centers open. After the meeting, it was discovered the savings listed in the proposal were still not enough, so the Board had to re-think its decision.

Looking toward SCD

Spiff Slifka talks to the Community Club as Marian Peter looks on.

Lots of things in Lime Springs and Howard County are changing—new mayor, more active council, schools closing. One thing that isn’t changing is Sweet Corn Days.

The Community Club met on March 15 and started making plans for the annual celebration to be held August 13-15 in 2010. The list of committee chairs from 2009 was looked over and many of the chairmen will again be in charge of events and booths. Not many concerns were raised, but it is still early in the year. The Club just wanted to get a head start on the festival which brings over 5,000 to town.
• In other business, Marcie Klomp spoke about the Junior Club and their plans for the flag project. “Letters are being sent out with the water bills this month asking people to pay for the flags, which will be set out on Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Sweet Corn Sunday and Labor Day. Businesses will pay $5.00 more to have flags set out on Veterans Day.”

Fire Board discusses grants

Members of the Fire Board—Corey Gates, Dean Bolton and Ron Deike. Missing—Gary Klomp.

Members of the Fire Board met on March 16 for their regular meeting. Also present were several fire fighters.

Fire Chief Tony Roberts told the group Lime Springs Fire and Rescue was called to a fire at the Rick Hovey residence, north of town on March 10. “He had a chimney fire and had it out before we got there, but we were called out anyway.”

Angela Fortney, 81, Chester

Angela Eleanor Riha Fortney, 81, of Chester, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Austin Medical Center, Austin, Minn., after a lengthy illness.

Bernice “Bea” Johnson, 86, LS

Bernice I. “Bea” Johnson, age 86, of Lime Springs, Iowa died Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Manly Nursing Home in Manly, Iowa after a long, unforgiving battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.