Grassley has town hall meeting

After the town hall meeting, Sen. Charles Grassley spoke with Janet Andera.

Politicians can have senses of humor as Sen. Charles Grassley proved at his town hall meeting on April 20. After Tuesday’s snowstorm, he quipped, “I don’t come to northeast Iowa in January because I don’t like the snow!” Well, he found it, as did the rest of the area, as folks braved the sloppy side roads and wet main roads to ask questions of the senator.

He said it was spring break for Congress so he is making his annual pilgrimage to each county in the state to talk to his constituents.

The first question came from Ted Sobol, Chaplain of the Cresco American Legion #135. He wondered on the status of the VA Medical Center that was to open in Decorah this spring. Grassley did not have an answer, but asked an assistant to find out and by the end of the meeting had found the answer. Although the project had been pushed back, it was scheduled to open in September of this year in the old Wal-Mart building.

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LS gets grant for picnic tables

Carla Moser, Co-Chair of the Lime Springs Pool and Park Board was surprised to learn the grant she applied for from Build with Bags was awarded. She had just a few days to fill out the application a few weeks ago and has already heard back that Lime Springs was one of the 24 recipients of the $44,318.46 Iowa Grocery Industry Association grant. Lime Springs received $1,778.20 for three picnic tables.

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Park of a Different Color

Why not try something new and celebrate May Day? On Sunday, May 1, you and the family can spend all afternoon at Brown Park in Lime Springs and be fed and entertained. Starting at 11:30, there will be an informative presentation explaining the plans for updating the park.
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Hog Roast at Chester Lutheran

You won’t be leaving Chester United Lutheran Church hungry—spiritually or bodily after having lunch there on Sunday, May 1. The congregation is having its annual Hog Roast with all fixings—pork sandwich, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, bars and beverage. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a raffle starring a hand-made quilt.

Time for artists to show off

The Lime Springs Library and Oneota Club are sponsoring the 7th Annual Community Art Fair. The Fair started on Monday, when the first items were registered and displayed in the Library. Anyone who has any type of handiwork or artwork to share is encouraged to display it at the Library through May 7, when an open house will be held from 2:00-5:00. Bring items to the Library or call 563-566-2207 for more information.

Flag project unfurled

The Lime Springs Junior Community Club’s Flag Program has been a huge success since it began in 2004. Now it is time to contract again. Letters are going out with the Lime Springs water bills, but they may not reach everyone. So here is your invite to purchase a flag.

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Harvey Hovey, 86, York Twp.

Harvey H. Hovey, 86, of Harmony, Minn. passed away Friday, April 22, 2011. Harvey died peacefully at an assisted living facility by his son’s home in Aurora, Ill.

He was born to Knute K. and Martha (Leitz) Hovey on January 10, 1925 in York Township, rural Lime Springs, Iowa. Harvey attended the Hovey Country School in York Township. On November 20, 1946 he married Mildred (Kleppe) Hovey.

Harvey and Mildred lived on a farm in rural Lime Springs for 60 years then they moved to the Harmony Manor in Harmony. Through the years, Harvey worked as a farmer of livestock and crops. He was a longtime member of Saetersdal Church of rural Harmony. He was once a member of the Echo Valley Saddle Club and hosted horse shows on his family farm.

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