Comm. Club preparing for Sweet Corn Days

The Sweet Corn Days T-Shirts are in! They can be purchased at Lime Springs Feed & Equipment before the celebration or at the ticket booth during the weekend of August 12-14.

Plans are moving forward for the 30th annual Sweet Corn Days on August 12-14. The Community Club, which sponsors the town festival, met on July 18 to make sure events and all the little details were taken care of.

It was reconfirmed that a couple Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders will be selling some products on Sunday after the parade on Main Street. C US Bank is sponsoring the event.

Four different people were called to try to get someone to chair the Volleyball Tournament and as of meeting time, nobody had stepped up, so the tournament will probably not be held this year. It is hoped work schedules will allow a chairman next year to continue the long held event.

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Getting ready for Sweet Corn Days

Check out some of the events and help needed for Sweet Corn Days—–

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Communication to be better in HC

Howard County Sheriff Mike Miner, Lime Springs Fire Chief Tony Roberts and Howard County Emergency Management Director Darrell Knecht stand in front of the water tower at Lime Springs where repeaters have been installed. At left is the repeater equipment on the water tower.

Emergency services in Howard County will soon be able to communicate easier since the $801,000 radio project will be completed in a few weeks.

Lime Springs Fire Chief Tony Roberts explains, “We used to have to use the hand held to talk to the truck, then the truck talked to Cresco. With the repeaters, it will take out the middleman.”

The county was able to get new radio equipment and put repeaters, or radio amplifiers, at each community—Lime Springs, Chester, Riceville, Elma, Protivin, Saratoga and Cresco—through a grant from the Elma Fire Department from USDA. The 911 commission will pay $150,000, with the rest taken care of with the grant.

The repeaters in Lime Springs, and most other towns, are mounted on top of the water tower, with a building to house other supplies underneath.

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Vikings Cheerleaders coming to SCD

Lime Springs can stand up and cheer since it has been confirmed since the Community Club meeting the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders will have a booth on Sunday of Sweet Corn Days, August 14.

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Stanley Bergan, 60, LeRoy

Funeral services for Stanley Bergan were held Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Reverend Rolf Wangberg officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 161 and by the Army Burial Honors.

Stanley Bergan, age 60, of LeRoy died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications following a liver transplant.

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Sweet Corn Days events

30th Annual

Sweet Corn Days

Lime Springs, IA

3 Full Days of Fun & Entertainment

August 12th – 14th


6:00 p.m.- Beer Garden Open

6:00 p.m.- Food Stands Open

7:00 p.m.- Crowning Miss Sweet Corn & King of Corn

7:00-?- Lime Springs Talent Contest on Main Street

Friday: Start of Steve Kraft Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament, continues Sat. & Sun.


8:00-11:00 a.m.- Dad’s Belgian Waffles, Comm. Center, by Oneota Club

8:00 a.m.- Steve Kraft Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament

10:00 a.m.- Tractor Show near Brown Park

10:30 a.m.- LS Saddle Club Fun Show at Echo Valley, Registration at 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.- Co-ed 4’s Volleyball, Tentative

10:00 a.m.- Art Show at Tennis Court

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.- Cub Scout lunch in Brown Park

11:00 a.m.- Antique Tractor Pull (Weigh-in 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) Bring your own lawn chairs!

12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight- Beer Garden Open

1:00 p.m.- 2nd Annual Irvin Munkel Horseshoe Tournament at Brown Park, Registration at 12:00 Noon.

1:00 p.m.- Judging of Howard County Barbecue Contest

1:00-4:00 p.m.- BINGO at Community Center (Fund-Raiser for Library)

2:00 p.m.- 30-Mile Bike Ride (563-379-7478)

2:30- Kid Power Pedal Tractor Pull LLC-sanctioned, Sponsored by C US Bank

2:30 p.m.- Redneck Horshoe Tournament with Toilet Seats & Plungers

3:00-5:30 p.m.- Mike McAbee, downtown

3:30 p.m.- Husk Sweet Corn at Lime Springs Locker

5:00 p.m.- Community Club Food Stand

5:30-7:30 p.m.- Local Entertainment & Announcements

6:00-8:00 p.m.- TEEN DANCE at Tennis Court

8:00 p.m. – Midnight • Street Dance featuring Lost Faculties


7:00-11:00 a.m.- Boy Scout Omelette Breakfast, in Community Center

8:00 a.m.- Steve Kraft Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament

9:00 a.m.- Ecumenical Church Service at Brown Park. Entertainment by Praises for Him

10:00 a.m.- Flea and Craft Exhibits on Main Street all day

10:00 a.m.- Food Stand for Pool (formerly St. Stephen’s stand)

10:00 a.m.- til’ gone- FREE Watermelon C US Bank

10:30 a.m. FREE Sweet Corn on Main Street

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.- Classic Car Show Registration is at 9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.- Beer Garden Open

12:30 p.m.- Float Judging Contest

1:00 p.m.- Sweet Corn Parade

2:00 p.m.- Curt and Linda Gjere at Brown Park

2:00 p.m.- Wagon Rides by Steve Davis at Brown Park

Sunday Afternoon- Zion Lunch Stand at Brown Park

Bring your own lawn chairs for the entertainment and enjoy an afternoon in the park.

FOOD STAND at Ball Park all weekend. Proceeds going to Pool, Parks, Library, Fire Department & Community Center



2:30 p.m.- Redneck Horshoe with Toilet Seats & Plungers

SUNDAY after parade

Check out the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders!

Get in on the Cash Drawing to be held Sunday Night!

$1000 in Cash Prizes to be given away!

Need not be present to win.

Tickets $100 each or 6 for $500

Cash drawing • 4:45 p.m.

For information on any of these events call 563-566-2687

Council accepts fund transfers

Garbage is even thrown in the compost pile.

Mayor Pro-Tem Kevin Bill took over for Barb Robinson at the Lime Springs City Council meeting on July 5, and he did a fine job—keeping the meeting to just over an hour.

Several bank accounts from government entities were turned over to the City as has been the intention for a while. The money is credited to each entity, but most bills will now be paid through the City and not the individual entity.

Two checking accounts at the Library were turned over, as were accounts for the Community Center and Brown Park.

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Welcome Home Ceremony

Sgt. Travis Stockdale with his wife, Tracy, and sons, Garrick, age four, and Gavin, age two.

A Welcome Home ceremony was held on July 6 at the Howard County Courthouse for U.S. Army Sgt. Travis Stockdale. It is a short stay as he has just a 40-day leave before his next assignment.

Vince Kappes, Commander of the V.F.W. welcomed Stockdale. “We are here today to welcome home U.S. Army Sgt. Travis Stockdale, Infantryman for three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom and most recently a tour of duty with the U.S. Army at Hohenfels, Bavaria, Germany. We thank you for your service to family, community and country.”

Dick Zak of the American Legion also spoke.

Stockdale’s wife and mother, Tracy Stockdale and Lois Blue, were each given Blue Star Banners from the V.F.W. The Blue Star Banner is to be placed in a serviceman’s window at home to show he is on active duty.

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2011 Fair Ribbon Auction grosses over $33,000

The 4-H and FFA ribbon auction at the 2011 Mighty Howard County Fair grossed $33,775 for the county youth this year. The average was $276.84 for the 122 ribbons sold. This is compared to 2010 when 115 ribbons were sold averaging $190.83.

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Clement family principal owners of Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa – Principal ownership of Iowa Speedway has transitioned from one Iowa family to another. Featherlite®, Inc., founder Conrad Clement, originally from Newton, Iowa; along with his sons, Tracy and Eric; and his brother, Stan Clement, also from Newton, purchased U.S. Motorsports Corporation (USM Corp.) — the holding company that owns Iowa Speedway — effective June 30.

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