Myra ‘Jean’ Lyon, 73, Lime Springs

Myra Jean Lyon, 73, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away quietly at her home on Sunday, August 28, 2011, after a 30-year struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, Iowa. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to services at the church. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Jean was born to Harmon and Myra Monnik on September 18, 1937 in Penn Valley, Penn., a suburb of Philadelphia. She attended Lower Merion High School. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. with a major in Latin and minors in French and German. While on a family trip to Paris, France, she met Donald Lyon. They were married at the American Church in Paris on April 9, 1960.

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Obama visits NE Iowa —Says ‘Our politics is broken’

President Barack Obama spoke in Decorah on August 15.

by Marcie Klomp

It was a once in a lifetime experience for some as President Barack Obama stopped at Decorah on his three-day Midwest Town Hall tour on August 15-17.

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Many winners at SCD Kids’ Pedal Pull

Izzy Engelhart

The tennis court was filled with children and their families for the annual Kids’ Pedal Pull during Sweet Corn Days. The event was sponsored by C US Bank-Lime Springs branch.

There were 71 kids who participated. Winners are listed below:

Age four: First—Abby Dohlman of LeRoy; Second—Kole Johnson of Cresco; Third—Kendall Schwickerath of Lime Springs

Age five: First—Connor Tangen of Ostrander; Second—Colby Warnke of Riceville; Third—Kaleb Adams of Lime Springs

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Free plane rides for kids

Come fly with me! Keith Williams took this picture on August 7, after he left the fly-in breakfast at Cresco. There were broken clouds at about 600 feet. He was right at the bottom of them; that's why it looks so hazy around the edges. This view was taken roughly over the "Omer Gasser" farm, looking SE along the old railroad right-of-way. Lime Springs youngsters might get an even better view of their hometown if they participate in the Young Eagle Program September 17 at the Cresco airport.

by Keith Williams

When I was a little kid growing up on the farm about five miles from Lime Springs, I noticed airplanes. Whenever I heard one, I’d run outside and look into the sky to see it and watch it as long as I could.

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PATT meeting, Sept. 1

The first Parents and Teachers Together (PATT) meeting of the 2011-12 school year will take place Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Lime Springs-Chester Elementary.

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This and that —SCD results, winners

Last year’s Miss Sweet Corn Emily Roberts crowned this year’s winner, Kristin Kuhl. Aden Atwell was named King of Corn.

Here is some general information and results about many of the events during Sweet Corn Days, August 12-14.

Miss Sweet Corn

Kristin Kuhl, daughter of Laney Stevenson and Rick Kuhl, was crowned Miss Sweet Corn at the beginning of the Talent Contest on Friday night. Aden Atwell, son of Bethany and Sam Shroyer was crowned King of Corn.

Talent Show

Kriya Atwell took first in the eight-and-under category by singing “Today’s the Day.”

Makayla Gates took first in the 9-17 group. Arielle Engelhart took second to celebrate her birthday!

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Council approves flood plain ordinance—Will save residents money on insurance premiums

Nobody, including council members Brian Johnson, Roger Lepa, City Clerk Carla Moser, Mayor Barb Robinson, Kevin Bill, Corey Gates and Gary Klomp, enjoyed story hour. The flood plain ordinance took 45 minutes to read at the August 2 Council meeting.

“Welcome to story hour,” Mayor Barb Robinson said at the Lime Springs Council meeting before she and clerk Carla Moser read 17 pages of an ordinance originating from FEMA and DNR.

The August 2 meeting was put on hold for 45 minutes as the duo took turns reading. (For everyone’s information, they read at the rate of two-and-a-half minutes per page!)

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Pastor Pam Kranzler called to Wapello

Pam Kranzler has accepted a call at Wapello, Iowa and will be leaving her job at C US Bank in Lime Springs.

“When God tells you to go, you go.” That is the reason Pam Kranzler has accepted a full-time pastorship at Wapello, Iowa.

Kranzler moved to Lime Springs 16 years ago and has been at the local branch of C US Bank for 14 years, most recently as senior lending assistant. Since 2005, she has also worked part-time/full-time as a pastor in Elma and then in Riceville and McIntire at the Methodist churches.

She will definitely miss the area and people. Lime Springs is where her daughters grew up and graduated from Crestwood. Melissa, the oldest, up until two months ago was a border patrol officer in southern California. She recently traded with someone else and is now in Washington State. “She’s my gun-toting daughter,” Kranzler laughs.

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School Open House

Starting school can be scary for kids, so to make it easier and get them pumped up for the first day there will be an open house on Tuesday, August 16.

The kids can meet their new teacher and bring their school supplies, which can be as heavy as they are!

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Getting ready for SCD

Jim Miller spreads mulch with a rake around VanderBie Park as Arnie DeRuiter spreads it with a tractor!

Sweet Corn Days is all about stressing out to make sure your organization has enough hot dogs and pop ordered and that all the entertainment is in place.

But, it is also about getting things spruced up in preparation for the thousands of visitors who will be walking the streets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 12-14.

Residents are pulling weeds, mowing, painting and picking up their yards. But some loyal and hard-working individuals have taken the time to look around and see troublesome spots on public property. So, they are busy volunteering their time to improvements around the town.

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