Leo W. Kraft, 81, area resident

Leo W. Kraft, 81, of La Crosse, Wis, formerly of Riceville, Iowa, passed away Feb. 24, 2012, at the Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse.

He was born on May 3, 1930, in Lake City, Iowa, to Walter and Genevieve (Bowles) Kraft.

Leo graduated from Lake City High School in 1948. He served his country in the United States Army by enlisting in 1948 and transferring to the Army Reserves in 1949 until he was honorably discharged in 1954.

Leo was united in marriage to Zoan Richardson on Aug. 6, 1950, in Lake City, Iowa.

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Walter Harwood, 93, Lime Springs

Walter Harwood, 93, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Cresco Care Center in Cresco, Iowa after suffering a stroke in August 2010. He passed away from complications of more recent strokes.

Walter Wm. Harwood was born Jan. 29, 1919 in Griggs, Okla., the son of Robert and Effie (Coulson) Harwood. His family moved back to Clinton, Mo., after one year. Walter at age 18 yrs. moved to Goldfield, Iowa and worked as a farm hand. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 during WWII and serviced at Fort Miles, Del. for four years, five months and 18 days.

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Lime Springs City Council tackles budget cuts —Pool facing ADA compliancy problems, will be way over budget

by Marcie Klomp

Lime Springs City Council looked at budgets for the various entities under it, cut about 10 percent from each budget and is looking to raise water and sewer rates by 10 percent.

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Senators have Listening Posts

Now that the new Iowa legislative session has begun, Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm (D-Cresco) and Sen. Merlin Bartz (R-Grafton) are having Listening Posts in various towns throughout the newly-formed District 26 in northeast Iowa. Feb. 10-11 they were in this neck of the woods, visiting, Osage, Elma, Riceville, Chester and Lime Springs.

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Sen. Wilhelm

By Marcie Klomp

Mary Jo Wilhelm spoke in Elma and later went to Riceville and Lime Springs on Feb. 11.

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Sen. Bartz

By Marcie Klomp

Sen. Merlin Bartz spoke in Osage, Riceville, Elma, Chester and Lime Springs on Feb. 10. At Chester, he recalled eating at Borderline Pizza and coming with his Luther roommate, a member of Black Jack, to play at the bar and grill.

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Grabau retires as LS maintenance person

The resignation of maintenance man Dennis “Navajo” Grabau has presented problems for Lime Springs City Council. He gave Mayor Barb Robinson his resignation on Feb. 14, stating he was resigning immediately and retiring. This was one week after he had been suspended for seven days.

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