SCD turning into MusicFest

Protivin and Wykoff have polka music. Bluffton has “Light up the Bluff.” And Spring Grove has Bluegrass Fest. Lime Springs is going to join their ranks pretty soon with the varied music going to played over Sweet Corn weekend on Aug. 10-12.

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Clerk gets probation, restitution

Former Lime Springs City Clerk Larry Gates was sentenced in the Iowa District Court for Howard County on March 19, 2012.

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Methodist Youth lunch

A Sloppy Joe lunch is being served on Sunday, April 1, from 11:30-1:00 in the Lime Springs United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for a free-will donation.

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Chester luncheon, egg hunt

The Easter Bunny has snuck up on us. It’s almost Easter and that means Chester’s spring luncheon and egg hunt! Chester is having its luncheon on Saturday, March 31 at the Community Center from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Partners in Progress is ready for a picnic, by serving maidrites, potato salad, beans and dessert—eat in or carry out.

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Chester to test new siren

The City of Chester is testing its new warning siren every Wednesday, starting March 28 and through the end of April.

On March 28 and April 4, 11, 18 and 25, the siren will go off at noon or at 6:00 p.m. to test the siren and to train the public what it sounds like during an emergency.

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Grace Hughes Foundation grant applications due

Applications are now being accepted for the Grace Hughes Foundation from local Lime Springs and Howard County non-profit organizations and the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. The applications can be picked up at Lime Springs City Hall or emailed by contacting limearea@iowatelecom.net. They are due on or before Thursday, April 19, 2012.

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Merle Mitchell, 85, Cresco

Merle Joseph Mitchell died Monday, March 26, 2012 in Cresco, Iowa. Merle was born to Thomas Mitchell and Loretta Drew Mitchell on July 8, 1926 in Lawler, Iowa.

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