LS is Burma Shave community

“Our Iowa” magazine has a promotion where one community in each county is given Burma Shave signs, with the final sign being “Our Iowa Magazine.” Lime Springs was the chosen community for Howard County.

Community Club members learned at their April 16 meeting there was a choice of 16 sayings. The top three picks will be submitted and the magazine will choose one. Each county will have a different saying and many will be featured in upcoming issues of the magazine.

The signs will go on the north side of the road leading into town near Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The signs should be erected in the next month or so.

Besides being “Best Town by a Dam Site,” having the mural at VanderBie Park and Lidtke Mill, it can also be known as the Burma Shave community of Howard County!

• Other items discussed at the meeting included the youth’s Flag Project. Sign-up sheets were to be sent out with the April water bills.

• President Dennis Langreck reported Todd Kowalke has the paperwork for the landowners for the walk/bike path.

• The club is helping to sponsor the omelet breakfast on April 29, which is a benefit for the pool. (See accompanying article.)

• Beverley Copeman, Martha Sue Delabruere and Marcie Klomp gave an update on the Welcome Wagon. They are calling businesses to see if they want to add anything to the baskets that will be given to new members of the community. If your business has not been contacted, call Lime Springs Herald.

• The Mother’s Day Salad Luncheon (May 12) was discussed. Martha Sue Delabruere has retained Barb Mosher of for the program. She is a leader of the Cowboy Church services put on at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, so the group decided to go with a western theme for the event.

Donations of salads are needed. To donate, call Dorene Burnikel or the other members of the committee—Evelyn Truka, Lois Bronner, Betty Roesler and Betty Munkel. The luncheon will begin at 11:30.

• Bernard Roesler offered to be in charge of the Farmers Market again this year. It should begin the end of May.

• Marcie Klomp reported the Easter Egg Hunt was successful. “In 15 minutes it was over, and there were 1,600 eggs!” she said.

• Lime Springs City-Wide Garage Sales will be June 2, the same day as Lidtke Mill’s Buckwheat Pancake Day.


• Duane Copeman will talk with Dale Turnmire on getting a book with bronze statues. The Club is considering putting one up in front of the Community Center.

• The Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a coffee at the Library on May 9 from 9:00-11:00.

• The next meeting will be May 21. Kareen Johnson offered to bake treats, and Burnikel offered to serve.


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