Three strikes, don’t make an out —Not by a long shot

Diana and Tim Roberts at Kaylee’s adoption ceremony, with children William, Conner, Kaylee and Riley.

By Marcie Klomp

You’d think that having a hysterectomy and being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer in four months time would make a person want to give up. Not Diana Roberts of Lime Springs. She’s just digging her heels in deeper, determined to come out a winner!

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Crops are also feeling the heat

By Marcie Klomp

You’d think that having a hysterectomy and being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer in four months time would make a person want to give up. Not Diana Roberts of Lime Springs. She’s just digging her heels in deeper, determined to come out a winner!

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Charlene Gates . . . How does your garden grow?

Charlene Gates in her “International” garden.

By Marcie Klomp

Flowers, flowers everywhere! That is the way Charlene Gates enjoys her garden.

She came by her love of gardening naturally. Her mother, the late Leila Tienter, was a gardener and allowed the kids to have a small patch of garden to call their own. Gates recalls, “It was small, maybe six ft. by six ft. I planted my first seed at age three.”

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New design for SCD T-shirts

A person can leave Lime Springs, but Lime Springs does not leave him or her.

That’s what happened when Andy Mahr, son of Mike and Gwen Mahr, went away to college for graphic design. He graduated just this spring from Hawkeye Community College but found time to draw up this design for the new Sweet Corn Days shirts.

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Burn ban in effect

Darrell Knecht of Howard County Emergency Management announced as of 1:00 p.m. July 16, 2012 a Burn Ban was issued by the State Fire Marshalls office for all of Howard County. No open burning is permitted without a permit until further notice.

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Council addresses many issues

By Marcie Klomp

Several residential and business issues were discussed at the July 3 Lime Springs City Council meeting.

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School board has self-evaluation

New School Board
Standing: David Gaus (Business Manager) and board members James Kitchen, Duane Bodermann, John Carver (Superintendent), Scott Fortune and Doug Berg. Sitting: Board President Karlos McClure.

By Marcie Klomp

The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District School Board gave itself a self-evaluation at a special meeting on July 2.

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