125 years and counting

Lime Springs staff Seated: Karen Stevenson, Evelyn Truka and Stacy Dohlman. Standing: Carla Ness, Jamie Niewoehner, Jamie Wemark, Jordan Guyer and Adam Munkel.

Lime Springs staff
Seated: Karen Stevenson, Evelyn Truka and Stacy Dohlman. Standing: Carla Ness, Jamie Niewoehner, Jamie Wemark, Jordan Guyer and Adam Munkel.

By Marcie Klomp

Hearing that a business has been in operation for 25 years is impressive, and 50 years is amazing. Few words can describe125 years . . . with ownership in the same family! Heck, some towns haven’t been around that long!

The longevity of C US Bank, which celebrated its quasquicentennial this past weekend, can be attributed to good, sound business sense, community-minded owners, supportive staff and customers, or should the term be friends?

That’s how many feel when they walk in the doors of any one of the five locations—Cresco, Ridgeway, Lime Springs, Osage and Charles City. They are met by a friendly smile and clerks calling them by name. Oh, and there’s always a little candy treat given as a thank you!

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Getting ready for 1:1 Initiative

Tom Skoda, senior, helps take the MacBook Airs out of their shipping boxes. Harold Jensen said he was standing by a $60,000 cart.

Tom Skoda, senior, helps take the MacBook Airs out of their shipping boxes. Harold Jensen said he was standing by a $60,000 cart.

By Marcie Klomp

Slow and steady wins the race. It takes time to prepare to distribute computer devices to the approximate 1,230 students at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District this fall, but slowly staff and student volunteers are getting it done.

This past week, summer help, Silver Cord volunteers and technology staff members started scanning in the bar codes from the new MacBook Airs and assigning them to a student in seventh through 12th grade. The computers came pre-programmed, saving the technology department time.

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Howard County fatalities down in past 10 years

It seems there have been a lot of accidents in northeast Iowa recently, what with a 17-year-old rural Lime Springs girl in Chickasaw County and a 69-year-old LeRoy man in Howard being killed in the last few weeks.

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LeRoy man killed in two-car accident

Keith Dewayne Ahrens, 69, of 211 E. Lowell St. in LeRoy, Minn. was killed in a two-car accident six miles north of Cresco on 50th St.

Tuesday, July 16 at 6:15 p.m., Ahrens was driving his 1989 Toyota pickup north on Valley Avenue. Trevor Thomas, 26, of Cresco, was driving a 2003 Ford Windstar east on 50th St.

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Last hoop jumped through

By Marcie Klomp

Jesse Stevens, President of Lime Springs Beef, LLC had good news for Council at the July 2 meeting. “Lime Springs Beef will officially start on Friday [July 5]. We’ll be in a position that the grants from USDA and REC will be activated. It’ll probably take a month to get contracts. In a matter of weeks, you’ll see the dirt move. Thank you all for your support. Everyone involved recognizes what great support the city has had for this project.” With that, Stevens was applauded for his work in moving the business to Lime Springs.

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Ribbon Auction grosses $36K

The 4-H and FFA ribbon auction at the 2013 Mighty Howard County Fair grossed $36,545 (down from $43,000 in 2012) for the county youth this year. The average ribbon was $322.28 for the 110 ribbons sold. This is compared to $446.77 for 124 ribbons last year.

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Car-motorcycle accident claims 17-year-old girl

NEW HAMPTON – A car-motorcycle accident in Chickasaw County Sunday claimed the life of a Lime Springs teenager and injured two others.

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