New school honors teacher diagnosed with breast cancer

Students show their support of Mrs. Darrelleen Lewis by wearing pink and standing in the shape of the breast cancer ribbon. (Photos courtesy North Iowa Community Schools and Buffalo Center Tribune.)

Students show their support of Mrs. Darrelleen Lewis by wearing pink and standing in the shape of the breast cancer ribbon. (Photos courtesy North Iowa Community Schools and Buffalo Center Tribune.)

Buffalo Center, Iowa – It can be scary starting classes in a new school—for students and teachers alike. Darrelleen Lewis found that out when she and her family, husband Randy and sons, Austin JimBob and Gabriel, moved to Forest City from Lime Springs this summer.

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2013: Flood/drought year

This field was not planted at all this season.

This field was not planted at all this season.

By Marcie Klomp

It has been a crazy year with rain, rain and more rain from spring into June. For the past month, farmers and gardeners have been praying for rain.

Anyone driving the highways and byways of northeast Iowa and southern Minnesota never know what they will see in the next field they pass. It could be a good crop of corn or a mediocre crop of corn. It could hold beans or oats and rye or just plain old weeds.

From the end of May (corn) into June (beans) farmers had some decisions to make—to plant or not to plant. Those without insurance (a small percentage of farmers) were pretty sure they were going to plant. They needed to get any sort of money out of the season.

Those with insurance could decide not to plant. Others didn’t have a choice since they had lake-front property where they used to have a field.

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Firemen’s soup supper

The Lime Springs Fire Department is having a soup supper this Sunday, Sept. 29 from 4-7 p.m. Chili and chicken noodle soup will be served, along with beverages and dessert at the Lime Springs Community Center.

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UM Harvest Auction

Yes, once again it’s time for an evening of fun at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 30. The fun starts as soon as you arrive, but the auction starts at 7 p.m. SHARP!

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Who is on LS ballot?

Anyone wishing to be on the ballot for Lime Springs had to have their papers signed and turned in by Sept. 19. There are a couple spots without a candidate—mayor and one council.

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Homecoming events at H-W

Downtown Decoration

Coordinated by high school and junior high cheerleaders

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Gordon Storlie, 67, New Hampton

--obit-StorlieGordon D. Storlie, age 67, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton.

Gordon was born April 14, 1946 to Irving and Roby (Comstock) Storlie near Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minn. He graduated from Harmony High School and attended vocational college in Austin, Minn. for one year. Gordon was married to Martha Retterath and later divorced, and he also married Marsha Lubben-Storlie.

Trucking around the United States and traveling the back roads, stopping at many remote places, was Gordon’s passion. He was currently employed by Featherlite delivering trailers throughout the United States. Playing pool was a favorite activity of his, being a member of the Borderline Pool League for almost 40 years. Many people knew Gordon as a talker. He could have a lengthy conversation with anyone, no matter if you were a stranger or a friend. He also enjoyed old country music, playing cards, going to casinos, fishing, family reunions and old cars, especially Volkswagons.

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