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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Kenneth Shea, 82, Lime Springs

--obit-sheaKenneth Shea, 82, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, Iowa.

Kenneth Charles Shea was born June 23, 1931 to John Joseph and Lucille Agnes (Milz) Shea in Volga City, Iowa. On Dec. 30, 1952, Kenneth was united in marriage to Betty Taylor at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco.

Kenneth enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. Farming and being a cattleman were very important to Kenneth. He was conservation-minded and was always worried about the land. A lifelong dream of his was to build a spring-fed pond and stock it with fish for family fun, which he accomplished. Fishing with his buddies, hunting, bowling for Archer Oil, playing cards and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Boston Red Sox were some of Kenneth’s favorite pastimes. He would never say ‘no’ to a family ball game or a day at the county fair. Family was very important to him.

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Granger Road on schedule to be resurfaced in 2014 —Lime Springs City to get in on deal

Parts of A-23 are missing huge chunks of asphalt. The road is set to be fixed in 2014.

Parts of A-23 are missing huge chunks of asphalt. The road is set to be fixed in 2014.

By Marcie Klomp

County Engineer Nick Rissman told Lime Springs City Council the county was planning to resurface the A-23, the blacktop going from Lime Springs city limits to Cresco city limits in 2014. He wanted to give the town the opportunity to pony in on the project and get some resurfacing done from city limits (where the road is leading to the sewer plant) to the middle of the intersection of Jackson and North Miller (by Mitch Smith/Donna Ihns corner).

Rissman explained the cost would be $62,548 for asphalt and $63,611 for concrete. “I will probably recommend concrete to the board [of supervisors]. That will be determined in the next month or so.”

In the past, the county and cities affected have had a 28E agreement where the county pays for the entire project and allows cities to make payments for 10 years or so with no interest. He did not think that would change.

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H-W students have great role models

Some Lime Springs High School graduates were featured on the latest board.

Some Lime Springs High School graduates were featured on the latest board.

By Marcie Klomp

Starting last year, students at Crestwood High School could see and learn about some former graduates who made it big thanks to the Hall of Honor, situated just outside the office.

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