Betty Mohs, 86, Harmony

--obit-mohsBetty Mohs, age 86, of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Betty was born July 28, 1927 in Bristol Township of Fillmore County, Minn., the daughter of Milton and Gladys (Hovey) Cheney. At the age of six, her family moved to Lime Springs, Iowa, where she attended school. Betty worked at the Lime Springs IGA store for Wilbur Wells until she married Donald Mohs on Sept. 12, 1946 in Ostrander, Minn. Betty and Donald farmed in York Township for 21 years. In October 1967 they moved to Harmony, where Betty first worked for Heco for nine years and then Harmony Healthcare for 21 years prior to her retirement. Betty was a member of Greenfield Lutheran Church, an active member of the Esther Circle and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary.

Betty loved traveling, quilting, camping, antiques and caring for her family and grandchildren. She was proud of her grand and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her husband, Donald Mohs of Harmony; three children, Richard (Vicki) Mohs of Brunswick, Mo., Janell (Dennis) Torgerson of Caledonia, Minn. and Randy Mohs of Harmony; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Leverson of Lime Springs. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David, his wife Sandy and their son Dylan; and three siblings, Jean Terbeest, Marley Cheney and Roger Cheney.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment will be in Saetersdal Cemetery, Fillmore County. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony.

James Galloway, 84, Chester

--obit-gallowayJames Arthur Galloway, age 84, passed away at his home in Chester, Iowa on Friday Oct. 25, 2013

James was born on Aug. 4, 1929 in rural Fillmore County the son of James and Florence (Lawson) Galloway, along with two sisters.

He served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 aboard the U.S.S. Isherwood, with extended tours in the Mediterranean Sea.

On Aug. 23, 1958, he was united in marriage to Georgann Myli at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union two daughters were born. Sandra (Greg) Rollins and Darla (Gordon) Gragert.

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Roger Brookins, 69, Cresco

--obit-brookinsRoger D. Brookins, age 69, of Cresco, Iowa passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at home.

Roger Dean Brookins was born on Sept. 24, 1944, son of Robert and Isabell (Drewelow) Brookins in Chickasaw County, Iowa. He worked at John Deere before joining the United States Army. On April 23, 1966, he married Elaine Clark in Decorah, Iowa. Since retiring from active dairy farming, Roger still enjoyed working at the Cresco Sale Barn and Farmer’s Mill. He was a member of the American Legion Post #605 of Protivin, DHIA and Howard County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble, watching NASCAR, camping and listening to polka music. Roger’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and attending grandchildren’s sporting events and various activities.

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Leone E. Baumgartner, 96

Leone E. Baumgartner, age 96, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa. Leone Paul was born May 28, 1917 and married Gaylord Baumgartner on May 25, 1939. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

Supt. will make recommendation on schools at December meeting

Bekah Johnson and Kaytlan Langreck speak to the board as Board Secretary Clint Farlinger listens. The girls asked it the class of 2014 could go on a class trip to Chicago. The board gave their approval.

Bekah Johnson and Kaytlan Langreck speak to the board as Board Secretary Clint Farlinger listens. The girls asked it the class of 2014 could go on a class trip to Chicago. The board gave their approval.

By Marcie Klomp

Supt. John Carver has promised, since he came to Howard-Winneshiek CSD in July 2012, he would not close any school if a recommendation was not made by December. Well December is approaching, and he commented at the Oct. 14 board meeting a decision had to be made on how to move forward. “Quality of service. Quality of education. Can we give the best at the various campuses? I’ll have a recommendation for the board on how to move forward, and [the board] can act as they see fit.”

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All dressed up and nowhere to go?

Actually, there is someplace to go . . . Chester Community Center! Attend the party being sponsored by the Community Center Board from 4-7 on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Costume Contest starts at 4 sharp. After that, there is free skating, freaky fun and frightening food!

Get your friends together and scare up some fun!

Need birthdays/anniversaries

Have you had a birth, death or wedding in the past year? Want it immortalized on the PATT (Parents And Teachers Together) calendar? Call the Lime Springs Herald at 563-566-2687 or email with any changes. Names of those no longer living in the area may be removed at any time.

Who is running for Lime Springs City Council?

This is a peculiar year for the City of Lime Springs in that there are not enough candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot to fill the mayor position or the third council position. There is no need to worry, though, since at least two residents have thrown their hat in the ring for a council position. Russ Theis and Scott Tienter have both admitted they are running as write-in candidates. They join Kevin Bill and Jim Miller, whose names will appear on the ballot. That still leaves a spot for mayor.

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Silent auction at Library

A silent auction will be held during the month of November. Donated items can be brought to the library, which began Oct. 14, and staff will accept donations throughout the auction.

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Fall Festival went well —PIP now looks at Christmas

Chester Partners In Progress was pleased with the turnout for its Fall Festival on Oct. 12. The group ran out of pumpkins for the kids to decorate.

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