Kindergartners talk turkey —and cake and pizza and creamed corn

Trent Nightingale, Iris Paintin and Reece Johnson show some of the ingredients for Stone Soup.

Trent Nightingale, Iris Paintin and Reece Johnson show some of the ingredients for Stone Soup.

By Marcie Klomp

It’s always fun to talk with the kids at Lime Springs Chester Elementary about different things. A person never knows what will come out of their mouths.

The Herald’s Thanksgiving tradition has always been to ask the kindergartners a few questions about the holiday meal. Some are on the shy side and just give short answers, others give their life story!

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Christmas in LS

By Marcie Klomp

Get ready for a busy day in town when the 18th annual Christmas in Lime Springs is celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 1.

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Superintendent to make recommendation on district direction in Dec.

By Marcie Klomp

“I promised that at the December meeting I would bring forward to the board physical plant layout recommendations,” said Supt. John Carver at the Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting on Nov. 11, held in Elma.

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In favor of solar energy

By Marcie Klomp

“Word has reached me by way of the grapevine and internet that the school is thinking of doing a solar energy project,” Ernie Martin said in open forum at the Nov. 11 Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting, which was held at the Elma attendance center.

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Hanging of the Greens

The Lime Springs United Methodist Church will be having a special “Hanging of the Greens” service on Sunday, Dec. 1, starting at 10:30 a.m.

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Mayflower descendents find their way to Chester

By Marcie Klomp

Tom Cray and family can wear Pilgrim garb at Thanksgiving with authority! They are descendents of individuals who actually participated in the first Thanksgiving in 1621! His ancestors landed in America aboard the Mayflower.

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Shot seen around the world

By Marcie Klomp

If you are 55 years or older, you probably know where you were 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m., or shortly thereafter. That was the time President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

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Thanksgiving service

Before next weekend’s busy-ness of food, family and shopping rolls around, why not have a relaxing hour of a simple meal and short Thanksgiving service? Join your friends and neighbors at the Lime Springs Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. While there, enjoy the music of the United Methodist Church’s Chime Choir.

Silent Auction at Library

While shopping for Christmas, don’t forget to stop in at the Library to look over the items on its silent auction. Friends of the Library can drop in and put a dollar amount on a variety of gifts. Hey, be selfish. If you see something you want, go ahead and bid. You’re worth it!

Election update, correction, 2013

Incumbent Lime Springs Mayor Barb Robinson, who was not running in the Nov. 5 election had the most write-in votes. Last week she would take the office for another two years.

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