Paint Our Pool

Remember when the deep end of the Lime Springs Pool was painted white? It’s been a while. The shallow end was painted blue a few years ago, but now the deep end is in need of paint.

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‘Gonna get worse before it gets better’

By Marcie Klomp

That is the mantra of Public Works Director Casey Sebastian.

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Boil order affects business

The boil order/advisory last week was inconvenient for residents, but more so for restaurants. The Dam Bar resorted to using paper plates and plastic glasses. Vickie Ator of KCDs used bottled water. “Cresco was nearly out of gallons of water when I got there.” She found some and said she was okay after that.

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It’s beginning to look like Christmas —Too bad the calendar says it is the end of February

Jones Street has proved to be hard to travel this winter, with the road blowing in more than usual. This car got stuck and sat there Thursday overnight.

Jones Street has proved to be hard to travel this winter, with the road blowing in more than usual. This car got stuck and sat there Thursday overnight.

By Marcie Klomp

Another week, another snow storm. This winter has bombarded northeast Iowa with snow, cold and blizzard conditions. Local numbers have about 15 inches or more in one week’s time. Feb. 15 the area had just a few, 2-3 inches; Feb. 17 another six or so was added; then on Thursday, Feb. 20 another 6-10 inches added to the total.

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Please dig out fire hydrants

The Lime Springs Fire Department needs you to help them. With the large volume of snow this year, fire hydrants are getting buried. It is the resident’s responsibility to keep the hydrant clear of snow in case it is needed for the fire department.

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Area churches prepare for Ash Wed., Lent

The Flutes, Kim Kitchen, Jill Johnson and Sue Richter, accompanied by Donna Ihns, will perform at the Ash Wednesday service, March 5 at LSUMC.

The Flutes, Kim Kitchen, Jill Johnson and Sue Richter, accompanied by Donna Ihns, will perform at the Ash Wednesday service, March 5 at LSUMC.

The annual ecumenical observance of Lent by area churches will begin with the March 5 Ash Wednesday service at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The Chime Choir will be playing two numbers: “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Were You There?,” directed by Kim Kitchen. Pastor Melanie Greengo will deliver the message.

Also featured will be the “The Flutes,” Sue Richter, Jill Johnson and Kim Kitchen. Their numbers will include “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Power in the Blood” and “There is a Redeemer.” Donna Ihns will accompany the trio. The ladies have been performing together for two years, but they all began playing in grade school, Richter in Preston, Minn., Kitchen in Harmony, Minn. and Johnson in Riceville.

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Update on area water mains, service lines

In Lime Springs, employees of Mehmert’s dig down to find where the water main broke.

In Lime Springs, employees of Mehmert’s dig down to find where the water main broke.

By Marcie Klomp

A few weeks ago, the big scare was LP prices. They had shot toward $5.00 per gallon for those who did not have a contract.

Prices are still high, around $3.00 per gallon. But the main topic of conversation lately is the frost line. So far it is down to 5.5 feet or deeper on areas that do not have insulating snow cover, i.e. roads and parking lots, which are cleared of snow so folks can drive.

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