Joseph Meyer, 64, formerly LS

--obit-meyerJoseph Edward Meyer, age 64, died Sept. 20, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 27, 1950. Early in his life, Joseph thoroughly enjoyed fishing, hunting and racing cars. Later in his life, he would hop on his mobility vehicle, drive to the shop and visit with his friends as they worked on the race cars.

He is survived by a sister Barb Ball (William); a sister Marilyn Meyer (Patricia McLean); his mother, Edith Meyer; a sister in-law, Judy Meyer; his girlfriend, Lisa Frank; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Meyer, and his brother, John Meyer.

A celebration of life will happen at a later date.

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The county that fed 130,000 —Meals donated to hungry at Norman Borlaug Fest

Ana Gibbs and Cassidy Bowen were two of the 600 volunteers. Ana said, “It was fun. We got to package food for kids that didn’t have any food. Everybody had to wear a hairnet and an apron. My job was to shake the bag to make it flat, so we could package it.” (Photo submitted)

Ana Gibbs and Cassidy Bowen were two of the 600 volunteers. Ana said, “It was fun. We got to package food for kids that didn’t have any food. Everybody had to wear a hairnet and an apron. My job was to shake the bag to make it flat, so we could package it.” (Photo submitted)

By Marcie Klomp
Dr. Norman Borlaug is known as the man who fed a billion people. It’s hard to top that, but in a little over a day, folks from Howard County and area helped package 131,976 meals for local and world-wide food banks. That’ not too shabby! Protivin/Cresco native Borlaug would be proud.

It all started on Friday of Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival, Sept. 19, when fifth graders attended Inspire Education Day at Borlaug’s birthplace. The local students packaged 6,264 meals. Then on Sunday, over 600 others helped package another 125,712 meals, for a total of 131,976.

Co-chair of the Meals from the Heartland event Pam Carver was overwhelmed and inspired by it all. “On Sunday, it was fun to hear the kids telling their parents about what they did when they were packaging on Friday.”

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What is LP situation?

New tank installed K&H Energy Cooperative installed a new LP tank on the west edge of Lime Springs, at the former Thermogas plant. It was placed on Sept. 11 and is being hooked up this week. At 85 percent it holds about 25,500 gallons. The Cochin pipeline in Minnesota and New Hampton is closing, and the second tank will ensure customers have a reliable supply of propane. The cost is approximately $100,000 per tank to install said Jeff Burnikel, Sales and Service Tech.

New tank installed
K&H Energy Cooperative installed a new LP tank on the west edge of Lime Springs, at the former Thermogas plant. It was placed on Sept. 11 and is being hooked up this week. At 85 percent it holds about 25,500 gallons.
The Cochin pipeline in Minnesota and New Hampton is closing, and the second tank will ensure customers have a reliable supply of propane. The cost is approximately $100,000 per tank to install said Jeff Burnikel, Sales and Service Tech.

By Marcie Klomp
How many remember the LP shortage last winter? Prices got up to near $5.00 per gallon for some, $3.50 more than their neighbors who contracted.

K&H Energy is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again by adding storage in Lime Springs and three other locations (Lakota and Corwith, Iowa and Harmony, Minn.), along with getting LP by rail and truck.

Other companies are also trying to make different accommodations for getting LP. In March 2014, the main LP pipeline (Cochin, which brought LP from Alberta, Canada) for this area was closed at New Hampton. All the other product in the Midwest gets pumped out of Clear Lake, Iowa or Sanborn/Vernon Center, Minn.

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Herald’s Football Contest

The Lime Springs Herald and other businesses are again sponsoring a weekly Football Contest. Winners will score a large one-topping pizza from Godfather’s Pizza at Lime Springs Travel Plaza by guessing which teams come out on top. Second place is two tickets to Cresco Theatre. If a person guesses all games correctly, he or she will win two extra Cresco Theatre tickets.

Check out page 6 of this week’s paper for games. Each sponsor has several games in their ad for a person to try to guess a winner. Fill out the entry form and drop it at the Herald office (there is a mailbox on the door), fax it to 563-566-2687 before 5:00 p.m. each Friday, snail mail to P.O. Box 187, Lime Springs, Iowa 52155 or email to evansppc@mediacombb.net and specify Lime Springs contest.

Participating businesses are Cray Insurance, Lime Springs Travel Plaza and Godfather’s Pizza, Wemark Chiropractic, KCDs Bar and Grill, C US Bank, CIA Insurance and Lime Springs Herald.

UM Harvest Auction. . . —Let the bidding begin!

Yes, once again it’s time for an evening of fun at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 29. The fun starts as soon as you arrive, but the auction starts at 7 p.m. SHARP!

Dan Hershberger and Dick Ollendieck will lead bidders to pay all-time highs for any pie, a jar of home-canned pickles, loaves of bread and other baked goods and craft items. They do a mighty clever job of pulling folks into the action, and their humor makes for an evening of good-natured rivalry among all who join the fun!

The public is invited to this unique auction, which marks its 85th birthday this year. The very first sale was held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1929. Rev. Richard Prescott was the instigator of the festival. That first sale raised over $100 for the church renovation fund. Now, over that amount has been raised for just ONE pie! The total for the sale is well over $5,000.
Old-fashioned fun has continued to make this fund-raising event the highlight of the year for many. You won’t want to miss it!

To discuss renaming district

Secretary/Treasurer Clint Farlinger gives the oath of office to Vice-President of the school board Duane Bodermann and to President Scott Fortune at the Sept. 8 Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting.

Secretary/Treasurer Clint Farlinger gives the oath of office to Vice-President of the school board Duane Bodermann and to President Scott Fortune at the Sept. 8 Howard-Winneshiek School Board meeting.

By Marcie Klomp
Renaming Howard-Winneshiek Community School District to better describe the school has been on the monthly meeting agenda for over a year.

It was recently taken out of the “Parking Lot” portion of the agenda (items to keep an eye on) and moved to “Old Business.”
It was decided at the Sept. 8 meeting to discuss the issue at the Advisory Group meeting tentatively set for Oct. 1. The Advisory Group is set to meet tentatively on the first Monday of each month (October, November, February, March and April). Any community member is invited to attend these meetings.

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Families can get refund on lunches, technology

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