You paid what for gas?!

I remember when . . . Kenny Mensink, left, remembers gas at 10¢ per gallon. That was a few years ago! Jay Ryon, Lyle Ryon and John Petru also reminisced about the good ol’ days.

I remember when . . .
Kenny Mensink, left, remembers gas at 10¢ per gallon. That was a few years ago! Jay Ryon, Lyle Ryon and John Petru also reminisced about the good ol’ days.

By Marcie Klomp
The price of gas has been going down slowly in the past month. It even went below $3.00 for the first time in about a year! Now in northeast Iowa it has been lingering around the $2.80 mark.
Just for fun, Lime Springs Herald decided to ask some locals what was the lowest they paid for gas. Their answers can be a little surprising. But as one person mentioned, the price of gas back then didn’t seem cheap, and there wasn’t a whole lot of unnecessary driving taking place . . . well unless you were driving the strip. That strip could be Elm Street in Cresco or Main Street in Lime Springs. Ahhhh the memories that evokes!

Sandy Johnson remembers paying 25¢ for gas. Way back when, Shaw was around eight and Dawn was around four when the family went to Arizona. “We were going to go into the Grand Canyon and we were just about out of gas. We about had a heart attack. We had to pay 75¢!”

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LS Beef to hire in March

Innovation Drive is the road being built by the City of Lime Springs on the south side of LimeSprings Beef. The business will have an entrance off the new road. Any other business that builds on Highway 63 will also be able to have an entrance off Innovation Drive.

Innovation Drive is the road being built by the City of Lime Springs on the south side of LimeSprings Beef. The business will have an entrance off the new road. Any other business that builds on Highway 63 will also be able to have an entrance off Innovation Drive.

By Marcie Klomp

Every time a news story is found online about the LimeSprings Beef plant, it makes its rounds on Facebook and other social media sites. Then area folk start wondering again and again when the hiring will begin.

The public should be aware the business will be in the news. That means those who are promoting the beef products are doing their jobs. It only makes sense there has to be an outlet for the product before the first animal is butchered . . . hence, the story about the plant being told, to get the word out. The more vendors who hear about the story mean a better likelihood of them purchasing the product.

Part of that story is that an anticipated 70-80 jobs will be needed when the plant is in full operation . . . but only when the plant is ready to open . . . and not straight off the bat. It will take time to hire the employees.

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Candlelight Festival of Trees in Lime Springs

It may seem early to start getting into the Christmas spirit, but decorations have already been out in stores for a month!
Help Lime Springs celebrate the beginning of the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 at the Community Center.

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HCCF grants begin

Howard County – Grant applications can be submitted to the Howard County Community Foundation for its 2015 grant cycle beginning on Dec. 1, 2014. The deadline to submit applications is midnight (CST) Jan. 31, 2015. Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service.

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Shea land is Century Farm

By Thomas Shea and Marcie Klomp

In this ever-changing world, it is hard to have something established for 25 years, let alone 50 years. It is really unusual to find something 75 years old, but the state of Iowa has been honoring families who have owned the same farm for 100 years or more since 1976.

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Beating drum to raise money —Band needs new uniforms, members come to board

By Marcie Klomp

“I didn’t like [band] in junior high. And then high school came, and I almost love band more than my sports. We are like a family. Maybe more people would go out for band [if there was new uniforms].” Blair Bodermann and other band members spoke passionately to Howard-Winneshiek School Board about band.
“It means a lot to me,” added Alysa Osmonson.

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Johnson family Thanksgiving

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