Water/sewer continues to be hot topic for city

By Marcie Klomp

The sewer project is always the elephant in the room for city council. The project is estimated to cost $2.2-2.6 million and needs to be up and running by February 2017. That’s not very far away when talking about such a large enterprise.

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Christmas Gift Give-Away

The Lime Springs Herald and participating Lime Springs and Chester businesses will be giving away $140 in good-as-cash bucks over the next few weeks in celebration of Christmas.

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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!

Thanksgiving service

Before next weekend’s busy-ness of food, family and shopping rolls around, why not have a relaxing time for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving service? Join your friends and neighbors at the Lime United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.

Deck the Halls with trees

After a year’s hiatus, Lime Springs’ Candlelight Festival of Trees will again usher in the holiday season. The Community Center will be transformed into a “winter wonderland” with beautiful and quirky trees from local organizations, businesses and individuals on Sunday, Nov. 30. A light supper will be served from 5:00-7:00.

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Gifts from the heart, food for the spirit: —Santa Holiday Parade food drive

CRESCO—Last October, during the Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival, around 700 volunteers came together for the purpose of packaging meals to feed the hunger in Northeast Iowa and beyond.

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Veterans Day Program

World War II veteran Kenny Mensink and Afghanistan veteran Scott Tienter thank each other for their service. (Tienter also thanks Mensink for being his bus driver when he was four!)

World War II veteran Kenny Mensink and Afghanistan veteran Scott Tienter thank each other for their service. (Tienter also thanks Mensink for being his bus driver when he was four!)

By Marcie Klomp

“Thank you for your service.” That is what one young fourth grader wanted to tell Specialist Scott Tienter when he raised his hand.

Tienter spoke at the Veterans Day program held at the Lime Springs school on Nov. 11. He had a slide presentation that depicted his time spent serving in Afghanistan from Jan. 13, 2011-Jan. 10, 2012.

He is still in the Army Reserves as a 91 Bravo All-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic with the 322nd Engineering Company in Decorah.
He told the students how some of the machines he worked on had a three-inch thick exterior with bullet-proof windows.

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