Randall L. Richter, 63, L. Springs

--obit-RichterRandall L. Richter, age 63, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at his home with his family at his side.

Randall was born Oct. 8, 1951 in Germantown, Iowa to Lawrence and Elsbeth (Fiddelke) Richter. He was a 1969 graduate of Riceville High School, Riceville, Iowa. Following high school he attended Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa for one year, then entered the Army. While in the Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant and spent three years in Hawaii.

Following the Army he returned to Iowa State University where he graduated in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business. Early in his life, he farmed with his father. In the early 1980s his brother joined him in their hog and grain operations. Continue reading

The Snow Queen

LSCTT cast Those youth involved in the Lime Springs Children’s Theatre Troupe play are, front: Dalin Kitchen, Gabe Slavin, Cassidy Bowen, Kendall Slavin and Ana Gibbs. Middle: Lyli Kunert, Kelly Miller, Teryn Lukes, Skylar Henry and Abigail Hovey. Back: Lyanne Wells, Emma Greengo, Dalten Heit and Mattie Slavin. Not pictured: Anna Mae Leverson, Benjamin Matthias, Emily Bjugan-Hanson, Kristen Kuhl and Ella Keller.

LSCTT cast
Those youth involved in the Lime Springs Children’s Theatre Troupe play are, front: Dalin Kitchen, Gabe Slavin, Cassidy Bowen, Kendall Slavin and Ana Gibbs. Middle: Lyli Kunert, Kelly Miller, Teryn Lukes, Skylar Henry and Abigail Hovey. Back: Lyanne Wells, Emma Greengo, Dalten Heit and Mattie Slavin. Not pictured: Anna Mae Leverson, Benjamin Matthias, Emily Bjugan-Hanson, Kristen Kuhl and Ella Keller.

By Marcie Klomp
Twenty youth have been busy praciticing for the play “The Snow Queen” since auditioning in early August.

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Christmas services

St. Paul’s Lutheran, Lime Springs
Dec. 17 – Advent Evening Prayer Service 6:45 p.m.
Dec. 21 – Sunday Children’s Christmas Program 6 p.m.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 7 p.m.
Saetersdal Lutheran, York
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 5 p.m.
United Methodist, Lime Springs
Dec. 21 – Christmas Caroling after 10:30 a.m. worship
Dec. 21 – Blue Christmas for those grieving 5 p.m.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 6 p.m.
United Methodist, Chester
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 7:30 p.m.
United Lutheran Church, Chester
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 8 p.m.
Saratoga Presbyterian Church, Saratoga
Dec. 21 – Children’s Christmas Program 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6:30 p.m.
United Methodist, Cherry Grove
Dec. 21 – Children’s Christmas Program 10 a.m.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 8 p.m.
St. Paul’s Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, rural Elma
Dec. 24 – Congregational Hymn Sing and Sunday School Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 25 – Christmas Day Worship 10 a.m.

Blue Christmas grief service

Lime Springs United Methodist Church is filling a need for many from the area. It is having a special service on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. for those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Blue Christmas gives us a safe space to grieve and remember those who are no longer with us during the joyous Christmas season.

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Christmas in Chester

Christmas in Chester has always been a special celebration for the small town. This year, many local businesses will be having open houses to help everyone gear up for the holiday season.

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Christmas Lights of LS Contest

You can be the Clark Griswold of Lime Springs! Just get out the ladder, thousands of lights and the plastic Santa and reindeer display! Or . . . you can just have fun and decorate your house for the holidays.

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Christmas in LS

Get ready for a busy day in town when the 18th annual Christmas in Lime Springs is celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 7.
Most of the day’s events take place in and around the Community Center, although some local businesses will be having open houses and selling items.

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From our place to yours —Rplace is new business in Chester

Brianna Olson, right, will be operating Rplace for her grandmother, Renae Anderson.

Brianna Olson, right, will be operating Rplace for her grandmother, Renae Anderson.

By Marcie Klomp

The old liquidator buildings, which have stood empty for five years, are showing signs of life again. Renae Anderson and granddaughter Brianna Olson opened up a consignment/thrift shop, Rplace, in the two buildings last week. “We can fill every room of your house!” Anderson noted.

“We purchased the buildings on May 1 from Harlow (Galbreath) and have been fixing it up since then,” Anderson explained. Along with the double-wide store, she also bought the garage, warehouse and grassy lot.

Although she is young, Olson is looking forward to running the store. The family has been busy the past few weeks getting the place set up. Olson is using some of her decorating talent she inherited from her mother, Neverlyn Anderson.

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Candlelight Festival of Trees

Waste not, want not Roger Lepa checks out the Lime Springs Herald tree, which won the tree contest for Festival of Trees. All of the ornaments, including the tree topper, and presents were made with recycled newspaper. The Library’s tree featured pictures of local heroes.

Waste not, want not
Roger Lepa checks out the Lime Springs Herald tree, which won the tree contest for Festival of Trees. All of the ornaments, including the tree topper, and presents were made with recycled newspaper. The Library’s tree featured pictures of local heroes.

By Marcie Klomp

It was another successful year for Festival of Trees, which took place on Sunday, Nov. 30.

There were only 10 trees that competed for the $25, first-place prize, and it was a close race. Lime Springs Herald ended up taking first for its newspaper-themed tree. Staff opted to donate their prize money to Lime Springs Pool.

Other businesses used bits of their trade as ornaments as well. Family Fun and Fitness had all sorts of fitness-related ornaments, including jump rope for garland and balls and frisbees as ornaments and a ball glove as a topper. Hair Port had combs and a curling iron as ornaments!

Ellen Klomp has a huge collection of Christmas tree pins that she attached to her tree as ornaments. Beverley Copeman and Lois Bronner put angels on one tree and Copeman made a Santa tree.

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Burnikel is Supervisor

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