Need stories about Herald

With Lime Springs Herald being absorbed by Times Plain Dealer, editor Marcie Klomp is planning on putting together a special section for the final issue of the newspaper on Feb. 12.

“Anybody with memories of former publishers Carl and LaVon Cassidy, Al and Eileen Evans and Barry and Sara Casebolt and current publishers Dan and Joyce Evans, please share them. Also why not let us know how long you’ve been receiving the paper?”
Memories can be called in to the office at 563-566-2687, mailed to P.O. Box 187, Lime Springs, IA 52155 or emailed to

It’ll be a hot time in the old town on Saturday!

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Council learns LS Beef will open in May/June

By Marcie Klomp
Lime Springs Council learned LimeSprings Beef’s opening date has been pushed back a month, at its Jan. 6 meeting. General Manager Michael Spinks admitted, “Last time I was here, we were hoping to open and kill cattle in 2014. We had a couple obstacles.”

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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 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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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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