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   Lime Springs Herald (Newspaper) - July 3, 1975, Lime Springs, Iowa                               Lime Springs Becomes A Bicentennial Community Dept. of History AArchives resi-'oines, la. 50319 Lime Springs not only receiv- ed its Bicentennial flag and cer- tificate at Wednesday's ceremony at Lidtke Park, hut was praised by the American Revolution Bi- centennial Commission present- er Frank Harrington of Kansas City upon its program, some- thing that the smaller towns have a knack of doing even bet- ter than the metropolitan cen- ters (and he had an opportunity to attend about 145 such Bicen- tennial Community observances thus Tile presentation of the colors was praised as "the best and the Crcstwood Band, the Community Chorus, the Mayor, and the community in general were lauded for making this an impressive outstanding event. John Conrad of the State Bi- centennial Commission announc- ed the presentation of a matching grant, toward the re- storation of the old Lidtke Mill. He also presented to Mrs. Har- riett Williams, Honorary Bicen- tennial Chairman for Lime Spr- ings, the Bicentennial Certificate proclaiming Lime Springs as a Bicentennial Community. Herman C. Lidtke, longtime operator owner of the Lidtke Mill, received a special recogni- tion a silver Lidtke Mill com- memorative token, specially coin- ed to raise funds for the mill re- storation. Altho just recovering from a serious surgical opera- tion, Herman was on the plat- form to receive the recognition. Making the presentation was Dr. Abner Buresh of the Mill Restor- ation Committee. Dr. Buresh stat- ed that "The Mill is Herman Lidtke, and it would be entirely inapproporiate to have this ob- servance without the presence of Herman He pointed out that Herman's checks still bear the heading "Lime Springs Alilling and added "They are always Guests on the platform were introduced by Master of Cere- monies Marvin Arnpriester, af- ter he had thanked the various participants in the program. The guests included State Represent- ative William Griffee, Mrs. Milo Merritt, wife of Senator Mcrritt, the speakers Frank Harrington and Ray Conrad of the Bicenten- nial Commissions, County Super- visors George Woods, Mclvin and Leo Caffrcy, Har- riett Williams, Dr. Abner Buresh, Herman C. Lidtke, Mayor Arlow Johnson and Gordon J. Williams. The ceremony took place on or near the platform located on a grassy plot with an arena of seats of planks set on concrete blocks, with the Mill directly in the background. The invocation was by Gordon J. Williams, Legion Chaplain, vho prayed as follows: "Our Most Gracious Heavenly- Father, We thank Thee for this day. We thank Thee for our forefathers, who saw and devel- oped the natural resources of this area. We thank Thee for the river and timberland of this area, and the fertile soil. All of which from your bountiful hand, and which men were able to use, to their advantage. We -hud here to say, a full century later, having been given the privilege of preserving this the fruit of their labors. As we approach, this Bi-centennial year, we thank Thee for having a small part in preserving this old mill and dam, so future generations may observe and enjoy these facilities, which ground the grain for both man and beast. We thank Thee for those who have assumed the responsibility of this restoration. And may we, who live in this 20th century, so live and act, that what we do here may be enjoyed by future generations. All this we pray in our Master's name. Amen." Five American Legion Posts and one VFW Post presented the national colors and the post flags at either side of the plat- form, followed in line by the Boy Scouts of Troop 121. The Crcstwood Band directed by Tom Haugcn played the Star Spangl- ed Banner, followed by the Boy Scouts leading the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, joined by the audience, es- timated at 1500. Color guards were furnished by the Cresco, Le Roy. Harmony, Protivin and Lime Springs Le- gion Posts, and the V.F.W. post of Cresco. The C.H.S. Band played It's A Grand Old Flag, followed by the introduction of the guests on the platform (listed The Community Chorus direct- ed by Mrs. Carl Cassidy then sang the "inspiring "This Land Is My followed by "America The Mrs. Ab Buresh was accompanist for the 28-mem- ber chorus. Patriotic numbers Yankee Do- odle and "America" by the Crest- wqpd Band preceded the intro- duction M. C. Marvin Arn- priester of-John Conrad and Frank 'Harrington, representing the America Revolution Bicen- tennial Commissions, state and national. In his speech of presentation of the Bicentennial Flag, Mr. Har- rington said that the Bicenten- nial serves as a reminder that we have to do something for our- selves. "What an opportunity to rekindle the spirit of some of the signers of the Declaration of Many of these up debtors for having helped finance the war of in- dependence. He encouraged the audience to adopt, also, this .Veterans and Scouts in Ceremonies same spirit of hope, optimism and generositv. thereby desicn- ing a way of life to improve the quality of life for all people. There are now over Bi- centennial Cities in the U. S. and it was for this occasion that he came to recognize Lime Springs as one of these. In closing, he said, "I honor you, congratulate you, and can't remember a bet- ler In an earlier presentation, State Representative Wm. Griffee who represents this district in the stale legislature, read the resolution passed in the Iowa Legislature extending its con- gratulations to the City of Lime Springs. Iowa, which he present- ed to Mr. Arnpricster for the Bi- centennial Committee. Bicentennial Presentations To Mayor Arlow Johnson, Mr. Harrington then presented the Bicentennial Flag, which Mayor Johnson accepted in behalf of the city, the mill restoration committee, Lime Springs Jay- cecs which! were instrumental in the acquiring of the mill from the County Historical Society and for a majority of the restoration work so far. Members of the Mill Restoration Committee were ask- ed to rise for introduction and recognition of their effort. The Legion Posts, Scouts, band and chorus were thanked, as well as others helping to make the day a success. Mrs. Harriett Williams, in ac- cepting the Bicentennial Certifi- cate, called it a real honor on be- half of the real people of the Lime Springs community. To Eagle Scouts Dennis Foote and David Ihns went the signal honor of raising the Bi-Centen- nial Flag, a snowwhite banner with colorful insignia, and one could sense the feeling of the crowd as it first billowed to- ward the audience, as held by the two Eagle Scouts. Together, everyone sang "God Bless Amer- led by the Chorus and the Legion Posts and Scouts retired the bringing to a close the most impressive ceremony. Everyone there thought it well worth the work of preparation and were glad to be a part of it. The impact of such ceremonies, as they are held throughout the country over the years 1975 and '76 should have a tremendous re- birth effect upon the American way of thinking upon its direc- tion, morality, conscience, ap- preciation of heritage, and ob- ligations to future generations. In conjunction with the cere- mony, a Chicken and Ribs Bar- beque was served at the park shelter house. This also proved very successful, with approxi- mately 750 diners. Visitors from some distance were present re- newing acquaintance, making a special day of it, and finding it an enjoyable occasion. LIME SPRINGS HERALD AN OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF AND FOR HOWARD COUNTY A NATIONAL AND STATE BICENTENNIAL COMMUNITY Vol. 89, No. 27 Lime Springs, Iowa 52155 Thursday, July 3, 1975 Drowning, Albion Gravel Pit, of Connie Craft, 20 Mary Mracek Wins Sr. 4-H Dress Revue; Jeanie Gansen Is Alternate The 4-H Dress Revue was held Monday, June 23rd at the 4-H Building in Cresco with 43 girls participating, and then present- ed Thursday night in front of the grandstand with Lynctte Ludemann, last year's winner, presenting the girls. Mrs. Jan Grimes. South Winneshick Home Economics teacher, judged the event. Man- Mracek of the Protivin Peppy Pals 4-H Club was named State Fair winner in the Senior division. Mary wore a beige .formal trimmed in beige lace 'and wore red jewelry accents. The winner of this division must have had three years in the clo- thing project, be a Junior or Senior in High School during the past year, and be outstand- ing in the clothing project. Alternate selected was Jeanie danscn of the Howard Happy Hustlers 4-H Club, who worn a i latched plaid and check slack uit ensemble and will rcprc- Howard County at the Dairy Cattle Congress. Alternate to both of these girls is Diane Stark of the Jamestown Jolly Juniors 4-H Club, who wore a short jacket and slack combin- in beige and brown. Girls who will also go to the Dairy Cattle Congress are: Joan Platte of the Aftoncttes 4-H Club, Maureen Lockie of the Cloverleaf Neighbors 4-H Club, and Jayne Shimek of the Paris Pals 4-H Club. Alternates are Joan Rink of the Howard Cen- ter Stars 4-H Club, Susan Gan- sen of the Howard Happy Hust- lers 4-H Club, and Sharon Pta- cek of Paris Pals 4-H Club. Nelson May Dies Nelson May, father of former Lime Springs Presbyterian pas- tor Robert May, passed away recently. Pastor and Mrs. May now live at Bridgeport, Nub. Awards on Bicentennial Program Lime Springs American Legion leads color units of area posts. Munkel (left) is sgt. in charge, with Lime Springs squad, front row, being from left: Vern Van Dyke, Robert Walton, Clarence Ihns, Don Johnson. Dr. Bureih presents Lidtke Mill silver coin to mill namesake, Her- man Lidtke. Rev. Arnpriester looks on. CHERRY GROVE U. METH. CHURCH WELCOMES NEW PASTOR, REV. R. KOEHN Rev. Richard Kochn preached his first sermon as new pastor of the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church last Sunday. He spoke on "The Foundation and the Builders" from I Cor. and the choir welcomed him and his wife Barb by sing- ing Tis So The couple were honored af- ter the service by a cooperative dinner served in the basement fadng platform, lead of allegiance, flag. Eagla Scovto Dttinli Foot, and unfurl flag. Rev, Richard Koehn of the church. Besides the de- licious food, they were enter- tained by David Hcbrink's jokes and songs sung by the women's sextet. After dinner, they were presented with many gifts from the congregation, to help them in their new home. Rev. and Mrs. Koehn have been living in Atlanta, Georgia, the past year and a half, having received his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta. March 1975. This is their first church assignment, Rev. Kochn having been ordain- ed a deacon in the United Meth- odist Church in June 1974. Both Rev. Kochn and his wife Barbara were raised in Mound, Minn. He obtained his B.A. de- gree in Health and Physical Ed- ucation from Hamline in 1972. Mrs. Koehn received a B. S. de- gree from the University of Min- nesota in Home Economics. They have no children. They report a very warm wel- come accorded them at Cherry garden had already- been planted, the inside of the parsonage had been painted and cleaned, the yard had been kept up, and parishoncrs even had lunch and dinner awaiting them when they arrived last Monday. They had gotten acquainted with many of their new church members during the week, es- pecially at the annual ice cream supper, but the official welcome was reserved for after Sunday's service. GIRLS WIN The Lime Springs Women's Softball Team met Mabel, Minn., on Wednesday, June 25, at Lime Springs. It was a good game with Lime Springs winning 7 to 1. Ex- cellent hitting was again witnes- sed with Deb Gasser hitting 4 out of 4 with one double and Kathleen Cassidy hitting four out of 4 with two doubles. The pitcher, Carolyn Munkel, allow- ed only 5 hits and had'8 strike outs. All of the girls have been hitting and playing quite well. We have a good team this year and very much appreciate the support of our fans. Connie Craft, 20 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Craft Sr. of Cresco was found around Monday morning, the victim of an apparent drown- ing in a gravel pit 6Va miles NW of Cresco. Time of death, was placed at around a.m. Monday. Officials are investigat- ing the accident. Funeral servic- es will be held Thursday morn- ing at at St. Joseph Catho- lic Church in Cresco. Conway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There is a possibility of foul play, and the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation is aiding Sheriff Gordon Watros's office in the investigation, as the body had some marks on the head which could have been caused by a rock or blunt in- strument. Miss Craft's body was fully clothed in jeans and hal- ter top worn earlier. Her shoes were not found. Inside her jeans pocket was a driver's license and other papers in a plastic container. The young lady had attended the Howard County Fair, walked a girl friend home, and was last seen about a.m. Monday sitting alone on the steps of tlic old armory in Crcsco, across from the police station. Discovery of the girl's body was by a Cresco man and his girl-friend, who went to the quarry, apparently for swimming. It being a popular night spot at- tho spring-fed, having very cold water, up to 12 ft. deep, and with sheer rock sides, and is posted for no swimming. Miss Craft was at home for the week-end from attending beauty classes at a Rochester college. Connie was born April 29, 1955 at Cresco, and graduated from Notre Dame H. S. in 1974. She was the youngest of seven children, four sisters and two brothers. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Anton Randak and Mrs. Cora Craft, all of Crcsco. HOSPITAL NOTES Emily Buresh, a resident of Saratoga and a sister of Dr. Ab- ner Burcsh, fell Saturday, June 21st at her home and broke her hip. It was set June 29th at Olmstcd Community Hospital in Rochester, where she has been hospitalized since the fall. Mrs. Wendell VanderBie was admitted Sunday afternoon to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Ethel Laut drove to Ce- dar Falls Thursday and spent until Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Percy Laue and family. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stevenson and Missy and Larry Hart were Sunday visitors in the Frederick Schmauss home. (ta ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Roger Morris of Los Alamos, New Mexico, are the parents of an 8 lb. 9 oz. daughter born June 29th. She has been named Sara Marie and joins two sisters and two bro- thers. The mother is the for- mer Kay Rcmljold. Mr. and Mrs. Art Rembold of Limn Springs are the maternal grand- parents. KT Ra MEETING OF THOSE WHO WANT LIFESAVING LESSONS On Wednesday, July 9th, a A. M. meeting will be held at the Lime Springs Swimming Pool for those interested in tak- ing the Red Cross Junior and Senior lifcsaving courses. All cf those desiring to take the course should contact Kent Cas- sidy at the pool before this meet- ing if they have not already done1 so. EWSPAPER EWSPAPER   

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