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Jen Smith won the Lime Springs City Council seat in the Aug. 18 Special Election for City Council over Brian Johnson. Smith had 61 votes from Tuesday, plus four absentee for a total of 65 versus Johnson's 51 votes. There were three write-ins. The votes will be canvased and officially accepted at...
CRESCO - At a press release on July 30, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gave clear instructions for schools to finalize their Return to Learn plans. Basically, schools are to have in-person classes unless county data for COVID-19 is on the rise. If the county’s positivity rate remains from 0-5% on average...
By Casandra Leff, Monitor Recorder and Marcie Klomp, Cresco Times Plain Dealer Elma - Jerry Steven, Elma Mayor, Howard County Supervisor, local business owner and former council member, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 doing what he has devoted the past 35 years to doing – improving the...
CRESCO - Council members had a lengthy discussion about the future of the Cresco Theatre & Opera House’s Scene Shop at their July 20 meeting. A little history: The Cresco Community Theatre acquired the K&T Automotive & Machine Inc./ Cresco Machine building directly behind the Theatre...
CRESCO - Craig and Flossie Morrison of Howard County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.  Two...
HOWARD COUNTY - The state of Iowa has been working on Highway 63 from Davis Corners to just inside the Chickasaw County line. Steve Timmerman, now retired, of New Hampton and who worked for the state for 46 years and 11 months as a construction technician, gave some insight as to what work is...
LIME SPRINGS - Howard County Auditor Julie Chapman noted ballots for the Aug. 18 Lime Springs City Council special election are ready for absentee voting. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 is the last day to mail out an absentee ballot. All absentee request forms must be in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on Aug...
CRESCO - “There were not as many participants as we usually get when the ‘My World’ Photo Contest is held during the Mighty Howard County Fair,” said Times Plain Dealer Editor Marcie Klomp, “but we were happy with the turnout of entries and quality of photographs.” There were four categories and a...
CRESCO - Six individuals spoke about bullying and racism to the Howard-Winneshiek Board of Education during open forum at the regular meeting on July 13. Board Vice-President Duane Bodermann started the comment period of the meeting by telling the 33 guests the open forum policy is odd in that...

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