Archive for September, 2009

Free Supper at Lovilia Community Building Sept. 20th

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Lovilia Community Betterment committee decided to host a free supper to get the citizens together for an old fashioned supper.  Menu was hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, desserts, and beverages.  Goldie Kraber headed up the kitchen committee and all the food was excellent.  I saw new faces and long time residents who all seemed to be enjoying it.  Thanks so much for a good time!

Kevin Ballalatak Died Suddenly

Kevin Ballalatak life long rural resident died at age 44.  Visitation was Thursday at the Lovilia funeral home and the services there on Friday.  Burial was at St. Peter’s church cemetary and a memorial was made to the cemetary fund.  Condolences to family and friends.

North E Avenue has Three New Homeowners

James Rominger family has moved into the former Steve Slofkosky house.

Tyler Ford has moved into the former Edith Barnes house.

Next to him is the Josh Wuebker family in the former Kevin Walters house.

We welcome these new home owners and young families.

Lovilia Firemen’s Annual Fundraising Supper to be Oct. 7

Firemen have announced their supper will be Oct. 7th, Wednesday, at the Lovilia Community Building.  Free will offering for the chicken and noodle supper.  All are welcome.  Following the supper the firemen are planning a lighted parade.  This will be new.  Check it out!!

Russ Vanden Berg elected to Albia School Board

Friday, September 18th, 2009

School Board Seat

Russ entered himself as a write in candidate and was elected to represent Lovilia and the northwest part of the county.  He and his wife Becky have two daughters in high school, Chelsey and Mikayla.  If you have questions and suggestion for the school board he is the one to call.

Devon Gottschalk becomes Eagle Scout

Devon is the son of Randy and Janet Gottschalk of rural Lovilia.  He was made an Eagle Scout on Sept. 5th in a ceremony at the Lovilia Community Building.  Only a few boy scouts attain this rank.  He rebuilt the rock welcome sign at Lake Miami as his Eagle commuity service project.  Now Devon has begun his freshman year at Iowa State University as an engineering student.  Congratultions Devon!

New Baby

John and Ashlee Davis have a baby girl, Taylor Brooke, born Aug. 19, 2009. Contratulations!

Des Moines Chef has Lovilia Roots

Anthony “Tony” Johnson, grew up in Lovilia and went to DMACC in Ankeny, Iowa where he received a degree in culinary arts.  Now he is head chef at Mojo’s on 86 th street in DesMoines.  He likes to use fresh Iowa produce in his cooking and wine and whiskey.  His parents are John and Judi Johnson of Albia who graduated from Lovilia high school and ran an insurance business here until transferring it to Albia.

Lake Miami News

Sept. 12th opened a new building called the Carmack Nature Center.  It is for the use of hunter safety classes, wildlife classes, etc.  Lake Miami also planted a three acre area in wildflowers and grasses which will when developed in a acouple of years present with a beautiful display of flowers.  There is also a one and a half mile mowed walking trail.  The trail has attracted a archery club that brings in as many as 100 people for a weekend target shoot. There is new playground equipment too that just got placed this year.  So if you have little ones go check it out.  It is safe and beautiful.  The lake level has been drawn down this year to improve the type of fish available for fisherman but the water level should be back to normal by next spring after the winter run off and thaw.

Chantel Manser Cross Country Leader

Chantel Manser of Lovilia was an honorable mention on the SCC conference team last year.  This year at the first two cross country meets she came in near the front of the pack with excellent times. Good work Chantel!!

1401 F Avenue Home Total Loss by Fire September 4

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The home of Mark and Nancy Conrad was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours.  They escaped safely with their pet dog but their pet birds perished.  The home was insured.  Lovilia firemen responded and kept water on the John Malone house next door to keep it from catching on fire too.  This home years ago was the home of Alice Love.  Nancy is the daughter of Lovilians Verona and Junior Goematt.

Marty Major’s old home being dismantled

Salvage work is being done and the home is being taken down.  Marty now has a new home just south of the old on her lot.

Gas N Go addition

Addition being constructed today on the north side of the building.

Tonya Bunch Honored

Tonya Bunch received an award for her work at Indian Hills College service center at Albia.  Congratulations Tonya!

Mark your calendars for Lovilia blood drive and monthly recycling

Recycle on Saturday Sept. 12th from 8am-10am at the trailer across from the post office.  It is a free service.

Blood drive at Lovilia Comm. Bldg. on Monday, Sept. 14 from 3-7pm.  Call for an appointment.  The blood bank number is on a poster at the post office.

Baseball Fans

Baseball tournament at the Lovilia field from Friday evening at 6pm until done on Sunday. If you love the game this is a chance to watch right here at home.