Archive for February, 2011

Lovilia History Book will be Reprinted!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This comes from the history book co-author’s grand-daughter, Margaret Pierce Dwiggins of Ohio.  She is the daughter of Mary Pat Pierce.

Due to popular demand we (her family) have decided to do another printing of the book Catherine Ross and Ellie Sofranko wrote on the history of Lovilia.  The cost to order one would be about $25, maybe less if enough orders are placed for more than 20 books to be printed.  She would like to order them by Friday of this week, February 25, 2011.

If you want to order one or more books email Margaret :

If you didn’t get one the first time, here is your chance.  If you want more for kids or grandkids, here is your chance.  I have an original and find it fascinating every time I refer to it for data.

MacKenzie Wynn  Leading Scorer for Lady Dees Team

MacKenzie is the grand-daughter of Jerry and Camilla Wynn of Lovilia.  Her father is David Wynn of Albia.

She is a four year starter with the Lady Dees basketball team and will graduate this year as the all-time leading scorer( this is since girls play five player ball).  Lady Dees is the Albia Community High School team.

Congratulations MacKenzie!

Spring Programs at Methodist Church

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Lovilia United Methodist Church will be holding an After School Program each Thursday during the month of March, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the church.  All school-aged children are welcome.  Supper will be provided free of charge.  Come for food, fun, and learning about Jesus!

All singers in the Lovilia area are invited to join in performing a Lent-Easter cantata, “Come Walk With Me”.  Rehearsals are each Sunday evening (the first one was Feb.13) at 6:30p.m. at the Bussey United Methodist Church.  The performance will be the evening of Sunday, April 17th.

If you have any questions contact Pastor Dale Schoening at

Word of Lovilia Alumni Who Have Died

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Sandy Winegardner sends this update of three alumni who have died recently:

Albert E. Massick who lived in Knoxville, Iowa and was a graduate of the 1939 class.

Carroll Dorman of Oklahoma who was a graduate of the 1951 class.

Elna Lucas Papich, of Albia, Iowa who was a member of the class of 1933.

May they rest in peace.