Archive for May, 2011

Locals in Drake Relays

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Albia H. S. had two entries at the Drake Relays this year.  Kile Overmyer (Ron and Judy Conner’s grandson) placed 20th in the long jump.

Then Logan Williams (grandfather David Williams) joined Kile and two other chaps to run the 4 X100 relay.  The team was 53 in a field of 80.

It is an honor to make it to Drake for these events and so congrats to these young men!

Twin Cedars had Jacquelyn Gilbert on winning team

Twin Cedars girls won the Bluegrass Conference meet at Lamoni recently.  Jacque was on the champion shuttle hurdle team. Congrats to you!

Hatfields celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Iva Mae and Jim will celebrate with an open house from noon to 4pm May 14 at the Lovilia Community Building. Best wishes to you both.

Iola Gladfelder died May 6, 2011

Iola was born on April 1, 1936 in Lovilia to Harold and Frances (Barnes) Waters.  She was a graduate of Lovilia High School with the class of 1954.

She married Kenneth Gladfelder in 1955.  She worked many years for Chamberlain Mfg. in Albia and transferred with the company to Arkansas. She returned to live in Lovilia when she retired.  She has one daughter, Diane Edgington of Attica and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were at Lovilia United Methodist Church and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lovilia.

School Board members recently honored

The Lovilia area board member is Russ VandenBerg.   Thanks for your community service.

Mikayla VandenBerg elected to state FCCLA office.

Mikayla , a high school junior, was elected state vice-president of Student body.  She is the daughter of Russ and Becky Vandenberg.  She and her teacher sponsor will travel to Anaheim, Cal. in June for the national groups convention.  Congratulations and learn as well as have fun!

Chamberlains expand their business

Tom and Carol Chamberlain are the new managers of the Our Town Florists shop in Knoxville, Iowa.  The store is located at 101 E. Robinson.  The phone number there is 842-2298.  Good luck on your new venture!!!!

Water tower in Lovilia Receiving an overhaul

You can hear the sandblasting from all over town.  The South Dakota men are hard at work removing the old paint, doing welding repairs, and then will paint it fresh and sassy.  I am told it will be a four week job.  They hang from safety lines and scaffolds.  I do not envy them working at that height but I am glad they can keep our tower in good shape.   That maintenance has to be done every few years.  Hopefully no pilots flying by get lost as the name on the tower is sanded off until the new letters are ready to go on!!