Archive for May, 2015

Lovilia Legion Building up for auction

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

In April the Legion building on main street (E avenue) was put up for auction by the current owner, Milo McCombs. However, no one placed a bid so the building was not sold.


Emily Plum Has Baby Boy April 21, 2015

Emily Plum has a new baby boy named Charles Ozan. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Emily and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Emily grew up  near Lovilia and graduated from Albia High School.  Her dad is Joe Plum and her mom is Jane (Juana) Plum.  Her local  grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Harlon Plum. Congratulations on your bundle of joy!

Lovilia Community Betterment Meeting

Meeting held April 30,2015 at the Lovilia Community Building.  Patty De Gross explained that the city obtained a grant. With the money sixteen American flags will be purchased and hung on special occasions in Lovilia.  Also there are funds for purchasing Christmas decorations for the town for the next holiday season.

Discussion was held regarding insuring the community building and its contents.  The annual premium  was raised by the insurance company to cover the replacement cost. The current premium is about $ 2,500.  We will need to have a couple of fund raisers to help pay for the insurance.

Ron Conner resigned as President of the board.  Susan Beary was nominated and elected president.  Judy Conner was elected secretary and Fred Kraber will continue as treasurer.

Fred stated the building had received three memorials:  $397 given in memory of Mary Chamberlain, $550 in memory of Edith Barnes, and $844 in memory of Vince and Mary Jo Beary.  This is very much appreciated in helping with the building needs.

Dawn Maughan has plans to frame photos of the latest Lovilia school classes before it’s closing. The board said they would then hang them in the small meeting room of the community building.

The board also discussed the possibility of having a town festival within a year like we use to do.  This will require the support and attendance of most of the towns people so we invite them to our next meeting.

June 15, 2015, Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the community building will be the next meeting.  We encourage any Lovilia residents or rural Lovilia  residents to join us and help plan for the festival and discuss other ways to make Lovilia a “better” place to live.

May 2 All City Wide Yard Sales

Several were held and several shoppers checked them out.  Susan Beary decided to give her earning to charity. She made $173.40.  The earnings went to two charities. $86.70 went to Helping Hands of Albia and $86.70 went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  She thanks all her shoppers who made it possible.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Lovilia held a bake sale too and sold all they had but one bag of noodles. They were pleased and want to thank all who came out and supported the sale.

May 3, 2015 First Communion Day

One young man made his first communion, Luke Wynn.  He is son of Marc and Jill Wynn of rural Lovilia and grandson of Jerry and Camilla Wynn of Lovilia.  He received communion with his classmates at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia, Iowa.

Bo “Clyde” Gullion dies May 6, 2015

Bo, age 69, passed away at Monroe County Hospital in Albia.

He was born December 29, 1945 to Claude “Hopper” and Pauline (Long) Gullion at their home in Marion County.  He attended country schools until 8th grade.

February 6, 1965 Bo and Diana Bonnett were married at the Union Liberty Church. To this union two children were born, Clyde II and Lisa.

He worked at Maytag in Newton for 25 years before retiring May 31, 1992. Then he worked in road construction and as an operator for the local 234 for 10 years.  He retired on July 1, 2007.

Bo coached little league and helped with Babe Ruth in the Bussey area. He liked the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, the out of doors and tending his rose bushes.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana of Lovilia. Also, his son and daughter and his daughter-in-law of Lovilia. He has four grandchildren, one great grandchild, and five sisters.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Jim Gullion.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Bussey Methodist Church in Bussey, Iowa.  Burial will follow services in the Hamilton Cemetery in Marion Country, Iowa.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Bo’s family present from 5-8 p,m.  An open memorial has been established in Bo’s family’s name.  Condolences may be left for the family at