The descendents of Ed Kraber recently held their annual reunion at Lovilia Community Building. Family members attended from Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. Next year’s reunion will be May 4, 2013.
The grandfather, Ed Kraber, came to the USA at the age of 14 from Germany in 1882. He lived in Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska before settling in Iowa. After putting down roots in Iowa, he married and this union was blessed with eleven children.
Lindsey R. Smith Becomes a Realtor
Lindsey, after much study and preparation, has passed the exams to be a realtor. She has been hired to work full time in Knoxville at the Prudential First office. Her employers are Rich and Joni Bailey. Congratulations Lindsey on your success with the exams and your new job.
Lindsey is the daughter of Joan Ford of Lovilia and Ron Paulsgrove. Her grandparents are Mary Slofkosky and the late Albert Slofkosky.
New City Councilman is Sarah Lang
She was appointed to fill out the term of Bob Beary who has moved to Albia. She will hold office until the next election. She is the wife of Justin Lang. Her parents are David and Linda Kraber . Her Lovilia grandmother is Marilyn and the late Charles Kraber was her grandfather. Thanks for agreeing to serve your Lovilia community in this position.
Lovilia United Methodist Bible School Held June 11-15
A member of Methodist mobile missions conducted a Bible lesson and led the children in music daily. The kids then went to Paster Dale or Rev. Ray Doser’s classrooms for more study. Lola Ivens led the craft making sessions and Judy Conner was in charge of the lunch each day. Members of the congregation generously donated the items for the lunches. One day Casey’s sore donated pizza and beverages for the meal. Helpers for the classes were Angie Kimball and her daughter. Enrollment was 28-32 children each day.
Larry and Beth Shelford Have Shuffled Houses
Larry and Beth have placed a new home behind their former home on North E Avenue here in town. Now the old home has been removed and the site cleared. The new home now sits back farther from the street than the old and the yard is spacious. It is a nice addition to the town.
Nine Kinds of Salt at Norway, Iowa Coop
My salt is generic white or the white ” when it rains, it pours” salt. I was surprised to read that you can get pink, black, etc. You can get it from Himalayan mountains, Hawaii, Washington, Pakistan, France, etc. You can check this out at Frontier Coop.com.
The town of Norway is about the size of Lovilia, so a town our size could have a business if we came up with the “Eureka idea” for one. Congrats to Norway, Iowa.
This coop also sells bulk spices, tea, and other organic products and some are fairtrade too for those of us who want to support workers that way. Check them out. It is an easy site to navigate and interesting to see it whether you purchase anything or not.
I was telling my husband about this Himalayan pink salt which they claim has an earthy taste and not like sea salt. My husband says it just tastes like regular salt. I said how would you know that. He said he had tasted it. I was of course incredulous. Where? Here is the surprise punch line and it is true. He is a truck driver and found this pink salt on a bottle on his table at the Dodge City Petro Truckstop in Alabama off exit 299 from Interstate 265. Truck stops serving gourmet salt from an Iowa coop? Truth is stranger than fiction every time!! I am still shaking my head in disbelief.
1917 Lovilia Press newspaper prints article from Fremont Gazette Giving Fremont’s opinion of the Lovilia Merchants Problem
“The merchants of Lovilia, Iowa, have served notice on all customers that accounts will not be carried longer than ninety days, and settlement will be expected by cash or note at the expiration of a ninety day period. All of the merchants have entered into the same agreement. They should have made it thirty days. ”
Do you remember walking into a store and saying, “Just put it on my account”? That was before credit cards and debit cards. A few…………years back.