2013 Albia High School trap shooting team competed at a state trap shoot championship in June. Three young men with Lovilia ties were on the junior varsity team. Hunter McAninch hit 172 out of 200 targets. His parents are Kirk and Susan (Wynn) McAninch of rural Lovilia. His local grandparents are Jerry and Camilla Wynn.
Case Scieszinski hit 175 out of 200. His mom is Julie (Gansman) Scieszinski who grew up in Lovilia at her grandmother’s house, Stephana (Papich) Larson.
Ryan Romanco hit 159 out of 200 targets. His dad is Kelly Romanco of the Albia area and his grandparents are Tom and Donna Romanco of Lovilia.
Members of the Albia Track Team Went to State Track Meet
Luke Sarver and Ryan Sarver sons of Mary (Flahive) Sarver and grandsons of Joe and Wanda Flahive were part of the 4×800 meter relay. Running with them was Tanner Wynn, son of David Wynn and grandson of Jerry and Camilla Wynn.
The Sarvers also ran in the 4×100 relay, the 4×200 relay and the 4×400 relay. All these people live in Albia but Jerry and Camilla but have Lovilia roots.
Michelle Manser of Lovilia ran in 4×800 meter relay. She is the daughter of Harold and Brandi Manser.
Softball all-stars in the 11-12 year old age team from Lovilia
Makenna Ross, daughter of Ken and Anna Ross is on the team along with Stacie Etcher. Laura Etcher and Scott Etcher are two of the four team coaches. They competed in the state tournament in Des Moines July 10-14.
Team Wins a State Title
The team was the Albia Blue USSSA10AA. Blake Chance was on the team and his dad, Mitch Chance was a coach. Blake’s grandfather is Steve Chance of Lovilia.
Also on the team was Nathaniel Wynn, son of Marc Wynn who was also coaching. Nathaniel’s grandparents are Jerry and Camilla Wynn.
Congrats to all these athletes!
Lovilia Lions T-Ball Team
The Lovilia mascot of years ago was revived to serve the t-ball team. Coaches this year were William and Sadie Dykstra, Melissa Hood, and Lindy Ellis. Members of the team out to learn the game were: Aliyah Hood, Landrie Carlson, Conner Cook, Aiden Aldridge, Payton Smith, Bridget McIntyre, Kyra Taft, Preston Nichols, Carson Rankin, Carson Dykstra, Titus Smith, Jocelyn Nichols, Hannah Smith, Angelina Rodriguez.
This is the only team left in Lovilia and it is fun to have them. Go Lions!
Chamberlain Graduates at William Penn
Jennifer Chamberlain, daughter of Calvin and Pam Chamberlain, graduated from William Penn Univ. in Oskaloosa, Iowa with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is making her home in Lovilia. Congratulations!
60th Wedding Anniversary
Ernest and Loretta Beary Corso celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 23. They were married in 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in Weller, Iowa. They have seven children and 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. They live south of Albia. Congratulations!
New Lovilia Baby Arrives July 10
Adalyn Marie Pettyjohn was born July 10, 2013 to Nikolas Pettyjohn and Alexis Sheely. Grandparents are Janis and Jeremy Aldridge and Chris Pettyjohn. Great Grandparents are Ben and Charlotte Pettyjohn. Great great grandmother is Janis Summers. Welcome to our world little one!
Weller Picnic July 20
The crowd was somewhat smaller than in years past but all enjoyed the great picnic food, the Irish music and country music, and most of all the visiting with all the old friends of days past. Bob Crumley, who grew up in Lovilia, and Tom Welsh of Lovilia helped supply the music that all enjoyed. Jim McGinn and friends and relatives did a lot of the prep work. So thanks to all who helped make it a fun day!
Lovilia Headstart Registration Time
This Pre-school is free for eligible families. This includes persons with disabilities. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2013.
To sign up call Lovilia 641-946-8125 for an appointment. To be eligible bring the following to your appointment:
1. proof of income for the past 12 months
2. copy of your child’s birth certificate
3. proof of residency
4. copy of your child’s immunization record