Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day weekend in Lake View

Despite the weather this past weekend, many of the usual Memorial Day weekend events and activities were enjoyed. Monday's windy but sunny weather allowed for the miniature golfers to enjoy the "golf" site and boaters could "hide out" from all the wind in the bay area. Crescent Campground was packed and were probably glad for Monday's sunshine as well. Fishing was great out in my area of the lake on Sunday during the wet and misty weather of that day. I heard that fish like that kind of weather. My nephew and other family members caught 12-13 edible fish that were eaten on Monday. There were also over 20 some garage sales going on over the weekend. The picture shown here is the "left overs" of my friend's sale. Not pictured are the other Saturday morning events of plant sales, bake sales and the pancake breakfast.

One does need to be reminded though, that the reason for Memorial Day is to honor those in our Armed Services, both past and present. Rev. Herman Kramer gave a wonderful keynote address at the annual service sponsored by our local American Legion Post. May we all continue to pray for those still risking their lives so that others may live in peace.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sauk Bike Trail

Bike riders and walkers- here is Lake View's beautiful and unique entrance to the Sauk Rail Trail. This June 11 there will be ribbon cuttings at the different towns that the trail passes. The event starts in Carroll, Iowa and ends in Lake View around 3:00 p.m. Lets hope the weather will be more cooperative by then than it has been for most of this spring season!
(picture courtesy of Emily Busch)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Boy Scout Display

In recognition of our local Boy Scout Troop 195 and all Boy Scout Troops, this display has been set up in our library display window for the month of May. Last year was the 100th anniversary of scouting and I, for one, have a deep respect for this organization - especially in light of the legal issues they have had to deal with because of the so called "politically correct" and unjust (in my opinion) demands our country has tried to inflict on this wonderful organization. Here, in this small Iowa town the local troop have willingly provided volunteer service in a variety of ways from helping move furniture from our local museum/log cabin to serving as waiters at the many fund raisers throughout the year-to name just a few. If volunteer help is needed by almost any church, organization or individual you can be sure our Lake View Boys Scouts are "prepared" to help!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Park Picnic Tables - seasonal signs

One of the seasonal signs around Lake View's Camp Crescent are the placement of all those picnic tables!! As seen in one picture, they are all stacked up in a line like "snow breakers" in winter and then spread out along all the camping sites for the other 3 seasons. I do think they took a little longer getting placed this spring due to our longer length of cool weather. With our temps in the 80s and possible 90 by tomorrow, campers will soon be flocking to the shores of our beautiful Black Hawk Lake.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Arbor Day 2011 Honorees

Arbor Day 2011 was a much more pleasant day to be out than some previous years. This year three trees were planted in honor of three members of the Sproul family with daughter/sister Judy being the living recipient. Mr. & Mrs. Sproul were active members of this community for many years and will be missed by many. Both our city administrator and our city mayor along with Iowa congressman Kettering were on hand to give fitting tributes. These newly planted trees, white flowering crabs, can be seen at the entrance to the Sauk Bike Trail - a great place to walk or ride a bike!