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Birmingham, Stockport

Jun 12, 2013


Winners of the Birmingham Homecoming Little Stars Prince and Princess Contest Friday were: Cameron Slocam and Willow Worley.

The 4- to 8-year-old prince and princess were Keaton Kennedy and Mia Gates.


Winners in the children’s free raffle at Birmingham Homecoming were: Abyni Garner, a bicycle; Kennedy Warner, four tickets to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines; and Madison Meixner, four tickets to a Cubs game.


Winners in the Birmingham Homecoming baking contest were:

Cake — first place, Diane Smith; second, Arlene Lyon.

Pie — first, Diane Smith; second, Barb Jamison.

Bread — first, Sonny Melcher; second, Linda Stine.

Rolls — first, Arlene Lyon.

Cookies — adult division: first and second, JoAnn Denniston; kids division: first, Deane Clark.


Winners of the Birmingham Homecoming pedal-tractor pull were:

3-year-old — first, Teagon Sickles, Birmingham; second, Calen Gates, Birmingham.

4-year-old — first, Emma Metcalf, Fairfield; second, Caleb Strait, Keosauqua.

5-year-old — first, Keaton Kennedy, Birmingham; second, Jillian McIntire, Birmingham.

6-year-old — first, Madelyn Meter, Cantril; second, Kennedy Warner, Birmingham.

7-year-old — first, Isaac Wardlow, Kahoka, Mo.; second, Jade Balmer, Keosauqua.

8-year-old — first, Jostin Swearinen, Memphis, Mo.; second, Kiara Bickham, Birmingham.

9-year-old — first, Login Cline, Fairfield; second, Brant Tedrow, Milton.

10-year-old — first, Sky Weber, Harper; second, Chase Benge, Douds.

11-year-old — first, Tala Saulmon, Memphis, Mo.; second, Abyni Garner, Birmingham.


Birmingham Library officials said the book sale held during Birmingham Homecoming was “very successful.”


Birmingham Library board officers will hold their positions for another year. President is Michell Mitchell. Secretary is Kathy Shelangoski. Treasurer is Doris Ramsey.


To encourage the return of overdue books, the Birmingham Library will not be assessing fines or asking questions during the month of June. Patrons are asked to drop books in the drop box.

— Arlene Lyon, Ledger correspondent



About 18 people came into the Stockport Library Saturday afternoon to peruse the yearbooks, trophies and pictures on the wall of all of the graduates of the Stockport High School and to reminisce with old classmates before going to the alumni banquet at the Heritage Events Center.


Stockport Library’s summer reading program, “Dig into Reading,” will start 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 10.

Children will be learning about the dirt and what grows, lives and was in the dirt a long time ago.

Anyone wishing to participate needs to sign up by visiting or calling the library at 319-796-4681 so enough supplies and snacks are purchased.


Stockport’s Avenue of Flags will fly Friday. Volunteers to put up and take down the flags should meet at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. in front of city hall.


An Old-Tyme Music Jam will be 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at the Heritage Estates Community Room. Everyone is invited to bring instruments and play acoustical music or enjoy the fellowship and music. Call Wayne Keller at 319-796-2130.

— Beverly Runyon, Ledger correspondent

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