The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1959 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 8, 1959
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Many interesting news event* during 1958 occurred in Kossuth county, some tragic, some full of happiness and the rest important to many county residents. Here is a resume of the year's happenings: January £arly morning fire resulted in extensive damage to the engi* neering department at the Wei- denhoff plant here County Voigt, well-known Algona woman bowlef\ set new all-time record for local gals With 681 series Richard Murra, 22, Buffalo Center, became; first county ftuto fatality oi year in two car crash near Lakota ....Elmer Dole workshop at Irvington burned down, loss over $25,000 Burl's boys cinched third straight State Line Conference chamn'finship vi(h 58*38 verdict overiThomp- final okay to fluoridation of water supply.... Mads Christiansen, manager of Algona Creamery for 36 years, resigned 22 degrees below zero in area, gauge at airport shattered... Tilonka, Boone Valley aiid Twin Rivers annex gins sectional basketball crowns; advance to district play.... Algona downs St. Cecelia's, 73»52, in bOys sectional opener; first meeting of VitllilVJAA, ij*ia ii v AI-.,*-.-... •—•-•"••-.r --..- - - - (uLJ . ^T ' — — T f « _ ' - , «» it granted $113,500 for ACP program son .... Dave Skaugstftd, 18, bora two schools in basketball... An explosion ripped a $10,000 hole in the sidss of a large.diesel engine at Algona's light plant Nov. 8, pulling portions of the city in darkness for almost 45 minutes. A crystalized connecting rod bolt was diagnosed as cause of the destructive mishap. Fortunately,,none of the employees of the plant were in the vicinity of the engine when b'its of metal splattered the area. .... Fire protection for 140 square miles of rural area around Algona okayed.... Algona wrestlers dip Newton, 28-14; basketball team falls, 59r51, in first annual hbliday sports doubleheader at, high school.... Mr and Mrs Ray Laabs parents of first child born in Kossuth during 1958, a bouncing 6 pound, 9 ounce girl.... Charles Nfhvel of Fenton elected chairman of the county board of at Algona, up for try with Cincinnati Redlegs .... R o"b e r t' ~ E, Pace, ,,49| ;.Des Moines- -truck driver,V succumbs to cerebral hemorrhage, truck crashed into two others,, north of Algona.. 1 .. Burt. arid, Lakbta took' boys ; and girls county basketball championships. v > February Frank Zender, 75, Algona clothier for • almost a half-century, supervisors, succeeding Henry ! died .... Fires result in over $20,- Norton lumber'yard sold to city of Algona for parking lot St. John's of Bancroft pnlyi team to win.boys sectional title; thumped Graettinger, 67-45. March Annual 4-H club day in Algona held March 8 Don McCarthy of St. Benedict named presidenl Of county Farmers Union unit .... Possible cha'nges in schoo' 1 districts at 'Wesley 1 , LuVerne"' and Algona discussed; petitions were •One of the major fires in this area during 1953 resulted in the total destruction of a workshop and road equipment owned by the Elmei-" 1 Dole, Co. at Irvington. The blaze occurred Jan. 20 and resulted in more than a $25,000 loss. Included in the loss was a new dragline. Two employees, Max Se- w'ck and Paul Lemkee, received singed eyebrows and hair in the fire. They were working on the dragline when the explosion that started tlie fire,-was set off. loss 'at .Sylvester Rockier farm near Swea City and Herman Becker farm at Irvington. ;ona chalked [umboldt: Al- as Al up 88-79 win pver gona hit 63 Ipercent and Humboldt 60 percent of. shots from the Granzow, 74, a teacher, died..'. .Dr. A. L, Rist, 91, one oi ttigona's,. oldest residents, died .... City council of Algona gave Scheppmann . . . .Mr and Mrs John .Schallin, Lotts Q-eek, wedding an- 9 ---- Assessing in Records set niversary Jan. county began , .;. . Large air force helicopter from Minneapolis lands north of Algona', plenty of interest by many passersby . . . .Rev. field ... .Lillian James Boyd installed as minister of Algona Congregational church .... NFO suspends in county, switch to Farmers Union .... Kay b school's 440 an4 PO; - ' m J^ 0 ^ 3 / 1 ' 8? 73P«A|s into the "$d up a new/! a' and'Johnsqn went 'On'to take'trie s^e" title "in the ,*_*_,.._ -^-^^j&t t&f^tate'and, the team took fifth «» years. . ebel Johnson, wrote — Work begun on complete remodeling of Iowa Slate Bank building.... Wesley and Cotwith voters decide to reorganize their school district into otte..v.Al* gona high's 440 and 880 yard-relay teams amaze followers with brilliant wins.... Destruction tot F. S. Norton and Son lumber yatd ended 63 years of business for the firm Algona Presbyter* inns talked of new chufch.... Antoinette. Bonnatetter, Algona school nurse for 33 years, retired .... Two Algona bank presidents, C. B. Murlagh, Security Slate, and Harold Gilmore, Iowa State, hospitalized .... St. J o h n' s 01 Bancroft grabbed state ' spring baseball championship • with 6-2 win over Mason City; many big league scouts after ace Denny Mcnke of the Johnnies.... Mrs F. J. Lonergan, 53, Whittemore, succumbs following severe burns .... Four Whittemore young men ordained as Catholic priests.... Rebel Johnson grabbed 220 title and 880 yard relay team of Jirh Cowan, Johnson, Garry Davis and Jorry Rupp set new state record as locals finished fifth in statfe .track meet at Ames. June A write-in campaign in behalf of Glee Bullock, Burt, on the Democratic ticket for the office of cdunty auditor fell short of the mark, but provided most of the excitement in th£ primary election ... .Lloyd Brockman, 41, Corwith, found dead in truck; death .due to- carbon monoxide poisoning .,., Grotte Cafe, well-' known little Algona restaurant, almost completely destroyed by fire; building later torn down completely... .Dennis Menke, 17* year old Bancroft baseball -whiz, signed for $124,000 by Milwaukee Braves; reported 'to Cedar Rapids in 3-1 League.... Presbyterian church at Burt observed Diamond Jubilee with 3-day celebration, beginning June 6 Edsel Isaacson of St. Paul, Minn., named pastor of First Lutheran church here ... .Goyernor Herschel Love 1 less featured speaker at Northwest Iowa Mayor's Association meeting at the Algona Country Club ..... Nine Whittemore business places burglarized.;.. 13 •area students graduate from Iowa U., another baker's dozen from Iowa State .... Jan Clark, daughter 'of the".-'Harold-Clark 8 !, Bancroft; named Queen of the North Iowa Bwnd Festival at Mason City . .'.. City of Algona began spraying for mosquitoes ....Koolhaas Hardware, Algona, changed its name to Cullen Hardware and named Arnie Elbert manager... ,More honors 'for Bancroft's' Jan Clark; she's named State Girls 4-H president nt state convention at Ames'.-.'. .Vines Meyar, talented St. John's of Bancroft coach honored by town for h ; s work: [eted at banquet.... Pat McGuire, Burt, named state president of Rural' Letter Carriers Association for second year. July Sixty Algona National Guardsmen shove off for camp in Wyoming .... Roger Dreyer, Fenton, named boys state 4-H president, completing clean-sweep for county .... L. E. Linnan, Algona attorney, named to Iowa Supreme^ Court to fill remainder of term ,... Algona Presbyterians plan 'to build new church; drive for funds on... .Parple People Eater contest in UDM draws wide interest Bancroft Junior Legion won county title .... Work began on new Burt municipal building ... . .?-']• * ' Three area youths, Eldon G. Krause,. 19, Tiionka, Jerry Preus dhl,'18, St. Benedict, and Itvin J. Bcyken. 20, Woden, were killed when the two autos shown here crashed at an intersection a mile "north of Wesley Oct.. 19. It was one of the worst mishaps in the county's history. A fourth youth, Robert Heifner, 19, Buffalo Cen ter, suffered serious injuries, but was the only ; survivor of the crash. Heifner and Preuschl were driving the autos at the time. - • „ ', ' ., circulated.... Track and baseball tryouts begin around area .... Wes Bartlett named president of Algona Chamber of Commerce ....Twin Rivers girls win first state tourney game, then fall in quarterfinals .... Call for bids for new Garrigan Catholic high school set for April 10 Chuck Nicoulin, 77, well-known Algonan, died at Hollywood, Cal Mr and Mrs Frank Schallin, Algona, observed , sixtieth wedding anniversary ... Judy , Lowman and Francis Bjustrom, state wrestling champ, named king and qqeen of high school sports dance here. April Algona's Security State Bank purchased three business buildings and a vacant lot from Julia McEnroe, Algona, for 'an undisclosed sum ;to move into old First National Bank building .... Mrs Beatrice Baldwin, Algona, awakened.-by -local police in time xo escape her flaming home. .. < Athletic Banquet, featuring Bill Strannigan, I.S.C. basketball coach, honored 100 local athletes: Jini Cowan, public high, and Jim ink, St; Cecelia's, named as athletes of year .... Henry Hauptly, 59, Algona, hauled off Al- ;qna roof afte.r suffering'. hea'rv attack .... Mrs A. MV Quintard. JO,,wife'of Kossuth county .super-, iritehdehf of schools, died., Woy4 Sehenck, 6,3, welkknown at Burt, succumbed to heart attack „ ,, Contracts totaling $714,290 let for construction of new Garrigan Catholic high school- at Algpn?? . ',., Mr and Mrs Henry Schepp- mann,- AJgopa, .celebrated Golden W. e,4 4 i n g anniversary ..., Pa) Moritag named oew manager of North Central Public Service Co., AJgona ... .Construction begun 'on new half-million" dollar eleya tor here,;.. Algona Home Show featured Miss Iowa.... Break ground for Garrigan Catholic high .schpol. i\i--> .••*•, •• • May . oJ - farm'. fires' cause un Fred Ostercamp, 73, Wesley, succumbed to injuries received in tractor mishap.... Mrs Harriet Rice, well-known Algona woman, died July 19 T. C. Hutchison, well-known Algona attorney, mending after heart attack New city parking lot (formerly Norton Lumber Co.) blacktopped and made ready for use. August Annie Ingersoll, Algona, died on her 97th birthday at local rest home.... Algona host to 100th Kossuth County Fair; weather fine, good crowds.... Judy Dean, 17, Corwith, named Queen of the Furrow at Mason City's North Iowa Fair Dr. Pierre Sartor, 87, widely-known in conference . opener here ... Algona host to 10th annual Kossuth County Band Festival; Shirley Amosson, Renwick, cho'sen Queen ... .Clear Lake downed Algona, 27-13; West Bend chalked up third straight win without defeat,- 26-19, over Ruthven. October Carl Reed, 46, Whittembre, killed when his auto went out : ol control and rolled over on highway 18 1% miles west of Whittemore; he was on way home from Emmetsburg hospital where he .had visited a newborn daughter born 'earlier the same day... Clark Orton, 8.4, well-known.; Algona fruit farm operator, died .... Shirley Amosson of: -Renwick named queen of Algona Band Festival.... Fresji - ;Soph football game between Algona and Clarion called off here-at one of .coaches .abused officials; .Algona ahead at time', 27-0?i .'7 Clarion downed Algona, 27-0,' ir. varsity contest'..;. Essie Sullivan. 93, Algona resident for" 91 years, died .... Howard' Hankins, 28. Corwith farmer, killed when wagon ran over him .'.. . Jeanette Bjustrom named Algona Homecoming Queen.... Corwith-'Wes- ey grabbed state high school Baseball title with easy 11-2 win over Eddyville at Roland Oct. 6 ... . Iowa Falls, 20, Algona 13 ... Three area young men, Eldon G, Krause, 19, Titonka, Jerry Preu- schl, 18, St.. Benedict, and Irvin J. Boyken, 20, Woden, killed in :\vo-car crash a mile 'north of Wesley; one of worst mishaps in recent years in county .... Vaughn Uhr, 23, Swea City, student at Bethel College, St. Paul? drowned with two companions during boat outing near the Twin Cities ..'.. Humboldt' 40, Algona 6 ....Political pot began to • boil as election neared . ...Webster City 67, Algona 0; Burt ends /season with 7-7 tie; Twin Rivers, West Bend and Armstrong most powerful teams in area. f November '' .Democrats swept into office on county, state and national level ... . Loren Brown, 53, well-known Algona dairy farmer, killed in power take-off on tractor on his farm Rev. P. J. Braner, 68, former Trinity Lutheran pastor here, died Twin Rivers finished football season undefeated; Eagle Grove 21,'Algona 7, Bulldogs winless in eight starts; Armstrong dumped Titonka, 32-6,'to take Stateline championship..,. Diesel engine exploded at city son of .Mr and Mrs Donald Eden; Titonka, suffocated when a • portion of a marshmallow lodged in his 'Windpipe.... First trace pi snow in this area fell Nov. 23. ': , December Annual Addpt-A-Family plan again offered by the Upper Des, Moines; almost 40 families adopted for Christmas by area organ- a*nd individuals Slight tax drop" slated around county Algona-drbnped two opening basketball games, then came back to win, three of next, six, including eas.y-victory 6ver;Des Moines Tech,*..A."Five inches of snow -and 20 below reading ushers in winter Two 'Algona stores, water pipe froze One of Algona's oldest residents, Mrs Helen Paxson, 99, died'... .Fentb n'a postmaster, J. A. Schwartz, - resigned .... Bill Fandel,- 35, Rod- ,' man farmer, killed in two car?' crash north of West Bend Christmas Eve; county's eighth fatality '.... Many area., persons headed Koenig's and Jean's flooded w"hen _ west for Rose Bowl game 1 . Titonkan, died hei'e.... Father. Philip Dailey, Whittemore, named state , chaplain of American Legion.... Algona*s Congregational church held Centennial observed Aug. 16-17.... Stock car races-at county fair .featured 13 good crack-ups; Bobby Grim swept four events easily during big car races ...,. Four freight cars' skipped tracks in Algona; none tipped over ... .County schools all ready to go, i.. Norman L. Cptto.i, 92, Lone Rock banker, died .*.., Huge crowd at annual Algona flight breakfast 13 state fajr ribbons won by county 4«H-girls .... Point system for bike riders put into effect in Algona. September Ortwin (Doc) Kr.esshn, 40. Lone Rock, died of internal injuries to become Kossuth county's second auto fatality of 1958 ..;. 55 report for football' at Algona high school; squads also report at all otl^er area schools... ..Governor Loveless and CongJjessman Mev- win Coad speak at Ledyard rally Radar crackdown nets many driving violators.... Cornerstone of new Garrigan Catholic high school laid in Algona Emmetsburg rapped Algona, 42-0, in season football opener — Titonka voted for gas fran^ chise, 134-7 Four townships surrounding 'Algona vote' to issue bondjs tor »uew t'ir§ truck.,.. estimated damage around county Hampton bumped Algona, 21-0, light plant; damage estimated at $10,000 Howard Schulte, , 34; Fenton, , became seventh auto fatality in the county when the a'uto he was driving left a curve north of Fenton ,,,. Both Algona banks, the Iowa State and Sec urity State, held open houses in their new quarters Nov. 22 1.,, Bancroft's Denny Menke. son of the Walter Menkes, pitched St. John's to the high school baseball title and signed a professional .baseball contract with the Milwaukee Braves for a reported $124,000 immediately after his graduation'^roni high school in June. Young Menke is shown here with his coach, V. J, Meyer. The bonus was one of the largest ever paid by.a major league team. 4-H Clubs Are Formed In Area The two new girl 4-H club's have joined the county group, while one .club has disorganized, according to Mary Staudt, county extension home economist,. This brings the total number of girl's clubs in the .county to thirty-one, Springfield Sparklers, orgahjzr ed in the north part of the,county, was the first new club. They are a. division of the Ledyard Lassies' and have Mrs Mauriqe Keil and Mrs Joe Ingelbritson 'as their leaders. The southwest corner of the county can ,ftlsQ claim a. new club. - The , Gems have held several mee,tings and have as their leader^' Mfs Rfiy Banwart. 93 new members Dennis Lee Eden, 2% year old' have their enrollment cards m th'e office and it is here that a special salute is given to those newest club members in the Kossulh county^ program.- 'New members are. Dianna Crowley, Susan : Yackle,: Mary Jane Bollig, Elizabeth 'Watson, Ther.ese Hamilton, Brenda Brandt, Brenda Eden, • Jane. Buffingtori, Linda > Budlongi- Carol •• Haack, "".yllis Sachau, Linda Cooke, Cooke, Lynn Castor, Jane .ack. . . il,ih l da Meehlhause, Carol Tee- |^r,'Shirley Ohnemus. Sheila Frideres, Connie .Molacek, . Patricia Qu|nn, Marlys.. Thomsen,. Marilyn Alt" "Linda krumwiedej N Linda Rasmussen, Larairie. Abbas, Karen Lampe, Janet Schemmel, Barbara SchiHz, Patricia Schiltz, Patricia ; Cecelia McCarthy. MpCat'thy, . P, a t r i cia •^QynQ, Eugenia/ Klocke, Nancy MacKinnon; Linda G r u n h b vd, • Sehroeder,: M a r g a r e \ Linda Hoeppi\er, Sandra Kop'p^en, Donna Kayser, Colleen j Crawford, Patricia 'McClelsh, Lynch, Judy Hammerstrom, Shirley Mar low, Marcia Riitledge, Margaret Bierstedt, Alexis Rutledge. Judy Grimes, Joyce Grimes, Donna Mullin, Linda Clark, Kathy Gilligan, Connie Schnetzer, Linda: Daley, Monnie Hanson, Suzanne Blake, Linda Gardner, Dyanne ' Baas, Jo Ellen Baas, Gloria Miller, Diann Miller, Elizabeth Lampe, Lenora Hilbert, Janette Ferstl .Gharlene Thilges, Rosa Illg, Florence McGuire, Marian Kohlhaas, -Victoria ; M c G u i re, Dianne Schumacher, ' Betty Frid-- 1 eres, 1 • • ., Phyllis Illg,' Barbara Jensen, Judy Ingrebritson, Barbara Farrow, Shaft-on Klooster, Rita Tague, Sandra Pingel, Margaibet Glaser, Eileen Reilly, Rebecca Girres, Helen Skow, Kathy Petmerjngj, Donna Hutchison, Nancy Berninghaus, Carol Girre4, Eijeen Harms, Rachel Habege'r, Janet Banwart and Audrey I^appe. One of the largest sate crowds in, the history of £os?utti county vj^s o& fapA whoa |hg QerfOd, fraijkl casing pyt forin sale was -at Ipvipgton TJfan. 15. More, than -2,000 persons- were -on haud ; at the sale, which 'grossed an estimated $31,500. It was 'one- of many farm tales held in thi& area during the winter oi 1957-58.

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