The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1959 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 10, 1959
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.1. *• , ,, Nans For Garrigan High First Announced In 1957 s, . and surrounding grounds, 45 acres — location selected was in the north- Vu L L Algona near the Catholic cemetery. Jii\> u S t h °f bui ! dina *<« »o furnish education facilities A" J. h '9 h school students from the five parishes involved? Grade schools y/fere to be maintained os in the past - by the parishes in existing buildings; , • 1 .Preliminary plans Jndicafedconfracfs for the new high school building would be let by the spring of 1958, with the fall of 1959 set as a target for completion and use of the structure, Total enrollment in the neW high school for the 1959-60 school year was not known/but officials set the figure at 400. Facilities at the new school were to be large enough so that larger enrollment in future years could be handled. The curriculum was to be expanded and the faculty was to consist mostly of sisters from the five parishes, plus necessary lay instructors, rather Francis Conway, then 37, was named by Bishop Mueller,to serve as superintendent of the school. Fr. Con'way arrived here in the late summer of 1957. Girls' School Uniforms ttiurittey, Sept, 1ft, 1*S9. Alaona (la.) U P p»r P«-i Mentt^ mmm ALL GARRIGAN HIGH PHOTOS IN THIS SECTION TAKEN BY..,.. NELS ISAACSON of ISAACSON Algona, Iowa Congratulations ... to the five parishes on opening of the New Garrigan High School. ... to the faculty and students now enjoying this fine new building. ... to the far-sighted leadership which helped to bring this fine educational unit into existence; Safe Confidential f Accommodating IOWA STATK Algona Member FDIC Iowa ••' UNIFORMS —'In the above picture, Margie Bormann, at left; and Didhe Busch, model the new';, Garrigan high uniforms for girls. They may be with or without the jacket. Margie, 15, is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Bormann of St. Joe. Diane, 16, is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Busch of Algona. Both are sophomores. , ,• Purpose of the uniform is. to establish a practical and economical school outfit, and elimination of any "contest of clothes" during regular classroom hours. Original Contracts Let April 10,19584714,290 Contracts totalling $T14,290 for construction of the new Garrigan high school .wore let April 10, 1958, at the KG Hall here. Actual work on the building began a few weeks later and the completion date was given as Aug. 1, 1959. General contractor for the building was Wiltgen Construction Co. of LeMars. The successful bid was $509,600. The plumbing and heating contract went to E. L. Secory. Clear Lake, fou. $144,640 and Bob's Electric, Rom- sen, was awarded the electrical contract for $60,050. • Eleven general contractors and seven each plumbing and heating and electrical contractors submitted bids to school officials. The total of the three accepted bids was $35,000 under the origin^ al estimate. More than 100 contractors, firm representatives, priests from all five .parishes and interested persons were present during,the opening of the bids. The over-all bid total actually included more than the building proper. At least $60,000 of the amount was for school equipment, installed after the .building was completed. The building project actually had a running start, as sanitary sewer connections were already being made when the bids were let. CONGRATULATIONS TO GARRIGAN HIGH It Was Our 5 Privilege To Have Installed The Roofing And We Welcome A Chance To Finnish Estimates At All Times PETERSEN Roofing & Insulation MASON CITY ©Anten CONGRATULATIONS FOR A BEAUTIFUL Garrigan High School ^ 38 BEST WISHES FROM J^GK ENGLER Athletic Department ^^^p ^^^w w^w . ^^^*> • .^PP(|||^^. ^^^ ^^^IIJIBRI WIPB TMIPfc' Hm SPORTING GOODS FORT DODGE, IOWA ^^^ui^^: ^^»^j^_ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ _^^ ^^" ^^gi ™ggg* -^^jjujtx^^ ^^jj& ^^^i g|m|g|^ ^^jjjAjaj^ GARRIGAN HIGH • • it • • s H m m m m m m m m- Before the new athletic teams of GARRIGAN HIGH take the field or play* \ ing floor, they will enjoy the convenience of the finest lockers ever to be installed in athletic locker rooms. The Garrigan High Golden Bears will use DE BOURGH lockers, pictured above, exactly as they are now being used by the football squad of Garrigan high. Similar facilities will be provided for the visiting teams in their own separate dressing room. * H • II • • D N R • • H H H H * C ARE The Sturdiest and Strongest Mesh Construction in Front For Complete Ventilation Available In Sections For Economical Use Of Space Moderate In Cost DE BOURGH Manufacturing • • • II B m M m 2924 - 27th Ave. South •' i MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

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