The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 8, 1959 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 8, 1959
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*»- v, f * <, i > % *,' :>' 1? ' ., AfgofW, r&wa W jr. High Picks Of liters At Seniral School Jr. High Class Of- f8j6rs elected at Senlral are as follows: 7th grade — President, Mlrtlyn Alt, vice president, David Frink, secretary and trea- sfrrer, Judy Hantrnerstrorn; 8th grade — President, Dennis Howe, vice president. Gloria Householder, and Hans Schutt as secre- ,,tary and treasurer. Aid Met ,—.„ Fairville Ladies Aid met Thursday afternoon with hostesses Mrs Ed Bruhn and Mrs Gprhart Hantelman. Mrs "Earnest Votteler led the L.W,M.L> Topic Discussion. Mrs Albert Langerman was a guest. W.S.aS, Meeting The W.S.C.S. of the Fenton Methodist church met Thursday afternoon in the church parlors. Mrs Wilfred Stoeber was in chatg6 of devotions entitled "Jehus'the Light of the World." Mrs Clayton Ditsworth was the program leader on the United Nations. Those assisting her were Mrs J. A. Schwartz, Mrs Levort Steinberger, Mrs Junior Hurlburt, Mrs Dale Weisbrod, Mrs Charles Newel, Mrs Jack Gerhart and Mrs Don Shaw. The worship center was made up of 83 flags — 82 of Sovereign nations the one remaining was the flag of the United Nations. /'•Mrs Charles Lovejoy present- 6$ certificates of merit to the following; Mrs Frank McFall, Mrs Harvey Walker, Mrs Clarence Underwood and Mrs F. C. Preul. Hostesses" were Mrs Arnold fta'nsen;.'Mrs Clara Haase and Mrs Wendell Rusch. All Radio School - Ivan' Weisbrod is enrolled at the,* Radio Engineering Institute in Omaha, Neb. He has be'gun -his- 21-month training course to become an Electronic Technician. .Ivan is interested particularly in the' electronic! phases, relating to electronic,technician;.^ - y , Ivan's parents,we.Mrjand.Mrs m A!"/- '" ' Mrs Ernest •*Votte'ler .-and Mrs Edward Pj^efoe were 'co-hostesses Drawings To End Friday; Plan Pre-Xmas Deal The final drawing of the fall season in Fertfon business plants will lake place this coming Friday night, after a successful summer and fall program., However, in the near future the Pre-Xmas turkey program will be announced following the same general program as that of summer and fall, Fenton Community Club members state. for two Bridge parties this past week. Four tables were at play Monday evening at the Priebe home. Mrs Gay lord Johnson won high score prize, Mrs Esther Frank second high and Mrs E. K. Johnson, low. On Wednesday evening, four tables of bridge were at play in the Votteler home, Mrs Paul Eigler .won high score prize, Mrs Clayton Ditsworth, second high and Mrs Arthur Krause, low prize.- - Mr and Mrs Harold Kortes and Mr and Mrs Marian 'Sherwood of Plainwell, Mich, spent several clays this past week ift the "Carl Priebe home. Thursday evening the group were supper guests "in the Ray Priebe home and on' Friday evening they were guests in the Arthur Priebe home at Lone Rock. They concluded their visit here Saturday. Marian Mueller was the lucky winner of the $25.00 door prize given away, at the . supper sponsored by St. Michael's Society at Whilte- more. Sunday evening, Sept. 27. The Muellers were sup' per guests • of Mr and Mrs Lyle Hansen. " ~ Mr and Mrs Kenneth Johnson and family and Mr and Mrs Calvin Vaudt and family were Sunday dinner guests in , the parental E. K. Johnson home/ .„ Mr and Mrs Lauritz Nelson of Goldfield and Mr and Mrs Kenneth Halverson, Merle and Barbara were Thursday evening supper guests in the Henry Wilberg home, Miss Pamela Weisbrod, who is attending Morningside Cbllege, spent the past 'weekend in "the parental**Dale,Weisbrod home. Roelf Miller ^nd and ' Mrs Vdigt t the-Cattle Congress at Waterloo. ' , , /f&ri/y an Electric Water Heater is as •'No fire, flame, fumfcs, no soot, smohe, ashes. Your quick- recovery eleetrlc heater can't create dirt. IWA ELECTRIC UQHT AND POWER COMPAMY GUIDEPOST You can feel confident thai yavr interests will be carefully considered and all your financial matters will be given prompt and ex* pert attention. FIRST TRUST isAVINOS BANK Sentral Band Mothers Fete Instructors ' Fenion — A reception for the teachers of the Sentral School District was held at the Sentral school Wednesday night. Th6 party was sponsored by the Sentral Band Mothers' Club, Serving as hostesses were the officers and members of the advisory board, Ways and rrieans, and calendar committees. Mrs Edward Mitchell of'Fenton is president of the 72-member clUb. Remarks and opening prayer were by the Rev. C. E. Norcline of Lone Rock; closing remarks and prayer were by the Rev. H. A. Walker of Fenton. D. C. Keoppel, Sentral superintendent, introduced the staff of teachers. Mrs Ralph Bierstedt, Lone Rock, announced the program in the gym, which included group singing led by Mrs Warren Jones. Janet Walker was pianist. Other numbers were a vocal solo by Judy Keoppel; reading by Mrs Albert Johnson, Swea City; reading by Mrs Jack Gerhart, Fenton; and a trumpet trio by three Senlral students, Paul Geitzenauer, Craig Blanchard and Joanne Mitchell. (la'.} UppAf 6e« Mbi '' /tt-W.? V/^'^y? 5 *. ~- -'-"'^fe> %lv^ s^SP Si'-Uiftft.*. *^i ^f?^<^mm<^< f ..^•^-"•^ppjft^ x^ r - '-•*..,''.' *\ 5; * 4 v Thursday, Oct. 8, . ...... j Thorsen Farm, In Famil For infers Is Mrs Haase Weds Mrs Clara Haase of Fenton was united in marriage with Mr Edwin Lloyd . of Bancroft at tho Methodist church at 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Rev. H. A. Walker performed the single ring ceremony.' Mr and Mrs Byron Hauge of Bancroft attended the couple. A reception was held at the'Fred Mortensen home for about 20 guests following the wedding ceremony. Mr and Mrs Earnest Voettler and Mr and Mrs Clarence Drake of .Spear Fish, South Dakota-, were Sunday guests in the home of'Dr. and Mrs Vincent Voettler at Laurens. Mr and Mrs Clarence Drake of Spear Fish, South Dakota were •y^eekend guests in the Earnest Voettler home. Friday evening guests in the Voettler home were .and ^amilywlk'lrs * Freda SiemSj Mrs Clara Fischer and 'Mr "aha Mrs 1 Claferfce"Drake'."; r;,?"'^;" \Mf and Mrs Merle Voigt/Terri and Teresa, Mrs Levon ,Stein-~ berger, Marlin and 'Roger went to Minneapolis Sunday where they attended the showing , of Cinerama. Sunday guests ' in the Delbert iGeitzenauer home were Mr and 'Mrs Ed George and family of Estherville, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Gcitzcnauer and family of Lone Rock, Mr and Mrs Norman Finnestad and Craig, Mr and Mrs John Gcitzcnauer and Milton Gcitzenauer. Sunday -evening guests in the Geitzenauer, home were Mr and Mrs Edwin Wichtendahl, Mr and Mrs Otto Wichtendahl and Mr and Mrs Kenneth Bollinger. The occasion was in honor of, Delbert Geitzenauer's birthday. Mr and Mrs B. G. Berkland were Sunday dinner guests in the Swede Kalvig 'home at Kanawha. Saturday evening guests in the Lloyd Kern home were Mr and Mrs Art Mueller, Mr and Mrs Franklin Mueller and boys, and Mr and Mrs Clarence Yager and boys. The occasion was in honor of Lloyd's birthday. Mr and Mrs Ray Stoeber and Mrs L. J'. Reed of Algona spent the weekend at Spirit Lake. Richard Stucki has taken over as k assistant Scout Mtister. lie replaces Gil Scribncr, Jr. who resigned recently having moved to Fort Dodge. Counselors for the scouts are Marion Stucki, Clarence Yager and Wilfred Stoeber, The Scouts ai % e being sponsored by.the American Legion, Warren Householder has , recently become a new scout member. Mr and Mrs Clyde Gilbaugh Jr., Bryge and Joleen of Fairmont were Saturday evening supper guests in the Kenneth Haiverson home. Mrs R. 0. Goetsctf' and Miss Agnes returned to Fenton Saturday after spending the past- three weeks with relatives and friends in Illinois and Wisconsin, Among those they visited were Herbert Goejsch at Watertown* Wis. and Alex Goetsch at Oak Park, 111. , Mr and Mrs Lloyd Berkland. Rueben Berkland and Mrs Richard Grethen spent Saturday and Sunday in Iowa City with Truman Thompson of Cylinder who recently had surgery. Mr and Mrs Peter Kesn^k, repurchased the lS^oe;W'id-- " ' e?f* Seneca —> A business transaction was completed last Monday in which the Peter Thorsen located V* mile south of was purchased by Frank' also of Seneca, for $325 per; Mr Thorsen related that farm had been under the Thor*. sen name for 87 yeats, hfrvirif belonged to his father, before him, tj The Halvor Thorsens moved to the Seneca area from Kassott, Minn in 1871 ' Peter -was born there, his first home being a dug* out. The family came in a cover* ed wagon along with the Hans Andersons ancf 'Lacs Evansorts. This area, was* sparsely settled then with only fcwo families in this whole region. "•> Indians had left the region about two years before. The'rall; road had*come through,and oWn^ ed the land " upon , which, these,, pioneers settled. J After' farming" the > land 'for a few 1 ;years they purchased the 80 A. oh the west side of the present highway foi* $4 per a-cre. The 80 A on the east Side 1 -was purchased several years later for 12.00 per A. • Four .persons crawled into a covered wagon 'proved; to be too many, Thorson'said," so the' immediate job was to build a sod house. -Peter's father had been 3'cai*- pertter in Norway. ' He brought along his tools which proved valuable many times. He had brought some boards with him from Minnesota and with a' few more, purchased in Algona he made a. door for the families new home. A few families had horses but oxen were more commonly used for traveling. s There were no roads —' wagon teams traveled the most direct route over the prairies. The wheat that the settlers had grown was taken to Algona where it \ was ground into coarse flour at a water mill): 1 Peter said 4 that he' attended* school in a,sod school house p'n a knoll nortmyest of the Seneca Lutheran church. It was called' "gopher school" , because, \ small stripeql gophers , rdn'^n 'and'forth'across the'floor.' ' *' R Summer reasons, of ten br,ough,i «®feSSIsf*«»« Entire crops. -This father to retuns .,|rere he cduld rjpke som family. He' was 6fitfre summer's, t . Qno of the great fear^ o! early days' was severe Hffif&sJV; Starlet fever and diotheHi--we_ _ , prevalent, D6b't$r%JiM ifcdfugs to combat thte'infrtSs^rll&ottgh they would cbiftefoui from AlgSna what doctors made theft tc _ of-roots and ;hfer1bs, f ^SoniS "of these seemed WW^'in"'c&fta'in CSS6S rft v& Peter Th6«|m'.* took over the farm in 1912 ajtdUn 1920,' he and Mrs Thorson f§tfr"edifrbnf farming and - moved' J ,(to, Ringsttfc •vhcre they* have continued, to make their hom*e. fHOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL tiers '"Mr and Mrs Calving ch'jldren Were 'Sjlriday" 1 dlhnet guests at the'.JJ. K f Johnson,a F6nton. Other,-gUests v were the Kenneth Johnsons. > ,. Mr and Mrs H^nry Looft anc David spent Sunday, afternoon with Mrs Bertha 'Pomthfr at 'Algona, the occasion^'-belng her* birthday ' anniversary. , Other' guests included Dr. and, Mrs John Schutter of Algona,, Mrs Minnie Schutter, West Bend, and Mr sand Mrs Gerrit .DeWaard, Wesley. • : Robert Fortney. underwent; an operation on his jaw ' 'Monday' morning at the -Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn v Mrs 'Fortney accompanied, him! to Rochester and the children' stayed with neighbors. , ' , Mrs Virgil Gardner and baby son xvLie brought home from the Holy Family Hospital ''at Estherville, Wednesday. - 1 , Mrs Elmer Hanisch,, Mrs Alfred Petersen and Mrs Henry Looft attended the 4-H organ- isation meeting held at the -Algona Hotel, Tuesday.- <Kossuth' County, has '31 organized v girls 4-H clubs with' a' niemibership 'of approximately 490 .girls. '.There ,are 65 adult -leaclers. Mrs Hanl&eh and, >Mrs/Peterseh arc lead%$ of 'the' Seneca'/StafV and Mrs [off is"'! 1 a?" in ember of the girls Sswreek'end visiting'-her family idyi^ieft'ds at'Fenton. Houfe ? Jn,f Fenton AAust sell — ownerileaVing state " Priced To Sell 7 room 2 story, all modern frame, 3 additional lots, new wiring, new plumbing, wall to ,wall carpeting, MANY EXTRAS '- VERY'NICE. ^ FOR ( APPOl|jTMENT K. W. JACKSON/ Broker THE LONE ROCK BANK Ph. WA 5-3260 - RES. WA 5-3105 , moved info'. th> Lutheran Teaeherage, vacated by the Ron- movee|' MUlf * rs m the 'Heiko of Goldfield were Saturday guests in the Henry Mft Hillwt of Munkato were Sunday visitors with Feiiton relcUivet>. FENTON BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL .DIRECTORY GERALD VOIGT INSURANCE FENTON, IA. THE FRIENDLY TAVERN Invites You To Fenton' . WEJSBKQD. . 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