Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on August 29, 1974 · Page 1
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Dept, of Hiiilory and Archives ^Pi^^M^^ ^^^^^^^^^ •> ^—^^^—^^ ^"V 1 " "•• —•»'•»'* »•••" THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXYI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1974 NUMBER 34 RAMBLIN'. with Phil Ever, since I saw my first mountain quite a few years ago, I have had a love affair with them, and enjoy visiting them whenever possible. Like a woman, I have never found one that I could dominate until our most recent vacation. I have plodded up their slopes for miles, driven above, their timberline, and gazed with adoration at their beauty. On our trp to California, we visited Lassen Volcanic National Park where the dominant peak is Mount Lassen, towering to 10,462 feet. Early on the morning of our second day in the park, Shirley, our son 'and daughter, Phil, Jr. and <Ruth, and I donned our hiking gear, packed a back pack, and left for the parking lot at the base of the trail to the summit. It was a strenuous two and a half mile.hike up a steep grade,' but after four hours of climbing (including frequent stops to catch our breath and gaze at the most beautiful panoramic sights I have ever seen) we conquered the mountain! As we sat on the highest rock at the top, the view was absolutely breath-taking. About scnooi 80 miles to the west we could games. see the snow-capped peak of Mount Shasta, other mountains in all directions, secluded mountain lakes lying peacefully in the valleys, and probably the most spectacular of all was knowing that we were looking down into the crater of a volcano that had erupted in 1916, spewing its lava down the slopes and inundating everything i n its path. It wasn't the toughest climb we have attempted, but the elation of reaching the .top is something that we had never experienced before. I have conquered one mountain and, will *be looking for others as long as I am able to. We had never Visited this part of the country, and the scenery of northern California is really spectacular; It is a desolate drive across much of Wyoming, Utah and Nevada, but even their bleakness has its beauty and we enjoyed the entire trip. Of course, the highlight of the trip was being able to spend a few days with the kids, and they made our vacation one that we will always remember. Once again we ra n into a lot of young men with long hair, and once again I was reassured that they are part of a wonderful generation. These young men and women made us feel welcome in their midst. Our visit ito Tabernacle Square i n Salt Lake City is another memorable experience, as was the drive along the shores of the Great Salt Lake, and our visit to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Do you have a son or daughter leaving for school soon? It is that time of year when we send out many student subscriptions. We will start a subscription to students anywhere for just $2.50 for nine months. Help the kids keep up with what is going on back home by sending them a subscription to the "Topic". That's it for another week. Remember, if you reach a goal in life,, set your sights a little higher. Patricia Aukes Is Married In June 29 Buffalo Center Ceremony Titonka Booster Club Has Membership Drive With the start of a new school year, the Titonka Booster Club once more has become active. They will again serve lunch after football and basketball games as they have in the past. All spectators and players are welcome to stop at the school lunch room after all A new project this year is to purchase necessary film to record all football games. The showing of the first film will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the school multi-purpose room. Anyone interested in seeing the film of the first game is invited to attend. Dues for the Booster Club are $1.00 per family. So far about 60 families have given their support to the club. Any one who has not had the oppor tunity to join and support school athletic activities, may do so by sending ..their dues any of the officers: Lawrenc Heyer, president; "Hollo' Moore vice president; Mrs. Neal Boy ken, membership secretary; or Roger Buffington, treasurer. Woden: Wedding vows were xchanged by Patricia Aukes nd Brian Barnes in the Bufalo Center First Congregation- 1 Church o n Saturday, June 9. Pastor Jay Warren officiated at the four o'clock double ing ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aukes f Woden and Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Barnes of Clintin are the parents of the couple. Given in marriage by'her ather, the bride wore an ivory town of satin organza combined with alenco, n lace. She arried a colonial bouquet of orange roses, glamelias' and white baby's breath. Her wedding band was that of the room's maternal grandmother. Mrs. Celia Gray of Morrison, !olo., sister of the groom, was matron of honor. Her apricot loor-lengith chiffo n gown was marked at the empire waist- ine with a floral band trim and was completed by a jacket with short puffed sleeves. Raul Aukes of Madison Lake, Mnn., twin brother of the bride, was best man. Ushers were Paul Peterso n of Palo Alto, Calif., Dr. Martin Wiesenfeld of Minneapolis, and Herbent Gray of Morrison. A reception followed the ceremony i n the church parlors. Mr. and Mrs. Monty Miller of Britt, aunt and uncle of the Dride, were dining room hosts. Punch was served by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grouse of Waterloo. The cake was cut by Susa n Johnso, n and Barbara Smitr. of Iowa City, and Mrs. Herbert Klasse of Titonka poured cof fee. Mrs. Roxy Bauman of Sells, Ariz., Mrs. Burton M Joseph of Des Moines, and Nancy Loeb of Iowa City as sisted at the serving table. Lynn Blair of Iowa City at tended the guest book. Assist ing with the gifts were Mr and Mrs. Dana Ramundt o Mason City, Jea n Balvance o Buffalo Center and Susan Miller of Britt. Mrs. Lawrenc Balvance of Buffalo Cente and Mrs. Ben Aukes of Wode^ were in charge of the ftywer for the wedding party. The bride is a graduate o the University of Iowa at low City where she has been a tending the College of Med Stores To Close : or Labor Day All stores in Titonka will be losed Monday, September 3rd n observance of Labor Day. 'here will be no school that ay, and no mail delivery. When you do your shopping his weekend, remember to urchase extra supplies for the inp,l long weekend of the eason. Season Tickets On Sale : or 74 Football Season Season tickets for the four 974 Titonka Indians home ootball games are now on sale nd may be obtained at the 'itonka School The price of ickets remains the same as ast year with a $3.75 charge or adults and $2.25 for stu- lents. . ' The Indians meet Thompson, Mason City Newman, Lincoln ientral and Armstrong on the home gridiron this year. Their irst home game is Friday, Sept. 13, and they will open he season at Boone Valley on 'riday, Sept. 6. Titonka Class Of 1964 Holds 10-Year Reunion The Titonka High School Class of 1964 met for their ten- year class reunion at Charlie's Supper Club L Algona on Aug- c ine. Her husband,"an aiumnu of Grinnell College, is a grad uate of the College of Medicin at the University of Iowa. Th couple is at home at 370 Audley, Houston, Texas, wher ust 10 at 6:30 p.m. The following afternoon they had a pot luck picnic in the multi-purpose room of the Titonka School with .their families. Osier-Kromingo Weddi ng Vows Exchanged At Greene July 11th Berkley Bedell Visits •lere Friday Afternoon Berkley Bedell, Democratic candidate for the Uniited States Congress, was in Titonka Friday, August 23 visiting with local residents and farmers Bedell is conducting a "People to People" campaign in an effort to talk with and get the views of as many people as possible. He visited all of the towns in South Kossuth County on Friday, and has conducted similar tours in all Of the 22 4-H Ribbon Winners At Kossuth County Fair The following 4- club members won ribbons for their entries at the Kossuth County Fair. Buffalo Boys: Brian Carlson, blue on a pe n of hogs and blue on a single hog; Mike Orthel, blue on a sheep and red on a pen of sheep; Celeste Orthel, blue on a sheep and blue on a pe n of sheep; Michelle a blue on a sheep and red on a pe n of sheep; Billy Madsen, blue on a garden entry; Mike Orthel, red on a pen of four cattle. On baby beef calves, they received the following: Danny Amesbury, blue and red; David Amesbury, red and white; Darrel Brandt, white; Greg Brandt, white; Marlin Brandt, white; Myron Carlson, 4 blue and red; Kelly. Harms, 3 blue; Brian 'Moore, blue; Greg Moore blue and red; Sidney Smidt, counties of the 6th C-gmgress- iorial District. Bedell said, "One of the problems with our Federal Government today is the lack of understanding and concern for the needs and wishes of the people. By getting out among the people of the district, I hope to be in a better position to represent them i n the Congress." Joyce Culbertson In High School Who's Who METHODIST CHURCHES CHANGE WORSHIP TIMES The winter schedule for the United Methodist Churches at Titonka and D6a n will go into effect on Sunday, September 1. Worship at Doan will be at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. At Titonka, Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30. BUY IT IN TITONKA! DAYS Without A Fire Attending from Titonka were Dick Buffington, Sheryll Gray Buffington, Keith Hamilton, Ken Huisman, Loren Pannkuk, Linda Ride Lee, Judy Fitch Dangelser; from out of town were Sherry Boyke n Sullivan, Algona; John Brandt, Des Moines; Karen Bruns, Britt; Janet Buffingiton Remus, Winthrop, Minn.; Sharon Giesking McLaughlin, Marathon; Monte Hammond, Des Moines; Rachel Kinseth Senne, Des Moines; Peggy Michaelsen, Egel, Denver, la., Dennis Schmidt and Celine Miller Schmidt, Norfolk, Va.; Milt Paulson, New Prague, Minn.; Cynthia Rakow Blomberg, Griffith, Ind.; Myrna Rike Freeman, Des Moines; and James Stecker, Gilbert. Unable to attend were Janet Cunningham Brandt, Bitburg, Germany; Linda Krause, Kenosha, Wise.; Malora Beal Westphal, Ceylon, Minn.; Diane Boekelman Kiewiet, Buffalo Center; Linda Smidt Overturf, Houston, Texas; Paul Miller, Wesley; and Kathy Trunkhill Hansen, Moses Lake, Wash. INDIANS SOAP SCRIMMAGE SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT The 1974 Titonka Inidans football team will make its first public appearance Friday August 30 at 7:30 p.m. in its annual intra-squad "soap scrimmage". The Indians, will be divded into Red and White squads that will face each other in a game-like scrimmage. Admission to the scrimmage is one- bar ol soap that will be used by Titonka athletes during the 1974-75 school.year. Mr. Gaul will be present to discuss football rule changes ithls year during the half-time intermission 'of the scrimmage the bride studies at will continue her the University of Texas Medical School, and her husband is a resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Slow-Pitch Softball Tourney Here Sunday Titonka will sponsor an 8- team .slow-pitch softball tournament on the local diamond starting at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 1. The entire single elimination tournament will be played in one day with plans o start a new game each hour. The championship game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. Tyke I will meet Crystal Lake i n the opening game. The eight teams participating will be two iteams from Titonka and two from Woden, G. [. School, Swea City and Buffalo Center. Admission to all games for the day will be $1.00. There will be concessions On the grounds. Hot Lunch Menu For week of September 2 Monday: No school. Tuesday: Beefburgers, mashed potatoes and butter, carrot and . celery sticks, raisin milk. 1 'Wednesday: Vegetable beef soup and crackers, school made bun and butter, lime Jello, cookie, milk. • Thursday: Creamed hamburger over mashed potatoes, buttered peas, peanut butter sandwich, peach sauce, milk. Friday: Macaroni and cheese, lettuce salad, meat slice sand wich, apple sauce, A 1974 Titonka graduate, Joyce Culbertson, has been included among high school sen- irs named in the 8th annual edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students 1973-74, the largest student award publication i n America. Students are recognized for leadership i n academics, ath- lettics, activities, and community service. Less than three per cent of the junior and senior class students nationwide are awarded the recognition. Joyce is Ahe daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Francis Culbertson of rural Titonka. While in high school she was active in basketball, being named a first team guard on the All State Line Conference Team two years in a row; track, • softball, clubs declam, Honor Society and student council. She also active ly participates in the -youth group of Immanuel Lutheran Church. After completing an 8-week summer sesslo n at NIACC, she plans to pursue her interest in nursing there this Hall. red; Scott Smidit, blue 'and red; Steve, Smidt, 2'-blue; Dale Van Hove, red; Todd Van Hove, blue and red; Jeff Van Hove, 2 red; Dennis Va n Hove, 2 red. Marlin Brandt, blue and red on rabbits; Darrel Brandt, red and 2 white on rabbits. Buffalo Boosters: The Buffalo Boosters 4-H Club exhibited articles in the following categories: Foods and Nutrition, Home Improvement; Clothing, Garden, Creative Art, Horse and Pony, and Photography. Blue ribbons were received by Laura Brandt, display of foods related to "magic formula", carmel rolls, unbaked cookies; Shelly Amesbury, recipe file, cornbread, ranger cookies; Lynette Reynolds, centerpiece, bran muffins, unbaked cookies; Linda Eden, table setting; Chris Brandt, bran muffins, unbaked cookies; Arlene Re- clenius, apple crisp; Penny Gerdis, unbaked cookies, crunchy jumble cookies; Julie Eden, crunchy jumble cookies; Kris Wilbeck, calorie poster, snick- erdoodle cookies; Mavis Rike, molasses cookies; Susan Rike, 6 blue ribbons in the' horse show; Rachel Eden, poster (riboflavin), recipe file, poster on safety, poster on courtesy, poster on label information, pound cake, foreign bread, creative art, garden Vegetables; Mavis Rike, photography. Red ribbons went to: Chris Brandt, snack display; Penny Gerdis, poster on snacks; Julie Eden, centerpiece, cherry dessert; Linda Eden, centerpiece; Gayle Moore, nutrient poster, table setting, Swedish cookies; Mavis Rike, table setting, comparison of two forms of a food; Susan Rike, display On safety, foreign bread, jewelry box; Rachel Eden, Amadama bread, home improvement, centerpiece. White ribbons were awarded to: Linda Eden, comparison of two foods; Rachel Eden, food preservation. Mavis Rike's home improve-. merit entry, antiqued cream can, was selected to go to the Iowa State Fair. Rachel Eden's photography entry was selected, to go to the Iowa State Fair and Her dress .was /reserve champion.. Valley Farmers: Ribbons, received by the Valley Farmers 4-H Club, included O n Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene, Miss 'Sharon Osier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Osier, became the bride Of Randy Krominga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Krominga of Titonka. The double ring ceremony was performed by Father E. L. Cooney. Candlelighter was Chris Osier. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of sheer organza with a modified attached train. She carried a cascade bouquet, and her only jewelry was a miracoulous medal, a keepsake loaned to her by a friend. The bride's attendants were her five sisters, Barb Schroeder matron of hon; Deb Helden wirth, Donrua Gerhard, Marge Geitzenauer and Phyllis Groshens. They were attired in floor length gowns of turquoise dotted swiss and matching picture hats. Each carried a single yellow rose. The groom's attendants were his father as best irian; Kim and Harlan Krominga, Dan Dunnavon and Robbin Hill. Dan and Gene Osier were ushers. All men in the wedding party wore white coats trimmed in black, black itjousers and turquoise ruffled shirts. A reception was held in the church parlors. The cake was cut and served by Mr. and Mrs. John Osier. Mrs. Ronald Behr poured coffee, and Connie Slette n dipped punch. Waitresses were Charla Beed and Leann Thacker of Titonka. Gifts were carried by Jackie and Michael Gerhard, and opened by Donna Dunnavon, Dorothy Krominga and Janice Ludwig. Mrs. Lee Krominga was at the guest book. The bride is a graduate of Greene High School and is employed at Mercy Hospital in •Mason City as a unit clerk. The groom is a graduate of Titonka High School and is employed at White Farm Equipment. After a wedding trip through the Black Hills, the couple is at home at 336 25th S.W., Maso n City. 1974-75 Enrollment At Titonka Drops To 457 First day enrollment at the Titonka Consolidated Schools shows a drop of only seven' students from the opening- day of 1973. The enrollment one year ago was 464, and this year's enrollment, is 457. There are 235 boys and 222 girls enrolled. Enrollment figures by grades are as follows: Kindergarten 12 1st Grade 26 2nd Grade 23 3rd Grade 36 4th Grade 33 5th Grade 40 6th Grade 41 7th Grade 43 8th Grade 36 9th Grade '37 10th Grade 39 llth Grade 40 12th Grade 48 Special Education 3 TOTAL , 457 I n the elementary depart- merit, 3rd, 4tih, 5th and 6th grades will have two classes. Bus Drivers Receive Safe Driving Awards The Titonka Consolidated Schools have recently been informed that the following bus drivers have been given Safe Driving Awards: Wilbur Sexton, Audrey Boekelman, Loren Hansen, Roger Rippentrop, John Rippentrop, Darvin Bowers, Marlene Uken and Robert Boekelman. All local bus drivers made it through the school year with no accidents. To qualify lor the award, the drivers must have driven at least on year. In all, the drivers logged approximately 70,000 miles during the past year. 26 blue, 4 red and 2 white.Their hog exhibit had 11 Wws and Nurse Aide-Orderly Training Program Here A 120-hour Nurse Aide-Orderly Training Program will be offered at the Titonka Care Center starting Monday, Sept. 16, it was announced by Iowa Lakes Community College. The classes will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday for four consecutive weeks. The course includes 60 hours of classroom theory and 60 hours of clinical experience in hospitals and nursing homes. The program trains individuals to develop skills and provide an educational background enabling the trainee to function as a member of a total health team. Persons who have previously completed the 60-hour Geriatric Aide Course and wish to complete .the 120-hour program, will be required to take only 60 hours of this course. Instructor for the course will be Sally Devine, R.N., Corwith. Tuition is $36 plus a textbook charge of $6. Out-of-state tuition is $54. Application forms may be obtained by contacting Department of Adult & Continuing Education, Iowa Lakes Community College, 300 South 18th Street, Estherville. STATE FAIR WINNERS Donavon Beenken and Wayne Bruns, members of the Valley Farmers Boys 4-H Club, took part in giving a presentation at the Kossuth County Pair. Their presentation, "Fiercest of Storms", won top honors aere and the privilege of .taking it to the Iowa State Fair. On Tuesday, August 20, they presented it at the state fair and received a Certificate of Recognition. PETERSON MEMORIAL TO TITONKA AMBULANCE FUND A $50.00 memorial in memory of Elmer Peterson and other donations of $50.00 have lowered the balance owed on the Titonka ambulance to $2,449. Donations and memorials may be left with Dick Gerdis or at the Titonka Savings Bank. one red, while the dairy exhibit received 1 purple, 12 blue and 2 red. The two horses at the fair each got a white. In welding they received 1 blue, and crops got 7 blue and 2 red. They 4 blue In AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxiliary met at the home of Tena Bruns on Monday, August 5 with eight members present. Sherry Sulliva n gave a report on the convention at Des Moines at which she was a delegate. The Auxiliary will NOT meet this Monday, but will meet Monday, Sept. 9 instead. TITONKA V F W AUXILIARY The Wm. H. Kennedy Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 at ithe home of Hazel Akkerman with Ellen and Margaret as hostesses. This s a pot luck salad bar supper and members are reminded to bring their Items for the auction we are having for the Stacey Goodrich Fund.. Mary Lee, Jean and Linda E. are to take cookies to itihe Care /enter Tuesday, Sept. 10. TITONKA. SENIOR CITIZENS PLAN POT LUCK DINNED The Titonka Senior Citizens will have their monthly pot luck dinner on Monday, Sept. 2 at 12 o'clock noon. Everyone is welcome ENROLLED AT NIACC Eight students from the Titonka are are among approximately 1,400 students registered for' the fall semester at North' Iowa Are Community College" hi "Mason City. They are Jerry Baade, Karen Boy- •keii, Joyce pplbertson, Mark Hee«sh> Tefery .Hoover, Gary Phelps, Detoi'Sachftu and John 1«: CONSKBVJB i On ' i : ^

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