Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on September 5, 1974 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, September 5, 1974
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DES THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of August 26 National League Heyer Trucking 4 Redenius Insurance . 4 Titonka Sav. Bank . 2 Don's DX 2 Burt. Sav. Bank 0 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 North Kossuth League Rome's Pood Ctr. ... 4 0 Harm Service 4 0 Heyer Livestock .... 3 1 Chuck's DX 3 1 German Val. Store .. 2 2 Marv's K & H 2 2 U.B.C 1 3 Beed Hardware .... 1 3 Trunkhill Tiling 0 4 Earl's Market 0 4 Tyk e Leaguer s Titonka Sav. Bank . . 3 Tyke Lanes 3 N. Cen Pub. Serv. ... 3 Stanley Products ... 1 Fireside Cafe 1 Meyer's Painters ... 1 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 4 0 Titonka Topic Z l / z Vz Titonka Plumbing .. 3 1 Carney's Std. Serv. . 3 1 Van Hove Shelling . . 2 2 D.T.'s Lounge 2 2 Mike's, Construction . 2 2 Callies V-Store 2 2 Crystal Lake Furci. .. 1 3 Titonka Elevator ... 1 3 Anderson Impl i/ 2 3y 2 Willex 0 4 Volunteers Needed For Care Center Activities The new acticity program at the Titonka Care Center is i n full swing. Leslie Schroeder has taken over as activity director and coordinator after Mrs. DeGroote had to move unexpectedly. Activities are going very well, but volunteers are needed to help with various Women Over 165 Kas Larson 209 Donna Rudisill 190, 167 Geneva Miller 176 Charlotte Anderson 175 July Junkermeier 174, 170 Lois Peterson 173 Lois Steffa 167 Mick Jandl 165 Betty Miller 165 Men Over 205 Gary Hoover 243 A. J. Budlong 232 Jack Trunkhill 226 Holland Fox 224 Lester Eden 223 Morris Isebrand 222 Chris Hinders 220 Arvid Boyken 219 Bud Haugen 218 Bernard Schmidt 212 Barold Wibbe n 212 Don Isebrand 210 Joh n Beenken 208 Gary Boyke n 207 Phil Jaren 206 TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1974 NUMBER 35 Sharon Spear-Allen Divis Vows Are Exchanged At Good Hope George Cunninghams Visit Here From Iran Mr. and Mrs. Sharon Spear and Allen Divis were united i n marriage on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. The Rev. Herbert Hanson performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Bob H. Spear of Wesley and Mr. and Mrs. Joe ! A. Divis of Lu Verne. Lois Divis, sister of the groom, registered the guests who were escorted to their seats by Kenneth Spear, Allan Van Hove, Ward Leek and Jerome Kohlhaas. The bride wore her mother's wedding gown, and was escorted to the altar by her father. BeBe Ehlers served as maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Judy Spear and Susan Stall, j The junior bridesmaid was JoLynn Harms * Indians Open Season At Renwick Friday Evening Marc Meier Listed In High School Who's Who Cart's. ' Volunteers are needed to help with crafts and preparations for other activities. One or two hours a week, or even a month, will be a great help. Many residents need help with cutting, gluing, etc. There is a great amount of work that has to be done before the actual project begins. Letter writing and individual projects require extra help. These and many other areas require outside help. A few volunteers already help on a once a month basis. Perhaps this would be an easy way for social clubs and other organizations to become more involved with the residents of the Care Center. To get the program organized, volunteers are asked to contact the Care Center so .that a form may be filled out to be kept on file. A program of volunteers and services will help so much in keeping the regular routines and activities of the Care Center running smoothly. Any .time you can give will be greatly appreciated. EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CIRCLES TO MEET The Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Lesson and hostess, Marvella Post. Agape Circle meets the same day at 8:00 p. m. in the home of Shirl Osterman. Lesson by Troyce Post. The following Circle will meet Thursday, Sept. 12. Rachel Circle at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Hostess, Stella Giesking, lesson by Clara Mayland. Lydia Circle at 8:00 p.m. at the church. The lesson will be toy Irene Schmidt Hostess, Josle Mayland. Ruth Circle meets at 6:00 p.m. at •the Karen Giddings home. Lesson by Ardith Loeschen. The August Scope will be used. Pilot Lesson changed to Thursday, Sept. 5. CONSERVE ENERGY! 38 DAYS Without A Fire School Election To Be Tuesday, Sept, 10 The regular electio n for the Titonka Consolidated School District will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Titonka City Hall. Polls will be open from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. For the first time, voting machines will be set up and used for the election. A campaign has been launched for Norman Bruns as a write-in candidate. In an announcement this week, Bruns said, "A group of citizens believe there should be a school board member north of town and have asked me to be a write-in candidate. I have accepted and will do my best if elected." Douglas Mechler has filed for .the post being vacated by Lewis Giesking, and will be the only candidate listed o n the ballot. Lois Smith has filed for the post of School District Treasurer to fill the position being vacated by Janice Folkerts. She has no opposition. There will also be a ballot for a District I director for Iowa Lakes Community College Of Teheran, Iran have spent several weeks visiting- friends and relatives in Iowa. They arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray V. Cunningham, on July 29. They Spear served his brother as best man, and groomsmen were Carleton Stoll and Steve Taphorn. Dos Leek, at the organ, play- Mure Meier, a 1974 graduate 1974 Football Schedule Varsity Sept. 6 Boone Valley Sept. 13 Thompson Sept. 20 Se n tra Sept. 27 ,Maso n City Neuman (Homecoming) ( Oct. 4 ... Woden-Crystal Lake Oct. 11 Lincoln Centra Oct. 18 Swea City Oct. 25 Armstrong Junior Varsity Sept. 9 Armstrong Sept. 16 Thompson Sept. 23 Sentra Oct. 7 Woden-Crystal Lake Oct. 14 Lincoln Central Oct. 21 Swea City Junior High Sept. 19 Thompson Sept. 26 . . Woden-Crystal Lake Oct. 3 Sentral 'Oct. 10 Armstro n g Oct. l.T Corwith-Wesley Bold denotes home games A S l h MT S and"Srs an pMn P S£ \ Ss-^n^^B^S? ^H TV/T,. n ^A Tv/r« n T T. A!,. TT:' times ana Tne Weddme and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Asa. His parents entertained at a family dinner for all area residents. The Ray Cunninghams took them to Chicago on August 15, stopping at Madison, Wise, where George visited several former classmates from Titonka High School, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Boyken and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sathoff. In Chicago, they stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Watkins of Arlington Heights. On Thursday evening, the elder Cunninghams daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Harms, arrived home from a six-weeks sojourn to Bitburg, Germany, where they visited her sister, Capt. and Mrs. Keith Brandt and Andrea. George and his family were able to visit with his sister before taking a plane from O'Hare Airpor,t. for London, England on Friday. They are taking some time to visit friends at Cornwall, England before leaving for Germany where they will visit her par- Merged Area in. Orville Thore- en ^ at Budingen and his sister 1 and family, the Capt. Brandts, son is the only candidate. All residents of the district are urged to cast their ballot on Tuesday, Sept. 10; Second Half Personal Property Taxes Are Due The deadline for paying your second half personal property .tax without penalty is Sept. 30. The third payment, due by March 31, 1975, would be a legal deduction on your State and Federal Tax Returns if paid during the year 1974, according to Donald Jorgenson, treasurer of Kossuth County. at Bitburg. Upon itheir retur n to Teheran, George, who is employed by Bristol Aviation Corp. of Redhill England, will resume his job as chief pilot of an oil operation on the island of Lavan. Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Harms accompanied the Ray Cunninghams on their return trip to Iowa and spent some time visiting at their home and with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harms. The Harms moved their trailer home from Marshalltown to Ames recently and Mrs. Harms began her job as f . ..„ u . . a speech clinician at Indianola. I tlon ^ may S J'" be made JV or by contacting either Prayer". Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stenzel of Buffalo Center were hosts at the reception which followed in Fellowship Hall for 300 guests. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reding of Algorik served punch to the guests. \ cake was cut and served by Mrs. James Spear and Mrs. Ranney Leek, both of Algona. Mrs. Richard Divis of Freemont, Nebr. and Mrs. Donald Wubben of Independence presided at the coffee service. Wedding gifts were carried be featured In the annual Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1973-74. Less than 3 per cent of the junior and senior class students in .the nation are awarded this recognition. Mark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. "Bud" Meier Of Titonka. In addition to having Letter To The Editor by Ruth Van Hove of Le- iand 'aitrtt- T&miny Schmidt of Mason City. Trudy Haines Debi Sachau, Janet Huisman of Des Moines and Nola Ryan of Ankeny opened and displayed the gifts. The couple spent their honeymoon in Canada and Minnesota. They are now at home on a farm near Lu Verne. Postpone Republican Dinner At Bancroft The Kossuth County Republican Dinner and Rally which was scheduled for ,this Saturday, has been posponed until Saturday, Sept. 14. The event will still be held at the North Kossuth Golf Club in Bancroft. book, he will compete for one of ten scholarship awards of $500 to $1,000 funded by the publishers, and will be invited to participate in the annual "Survey of High Achievers" later i n the academic year. Marc will be attending Iowa State University at Ames. Activities At The Titonka Care Center At 9:30 a.m., Monday, August 26, we met in the livingroom for a music session. A few of us even enjoyed trying out our vocal cords. Our bingo winner .that afternoon were Bertha S., Marie B., Sylvia, Emma Smith, Dale, Harold, Maggie, Roy and Pete. We baked peanut butter and sugar cookies Tuesday morn' Now that the big shake-up called "Watergate" is less of an issue, and some of the heads of the Government in Washington, D.C., and a few of the so- called big shots i n politics have been successfully put in fcheir places, I believe the time has come to take a good look at the o,ther end of the "Waterworks". Not being able to think of any other name for the situation right at the moment, I feel that the name "Faucet Drip" might be very appropriate. Perhaps not all the citizens of the small town communities are aware of the fact that some of our so-called (big shots in our small towns and rural communities can also pull some pretty sneaky deals. Personally, I'm .thoroughly burned up about our local so- called Low Income Housing Development Of 18 units, consisting of 4 duplexes and 2 five- plexes, being removed from the Tom Bergstrom and his 1974 Indians look forward to a better season than they had last year when they finished with a 3 wins and 5 losses record, when they open the year at Renwick, meeting Boone Valley in a non-conference contest. Boone Valley, who defeated the Indians 24-12 last year, once again has a good team and fans should be able to get a n idea of the success Indians will experience from the outcome of this game. Bergstrom and his assistant coaches, Larry Goodrich and Mike Squires, have been work- ing'hard the past few weeks with the 36-man squad in preparation for the opener. Tyke will field a team with good size, especially on the line, and with 11 letter winners returning, will hr.vc the experience they lacked last year. Probable starters i n the first game will be Steve Dietrich at Center, Tom Norland and Tom Grandgenett at the guards, Jim Kiley and Terry Meyer at tackles, and Jeff Loeschen and Doug Fox ait the ends. Gary Goetz, Brent Rippentrop, Phil Ubben, and Paul Heyer at quarterback will make up the backfield. Also expected to see a lot of action are Fred Foil- man, Wendell Ohristensen and Rod Norland. On defense, Doug Phelps, Dave Amesbury and Roy Bud- ong will moVe into the lineup. The squad is comprised of 6 seniors, 13 juniors, 5 sophomores and 12 freshmen. S ° , , ' • r paying their fair share of <?* bur . den - ^ hlc : h means the rest of , the taxpayers ing. Even though it has been mus t pay that much more. r,,,if« ,.~™~ fiw,,? „:„„„ « I wonder if the average quite some time since some of average citizen is aware of the fact that us have done any baking, we !,'i/ s T °\ wie ™? cn f haven't lost the touch. We es- "* ht *L P ™*f" fc ' ^ C0 _ r . din * . lto pecially enjoyed tasting the results of our efforts. (We think we did quite well!) The social hour will begin at| In crafts Tuesday a fi e rnoo n K* -III VI W» Itrtt-Vl *Ql1f\<V*n nr.-»»nrl . _ AA 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30. The meal will feature we started making mats for our bedside tables. pork chops prepared by the I We continued reading "On Kossuth Co. Pork Producers. the Banks of Plum Creek" Tickets have bee n mailed to those who made reservations with their contributions in the recent finance drive. Reserva- Skottebo-Meyer Wedding Vows Are Exchanged At Estherville Kathry n Marie Skattebo and Joel David Meyer were united i n marriage at 7:30 p.m., August 17 in the Jmmanuel Evangelical Lutheran CJhurch, rural Estherville, with the Rev. Dale Jenson officiating at the double ring ceremony. Attending • the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Mary Jensen, and Mrs. Julie Meyer, Mrs. Jeannie H&nde- land and Jeane Ohrtman were bridesmaids. Mabel Homannof was her personal attendant. Julie Saul registered the guests who were ushered to their seats by David Kopf and Steve Klaver. Allen Meyer served as best man, and groomsmen were David Skattebo, Terry Meyer and Galen Wolfgram. Candles were lit by Steve n Skattebo and Stewart Ohrtman. A reception was held at Ingham Lake Lutheran Bible Camp following the ceremony. Mrs. Richard Kropf and Mrs. Fredrich served the cake, and Mrs. Annie Erickson.and Mrs. Lowell Erickson poured coffee. Barb Fredrich and Brenda Meyer served punch. Dining room hosts were Mabel and Roy Homann,- Edgar . Iverspn, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Skat- tebo. Following a wedding trip to the Iowa Great Lakes, the couple are at home at 468 So. Courts, Cedar Falls, where toe bride is employed as a medical secretary, and the groom is continuing his education at the Unversity of Northern Iowa. the County Republican chairman, Vic Parsons, or Mrs. Jim Andreasen, Algona. Many state and local candidates are expected to attend, with the featured speaker to be announced later. Hot Lunch Menu For week of September 9 Monday: Wiener wink, scalloped corn, buttered green beans, cherry crisp, milk. Tuesday: Ham patty in a bun, mashed potatoes and butter, carrot and celery sticks, chocolate cake, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger corn casserole, cabbage salad, school made bun and butter, orange half, milk. Thursday: Potato salad, wiener bean pot, bread and butter, peach hfUf, milk. Friday: School made pizza, buttered corn, lettuce salad, apple sauce, milk., FUNERAL SERVICE TODAY FOR GLEN WILSON Glen Wilson, a former Titonka resident, passed away Sunday at his home in Maple Plaine, Minn, Funeral services will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minn, at 2:00 pjtn., Thursday, Sept. 5. when we met for our Wednesday reading class. Mrs. Bill Speicher's circle met with us Wednesday afternoon for coffee, cookies, and a program. Rev. Hjelmaas pre sented a program of slides and scripture readings. We enjoyed their visit very much. Following the program, we enjoyed a few selections Dale played for us on his harmonica. Our Thursday activities included several crafts. We completed the mats we had started, and then worked o n sanding pieces of wood ,to be used for bingo markers and sorted cards and pictures to be used for future projects. Friday morning we watched the film, "To Labrador For Brook Trout". We enjoyed seeing some of the ones that "did not get away". A few of us had our own fish stories to tell. Friday's bingo winners were Bud, Cora, Amy, Ber.tha B., Lottie, Sylvia, Dale, Stella, Maggie, Butch, Hazel and Myra Sunday evening church services were conducted by Rev. Herbert Hanson. We are again asking for supplies to be used in our craft program. Hangers, large pieces of material, yarn, oatmeal boxes, and buttons are needed for our projects. Saturday evening visitors hi the home of Mr. and 'Mrs. Alvin Honken were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Honken of Buffalo Center. my information, g of these units are occupied by 6 teachers whose salaries are paid by taxes, and several other units are occupied by others who, I don't feel, are too bad off financially. Any time families with school children are living in any of these unite, their children are educated at the other taxpayers' expense. They receive police protection, fire protection, their streets are maintained, their lawns are mowed in summer and sidewalks,are shoveled in Class Of 1920 Holds Reunion Here Friday The Titonka High School Class of 1920 had only seve n members, and five of them met in Titonka Friday, August 30 ito observe their 54-year class reunion. It was the first time the group had been together since graduation. A noon luncheon was served at the Kountry Kitchen, and the afternoon was spent reminiscing in (the home of Mrs. Maree Krantz. Other class members present for the event were Ben Pannkuk of Topeka, Kan., Magdalene Bleich of Wesley, Vera Ringsdorf of Burt, and Ruth Keagle of Minneapolis. Two members of the class, Reuben Longbottom and Rural Klasse, have passed away. Also present for the celebration were Raymond Keagle, Roy Ringsdorf and Mrs. Ben Pannkuk. OPEN HOUSE SHOWER TO HONOR .SHARLA KORTE An ope n house wedding shower honoring Sharla Korte, bride-elect of David Quinn, will winter at other taxpayers' ex- be held at, 2:00 p.m., Saturday pense, while a goodly number .Sept. 14 at St. John's Lutheran of other older residents are I Church in Woden. forced to hire their lawns mowed and walks shoveled, which should make them very appreciative of this situation. As I have been informed, this scheme was blocked a couple of years ago by one of our local concerned citizens, but was secretly slhoved through the following year, and I personally believe ,the County Assessor was lax in his duty to the rest of the taxpayers in not bringing this tax-evasion scheme to the attention of the public when it was firsts attempted. After all, that is what we have our county and local papers for is to get information out to the public and keep them informed. I have been told that itbe same situation exists in Algona, and the town of Penton Is in the process of building one of these projects at the present time, and I intend to do my jest to alert the residents of that community to keep a watch on what might happen in their "City.-AS I have a tountiful supply of free .time, and nothing 'better to do, I'm going to do all the digging I can into this situation and find out who is All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. LEGION AUXILIARY TO MEET MONDAY EVENING The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Monday, Sept 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Irene Higglns with Toni Higgins as co-hostess. SLOW DOWN AND LIVE! really benefiting from it, and see if tihe public can't be aroused enough to demand that these properties be reinstated and made to pay their share Of the tax burden. Anyone who is interested i n this situation can check in .the Assessor's Office in the Court House tp find out the names of the individuals who are back of these schemes; at least, that is what I did for ,tihe one here in Titonka. After making further inquiries, I find out the tenants With garage space even have the driveways cleared of snow which I also imagine is at the taxpayers expense. —Orlo Zwief el

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