of Ilk-lory and Archives THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1974 NUMBER 43 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of October 21 National League Redenius Insurance .21 15 \ Don's DX 20 16 Burt Sav. Bank 20 16 Heyer Shelling 18 18 Titonka Sav. Bank . .16 20 Farmer's Co-op Oil .13 23 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 26 6 Rollie's Food Ctr. ..25 11 K & H Co-op Oil ... 23 9 Heyer Livestock 23 13 German Val. Store .19 17 U. B. C 17 19 Seed Hardware .... 15 21 Farm Service 15 21 Earl's Market 7 29 Trunkhill Tiling 6 30 Tyk e Leaguer s Titonka Sav. Bank .28 8 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ..24 12 Tyke Lanes 22 14 Meyer's Painters ... 15 21 Cunningham Cafe .. 12 24 Stanley Products .. 9 27 Woodchoppers League DT's Lounge 25 11 Tyke Lanes 23'/ 2 8'/ 2 Titonka Topic 22i/ 2 13 & Mike's Construction .21 15 Van Hove Shelling . .18V 2 17V 2 Anderson Imp 18 J / 2 17 ] /2 Callies V-Store 18 14 Titonka Plumbing .. 17 19 Carney's Std. Serv. ..15 21 Crystal Lake Furn. .. 13 23 Titonka Elevator 11 25 Willex 8 28 OPEN HOUSE SHOWER TO HONOR GAYLE STRUTHERS There will be an open house bridal shower honoring Gayle Struthers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stru,thers, at the Doan United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Women Over 165 Caralee Tollman 206, 171 Lois Steffa 193 LaVaughn Wibben 189 Kas Larson 186, 171 Dora Brandt 181 Judy Junkermeier 178 Betty Miller 176 Dorothy Giesking 177 Geneva Miller 177 Kas Larson 175 Mabel Welhousen 173 Donna Dreesman 172 Lonie Van Hove 170, 168 Joyce Madison 168 Donna Rudisill 168 Dona Shroyer 168 Charlotte Anderson 167 Martha Riggles 166 Geneva Miller }65 Men Over 205 John Welhousen 247 Bud Haugen 244 Dan Meyer 237 John Rike 232 Ernie Riggles 217 Morris Isebrand 216 Art Limberg 213 Isebrand-Colby Wedding Vows Exchanged At Ramsey Church Kent Rode of Ames, Keith Rode of Granger, and Jim Rode of Storm Lake were weekend visitors in the home of their Girls Basketball Team To Hold Open Practice The Titonka High School girls basketball team will have an evening practice in the gym on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. During the session you will be able to observe the activities the team members participate in during basketball practice. Training, policies and rules will also be discussed. The coaches will be happy to answer questions that might arise A coffee hour will follow. VFW AUXILIARY The William H. Kennedy Auxiliary 4071 will meet Tues day, Nov. 5, in the Titonka Public Library with Linda Etherington and Dawne Harms as hostesses. Tressa, Dawne, and Peggy are to take cookies to the Care parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Rode. t Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Mr. John H. Rode joined ithem for Sunday dinner. BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS The Brownie Girl Scouts met in Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church on Monday, October 21. Anne Erpelding called the meeting to order. 15 girls were present. We will be learning the new Girl Scout Promise. We learned tihat. Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts in the United States, has her birthday on Halloween. We sang a Halloween song. The "Early Bird" bulletin board will tell us of things to do when we first come to our meetings. Linda Heyer made a motion we bring Birthday Pennies. Seconded by Barb Moore. Wendy Bruns, Paula Harms and Brenda Carlson are on the committee to make the birthday calendar. A "theater day" was discussed. Meeting adjourned. For our craft we each made a "God's Eye". Amy Bronson brought treats. —Wendy Bruns, reporter Letter To The Editor Hot Lunch Menu For week of November 4 Monday: Chicken noodle soup, carrot and celery sticks, peanut butter sandwich, apple sauce, milk. Tuesday: Sauerkraut and wieners, mashed potatoes and butter, sandwich, chocolate pudding, milk. Wednesday: Goulash, cabbage salad, school made bun and toutter, fresh apple, milk. Thursday: Submarine sandwich, tri-taters, buttered green beans, peach half, milk. ..Friday: Beef noodle casserole, buttered peas, sandwich, cinnamon roll, milk. 12 DAYS Without A Fire I think it's time to remind people that those red octagon shaped signs with the word STOP on them mean exactly what they say. Even a smal child knows that when they see STOP they are to come to a halt. It doesn't mean you keep moving if you don't see anything coming or they are a ways down the road yet and you think you can make it. Saturday morning within period of 45 minutes I observec 3 vehicles ignoring those signs Maybe they glanced at them as they went by. A lot of good that does. You can look bath ways and be so sure there's nothing coming, but it's funny how a vehicle can be there all of a sudden. It only takes a second to stop and 'by the same token i only takes a second for a col lision. It can mean broker bones or worse yet, broken homes. Let's all obey those STOP signs whether they are on a quiet gravel road or a hard surfaced one,' Remember it could be a mat ter of life or death for you or someone else. Respectfully, Sandie Bruns The 1974 football season is over and I'd like to salute group of young fellows we sel dom hear about. These fellows are better known as the under classmen who make up the "B" squad. All varsity team members have begun at this stage also, but in watching the "B" squad fchis fall it's been very evident that they have shown the highest caliber of desire, determination, disci pline and spirit in learning the rudiments of football. If these qualities make a winning team ,than Titonka has much to look forward to. Mrs. Wendell Christensen CONSERVE ENERGY! Meeting To Be Held On Collective Bargaining Details of the new Public Sector Collective Bargaining Law will be outlined at an informational meeting to be held in Spencer, November 6th. According to John Ley, County Extension Director, the meeting will be conducted by the Iowa State University Extension 'Service at .the Clay County National Bank in Spencer beginning at 7:00 p.m. Ley says information will be objectively presented and is not designed for any particular group. Anyone with an interest in the new Collective Bargaining Law is invited, including both management and employees, personnel and/or representatives. The meeting is open to all interested citizens. Iowa State University Political Science Specialists John Whitmer and Paul Coates will present the program on Public Sector Collective Bargaining in Iowa under Senate File 531. In case you can't aiUend the November 6th meeting, the same program will be offered Wednesday, November 13th at the First Webster City Bank, Webster City, Iowa beginning at 7:00. Details and program available at the County Extension Office. Patricia Lynne Isebrand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Isebrand, became the bride of Richard William Colby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Colby of Maso?i City, at the Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka, o n August 17. Performing the double-ring ceremony was the Rev. John Janssen. The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, was attended by Connie Jordanger of Ames a maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jan Colby of Mason City and Mrs. Cathy Isebrand of Garner. Her personal attendant was Mrs. Paula Borger of Mason City. Best man was Jim Borger of Mason City, and groomsmen were Ron Price of Mason City and Mike Isebrand of Garner. Guests were seated by Ron Colby of Bellevue, Nebr., Rod Isebrand of Garden City, Minn., Marc Drury and Wayne Lamoreux of Mason City. Mrs. Gina Drury of Mason City registered .the guests, and flowers were pinned on by Mrs. Marjorie Beye of Osage. Mrs. Linda Isebrand, soloist, sang "Colour My World", "The Lord's Prayer", and the recessional, "For All We Know", accompanied by Mrs. Norma Tapper. A reception for 175 guests was held with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Baade as hosts. Mr. and Mrs. Noel Holtan of Forest City served punch. Gift openers were Joyce Boekelman, Marilyn Post of Northfield, Minn., and Mrs. Arlys Hefty of Hubbard. Gi£t carriers were Jon and Paul Ter Beek of Woden. The wedding cake was cut by Mrs. Doris Isebrand, and Mrs. Barbe Colby of Hampton. Mrs. Marilyn Ter Beek of Woden and Eunice Colby of Hampton presided at the coffee services. Waitresses were Jolene Isebrand, Sandy Smith of Britt, Barb Swanson of Marshalltown, and Mrs. Bonnie Kearns of Hopkins, Minn. After a honeymoon trip to Colorado and South Dakota, the couple is now at home at 1432 North Monroe, Mason City. Indians Tromp Armstrong 27-13 In Season's Finale General Election To Be Held Tuesday, Nov. 5th Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Titonka City Hall and all polling places in Kossuth County on Tuesday, November 5 for the General Election. In addition to two federal Gruis Recreation Area To Become A Reality! Members of the Board of Directors of the Recreation Ass'n. Tri-Counity met last Thursday at Buffalo Center to elect interim officers, study a lease agreement for the property, and make arrangements posts to be voted on, voters .to rent the crop land for an- will cast their ballots for eight state posts and four county offices. Also to be voted on will be five members for the Kossuth County Hospital Board, and one North Central Region- other year. On Tuesday, members of the board met with the Winnebago County Conservation Commission and signed a ten-year lease to the property on which a golf al Library Trustee. There will course and clubhouse will be also be Township Clerks and Trustees in some precincts. Voters will also cast their ballots "Yes" or "No" for four Supreme Court Judges and one District Court Judge. Two constitutional amendments are also to be voted on. One would authorize the General Assembly to call itself into special session; and the other would repeal the requirement that all fines for breach of .the penal laws be applied to the school district in which the fines are collected. Vote as you please, but please vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 5! BEV BEENKEN PLEDGED Beverly Beenken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beenken, Titonka, has successfully completed "rush" and pledged with the Delta Delta Delta sorority at Coe College, Cedar Rapids. Rush week provides a number of activities by all sororities for women who are interested in becoming affiliated with their organizations. Beverly will keep her "pledge" status until next February. Mason City Conference Plans ALCW Workshop Four counties of the Mason City Conference, American Lutheran Church Women, will participate in a leadership seminar (workshop) at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11. Participating counties are Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock and parts of Cerro Gordo. This meeting is designed for ALCW officers who will serve in 1975 from each of the 27 local auxiliaries represented. Also in attendance will toe pastors and their wives. The Theme for 1975 is "Life and Missions" and the Bible Study is "Who Do You Say That I Am" from the Gospel of Matthew. Conference officers presiding throughout the day are Mrs. Stanford Holtan, Forest City; Mrs. Jerold Ott, Nora Springs; Mrs. Mervin Thompson, Mason City; Mrs. Alvin Frank, St. Ansgar; Mrs. Melvin Frahn, Charles City; and Mrs. Clarence Brandt, Titonka. Mrs. Bruce Kitzinger of Titonka is in charge of local arrangements. Monday overnight guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Khudsbn were her mother, Mrs. Matsie Muller of Sioux Palls, SJD., and Mrs, Elsie Frailey and Bud Frailey of Yuciopa, Calif. DENNIS FRITZ RECEIVES TOP MILK QUALITY AWARD Dennis Fritz, Richland Center, was named the ,top quality Grade "A" milk producer for Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative at Richland Center during its eleventh annual delegate meeting in Redstaurg on Sept. 7. Fritz was honored at the meeting for his 1973-74 milk quality record, which shows he .topped all of the Grade "A" producers shipping milk to the Richland Center plant. Selection of the award win ners was based on the standard plate counts, Wisconsin Mastitis Test readings and sediment teats of each Wisconsin Dairies producer during the year. Dennis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fritz of Wesley. Mrs. Fritz is the former Diane Walker, daughter of Madelia Walker, Algona. "West Side Story" To Be Presented By Music Dept. The Titonka High School Vocal Music Department will be presenting "West Side Story" on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The musical takes place on the west side of New York. There is a growing rivalry between two teenage gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The Sharks are Puerto Ricans and the Jets, an anthology of what is called "American". Admission for the event is $1.00 for adults, 50c for students, and pre-school free. Tickets may be obtained from students in the musical and will also be sold at the door. There are no reserved seats. LEGION AUXILIARY The regular business meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held Monday Nov. 4 at 7:3,0,p,m. at the Kountry Kitchen Cafe, with Ellen Boelkes as hostess. BUY IT IN TITONKA} Cub Scouts Plan Sale Of Wreaths The Titonka Cub Scouts, Pack 63, met recently at the School. The flags were presented by John Gaul and Terry Schuster, followed b y,the flag salute. Cu'bmaster Clarence Brandt welcomed the families of the Cubs and all sang appro priate Cub songs. Den II, following the theme for October, "Land of Make Believe", put on an original skit to the music of "Monster's Holiday". Den I led games, including riding a "witch's broom-stick". In a candle-lighting ceremony, five boys received their Bobcat badges. They are Rod Beenken, Steve Womble, Tony Kardoes, aul Schmidt and Joe Schutter. Boys receiving Gold and Silver arrow points' includ- constructed in the near future. Plans call for a complete recreation area to be developed on the property with the above two projects receiving priority. The next step toward the realization of development of the area will be for the board to raise $30,000 through a fund drive at which shares will be sold for $100. Owners of shares in the association will receive a 10 per cent discount on annual membership dues to the golf course. Membership dues have not been established at this time. Persons wishing to purchase shares may contact any member of the board and make I their pledge. The board also agreed at their last meeting to allow prospective members to pay for their shares at $10.00 per month for a ten month period. Plans call for the develop- meat, of complete clubhouse facilities and a nine hole golf course, with other recreation facilities, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, camping, etc., to be developed later. Construction of the clubhouse will start in the near future, and work o n the golf course will start late next summer with first play expected during the summer of 1976. Officers elected are Dr. Jay I Rush, Buffalo Center, president; Henry Bode, Woden, vice president; and Carlyle Gerzma, Buffalo Center, sec.-treas. Other members of 1ihe seven-man interim board that will serve until about April 1, 1975 when the first annual meeting is held, ed Gene Uken -and Bob Gerdis are phil Jaren - Titonka; Gor- Carl Brandt received a yellow, don Swenson, Rake; W. D. Ley, bead in advancement toward -Lakata; and Rollin Kiewiet, Wolf, and Gene Uken and John 'Schutter received red beads in advancement toward Bear. The nex,t Pack Meeting wil be held November 18. Cubs are to have their cars race for fun that Monday, November 4th 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the reminded ready to night. O n from Cubs will be contacting people at their homes and places of business to take orders for Christmas wreaths. If you are not at home when they call, and want to order, you may contact any Cub, their Den Mothers or the Cubmaster. Mr. and Mrs. Ilo Buffington were Friday evening coffee guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Krominga. Thompson. Thankoffering Service At Immanuel Lutheran Immanuel Lutheran L.C.W. Thank Offering Service will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 p.m. The Lydia Circle will be in charge of the program and lunch will be served by the Executive Board. New circles will be announced for 1975. SENIOR CITIZENS The Titonka Senior Citizens will have their monthly pot luck dinner on Monday, Nov. 4 at 12 o'clock noon. A business meeting will follow with an afternoon of fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Commentary On Constitutional Amendment On Fine Money ber ballot which, if approved, by Rod Wilbeck, Supt. Titonka Consolidated Schools Presently money collected from fines levied in Kossuth County are apportioned to the school districts of the county. This semi-annual apportion;, ment netted $2,315.59 for the Titonka District last year. At this point, both the Iowa Constitution and Iowa Law designates, the funds for schools. One of the bad points of the present constitutional provision and code is that counties that have weigh stations or Interstate highways within their boundries collected a great deal of revenue in this manner. A county like Kossuth, with neither, collects only a moderate sum. A Constitutional amendment lias been placed on the Novem- would give the legislature power over these funds. The legislature could then do at least three things with fine funds: 1. Pass no legislation and carry on exactly as we are now. 2. Pass new legislation which would lump all fine money throughout the state. Their money would then be pro-rated to all schools on the basis of enrollment. 3. Pass new legislation which would transfer all fine money into the general fund of the state. Under .this plan, schools would lose another source of revenue. The Iowa Association of School Boards is recommending a "No" vote on this constitutional change. The Titonka Indians completely dominated their final game of the season with Armstrong Friday night as they picked up the 27-13 victory and a 4-2 record in the State Line Conference, good for 3rd place. The three junior running backs, Brent Rippentrop, Phil Ubben and Gary Goetz, exploded for most of the 334 yards the Indians gained on ground, with Ubben amassing 187 total yards, 101 coming in the opening period. Tyke took the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards for the initial TD, with Rippentrop scoring on a 2 yard run. He also carried for the conversion and an 8-0 lead with 8:3. to play in the quarter. Ubben picked up three 1st downs on the drive, and Rippentrop and Goetz each added one. Penalties stopped the visiting Tigers from doing anything on their next ,t,wo possessions and also 'Stopped the Indians on one drive. However, the third time the Indians had the ball in the quarter, they started on their own 15 and moved to the Armstrong 6 where a penalty moved them back just before the quarter ended. Tyke managed to get back to the 14 where Steve Dietrich missed a field goal attempt, early i n the second quarter. The visitors managed one 1st down on a pass, but the drive fizzled and they punted to the Tyke 24 where the Indians started another drive ,that ended with another missed field goal on the Armstrong 13. Both teams took to the air without much success as the half ended. Wi,th 4:28 to play in the third quarter, and both teams showing some offensive power in the period, David Thackery broke the big play for the Tigers and went over his left guard on a 64 yard touchdown romp. The conversion attempt failed, and Tyke held a slim 8-6 lead. Goetz made a spectacular 46 yard return of the ensuing kickoff to set the Indians up for another scoring drive from the Armstrong 41. With Goetz, Rippentrop and' Roy Budlong staying on ithe ground, the Indians took nine plays to score, with Budlong going in from 5 yards out. The conversion attempt failed, and Tyke held a 14-6 lead with 1:28 left in the quarter. The Tigers ran just three plays and were forced to punt with just seconds left in the period. Tyke .took over on their ow n 40, and Gary Goetz broke loose on a 60 yard run to score as time ran out in the period. Dietrich's attempt to kick the conversion was good, and the Indians held a 21-6 advantage- Tyke scored again the next time they had the ball as they moved 43 yards, with Paul Heyer going in on a keeper from one yard out. The kick failed and Tyke led 27-6 with 6:24 to play. Doug Phelps recovered a fumble on the Indians 45 to stop Armstrong on their next try, and after the "Big Red" had moved to the Armstrong 8, the visitors picked up a loose ball to stop the drive. Coach Tom Bergsitrom gave his reserves a chance to see action in the closing seconds of the season, and Armstrong ,took to the air for an 87 yard TD on their first try from scrimage. The kick was good, and with only 32 seconds left, the Indians, had wrapped up .tiie victory. Game Statistics T 1st clowns 23 Yards rushing 334 Yards passing 12 Passes attempted ... 8 Passes completed ... 1 Fumbles lost 1 No. of penalties 10 Yards penalized 78 No. of punts 3 Punting average 21 A 5 134 139 18 7 1 9 95 6 34 Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Thompson of Bricelyn, Minn, were a week ago Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hamilton.
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