Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on November 14, 1974 · Page 1
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JPES M.0.1NE3. Dept. of Iliiilory nnfl Archives \ THE TITONKA TOPIC \ \ \ VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1974 NUMBER 45 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of November 4 National League Redenius Insurance .26 18 Burt Sav. Bank 24y 2 19y 2 Don's DX 24 20 Heyer Shelling 24 20 Titonka Sav. Bank . .18y 2 25 y 2 Farmers Co-op Oil ... 15 29 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 31 9 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .31 13 Heyer Livestock .... .29 15 K& H Co-op Oil 29 15 German Val. Store . . 23 21 U.B.C 20 24 Farm Service 19 25 Beed Hardware 17 23 Trunkhill Tiling 9 35 Earl's Market 8 36 Tyk e Leaguer s N. Cen. Pub. Serv. . .31 Titonka Sav. Bank . .31 Tyke Lanes 26 Meyer's Painters .... 20 Cunningham Cafe .. 16 Stanley Products .... 10 13 13 18 24 28 34 Women Over 165 Mick Jandl 199, 171 Donna Rudisill 195 Caralee Follman 194, 177 Donna Dreesman 192, 188 Esther Christensen 190 Charlotte Anderson ... 183, 171 Dora Brandt 180 Judy Junkermeier 180 LaVaughn Wibben ... ISO, 168 Bonnie Rike 178 La Vaughn Wit>be n 177 Charlotte Anderson . . . 173, 169 Mick Jandl .'.173, 169 Betty MiEer 172 Katie Ellefso n 171 Dora Brandt 169 Caralee Follman 165 Men Over 205 A. J. Budlong 233, 207 Lloyd Gjerde 231 Bill Batt 214 Lester Eden 211 Bud Haugen 209 Stanley Limfoerg 2Q9 Merle Hoover 208 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 3iy 2 8V 2 DT's Lounge 29 15 Mike's Construction . 28 16 Titonka Topic 25y 2 14y 2 Anderson Impl 24 y z 19y 2 Van Hove Shelling . .22y 2 21 y 2 Titonka Plumbing . . 20 24 Callies V-Store 20 24 Carney's Std. Srev. . . 18 26 Crystal Lake Fum. . .16 28 Titonka Elevator ...15 29 Willex 9 35 Gary Goetz Is Named Most Valuable Player Gary Goetz was selected by his teammates as the most valuable player on the 1974 Indian football team, and he and Rod Norland were named honorary co-captains. The Oil Can Award, given to the individual the coaches feel did the most, to contribute to the smooth 'operation of the team, was given to Tom Grandgenett. Six Indians were named to the 26-inan State Line All-Conference team for 1974. On offense, Terry Meyer, a sophomore, was named to a line position and Gary Goetz, a junior, was releoted as a running back. On defense, Roy Budlong, a senior, and Jeff Loeschen, a junior, were selected in the line, while Phil Ubben, a junior, was honored for his linebacking play, and Brent Rippentrop, a junior, was selected in the secondary. Receiving honorable mention were Rod Norland and Gail Stoddard, both linemen. Seventeen players have earned letters during the season. They are: Seniors: Roy Budlong, Tom Grandgenett, Paul Heyer, Rod Norland, Tom Norland, Gail Stoddard. Juniors: Dave Amesbury, Steve Dietrich, Doug Fox, Gary Goetz. Jim Kiley, Jeff Loeschen, Doug Phelps, Brent Rippentrop, Phil Ubben and Eugene Zwiefel. Sophomore: Terry Meyer. Also earning letters were the two freshman managers, Neal Hansen and Mike Smidt. "Whistle And A Spur", Where Has It Gone? The history of Titonka "Whistle And A Spur", compiled for the Diamond Jubilee, has enjoyed a wide circulation. There is no complete record of the travels of the book, since many have been purchased for gifts, but it is known that the book has been sent to England, Scandinavia and Japan. It has gone ito Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and numerous copies have been directed to the states in the Midwest. Orders for for the book have been received from the Baker & Taylor Co., Commerce, Ga. branch, from the Milwaukee Public Library, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn. The State Historical Society of Iowa offers the comment, "The book is a handsome one and a most welcome addition to our collection of Iowa local history." The history book remains on sale at .the Titonka Public Library and Rollie's Food Center for $6.00, with a mail order price of $6.25. Hot Lunch Menu For Week of Nov. 18 Monday: Beef burgers, buttered corn, carrat and celery sticks, chocolate cake and milk. Tuesday: Creamed dried beef over mashed potatoes, lettuce salad, peanut butter sandwich, orange half and milk. Wednesday: Lumberjack stew, school made bu n with butter, apple sauce, cookie and milk. Thursday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes with butter, relish tray, sandwich, apple and milk. Friday: Tuna noodle casserole, cabbage salad, peanut butter sandwich, white cake with lemon topping and milk. 26 DAYS Without A TITONKA V. F. W AUXILIARY The Auxiliary to William H. Kennedy V.F.W. Post met on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Titonka Public Library with 12 members present. Dor othy Krominga's name was drawn for door prize. The meeting was called to order by President Beverly Gerdis. General orders and minuit.es were read by Secretary Erna Sleper. Reports were made on membership, Americanism, and community service. Mary reported on the Helping Hand Center at Burt. A motion was made to send $1.00 to Happy Holiday and Iowa Cottage Christmas. A motion was made to send gifts to the Knoxville Hospital. These gifts are to be of a $2.00 value. Twenty cents is to be added to each gift for postage. Please leave your gift at Bev Gerdis' by November 20. A motion was made to send $1.00 to the Disabled American Veterans. The treasurer's report was read and accepted. The meeting was closed with the chaplain giving prayer. Lunch was served by Linda Etherington and Dawne Harms. Honor Beverly Brockman At Open House Shower An Open House Shower will be held on Saturday, Noy. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed Church honoring Miss Beverly Brockman, bride-to-be of Lester Risius. All friends and relatives are welcome. No invitations being sent. Teachers Request 3% Cost Of Living Increase The Titonka Board of Education met at 7:00 pm., Monday, Nov. 11 in regular session. Customary monthly financial reports were given and approved. A school audit, completed by Ringsdorf & Associates, indicated that all school financial records were in good order and the report was approved by the board. Supt. Wilbeck presented information regarding special education attendance centers for the 1975-76 school year. Under ithe new Education Agency legislation, a local school district is required to provide some type of program to meet the special education needs of all students in the district. Mr. Wilbeck also informed the group ithat finances for this program would be generated from local district, and state aid funds according to a weighted student formula. One of the methods discussed to meet .the needs of special education students for our district would be to contract with some other agency to provide the ed' ucational program. Supt. Wil beck -was instructed to investigate the possibilities of contracting with the Algona Com munity School District to provide a program for students classified as educationally mentally regarded. He is to report back at the December meeting. The board passed a resolution making public law 93-380 a part of the local school district policy. This is a law which states that parents shall have access to all information contained in their child's cumulative folder. This procedure for access has been a practice in the past in the Titonka schools. The law also mandates certain procedures to be followed when sending student transcripts and records to college registrars. In December, the board will hold its regular meeting at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14. A committee from the Titonka Education Ass'n. presented a request to the Board of Education for a 3% cost of living adjustment to be applied to their present contract. Action on this proposal was tabled for the December 14 meeting. Mr. Wilbeck was instructed to gather pertinent financial information for the board. In its final bit of action, the board went into executive session to discuss .tihe evaluation of staff members. Following this, came came out of executive session and adjourned for the evening. Reduce Gas Price For Titonka Customers With the cost of most things purchased going up, the Titon- ica City Council was notified at ;he regular council meeting tield Thursday evening, that North Central Public Service lo. of Algona had reduced the price of propane gas in the ocal distribution system to 27.9c from the present rate of 33c. The decrease in price went into effect with the November reading for gas consumed in October, and represents a decrease of about 15.8%. The council also gave North Central Public Service Co. the right to increase or lower gas rates without prior council approval, in minimum amounts of one-half cent, bared on their wholesale price. This will stop price fluctuations of less than the specified amount. Choose Play For The Community Playhouse A meeting of the Algona Community Playhouse executive committee was held Oct. 22, at which time the play, "I Never Sang For My Father", written by Robert Anderson, was selected for presentation. It is a two act play, with a cast of seven men and four women. The play is .to be presented March 7 and 8 at the O. B. Laing Middle School auditorium in Algona. Try-outs are scheduled for January 6, 7, 9 and 10, with rehearsals to begin on January 27. The Algona Public Library will have copies of the play on Dec. 1, and all interested in trying out for the production may check out a copy and determine which pant they wish to audition for. Additional information will be published later according to Dale Lockwood of Burt. TITONKA SENIOR CITIZENS The Titonka Senior Citizens will have their evening card party Monday, Nov. 18 at. 7:30 p.m. Students that have Jubilee pictures at the Cen^r are asked to pick them up if they want them. Pictures belong to Brandt, Kristf Schmidt, Eden, Brian Higgins, Bruns and Mark Schmidt. Squaws Open Season At Home Against Thompson Federated Club Making Plans For Christmas The Titonka Federated Club is making plans for a special Christmas program to be held Thursday, Dec| 5 at 8:00 p.m. i n the Good Hope Lutheran Church. Featured on the program will be Rev. William Loughmiller, a Lutheran minister from Bricelyn, Minn. Three years ago, he journeyed to the Holy Land, and his presentation of the Christmas Story based ofi his visit, will be an inspiring message to hear. As is customary special music will be heard as the club members present a tableau of Christmas legends. Following the program, a silver tea will be served. Holiday foods will be offered for sale. Make plans to share this fulfilling evening to usher in the "Season of Love". Titonka Woman's Club To Meet Next Thursday The Titonka Woman's Club will meet Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. at the home of Ethel Beed. Roll call will be "A Current Event on Govern ment." The News Flash will be give n by Mary, Budlong. The lesson is "What's on a Dollai Bill" by Feme Kttznger. , Sandy Hoover of Sleepy Eye, Minn, was a weekend visitor in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hoover, Jr. Report Grain Feeding Off For Quarter The USDA's October Grain Stocks Report indicates farmers fed 19% less grain during the July .through September quarter this year than a year earlier. Economist Bob Wisner Of Iowa State University called the cutback "substantial" and attributed it to high grain prices and depressed feeding profits. He said the decline ap pears slightly larger than necessary to balance usage with the reduced supply. The economist noted that October 1 old-crop corn stocks totaled 481 million bushels nationally, down 32% from a year ago and the smallest cor n carryover since 1948. Although recent reductions in feeding rates miade the carryover 53 million bushels larger than earlier projected, Wisner said it will still be necessary ,t.o keep feed grain usage substantially lower than a year ago in the marketing year ahead. Regarding effects of the je- port on prices, Wisner said the sharp decline in feed usage may cause slight downward pressure on corn prices in the next several weeks. However, uncertainly over the size of the crop in Eastern Europe and Russia will be a stabilizing factor for 'the time being. Wisner said ithe eventual size of the crop in those areas will influence the export demand for U.S. corn. The Titonka Squaws will open the 1974-75 basketball season on the home court Tuesday when they meet Thompson in a pair of girls games. For the first time in the history of the team, they will be guided by a woman coach, Miss Carol Sorenson. Twenty-six girls are participating in ' the Titonka High School basketball program, including nine seniors, four juniors, nine sophomores and four freshmen. It is an enthus- astic and fired up group of girls with all competing for a varsity birth. Five letter winners are returning, Jean Buffington, Susan Buffington, Connie Heyer, Bonna Tapper, ad Susa n Rike. All are potential starters. The forward court is well rounded, having both good out- shooters and drivers. Height is good i n the forward corn-it and will provide rebounding power to give the team good second efforts. The guard court will be one of the quickest in the-conference. Where it lacks height, they have quickness to pick off passes. The girls have a good man-to-mna defense and very respectable zone. The team is looking forward to a good year, with high team spirit, and the girls intend to keep it .that way. Seniors: Brenda Akkerman, F; Jean Buffington*, G; Sus^ a n Buffington*, G; Nancy Cul bertson, G; Connie Heyer*, G; Gonna Hoover, G; Carol Peter son, F; Vicky Schuller, G Bonna Tapper*, F. Juniors: Laura Boekelman F; Rachel "Eden, F; Susai Rike*, F; Lorie Schuster, F. Sophomore: Jean Baade, G Kristin Bahling, F; Jud Brandt, G; Kare n Buffington G; Vanessa Follman, F; Denis Heyer, G; Shirlee Madsen, F Alberta Sleper, G; Debra Var Hove, G. Freshmen: Jean Follman, F Donna Heyer, F; Brenda Meyer F; Diane Van Hove, G. *Letter winner. Boys Start Next Friday Both teams will swing int action a week from Frida whe n Lakota will invade th local gym with the first gam to star.t. at 6:45. Alt/hough the Indians hav only three letter winners re turning, they should be a strong contender with a very strong defense and the ability ,to control both boards with their exceptional height. Coach Ljirry Goodrich has not selected a starting lineup for the opening game as he continues to look for his strongest combination. Lettermen returning are senior Dean Mechler, and juniors Steve Dietrich and Jeff Loeschen. The team will lack ear here, is being assisted by 'om Bergstrom, and they are working with a squad of 31 boys. Seniors: Roy Budlong, Paul Heyer and Dean Mechler. Juniors: David Amesbury, Steve Dietrich, Keith Huesman, eff Loeschen, Jay May land. 'The Anyday Card Club will meet this afternoon in the home of Peggy Hill. Mrs. A. J. Budlong, Mrs. Phil Jaren, and Mrs. J. K. Hill visited Mrs. Bob Budlong at Mercy Hospital in Mason City on Thursday afternoon. s showing excellent spirit and vorking hard to gain a starting ole. Coach Goodrich, in Ms 5th Brian Mechler, Doug Phelps, Phil Ubben and Eugene Zwiefel. Sophomores: Larry Gray, Jeff Heyer, Terry Meyer, Don Michaelsen and Neal Struthers. Freshmen: Dan Amesbury, Mark Anderson, Dan Eden, Randy Giesking, Neal Hansen, Brian Moore, Dale Norland, Mike Orthel, Very! Ricklefs, Roger Smidt, Steve Smidt, Dale Van Hove, Kevin Wilbeck and Mark Zwiefel. Titonka, Iowa November 7, 1974 COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS City Council met in regular session Thursday, November 7, 1974, at 7:30 p.m. with the following counoilmen present: Soyken, Heyer, Jaren, Krominga and Schuster. Also present, Keith Wilcox, Loren Hansen, Bill Kiley and Clerk Alke. Minutes of the October 3rd meeting were approved and financial reports accepted. Jim Busher of North Central Public Service Co. attended the meeting requesting the City Council's approval of a gas rate adjustment of the 27.9c per gallo n base rate of y 2 c per gallon increase or decrease in price according to the market price. Motion was passed that due to the fluctuations of the market price, that North Central Public Service Co. wil be allowed to vary their rates according to the wholesale cos,t of either a decrease or increase of a minimum of y 2 c per gallon, but the " ity Council requests the privilege of having a meeting with the officials of the North Central Public Service Co. at any time. Jeriene Sleper was appointed to the Library Board for a 6 year term. Harold Gartner was reappointed Chairman of the Board of Adjustment (Zoning Ordinance) for a term of 5 years. G. E. Hansen was appointed to .the Planning and Zoning otmmission and the Board of Adjustment for terms of 5 years. Application for a cigarette permit for The Office Lounge was approved. Motion was passed to order a copy of Iowa Laws pertaining to "Motor Vehicles and Related Subjects". Bills listed below were allowed. Meeting adjourned. General Fund: Titonka Telephone Co.; Phone bill $ 3.07 Titonka Savings Bank; Federal Withholding Tax 203.70 Treasurer, State of Iowa; State Withholding Tax 39.79 Iowa Employment Security Comm.; FICA 205.13 Iowa Public Employees Ret. System; IPERS 98.13 Myrtle G. Alke; Salary, mileage and meeting expense . . 182.48 The Titonka Topic; Printing 55.92" Street Fund: Keith Wilcox; Salary $ 29.03 William G. Kiley; Salary 64.20 Heyer Livestock & Trucking; Pickup repair 140.12 Farmers Co-op Oil Co.; Gas and oil 52.27 United Building Centers; Material 12.53 Beed Hardware; Supplies 123.95 Public Safety Fund: \, ,„,-- •--> Keith Wilcox; Salary $106.81 Wilbur A. Sexton; Extra police duty and mileage 17.02 Richard S. Isebrand; Extra police duty and mileage 15 71 William G. Kiley; Salary 75.50 Loren D. Hansen; Salary 372 10 U.S. Post Office; Postage '. '' 8.08 Pete Haines; Labor ' 15.00 Vern Rafdal; Ambulance call ','.'_ 4 71 Rolland S. Fox; Ambulance call '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 4^71 Beed Hardware; Supplies 16 49 Marshall & Swift, Inc.; Laundry '.'.'.'.'.'. 1.25 Frank D. Fisher; Labor and repairs 38 96 Montgomery Ward; Muffler 20 66 Arnold's Motor Supply; Shocks ''' Slim's Radiator Service; Heater core 32 00 Huisman's DX Service; Gas, fuel pump, labor 55*72 Farmers Co-op Oil Co.; Gas and oil 29^53 Sanitation Fund: Keith Wilcox; Salary $ 29 03 William G. Kiley; Salary .......' 140.12 Donald Norland; Hauling and trash bags "." 5 91 Interstate Power Co.; Electric bill '.'.'.'.'.'." 20 46 Recreation Fund: starting entireteam £8 . . . . Neal Hansen; Mowing .......... 52 50 Annual 4-H Rally Night j gffSSSS * 0 «"• - '•'• : '•'•"••"-• r * r TI • r , i ' Beed Hw^are; Set For This Saturday I water Fund: ,, . ... „„ ' I Keith Wilcox; Salary <. 7Q Kn Members from the 46 Kos- Myrtle G Alke- Salarv * I« «2 -,h county 4-H clubs will [ ^rold Twibbenf SaSry .'!.'.'!.- 35 ?"J2 mtV TTTJ11J f~, T»"1 ~ •, , .. « IA& suth County 4-H attend the annual „ County , be elected and special awards will be presented during the program, according to Harold Saddoris, county ex/tension youth leader. The meeting will be conduced by the current officers who were elected in November 1974. The only Titonka area candidate for county office is Myron arlson, a melm-ber of .the Buffalo Boys 4-H Club. "Saturday will be an impor- .ant night for 4-H in Kossuth County", said Saddoris. "We want all 4?H members, their parents, and club leaders to attend." The public is invited. Fay Capes entertained the bridge club in her home Tuesday afternoon. Honorees were Ethel Downs, Pearle Ricklefs and Leone Intermill. Richard E. Trunkhill; Digging ...... ......... 125 00 Interstate Power Co.; Electric bill ....'.'. .............. Wag Beed Hardware; Supplies ........ ........ ft ' B I Debt Service Fund: .............. ' ' ' Titonka 'Savings Bank; Bond and interest coupons $5 075 00 lowa-Des Moines National Bank; Interest coupons ' ' 15000 Trust and Agency Fund: *™.uw Titonka Savings Bank; Federal Withholding ttfcr $ 13 50 Iowa Employment Security Comm.; FIOj!V ...... 20*89 Iowa Public Employees Ret. System; IPERS .......... Q'R! Road Use Tay Fund: ........... Farmers Co-op. Oil Co.; Gas ....... $ 444 Harold's Tire Service; Repair call '.'.'.'.'. ............... 28 00 United Buildiny Centers; Material .... ................ K'-M Sewer Construction Fund: , ................... William G. Kiley; Mileage ........ « 91 nn Myrtle G. Alke; Salary ............. ', ................ * gj 'Jx Farmers Co-op Oil Co.; Gas ... ' ........ win Electronic Speqjalties; Radio ....'!"!"" ............ qo= 'iS Richard E. Trunkhill; Digging ....... .............. 2 '«« Harold J. Witoben; Postage . .......... .' .'-.' .'• .' .' .' .' .' ; ; ; ; ' ' J 1 JJJ AtteBt , MYRTLE G. MXE, City Clerk WALTER BAADE; Mayor

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