Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on December 12, 1974 · Page 1
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S AI01ME8 \ pt, of History and Archlvei THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1974 NUMBER 49 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of December 2 National League Redenius Insurance .38 22 Bur,t Sav. Bank 36y 2 23V 2 Farmers Co-op Oil . .29 31 Don's DX 28 32 Heyer Shelling 27 33 Titonka Sav. Bank . .2iy 2 38y 2 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 43 17 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .42y 2 17y 2 K & H Co-op Oil 37 Heyer Livestock 35 German Val. Store . .33 U.B.C 31 Beed Hardware .... 28 Farm Service 24 Trunkhill Tiling 24 Earl's Market 17 23 25 27 29 32 36 36 43 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 40 y 2 15 y 2 D.T.'s Lounge 39 17 Titonka Topic 36y 2 19y 2 Mike's Construction . 33 23 Van Hove Shelling . ,28y 2 27 y 2 Titonka Plumbing .. 28 28 Callies V-Store 27 29 Anderson Impl 25 y 2 30 y 2 Carney's Std. Serv. .. 24 32 Titonka Elevator ... 23 33 Crystal Lake Furn. .. 20 36 WUlex 10 46 Women Over 165 Donna Dreesman 212 Esther Chrisjtensen 183 Kas Larson 183, 166 Barb Madsen 180, 165 La Vaughn Wibben . . . 179, 167 Dorothy Giesking 178 Jean Mayland 17{ Betty Miller 1 Martha Riggles 178 Charlotte Anderson 177 LaVaughn Wibben ... 176, 16 Kas Larso n 175 Florence Eden 17J Joyce Madison 17] Judy Junkermeier 169 Caralee Follman 167 Men Over 205 Stanley Larson 224 Ernie Lavrenz 219 John Welhousen 216 Don Madison 21J Art Limberg 21' "Red" Larso n 212, 209 Bud Haugen 211 Henry Stecker 21: Elmer Boyken 211 Art Budlong 209, 205 Tony Buns 209 Neal Boyken 206 Rodney Brandt 20f Two Businesses Broken Into Monday Morning Tyk e Leaguer s N. Cen. Pub. Serv. . . 40 Titonka Sav. Bank . . 38 Tyke Lanes 32 Meyer's Painters .... 28 Cunningham's 25 20 22 28 28 35 Stanley Products ... 15 41 Titonka Federated Club Presents Yule Program The Titonka Federated Club presented their Christmas program, "The Season Of Love", last Thursday at the Good Hope Lutheran Church. Shirley Boyken opened the program with, a piano medley of Christmas carols. The guests were welcomed by club president, Karen Krantz. A living Christmas card tableau, directed by Dolores Fox, was beautifully portrayed on a "picture frame" stage. Several youngsters were featured as Joy Boyken narrated the legends of Christmas. An octet, Trudy Budlong, Carolyn Gast, Jan Wilbeck, Sue Krantz, Joyce Hansen, Donna Kiteinger, Shirley Amesbury and Karen Krantz, accompanied by Shirley Boyken, sang appropriate carols relating to the legends. This portion of the program concluded with the audience singing "Joy To the World". The guest speaker, Rev. William Laughmiller of Bricelyn, Minn., was introduced by Dolores Fox. His slide presentation took the group on a journey to the Holy Land where .they wandered down the paths of Bethlehem. A Christmas tea was served to over 125 people from a table decorated with blue and green arrangements. Program co-chairmen were Kathy Gaul and Alta Hamilton. Committee chairmamen were Jan Wilbeck, publicity; Sue Krantz and Carolyn Gast, decorating; Shirley Amesbury, evening tea; Vicki Boelman, candy sales; Joyce Hansen, dismantling. The sponsoring club wishes to express its thanks to .those who attended and shared this festive evening. WOMAN'S CLUB SETS DATE FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY The Titonka Woman's Club will meet at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19 in the home of R'ae Krantz for the annual Christmas meetiing and party. Roll call will be "A family Christmas tradition". The News Flash will be by Feme Kitzinger. The lesson, "The Christmas Program, will be by Marie Bartelt and Ethel Downs. Hostesses are Rae Krantz, Doris Miller, Mildred Carlson and Ethel Downs. 54 DAYS A Fire Funeral Services Held For Fred C. Seefeld, 84 Wes'ey: Services were helc Tuesday, Dec. 3 for Fred C Seefeld, 84, life-long farmer of near Wesley, in the Wesley United Methodist Church. Vis itation had bee n in 'the Bough it:on Funeral Home, Britt. The casket bearers were Ben Hin ders, Elmer Glawe, Edward Cruise, George Detmering Luther Nygaard and Charle Nygaard. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Weslej Military honors at the gravi were conducted by Andrew, Post 428, American Legion. Fred Carl Seefeld, son o Melvi n and Minnie (Young Seefeld, was born October 13 1890 near Wesley. He receivec his education in rural neigh borhood schools. During World War I, he enlisted in the U.S •Army and received an honor able discharge. On March 12, 1919, he wa; married to Caroline Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swan Nelson, in the home of the bride's parents near Wesley The couple established their home on a farm near Wesley and they were blessed with two daughters, Ruth Mary and Ger aldine Dorothy. Mr. Seefeld at one time had homesteaded in Montana, he served as a rural school direct or, was a member of the American Legion, and was a profic lent gardener and beekeeper. Mr. and Mrs. Seefeld were honored at the Wesley Centen nial as the oldest married couple in the community. The •family circle was broken on August 3, 1974 when Mrs. See feld died. He had bee n in fail ing health the past year, and confined to his home and hospitals much of the time. On Saturday, Nov. 29, he slept away at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He is survived by his child ren, Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Gardner of Wesley and Mrs. Donald (Geraldine) Hamilton of Cale donia,.Ohio; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,. Irwin See feld. Open House Is Planned For Kelly Rippentrops Buffalo Center: Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Rippentrop will observe their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the First Ootigre- gaitional Church in Buffalo Center. A program will be pre- rited at 2:3.0. The eveiftf is irig sponsored by, .their $nild- ren, Air. and. p*. C$lviri Rip- entrop of Buffalo 'Center arid Mr. and Mrs. Dick Erdahl of Lake Mills. . All friends arid relatives are invited., $o frttend\. No written invitations are being sent. The couple requests no gifts. The first break-ins in over six years were reported in ' Titonka early Monday morning. Entrance was gained to Earl's Everyone is invited to attend Mai *et Jby using a heavy bar the free Pancake Supper, spon- ™ , , °^ door sored hv th« Titoni™ nhamhor the lock - At lea st Free Pancake Supper Saturday At School sored by the Titonka Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, December 14, with serving to start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 8:00. The meal, consisting of pancakes and syrup, sausage and a beverage, will be served in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Titonka School. $350 in cigarettes were taken, and the thieves left by the rear door. Broke n into about the same time across the street was the Office Lounge, where thieves got about $150 i n cash by breaking into the jukebox and cigarette machine, and from the cash register. Once again they pried open the front, door and used the rear door to exit. Both business places have front entry-ways that are un- help conceal the they jimmied ,the Funeral Service Held For Former Resident Funeral services for Bernice Mae Kellie, 50, of Manhattan, Montana were held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Bozeman. Mont. Mrs. KeDie passed away at her home on Nov. 29 after a lengith illness. •Born on May 23, 1924 at Titonka, Bernice was the daughter of Dick and Tena Spear. She attended rural schools near Titonka and received her early religious training and instruction at the Ramsey Reformed 1 Tom Bergatrom, guidance Church where she became a councelor at the Titonka Con- member in 1940. locked to thieves as front doors. At Earl's Market, the front windows were frosted over, and there is only a small window on the front of the Office Lounge, to further conceal the criminals. Titonka School Starts Career Education Plan In August 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Francis Kellie in the Federated Church at Belgrade, Mont, where she became a faithful and active member. She is survived by her husband, Francis; and three children, Floyd of Denver, Colo., Mrs. James (Joyce) Stanley of Bozeman and Michael at home; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kettwich; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Thresa) Beenken Baade, Mrs. and Mrs. Junice Alfred (Phyllis) Baade, all of Titonka; a step-sister, Mrs. Alvin (Johanna) Meinders of Buffalo Center; and a stepbrother, Herman Kettwich of Fairmont, Minn. She was proceeded in death by her father. .Interment was in Sunsett Hills Cemetery near Bozeman. Snowmobilers Urged To Observe Ordinance Operators of snowmobiles within the city limits of Titonka are urged to become familiar with the city ordinance pertaining to their operation and observe all provisions thereof. Certain streets have been designated for use i n driving a snowmobile to the city limits, and other streets may be used only to gain access to designated streets. The speed limit for snowmobiles within the city is 15 MPH, and all snowmobiles are required to observe all stop signs. City streets are not to be used for the operation of snowmobiles except as a means of leaving town or returning home. Following ,tihe first snowfall, several complaints have been received by the city council with the primary objection being the riding on or cutting across private property. j A Snowmobile Club organization meeting was held Wednesday evening a,t Anderson Implement and we hope to have more information on it next week. Swea City Wins Pair From Tyke On Local Hardwood The Swea City Trojans in- handed the Titonka Indians added 18 for the 56-43 State vaded the Titonka gymnasium their first defeat of the season.' Line Conference victory. Friday night and took a pair of contests, handing the Squaws tfteir 4th loss in as many starts, 72-57, and giving the Indians their first defeat of the. young season 56-43. With drastic changes in her starting lineup, Coach Sorenson found her team down 14-6 after ,the initial period. In one of their better periods of the year, the Squaws netted 18 points in the 2nd quarter but failed to gain ground as bhey trailed 32-24 at the intermission. Tyke hit for 19 points in the 3rd period, but the Trojans increased their lead as they tallied 27 against the hard-working Tyke guards. The final period was evenly played, but the visitors had little trouble picking up the 72-57 victory. FT FG TP F V. Follman • •. . 8-19 B. Meyer 0-0 S. Madsen 0-0 S. Buffington . . 0-0 Failing to penetrate the defense in "the land of the giants", the E. Zwiefel 0-0 Trojans were able to control J. Loeschen ....' 1-3 the game all of the way as j S. Dietrich 0-0 their three deep men hit con-,D. Mechler 2-3 sisitantly for the first time this, P. Heyer 0-0 FT FG TP F year. K. Huesman Once again the Indians fail- R. Budlortg 0-0 0-0 7 14 1 3 10 8 0 8 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 ed to gat rebounding position i Titonka 3-6 20 43 12 and failed to control the boards' Swea City 6-8 25 56 10 solidated School, has announced that .the school is implementing a program in career education. The program will become a part of the courses i n all grades from kindergarten developed as part of the regular through 12th. Career education is being developed as part of the school curriculum, and by the end of the school year, elementary students will have a better awareness of the world of work and career clusters, junior high level students will have narrowed their choices to 'a few areas that they ,are interested in, and possibly some senior students will have been placed for on- the-jota training and work experience. Bergstrom and a steering committee of 'faculty members are developing this program by first informing ,the community as to what the program is designed to accomplish and then assessing community occupational areas and opportunities. 22 2 2 0 0 0 as the visitors pulled into a 1 Scoring By Quarters 16-10 lead at the end of the Titonka ...... 10 11 8 14—43 first period. Tyke's offense fail- ' Swea City ____ 16 10 12 18 — 56 ed to get started and they re-i Both teams will travel to lied on guard Eugene Zwiefel Sentral Friday evening to meet to keep them in the game as J the Satellites in a pair of con- he made the first 12 points, in ference games. the game for the Indians. In! a n even 2nd period, Tyke hit ' SANTA CLAUS COMING for 11 points while Swea added FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 ten ,t<o their total for. a 26-21 1 Santa Glaus will be in Titon- halftime lead. Free throws did ; ka on Friday, Dec. 20 to talk to not enter into the scoring as . and distribute candy to aD of the two teams went to the the children of the area. Pre- charity line only three times in school children will be able to the half. greet Santa from 1:00 to 2:15 This community will be used to information help make career education relevant and useful in Titonka's educational program. Educational TV In Titonka Area? Beginning Sunday, Dec. 15, all of Iowa should be able to receive educational TV. If reception i n this area is possible, Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network, Channels 11 and 12 will be of special interest, to children during the Christma; season. Dates, hours and names of Christmas films produced in arrangement with the State Library Commission of Iowa are posted in the bank lobby. J. Buffington . . 0-0 K. Buffington . 0-0 K. Bahling 4-4 4 12 D. Heyer 0-0 0 0 B. Tapper 3-8 8 19 C. Heyer 0-0 0 0 Titonka 15-.1 21 57 22 Swea City 16-24 28" 72 26 Scoring by Quarters Titonka 6 18 19 14—57 Swea City .... 14 18 27 13—72 Indians Fall 56-43 Swea City used sharp shooting by .three out-men as they And Psalm Rally At Ramsey Reformed On Sunday, December 15, there will be a Song and Psalm Rally at the Ramsey Reformed Church, rural Titonka. It will start at 2:00 p.m. and will end at aipproximaitely 5:30. This will be a time of fellowship and open discussion. Special music will be provided by two singing groups, "Christ's Ambassadors" and "Icthys". Dress will be very informal, and lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome! Christinas Issue To Be Published Next Week pur arinual Christmas issue rtil be published next week, and again we will send a free copy to any friends or relatives you would like to have receive one. Just drop off your list of names and addresses and we will mail it for you nezt Thursday. We will be selling,Christmas jrfetings .tfils weekend and ibpe to contact everyone who ml had one ui the past. If you wish to pi{5fe out your own greeting, please stop at the office as soo n as possible. Tuesday dinner guests in the lome ifere Mrs. $ ... Mr. and Mrs. Arehd Greenfield of Kamrar. Is My Face Red! Last week, one of our lead stories concerned an airplane crash in Africa. The story was gleaned from .the Des Moines Register and we stated that a former Titonka resident was one of the passengers, which proved to be very incorrect. A passenger aboard the plane was Mrs. Max GOLMAN, and Mrs Max GOLDMAN was safe iri Iowa during the entire Incident. We are happy to learn that June was not aboard the ill-fated airliner and regret our error! Titonka Senior Citizens Christmas Party The Titpnka, Senior citizens will have their annual Christmas Party oil Monday, December 16 at 7:30 pjn. A good attendance is desired, so come and have an evening of fun and fellowship. Donald Baade Named New Alumni President The annual banquet and meeting of the Titonka Alumni Ass'n. was held Friday, Nov. 29 in the Titonka School Auditorium. President Joh n Rike welcomed about 180 graduates, teachers and guests. Following the Wesley Grace, led by Mrs. Noel Krantz, a catered dinner was served. After the .meeting was called to order, Donna Rafdal Wubben read the minutes of the last meeting, and Lois Isebrands Smith gave the treasurer's report. There was no new" or old business presented. Unfortunately, the featured Swea stretched their lead to p.m. at Hofbauer's on Main 38-29 after three periods, and Street, and school children will most of the action came in the receive their Christmas sacks final eight minutes as Tyke hit at the school following dis- for 14 points and the visitors missal at 2:30. Titonka, Iowa - •/•'"" December 5, 1974 ,'•'"" " COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS City Council met in regular session with the following touncilmen present: Boyken, Heyer, Jaren, Krominga and Schuster. Also present, Loren Hansen, Bill Kiley and Clerk Alke. Minutes of November 7th meeting were approved and financial reports accepted. Motion was made and passed to approve the Class "B" Beer Permit for Rollie's Food Center. The snowmobile ordinance and violations by operators were discussed. Work agreement contracts and salaries for 1975 were- 'discussed with the resolution for setting salaries to be voted'. on_at. the January 2, 1975 meeting. A special council meeting will be held next week for renewal of the contract with Watertower Paint & Repair Co.,, Inc., Clear Lake. City received a $500.00 check from the Boyken Insurance Agency <to be used in the recreation fund for ,the swimming pool.. •Motion was passed to purchase two new sewage pumps for the lift station. Bills listed below were allowed. Meeting adjourned. General Fund: .*-"•• Titonka Telephone Co.; Phone bill ............... $ j 25 U.S. Post Office; Stamps ....................... ' ' " ' JQ 00 Myrtle G. Alke; Salary ....................... '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 108 86 Treasurer, State of Iowa; State Withholding Tax .... 2s'o3 Titonka Savings Bank; Federal Withholding Tax . . 137 90 Iowa Employment Security Commission; FICA ____ '.' " 15951 Iowa Public Employees Retirement System; IPEHS . 83 20 The Titonka Topic; Supplies and printing ......... 122 44 Matt Parrott & Sons Co.; Supplies ............. '.'.'•" 3 00 North Iowa Area Council of Gov'ts.; Assessment . '.'. '.'." lig'so Boyken Insurance Agency; Insurance . 827 45 Street Fund: „ ...... .............. William G. Kiley; Salary .......... . . ...... $139 80 Marv's K & H; Gas and oil ..................... 53 33 Beed Hardware Supplies ........ ............ in'22 Public Safety Fund: ............. William G. Kiley; Salary ..................... $ 50 00 Loren D. Hansen; Salary .................... '.'..'. ...... 375 18 Rolland S. Fox; Ambulance calls .......... '.'.'.'.". ..... 9 41 Walter Baade; Ambulance call ........ ' ....... ..... 4/71 Joyce Giesking; Ambulance call ........... ........ 4*71 Marv's K & H; Gas and oil ................. ...... 53 42 Beed Hardware; Supplies ................. ........... 1/23 Boyken Insurance Agency; Insurance . '. . '.'. ............ 827 45 Titonka Community Fire Co.; Contract ____ . . 750 00 Sanitation Fund : William G. Kiley; Salary ... ...... «IRQ nn Donald Norland ; Hauling ........... .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'!.'.'.'.'" 4 00 T>"i4- Q-noHnifrt "DrttTTrt** /"irt . 1711 __ i- _ • ,i_!ii ......... «VHJ Interstate Power Co. ; Electric bill ... ............ 22 90 speaker* "~Duane ' Eliot ' of ""DBS 5,! cre , ati ° n Fund : Moines, coult not attend due ' ™onka Senior Citizens Center; Rental aid ............ $ 40 00 to bad weather and roads, so : S*f ^ ^° Wer C °"' Electric b111 .................... 6.00 John Rike introduced the ' SS^JT^'-i a , master of ceremonies, Noel Wl1 ^™ G l Klley ; Salar ? and Postage .................. $11621 *^ lic Service °°-' Gas to iu ............. 27.26 ^ lary "V .......................... 51.00 Environmental Quality; Test ........... 5 oo Hardware; Supplies ............................ 1<97 347.74 , Krantz, who entertained the ; group with his good humor. i Entertainment was presented ' by Carol Peterson and LeArin Thacker, accompanied by Emogene Franzen. I Officers announced for 1975 were: Donald Baade, president; Terry Schutjer, vice president; Joy Tjade n Boyken, secretary; and Pam Beal Harms, treasurer. The executive committee, Mr. and Mrs. John Rike, Mr. and Mrs. press their thanks to all those who helped in any way with the 1974 bariquett Labor 7.06 Matt Parrott, & Sons Co.; Supplies 4 Interstate Power Co.; Electric bill 453 60 Boyken Insurance Agency; Insurance 827*40 Trust And Agency Fund: ' " Titonka Savings Bank; Federal Withholding Tax $ 13 50 Iowa Employment Security Commission; PICA 20 89 Iowa Public Employees Retirement System: IPERS 997 TkAT«4- C*Aw«3A«. YXi_« Jf _ " " * * *7*€r I Debt Service Fund: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SATURDAY MORNING The regular meeting of the Board of Djrectors of the Ti- ionka Consolidji|ed School will )e held at 8:0"ti a.m.; Saturday, December 14 in the school office. CONBEBfE BNBBOTt (Street Construction Bonds) ... «R onn nn Roafl Use Tax Fund: ?o,»uu.uu Tyke Service Center; Repair and labor (tractor) £ 72 6<5 Anderson Implement; Repairs ... KK'IR Marv's K & H; Gas and oil Beed Hardware; Supplies . Sewer Construction Fund: 80 o William G. Klley : Postage ...... « 1 «A Myrtle G. Alke;, Sjpary . . , . . ...... ]'.'.'.""• ........ " '* M JJ Department of ijiivironniehtal Quality; Tesfe ..... ' " " ' s'nn Marv's K & H; Gas . . ____ , . . ...... .......... *£ i^ Colonial Research Chemical Co.; Chemicals .......'. '. . . 843l29 Atto8 k MYRTLE G. ALKE, City Clerk WALTER BAADE. MajW

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