Ocpl, oC llii-lory and Archival THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TTTONKA, KOSSTJTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1975~ NUMBER 1 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of December 23 National League Redenius Insurance .44 28 Women Over 165 Judy Junkermeier 222 Burt Sav. Bank 43 y 2 2&y 2 Lois Sonius 211, 192 Fanners Co-op Oil ... 35 37 Don's DX 32 40 Heyer Shelling 31 41 Titonka Sav. Bank . .30i/ 2 41 Ms North Kossuth League Chuck's DX ........ 50 18 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .48y 2 K&H Co-op Oil ____ 43 Heyer Livestock ... .39 German Val. Store .. 37 D.B.C .............. 33 Beed Hardware ..... 31 Farm Service ....... 27 Trunkhill Tiling ....20 25 29 31 35 37 41 48 Earl's Market ....... Iiy 2 56y a 22 24 SI 36 42 47 N. Cen. Pub. Sexv. . . .40 Titonfca Sav. Bank . .44 Tyke Lanes ........ 87 'Meyer's Painters .... 32 Cunningham's Cafe . 28 Stanley Products . . .81 Tyke Lanes 47% 20V a D.T.'s Lounge 45 23 Van Hove Shelling . .40y 2 27 y a Mike's Construction .39 29 La Vaughn Wibben 199 Kari Knudson 184, 175 Betty Miller 184 Kas Larson 183 Katie Ellefson 177, 173 Geneva Miller 177 Dora Biiandt 168 Men Over 205 EuLan Schuller 217, 212 Bud Haugen 215 Red Larson 214 Mike Etherington 212 Loulis Hanson 211 Kenzy Korte 209 Red Larson 209 Neal Boyken 207 Marlin Mayland 205 Gale Struthers Married At Titonka U.M. Church On Saturday, Nor. 28, Gale Struthers, daughter of Mi. and Mrs. Ross D. Struthers of Doan, and Michael Lee Logsdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Logsdo n of Des Moines, were united in marriage in a 2:00 p.m. cere Titonka Topic 87y 2 30 y a • mony performed by the Rev Callies V-Store 35' 33 Titonka Plumbing .. .81 37 Titonlria Elevator 31 37 Carney's Std. Serr. .. 28 36 Anderson Impl. 27% 36y 2 Crystal Lake Fura. . .25 43 Wfllex H 54 RAMBLIN*. , writh Phil 1774 is now history and everyone is looktog forward to 1975 with aome apprehension and a lot of hope! After .the problems faced by the nation near the end of last year, wo realize tbat a lot of solutions are going to Itare to toe found to many problems if 1975. is going to be what we all hope for. Our wish for each of you is good health, prosperity and happiness in the New Year! Our Christmas celebration was really outstanding. After spending Christmas Eve with our family here, we left the next day for ojie Minneapolis urea to spend a few iiours with family there, and then in the everting boarded a jet for San Francisco where we were able to spend four wonderful, hectic days with the rest of the family. Those trwo hours you lose on n .trip west can be quite rough when you try to squeeze so much into Just a 'few days. We arrived shortly after midnight, and after a little visiting it was 2:00 a.m. there but my body •aid it was 4:00 In the Midwest, and it was a very short night. Our daughter VI flew i n from Phoenix the next night after midnllight, so it was an- ether late night. Alter two days with Carrie, George and our grandson to flan Francisco, we all left for paradise, about 200 miles north- cast of there. It was our first ftisit to this delightful mountain community, and after an ftll-day rain on Friday, -the weather was beautiful for our final two days in California. Phtil, Ruth, and their young friends were wonderful to us and we spent two days being with all of our family! Our plane for home left at 1:15 a.m. (3:15 here) Monday, and we got to Minneapolis in less time .than it took us to drive home from there. It was a fantastic vacation, but one that I dont think I Roy Hjelmaas at the United Methodisl Church In Titonka. accompanied as she sang Bev Beenken Martha Hanson Registration Meeting For Adult Education The Titonka Consolidated Schools in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College will offer educational opportunities for adults again this year. 'Some courses which we think might be of interest to you are Isted below", said Mr. Laver n DeVries, adult education director. He announced that registration will be Tuesday, January at 7:30 p.m. in the school Multi-Purpose Room. If there are other courses you would like to see offered, please let Mr. DeVries know. Courses to be offered If there is sufficient interest are: 1. Aerobics for Men. 2. Aerobics for Women. 3. Ceramics. 4. Basketball, Baseball and Softball Officiating. 5. Home Maintenance — Repair for Men and Women. G. Powder Puff Mechanics. 7. Beginning Golf. 8. Understanding Your School 9. Beginning First Aid. 10. Welding. If there ia not enough interest, the course will not be offered at any other time during this school year. If you are Interested In a course but cannot attend the registration meeting, please call Mr. DeVries at 928-2717. "Song Of Ruth" and "With These Hands". Guests were ushered by Mark Struthers and Neal Struthers, cousin and brother of the bride. Attending her sister as maid of honor was Jan Struthers, and Cindy Carlson served as brides maid. Bob Logsdon and David Logsdon were best groomsman. The bride, who wore her mother's wedding gown, was escorted to the altar by her father. Acolytes and gift carriers were Mary Logsdon and Paula Struthers. Hosts for the reception hel<! in Fellowship Hall were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Struthers of Sioux City. Coffee was poured by Mrs Roger Buffington, and cake was served by Mrs. Earl Bowman and Mrs. Marvin Rochleau Waitresses were Pam Ludwlg and Inez Rippentrop. Linda Johnson presided at the guest book where guests were registered from Burt Wesley, Titonka, Algonia, West Bend, Ottosen and Humboldit. Others attended from Cher okee, Cedar Rapids, Early, Iowa City, Moravia and Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis, Mankato Kenyon and Dodge Center Minn.; Omaha, Nebr.; Alton 111.; and Ft. Smith, Ark. Immanuel ALCW Meets Thursday Afternoon The General Meeting of the could time. stand again for some To Cure Inflation of an Church will be held Thursday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m. The program will be given by Executive Board, and lunch will be served (by the Anna Circle. pend on government for sub- slstance." These words were spoken to a Roman king about 100 BC by a member of the government, Marcus Tillius Cicero. Times such as we have now are not new! If I may, I want to insert a personal note. "Congratulations to Polly and her new husband. May your Jives be filled with happiness!" We have received many new subscriptions during the past few weeks and I want to wel The budget, should be bal- \ come all of our new readers. I •need; the treasury should be do hope that you will be able refilled; the public debt should to keep up with what Is going be reduced; the arrogance of;onii n your hometown through officialdom should be tempered the pages of this paper, and controlled. The mob should i Once again it is time to re be forced to work and not do-1 new subscriptions. We still have !a few that do not expire this | month, but we hope to , get • them all to expire in January \ during the coming year. Your help has really been apprect ated. That's is for another week. Remember, our nation has had difficult problems to solve in the past and has always emerg- 75 DAYS Without A Fire ed victorious, A Review Of 1974 In Congress by Senator Dick Clark This past year has been a difficult one for most Americans. It was a year of unprecedented turmoil that left many people bitter and demoralized U.M. Women To Hold First Meeting Of Year The Titonka United Methodist Women will hold their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 8,'with a pot luck dinner at 12:30 p.m Interest groups, such as Circle, Bible Study, Sewing Valuation, Telephoning, Arts and Crafts, Quilting, Reading Library, Mission Study., an< Prayer Circles, will hold organ tzational meetings at 1:15. Sharon Uken Is leader of the Pledge Service at 2:00. A film "Something Besides Rice", wil be shown. Trudy's Troopers will be the kitchen commflUee. TITONKA V. F. W. AUXILIARY The Williatm H. Kennedy V.F.W. Auxiliary 4071 will mee Tuesday, January 7 in the Ti tonka Public Library, with Marlys Bruns and Erna Sleper as hostesses. Margaret Bunkofske, Marlys Bruns and Fran Pearson are to .take cookies to the Care Center on Tuesday, January 14 TITONKA SENIOR CITIZENS The Titonka Senior Citizens Will have their monthly pa luck dinner on Monday, Janu ary 8 at noon. This is the fire meeting of the year. A good attendance is desired, and it is also dues paying time. CADET GIRL SCOUTS The regular meeting of the Cadet Girl Scouts was held Monday, Dec. 16. The meetdng was brought to order. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given. We discussed our trip to Rochester. We turned, in our peanut money. We decided to go caroling this Thursday night and have a Christinas Party afterwards. The meetling was adjourned. We then drew names for the gift exchange. Lunch was served. —Lola Beenken, secretary Hot Lunch Menu For week of January 6 Monday: Meat patty on a bun, buttered corn, green beans, apple sauce, milk. Tuesday: Creamed dried beef over mashed potatoes, carrot and celery sticks, peanut butter sandwich, raisin bar, milk. Wednesday: Pizza casserole, cabbage salad, school made bu n and butter, pear half, milk. Thursday: Parsley potatoes, buttered corn, meat sandwich, peach crisp, milk. Friday: Hamburger corn casserole, lettuce salad, peanut butter MEMtwJich, Rep. Branstad Named To Important Committees State Representative Terry E. Branstad, Republican from Lake Mills, received word that he will again serve on the House Ways and Means, Natural Resources, and Labor and Industrial Relations Committees. Branstad has been ap- about our problems andthe j pointed as Ranking Republican Recreation Area Planned For Thursday John Ley Lists Coming Co. Extension Meetings lovernment's ability to handle them. But, the picture has not bee n entirely bleak. Congress passed several pieces of significant legislation, particularly in two areas of special concern—the economy and integrity in government. In order ,to help remove the pressures of big money from elections, and make elected officials more responsive to the public, Congress approved a presidential catopaign spending law that limits the size of campallgn contributions and makes public funds available to finance campaigns. It's a more limited law .than I would have preferred, but it is a good ginning. In the area of the economy, although much remains to be done in the next session, several actions were token this year that should help improve the situation. Significant among these Ls the Budget Reform Act that bring control of feredal expenditures under the umbrella of a budget committee l n the House and Senate beginning next year. As a result, Congress will have much tighter control over the size and priorities of the budget. We also passed a new trade refoitm act which will help pump up the sagging economy by opening new market for goods overseas; and an'Energy Research and Development Ad ministration was created to direct and coordinate the search for long-term energy alternatives. In addition, Congress passed the Commodity Futures Reform Act—a law which I was able to play a major role in shaping— providing much more effective government regulation of the gigantic futures trade, benefit ting farmers and consumers alike. Federal regulation of private pension plans was reformed as was federal funding of local community development programs. Significant cuts were made In the military budget for the first ttme in many years, and education benefits for Vietnam veterans were increased. There la, of course, a great agenda of unfinished business before us as we begin another session. on the Lalbor and Industrial Relations Committee "As the ranking republican on the committee, I plan to lead ;he opposition to any attempt ;o repeal or weaken Iowa's Right to Work", BransAad pledged. "During the election campaign, I warned .that powerful forces were working to destroy the Individual workers' right to Join or not Join a union. "The Democrats control bath Houses of the Iowa Legislature and their state platform pledges to repeal Iowa's Right to Work Law. The last time both Houses were controlled by the Demo crats was In 1965. In that year the House passed a bill to repeal the Right to Work Law and the Senate defeated the bill by only a few votes", Branstad said. The National Right to Work Newsletter has warned that advocates of compulsory unionism were taking aim at State Right to Work Laws In Iowa and Wyoming. Representative Branstad stated that he will seek to get a record roll call vote on the Right to Work issue because he believes it is very important to the future of Iowa, and the people ol this state deserve to know how their elected official! stand on this crucial Issue. several County Extension Service meetings: Jan. 9, 16, 30 — Estote Planning Meeting to be held in three parts at 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. Dr. Neil Harl, Professor of Economics and a member of the Iowa Bar Ass'n., will be the speaker via videotape with Kossuth County lawyers present for discussion. Jan 13 — Swine Management Meetling with Gene Rouse, Area Livestock Specialist, speaking on swine reproduction problems at 1:30 p.m. at the Kountry Kitchen in Titonka; and 8:00 pjn. at the Algona High School. Jan. 16 — Fundamentals of Interviewing will be a workshop to be held at the Extension Office from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be for people who will be involved i n interviewing and hiring personnel. Conducting the workshop will be Marion Battand, Extension Associate Manpower, and Louie Hansen, Area Extension Resource Development Specialist. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Isebrands vialted Mrs. Alice Rieken-a at the Forest City Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radmaker were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ringsdorf and boys of Esthervllle, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Radmaker and family of Cherokee. Henrietta and Rosella Boek- ehnan were Friday afternoon visitors in the home of Mrs. Maggie Boekelman. Christmas visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Isebrands were Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hackney and Diane Isebrands of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. David Isebrands and Tonia of Ooralville, and Mrs. Lois Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kitzinger and Nathan were New Year's Day dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kitzinger Mr. Elmer Ricks had surgery a week ago Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Mason OLty. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings and Mr, and Mrs. Dwight Graham were Christmas guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Runkle at Humboldt. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beed were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beed, Mrs. Ruth Wood of Garner, Mrs. Bessie Tryon, and Mrs. Helen Jaren. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kitzinger flew to Gloversvlile, N. Y. to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mi*. DAI** Mr. and 'Mrs. Ho Buffington spent the Christmas holidays in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Remus at Winthrop, Minn, pther guests were Mr. and Mrs Jack Stranaky and family of Omaha, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. Jody Cutler anc family of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Barton and family of FaJlrmont, Minn., and Mrs Delores Cutler of Algona were Christmas dinner guests, in the home of Mrs. Leone Intermill town and saw other Interesting areas of the city. VI Jaren flew hi from Phoenix, Ariz, that night, and they all left for Paradise Friday to spend two days visiting in the Phil Jaren Jr. home. The Buttes, Jaren Srs. and Vi drove back to Millbrae Sunday afternoon. That evening they all toured some of San Francisco again and en- Joyed supper in the Internlation- el Inn at the airport as guests of Pres Smith. (Thanks a million, Pres!) Vi returned to her home, that evening and .the Jarens returned to Titonka early Monday, having enjoyed the holidays and the hospitality of .their Damlly very much, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jaren drove to Osseo, Minn, on Christmas Day where they were among guests l n the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ba meister. They were evening callers dn tine home of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Bird in Robbinsdale and left by plane that evening for San Francisco, Calif, where they were met by Mr. and Mrs. George Buttes and Chris of Millbrae. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jaren, Jr. and Ginger Beed of Paradise Joined them Thursday and they spent Thursday and Friday visiting In the Buttes home. They all drove into San Francisco Thursday evening to tour the city, have supper ait Peter Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf, drove through China- Dr. John Leslak, and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jaren were New Year's Eve visitors in ( the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Budlong. Mrs. Em Callies left a week ago Monday from the Mason City Airport for Washington, 111. to spend several days in the home of her daughter, and fam- ! ly, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rippentrop were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Twait of Cedar Rap- Ids, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerl Foil- man and faimdly, Mr. and Mrs. Waynard Rippentrop and family of Lakota, and Mr, and Mrs. Nyle Rippentrop and family of Jan. 20 — 4-H Rabbit project workshop at 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. Jan. 28 — Crop Opt, first day at .the Extension Office from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tim Galm, Area Farm Management Specialist will conduct the meeting. Jan. 29 — Crop Production meeting with Dean Barnes, Area Crop Production Specialist, discussing 1974 results and 1975 outlook at Ledyard at 10:00 a.m., and at Titonka at 1:30 p.m. All persons interested in the of the Gruis Rec- are invited to attend an informal informational meeting at the Kountry Kitin TJtonka at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9. (The meeting will follow the Titonka Lions Club meeting.) This is the second of a series of meetings planned in communities thatt will benefit from the development of the area. Although the primary interest of the Tri-Ootmty Recreation Assocdaition at the present time is to build a clubhouse and develop the golf coure, a long- range plan for other facilities has been approved by the State Conservataon Commission for the complete development of the recreation area, so golfers, prospective golfers and non- golfers interested in the project are invited to attend. The formal fund drive to raise $30,000 through the selling of $100 fibjares will start Monday, Jianuary fl, with a goal of March 1 set for the completion of the drive. Whether you plan to purchase a share or not, you are invited to attend this or any of ittie informational meetings. It is estimated that the development and construction of the goii course and clubhouse will be $140,000 with the antlci- pa,titon of paying off the debt in 1987. Those attending the meeting will have an opportunity to see the preliminary plans for the layout of the golj course, view the Initial idea lor the clubhouse, and qneaBSon members of the board of directors. Coffee fond cookies will be served following the meeting. Titonka Sno-lndians To Meet Tomorrow Night The Sno-lndians, Titonka's new snowmobile club, will hold a soup supper at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 3Jn the Multipurpose Room of the school for members and others interested in snowmobiling. A mcet'ng will follow the supper. The meeting is fo adults or.ly, as it is a membership meeting. Open House Reception: For The Mark Mayers An open house reception will be held Sunday, January 5 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to honor Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mayer of Spirit Lake who were married Deotm- ber 26, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verno n Ricklefs. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to 'attend. Ladonna Culbertson Wed Here On December 7th 1 wig, wore a red crepe, floor- length dress accented by white ( lace along the collar and sleeves,. : and she carried a whlite fur I muff. j Brad Birchard and Dan Kau:mans were best man and I groomsman. Ushers were Doug j Culbertson and Don Schaaek. A reception, given by the j bride's parents for 150 guests, j was held in the church social rooms following the ceremony. Bonnie Kerns tended the guest book, and gift openers were Nancy Culbertson, Judy Walker, Sarah Schaaek and Michelle 1 Amble. Sheryl Mondahl and jDeannla Rague served punch, and pouring coffee were Kris , Kneskern and Kathy Culbert- ss*?sss ithe ^OOag take. Joleae IM- and Mrs. Francis Culbertson of Titonka and Mr. and Mrs. Jlames Schaaek of Waterloo. Candelabra decorated with white giant mums and poinset- les were at the altar, and red and white bows marked the pews. Rhonda Budlong was organist and accompanied the soloists, Linda Isebrand who sang 'The First Time I Saw Your Face", and Sherman Finer who sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "We've Only Just Begun". Bruce Culbertson handed out wedding bulletins. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an Empire style, whlite, floor-length gown and carried a white fur muff. Her sister, Joyce,! served as her personal attendant. The bridesmaid, on participants of the wedding and the receptioft. Honored guests were Mrs. Herman Franzen of Titonka and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Culbertson of Rlngsted, grandparents of >the bride, and Mrs. Johnson of Mason. City, grandmother of the groom. The bride is a graduate of Titonka High Scfcool and North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City. She is employed as an RN <at Si Francis Hospital in Waterloo. The groom graduated from Columbus High School, Waterloo, and attended Hawkeye Tech. He IB employed as a machinist at the John Deere plant in Waterloo. Aftej ;a brief wedding trip, >the couple is now at home at 490 Brow!*, V-tuloo.
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