»f ftititoiy nnd Archivit THE TlTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TlTONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1975~ NUMBER 9 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of February 17 National League Redenius Insurance .58 Burt Sav. Bank 56 Heyer Shelling 49 Don's DX 47 Fawners Co-op Oil . .46 Titonka Sav. Bank . .40 Koffee Kup League Chatterboxes 16 Ding A Lings 14 Superbowlers 12 Gutterdlsters 11 Ifs and Maybes 10 Ding Dongs 9 42 44 51 49 50 60 8 10 12 13 14 15 North Kossuth Rollie's Food Ctr. . Heyer Livestock .. Chuck's DX German Val. Store K & H Co-op Oil .. U.B.C Beed Hardlware ... Farm Service Trunkhill Tiling .. Earl's Market League ..67 25 31 ..57 ..56 ..53 . . 52 32 35 40 . At 45 ..41% ..32 56 ..26 66 . .20V 2 71 y 2 Tyke Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank .. 65 N. Cen. Pufo. Serv. ..64 Meyer's Painters ... 52 Tyke Lanes 49 Cunningham Cafe .. 33 Stanley Products .... 27 31 32 44 47 63 69 Women Over 165 Avis Christensen .......... 217 Donna Rudisill ....... 205, 178 Charlotte Anderso n . .204, 178 Lois Sonius ... .202,. 177, 166 LaVaughn Wibben . . . .201, 180 Judy Junkermeier ........ 192 Kas Larson .......... 190, 170 Arlene Christensen ....... 189 Katie Ellefson ............ 186 Katie Ellefson ............ 187 Caralee Follman .......... 185 Geneva Miller ....... 184, 168 Lonie Van Hove ...... 184, 180 Katie Ellefson ............ 183 Irene Mayland ........... 182 Caralee Follman .......... 176 Fern Boekelman .......... 174 Kas Larson .......... 172, 169 Joyce Madison ........... 172 LaVaugh n Wibben ........ 172 LaVaughn Wibben ........ 170 Kas Larson .............. 169 Bonnie Rike ............. 169 Charlotte Anderson ....... 168 Eunice Mechler ........... 168 Martha Riggles ........... 167 Mabel Welhousen ......... 167 Betty Miller .............. 166 Dora Brandt ............. 165 Donna Rudisill — ........ 165 Thompson Rally Surprises Titonka 50-45, Take Conference Crown Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 69V 2 26y 2 Van Hove Shelling . .66i/ 2 29 V 2 D.T.'s Lounge 57 35 Titonka Plumbing ... 51 45 Mike's Construction . 51 41 Titonka Topic 50 y z 45 y z Callies V-Store 49 47 Carney's Std. Serv. . .40 56 Anderson Impl. 39 J / 2 56y 2 Farmers Elevator ... 39 57 Crystal Lake Furn. .. 35 61 Willex 21 75 RAMBLIN'. . . with Phil They call it progress, and I guess I will have to go along with that, but when I 'look at the machinery that I have worked to acquire over a 20 year period, it is hard to accept the inevitable. I am sure that during the past two weeks you have noticed the much lighter weight paper that we have' been using. This, is what we received on our last shipment, and on checking with our supplier find out that it is the only weight that will be available from now on. We are unable to run this through our folder, so have had .to do all of the folding by hand. Change'ltias to be accepted, and I am beginning to realize how the harness maker felt when the tractor and automobile came into existance to run him out of business. For the past couple of years we have been contemplating making the change to the offset method of printing which has swept the nation during the past ten years, and now we are toeing forced .to make the change. With adequate machinery that I was able to operate, I was reluctant to make the change to a process that I am completely unfamiliar with. I am sure that after we get Into it, that I will ifind there are many advantages, but toeing a letterpress printer for over 40 years, a new process is hard ito accept. Up until about ten years ago, every newspaper in Iowa was printed 'by the letterpress process, and now there are only 47 remaining, with 335 being printed offset; so, I guess, the process has proven itself. What will ithe change mean to our subscribers? You will have a different looking paper with lines not justified on the right, but nagged like a typewriter; there should be better reproduction of pictures and more pictures used since the cost will be cut considerably; it will mean that advertisers ca n run any copy they wish, for we Men Over Phil Jaren ................ 224 Cecil Heyer .............. 216 Neal Boyken ......... 212, 206 A. J. Budlong ............ 212 Francis Culoertson ........ 211 Dean Boyken ............ 210 Marlin Mayland .......... 205 Duane Higgins Married In Ceremony At Woden Bill Cast Qualifies For U.S. Snowmobile Race For the second year in a row, Bill Gast has qualified for the U.S. Snowmobile Associat- tion World Series and has been invited to take part in ithe USSA World Series VI at Weesdsort, N.Y. Bill received the invitation by finishing 10th in the point standings in the Central Division, which consists of eight states and has always dominated World Series competition. He has been racing practically every Sunday in sanctioned meets to earn his total of 69 points. He will be unable to compete this year, but took part in the World Series last year at Rhinelander, Wise. The top 15 positions in each class from the four divisions in the country are invited. Arlis Monson of Forest City and Duane Higgins of Titonka were united in marriage at a private double-ring ceremony at the Sacred Hearth Catholic Church i n Woden on Friday afternoon, February 14. Father Hussman officiated. Attendants for the couple were Dale and Thelma Higgins. The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas, Nev., and are now a,t home on a farm east of Titonka. A wedding dance will be held at the Duncan Community Hall on Friday, April 11. Everyone is invited to attend. 8 DAYS Without A Fire will be able to duplicate it; and it should mean that, you will be receiving your paper a day earlier. Most small offset weeklies are printed in a "central plant", and we will have our paper printed in Blue Earth. It means that copy will have to be in earlier than previously for our press time will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and we should toe able to get the paper in the mail that afternoon. What will the change mean to me? In addition to having less time to prepare 'the paper, it will mean the junking of some Qf my machinery, It will mean a trip to Blue Ear,th every Wednesday for my press run; added expense of printing; and the necessity to learn a new process. We will remain "hot type" on all of our job printing, so there will be no change In this department. Some new equipment will have to be purchased and we are in the process of finding out what will be needed. We hope the change will be able to take place in the next month or so, but it will be a couple of weeks before we can set a definite date. A lot will depend on how soon equipment arrives and we can get set up to make the change-over. If your subscription has expired, we 'would appreciate having your renewal in the very near future. We will be sending out. subscription notices early in March, but hope it will not be necessary to send too many because of added work and expense. If "1975" follows your name, your subscription expired in January of'this year. i That's it. for another week. j Remember, we are all bor n lucky; and the harder we work the luckier we get. I Services Held Friday For Mrs. Reka Cordes, 78 Funeral services for Mrs. Reka Cordes, 78, life-long resident of Titonka, were held Friday, February 21 at 1:30 ' The Thompson Cubs rallied in the last half to come from 13 points back and wrap up the State Line Conference title with a 50-45 defeat of the Indians Friday night. Dean Mechler hit for 8 of 10 poin,ts in the opening period to give the Indians a 10-6 lead at the horn. Balanced scoring, 6 by Loeschen, 5 by Zwiefel, and 4 by Mechler and Dietrich, in the second period gave the Indians a 27-18 lead at halftime as they completely dominated the play and held the high-scoring Cubs ito 12 points, mostly from well out on the court. Neither team got to the free throw line in the first period as no fouls were called, and the Indians had only two charity shots in the second quarter as three fouls were called on each team.' The Indians came out in the second half and increased their advantage to 35-22 with 4:42 to play, and held a 39-31 lead with one quarter to go. Thompson used an aggresive defense in the final quarter and managed ito grab some loto passes and convert them into layups as they tied the score at 39 apiece with six minutes to play, and then went into the lead for ,the first time on another steal and layup. Zwiefel hit from the field and Mechler hit a pair of free throws with 3:59 remaining to regain ,lhe lead. The Cubs tied the score at 43 with 3:37 remaining, regained the lead at 2:33 on a three-point play, and then used control ball to wrap up the tiUe. ' The Indians managed only one basket in the final quarter, while the Cubs hit for six. Th e game was won at the free throw Indian Rally Beats Bison; Advance In Sectional Meet Goal Within Sight For Gruis Recreation Area The Tri-County Recreation Ass'n. announced Tuesday .that their fund drive was only $3,300 short of the $30,000 amount they must secure prior to 'March 1 in their agreement with the Winnebago County Conservation Board. T.CS.R.A. is a non-profit corporation formed to assist the Winnebago Co. Conservation Board in the development of the Gruis Recreation Area. The association Is selling membership in the organization for $100 each to citizens, firms and organizations in Kossuth, Winnebago and Hancock Counties. Plans calls for ,the construction of tennis courts, trap, skeet and archery ranges, horseshoe courts, playground, ball field, picnic area, pond, snowmobile trails, camping area, golf course and clubhouse. If the fund drive is successful, construction will start on the picnic area, horseshoe courts, archery range, playground, golf course and clubhouse in 1975. Construction of the pond was started last year and will spring. be completed this A large number of volunteers spent many hours last fall clearing fences, plowing, cleaning the grove and dismantling an old building on the property, and many more hours of volunteer labor will be needed .to make this the complete family 'recreation area that is contemplated. High School Students In District Speech Contest Twentyseven entries in 12 itegories from the local high school will compete with students from 20 other schools in the District Speech Contest to be held at Buffalo Center on Saturday, March. 1. Many of the students have written .their own material for the areas in which they are involved. These activities correlate with their work in speech and English classes. Mrs. Edward Brandt is the speech coach. Categories and those taking part are: oratorical delamation, Debbie Janssen; dramatic acting, Connie Heyer and Paul Janssen; humorous acting, Don Michaelsen, Joel HjeLmaas and Rod Norland; interpretive reading (poetry), Jacque Seebeck. Alvina Redenius and Jean Buffington; interpretive reading (prose), Neal Struthers, Vicky Schuller and LeAnn Baade; original oratory, Connie Heyer and Rachel Eden; radio news announcing, Terry Meyer, Leanne Thacker and Paul Janssen; expository address, LeAn n Baade, Jaeque Seebeck and Donna Eden; storytelling, Renee Womble; after dinner speaking, Leanne Thacker; improvisational storytelling, Vicky Schuller, Joel Hjelmaus and Renee Womble; book reviewing, Debbie Janssen, Neal Sthuthers, The Titonka Indians bounced line as Tyke hit o n 20 shots' With the hope of getting tonka area, the Titonka Feder- Janssen officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Richard Beenken, organist, and a men's quartet. Interment was in the church cemetery with her grandsons serving as casket attendants. The Blake Funeral Home was in lharge .of arrangements. Hinderika Jenssen was born March 30, 1896, the daughter of Ralph and Gretje (Voogd) Jenssen. On May 23, 1917, she was married to John Cordes, who preceeded her in death i n 1952. She passed away Tuesday, February 1*8 at Mercy Hospital in Mason City. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Esdent. (Margreta) Smidt of Belmond and Mrs. Williajm (Rose) Karels of Burt; four sons, John of Lakota, Relph of Pekin, 111., Albert Of Buffalo Center, and Kenneth of Oregon, III; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. George (Sena) Heyer of Buffalo Center; and two 'brothers, Ronie Janssen of Lakata and Andrew Janssen of Crystal Lake. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceeded in death by two sisters and one brother. informa the Titonka from the floor while the Cubs | more participation in the Tihit only 19. Titonka wrapped up its 1974. 75 basketball season tied for second place in the conference with Ledyard with an 8-3 record and were 12-5 for the season. FT FG TP F open from 9:00 a.m. to noon, I ated Club wil1 , 1 tion booth in Savings Bank all of next week. The booth, being manned by members of the club, will be P. Ubben 0-0 D. Mechler 2-2 E. Zwiefel 3-4 S. Dietrich 0-0 J. Loeschen .... 0-0 K. Huesman ... 0-0 1 2 7 16 3 9 5 10 4 8 0 0 Titonka 5-6 20 45 16 Thompson .12-16 19 50 9 Scoring By Quarters and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday I through Friday. The ladies will j be there to answer questions concerning the project and will also take memberships in the Tri-County Recreation Ass'n. As of now, Titonka and Thompson are the only areas that have not reached their. Titonka 10 17 12 6—451 quota i n memberships. 'The Thompson 6 12 13 19—50 Letter To The Editor SNO-INDIANS PLAN ADULT RIDE AND POKER RUN The Titonka Sno-Indians are planning an adult ,t.rail ride! and poker run for Saturday, March 8. Initial plans call for all interested adult riders to meet at the school at 7:00 p.m. to pick up their number and receive instructions for • the route to follow. Snowmobilers will return to the school by 9:00 p.m. for a chili supper and cash prizes for the best poker hand. Cost will be $1:50 each in include entry fee and supper. Chili, cackers, pie and coffee wil] be served. ' Reservations are not necessary but further questions can be answered by committee members, the Phil Asas, Bill Amesburys, Ray Gauls and Rollo Moores. About 80 members took part in the supper ride to the River Road Golf Club on Saturday, and over 100 attended .the Fun Dear Mr. Jaren. February 22 on the Girl Scout calendar is "Thinking Day". On this date, Girl Scouts around' the country stop .to thank people who have helped them. We would like to thank you and your paper for publishing our news, the people of the community for supporting us by buying nuts and cookies, the churches for letting us us e •their facilities for meetings and banquets, the Titonka Woman's Club for sponsoring us, and our leaders 'for their time. To these people a "thank you" for helping make Girl Scouting work. —Titonka Oadettes, Junior, Brownie and Girl Scouts Jubilee Steering Comm. To Assist Tree Project The Titonka Area Diamond Jubilee Steering Committee met in the Harold Gartner home Tuesday evening to decide what ito do with funds from the Jubilee Celebration. Mr. Jack Womble was there to explain the Tree Project the Lions and Federated Clubs are sponsoring, and asked for help from this group. A motion was made and- second to give $300 to this project. It was also the feeling of the group to give the bulk of tho remaining funds for park facilities for the City of Titonka. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Plaisier were Sunday visitors in the Day at the John Rike farm on home of Mr. an4 Mrs. Richard Sunday. J Helmers of Buffalo Center. Buffalo Center area has raised $14,287 on a quota of $13,000, Woden has $7,250 on a quota of $5,000, Rake $1,530 on a quota of $1,500, Lakota has $1,760 on a quota of $1,500, Thompson has only $500 on a $1,500 quota, and Titonka has $1,400 on an $»,000 quota. Those from th e Titonka area who have purchased memberships in the Tri-County Recreation Ass'n. are Edward Boyken, Charles Beed, Gene Krominga, Dave Anderson, Art Rode, Arthur Boyken, Henry Mayland, Jr., Phil Jaren, Neal Boyken, John Rike, Titonka Chamber of Commerce, Harley Doan U.M. Women Hold Meeting At The Church The Doan U.M.W. met at the church on Thursday, Feb. 20 with Mary Young as hostess. Barbara Bahling had devotions and LaVon Gatto n the ]esson. The morning was spent working on quilts, and it was decided to work again Thursday. Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and double knit 6" squares and old nylons. It was announced that the Rev. James Albertson would be quarter deficit to whip Buffalo Center on the Bisons home court 56-45 in firs.t. round action i n the Boys Class A Sectional Basketball Tournament Monday evening. The score was tied at 2, 4 and 6 early in the opening period before the Bison hit! for six unanswered points to take a 12-6 lead. Dean Mechler hit for his sixth point of the game to keep the Indians In contention, but B.C. hit for .two buckets in the last half minute to lead 16-8 at the buzzer. Things looked bleak for Titonka as the Bison hit the first bucket of the second period to hold their largest lead of the contest, 18-8. Mechler hit the next two buckets, and with 2:13 to play in the half, Buffalo led 23-14. Consecutive buckets by Mechler, Steve Dietrich and Eugene Zwiefel, and a pair of charity tosses by Mechler brought the Indians to within a single point, 23-22, and another bucket gave the Bison a 25-22 halftime 'advantage. Each team hit for only one bucket in the first half of the third period, and then Mechler hit a pair to give the Indians .the lead 28-27 with 3:40 to play. Dietrich hit another to give Titonka a 3-point lead, and they increased it to five, 36-31, at the horn. After an impressive first half by Mechler as he dropped in 14 points to keep it.he Indians in the game, Zwiefel found the range in the final period and hit for 10 points as Titonka steadily pulled away from their opponents. Titonka held a slim 42-39 lead with 5:28 to play, and .then hit for nine unanswered points to put the game away as they went o n to pick up the 56-45 victory. D. Mechler speaker on Sunday March E. Zwiefel 4-5 J. Loeschen .... 0-0 S. Dietrich .... 0-0 P. Ubben 0-0 FT FG TP F 4-10 9 22 0 7 3 4 18 6 8 K. Huesman 0-0 Brandt, Harvey Joh n Miller. Heyer and 2, and that first half of mem bers are lo bring 1 '/ 2 dozen cookies. Attention was called to an article in the National Enquirer about. Stacy Goodrich, sent i n by Mrs. Edi,th Tieman. Reminded of Chili Supper. Mary Young asked that all members find an article or Bible verse on "Brotherhood of Man" to be used with her lesson o n 'March 6. LaVon Gatton will have the worship and Arlene Christensen will'be hostess. P. Heyer ....... 0-0 0 0 1 IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CIRCLES MEET THURSDAY The General Meeting of the A.L.C.W. of Immanuel Lutheran Church win be held Thursday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the church. The program will be given lby the Anna Circle, lunch wm be served by the , Titonka 8-15 24 56 14 Buffalo Center . 5-11 20 45 17 I Scoring by Quarters i Titonka '.. 8 14 14 20—56 I Buf. Center . . 16 9 6 14—45 The Indians met, Ledyard in the semi-final round at Buffalo Center Wednesday evening, and the winner will advance to the championship game at Lakota where they will meet the winner of the Lakota-Rake game at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 27. The winner of ,t.he Lakota Sectional meets the winner of the Burt Sectional at Esther- 'ville at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4. Bethel Circle. With the rapidly increasing Members are'asked to bring costs of materials and labor, - - -- """b the association is trying to surpass their minimum goal of j .their offering .for Alaska Missions. $30,000 with the hope of getting J CUB SKATING PARTY more people involved. It. looks TUESDAY, MARCH 4th as if the recreatio n area will become a reality, so .the. fund drive will be continued beyond March 1. Your help is needed now! If you have any questions concerning the area, stop at the Federated Club booth in the bank any day next week. PLAN OPEN HOUSE SHOWER FOR GARY RIPPENTROPS Mr. and Mrs. and family open house shower for Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rippentrop will be held Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center. All .friends and relatives are invited to attend. LEGION' AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for their regular business meeting at 2:00 p.m., Monday, (March 3 at the home of Esther Peterson with Ethel Beed as co-hostess. The Cub Scout Skating Par.ty will be held Tuesday, March.4 at the Jolly Time Skating Rink in Algona from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m, Everyone is invited to attend. TITONKA V. F. W. AUXILIARY Wm. H. Kennedy V.F.V7. Auxiliary 4071 will meet Tuesday, March 4 in th e library meeting room with Marion Spear and Jean Gerdis as hostesses. Janet, Esther and .Dorothy are to take cookies to the Care Center on Tuesday, March 11. Mr. and Mrs. John Isebrand were Thursday through Sunday visitors in the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Ibsen, at Lowden. Rev. Albertson To Speak At Doan Lenten Service Rev. James Albertson of Cherokee will be guest pastor at Lenten Services 'this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the Doan United Methodist Church. Rev. Alberfcson was pastor at Titonka-Doan from 1950 to 1S54 and was pastor during the building of the Methodist Church i n Titonka. A fellowship coffee hour will follow the service so that all of Rev. and Mrs. Albertson's friends may have an oppontunity to visit with them. Anyone from Titonka wishing a ride to Doan that evening, may call Mrs. Gene Krominga. at 928-2851. This is a joint- service for Titonka and Doan and everyone is invited to attend. World Day Of Prayer At Ramsey Reformed The World Day of Prayer will be observed at Ramsey Reformed Church on Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. Speaker for the service will be Mrs. Ted Ager, wife of the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome!
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