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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, March 27, 1975
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of History and Aa-lilves m m THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1975 NUMBER IS THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of March 16 National League Burt Sav. Bank 6.7 Redenius Insurance .61 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 59 Don's DX 57 Heyer Shelling 55 Titonka Sav. Bank .. 49 49 55 57 59 61 67 Koffee Kup League Chatterboxes 26 14 Superbowlers 23 17 Guttedusters 21 19 Ding A Lings 21 19 Ding Dongs 15 25 If s and Maybes 14 26 North Kossuth League Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .74 30 Chuck's DX 70 34 Heyer Livestock 68 36 German Val. Store .. 64 44 K & H Co-op Oil .... 55 53 U.B.C 53 51 Beed Hardware 50 y 2 57 y 2 Farm Service 38 70 Trunkhill Tiling 32 76 Earl's Market 27 Y 2 8Qy z Tyk e Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank . . 75 37 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ... 73 ' 39 Tyke Lanes 60 52 Meyer's Painters .... 59 53 Cunningham Cafe . .38 74 Stanley Products ... 33 79 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 79y 2 32y 2 Van Hove Shelling . .77y 2 34 y 2 D.T.'s Lounge 68 44 Mike's Construction .61 51 'Titonka Plumbing ..59y 2 52 y z Titonka Topic 57 y z 50 y z Oallie's V-Sitore 51 51 Farmers Elevator ... 48 64 Anderson Impl 46 y z 46 y z Carney's Std. Serv. . .44y 2 67y 2 Crystal Lake Purn. . .44 69 Willex 26 86 I Women Over 165 I Shirley Amesbury 223, 170 L. Wibben 224, 174, 167 Caralee Tollman 214, 204 Lois Peterson 205, 180 Lois Sonius 205, 193 LaVaughn Wibben . . . 200,. 183 Kas Larson 196 Betty Miller 194 Caralee Folllman 192, 182 Lois Sonius 191 Eunice Mechler . . 186, 183, 171 Kas Larson 184 Lois Sonius 183 Donna Nelson 180 Kas Larson 178 Barb Madsen 178 Joyce Madison 176 Mick Jandl 175, 173, 171 Kari Knudson 175 Marilyn Womble 175 Mildred Carlson 173 Donna Dreesman 170, 167 Donna Dreesman .... 169, 166 Linda Etherington 169 Lucy Asche 166 Irene Hinders 166 Mick Jandl 166 Lois Steffa 166 Frances Gingrich 165 Bonnie Hike 165 Men Over 205 Keith Nelson 237 .236 RAMBLING with Phil This is it! The end of an era. With this issue of the Topic, we print our last issue by the •,„,• . mi _ letterpress process and will be Wome " met Thursday after- printed offset next week. n00n ' March 20 m tne home of A. J. Budlong Paul Hassc 233 Ernie Lavrenz 225 Tom Ellefson 224 Merle Hoover 222 Stan Limberg 222 Edward Boyken 220 Merle Hoover 216 Art Limberg 216 Gary Boyken 212 Eulan Schuller 212 Arvid Boyken 211 Francis Culbertson 210 Titonka Lions Sponsor Easter Egg Hunt On Saturday, March 29, the Titonka Lions Club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on the school grounds starting at 10:30 a.m. for pre-school children through 4th grade students. Pre-school and kindergarten age children are to meet at the south end of the school, and 1st grade through 4th grade students will meet near the blacktop on the north side of the school grounds. The eggs will be turned in for candy prizes. Seven Students Receive Top State Speech Award Thirteen students and Mrs. Ed Brandt, speech coach, attended the State Speech Contest held at Lake Mills on Saturday, Mar. 22. 126 schools participated in the event, and according to the contest manager, 1,170 students spoke in 13 speech categories. Receiving I ratings in state competition were Connie Heyer, oratorical oratory; Debbie Janssen, oratorical declamation; Vicky Schuller, improvisational storytelling; Leann e Thacker, after dinner speaking; Joel Hjelmaas, humorous acting; Jacque Seebeck, interpretive reading (poetry) and expository address. Participating and receiving II ratings were Debbie Janssen, book reviewing; Neal Struthers. book reviewing and interpretive prose; Vicky Schuller, interpretive prose; Leanne Thacker, radio speaking; Con- Jack Trunkhill ' ' '. .201 ' nie He y er , dramatic acting; Dick Trunkhill 206 Morris Isebrand 205 Doan U.M. Women Meet In Ross Struthers Home The Doan United Methodist 'Because of our early deadline (we have to be in Blue Earth by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays) we ask all contributors and advertisers to please get their copy in as early as possible. I don't have any idea how long it will take to make up the paper with the new process, but until we get some type of schedule worked out, we are asking for your cooperation. All of the new machinery is here, but when you look at it, it doesn't look like too much! No longer will ,there be the heavy, bulky machinery that w e have used in the past. The new equipment is quite small and will all fit on the top of a desk. Now that the tiime for the change is nearing, I am getting Ross Struthers. Dora Gollner had the devotions, and Arlene Chriatensen had the lesson from the book, "The Joys of Easter". The meeting was conducted 'by the president, Elsa Cunningham. Roll call was answered by 16 members, and one guest was present. (Minutes were read and approved and the treasurer's report was giv en. A motion was carried to dis continue selling brooms, and mo,t.ion to give $10.00 to each one that goes to Confirmatior Camp, including the minister was carried. Each member is to bring a can of food to be taken to Handicap Village, Clear Lake The meeting was adjourned and lunch was served by th hostess. Renee Womble, storytelling; Terry Meyer, radio speaking; Alvina Redenius, interpretive prose; Rod Norland, humorous acting; and Don Michaelsen, humorous acting. Titonka students received seven I's, 13 H's and no Hi's or IV's. Adult Golf Class anxious to see what we will be able to do with it. It's going to be quite a challenge. Wish me luck on our first issue, the .temperature has dropped to T Q • A • I (I hope) licks .this week. After 10 06010 ADMl a few days of spring weather, • Winter had to get in its last the low 20's for a high, and there doesn't seem to be too much prospect for much improvement for a few days. However, we should be getting close to batter weather, and all those who are interested i n summer activities are getting anxious to get started, whether their interests lie in gardening, fishing, camping or any of the many other activities that fill your spare hours during nice weather. The first meeting of the Adult Education class in Beginning Golf will be held next Thursday. With the assurance that the Gruis Recreation Area is to become a reality, there is a lot of interest i n the class. It's a good opportunity to get the! basics of the game. The hew j This is a real fun tournament course wonM; be ready to .play until a year from this summer, 'but with some individual effort, The Adult Education Begin ning Golf Class will hold its first meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in the Multi Prupose Room of the Titonka School. The class, instructed by Rod Wilbeck, will have a tuition fee of $9.00. All previously registered persons and any others interested in taking the course should be present for the initial meeting on April 3. a lot of the new golfers will be able to get a good start on perfecting their skills. If you haven't signed up for the course, you may still do so at the first meeting. There are still openings for our classic bowling tournament, but we are hoping to have it filled before next Thursday. 29 DAYS Without A Fire and a lot pf interest has ib,ee n shown in it. As usual we are expecting some of the better bowlers from surrounding towns and there should be somei real good bowljng in the ipHji-l ! off on April J2. We mill be albje 1 | to let you know who will be in it in next week's paper. That's it for another Tveek.i Remember to keep me in mind this next week as we work to get the paper out with a new process. Open House Shower Honors Connie Hankey An open house bridal shower was held Saturday evening, March 22 at the Ramsey Reformed Church in honor of Connie Hankey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hankey of Graettinger and bride-elect of Leon Pannkuk, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pannkuk. Corsages were presented to Miss Hankey, the two mothers, and her grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Hankey. Clarice Beenken was in charge of the guest book, and decorations were carried out in ivory and blue. Theresa Ubben served as mistress of ceremonies for the program. A welcome was given by Kristin Rictolefs, followed by .the introduction of the honored guests. Devotions were presented by Mrs. John Janssen, followed by a piano solo by Marilyn Hopkes and a humorous reading by Kate Gray. The neighborhood girls sang "Open Up Your Heart" accompanied by Kathy Bowers on the guitar. Darlene Ricklefs presented a reading, and Susan Utotaen gav e the closing, after which the guests sang "Blest Be the Tie That Binds". Lunch was served with Miss Alice Pannkuk at the coffee Service and Sharla Bowers dipping the punch. Connie was assisted in opening her gifts by the two mothers, Mrs. Hankey and Mrs. Pannkuk. Hostesses for the occasion were Lucille Beenken, Martha Beenken, Tressie Beenken, Ronna Bowers, Marlys Bruns, Guest Day Planned At Immanuel Lutheran Women from area churches have been invited ,to a Guest Day being planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Titonka, o n Friday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. Miss Connie Nelson, missionary nurse to Cattneroun will be the guest speaker. Miss Nelson, a native of Fertile, Minn., has, for the past five years, served as a missionary of the American Lutheran Church. Her work has bee n varied and challenging as she has been ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the people in Camerioun. Some of the people are Moslem, some j pagan and some are Christians.' Booths depicting various mission fields will b e on display, and foods from these countries will be served. STORES CLOSED DURING GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE All stores in Titonka will be closed from Noon to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, allowing owners and employees to attend Community Good Friday Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joe Boekelmans Honored On Silver Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boekelma n were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house o n Sunday, March 16 in the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Titonka. The event was hosted by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Boekelman Of Algona and Carol Boekelman of Titonka. A short program was presented at 2:30 p.m., with Carol Boekelman as mistress of ceremonies. She introduced her parents and their wedding attendants, Mrs. Velma Lau of Klemme and Mr. Robert Boekelman of Titonka. Mrs. Gary Kate Gray, Ruby Hopkes, Alice Pannkuk, Minnie Pannkuk, VTarge Pannkuk, Betity Phelps, Darlene Ricklefs, Theresa Ubben, Wilda Ubben and Ada Wirtjes. 'One Day At A Time", accomp anying themselves on guitar, Miss Boekelman read the newa paper clipping of her parents wedding, and Verla Brand gave a reading. Mrs. Zwiefe and Miss Smidt presented an other selection, "Sweet Sur render", and Rev. Roy Hjelmaa concluded the program. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Boekel man were dining room hosts Miss Sandy Lovstad of Bur was i n charge of the gues book. Punch was dipped by Gloria Graham, and Mrs. Ben Beenken presided at. the coffee service. Mrs. Heiko Boekelman and Mrs. Harvey Graham serv ed the cake, with Rhonda Boek elman and Cheryl Graham as waitresses. Michelle Zwiefel carried the gifts, while Mrs. Simon Sunken was in charge of opening and displaying them. Trudy's Troopers were in charge of the kitchen. 170 guests were registered from Algona, Britt, Humtoojdt, Des Moines, Ames, West Bend, Lakota, Buffalo Center, Burt, Woden, Lime Springs, Kletmme Estherville, Wesley, German Valley, Hampton, Titonka, and Blue Earth, Minn. Joe and Lois Graham Boekelman were united i n marriage on March 15, 1950 in the old Methodist Church in Titonka by the Rev. Donald James. John Grace To Speak At Athletic Banquet Tickets are still available for the annual Athletic Banquet to be held at the Titonka School next Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. All Titonka High School athletes, managers, cheerleaders and coaches will be honored and admitted free. However, it is hoped that the parents and families of all honored guests will attend with their sons and daughters. Cost of the tickets is $2.00 and may still be purchased at Heyer Livestock, Rollie's Food Center, Beed Hardware, and Booster Club President, Lawrence Heyer. Featured speaker for the evening will toe John Grace, well-known area athletic official from Emmetsburg. The imeal promises to be one of the best in recent years with Windsor loins being prepared by the Kossuth County Pork Producers. The rest of the meal will be pot luck with each family to furnish a dessert AND either a salad or hot dish (such as scalloped potatoes, baked beans or vegetable), with their own table service. Rolls, butter and beverages will be furnished. 21 Speech Entries Earn I Ratings At District Seventeen students with 27 entries participated in the District Speech Contest held at Buffalo Center on Saturday, March 1, and when the judging tabulations were, all in, it became known that the Titonka students had earned 21 I ratings! 21 schools were represented in the day's activities. All I winners advanced to the State Speech Contest held last Saturday at Lake Mills. Speech Coach Betty Brandt expressed pleasure with th e results earned by her entire group noting, "Their entries Good Friday Service To Be Held At Immanue! Church _ . Funeral . . Held nn ,7U Funeral sevrices for Gertie Isebrands, 90, long-time resident of the Titonka-Woden communities were held Wednesday afternoon, March 19 in the United Presbyterian Church at Woden. Visitation was at th e Boughton Woden Funeral Chapel from Monday evening until the time of the service. The Rev. Richard Glasgow brought words of comfort to the family and friends. Organist was Mrs. Arlene Rittenhouse and vocal music was provided by Mrs. Donald Budlong and Mrs. Judy Junkermeier. Mrs. Isebrands was laid to rest in the Bingham Township Cemetery, with her grandsons, Donald Isebrand, Harvey Isebrand, David Isebrand, James Isebrand, Richard Bentley and Roger Tjarks, serving as casket bearers. Gertie Isebrands, daughter of Henry and Etta (Meyer) Geer- dis, was born July 9, 1884 in Hardin County, Iowa. Her education was received in the rural Zwiefel and Kristy Smidt sang were in many categories. We "lino T^cnr Af A T'Jwi,." «,,«~~ . .. are never sure in practice just how it will go when the individ- IpSITIATED INTO SORORITY Miss Jan Hjelmaas, daughter »jf Jlev. and Mrs. Roy Hjelmaas, las recently been initiated into he Delta Zeta Sorority. Jan is a jrn.emfoe?- of the Theta Alpha Chapter at Simpson College in Indianpja. SLOW DOWN AND LIVE! Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas and Brian of Rochester, Minn, were weekend visitors 'in th e home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Michaelsen. Mrs. Michaelsen and Mrs. Thomas and Brian were Saturday visitors in the Pat Orthel home l n Buffalo Center. Mr. and Mrs. Duan e Brackey and Kim- of Forest City were a week ago Tuesday afternoon visitors in .the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vein RaWal. Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr; and Mrs. Joe Boekelman were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Abernathy of Hampton. —..<, ui^Ai T* L**J i. *-%-^.i v v-u in uj.it; i ui ai rp j schools of Hardin County where ^™ „. she grew to womanhood. On June 16, 1904, she was united in marriage to Ben Isebrands at Steamboat Rock. The couple established their first home on a farm in the Steamboat Rock- Clevas area. The home was blessed with six daughters and five sons, Henry, John, Etta, Albert, Sena, Annie, Bernice, Orville, Grace, Clara and Clarence. In 1915, the family moved to Wode n where they became members of the United Presbyterian Church. The family circle was broken when the daughters, Etta, Sena and Clara, died in infancy. In 1947 they retired to their home in Titonka. Mr. Isebrands died July 3, 1960. Mrs. Isebrands had been in failing health the past several years and was a resident of the Titonka Care Center where she quietly slept away early Sunday. ' "Personalities A,t, th e Cross" is the theme for the Community Good Friday Service to be held March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. The five pastors from the Titonka area will each give a short message based on one of the people involved in the crusifixio n of Jesus. The Rev. Ted Ager will relate his meditation to Pilate, the governor who sentenced Jesus; the Rev. John Janssen, the soldiers who crucified Jesus; the Rev. Herbert Hanson, the thieves who were crucified with Jesus; the Rev. Henry Baak, John, the beloved disciple; and the Rev. Roy Hjelmaas, Mary, the mother of Jesus. Special music will be provided by members of each church. The Senior Choir of Immanuel Lutheran Church will sing "I Was In His Mind", and there will be vocal solos by Deb Jansse n of Ramsey Reformed Church, "I Walk Today Where Jesus Walked"; Wayne Tjarks of Woden Christian Reformed Church, "It Was For Me"; Bill Gast of Good Hope Lutheran Church, "Gethsemane"; and ilong of the Titonka- Doan United Methodist Church, "The Greatest Of These Is Love". She is survived by her children, Henry of Woden, John, Albert, Mrs. Herman (Bernice) Tjarks and Clarence of Titonka, ual stand^^taef ore" tlie" 'judges, | Mrs - Leslie (' Ann ie) Bentley of but this year's students' effort is certainly outstanding." Seven individuals earned two I's in the contest. They were Connie Heyer, Debbie Janssen, Leanne Thacker, Vicky Schuller, Jacque Seebeck, Paul Janssen and Neail Struthers. Single I winners were Alvina Redenius, Rachel Eden, Rod Norland, Renee Womible, Joe Hjelmaas, Don Michaelsen and Terry Meyer. Berkley Bedel To Be In County Thursday U.S. Congressman Berkley Bedel will hold an open meeting at the Bancioft Golf Club from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 27. This is the only open meeting to be held in Kossuth County at this time, and all interested persons are Jivited to attend. VFW AUXILIARY The William H. Kennedy Auxiliary 4071 will meet Tuesday, April 1 in the Titonka Public Library with Esther and Adah as hostesses. Kathryn, Thresa and Toni re to take cookies to itjie Care tenter on Tuesday, April 8. Hot Lunch Menu For week of March 31 Monday: No school. Tuesday: Beefburgers, but- ered corn, relish ,tray, chocolate ake, milk. Wednesday: Vegetable beef oup, lime Jello, school made un and -butter, cookie, milk. Thursday: Fisji sticks and artar s^upe, Cashed potatoes nd 'butter, car-rot and celery ticks, sandwich, peach half nilk. Friday: Tuna noodle casse- ole, buttered carrots, school made French bread, apple, milk. Eugene, Ore., Orville of Clear Lake, Mrs. Lloyd (Grace) Bentley of Plainview, Minn., 21 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grand children, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Riekena of Forest City and Mrs. Bertha Berends of Steamboat Rock. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. In addition to her parents, husband and three daughters, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Annual Topic Classic Starts Next Thursday The 3rd annual Titonka Topic Classic, the only "scratch" bowling tournament in the Buffalo Boys 4-H Teams Win First Round Games Both Buffalo Boys 4-H Club basketball teams came out victorious Monday night in first round games of the County 4-H Basketball Tournament played here Monday night. The Junior team won an exciting contest from the Seneca Boys, 30-21, and played the La- kola Co-eds on Tuesday. Lakota reached second round action by defeating the Valley Farmers 39-8. In the Senior division, the Buffalo Boys romped to a 60-28 wiit over the Seneca senior club and met-Burt-Lone Rock in the second round Tuesday night in the local gym. In Tuesday games, ,the Junior boys lost a heartbreaker 25-24; , but the Senior team from the Buffalo Boys 4-H Club, after blowing a 13 point lead, narrowly squeaked by Burt-Lone Rock 42-39, and advance to the semi-fin'als on Monday. LIBRARY TO SPONSOR SPRING STORY HOUR There will toe a Spring Story Hour at the Titonka Public Library, with the program to be directed by volunteers of the community. Sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m. each Thursday during April. All children of the community, three years Of age through: kindergarten, are invited to attend. area RACHEL EDEN PLACES 3rd IN POSTER CONTEST Rachel Eden of the Tdtonka Consolidated Sjchool was a a will start next Friday, I poster contest winner at. Iowa continue for three Methodist ' . for three (Methodist Medical Center's 15th , «™ Wl11 start at 7:30anmj al Career Day on Saturday and 9:00 each evening. JMarch 22. Rachel received 3rd What started as a very small' place and a cash prize from the tournament with only 30 bowl- ' Raymond Blank Children's ers taking part, is slowly grow- Hospital auild She also will be 1 Yl IT in T-rt f\ •nnm + il i-.— _- ____ A f-t A. t • -****• »**. wv mg into a popular event. Entries for the tourney must be A. t • -****• »**. wv granted a two-day visitation at the hospital by the medical received by Thursday, April 3. center Bernie Carpenter of Bancroft j More than 600 students and was the winner of the first counselors from 73 Iowa com Classic'' and Ken Shafar of munities attended the careTr Buffalo Center was last year's sessions and toured the medical winner. The. top five qualifiers center. Administrativestaff meet i n a roll-off, with this department heads, a physician year's finals to be held Saturday evening, April 12. One of each five bowlers taking part will receive a cash prize. For the first time, this year's event is sanctioned by both the ABC and WIBC, giving women bowlers an opportunity to take part. The bridge club met in the home of Minnie Oesterreicher last Tuesday afternoon,". Honorees wer e Ethel;t)owns,. Hazel Stott arid Maine'Orthel. CHECK THE CLASSIFIEDS and a clinical psychologist wer e among those in charge of the program. '' JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS On Monday, March 17, the Junior Girl Scouts had .their meeting. We liad our meeting at Alice Giesking's because there was a pancake supper at G-ood Hone Lutheran .Church |Jorlan£ j lunch. We made rabbits" out of gol- lon bleach bottles, cotton balls, a yard of ribbon, and, an artificial flower. jepojiter ,>»'v i.. \ -' , , , i • •-'"-. -(' -.viM-is'ir.-",

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