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of IlJiitojy nnrt Archives THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TITONKA, KOSSUTB COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1975 NUMBER 13 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of March 16 National League Burt Sa,v. Bank 6.7 Redenius Insurance .61 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 59 Don's DX 57 Heyer Shelling 55 Titonka Sav. Bank .. 49 Koffee Kup League Chatterboxes 26 Superbowlers 23 Guttedusters 21 Ding A Lings 21 Ding Dongs 15 Ifs and Maybes 14 49 55 57 59 61 67 14 17 19 19 25 26 North Kossnth League Rome'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 1 / 2 Farm Service 38 70 Trunkhill Tiling 32 76 Earl's Market 27y 2 80»/ 2 Tyke Leaguer s Titonka Sav. Bank . . 75 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ... 73 Tyke Lanes 60 Meyer's Painters .... 59 Cunningham Cafe . .38 Stanley Products ... 33 37 39 52 53 74 79 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 79y 2 32y 2 Van Hove Shelling . .77V 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>/ 2 50y 2 Gallic's V-S,tore .... 51 51 Farmers Elevator ... 48 64 Anderson Impl 46 y 2 46y 2 Carney's Std. Serv. . .44»/ 2 67'/ 2 Crystal Lake Furn. . .44 69 Willex 26 86 Women Over 165 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 Barto Madsen 178 Joyce Madison -... 176 Mick Jandl 175, 173, 171 Kari Knudson 175 Marilyn Womble 175 Mildred Carlson 173 Donna Dreesiman 170, 167 Donna Dreesman .... 169, 166 Linda Etherington .168 Lucy Asche 166 Irene Hinders 166 Mick Jandl 166 Lois Steffa 166 Frances Gingrich 165 Bonnie Hike 165 Men Over 205 Keith Nelson 237 A. J. Budlong 236 Paul Hasse 233 Ernie Lavrenz 225 Tom Ellefson 224 Merle Hoover 22: Stan Limberg 22' Edward Boyken 220 Merle Hoover 21( Art Limberg 216 Gary Boyken 212 Eulan Schuller 212 Arvid Boyken 21 Francis Oulbertson 210 Jack Trunkhill 207 Dick Trunkhill 206 Morris Isebrand 205 Titonka Lions Sponsor Easter Egg Hunt On Saturday, March 29, the Titonka Lions Club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on the ichool grounds starting at 10:30 i.m. for pre-school children hrough 4th grade students. Pre-school and kindergarten age children are to meet at the outh end of the school, and 1st grade through 4th grade students will meet near the Jlacktop on the north side of he school grounds. The eggs will be turned in for candy prizes. RAMBLIN'. Guest Day Planned At Immanuel Lutheran Seven Students Receive Top State Speech Award Thirteen students and Mrs. Ed Brandt, speech coach, at- iended 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 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 Serv- Good Friday Service To Be Held At Immanuel Church ices at Church. Immanuel Lutheran Funeral Service Held For Gertie Isebrands ,90 with Phil This is it! The end of an era. With this issue of the Topic, we print our last issue by the Doan U.M. Women Meet In Ross Struthers Home The Doan United Methodist Women met Thursday after- 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- Inie Heyer, dramatic acting; Renee Wom'ble, 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 II's and no Ill's or IV's. 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 Caaneroun 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 John Grace To Speak At Athletic Banquet Tickets are still available for the annual Athletic Banquet to be held at the Ti,t.onka 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 be John Grace, well-known area athletic official from Emmetsburg. The (meal promises to be one of the best in recent years with Windsor loins being prepared by the Kossuth County Pork T H on Isebrands, 90, dent of the r long-time resi- Titonka-Woden ' "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 6 P astors from the Titonka area 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 RiUenhouse 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 Isetorand, 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 edu- each give a based on one of message the people of the people are Moslem, some I Producers. The rest of the meal pagan and some are Christians. Booths depicting various mission fields will be on display, and foods from these countries will be served. letterpress process and will be noon> , March 20 in the home of printed offset next week. 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 ithere be the heavy, bulky machinery that We have used in the past. The new equipment is quite small and will all fit on the top of a desk. Now that the time for the change is nearing, I am getting . 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 (1 hope) licks .this week. After 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 better weather, and all those who are interested i n summer activities are getting anxious to get started, whether their interest lie i n 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 new course won't be ready to .play until a year from this summer, 'but with some individual effort, 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 given. A motion was carried to discontinue selling brooms, and a motion to give $10.00 to each one that goes to Confirmation Camp, including the minister, was carried. Each member is to bring a can of food to be taken to Handicap Village, Olear Lake. The meeting was adjourned and lunch was served by the hostess. Adult Golf Class To Begin April 3 The Adult Education Beginning 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 $9.00. All previously registered persons and any others interested in taking the course should be present for the initial meeting on April 3. 29 PAYS Without A Fire a lot of the new golfers will be able to get a good start on perfecting their skills. If you haven't signed up for the course, you may s.till do so at the first meeting. There are still openings for our classic bowling tournament, but we are hoping to have it filled before next Thursday. This is a real fun tournament and a lot of 'Jnt,erflst has [been shown in it. As usual we are expecting some of the better bowlers from surrounding ' towns and there should be real good boTyUnjg 'in t$e \ off on &prij J2. We will & at$e to let you know who will be in it in next week's paper. That's it for another iweek. : Remember to keep me In mind ikhis 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 Ricfclefs, 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 Utoben 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, Kate Gray, Ruby Hopkes, Alice Pannkuk, Minnie Pannkuk, Marge Pannkuk, Betty Phelps, Partene Ricklefs, Theresa Ubben, Wilda Ubben and Ada Wtrtjes. Joe Boekelmans Honored On Silver Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boekelma n were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on 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 Bock elman of Titonka. Mrs. Gary Zwiefel and Kristy Smidt sang "One Day At A Time", accompanying themselves on guitars. Miss Boekelman read the newspaper clipping of her parents' wedding, and Verla Brandt gave a reading. Mrs. Zwiefel and Miss Smidt presented another selection, "Sweet Surrender", and Rev. Roy Hjelmaas concluded the program. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Boekelman were dining room hosts. Miss Sandy Lovstad of Burt was i n charge of the guest book. Punch was dipped by Gloria Graham, and Mrs. Ben Beenken presided at the coffee service. Mrs. Heiko Boekelman and Mrs. Harvey Graham served the cake, with Rhonda Boekelman 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, Huiriboldt, Des Moines, Ames, West Bend, Lakota, Buffalo Center, Burt, Woden, Lime Springs, Kleimme 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. 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. 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 Mie 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 Janssen 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 cation was received in the rural Trud B Udlon , g of the Ti tonka- INITIATED INTO SORORJTY Miss Jan Hjelmaas, daughter of £tev. and ityfrg. Roy Hi.eji&aas, has recently been initiated into the Delta Zeta Sorority. Jan is a fn^mfoef of the Theta Alpha Chapter at Simpson College in Indianola. SLOW DOWN AND LIVE! 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 the results earned group noting, were in many categories. We are never sure in practice just how it will go when the individual stands before the judges,] 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. of she grew it<o 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 Presfoy- I terian Church. The family circle was broken when the daughters, Etta, Sena and Clara, died in infancy. In 1947 they retired Doan United Methodist Church, "The Greatest Of These Is Love". Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas and Brian of Rochester, Minn, were weekend visitors in the 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. ipuane Brackey and Kim- of Forest ;Gity were a week ago Tuesday afternoon visitors^n .the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Ratfdal. Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr; and Mrs. Joe Boekelman were Mr. and Mrs, Bob Abernathy of Hampton, by her entire "Their entries 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 Sun- diy. She is survived by her children, Henry of Woden, John, Albert, Mrs. Herman (Bernice) Buffalo Boys 4-H Teams Win First Round Games Both Buffalo Boys 4-H Club baske'toall 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 th e Seneca Boys, 30-21, and played the Lakota Co-eds on Tuesday. Lakata reached second round action by defeating the Valley Farmers 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 invited 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 are to take cookies to ifche Care Center on Tuesday, April 8. Hot Lunch Menu For week of March 31 Monday : No school. Tuesday: Beefburgers, buttered corn, relish itray, chocolate cake, milk. Wednesday: Vegetable beef soup, lime Jello, school made bun and butter, cookie, milk. Thursday: j^j^h sticks and tartar .saupe, ^ashe.d potatoes and jbutter;, carrot and celery sticks, sandwich, peach half milk. Friday: Tuna noodle casserole, buttered carrots, school made French bread, apple, milk, s and Clarence of Titonka, Leslie (Annie) Bentley of Eugene, Ore., Orville of Clear Lake, Mrs. Lloyd (Grace) Bentley of Plainview, Minn., 21 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 4 Rreat-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" bowlin,g tournament in the 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 hearlbreaker 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 commun- iity, three years of age through; kindergarten, are invited to attend. RACHEL EDEN PLACES 3rd IN POSTER CONTEST Rachel Eden of the Titonka Consolidated School was a area:, will start next Friday, I poster contest winner at. Iowa April 4 and continue for three nights. Shifts will start at 7:30 and 9:00 each evening. What started as a very small Methodist Medical Center's 15th annual Career Day on Saturday March 22. Rachel received 3rd* place and a cash prize from the tournament with only 30 bowl-'Raymond Blank Children's ers taking part, is slowly grow-1 Hospital Guild. She also will be ing into a popular event. En- granted a two-day visitation at tries for the tourney must be the hospital by the medical received by Thursday, April 3.(center. Bernie Carpenter of Bancroft | More than 600 students and was the winner of the first counselors from 73 Iowa com"Classic" and Ken Shafar of Buffalo Center was last year's winner. The top five qualifiers meet in a roll-off, with this 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 pet in the home of Minnie Qesterreicfoer last Tuesday afternoon*. Honorees were Ethel; Downs,. Hazel Stott and Marie'Orthel. CHECK THE CLASSIFIEDS munities attended the career sessions and toured the medical center. Administrative staff depart£nen,ti heads, a physician and a clinical psychologist were among those in .charge of the program. JUNIOR GJKL SGOBTS On Monday, March 17, the Junior Girl Scouts had .their meeting. We had our meeting at Alice Giesking's because there was a pancake supper at Gipod Hope L^th^ran Church. JjFbrtanjj ^ejy.ed lunch, We made rabbits" out of gol- km foleach bottles, cotton balls, a yard of rftfoon, and, an artificial flower. "-4XH1 Huesman,

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