Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on April 3, 1975 · Page 7
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l>i!l>i, ul Hi.'.lory and THE TlTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TlTONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA S0480 THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1975 CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of Marcn X4 National League Burt Savings Bank ..... 69 Redenius Insurance ____ 63 Don's DX ............... 61 Farmers Co-op Oil _____ 59 Heyer Shelling ........ 55 Titonka Savings Bank 53 KoffM Kwp League Chatterboxes ........... 27 Superbowlers .......... 26 Ding A Lings .......... 24 Gutterdusters ......... 22 Ifs and Maybees ...... 17 Ding Dongs ............ 16 North KoMuth League Rcllie's Fdod Center ..77 Heyer Li vestock ..... 71 Chuck's DX ............. 70 German Valley Store . . 67 K & H Co-op Oil ....... 58 Beed Hardware ..... 54 Mi U.B.C ........... ......... 54 farm Service ......... 41 Trunkhill Tiling ....... 33 Earl's Market ........ 28 Vi Tyke Leaguers Titonka Savings Bank No. Cen. Pub. Service Tyke Lanes Meyer's Painters Cunningham Cafe Stanley Products 78 75 62 60 38 37 si 57 59 61 . 05 67 17 18 20 22 27 31 37 :;s 45 56 57 '* 54 71 79 33 ' j 38 41 54 56 78 79 RAMBLIN* with Phil It's over with. Our first issue printed by the photo-offset method is now history, and it has been quite an experience. This shop had a mixture of sadness and expectation last Wednesday night when our large newspaper press turned over for the last time and then came .to a halt. Most of the workers felt a sadness about leaving something that we had all become familiar with and we looked forward to starting the new process. For a first issue, I think things have gone quite smoothly and I am sure that the process will become even smoother as we become a little more proficient with and accustomed to offset. As this is being written, early Wedeneday morning, I becom e more anxious to make the trip to Blue Earth to see the finished results of our labor. Right now when I go into the back shop and check the almost completed pages, I can't help but wonder what the first completed issue will look like. As I have said, this is my first experience with offset and I am not too sure what will happen to these pages when they are photographed, plated and printed. It will only be a very few hours now and I will have the answer! I hope you will like the results. We are running a picture on 'snow removal and have caption- it "Is this the last?" and now we know that it wasn't, as another several inches of the white stuff fell Tuesday and Tuesday night with the promise of some more before this strom ends. We were fortunate that the winds had died down and the light, fluffy snow just floated to the ground without moving around too much. A strong wind could really have made a mess of things. Now that we have passed the April. 1st date, we have to be able to count on some warmer weather soon to get rid of the snow cover in the next few days (I hope). It doesn't seem possible, but the major league baseball season will open in just a few days. I haven't'seen a schedule, but most cities in the nprthern part of the country are going to have a problem if any of the early games are going to be played in the North. The Twins have had . only a mediocre spring season, but should have enough veterans^ on the team to make a respect-" able showing. I listened to my first game last Saturday and it seemed strange to hear the play- by-play call while there were several inches of snow on the ground. Several Titonka people have become grandparents for the first time in the past couple of > weeks and we congratulate all of them. We seem to have had a "baby boom" recently as the « youngsters that grew up with my children are starting to have their own families, and we extend our sincere congratulations to the parents, also.', 1 * The Titonka Topic Bowling Classic will be held this weekend at Tyke Lanes and everyone it invited to stop in any evening to view the event. We'll be looking forward to seeing who will be in the roll-off on Satur' day. April 12. Good luck to all of the participants! Women Over 165 Donna Dreesman 201 KM Larson 200 Luella Givens 193 La Vaughn Wibben : 190 Katie Ellefson igg Donna Rudisill 186, 169 Avis Christcnsen 184, 174 Marge Goetz 182, 173 Donna Nelson 182, 167 Lois Peterson iso La Vaughn Wibben 178, 172 Charlotte Anderson 175 Donna Dreesman 176 Shirley Amesbury 172, IttS Darlene Brandt .171 Lois Steffa ..171 Barb Madsen 170 Mildred Carlson 168 Lonie Van Hove ; 157 Caralee Tollman 166 Mavis Looft 155 Men Over 225 Stan Limberg 265 Gerald Bahling 245, 218 Harold Andrea sen 237, 215 Eulan Schuller 231 Lester Eden 222 Stanley Limberg 219 Gary Hoover 216 Merle Hoover 215 Jack Trunkhill . 210, 210, 206 Louis Fansen 205 Immanuel Lutheran Circles To Meet A.L..C.W. Circles of Immanuel Lutheran Church will meet as follows, with the following circles to meet Tuesday, April 8: Victory Circle meets at the home of Helena Buss with Marsha Ullman as hostess at 7:30 p.m. The lesson willbe by Delores Culbertson. Anna Circle meets at the home of Erna Spear at 1:30 p. m., lesson by Ardith Loeschen. Bethel Circles meet at the church at 1:30 p.m., Louise DeWaard , hostess; and lesson by Iren Schmidt. Lois Circle meets at the church at 7:30 p. m. with Neoma Boyken as hostess and lesson by Louise Plaisier. The Sarah Circle will meet Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Velida Bruns. Sandy Bruns has the lesson. Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for their regular business meeting at the home of Edith Isebrands at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 7. TOPIC CLASSIC SET FOR THIS WEEKEND The Third Annual Titonka Topic Classic will be held at Tyke Lanes this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two shifts each night at 7:30 and 9:00 p. m. There will be no open bowling at the local lanos this weekend. There are still some openings on most shifts, but we are hoping to have it filled before the first ball is rolled, and we expect to have several women taking part for the first time this year. If you are interested in entering, get your spot reserved today, Thursday. Previous winners have been Bernie Carpenter of Bancroft and Ken Shafar of Buffalo Center, but there are several local bowlers who are capable of capturing the winner's" trophy, and this may be the year ( Spring Snow Storm Hits Iowa It Didn't Get Away! The "big one" didn't get away from George Schuster, owner of .the TitonKa Farm Store, on a rectnt trip to Mexico. George is pictured with his 9' 3", 140 pound sailfish which was caught in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Acapulco Helen and George Schuster returned home March 20 after a week at beautiful Acapulco. They flew on a chartered flight from Minneapolis with a stop at O'Hare Field, Chicago George didn't catch the only "trophy fish" as Helen .landed a 25 pound dolphin that was 28" Idng. And, this wasn't her first trophy fish as she caught, a large kingfish anda tuna an a trip to Florida a few years ago. Congratulations on your fine catches, and it sounds like it was a lot of fun! Once again Iowa has been hit by an early spring storm that has been described as the worst to hit the state in many years, even worse than the St. Patrick's Day storm of 1965. The extreme northern part of the state escaped with icy roads, 5 to 6 inches of snow and heavy Winds, but was not devastated like most of Iowa. The Sior.ii Lake area was one of the areas that received extensive damage with some residents still out of power early this week. Interstate Power Co. sent its servicemen and linemen to various parts of the state to help repair damage on power lines. •'• The storm swept into Iowa Wednesday night leaving devastation in its path. With near freezing temperatures, heavy rains that fell iced up power and telephone lines, causing extensive damage, with many poles were snapped by the strong Winds. Unseasonably cold tempera- • tures prevailed until Monday when most of the state received a brief respite when the day dawned under clear skies and a temperature in the 20's. However, by evening the winds had switched to the north and temperatures plumeted to a low of about 10 degrees Tuesday morning with a forecast for possibly more snow. The long-range forecast for Iowa isn't too favorable as the "experts" are predicting below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for the month. Is This The Last? No, Tt wasn't ,the last one, but the above photo shows slrec't Commissioner Bill Kiley cleaning up some of the mess that \ws I'.'ft foWfwing last Thursday's storm. Luckily, the Titonka area ren'ivod only a fairly heavy snowfall. Cubs To Participate In Scout 0 Rama Show The Titonka Cub Scouts arc planning to participate in the Annual Scout-O-Rama Show to be held in Estherville on Saturday, May 3. Their participation will include a booth displaying the things they have been making) plus an activity to be viewed by the public. Similar displays will 1 be put up by the Packs and Troops in the area. In the evening, the winners of the local Pinewood Derby will be eligable to race their cars in competition with boys of other Packs in the District. Cub Scouts will be selling tickets to this event during the month of April. Each boy may earn awards by selling the tickets and part of the donations made will be kept by the local Pack. The tickets are good for any of the 6 Scout-O-Rama shows to be held throughout the state. It is hoped that the people of the community will again show their interest and support in Scout work by making donations when the Cubs call at their homes. Titonka U.M. Women Plan General Meeting The Titonka United Methodist Women will hold their general meeting on Wednesday afternoon, April 9 at 2:00 p. m. A film, "Future Shock", will be shown. Peggy Hill is lesson leader. Hostesses are Jean Beed, Luella Givens, and Beulah Nelson. To Confirm Ten At Ti tonka-Do an Churches Confirmation Services will be held at the Methodist Churches Sunday, April 6. Those being confirmed at the Doan United Methodist Church are Tony Asa and Dale Kiley. At the Titonka United Methodist Church those being confirmed are Janet Bengston, Mike Meier, Evelyn Moore, Rick Johnson, Bradley Ricks, Leslie Uken, Kristin Wilbeck, and Brenda Wubben. These young people have been studying since last October and part of their work will include a week at Confirmation Camp at Clear Lake, July 7-13. Womens Club County Convention At Burt The Kossuth County Convention of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs will be held Monday, April 7 at the Burt Methodist Church with registration at 12:30 p. m. and a luncheon at 1:00. The hostess clubs are Burt, Algona, and Swea City. Each club will have a display representing our "American Home Heritage". The County Health Nurse, Joyce Hayden, will present a talk on "Homemaker Health Service". The sixth district director, Mrs. Aplund, will be a guest. Home EC. Department To Hold Style Show The Titonka Home Econo- nomics Dept. is sponsoring its 8th Annual Style Show on Tuesday, April 8 in the Titonka School gym at 7:15 p.m. The theme chosen for this year's show is "Fountains of Fashion. " Admission for the event will be 2Set, and lunch will be served in the Multi-Purpose Room afterwards. Come and see the latest fashions sewn by the Home EC. girls. Titonka TOPS Club Installs New Officers The Titonka Tops Club met in the Fellowship Hall March 24. The following officers were installed by Toni Higgins in a candle lighting ceremony: Grace Neeland, Leader; Lillian Honkcn, Co-leader; Jean Gerdis, Treas.; Louise Stockwell, Sec.; Pat Haines, weight recorder. A salad luncheon carrying out the Easter theme was held after the meeting. Youngsters Enjoy Easter Eqq Hunt It was a cold and blustery •vji-ning, but about 60 kids, pre-school through the 4th grade, participated in the Eas' tei> Egg hunt sponsored by the Titonka Lions Club last Saturday. Everyone received candy fdr the eggs turned in, and the following won special prizes: Karen Baade, $2.00; Kim Wilbeck and Sandy Franzen, $1.00; Debbie Carlson, Brenda Harms, Lisa Peterson, John Gaul, Kira Wilbeck, and Julie Knudson, 50$; and Denise Lee, Michelle Cast, Brenda Harms, Chuck Leek, Janet Helmers and Terry Schuster, chocolate rabbits. Topic Converts To Photo-Offset Method Of Printing Titonka Senior Citizens Plan Potluck Dinner The Titonka Senior Citizens will have their pot luck dinner, business meeting, and afternoon of cards and other games on Monday, April 7. NIACC Students Are In Management Program Greg Finer and Mark Heesch, who are enrolled in the Farm Operation and Management Program at North Iowa Area Community College, are participating in the spring work experience required of students in this program. Farm Operation and Management at NIACC is designed to provide future farmers with the technical information required for successful moderrf farming. 27 weeks of the 80-week program are spent in employment experience on the student's home farm or another approved farm during the fall and spring seasons. Upon completion of the program, the individual is qualified to assume a position in farm operation work, associated production agriculture work. Former Resident Dies In Minnesota Floyd Elliott of LeRoy, Minn, suffered a heart attack and passed away at Spring Valley Hospital on Saturday, March 29 at the age of 76. Interment was in the Harrison Township Cemetary at Swea City on Monday afternoon. From 1936 to 1940 he occupied the Henry Orthel farm east of Titonka. He is survived by two sons, Burley of LeRoy, Minn, and Bruce of Spring Valley, Minn., and by a daughter, Mrs. Louie (Dixie) Matteson of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose, a son, and a daughter. Other survivors are 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Joe Boekelman and Mrs. Dale Higgins attended committal services on Monday afternoon at Swea City. The first issue of the Titonka Topic printed by the photo-offset method is now history! With this issue, you will find a completely new look to your newspaper, and we hope that you will find it easier to read and more legible. The Decision to make the change was a hard one to come by, but our inability to obtain a good quality of newsprint paper, we 'have more or less been forced into the change that is sweeping the country. In the top photo, the editor, Phil Jaren, is laying out pages for the first issue amid some of the remains of letterpress equipment. Below, Shirley Jaren operates the new Varityper Headliner Model 820 while Phil checks the results of her efforts. This machine, along with the IBM Executive electric typewriter with proportionate spacing, was purchased from the Armstrong Journal, and' its editor, Mike Davis, has been of invaluable assistance in preparing our first issue. There are still a lot of changes to be made in the shop t but over the .next few weeks we will be gaining experience in the new process and slowly phasing out much of bur letterpress equipment. Your comments on the "new look" will be appreciated, and we are hoping to hear from many of bur readers during the next few weeks. It is our desire to give our readers the finest paper possible, so your suggestions and criticism will be appreciated. So, after 77 years of being printed by the letterpress method, (20 years with ug directing the efforts) we are looking forward to becoming more proficient at the new process and continuing to serve the residents of the Titonka area and former residents.;. Janine Boyken, a high school senior at Titonka, will be doing most of our straight matter composition, and will be learning a new way of doing things , • along with us. ' \* » t , ^ An era haa-end^d, ,awfcwe£ .a ,,, •, lodk ahead with'great expect*^ - * tiona, 1 v

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