'!•'• c (W^I'jiv . .j& » ^ m 'ijVTU'-i 1 -., I'ii*: THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1975 NUMBER 15 THE BOWL Standings and High Scores for the week of March 84 National League Burt Savings Bank .... 73 51 Don's DX 65 59 Redenius Insurance ... 63 61 Farmers Co-op Oil 59 65 Heyer Shelling 56 68 Titonka Savings Bank ..56 68 Koffee Kup League Chatterboxes 30 % 17 V4 Superbowlers 29 19 Gutterdusters 25 23 Ding A Lings 24 M: 23% Ifs and Maybes 18 30 Ding Dongs 17 31 North Kosswth League Rollie's Food Center ... 80 32 Heyer Livestock 72 40 Chuck's DX 71 4J German Valley Store .. 70 46 Beed Hardware 58 % 57 \>* K & H Co-op Oil ... 58 58 United Building Center 56 56 Farm Service 42 74 Trunkhill Tiling 33 83 Earl's Market 31 % 84 M- Women Over 165 Kas Larson 221, 192, 169 Velma Nelson 214, 192, 170 Donna Rudisill 199, 188 Kari Knudson 199, 185 Donna Dreesman 192, 173 Caralee Follman 185 Lois Peterson 183 Lonie Van Hove 181 Avis Christensen 180 Charlotte Anderson 179 Esther Christensen 179 Betty Miller 179 Geneva Miller 179, 170 Mick Jandl 177 Kas Larson 177, 172, 168 Kas Larson 176 La Vaughn Wibben 176 La Vaughn Wibben 175 Bonnie Rike 174 Shirley Amesbury 173 La Vaughn Wibben 173, 170 Marilyn Womble 173 Joyce Madison 172 Donna Dreesman 171 Arlene Christensen 168 Men Over 225 West Bend Bowler Leads In Titonka Topic Classic Tyke Leagy?rs Titonka Savings Bank . 81 39 North'Cen. Pub. Serv. 79 41 Tyke Lanes 65 55 Meyer's Painters 60 GO Cunningham Cafe 39 81 Stanley Products 33 82 Phil Jaren Chuck Rudisill Jack Trunkhill Dan Meyer Stan Limberg .. Gerald Bahling Jon Olson Morris Isebrand Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 82 Va 33 Va Van Hove Shelling .... 80 % 35% ENGAGED D.T.'s Lounge 72 44 Titonka Topic '... . .63%52Vii Mike's Construction ..61 51 Callies V-Store 60 56 Titonka Plumbing . . 59% 56% Anderson Implement 49% 66% Farmers Elevator 49 67 Crystal Lake Furniture 45 71 Carney's Std. Service 44 % 71 % Willex 26 86 235 231 224 214 213 208 205 205 Ratnblin' ....with Phil Well, we got our first offset issue under our belts and things didn't go too badly. We were right on time getting to Blue Earth and were able to be back in town in time to get the papers to the nearby towns in the mail last Wednesday afternoon so most of them received their paper a day earlier than in the past. Our worst trouble last week was the road conditions and it looks as if we may have the same trouble this week following Tuesday night's snow storm. This weather just doesn't seem to know when to quit! With everyone anxiously looking forward to spring, I am beginning to believe I know how a pregnant woman feels in her eighth month, as I anticipate the coming of some warm weather. We aren't the only ones who are awaiting the arrival of spring as track teams in the area are really having their trouble in trying to prepare for the big meets that are supposed to start in the next few days. I heard of one that has already been cancelled for only the second time in almost 25 years. There's one thing about it, we're going to appreciate warm weather when it finally gets here] What a success our 3rd annual bowling classic was, and we are looking forward to bigger and better things next year. From all of the comments we had this past weekend, I am sure it is going to continue to grow and may turn into a really good one in a few years. We have more than doubled the entries in just about three years, so if we can keep that up, it could prove to be quite a boost for the community. There has been a lot of controversy around town the past week about a bulletin board that was put up in the local cafe. I suppose both sides have their points to be considered, but it's too bad 'that we can't pull together to build the community rather than trying to split the residents and pull in different directions. . It has been proven here and in surrounding communities what can be accomplished by a unified effort, and it seems to me that everyone should be more interested in building than destroying. Let's get together and see what we can do to improve Titonka! v Comments on our first issue have been very favorable, and the more we get into the process, the more sure I am that jwe have made the right deci- fllon. It's still early in the .transition, but so far it seems , that we will be able to give our iea4en "a better paper. ,v; Of course, we found several tilings that we want to change from the initial issue, and it's , going to .take some time to Mr. and Mrs. Eulan Schuller of Titonka are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Vicky Ann, and Frank Strayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Strayer of Burt. Vicky is a senior at Titonka Consolidated School and Frank is a senior at Algona High School. Both will be graduating in May. A June wedding is being planned. The Lost Church To Be Presented At Burt "The Lost Church", a drama which sets forth the dynamic influence of Christ and His church in contemporary society, will be presented , with special lighting and dramatic sound effects, at the Burt High School Auditorium on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p. m., one performance only. No admission charge will be made, however, a freewill offering will be taken. The whole family should see this dramatic production of serious drama with a real message for our time. Young people from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and youth from the First Baptist Church of Bancroft will present the three-act drama. The general public is cordially invited to see and hear this excellent production. Titonka Track Teams Connie Heyer Honored For Speech Performance The Iowa High School Speech Association has announced outstanding performer awards for students participating in the 1975 State High School Individual Speech Contest. Students participated recently at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Lake Mills, Ottumwa, and West High School in Waterloo. Connie Heyer was cited as having given an outstanding performance with her selection "I Speak for the Elderly" in the field of Original Oratory. In this category each person writes his or her own material. Connie is one of 23 students thus, honored in the'entire state. get things set up the way we want them, but after only one week, .things kre looking up,. Remember, with cooperation we can accomplish almost any goal we set. Track team* of the area haven't had t.o much opportunity to B*t ready for the season and have not had any competition, but Titonka's teams have been working inside as th«y prepare for their first meets. The Squaws, under the direction of Coaches Bill Cast and Allyn Boelman, will have their first competition in the Indian Relays en Tuesday, April 15. Letter winners pictured in the back row are Kay Giesking, Jean Buffington, Sue Buffington, Vanessa Follman, Sue Rike and Cheryl Hanson. (Front row) Lois. Everding, Laura Boekelman, Sue ScSmidt, and Renee Womble. Misting when the picture was taken were Bonna Tapper, Patsy Mayland and Alberta Sleper. Coaches Larry Goodrich and Tom Bergstrom are directing the 27 boys out for track. They will hold their Indian Relays Saturday, April 12, and will take part in the Pocahontas Relays next Monday. Pictured in the front row are Brent Rippentrop, Gary Goetz, Keith Huesman, Allan Grandgenett, Leroy Ruse, Roger Smidt, Neal Struthers and Coach Bergstrom. (2nd row) Coach Goodrich, Mark Anderson, Roy Budlong, Dale Norland, Gail Stoddsrd, David Everding Tom Grandgenett, Kevin Wilbeck and Randy Giesking. (Back row) Mark Zwiefel, Eugene Zwiefel, Steve Dietrich, Dean Mechler, Paul Jan&sen, Myron Carlson, Wayne Bruns and Kim Krominga. Funeral Services Today Doan U-M. Women For Wilbur Sexton, 45 Hold Regular Meeting Andy Uren of West Bend, bowling in his second Titonka Topic Classic, took the lead of the qualifiers with an even 600 series on games of 201, 226, and 173. In a closely bunched field, Harold Andreasen and Merle Hoover of Burt had scores of 595, Tim Dahlhauser of West Bend rolled a 592, and Elmer Boyken of Buffalo Center totaled 591 to complete the qualifiers. Hoover and Andreason will roll a sudden death match before regular action starts Saturday night to determine 2nd and 3rd place for the roll-off. Boyken will meet Dahlhauser in the first single-game match -starting at 7:30, and the winner will meet the loser of the sudden death match as they work \ their way to the 1975 crown. The tournament started two years ago with only 30 entries, grew to 48 entries last year, and there were 63 contestants participating this year. For the first time there were six women entered, with Kas Larsen just missing the money with a fine 552 series. There were some other firsts in this year's tourney, as the first mother-son team was entered, Donna and Jerry Dreesman; and the first three husband and wife teams, Kas and Red Larsen, Kari and Earl Knudson, and LaVaughn and Harold Wibben, were entered. Out of the roll-off, but in the money were Bob Klassen, Buffalo Center, 588; Gerald Bahling, Titonka, 585; Leo Borman, LuVerne, 567; Larry Blomster, Buffalo Center, 563; Phil Jaren, Titonka, 563; Doug Penning, Buffalo Center, 559; Harold Eiscnman, Buffalo Center, 557; and Eulan Schullcr, Titonka, 559. The two jackpot games for high single games out of the money went to Larry Kinseth, Belmond, 220; and Phil Vaske, Bancroft, 217. Seventeen area towns were represented with Bud Letcher of Spencer traveling the furthest to compete. I want to thank all of the participants for competing, and have had some suggestions for next year that will probably be adopted to improve the tournament as we try to attract more of the better bowlers of the area. Funeral services for Wilbur A. Sexton, 45, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10 at the Titonka United Methodist Church with' Rev. Roy Hjelmaas officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Rod Wilbeck, organist, and Mrs. Donald Budlong, soloist. Interment will be in the Buffalo Township Cemetary. Edward Harms, Rolland Fox, Edward Boyken, Lawrence Heyer, John Rippentrop, and Robert Boekelman will serve as casket attendants. Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sexton passed away unexpectedly at his home early Monday morning, April 7. Wilbur Sexton was born May 30, 1929 at Newell, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Violet (Townsend) Sexton. Following graduation from the Linn Grove High School, he was married to Kathryn Dunmire on May 23, 1949 at Spencer. In 1954 they left the Peterson-Rodman area and moved to Titonka where he has served as school bus foreman at the Titonka Consolidated School for the past 21 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Buffington of Forest City, and Mrs. Marcus (Patt) Heyer of Titonka; one son, Larry at home; his mother, Mrs. Violet Townsend of Peterson; two brothers, Archie of Newell and Donald of Sioux City; and one sister, Joyce Sundberg of Linn Grove. Waldorf To Host Marathon This Weekend Waldorf College will host a marathon dance for muscular dystrophy Friday and Saturday, , April 18 and 19. The dance starts at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Saturday. Dancers are invited from area high schools and any Iowa or Minnesota college student can also participate. The dance will take place in the Campus Center. WOW radio in Omaha, Nebraska, originally asked colleges, to participate and Waldorf will be one of several involved. Donors will pay the couples so much an hour with all funds going to muscular dystrophy. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact student publicity chairman Paul Ness at Waldorf College. The Doan United Methodist Women met at the Church Annex on Thursday, April 3. Some of the ladies came in the morning to rinish two quilts they had been making. These were a project for the God's Acre Sale in the fall. In the afternoon, Mrs. Ross Struthers gave the lesson, assisted by Mrs. Wilbur Christensen leading in worship. Mrs. Fred Asa was hostess. The business meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Ray Cunningham, who read a poem. It was voted to fill the tote bags that had been sewn during the morning with a towel, washcloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb for campers. These will be sent to Goodwill Industries at Sioux City. The society had tickets for the premiere showing of the evangelistic film at the Algona theater. It is a story of God's love closing the generation gap. Mrs. Cunningham will deliver the canned goods that were donated to Handicap Village at Clear Lake. Leon Pankuks To Be Honored At Open House All relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend an open house wedding reception for Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pannkuk, to be held Saturday, April 12, 7:00 - 9:30 p. m. , at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pannkuk, rural Titonka. Leon Pannkuk and Connie Hankey were married in Graettinger on April 5. JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS On Monday, April 7, the Junior Girl Scouts had their meeting. Lori Bruns and Lori Huesman sj-ved lunch. We made invitations for our Mothers' Tea Party to be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 12 in the Multi-Purpose Room. We made cards for the first graders who are going to become Brownies next year. Lori Huesman, Reporter. Member of NIACC Cast Cast members have been named for "The Impassible Dream", the 6th Annual Variety Show to be presented by associate degree nrusing students at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Performances will be Sunday and Monday, April 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. in-the NIACC gymnasium. Included in the cast are Joyce Culberton of Titonka (on the right) and Delores Ricks of Buffalo Center. ; Ticket*, available from NIACC nursing students and at the door at the time of Hie performances, are $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. Proceeds will go to the Bonnie Baia Memorial Scholarship Fund which has benefited approximately 25 nursing students at the college in the past five years. There was a lot of action at Tyke Lanes last weekend as 63 bowlers from 14 communities took part in the 3rd Annual Titonka Topic Clastic during the three days. j,.. Pictured are the 1st and 2nd place trophies to be awarded following the roll-off Saturday night in the Topic Classic. Single match competition will start at 7:30. How They Finished: Andy Uren. West Bend 600 Harold Andreasen, Burt 595 Merle Hoover, Burt 595 Tim Dahlhauser, W.B. 592 Elmer Boyken, Buf. Cen. 5^1 Bob Klassen, Buf. Cen. 588 Gerald Bahling, Titonka 585 Leo Borman, LuVerne 567 Larry Blomster, B.C. 563 Phil Jaren, Titonka 563 Doug Penning, B.C. 559 Harold Eisenman, B. C. 557 Eulan Schuller, Titonka 557 Ken Langlitz, Goodell 555 Kas Larson, Titonka 552 Keith Nelson, Titonka 551 Phil Vaske, Bancroft 546 Larry Kinseth, Belmond 542 Harold Wibben, Titonka 541 Don Intermill, Titonka 533 Leonard Stenzel, Burt 532 Ray Carlson, Titonka 531 Art Limberg, Woden 531 Chuck Schuman, B.C. 528 Les Eden, Titonka 521 Ken Shafar, B.C. 521 Pat Merron, Bancroft 519 Bob Shafar, B.C. 517 Earl Knudson, Titonka 514 Donna Dreesman, Tyke 512 Bob Droessler, Bancroft 511 Dick Droessler, Bancroft 511 Cecil Heyer, Titonka 509 Neal Boyken, Titonka 507 "Bud" Letcher, Spencer 507 Gary Hoover, Titonka 505 Robert Mikes, West Bend 502 Chuck Jandl, Titonka 500 Gary Boyken, B.C. 499 Kevin Sunken, Titonka 498 Paul Haase, Burt 495 Palmer Jensen, Bancroft 493 Dave Hanselman, Algona 4£I Rod Brandt, Titonka 490 Harold Mikes, West Bend 483 Denny Schmidt, Woden 477 Arvid Boyken, B. C. 477 William Batt, Burt 476 Kari Knudson, Titonka 474 "Red" Larson, Titonka 473 Gerrit DeWaard, Wesley 471 A. J. Budlong, Titonka 470 Augie Bauman, Lakota 467 Jerry Dreesman, Tyke 463 Lynn Koenen, Meservy 458 Keith Peterson, B.C. 458 Al Carson, B.C. 457 Cal Josten, Ventura 452 Darlene Gieken, B. C. 453 Caralee Follman, Titonka 447 Jack Trunkhill, Burt 443 LaVaughn Wibben, Titonka435 Terry Elman, B.C. 379 Exchange Pastors The Methodist Churches will participate in a pulpit exchange this Sunday morning. Rev. Richard Oehlring will be the speaker at the local churches and Rev. Roy Hjelmaas will be the speaker at Rev. Oehlring's churches at.Elma, Riceville, and Mclntir'e. ON DEAN'S LIST PELLA: Stephen Janssen, son of Rev. and Mrs. John Janssen of rural Titonka, has been named to the Central College Dean's List for the whiter term. To be eligible for the bean's List. _a student must earn a. grade point average of at least 3. 5 on a 4* 0 scale, and must carry a full schedule of three ^courses during the'lO'-week *•* ' term. Farmers Co-op Elevator Holds Annual Meeting The 58th annual Stockholders Meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Titonka, was held Monday evening, March 31. Preceding the meeting, a supper was ssrved by the L'Trio Catering Co. of Sheldon to about 300 stockholders and their wives. President Raymond Carlson presided at the meeting. Rev. Ted Ager gave the invocation. Clarence Brandt, secretary, read the minutes of the 1974 meeting, and Mike Crapp, auditor from Farmers Grain Dealers Ass'n., Des Moines, gave the financial report in which he reported record sales of $6,074,004.65. William Madsen gave the manager's report on events of the past year as they pertained to the operation of the elevator. Election of officers was held with Raymond Carlson, LeRoy Phelps, and John Rike re-elected to the Board of Directors. Other members of the Board are Clarence Brandt, Rollo Moore, Harold Heesch, Dennis Dreesman, Elmer Boyken, and Leroy Bruns. Employees are William Madsen, Melvin Ricks, Verla Brandt, Richard Isebrand, Jerald Harms, and Gre;* Finer. Guest speaker at the meeting was Duane Ellett, with WHO radio in Des Moines. There were introductions of area cooperative representatives, and the evening concluded with a drawing for prizes. Raise S 2,271 In County For Crippled Children Pony Express Riders of this area were very pleased and grateful to the community for their generosity to the Crippled Children's Fund. Results from this area amounted to $120.27 from Titonka and $12. 36 from German Valley. A special thanks to the Red Dog Lounge for the largest collection in town. Your interest and ingenuity in obtaining these collections for this worthy cause is greatly appreciated. Also a thanks to the little country store at German Valley for their collection and interest, and the Titonka Savings Bank for its annual check. Results from the entire county amounted to $2271.31. Every cent of this collection goes to Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines for the benefit of Crippled Children. The sponsors are looking ahead to bigger and better results next year. Lorene Beenken To Be Honored At Shower An open house shower honor- .ing Lorene Beenken will be held Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p. m., at the Ramsey Reformed Church. Lorene will become the bride of Paul Bowman of Algona on Saturday, April 19. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Titonka Womens Club To Meet Thursday The Titonka Women's Club will meet Thursday, April 17, \ at the home of Marie Orthel. V Roll call will be "An historical place I want to visi,t. rt News "V flash will be by Ellieu Schutter. Lesson, "Iowa's Bicentennial * Plans" will be given by Dbris' » Miller.
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