De pl. of aacl Archival THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY. APRIL 17, 1975 NUMBER 16 THE BOWLERS CORJtiER National League Burt Savings Bank 76 52 Don's DX 66 62 Redenius Insurance 63 62 Farmers Co-op Oil 62 66 Heyer Shelling 60 68 Titonka Savings Bank ..57 71 North Kossuth League Rollie's Food Center ... .83 33 Heyer Livestock 76 40 Chuck's DX 72 44 German Valley Store ..70 50 K&H Co-op Oil 59 61 Beed Hardware 58% 57 Ms U.B.C 56 56 Farm Service 45 75 Earl's Market 34 % 85 Ms Trunkhill Tiling 34 86 Tyke Leaguers Titonka Savings Bank . 84 40 N. Cen. Public Service . .82 42 Tyke Lanes 69 55 Meyer's Painters 60 64 Cunningham Cafe 40 84 Stanley Products 39 85 Woodchoppers League . Tyke Lanes 82 % 33 Vi Van Hove Shelling ... 81% 33% D.T.'s Lounge 76 44 Mike's Construction ..64 52 Titonka Plumbing 63 % 56 Vz Titonka Topic 63% 56% Callies V-Store 62 58 Anderson Implement . 49% 66 % Farmers Elevator 49 71 Carney's Std. Service ..46% 73% Crystal Lake Furniture 46 74 Willex 29 87 County Federated Clubs Hold Annual Convention The Kossuth County Convention of Federated Women's Clubs met Monday, April 7 at the United Methodist Church, Burt. Registration began at 12:30. Mrs. Russell Patterson gave the invocation. Following the luncheon at 1:00 p. m., there was a musical interlude by Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr. of Burt. The business meeting was called to order by the president. All joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and this was followed by the welcome given by Mrs. Russell Patterson of the Burt Women's Club. The auditing committee of the secretary's minutes gave their report followed by the treasurer's report. The girls sextet from Burt High School sang two selections. Mrs. W.B. Aplund, Fort Dodge, Sixth District Director, talked on several items of interest and gave awards to the Titonka Federated Club and the Algona Woman's Club. Honorable Mention went to the Swea City Woman's Club, Titonka Federated Club, Club of the 70's of Fenton, Doan Woman's Club, Titonka Woman's Club, and Whittemore Woman's Club. Mrs. William Bruhn, Fentou County "Adventures in Reading 1 ' chairman, presented reading awards to several ladies who read and reported on 15 or more books during the past year. Mrs. George Winkel, president of the Algona Woman's Club, introduced the speakers, Mrs. Joyce Hayden and Mrs. Rita Rossman. They gave an interesting talk on "Home HealthCare." Registration was in charge of the Swea City Woman's Club, They reported 82 women from eight of the nine clubs had registered. The invitation to the 1976 convention was given by Mrs. Dverg Krantz of the Titonka Federated Club. The committees appointed by the president include: 1976 Convention Hostess Club, Titonka Federated Club, Swea City Woman's Club, and Titonka Woman's Club; nominating committee, one member from each of the following clubs: Whittemore Woman's Club, Ladies Acorn Study Club, and Club of the 70's, Fenton; minutes auditing committee, two members of the Doan Woman's Club; treasurer's book auditing committee, two members of the Algona Woman's Club. ' Each club had an "American Heritage Display." The afternoon was closed with the club collect read in unison. The folloWing will serve as officers for one more year: Chairman, Mrs. Heiko Boekelman, Titonkaj Vice Chairman, Mrs. William Bruhn, Fenton; Secretary, Mrs. Clifford Krantz, Titonka; Treasurer, Mrs. Arthur. Elbert, Whittemore; and CIP Chairman, Mrs. Arthur Rode, Titonka. Women Over 16S Karl Knucfcon 226 Lois Peterson 214, 181 Betty Miller 212, 189, 171 Donna Rudisill 209, 199 Mick Jandl 202 Kari Knudson 199 Donna Dreesman 192 Caralee Follman 190, 167 La Vaughn Wibben 188, 172 Kas Larson .. 183 Donna Nelson 183 Irene Hinders 180 Bonnie Rike 179 Lois Sonius 179 Dorothy Giesking 178 Charlotte Anderson 177 Joyce Madison 176, 170 Geneva Miller 176, 166 Caralee Follman 176 Velma Nelson 174 Barb Madsen 172 Jean Mayland 170 Dora Brandt 165 Men Over 225 Ernie Riggles 246 Art Limberg 237 Chuck Jandl 235 Cecil Heyer 224 Lester Eden 222 Gary Hoover 222 Keith Nelson 221, 210 Jack Trunkhill 218 John Welhousen 218 Jon Olson 214, 205 A. J. Budlong 212 Ernie Lavrenz 212 Rodney Brandt 209 Francis Culbertson 207 Phil Jaren -205 Merle Hoover Wins Classic KRA Jo Hold Annual Meeting Friday CNSAGAGft This is how they finished. Merle Hoover (on the left with his championship trophy, took firs* place in the third annual Titonka Topic Classic roll-off held Saturday night. Andy Uren, high qualifier, finished 2nd, Elmer Boyken moved from 5th place to 3rd, Harold finished in 5th place. Andreasen was 4th, and Tim Dahlhauser Titonka Federated Club To Visit Des Koines The Titonka Federated Club members will meet at Good Hope Lutheran Church on Thursday morning, April 17, at 6:0) a. m. to leave for the Des Moines tour. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Larsen announce die engagement of tiieir daughter, Janice, to Steve Rayburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Rayburn of Hurley, South Dakota. Miss Larsen, a graduate of Iowa State University, is presently teaching home economics at Hurley, S.D. Mr. Rayburn is a graduate of Dakota State College, Madison, S.D. and is engaged in farming in Hurley. A July 12 wedding is planned at the Titonka Methodist Church. Titonka Girl Scouts To Hold Skating Party A Girl Scout skating party Hill be held Tuesday, April 22 at the Jolly Time Skating Rink in Algona from 7 to 9:30 p. m. Admission is 80$ plus skate rental of 40<t. Everyone is invited. Wildlife Refuge Open For Annual Auto Tours Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge will be open for a five-mile self-guided auto tour on Sunday afternoon, April 27, between the hours of 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. People wanting to drive the ,tour route should enter die refuge at the Refuge Shop which is located 4 1/2 miles east of Bancroft on County Road A-42. County Road A-42 is located at the south edge of Bancroft and is an east-west road between Bancroft and Forest City. In order to permit equal viewing with limited wildlife disturbance, no motorcycles will be permitted on the refuge. Refuge Manager, Jack Womble, stated that it was necessary to cancel the April 20 scheduled opening because of unseasonable weather and road conditions. If unfavorable weather makes the refuge road impassable for the April 27 date, an announcement will be made on Radio Stations KLGA, Algona, and KBEW, Blue Earth, Minn, regarding cancellation. Refuge personnel will provide spotting scopes at observation points along the route, but visitors should bring binoculars for the best viewing enjoyment. The refuge self-guided nature trail will also be open on the Sunday afternoon of the auto tour. The nature trail and picnic area will be open seven days a week beginning May 15. Scouts To Distribute "Good Turn Bags" The Cub Scouts in this area will be placing a "Good Turn" bag on your porches on Saturday, April 19. They are distributing these bags as a public service in conjunction with the Goodwill Industries. Their involvement with this project is designed to teach and instill good citizenship to the Cub Scouts, while giving the homeowner a chance to do some housecleaning that will rid their homes of unused or unwanted merchandise that can be repaired by the handicapped people of Goodwill Industries. The entire staff and organization of Boy Scouts of America are involved in this program and they ask that you fill these bags to overflowing. On Saturday, April 26, you can place the filled bag on your front porch where they will be collected by a member of the Boy Scouts. Bedell Hits Shipment Of Equipment To Viet Nam Iowa Congressman Berkley Bedell today was shocked to learn that the Pentagon has initiated a massive call-up of materials and supplies from state National Guard units for use in Vietnam. Bedell announced that Iowa National Guard officials have told him diat they have been ordered by the Pentagon to prepare artillery equipment and other military supplies for shipment to California and then on to Vietnam. He also reported that the first shipment of these materials has already been sent from Iowa to the west coast. Bedell said, "This sounds TiUe more of the same old Vietnam story, including secrecy and deception on the part of the Administration. The American people are sick and tired of any involvement in Southeast Asia and to deplete die supplies of our National Guard for a futile, last ditch effort hi Vietnam is ridiculous." Bedell continued, "There is some question whether the Pentagon has the authority to make these allocations in the first place. Congress has set a ceiling on die amount of military aid diat can be sent to South Vietnam. I have requested a re'port from the General Accounting Office on how much of the $700 million appropriated for Vietnam by the last Congress has been spent by die Defense Department." Obituary Of Wilbur Sexton, 45 Wilbur Arthur Sexton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sexton, was born May 30, 1929, at Newell, Iowa. After graduation from the Linn Grove High School he drove a truck for his uncle. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Gay Dunmire on May 23, 1949 at Spencer. They lived in Peterson, Iowa for four years. They moved to Titonka in 1953 and since that time he has been employed by the Titonka Consolidated School as Bus Driver and Bus Supervisor. Wilbur was an active member oi liie 1 itonka United Methodist Church, presently serving as an usher, a member of the Paster-Parish Relations Committee, and a member of Methodist Men. He has served hi;, community as a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and will be remembered by hundreds of young people as their bus driver both on a regular route and as driver for games, contests, and other school activities. He is survived by his wife Kathryn; two daughters, Ann, Mrs. Robert Buffington, of Forest City; and Pat, Mrs. Marcus Heyer, Titonka; one son, Larry, at home; two grandchildren, Thomas Kevin and Laurie Christine Buffington; his mother, Mrs. George Townsend of Peterson; one sister, Joyce, Mrs. Quentin Sundberg of -Linn Grove; and two brothers, Archie of Newell and Don of Sioux City. He was preceded in death by his father. Wilbur Sexton died unexpectedly April 7, 1975 at :he age of 45 years, 10 months, and 8 days. Bad Weather Postpones Both Indian Relays Along with spring farm work, the inclement weather has forced die postponement of both the Boys and Girls Indian Relays scheduled to be held during the past week. The girls meet scheduled to be held last Tuesday, has a very tentative date of today, Thursday, April 17 set for the rain date. However, it is very improbable that it will be held and another date will have to be set if possible. The boys meet, postponed twice already, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 26. There are a number of conflicts, but it is hoped that it will be held as scheduled. There was a lot of shuffling of positions in the 3rd annual roll-off of the Titonka Topic Classic Bowling Tournament held Saturday evening at Tyke lanes as none of the qualifiers finished in his original position. In a sudden death match to determine 2nd and 3rd place, Merle Hoover was die victor and qualified 2nd for the roll- off. Tension was a little high as Elmer Boyken , 5th place qualifier, met Tim Dalhauser of West Bend in the first match, with Boyken winning the low- scoring match 158-143. Elmer moved up another spot when he defeated 3rd place qualifier, Harold Andreasen of Burt, 193188, but ran into a lot of trouble in his match with Merle Hoover. The match was close for the first three frames with Hoover holding a slight advantage. Boyken missed a spare in the 4di frame and Hoover was able to take advantage of Che mistake and open up a 19 pin lead. The match got to within eight .pins when Hoover had a split in the 6th frame, but Boyken split in the 7th and Hoover struck out in the 10th to win, 195-149. Andy Uren of West Bend chose to start the match on alley 3 in the final match and buried his first ball for a strike, Hoover came back witli a spare, strike and spare, as Uren lost his line. Strikes by Hoover in the 4th, 5th and 6th opened up a 22 pin lead, but a wide split in the 8th cut the margin to 10 pins. Merle finished first with a 204 score and forced his opponent to strike out as he had 154 in the 8th frame with a spare up in the 9th. Andy left a single pin in the 10th and missed it for a 182 game. For the first time in the three year history of the tournament, the championship went to a local bowler with Merle Hoover win - ning all of the marbles and pocketing a $60. 00 first place check. Other money winners in the tourname.it were Andy Uren, $38.00; Elmer Boyken, $28,00; Harold Andreasen, $26.00; Tim Dalhauser, $26.00; Bob Klassen, $21.00; Gerald Bahling, $19.00; Leo Borman, $17.00; Larry Blomster and Phil Jaren, $13.50; Doug Penning, $12.50; and Eulan Schuller and Harold Eisenman, $5. 50. The two jackpot winners, Phil Vaske and Larry Kinseth, received $15.75 apiece. The tournament had a total payoff of $315 for the 63 bowlers who participated. To Dog Owners . Effective May 1, 1975, and ending October 1, 1975, all persons owning or harboring a dog or,dogs in the City of Titonka shall confine the same from running at large and keep such dogv upon the premises of the owner. The owner of any dog seen running at large after the effective date of this notice, shall upon conviction be subject to a fine not exceeding $100.00. Any unidentified dog running at Urge will be disposed of, Please heed thin* notice and take the necessary steps to confine your dog or dogs to your premises. By Order of the City Council Walter Baade, Mayor City of Titonka Interstate Power Co. To Observe Anniversary In 1975 Interstate Power Company will have completed its lirst 50 years of service. The company was incorporated under die laws of the state of Delaware on April 18,1925. In die 1880's and 1890's numerous small electric generating plants were constructed in the Midwest to serve individual towns. It was soon evident diat economy, reliability, and expansion of service called for more centrally located sources of power generation, and intercommunications via high voltage transmission lines. Thus diese smaller generating plants serving individual communities were purchased and interconnected into one system serving many communities. So began the birth of Interstate Power Company, which in 50 years has grown from an infant company to a utility supplying reliable service to 252 communities located in three states: Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. An open house will be held on Friday, April 18, from 9:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. at each of the Company's 44 offices. A large birthday cake decorated with the Company's 50th Anni- versar/ symbol will be cut and served with coffee to daose in attendance. Extend Invitation To Join Titonka TOPS The Tops group met in the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church April 7. Jean Gerdis was queen, losing the most weight for the month of March. She was presented a gift of flowers and a queen charm. A Weekly contest is being held and Grace Neeland and Louise Stockwell were winners, each receiving a gift of money. Anyone interested in learning more about TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) can contact any member and would be welcome at any time. Titonka Senior Citizens Plan Card Party The Titonka Senior Citizens will hold their card party on Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tena Kettwick and Pearl Krominga will be the hostesses. Cigarettes, Beer Stolen From Earl* Market For the second time in the short while they have owned die store, Earl's Market was broken into early last Thursday morning, and about 100 cartons of cigarettes and two cases of beer were taken. The thief or thieves entered by breaking in die back door. The culprits also tried to get into a large safe containing some cash, checks and accounts receivable. Evidently the safe fell into a stair well while it was being worked on and prevented them from completing die job. They had knocked the dial and handle off the safe and were in the process of pealing die steel plate off the front when the safe fell. It took a wrecker to pull the safe back onto the floor. After Sheriff Bill Lampright had checked for fingerprints and other clues, it took the store owner, Earl Knudson, only about ten minutes to complete the job of gaining entry into the safe. Once again a grocery cart was used to transport the cigarettes to a waiting vehicle, and once again the cart was recovered at the same location it had been found following the previous break-in. Night Marshall Loren Hansen was not on duty at the time of the mishap diat occured sometime between 12:30 and 5:00 a. m. Local Students In Comic Opera At Mankato State Students from Titonka and Wesley are in the casts of two one-act comic operas at Mankato State College Wednesday through Saturday, April 16-19. They are Joyce Gingrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gingrich of Titonka, and Sherri Van Weelden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Van Weelden of Wesley. Joyce plays the part of a knitting woman in die four-person cast of "A Game of Chance", and Sherri is cast as La Ciesa in "Gianni Schicchi. " Performances of the two plays are Wednesday through Saturday, April 16-19 in the Elias J. Hailing Recital Hall of the Mankato State College Performing,Arts Center. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Admission is 50<J: for students •with ID's and $2. 00 for the general public. Joyce is a junior and is in the MSC A Capella Choir and MSC Chamber Singers, and Sherri, a sophomore, is also in • the MSC Choir, Both girls are music majors. Trees To Be Planted Saturday, April 19 The tree "planting project, sponsored by the Titonka Lions and Federated Clubs, will be put into action this week. On Saturday, April 19, weather permitting, the trees that have been ordered by local citizens will be available for planting. V Lions Club members will deliver them to each of the town residents. Assistance in planting will be given to those who have requested this service. Over 400 families and businesses have donated' $43,647, 50 to die Tri-County Recreation Association to assist in the development of die Gruis Recreation Area, a 180 acre tract of land located in Grant Township which was willed to Winnebago County by Bert Gruis. This amount is short of the goal of $45,000.00 announced by the directors of TCRA. The directors, composed of seven members representing six communities, expressed hope that the goal can be reached prior to die April 18 date set for the first annual meeting of the organization. This meeting has been scheduled for 7:30 p. m. at the Legion Hall in Woden and is open to everyone who has donated $100 to the Tri-County Recreation Ass'n. A board of directors will be elected and die development plans of the association will be established at this meeting. The unique combination of a large bequest, public donations, rental income, tax support, volunteer labor, and foundation assistance could make the Gruis .-^creation Area the finest multipurpose recreation area in the State of Iowa. TCRA has requested that every interested person in Wiune- bago, Kossutii and Hancock Counties support this cooperative project by bringing their contribution to any bank in the three- county area or to the annual meeting. Teacher Group Requests Collective Bargaining The Titonka Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. April 14 at the Titonka School building. The board heard the regular monthly financial reports from the secretary and die superintendent. Approval was given to contract with the Algona Community School District for special education instruction for the 197576 school year. Supt. Wilbeck gave a report specifying the major operation and maintenance repairs to the school building which will be •done during the summer. The board approved a plan for die band room to be moved to what is presently die high school vocal music room. This would mean diat hiji school vocal and instrumental music would be scheduled into the present vocal room. Elementary vocal music would be held in an elementary room which will be vacated at the end of the present year. Correspondence was received from Holmes, Murphy and Associates which informed the school district that the insurance premiums for Health, Accident and Major Medical insurance would be raised approximately 27% at the beginning of the 1975-76 school year. Full days of school were missed on February 5, 6, March 27, and April 10. To meet the state law requiring 179 days of school, the board approved school calendar changes calling for school to be held May 27, 28, 29 and 30. Teacher in-service workshop will be held May 31. Monday, May 26 will be a legal holiday widi no school. The local teachers associa- tion.presented a petition to the board for initial collective bargaining unit determination. They were asking diat the board informally agree to a proposal which they had submitted. The board expressed concern that the proposed bargaining unit definition was much too broad and inclusive. It was also pointed out to the. teachers association and representatives that the school district had not yet received a copy of the Public Employee Relation Board rules for administering collective bargaining. Supt. Wilbeck expressed die opinion that the . board would be ill-advised to act in haste and to act without die guidelines of these rules. No formal agreement was reached at the meeting. The board approved contracts for Doug Streeper, to teach Vocational Agriculture for the 1975-76 school year. They also approved a contract with Mr. Dennis Swanson to teach Industrial Arts for the 1975-76 school year. Mr. , Streeper is a first year teacher, a graduate of Iowa > State College at Ames. Mr.' Swanson is a Buffalo Center native, a graduate of Iowa State and has six years of experience. Mr. Morris Givens was .approved to be bus driver for the 'route vacated by the death of, Wilbur Gov+nn ' ' ' * : •* '. I. ' Sexton. Craig Heyer was, approved for the gasing and servicing of the buses for the remainder of this year. His contract calls for maximum of ten hours per week.
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