Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on April 24, 1975 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, April 24, 1975
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,,, s ,,ory and ArcMvw THE TlTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TlTONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1975 NUMBER n BOWLERS coRiwR | Hatikey-Pannkuk Wedding Vows Said At Graettinger National League — Final Standings — Hurt Savings Bank 79 53 Don's DX 69 63 Farmers Co-op Oil 66 66 Redenius Insurance 63 68 Heyer Shelling 61 71 Titonka Savings Bank ..58 74 North Kos&uth League Rollie's Food Ctr 87 33 Heyer Livestork 79 41 Chuck's DX 74 46 German Valley Store .. 74 50 Beed Hardware 6iy 2 58 \/ 2 K & H Co-op Oil 60 64 United Building Center 56 60 Farm Service 46 78 Trunkhill Tilling 36 88 Earl's Market 34«/ 2 89i/ 2 Tyke Leaguers Titonka Savings Bank ..87 41 N. Cen. Public Service . .83 45 Tyke Lanes 72 56 Meyer's Painters 61 67 Cunningham Cafe 44 84 Stanley Products 39 89 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 88i/ 2 35i/ 2 Van Hove Shelling 84i/ 2 39i/ 2 D.T.'s Lounge 77 47 Titonka Plumbing 66i/ 2 57i/ 2 Mike's Construction 65 55 Callies V-Store 65 59 Titonka Topic 64»/ 2 59i/ 2 Anderson Implement 51*/ 2 72i/ 2 Farmers Elevator 50 74 Carney's Std. Service .49i/ 2 74>/ 2 Crystal Lake Furniture 49 75 Willex 30 90 LEGION AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxiliary work meeting will be on Friday, April 25. This will be an all-day work meeting at the Doris Isebrand home. Titonka Care Center Holds Annual Meeting The second annual meeting of the Titonka Community Rest Home, Inc. was held on Thursday, April 17 at the Care Center with about 20 persons in attendance. President Art Peterson conducted the meeting which was opened in prayer by Rev. John Janssen. Minutes of the first annual meeting were read by Secretary Shirley Amesbury and approved. Consultant Ken Webb presented the yearly financial report showing some profit last year which made it possible to make the necessary improvements required by new state regulations. A new air conditioner is now being installed in the kitchen also. Mr. Webb explained that because of increased wages last January it has become necessary to raise room rates to $16 per day effective May 1. He praised the community for the continued support and interest in the home. Administrator Helen Learmont reported the home at full occupancy with the admission of 30 new residents during the past year. Of 28 total discharges, 10 were due to death, eight were transferred to other rest homes, seven went to their homes, and three were admitted to hospitals. A total of 111 admissions and 59 discharges have occured since the home opened two years ago. She reported a total payroll of $144,485 paid out to 47 employees. Treasurer Ed Boyken reported a balance of $168. 76 in the corporation and a substantial memorial coming soon from the Anna Swyter estate. A final payment of $852 is still due the contractor, LeRpy Miller. In the election, Ed Boyken and Shirley Amesbury were re-elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms. The Board and staff were commended for their efforts in providing such a fine facility for this community with its excellent reputation for providing good nursing care. The volunteer help from so many churches and organizations in the area was lauded as also contributing to the success of the Care Center, and is greatly appreciated. A complete financial report follows: Women Over 165 LaVaughn Wibben 219, 167 Kas Larson 208 Joyce Madison 202 Kas Larson 200, 179 Mick Jandl 193 Donna Dreesman 189 Lois Steffa 189 Caralee Follman ..187, 172, 169 Mick Jandl 179 LaVaughn Wibben 179 Dora Brandt 178 Martha Riggels 178 Janice Trunkhill 178 Judy Junkermeier 176 Arlene Christensen 173 Esther Christensen 172 Charlotte Anderson 170 Arlene Christensen 168 Lea Clausen 166 Bonnie Rike 165 Lana Trunkhill 165 Men Over 225 Gerald Bahling 245 Gerald Bahling 243 Jon Olson 226 Paul Hasse 223 Merle Hoover 223 Howard Batt 220 A. J. Budling 215 A. J. Budlong 214 Marlyn Franzen 211 Lester Eden 210 Donald Intermill 210 Tony Buns 208 Art Limberg , 208 Phil Jaren 206 Lazy Eye Screening For Pre Schoolers A "Lazy Eye" screening for pre-schoolers, three to six years of age, will be held Thursday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the basement of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. This program is sponsored by the local Lions Club, and will be conducted with volunteer help. Boy Scouts To Pick Up GoodTurn Bags, Saturday The Boy Scouts of America troops will be out in full force Saturday, April 26, to collect the "Good Turn Bag" which the Cub Scouts left you last week. The Boy Scouts will be picking up the bags from your front porch between 9 a. m. and 12 noon. By now, you have filled these "Good Turn Bags" with clothes, shoes, books, small appliances and odds and ends from the nooks and crannies of your homes. Now, if you will place these bags on your front porch, it will make the Boy Scouts' job quite a bit easier. The Scouts are volunteering their time and energy in collecting these bags, thereby helping the employees of Goodwill Industries to maintain their jobs through the normally slack months. The merchandise in the bags provides work for people who would otherwise become a drain on community resources and they would much rather remain an asset. Watch for that Boy Scout and give him all the help you can in completing his pickup assignment. To Hold Open House At Exceptional Opportunities Exceptional Opportunities, Inc. of Burt will hold an open house on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with staff members and board members present to explain its programs. All buildings will be open for visitation. Coffee and cookies will be served. Exceptional Opportunities was incorporated in 1970 as a non-profit corporation serving mentally and physically handicapped children and adults from KossuLli CoOiity.aud tlia surrounding area. Its four basic services are the Peter Pan Development Day School for children, Helping Hand Activity Center for adults, Helping Hand Craft Center to provide work experience and craft skills, and Shepherd's Cottage, a 24 hour residential program for 20 children. All four programs are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. The day programs have excellent staff members, and Shepherd's Cottage is staffed 24-hours a day in a shift pattern of care. Republican Women Plan Annual Spring Luncheon The Kossuth County Republican Women's Club is holding its annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, May 6 at 12 noon at the Algona Methodist Church. Luncheon tickets are available from Mrs. Joy Boyken at $2. 50 per person. The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Mrs. Thurman Gaskill. Myron Carlson Wins Washington Trip Myron Carlson TITONKA COMMUNITY REST HOME, INC. Titonka, Iowa April 15, 1974 to April 15, 1975 RECEIPTS: Balance, April 15, 1974 Donations Received Memorials Received Total EXPENDITURES! Sankey Sand & Gravel; Cement (Storage Bldg.) Lerov Miller & Edward Don Co. 5 On Contract Leroy Miller & Wesley Havalia; On Contract P&M Stone Co.i Stone (Parking) Duane Boyken; Masonry Work (Planter) Leroy Miller; Paid On Contract V$rla Brandt; Supplies Balance on Hand, April 15, 1975 $ 785.62 .2,735.00 248.00 $3,768.62 $ 100.00 286.52 7SC.75 293.07 121.64 2,000.00 47.88 $3,599.86 $ 168.76 Myron Carlson and Ann Marie Mertz are the winners of a recent essay contest sponsored by Humboldt Rural Electric Cooperative, as announced by Henry J. Lenning, manager. The two high school juniors whose essays qualified them for the all-expense-paid Washington, D.C. Youth Tour trip are Myron Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carlson of Titonka, and Ann Marie Mertz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Mertz of Ottosen. Myron is a student at Titonka High School and Ann attends West Bend High School. The Washington, D.C. Youth Tour winners were selected from among the high school juniors from the Humboldt and Kossuth County area served by Humboldt Electric Cooperative who submitted essays on the subject, "What Effect Will The Energy Crisis Have On The Use Of Electricity." They will join approximately 90 young people from over the state of Iowa in ' the tour to the nation's capital city June 9-14. Expenses of the Youth Tour are paid by the rural electric cooperatives in Iowa which sponsor contests similar to the one sponsored by the local cooperative. Connie Hankey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hankey of Graettiaiger, and Leon Pannkuk of Ankeny, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pannkuk of Titonka, were united in marriage on April S, at 1:00 p.m. in a double ring ceremony at the Immaculate Conception Church, Graettinger, with Father Vincent Beacom officiating. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown in princess style of ivory lace with a matching veil. She carried a bouquet of tea roses, spider mums, carnations, and baby':" breath. Her maid o.f Vnor was her sister, Mrs. Michael Harris, of Storm Lake. She wore a floor length gown of pale blue dotted swiss, and carried a single mum. The best man was Stuart Pannkuk of Webster City, a cousin of the groom. The men in the wedding part/ wore navy blue tuxedos with pale blue shirts. The groom had a pink rosebud boutonniere and his attendant had a white carnation. The bride's mother wore a floor length printed gown, and the groom's mother wore a blue floor length gown. The bride's personal attendant was Mrs. Edward Rabinson of Man mouth, 111. Honored guest was the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Hankey ol Emmetsburg. Mariys (^raet- tinger was organist, and Wynette Graettinger was the soloist. A reception was held in the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony. Mrs. Don Rens of Eagan, Minn., sister of the groom, cut and served the cake. Sherry Pannkuk of Orange City, sister of the groom, dipped punch. The bride, a Graettinger High School graduate, and the groom, a Titonka High School graduate, are both graduates of Iowa State University, Ames. The groom is a research analyst for the State Department employed in Des Moines. After a short honeymoon the couple will be at home at 1106 Belmont Drive, Ankeny, Iowa. Board Of Directors Re Elected To TRCA The Tri-County Recreation Association held its first Annual Meeting at the American Legion Hall at Woden, Friday evening, April 18, with about 90 members present^ President Dr. Jay Rush explained why and how the organization was formed, and listed some of its goals. The treasurer's report, given by Carlyle Gerzema, showed the balance of over $43,000 with over $45,000 received in donations. It was explained that accrued rent and future income had to be used for the construction of the golf course and other recreational facilities according to the will, and that donations / would be used primarily for the construction of the clubhouse. According to die contract signed with Mr. Harold McCollough, Des Moines golf course architect and contractor, construction on the course will '.' start on or before June 23, with construction to be completed by mid-August with favorable weather conditions. The cost of the course will be $68,000 with the possibility of cutting it to under $65, 000 with the use of volunteer labor. The pond that was started last summer is expected to be completed by June 30. It is hoped that the picnic area and horseshoe courts will be completed this spring and summer. ConBtcuction on the clubhouse will start as soon as weather permits. A vote was taken at the meeting to determine if members wished to remodel the barn on the premises or start with new construction. There was some objection to the remodeling project, but it carried by a wide margin. It was the feeling of many of the members that the remodeled barn would give the recreation area a unique feature and could be completed at a lower cost than new construction, with the use of volunteer labor where possible. The remodeling project is expected to cost between $35,000 and $40,000 with equipment to be extra. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously that the present interim board would continue. It was also decided that the Board of Directors would be set up on a staggered term, with the present members to draw lots to see if they would serve for one, two or three years. It was also decided that a coupon book good for clubhouse dinners and green fees would be available to members who did not wish to pay an annual fee for golfing. The discount would give non-golfers the same $10 per year discount that the golfers will receive on their annual membership. Squaws Finish Third In Girls Indian Relays Sue Buffington clears a hurdle on her way to set a meet record of :15.1 in the TOO meter hurdles of the Girls Indian Relays held Thursday, April 17 on the local track. ~ They finally got to run it on a wet, slow track last Thursday, and the local girl track- sters had to settle for third place in the Girls Indian Relays. With 19 schools participating, Terril won the championship trophy with 78 points, Goldfield finished 2nd with 68 points, and Titonka was 3rd with 54 points. Two meet records were set, with Goldfield winning the Softball throw at 216' 3 1/2", and Sue Buffington in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.1 in the preliminaries. The Titonka team garnered four 1st places, two 2nd places and a 4th place in the meet. Sue Buffington won the long jump with a leap of 15' 2" in the finals, and won the 220 hurdles in :31.8. The other 1st place for Tyke went to the shuttle hurdle relay team, Alberta Sleper, Vanessa Foil- man, Sue Rike and Buffington, with a time of 1:10.7. Sue Rike finished 2nd in the 220 low hurdles in : 35. 9, and the mile relay team, Sleper, Cheryl Hanson, Rike and Foil- man, placed 2nd with a time of 4:53. Tyke's distance medley team, Jean Buffington, Hanson, Sue Schmidt and Follman, picked up a 4th place to complete the scoring for the squaws. Wmnebago Sponsors Operation Evergreen Once again, Winnebago Industries, Inc. of Forest City will sponsor "Operation Evergreen". In its annual contribution toward a greener tomorrow, the company will give away 50,000 free Silver Maple seedlings this Saturday, April 26, beginning at 9:30 a. m. and continuing until all are gone. The seedlings may be picked up at the main office parking lot, junction of Highways 69 and 9 in Forest City. Since the program was started several years ago, the company has given away several hundred thousand trees. To Collect Newspapers For Recycling Here A depot for the collection of newspaper ONLY has been secured at Bin No. 8 at the United Building Center in Titonka. You may bring your newspapers at any time. They MUST be bundled and tied securely. This does not include magazines;, only newspaper. A semi will be here sometime in May to pick up the first load, so let's all participate in this national recycling project by saving our newspaper and bringing it to the depot. This project is being sponsored by the Titonka Lions and Federated Clubs. To Hold Republican Town Meeting At Burt Kossuth County Republican Chairman Vic Parsons said today that a town meeting will be held on Monday, April 28, to allow area residents to discuss federal, state and local issues. Parsons said the town meeting will "provide an opportunity for residents of Kossuth County to actually participate in the decision-making process and make their views known on sev- eral.critical issues facing the nation." During the meeting, participants will be allowed to discuss and vote in the Town Meeting Poll on such important issues as land use policy, corporate taxation, pari-mutuel betting, corporate farming and school financing. In addition, those attending will be able to bring up topics and vote on resolutions concerting the issues, "We view this as an extension of the party's program to involving more people and showing people that they do have a voice in their government, " said Parsons, who added that the poll results and resolutions will be forwarded to Republican elected officials, legislators and party leaders. "We believe this will be an ideal way for people to communicate with our government and party leaders." The Town Meeting in Kossuth County is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28. The meeting will be held at the Fireside Cafe in Burt. Spring Concert Set For Monday Evening The Titonka Music Department, under the direction of Lea Clausen and Michael Nuss, will present their Spring Concert on Monday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Titonka gymnasium. Performing in this concert for'the first time will be the 5th and 6th grade bands and the Junior Concert Band will be making its second appearance. The Titonka High School Chorus, Girls' Glee and Concert Band will perform their compositions to be used in the Large Group Music Contest on May 2 and 3. The concert is free, no admission price or donations will be taken. Free refreshments will be served following the concert in the Multi-Purpose Room. Jim Hill of Ames spent the weekend visiting in the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.K. Hill. Confirmed at U. M. Church DeVRIES AUCTION CO. CHANGES TIME OF SALES Starting Tuesday, April 29, the DeVries Auction Co. of Buffalo Center will change their sale time to 7:30 p. m. Indians Are Third In Pocohontas Relays Running in a 13 team field in Class B, the Titonka Indians took 3rd place in the Pocahontas Relays held Monday, April 14. The Indians got off to a slow start as Keith Hues man picked up the only points in the field events as he finished 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 18' 5". The Indians' only win came in the high hurdles as Brent Rippentrop won the event in :17.4. The two-mile relay team, Roy Budlong, Neal Struthers, Kim Krominga, and Eugene Zwiefelj and the mile relay team, Zwiefel, Rippentrop, Budlong, and Gary Goetz, took a pair of 2nd places. The two- mile team covered the distance in 9:27. S, and the mile team crossed the line in 3:51. 8. The 880 yard relay team, Huesman, Rippentrop, Budlong, and Goetz finished in 3rd place with a time of 1:42.0, and Goetz was 3rd in the 440 yard dash with a time of :56.7. With favorable, weather, Titonka will again attempt to host the Boys Indian Relays this Saturday, April 26. On Sunday, April «, t«n 8th and ?th grade students w«rt confirmed and rteoived Into fuH m«n- bership at the Tltonka-Doan United Methodist Church. They are, left to right (front row) Dale Klloy, Brenda Wubben, Janet Bengtson, Evelyn Moore, Krirtin Wllbeck and Bradley Ricks, (back raw). Rick Johnson, Anthony Asa, Rev. Roy H|elmaas, Leslie Ufcen and Mike Meier.

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