linrt AlThtve ' THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TTTbNKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY. MAY 1, 1975 NUMBER 18 North Kossum Leagu* Rollie's Food Center .88 40 Heyer Livestock 85 43 Chuck's DX 75 49 German Valley Store .. 74 54 Beed Hardware 65'/ 2 58i/ 2 K & H Co-op Oil 611/ 2 661/2 United Building Center 58 62 Farm Service 48i/ 2 79»/ 2 Trunkhill Tiling 40 88 Earl's Market 36y 2 91 '/ 2 Tyke Leaguer* Titonka Savings Bank 93 43 N. Central Pub. Service 89 47 Tyke Lanes 75 61 Meyer's Painters 64 72 Cunningham Cafe 47 89 Stanley Products 42 94 Woodchoppers Ltagw* Tyke Lanes 92i/ 2 35'/ 2 Van Hove Shelling .. 86i/ 2 411/ 2 D.T.'s Lounge 81 47 Mike's Construction ... 68 56 Titonka Topic 67 V 2 60 V 2 Titonka Plumbing 66i/ 2 61'/ 2 Callies V- Store 66 66 Anderson Implement ..54i/ 2 73>/ 2 Crystal Lake Furniture 53 79 Carney's Std. Service 5iy 2 76i/ 2 Farmers Elevator 51 77 Willex 35 93 Ramblin' ....with Phil This is our 5th issue of printing by the offset process and things seem to be falling into place a little better each week. We are finally finding out what should be accomplished each day and are starting to get a rough schedule worked out. We have had a lot of wonderful compliments about the new appearance of the paper, and they are really appreciated. We have also been told by a few readers that they think the type is a little harder to read. The type is slightly smaller than what you have becc tie accustomed to, but most feel that the clarity of the print helps in this respect. When we purchased the IBM typewriter to set our straight matter, we didn't have a choice of faces but had to get what was available at the time. We have done some checking and have found, for the present at leasts, that changing the type would be quite expensive and we are unable to do it right now. It is one of the improvements we hope to be able to make in time. Wow, the gals really took over in the high scoring in our bowling column this weekl There were som great scores rolled and as we near the end of another season, everyone seems to be getting their game down pretty pat. Congratulations to all of those who had the big games last week. Special ;.»jn- gratulations to Tom Ellefson on his 254 game and 600 plus series. That's a pretty good night's work for just a "kid". And, how about the 246 game Joyce Madison had! Today's the day that dogs in town start to lead "a dog's life" as the tieup ordinance goes into effect. It's rough on the dogs, but with a little luck a lot of people will be getting their gardens in before too long, and there are dogs that can do a lot of damage. Getting back to bowling, the Titonka tournament team being sponsored by Boyken Insurance Agency, took on a Buffalo Cen : .er team last Saturday night and managed to win three of the four games. T'ais is the fourth match the team has had with out-of-town teams, and they have won three of the four games in each match. What a disappointment it was last Saturday when about twenty schools brought their track teams to Titonka for the annual Boys Indian Relays. The busses had no more than arrived in town when the weather took a bad turn for the worse and the meet had to be called off once again. T:.e local teams are managing to get in a few meets, bat it shure hasn't been a spring that you would hope for. After a couple of days of good drying weather, farmers, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts are really getting edgy about getting to their spring activities. It's going to take a few more nice days before too much can be accomplished. Let's hope for a break fro;n the weatherman. The Minnesota Twins are having their problems again this year. After getting off to a fast start, they fell flat on their faces for five games and a lot of fans were about ready to drop them when they bounced back to win a couple. Now, they, like everyone else, are having a lot of trouble with the weather and are going to have to make up a lot of games later in the season. LEGION AUXILIARY , The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for their regular business meeting on Monday, ' May 5 at 7:30 p. m. in the home of Viola Spear. Women Over US Joyce Madison 246 LaVaughn Wibben 208, 175, 170 LaVaughn Wibben 201, 197 Velma Nelson 200 Bonnie Rike 200, 191 Dora Brandt 197, 171 Titonka Care Center Shows $11,487 Profit For The Year ^^ * EHGAGAGEV Lois Steffa 197 Lois Peterson Kas Larson Geneva Miller . . Kas Larson Betty Miller Donna Rudisill . . . Caralee Follman Judy Junkermeier . Kas Larson Velma Nelson Mick Jandl Lois Sonius Charlotte Anderson Donna Rudisill Kari Knrdson Donna Nelson Bonnie Kike Mick Jandl Martha Higgles Donna Dreesman . . Lonic Van Hove . Esther Christenscn Donna Nelson LaVauj>hn Wibben . Charlotte 1 Anderson Lois Peterson Lana Trunkhill Arlene Christenscn Donna Dreesman . . . Judy Spry Katie Ellefson . . . 196 194, 170 194 192 191 191, 189, 188 189, 174, 171 ... 189 189 185 184, 177 183, 177 182, 179, 168 182 181 181, 167 181 . . 180 180 179, 178, 173 179 178 ... 178, 178 178 175 174, 173, 168 . . m 171 .. . 170, 16'J Ki9 108 29 Members Join New Interstate To Conduct Rites Held Here Thursday Titonka Jaycee Chapter Customer Survey Here For Lyle Mann, 85 The Titonka Care Center, Lois Sonius Ifi8 Mavis Looft Barb Madscn .. Martha Higgles Lois Steffa Men Over 225 Merle Hoover .... Tom Ellefson Gerald Bahling Dan Meyer Kenny Blaklcy Dick Trunkhill Art L,imberg Lester Eden Tony Buns Francis Culbertson 245, 214 1G5 165 Ifi5 165 255 254 224 229 224 206 213 .211 209 208 Poem By Susan Ubben To Be Published Susan Ubben, a Titonka 6th grader, won third place in the 1975 Iowa Poetry Association contest for grades 5-8 recently. She will have her winning poem published in the forthcoming "Lyrical Iowa" edition for 1975. The winners of the contest were chosen from among 9, 289 poems contributed by lowans through the annual contest sponsored by the Iowa Poetry Association. Y.F.W. AUXILIARY Wm. H. Kennedy Auxiliary 4071 will meet Tuesday, May 6 in the library room with Esther and Ad all as hostesses. Loraine, Bev and Dawne are to take cookies to the Care Center on Tuesday, May 13. Linda Beal and Andrew Mitchell wish to announce their engagement. Joining in the announcement are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beal of Wesley and Mrs. Maurine Mitchell of Dayton. Miss Beal graduated from Titonka Consolk'ateil School and Iowa Lakes Community College. She will receive her B. A. degree in elementary education and remedial reading this spring from the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls. I ler liance graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, lie is a teacher in the Fort Dodge School System. A June 21 wedding is being planned. 19 Students Play In Piano And Organ Recital Nineteen students of Mrs. Thelma Beenken took part in a Piano and Organ Recital in her home Wednesday evening, April 30. Mothers of all of the students were invited to attend, and huich was served following the program. Taking part were Tammy Kardoes, Roxann Beenken, Tammy Harms, Rodney Beenken, Christine Smidt, DeAnn Siuku, Randy Beenken, Sandra. Franzen, Calvin Heifner, Kcn- dra Harms, Susan Ubben, Jolene Bruns, Janice Ubben, Marvin Stecker, Cynthia Bruns, Janet Meinders, Lorctta Stecker, Le- Ann Bruns and Debra Rippentrop. Mrs. June Goldman To Address Senior Citizens The Titonka Senior Citi/ens will meet for their pot-lucx dinner and business meeting on Monday, May 5. Mis. June Goldman will be there to tell the group more about the Area Agency on Aging. Let's have a nice gathering to hear her. On Saturday, March 12, four members of the Waverly Jaycees traveled to Titonka with one objective in mind — to start a Jaycee. chapter in Titonka. T.'.ey were successful hi signing 28 young men on the concept of individual betterment and community service. On Thursday, March 24, the Titonka Jaycees held their first meeting at the Country Kitchen and it was attended by 18 members and Tom Melicar, National Director from Region III and Craig Dticker, State Director from Waverly. At this meeting election of officers was held, and the following members were elected to positions for the next year: Michael Squires, president; Jerry Martinek, vice president; Roger Gerdis, secretary-treasurer; Darrel Wubbe'h, state director; Dennis Schutjer and Roger Harms, directors. The first meeting also was visited by four members from the Garner Jaycees, who extended an invitation t.o Titonka to attend the Region II spring board meeting in Garner on Saturday, March 26. The meeting was attended by Roger Harms and Mike Squires. At this meeting the state vice president and national director from Region II were elected. The next meeting of the Titonka Jaycees is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p. m. at the Kountry Kitchen. The organization is open to everyone in the community from 18 to 35 years old. If you are interested in joining this national service club, you are invited to attend any of the meetings. JOINS NAVY Beryl Beth Schilt/ of Titonka has enlisted in the U. S. Navy Cache Delay program at Des Moines. She enlisted in the Navy seafarer/airman program and will go on active duty September 25. A 1972 graduate of St. John's High School, Bancroft, she is the dauglit<£r-of Mrs. Arthur Schiltz. She will attend recruit training at the Navel Training Center, Orlando, Fla. To Vocational School Paul Heyer of Titonka has been accepted for enrollment in the Auto Mechanics Program at Northwest Iowa Vocational School, Sheldon, Iowa. The Auto Mechanics Program is five quarters in length. Paul will begin training on September 2, 1975. Paul is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Heyer and will graduate from Titonka High School in May. Beginning next Monday, May 5, employees of Interstate Power Company will be in Titonka to personally contact all of their customers here. This is part of the Company's regularly scheduled program and is carried out in a specified number of communities which we serve each year. The purpose of these calls is to help you with any questions or problems you may have concerning your electric service. Then, on Friday, May 9, you are cordially invited to attend an Electric Small Appliance Demonstration to be held in the Koimtry Kitchen dining room from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be a door pme and a free lunch will be served by the Titonka Legion Auxiliary. Appliances are being furnished by Becd Hardware. Please plan to attend and bring your friends. Plan Benefit March For Handicap Village The annual March for Handicap Village, Clear Lake, will be held this Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the March whether you prefer to walk, jog or use a bicycle. Those participating will seek sponsors for a contribution to make the March worthwhile. Sponsorship contribution envelopes may be secured from designated Youth Leaders of churches, schools and organisa- tions as wide spread as 50 miles of Clear Lake. The Village will also get materials to anyone wishing to make this a successful March for the handicapped of the Village. Marchers will start from two location points. Marchers from the east will start at the Holiday Inn parking lot (west edge of Mason City) at 2:00 p. in. walking to the Village. Marchers from the west will start at the junction of Highway IS and county road two miles east of Garner on the north side of the highway at 2:00 p. m. walking to the Village. Assistance will be provided by state and local law enforcement officials, National Guart 1 , Red Cross and North Iowa Citizens Band Radio Club. The Village will greet the marchers with an open house, refreshments and entertainment featuring an instrumental group from N1ACC and the vocal group the "Revelations". There is no rain date. If the weather is adverse, please come directly to the Village for refreshments and entertainment. CONSERVE ENERGY! Mail From Around the World!! Stacay Goodrich, confined to her hospital bod at homo, ii lost in the stacks of mail that she has received during the past few months following an article in the National Inquirer. "You gotta have guts! " and bright-eyed, 8-year-old Stacey Goodrich has shown that she has more than her share. Stacey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Goodrich, and was born with two strikes against her— she has a deformed spinal column and was paralyzed from the waist down. A recent article in the National Inquirer brought Stacey national recognition and letters, cards and gifts poured in from all SO states, Canada, Germany and Belgium. Around 3,000 pieces of mail flooded the local post office and had to be delivered in sacks and much of it remains unopened. Included with the mail was about $75 in cash, dolls, stuffed animals, a radio and books, all of which has been put to good use. The article in the Inquirer was published under "Tales of True Courage", and had been submitted by a neighbor, Mrs. Edith Tieman. She wrote about Stacey's suffering through 19 operations, her-courage, and her fantastic outlook on life. The article concluded, "Won't you please write to Stacey?" and the mail started to pour in. Stacey underwent her most recent surgery on November 15 of last year, and will have to remain in a body cast from her knees to her neck until August. She will return to Mayo Clinic in Rochester next month for another cast change and a check on the isurgery that was performed to correct a curvature of the spine. Although she has been in bed since last October 3, she is uncomplaining and enjoys watching a small TV set in her room. She also enjoys going out in the living room "When dad carries me out". She looks forward to having her tutor, Mrs. Norm a Tapper, stop by for about an hour after school four days a week. It's been a struggle missing her classes, but she is able to keep up with the work of her 2nd grade classmates whom she is able to see only occasionally when they come to visit her. The Goodriches, who have been in Titonka for almost five •years, have received about $3,000 in cash that has been raised by area residents through a swimming marathon last summer, the Pork Producers supper, and donations from churches. In my talk with Stacey, she told me that she is looking forward to being able to get outside. Her dad, Larry, head basketball coach at Titonka, carries her outside, and she enjoys going for rides. She told me that some of the other things she likes are dogs and cats, reading when her teacher is there, going on picnics and receiving cards. She wanted to thank everyone, and said, "It's not too easy, because everyone has been too nice. Thank you for what you have done for me and the kindness you have shown me. I want you to know I really appreciate it." Her eyes lit up, and a big smile came across her tiny face as she pondered just the right words to express her appreciation, Then, she signed her thank-you, "Love, Stacey." Funeral services for Lyle Mann of Burt, 85, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Blake Funeral Home, Titonka. Rev. Robert Bickel of the Estherville Church of Christ officiated and grandsons were pallbearers. Burial was in the Buffalo Township Cemetary, Titonka. Born at Burt July 22, 1889, Lyle Mann was a son of Everett and Fannie Mariak Mann. He was married to Mar/ Hansen June 25, 1913 and spent his entire life in this area. Mrs. Mann died in 1922. Mr. Mann was a resident at Rosewood Manor in Estherville since September of last year and died Monday, April 21 at the Holy Family Hospital there. He is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. LcRoy (Letha) Lee, Lake Isabella, Cal.; Mrs. Mclvin (Lois) Anderson, Fort Dodge; and Fay Mann of Estherville. There are 11 grandchildren and IS great-grandchildren. Two brothers also S'U'vive, LcRoy Mann, a resident at the Titonka Care Center, and Dean Mann of Burt. Open House Shower To Honor Marlene Johnson Marlene Johnson of Ledyard will be honored at an open house miscellaneous bridal shower on Saturday, May 3, at the Fireside Cafe in Hurt. There will be a salad bar luncheon beginning at 2:00 p. m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Marlene will become the bride of John Boeckholt of Titonka on May 10. Valley Farmerettes The regular meeting of the Valley Farmerettes 4-11 club was held in the home of Alberta Sloper at 1:30 p.m. on April 12 with Debra Rippentrop as assistant hostess. The meeting was started by giving the Pledge of Allegiance lad by Marlene Stecker. Roll call was "Bring a garment or piece of cloth you think is a becoming color to wear" and was answered by the members. The 4-H Pledge was led by Diane Anderson. Talks were: Colors Grab You by Lorraine Heifner, How You Feel About Colors by Kristin Ricklefs, Color Magic by Emogene Fran/en, and Personality Type, Color, Texture and Line Form by Carolyn Penning. Leaders demonstrations: How to p/epare material for sewing, Material hard or easy to sew, and I low to measure for correct pattern sue. Music and recreation were led by Debra Rippentrop and Kristin Ricklefs. A delicious lunch was served by Alberta Sleper and Debbie Kippentrop. Mothers were guests. At our meeting we made our Mother's Day gifts. Oar next meeting is May 10 at 1:30 at the German Valley Schoolhouse and all mothers are asked to come. —Julie Asche, reporter. Year End Report at its annual meeting held Thursday, April 17. Helen Learmont, administrator, reported the Center at full occupancy with the admission of 30 new residents during the year. Patient income for the year was $274,037. 94, and operating expenses were $229,809.03, giving a net operation income of $44, 228. 91. Interest expense of $19,714. 52, and depreciation of $13,588.13, brought the net income for the operation of the facility to $11,487. 78. Salaries at the Center for the year were $144,485. 28, or63% of the total operating costs. Professional and non-professional Nursing Department salaries were $93,742.85, while salaries in the Dietary Department were $20, 901.88, and Administrative Department salaries were $17,923.29. Some of the other major expenditures were in t.'.c Dietary Dept. where food, supplies, etc. were $32,794. 97} utilities, $10,218. 26; and Nursing Dept. supplies, $8,912.10. Donations and memorials are continuing to be received by the Titonka Community Rest Home, Inc. and amounted to $2, 983 for the year. The Titonka Care Center is providing area residents with one of the finest facilities in the area, and is to be commended for the exceptional care it is giving. A complete financial report follows: A complete financial report will be found in this issue. Report "Good Turn Day* A Success In Titonka Goodwill Industries have announced that their annual "Good Turn Day" campaign that took place recently was a success. They wish to thank all the Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Den Mothers, Cub and Boy Scouts for all the manpower provided by their organization. Thanks is also preferred to the community itself for its active participation in this endeavor. Once again, the individual members of the community have proven that they were willing to provide the handicapped with the opportunity to become contributing members of their communities. Again, the people who participated displayed a generosity that can only be weighed by the number of jobs that this project provided. Senator Priebe Makes Trip To Washington,D,C. Senator Bed. Priebe flew to Washington last Thursday evening to attend meetings' and a Seminar for Legislative Leaders. The group met Friday morning for breakfast on Capitol Hill and briefings by Congressional leadership on energy policy, taxes and national health insurance. Friday afternoon the group received briefings on major domestic and foreign policy issues from State Department officials Saturday was devoted to" a seminar on the current crisis on medical malpractice insurance. Senator Priebe returned Sunday for the session of die Iowa Senate. TITONKA CARE CENTER Year End Report Annual Meeting-—April 15, 1975 Patient Income Private Pay Patients Title XIX Patients Administrative Department Salaries Miscellaneous Expenses Employee Taxes Paid Miscellaneous (telephone, insurance, etc.) Dietary Department Salaries Food, supplies, etc. Housekeeping Department Salaries Supplies Laundry Department Salaries Purchased Services Supplies Nursing Department Salaries (professional and non-professional) Supplies Plant Operations Salaries Purchased Services Utilities Repairs and maintenance Recreational Department Salaries Supplies Inhalation Department Oxygen and equipment expenses Total All Operating Expenses ' Net Operating Income Miscellaneous Other Income Miscellaneous Other Expenses Interest Depreciation $178,336.06 95,701.88 $ 17,923.29 $ 11,227.19 11,703.94 $ 20,901.88 32,794. 97 $ 5,706.87 2,671.42 $ 2,978.43 1,655.81 1,582.42 $ 93,742.85 8,912.10 $ 294.03 160.35 10,218.26 3,671.86 $ 2,937.93 394.54 $ 331.78 $229,809.03 $ 44,228.03 $ 1,927.94 $ 19,714.52 13,588.13 Net Income; $11.487.78 plus depreciation, and interest making a total of $44,790,43. Total All Employee Salaries Paid; $144,485.28 or 63% of the total operating costs.
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