of lliiilory tint! Archivti THE TlTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVH TlTONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY. MAY 15 NUMBER 20 48 Studends To Graduate Tonight Three Boys To Represent Titonka At Boys State Three juniors at Titonka High School will represent Titonka and Breen Post 465 of the American Legion at Boys State to be held May 31 to June 6 at Camp Dodge, Des Moines. Spending the week participating in government, visiting the Statehouse, participating in sports and attending meetings will be Gary Goetz, Phil Ubben and Eugene Zwiefel. The boys were selected for the honor by a four-man committee of the local American Legion Post. They are being sponsored by the Farmers Co-op Elevator of Titonka, Titonka Savings Bank and Titonka Telephone Company. GARY GOETZ PHIL UBBEN Women Bowlers Hold Meeting And Banquet The spring meeting and banquet of the Tyke Leaguers was held Wednesday, May 7 at Van's Cafe in Algona. The following awards were presented: High Individual Series, Charlotte Anderson, 590; High Individual Game, LaVaughn Wibben, 245; High Team Series, Titonka Savings Bank, 2712; High Team Game, North Central Public Service, 972; and Most Improved Bowler, Caralee Folhnan, 14 pins. Recognition was extended to those who had received special patches from W.I .B.C. during the bowling season: Bonnie Rike, triplicate; Katie Ellefson, 4-6-7-10 split; and Kas Larson, Dutch 200. The following officers were elected for the 1975-76 season: Lana Trunkhill, president; Marge Goetz, vice president; Dona Shroyer, secretary-treasurer; and Charlotte Anderson, sargent- at- arms. EUGENE ZWIEFEL Local Gib Graduate At tCC On May 24 Berkley Bedell, 6th District Congressman, will present the commencement address at Iowa Central Community College graduation exercises on Saturday, May 24, according to Dr. Edwin Barbour. The ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a. m. in the gymnasium at the Fort Dodge Senior High School. Certificates, degrees or diplomas will be awarded to 634 graduates of the centers at Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge and Webster City. Commencement exercises will be open to the public without special invitation. The graduates, wearing caps and gowns, will be led in the processional by department heads serving as marshalls. Following the address by Congressman Bedell, Dr. Edwin Barbour will present the candidates to the Board of Education for conferring of certificates, degrees and diplomas. Included among the graduates are Carmen Schiltz, Associate in Arts; and Debra K. Helmers, Clerical Receptionist. /-v^-v^V^^^v^v-v^ir-v-N^x^^J ;i SCHOOL it] U LUNCH MENU II? Obituary Of Woodrow Lewis Peterson Funeral services for Woodrow Lewis Peterson, 61, were held Saturday afternoon, May 3 at the Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home in Ackley. Mr. Peterson passed away Thursday morning at his home. Rev. H. L. Sherman officiated and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery at Ackley. The Elliott-Keninger Legion Post Tb. 252 conducted military rites at the grave. Mr. Peterson had been failing in health since February and had undergone surgery at Veterans Hospital in Iowa City on March 14. He returned home on March 30. The son of Eric and Lyda Peterson, he was born in Ellsworth, Minn, on December 10, 1913. His early years were spent in Titonka where he graduated from high school in 1932. He operated the DX station here for some time, and served in the armed forces for three and a half years, from June, 1942 to December, 1945, in the Philippines and New Guinea, attaining the rank of First Sargeant in the Aviation Engineers. When he moved to Ackley in 1946, he worked at the DX station and later was a draftsman at the Ryken Engineering Co. He was a member of the local American Legion Post and the United Methodist Church. On December 14, 1941, Woodrow was united in marriage to Myrtle Ama of Titonka at Bethany, Mo. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. George (Lorraine) Boekelman of Titonka, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Board Of Education Holds Regular Meeting The Titonka Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p. m. on May 12. Reports from the superintendent were heard. Mr. Wilbeck reported that the kindergarten enrollment for 1975-76 would be 18 students. He also reported that word had been received on NDEA Title III which had been applied for earlier for the'pur- chase of equipment had been set and would result in a 12% reimbursement on approved equipment purchased. Contracts were approved for Robert Darkow to teach drivers education, Bill Cast to teach girls softball and boys baseball this summer. Mr. Steven Bicknase was hired as social studies and PE teacher for the 1975-76 school year. Northern Cedar Service Co. was awarded the bid to repair the roof of the gymnasium, the entry way coming into the gym and to do preventative maintenance on the east wing of the school. The total cost of this repair is $6,096. TJis board accepted the bid from Anderson Implement Co. of Titonka to furnish a 72" Woods mowjr at price of $734. The board chose to provide no funding for a propossd summer recreation program which would have included the instruction of tennis, gymnastics, and possibly basketball and softball. At this time there are no plans for the program to take place. If someone should decide to manage the program, students would be charged a fee to participate. The next regular board meeting is set for June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Activities At The Titonka Care Center the movie "Songs of the Wildwood". It was a presentation of Iowa and its many historic spots. In the afternoon we played bingo with Annie I., Hulda, Bertha N., Cora, Gerhard and Maggie being the winners. On Tuesday, Emma Martinek, Gerhard Ficken, Harold Smith and Bertha Smith were the players for the 500 Card Club. In the afternoon the men had crafts and they all worked on lacing their leather coin purses. Wednesday morning, Mrs. Janssen played the piano while we picked bright cheery songs to sing the rain and clouds away. In the afternoon the Lois Circle from Immanuel Lutheran Church presented a program of songs and poems for our enjoyment. We want to give them a special thanks for all their good cookies and angel food cakes. A special program was presented by the Corwith-Wesley Middle School on Thursday. The young people sang five songs, presented a skit and gave each of us a May basket. Several of us went for a walk outside on Friday to get some fresh air and sunshine. Our bingo winners were Myra. Ostrum, Emma Smith, Emma Martinek, Bertha Smith, Bertha Nimz, Marie Dreyer, Sylvia Davenport and Roy Mann. On Sunday evening Rev. Janssen from the Ramsey Reformed Church had our worship service. We would like to thank the Federated Women's Club for bringing a May Day box full of delicious cookies and bars. Everyone enjoyed this special treat during our afternoon juice break. Also, a big thanks to everyone who has brought bars, cookies and cupcakes for our enjoyment at juice time. Titonka Hurdlers Qualify For State Track Meets Care Center Residents Request Feeding Bunks For a couple of projects the Titonka Care Center residents are working on they need sturdy metal hangers if anyone has extras. Also, they would like to plant some flowers and vegetables to have- -i garden to care for, but not in any of them are flexible enough to bend to the ground for long periods of time. If any of the area farmers have old wooden cattle feeding bunks that stand 3 or 4 feet high they could fill them with dirt and have our garden at waist level so they could easily tend to the caring and weeding a garden requires. If anyone thinks they have the right thing and want to let the residents use them for this summer, please call the Care Center, Leslie Schroeder, for further information. Titonka FFA Members Attend State Convention On April 24, 25 and 26, members from the Titonka Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) attended the State FI ; A Leadership Conference at Sioux City. Guest speakers there included Iowa Governor Robert Ray and Missouri Congressman Jerry Lytton. The Titonka chapter was represented by delegates Jay Mayland and Paul Heyer. Other members attending were Rod Norland, Steve Bartlett, Dan Nelson, Jeff Heyer, Dave Amesbury, Bruce Culbertson, Russ Brims, Alan Grandgenett, Eldean Boyken, Wendell Christensen and Steven Hurst, local chapter Advisor. Titonka will be represented in the Girls and Boys State Track Meets to be held in Des Moines by a pair of hurdlers. Sue Buffington (in the top picture) qualified in three events, and will spend two days in Des Moines. She has run the 3rd fastest time in the state this spring with a clocking of :29.9 in the 220 low hurdles, and will run in a qualifying section at 6:40 p.m., Friday, May 16. Her time in the 100 meter low hurdles is the 2nd fastest time in the state, :14.6, and she will attempt to qualify for the finals at 8:30 a. m., Saturday. She will also take part in the high jump competition at 1:00 p. m. Saturday, after qualifying for the event with a leap of 5' in the district competition. Brent Rippentrop qualified for the Boys Meet, May 23 and 24, when he placed 2nd in the District Meet in :21.6. His best time of the season, :20. 6, is the fastest time recorded in the state this year in his class. Good luck to both of the tracksters as they represent their school and community in Des Moines! Services Held Tuesday For Novella Budlong,53 Funeral services for Mrs. Robert (Novella) Budlong were held at 1:30 p. m, , Tuesday, May 13 at the United Methodist Church in Titonka. The Rev. Roy Hjelmaas officiated, and music was provided by Mrs. Jack Tie man, organist and Mrs. Lamout Junkermeier, soloist. Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born at Klemme on December 19, 1921, she was a daughter of Henry and Ida (Lenz) Beir. She graduated from Klemme High School in 1937, and attended Mankato State College. Coming to Titonka in 1941, she taught school here for 26 years, retiring in September, 1974. Novie was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and an active member of the Titonka United Meth idist Church. She taught Sunday School and at the time of her death was the chairman of the Commission on Evangelism. On May 3, 1946, she was married to Robert Budlong at Titonka. They had two children, Mrs. Wayne (Linda) Wiley of Bloomington, 111. and Mrs. Thomas (Cynthia) Van Heel of Mason City, who both survive. Other survivors include two brothers, Elmer of Klemme and Fred of Kanawha; five sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Esther) Haefner of Klemme, Ethel Cook of Kanawha, Mrs. Dennis (Helen) Leiran of Beltrami, Minn., Mrs. Walt (Rutliie) Kalm of Forest City, and Mildred Beier of CrooNston, Minn. ; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in deatli by her parents, one sister and one brother. MONDAY: Beef burgers, French fries, relish tray, chocolate dessert, milk. TUESDAY: Ham loaf, mashed potatoes and butter, carrot and celery sticks, bread and butter, orange, milk. WEDNESDAY: Beef noodle casserole, cabbage salad, school made bun with butter, apple sauce, milk. THURSDAY: Creamed hamburger over mashed potatoes, green beans, cheese sandwich, peach half. milk. Indians Qualify One For State Track Meet The Titonka Indians managed to qualify only one boy for the State Track Meet when they participated in the District Meet at Ventura last Saturday. The local team managed to gain a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, place finish as they tallied 11 points. Brent Rippentrop, with a time of :21. 6 qualified for the State Meet as he finished in 2nd place. The mile relay team, Gary Goetz, Roy Budlong, Eugene Zwiefel and Brent Rippentrop finished 3rd, but their time Senior Citizens May Be Entity To Tax Refund Anyone over 65 years of age with an annual income of less than $6,000 may request information from Larry Hudson, Kossuth County Assessor, on a rebate on 1974 real estate taxes payable this fall. Also, for your convenience., there will be someone in the Titonka Savings Bank during regular banking hours on Wednesday, May 21 to assist you. If you are unable to get to the bank next Wednesday, someone ~ , will be in the Assessors Office in 1^3011 diCS the Courthouse in Algona every Thursday. CNGAGAGED Rev. and Mrs. Roy Hjelmaas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandra Jeanne, to Edwardo R. Fraction of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Fraction is the son of Mrs. Lipky Fraction and the late Mr. Edward Fraction. Miss Hjelmaas is a graduate of Morningside College, Sioux City and is employed by Canteen Corporation, Chicago. Mr. Fraction is a technical engineer for Video Processors, Inc., Chicago. The wedding date has been set for July 19. Jean Mayland Earns ISU Letter For Track Jean Mayland, a sophomore at Iowa State University, has earned her second letter in track for participating as a me ,nber of the Iowa State Women's Track and Field Team this spring. She lias been competing in a number of events in meets held in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas, as well as in Iowa. Her speciality events are the 880 y<\ run and the 440 yd. hurdles. Jean set a personal best time of 2:22.7 in the 880 and :68,0 in the hurdles, this past weekend in Wichita, Kan. ; at ':he Region 6 A1AW (Association of Intercolliegatc Athletics for Women) Championships , The ISU team won the Region 6 Meet by totaling 154 points to the second place team's 44. Jean's time in the 880 qualified her for the AIAW National Championships to be held in Coravallis, Ore., May 15-17. The Iowa State team finished 5th in that national meet last year and are expected to do well again this year. Jean is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mayland, rural Titonka. will not qualify them for the trip to Des Moines. The same ,cn nail mu*. teara also P icked U P a 4th P lac * FRIDAY: Macaroni and cheese, finish in the 880 yd. relay, and lettuce salad, peanut butter Gary Goetz was 5th in the 220 crisp, milk. yd. dash with a time of :24.0. To Honor Doris Sathoff At An Open House Friends of Mrs. Doris Sathoff are hosting an open house at the Kountry Kitchen on Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 5 p. m. Mrs. Sathoff is retiring from teaching at the end of the school year and will be moving to Iowa Falls in the near future. FOREST CITY: Dan Hanson of Titonka graduated with honors from Waldorf College on Wednesday, May 14. He had maintained a B or better average. Waldorf is a two-year college of the American Lutheran Church and is fully accredited with three degrees offered. Transfer and career programs are available as well as a liberal arts program. Approximately 70 per cent of the students continue their education at a four-year institution. Titonka Senior Citizens The Titonka Senior Citizens will be having a card party on May 19 at 7:30 with Dorothy Van Hove and Julia Stecker as hostesses. Come and enjoy an evening of fun and games. Buffalo Boosters 4-H Our Algona 4-H display received 2nd prize in the girls judging contest. Susan Rike and Rachel EL!en represented our club at Bjustrom's Furniture. The club met March 8. Committees for Algona Day were chosen and they were Gayle Moore, Susan Rike, Rachel Eden and Mavis Rike. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Laura Brandt. A demonstration was given by Rachel Eden on "Pressing Equipment and How to Use It." We held our April meeting on the 12th .it 1:30 p. m. in the Methodist Church basement. Arlene Redenius was hostess. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Julie Eden. The 4-H Pledge was given by Lynette Reynolds. Roll call was "Show a piece of equipment you use in sewing and how you use it. " Demonstrations were: "Laying and cutting a pattern" by Sue Rike; "Sewing darts" by Lori Hamilton; "Different kinds of Scams 1 ' by Laura Brandt; "Setting a Sleeve" by Rachel Men; and "Facings and Interfacings" by Gayle Moore. We also finished our tote bags. The guest mother was Mrs. Redenius. On May 3 we had a meeting with most of the mothers there for the Mother's Day Tea. The girls gave their mothers a flower. All the girls did something for the program- some played the piano, some read poems, and one tap danced. After the program some of the girls gave demonstrations. After that the lunch was served. Parents, relatives and friends of the Class of 1975 at Titonka High School will gather tonight, Thursday, May 15, for Commencement Exercises in the school auditorium. The processional for the 48 class members will be played by Jean Engelbarts and Emogene Franzen, and Rev. Ted Agar will give the invocation. A welcome will be given by Janine Boyken. "Hands of Time" from Brian's Song, will be sung by the Senior Class, and Rebecca Bunkofske, president of the Senior Class, will introduce the speaker, Mr. Larry Goodrich, whose address is entitled "The Open Door". Scholastic awards will be presented by Principal Raymond Gaul, and Supt. Rod Wilbeck will present the class. Mr. Donald Baade, president of the Board of Education, will present diplomas. The program will conclude with a "Farewell" delivered by Deborah Janssen, and the recessional. Members of the Class of 1975 are: Brenda Akkerman, Cynthia Baade, LeAnn Baade, Ryan Baade, Charla Seed, An- gilynn Boeckholt, Barbara Bowers, Janine Boyken, Gary Brandt, Gregory Brandt, Wayne Bruns, Roy Budlong, Jean Buffington, Susan Buffington, Rebecca Bunkofske, Arlyce Christensen, Judy Countryman, Nancy Culbertson, Donna Eden, David Everding, Kay Giesking, Thomas Grandgenett, Arlyn Gray, David Hamilton, Cheri Hansen, Cheryl Hanson, Douglas Harms, Donna Haverly, Connie Heyer, Paul Meyer, Conna Hoover, Linda Hopkes, Deborah Janssen, Jeannette Maclsen, Dean Mechler, Rodney Norland, Thomas Norland, Carol Peterson, Alvina Redenius, Keith Ricklefs, Linda Ricklefs, Paul Rode, Vicky Schuller, Gail Stodclard, Jean Sweers, Bonna Tapper, Leanne Thacker and Gary Uken. Titonka Jaycees To Sponsor Area Clean Up On Saturday, May 17, the Titonka Jaycees will sponsor a Clean-Up Program to include about a one mile radius of the City. Anyone interested in ' elp- in with the project are asked to mrtet at t.'ie Hamilton Auto Body 1 Shop at 1:00 p. m. Final Concert Monday Afternoon At School The Dieckman Street Singers and the High School Stage Band will be presenting an afternoon concert the last day of school, May 30. This will be the final performance for the 1974-75 school year. The concert will be held at 2:51 p. m. in the Titonka High School auditorium. Students Take Part In State Music Contest Approximately 60 high school students traveled to Rolfe on May 3 for State Large Group Music Contest. Girls Glee received a I rating, Mixed Chorus a II and High School Band received a II. CLAUDE BHSBOROVGH HAS ONE-MAN ART SHOW AT BANK Open House Shower To Honor Ykky Schuller An open house shower honoring Vicky Schuller will be held May 23 at 8:00 p. m. at the' Good Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Vicky will become the bride of Frank Strayer of Burt on June 14. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Claude Bilsborough, a local artist who has been receiving quite a bit of recognition, has a display of about 20 of his works at the Titonka S avings Bank and they will remain there for viev/-« ing by the public through May 23. The works vary in style from abstract to realistic, and are mostly oil on canvas. Claude, who studied art at Arizona State University, has selected the pieces for his one- man show from works he has completed during the past five years. He is a 1961 graduate of Titonka High School. The paintings were recently returned from Belmond where he held a one-man show in the Public Library. Pictured on the left is an abstract, "Bishop to Rook Five" and the center oil is titled "Primal Scream".
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