Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 22, 1975 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, May 22, 1975
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«r ni.sl.ory iinrt Arclilvei THE TITONKA TOPIC TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1975 NUMBER 21 STORES CLOSED MEMORY DAY All stores in Titonka will be clorod all day on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The Titonka Post Office will also be closed, and there will be no receipt or dispatch of mail. The lock box lobby will be open for picking up mail from earlier deliveries. Kanawha Runs Away With Titonka Indian Relay Title Doris Sathoff Honored At Open House Coffee A large group of friends gathered Saturday aftenoon at the Kountry Kitchen for a coffee to honor Mrs. Doris Sathoff, who will be retiring and moving to Iowa Falls at the end of the school year. Mrs. Sathoff was presented a placque and letter of commendation by the Board of Education. This was in recognition of twenty-two years of teaching in the Titonka school. Hostesses for the event were Mrs. Mary Lee Baade, Mrs. Fern Boekelman, Mis. Karen Boyken, Mrs. Betty Brandt, Mrs. Faye Callies, Mrs. Mabel Dunmire, Mrs. Peggy Mill, Mis. Rae Krantz, Myrtle Sachau, Dona Shroyer, and Lois Steffa. Sister Of Titonka Lady Dies Suddenly Wednesday Funeral servicss for Delia F. Ad an is, 57, \vere held Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a. in. at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo Center with Rev. Lee Bolcyii officiating. Winter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, and interment was in Graccland Cemctary. Delia was bom March 19, 1918 to Heiko and Henrietta (Johns) Adams. She passed away on Wednesday, May 14 following a heart attack. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. C-orge (Martha) Ricks of Titonka and Mrs. Roc If (Bertha) Miller of Fonlon; and one brother, Mai ion of Buffalo Center. Susan Rike Chosen To Attend Gins State Y.F.W. AUXILIARY The Auxiliary to Wm. LI. Kennedy V.F.W. Post 4071 met on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p. m. in the Titonka Library. Mary Lsu's name was drawn for door prize. The meeting was called to order by President Beverly Gerdis. Reports were read by Marilyn, Hazel, Thressa, and LaVaughn. It was voted to send * $1. 00 to Disabled Veterans, $1.00 to President's gift, and $2. 00 to Camp Sunnyside. Erna Sleper was named as delegate and Beverly Gerdis alternate to the Department Convention. A motion was made to pay the District dues. Installation of officers was held with out-going president Beverly Gerdis as Installing Officer. The treasurer's report was read and accepted. The meeting was closed with the chaplain giving prayer. Lunch was served by Adah Rippentrop and Esther Huisinga. Susan Rikc has been chosen by die Titonka American Legion Auxiliary to attend Iowa Girls State, June 8-14 at the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls. Methodist Church Changes To Summer Schedule The Titonka and Doan United Methodist Churches will change to their summer schedule this Sunday, May 25, according to an announcement made by the pastor, Rev, Roy Hidr/ianr. At.Titonka, Sunday School will start at 9:00 a. m., with the Morning Worship at 9:45. At Doan, both the Morning Worship and Sunday School will start at 8:30 a. m. Skow-Gisch Wedding Vows Are Exchanged April 18 In Algona On Friday, April 18, wedding vows were spoken between Bessie Skew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skow and Garry Gisch, son of Mrs. Irene Gisch and die late Francis Gisch, in the First Presbyterian Church in Algona. Debbie Willey was maid of honor and Tamara Schilling was the bridesmaid. Attending as flower girl was the groom's niece, Janine. Mrs. Donald Petrine served her sister as her personal attendant. Robert Erickson served die groom as best man and the groomsman was Bruce Schilling^ The Rev. Walter Morz performed the double ring ceremony assisted by the Rev. Herbert Hanson of Titonka where the bridal couple will be making their church home. Organ music was provided by Mrs. Fred Giegel, who also accompanied Joseph Skow, father of the bride, who sang "The Lord's Prayer" at the beginning of the ceremony. Miss Colleen Devine also sang "The Wedding Song" as the couple knelt at the altar. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church •parlors with Mr. and Mrs. John L. Scuffham, sister and brother- in-law of tb.6 bride, as host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Capesius, sister and brother-in- law of die groom, served punch to the guests. Mrs. George Seaburg and Miss Daisy McElniurray, aunts of the bride, poured coffee. Mrs. Mark Brodersea and Mrs. Rueben Skow, sister and sister- in-law of the bride, cut and served the wedding cake. Mrs. Dwight Seaberg and Mrs. Robert Van Hove, cousins of the bride, opened and displayed die wedding gifts. Following a short honeymoon, the bridal couple is at home in rural Wesley. Mrs. Gisch is employed at the Titonka Care Center as an LPN and her husband is employed at Chuck Behr's. Trailer Farm as a mechanic. The Kanawha High School track team dominated the Indian Relays held here Friday. The Kanawha team, who did not enter the annual meet until it had been postponed three times, was able to show up for die final date and managed to win all five relay events as diey tallied 61 points. Swea City used a strong showing in the field events to wrap up 2nd place with 39 points, and Titonka place 3rd with 32 points. Other schools taking part were Ventura, Armstrong, Ringsted, Corwith-Wesley, Burt, Bancroft, Klemme, Meservey-Thornton, Thompson, Lakota, Sentral and Woden- Crystal Lake. Brent Rippentrop was the only Tyke trackster to break the tape as he won the 120 high hurdles in :16. 2 and the 180 low hurdles in :20. 7. Gary Goetz picked up a pair of 2nd place finishes in the 220 yd. dash in :24.2 and die 440 yd. dash in :57. 1. Third place finishes went to the Titonka 2-mile relay team, Roy Budlong, Neal Struthers, Eugene Zwiefel and Kevin Wilbcck, in 9:03, 7, and to Goetz, Budlong, Zwiefel and Rippentrop in the mile relay hi 3:46.1. Goetz finished 4th in the long jump on a leap of 17' 3 1/2 ", and Zwiefel was 4th in die 180 low hurdles in : 2?.. 0. The boys traveled to Estherville Tuesday to take part in die Estherville Relays, and we will have the results of that meet next week. Six Are Inducted Into National Honor Society The annual National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Tuesday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. in the Titonka High School auditorium. The ceremony was attended by parents of present society members, die student body and faculty members. Inductees included: Rebecca Buiikofske, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bunkofske; Brent Rippentrop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rip- peiKrop; Alberta Slcpar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sleper; Terry Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. EuClaire Meyer; Paul Janssen, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jolin Jans.ien; and Don Michaalssn. son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Michaelsen. Present members are: Cindi Baade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Baade; Dean Mechler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mecliler; Wayne Bruns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bruns; Deborah Janssen, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John Janssen; Connie Heyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Heyer; Janine Boyken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Boyken; Jean Engelbarts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Engelbarts; Laura Boeckelman, laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bocckelman; Rachel Eden, daughter of Mr* and Mrs. Lester Eden; and Bomia Tapper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tapper. Potential members are judged Li three major areas by both present National Honor Society members and faculty; leadership, service and character. Members must come to the Society widi a minimum of a "B" average and must maintain diat average during membership. Mr. Steve Schroeder, art teacher, spoke on the meaning of the requirements of a National Honor Society member. Rev. Herbert Hanson gave the invocation. A short reception for the National Honor Society members, their parents, and faculty members was held in die multipurpose room following tha induction ceremony. Brownie News Brownie Troop 421 held their last meeting of die season on May 19, with a picnic at die shelterhouse. Each of the 16 girls received a membership pin. Day Camp will be held at Call State Park, Algona, during the week of June 23. Deadline for registration 5s June 1. Please have your registration to your leader before the final day of school. —Brenda Carlson, reporter. 47 Local Girl Scouts Explore Adventureland Forty-seven local Girl Scouts and six chaperones were among the 296 Oak District Girl Scouts and chaperones who spent Saturday, May 17 in Adventureland Park in Des Moines. Six school buses were used to transport the group. Sack lunches were eaten before going on the Adventure- land grounds for an afternoon of fun and rides. Supper was eaten at MacDonald's in Ankeny. Everyone reported having an exciting, fun time. Swimming Pool Season Tickets On Sale Today Advance sale .-,f season tickets at the Titoru'.a Community Swimming Pool \\ill start today, Thursday, May 22, and continue through Saturday } May 31 at die Titonka Savings Bank, Rollie's Food Center and Karl's Market. The tickets will also be available opening day only at the pool, which is scheduled to open Saturday, May 31. Prices for tickets will remain the same as last year with a substantial saving beino, realized by diose taking advantage of the advance sale. Rhonda Heyer has been named by the Titonka City Council to manage the pool this year. Sue Buffington Places Second In State Meet Hurdles Events Gayle Mayer Receives Drake Pharmacy Award DES MOINES: Ten Drake University jraduating seniors in chc College of Pharmacy were honored at a recent ceremony on the Drake campus. Among the four students honored with the Merck and Company r> ri?e w is Mrs. Gayle (Ricklefs) Mayer of Titonka. John Boeckholt Married In Ceremony At Ledyard LEDYARD: Miss Marlene Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Johnson of Ledyarcl, and John Boecl-diolt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Boeckholt of Titonka, were united in marriage on Saturday, Ma/ 10 at the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard. Rev. Victor Vriesen officiated at the 7:30 p.m. double ring, candlelight ceremony. David Blumer, cousin of the groom, was the organist. The bride sang "The Love of Cod" Steve Janssen Named Resident Advisor College PELLA: Steve Janssen of Titonka, has been named a residence advisor for 1975-76 by Central College. As a residence advisor he will work as a live-in advisor for a corridor of incoming freshmen, explaining rules and regulations, doing some counseling and helping with the adjustment to college life. Janssen is a junior physics major at Central. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. John Janssen. Linda Beal To Be Honored At Shower An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Linda Beal, bride-to-be of Andrew Mitchell of Fort Dodge, will be held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka, on'Friday evening, May 30 , widi a program beginning at 8:00 p.m. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. with her own guitar accompaniment, and friends of the bridal couple, Janet Becker and Jo Raska, sang "The Love Chapter". The parents of tl.a honored couple witnessed the vows. Ushers were Tom Kardoes, friend of the groom, and Marv Johnson, brother of the bride. A reception of 250 guests was held in the church parlors following the ceremony. Becky McCoy of Ledyard was in charge of the guest book. Mr. and Mrs. _f';rry Jolmson, brother of the bride, served as dining room hosts. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gigler, sister of the groom, dipped punch. Mrs. Robert Mars ha 1J and Mi's. Marvin Johnson served the wedding cake. Pouring coffee were Mrs. A. R. Kern and ilancy Tietz, friends of the couple. The groom is currently employed at Winnebago Industries, Forest City, and the bride is now working at the County Extension Office in Algor.a. The couple are at home in Burt. Seneca Saddle Club Holds Horse Show The Seneca Saddle Club held dieir 18th Annual Quarter Horse Show Sunday, May 11. Despite die rainy weather, many horses from all over die country were entered in this show and also in Humboldt's show, which was held on Saturday, May 10. It is a big job to put on a show like this and all help and donations are greatly appreciated by die Saddle Club. Those who donated from diis area were die Titonka Savings Bank, the Titonka Telephone Company, Beed Hardware and Appliance, Heyer Livestock and Anderson Implement. Rev. Roy Hjelmaas Will Deliver Annual Memorial Day Address Ed Uken, commander of die V.F.W. Post in Titonka, has once again arranged the annual Memorial Day program to be held in the school gymnasium at the Titonka School starting at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 26. Residents are urged to gather to remember diose who made the supreme sacrifice for their country, so that people of this nation could live in freedom. It is hoped there will be a good crowd on hand to show that "they care." The Rev. Roy Hjelmaas will deliver the Memorial Day address, and Connie Heyer, a recent Titonka High School graduate, will also speak. The American Legion Auxiliary, the V. F. W. - American Legion Colcr Guard, Boy Scouts and representatives of other organizations will attend. The,complete program will take place at die school. Show that you remember and care by attending the Memorial Day program at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 26. SUE BUFFINGTON ICC Urges Farmers To Delay Mowing DES MOINES: Bob Barratt, Superintendent of Wildlife for die Iowa Conservation Commission today urged farmers to defer mowing wherever possible until July for die benefit of wildlife, especially nesting birds. According to Barratt, May and June are crucial months for gamebirds nesting in fields and roadside ditches. "By mid-July, most young birds are off the nest and able to avoid the mower," Barratt explained. Early mowing destroys many young pheasants, rabbits and other wildlife. Because of more intensive farming practices in Iowa this year nesting cover for gamebirds is all the more critical. The Iowa Conservation Commission is asking farmers to cooperate ;is much as possible. Local Dealer Wins Gates Mystery Car Award On Friday, May 9, Darrel Wubben who operates Farmer's Co-op Oil Co. received a special "Mystery Car" Award from a representative of the Gates Rubber Company, Denver, Col. The award, a plaque bearing three Eisenhower silver dollars and two Kennedy half-dollars, was presented to Wubben for exceptional customer service when he caught die Gates "Mystery Car," The Gates Rubber Company sponsors this award program, now in its 43rd year, to reward service station personnel who properly check for certain worn or defective parts. A fleet of Gates "Mystery Cars" travel across the country stopping at service stations. Each car is equipped with a worn fan belt, faulty radiator hose, and defective windshield wiper blades. Award plaques are presented to those station personnel who recognize one of die defective parts and offer to replace it widi th3 correct Gates part. Titonka Jaycees Sell Tickets For Raffle In an effort to raise money for their treasury and undertake community improvements, members of die newly formed Titonka Jaycee Club are selling raffle tickets for a drawing to be held Saturday, June 7. Holders of the $1.00 tickets will have a chance to win one of five prizes being donated by local businesses. Beed Hardware has given a pocket electronic calculator, Heyer Livestock gave a pork loin, Anderson Implement has donated a socket wrench set, and the Titonka Savings Bank and Boyken Insurance Agency have each given a $25.00 bond. You need not be present to win one of these prizes, but you do have to have a ticket! See one of the members of this newly formed organization and help them get off to a fast start. Petite Sue Buffington. 5'6", 115 pounds, could be given credit for two state records set at the State Girls Track Meet held Saturday on the Drake track in Des Moines. It was the wonderful efforts on die part of this diminutive Titonka High School senior that pushed Woodbine's Deb EsS'Jr to her best efforts ever as she set state standards in both the 220 low hurdljs and 100 meter hurdles. Sue's best previous time had been :29. 9 in the 220 low hurdles, and she cut that to 29 seconds flat as she finished with a strong 2nd place. In die 100 meter event, her best previous time, :14. 6, had been listed as 2nd fastest in die state this season, and she cut diat time to :14.1 as she was edged by Esser who broke the tape in :13. S . Sue, who graduated the day before the big meet, plans to enter the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls next fall, where she will major in physical education. At the present time she does not know if she will take pait in a track program while enrolled there. However, her track plans are not over with, as she is planning to enter 1 an A.A.U. Track Meet in White Plains, N. Y. next month. While in high school she was active in basketball, Pep Club, Home EC. Club, and of course track. She also serves as vice president of the Doan United Methodist Youth Fellowship. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Buffington of Burt. '" OVER 50 ATTEND MAY BREAKFAST Over 50 ladies attended the May breakfast of the Titonka United Methodist Church women in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, May 14. Graceful spring flowers adorned the tables. The program and business meeting which followed were held upstairs in the sanctuary. Mar/ Hjelmaus introduced the guest speaker, Bejc Cluin 01 Rockwell, editor of United Methodist women 1/4 notes. Her theme, "Blessed Arc the Maladjusted", was most entertaining. A number of camp kits have been completed and filled and are ready to be sent to Goodwill and used by summer campers. It was decided to order 20 new formica top tables and two racks for storing them. Arts and Crafts group is making bandana dolls for the fall bazaar. Quilting group meets Monday and Friday afternoons and is now working on their third coverlet, a king- sized pieced basket design. All are welcome to participate in any of these activities. SCHOOL"! LUNCH MENU! --^—^ ' ^_^^ M *^A H >fcM«l MONDAY: No School. TUESDAY: Beef burgers, French fries, relish tray, chocolate pudding, milk. WEDNESDAY: Goulash, cabbage salad, school made French bread, cheese slice, pear sauce, milk. THURSDAY: Picnic Dinner: Hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream bar, milk. FRIDAY: Last Day of School: Cook's Choice. Cindy Carlson Joins Navy Nurse Corps Ms. Cynthia Kay Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Carlson of Wesley, will graduate from St. Luke's Methodist School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids June 27. Fifty graduates will receive 'their nursing degrees at the commencement exercises which will be held in St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 7:30 p. m. Ms. Carlson is a 1972 graduate of Titonka Consolidated High School and she will join the United States Naval Nurse Corps, expecting to be stationed at San Diego, Calif.

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