Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 29, 1975 · Page 1
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. 0 E History and Archive! THE TITONKA TOPIC TITONKA, ROSSUTH COUNTV, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, MAY 29,1975 Class Officers £lected — — • • .. K .- ^^-m^ iflumc-Bi^HMHVM CLASS OFFICERS pictured are (front row) Sh«ryl Helmers, Debbie Folkerts, Pau!a Struthers, Greg Moore, Kelly Harms, (socond row) Evelyn Moore, Kris Schmidt, Lola Beenken, Wendell Christensen, Steve Smidt, Donna Heyer, (back row) Mary Post, Keith Huesman, Paul Janssen, Shelly Helmers. SENIORS Pres. Mary Post V. Pres. Keith Huesman Sec-tres. Eugene Zwiefel JUNIORS Pres. Paul Janssen V. Pres. Shelly Helmers Sec-tres. Diane Spear SOPHOMORES Pres. Wendell Christensen V. Pres. Steven Smidt Sec-tres. Donna Heyer FRESHMEN Pres. Evelyn Moore V. Pres. Kris Schmidt Sec-tres. Lola Beenken 8TH GRADE Pres. Debbie Folkerte V. Pres. Sheryl Helmers Sec-tres. Paula Struthers 7TH GRADE Pres. Greg Moore V. Pres. Kelly Harms Sec-tres. Susan Ubben STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS are Mary Chriitensen, pres.; Doug Fox, treas.; Phil Ubben, sec. and Jean Engelbarts, vice pres. Other Council members are seniors Laura Boekelman and Lori Schuster; juniors Jean Baade, Renee Womble and Alan Grandgenett; sophomores Jean Follman, Sue Schmidt anl Rick Johnson; freshmen Kris Wilbeck, Scott Smidt, Janice Ubben; 8th graders Mark Gaul, Greg Hoover, Jeff Zwiefel; 7th graders Kimberly Schutjer, Tom Schuller, Joan Hoover. Titonka Lions Plan Bicycle Safety Check A bicycle inspection and safety check for all area residents will be held starting at 10:00 a. m. ' t Saturday, May 31 at die tennis court area at the rear of the Titonka school. This program is being sponsored by the Titonka Lions Club and will be conducted widi the help of die Kossudi County Sheriff's office. All cyclists, young and adult,, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Graduates NORTHFIELD, MINN.: Gail Hanson was among 510 St. Olaf College seniors to receive degrees at Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 25, at Manitou Field on the campus. She was among 56 graduates to receive bachelor of arts degrees from the Paracollege. Pauline Frederick Robbins, distinguished American journalist and humanitarian, delivered die. Commencement address on the subject: "The Highest Loyalty. " She will receive the honorary degree doctor of letters at the Commencement ceremony. Rev. And Mrs. Plant To Be Honored On 50th Anniversary Rev. Roy Hjelmaas Speaks At Annual Memorial Day Service Rev Roy Hfelmaas Boys Finish 4th In Estherville Relays The Titonka Indians stepped a little out of their class on Tuesday, May 20 when they took part in the Eitherville Relays and finished 4th in a field of seven teams as they wrapped up the season. Brent Rippentrop picked up the Indians' only 1st place finishes as he won both the 120 yd. low hurdles in ;16. 4 and the 180 yd. high hurdles in :21.4. Dean Mechler made his best jump of the year as he cleared 5'8" in die high jump for a tie for 2nd, and die mile relay team of Gary Goetz, Roy Budlong, Eugene Zwiefel and Brent Rippentrop placed 2nd with a time of 3:41. 7. 3rd place finishes went ot Gary Goetz in the long jump with a leap of 18'3", to Neal Struthers in the 880 yd. run in 2:13.2, and to the 2-mile relay team, Budlong, Struthers, Zwiefel and Kevin Wilbeck, in 9:07. 8. Titonka also picked up three 5th place finishes as Joel Hjelmaas finished the 2-mile run in 13: 47. 2, Gary Goetz ran die 440 yd. dash in :55. 1, and the medley relay team, Budlong, Zwiefel, Kim Krominga and Wilbeck. finished in 4:09. 3. V.C.S. Starts Monday At Titonka U.M. Church Vacation Church School will start Monday, June 2 at the Titonka United Methodist Church and run through June 6. The ' theme will be "Followers of Jesus". The school is for all who start kindergarten this fall through this year's junior high students. Everyone tiuough the 6th grade will meet at Titonka and the junior high will meet at Doan. Sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students are to bring a sack lunch. The UMW will furnish milk for the noon lunch, and cookies and Kool-Aid will be furnished for snacks. The Titonka and Doan congregations will have a joint worship on Sunday, June 8, followed by a fellowship hour and viewing of the crafts. A J.Nelands To Observe 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Neeland will observe their 40di wedding anniversary Sunday, June 8 with an Open House at die Titonka United Mediodist Church from 2:30 to 5:00 p. m. A short program will be presented at 3:00. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Rev. and Mrs. William Planz of Titonka will be honored at a special worship service at the Good Hope Ludieran Church on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 p. m. in observance of dieir golden wedding anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Pastor Planz's ordination. The sermon for the service will be delivered by their grandson, Pastor Alfred Rode, and Rev. Herbert Hanson, pastor ot Good Hope, will be liturgist. Their son, Pastor John Planz, will give the scripture reading, their son-in-law, Pastor Howard Rand, will give the welcoming address, and Timothy Rand, a grandson, will be organist. All friends and relatives are also invited to attend a reception in die church parlors following the service. Darlene Post To Be Honored At Shower An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Darlene Post will be held Saturday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church parlors, Titonka, All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Darlene will become the bride of Victor Gruber of Hope, N.D. on June 14. Rev. Ray Hjelmaas, pastor of the Titonka Doan and United Mediodist Churches, addressed a better than average crowd at die annual Memorial Day Program held at 10:00 a. m., Monday, May 26. He stressed the American heritage of freedom of speech and die gift of freedom given to us, holding in memory the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. The program opened with the presentation of the colors by George Uken, John Hamilton and Allan Boyken. Connie Heyer, the first speaker, read the poem "The Box". Rev. Hjelmaas, the main speaker, also led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance. The sounding of Taps was followed by the laying of a wreadi at die base of die American flag by Debbie Higgins, a member of the Junior American Legion Auxiliary, a:ul the retiring of the colors by the color gu ird. In addition to members af die American Legion Auxiliary and the V. F. W. Auxiliary, v Craig Heyer, Scoutmaster, had several members of his troop present in uniform. It was a very moving program and one diat'will be long remembered by those who took die time to "ramember". Indian Day Raffle Tickets On Sale The sale of raffle tickets by members of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce started this week. This is die primary means of financing the celebration, and the cooperation of everyone is needed. There will be two tickets on sale this year, one for adults and one for children. Tickets are $1.00 apiece. In the adult drawing, ticket holders will have a chance to win half a beef, or one of four pork loins. The children's tickets are good for a chance on a 5- speed Huffy bicycle and a 20" AMF renigade bicycle. Indian Days are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25. Theme for this year's parade is "Salute to the Bicentennial". The drawing for all prizes will be held in front of the lumber yard at 6:45 p. ra., Wednesday, just before the mini- tractor pull that is being sponsored by the Titonka Jaycee Club. First Work Day Scheduled At Gruis Recreation Area Elected At Simpson INDIANOLA: William Schwie- ker from Des Moines has been elected president of the Simpson College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, national English fraternity for die 1975-76 academic year. Also elected to serve next year was Jan Hjelmaas, secretary. Jan is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Roy Hjelmaas of Titonka Heifner Family Reunion To Be Held June 8th Announcement was made this week by Vincent Heifner of the upcoming annual Heifner Family Reunion that will be held in Redwood Falls, Minn, on Sunday, June 8 at 12 noon in the Alexander Ramsey Park. According to Heifner the picnic has been held at this site for the past several years due to its central location to other family branches now living in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The oldest member of the late Thomas Madison Heifner family still living is Edgar A. Heifuer, 92, of Doran, Minn. He attended the reunion last year. Vincent and Edgar are two of the five remaining children of a family of fourteen. Other family members living are: Mrs. Galen i Zwiafel and Pe.ui Krominga of Titonka, and Wesley Zane Heifner of Marion, Ohio. CONSERVE ENERGY! The first full-scale work day of the season has been scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at the Gruis Recreation Area. If the weather permits, it is hoped that work will start about 8:30 a. m. As many members of the Tri- County Recreation Association as possible are asked to turn out to help. Men, women and children are needed. Bring your tine forks, shovels, push brooms and hand tools. Cleaning of the barn so that remodeling can start in the very near future is the primary project for the day. Partitions in the barn are also to be removed, a com crib torn down with the hopes of salvaging much of the lumber, and work will continue on cleaning of the picnic area. The area to be used for the golf course has been seeded with volunteer help, and the crop is looking real good. Actual construction of die course is scheduled to start in less than a month. If you are unable to spend the entire day at die area, come out and spend whatever time you can. A light lunch will be provided for all workers. Boyken-Miller Wedding Vows To Be Exchanged In Denver Doris Sathoff Retires After 22 years Of Teaching Here Cheryl Miller Titonka Woman's Club Plans Breakfast Meeting The Titonka Woman's Club will meet Tuesday, June 3 at 9:00 a. m. at the home of Betty Brand ( t. This will be the annual Breakfast Meeting and it will be die last meeting until fall. Please bring die following items for die Helping Hand Activities Center at Burt: gallon ice cream pails, old sheets, finger-tip towels, wash cloths, throw rugs, scraps of material, children's books, puzzles and toys in good shape. Note the change of date for die breakfast. The Rev. Paul V. Miller, father of the bride, will unite in marriage Cheryl Lynn Miller and Karl Boy ken on Sunday afternoon, June 1, at the Bethel Baptist Church, Denver, Colo. The bride's parents are Rev. and Mrs. Paul Miller of Denver, where Mr. Miller is die pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church. Parents of die groom are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boy ken of Titonka. The bride's gown is of natural colored eyelit and features an empire bodice widi a square neckline, leg'o mutton sleeves and full skirt in diree gathered tiers. She will wear a Juliet style cap of matching fabric. Attendants are Lori Miller of Denver, Janice Harbold of Milwaukee, Wis., Ouentin Boyken of Titonka, and Michael and Daniel Miller, both of Denver. After their honeymoon, the couple will live in Iowa City. Titonka Senior Citizens The Titonka Senior Citizens will be having their pot luck dinner, business meeting and afternoon fun on June 2. LEGION AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for their regular business meeting Monday, June 2 at 7:30 p. m. in the home of Marie Orthel with Helen Jaren as co-hostess. Cheerleaders for 1975-76 VARSITY CHEERLEADER next year will be (front row) Deb Haverly and Jacque Seebeck, (back row) Janice Ubben, Julie Hoover and Pasty Mayland. hi JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS will be (front row) Jolene Bruns and Kris Wilbeck, (back row) Julie Boyken, Sue Schmidt and Gloria Graham. Mrs. Doris Sathoff ENGAGED Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Post announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Darlcne Kay and Victor LeRoy Gruber, son of die Rev. and Mrs. Earl Oderman of Luverne, N. D. Darlene is a graduate of Mankato Commercial College and is presently employed as a secretary at Valley City State College, Valley City, N.D. Mr. Gruber, a graduate of Valley City State College, is teaching at Hope Public School, Hope, N.D. TJie wedding will be held June 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Titonka. Woden TOPS Group To Entertain Titonka The TOPS group field their weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall on May 19. The best losers of the month were Jan Huisman, Grace Neeland, Louise Stockwell, Pat Haines, Fay Callies, and Jean Gerdis. Grace Neeland, Pat Haines and Louise Stockwell, officers of the Titonka TOPS group, attended an area meeting at Klemme on Saturday. Towns represented were Britt, Woden, Northwood, Mason City, Clear Lake, and Nora Springs. The Titonka group will be entertained by the Woden group at the Kountry Kitchen in Titonka on Monday, June 2, Titonka being a winner in a contest held recently. Brother Of Titonka Man Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Lloyd Stoddard, 57, brother of Gail Stoddard of Titonka, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at the United Methodist Church in LuVerne. Mr. Stoddard passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 27 at Trinity West Hospital in Fort Dodge. He is survived by two daughters and one son, and one brother and three sisters. Friends and former students of Mrs. Doris Sathoff gathered at the Kountry Kitchen on Saturday, May 17 to bid farewell to one of Titonka's most popular teachers as she retires after teaching in the local school system for 22 years. Doris Amundson came to Titonka to teach in the junior high in 1935. She taught here for two years before marrying Edward Sathoff and then stopped her profession while her two sons, Craig and Maurice, were born and through dieir early childhood. She returned to teaching in 1956 and continued until this year. In addition to teaching here, she taught for four years at Owasa, la. from 1931-1935. This Saturday, following the end of the school year, she will return to Iowa Falls, where she graduated from high school and Ellsworth College. While in high school, she was the jumping center on die 1929 4th place state basketball team. She abo coached the sport at Owasa. Teachers are fairly common in her family. Her mother taught for several years in Minnesota, a sister, Beryl, taught at Mc- Callsburg, and her two sons are in the teaching profession. Craig teaches English and creative writing at Iowa Falls and has taught several children of students his mother taught at nearby Owasa, and Maurice is a principal at Monroe, Wis. Mrs. Sathoff also taught for two years in a country school north of Titonka, German No. 6, and for two years at Woden. Her primary interest was in English and the language arts area. The Titonka School Board presented Mrs. Sathoff with a letter of thanks and a beautiful plaque honoring her years of service to die school and community. May we add our dianks and appreciation to Doris for die wonderful work she has done with and for the children of the community. Our children were very fortunate to have had her for a teacher. Yerte Nelsons Plan Anniversary Observance The children of Mr. and Mrs. Verle Nelson would like to extend an invitation to relatives, friends and neighbors to the 25th Wedding Anniversary observance honoring dieir parents on Sunday, June 1. An Open House will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Nelson home. Hosting die courtesy will be dieir children, Larry, Reg, Debbie and Danny. You are also invited to attend a Wedding Dance to celebrate die occasion on Friday, June 6 at the Duncan Ballroom. Glenn Bartert Receives Degree From U OHowa received his Juris Doctor (law) degree from die University of Iowa in Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 17. President Willard L. Boyd of die U of I conferred the degrees and delivered the traditional charge to the graduates. ENGAGED Mrs. Glen Parcel of Algona wishes to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Zelma to Rick Sorensen of Aurelia. No definite wedding date has been set.

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