THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLtJME LXXYH TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, MAY 29,1975 NUMBER 22 Class Officers Elected Rev. Roy Hjelmaas Speaks At Annual Memorial Day Service CLASS OFFICERS pictured are (front row) Sheryl Helmers, Debbie Folkerts, Paula Strufhers, Grefl Moore, Kelly Harms, (second raw) Evelyn Moore, Kris Schmidt, Lota Beenken, Wendell Christ en- sen, Steve Smidt, Donna Heyer, (back row) Mary Post, Keith Huesman, Paul Janssen, Shelly Helmers. SENIORS FRESHMEN Pres. Mary Post p res . Evelyn Moore V. Pres. Kris Schmidt 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 Sec-tres. Lola Beenken 8TH GRADE Pres. Debbie Folkerts 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, tress.; 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.; Saturday, May 31 at the tennis court area at the rear of the Titonka school. This program is being sponsored by the Titonka Lions Club and will be conducted with the help of the 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 die subject: "The Highest Loyalty." She will receive the honorary degree doctor of letters at the Commencement ceremony. Rev. And Mrs. Planz To Be Honored On 50th Anniversary "* ' **,>..*• * Rev. and Mrs. William Planz of Titonka will be honored at a special worship service at die Good Hope Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 p. m. in observance of their 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 die welcoming address, and Timothy Rand, a grandson, will be organist. All friends and relatives are also invited to attend a reception in the church parlors following the service. Rev. Ray Hjelmaas, pastor of the Titonka Doan and United Methodist 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 the gift of freedom given to us, holding in memory the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. Tha 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 wreath at the base of the American flag by Debbie Higgius, a member of die Junior American Legion Auxiliary, a:ul the retiring of die colors by the color gu ird. In addition to members Df die American Legion Auxiliary and die 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 that'will be long remembered jy diose who took die time to "ramember". Rev Roy Hfelmaa* Indian Day Raffle Tickets On Sale The sale of raffle tickets by members of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce started this week. This is the 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.m., Wednesday, just before the mini- tractor pull that is being sponsored by die Titonka Jaycee Club. First Work Day Scheduled At Grills Recreation Area 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 litherville 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 die 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 witli 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, Strutliers, Zwiefel anil Kevin Wilbeck, in 9:07. 8. Titonka also picked up three 5di 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 die medley relay team, Budlong, Zwiefel, Kim Krominga and Wilbeck, finished in 4:09. 3. Elected At Simpson INDIANOLA: William Schwie- ker from Des Moines has been elected president of die Simpson College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, national Fjiglish fraternity 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 die reunion lost year. Vincent and Edgar are two of the five remaining children of a family of fourteen. Other family members living are: Mrs. Galen i Zwiofel and Pe.url Krominga of Titonka, and Wesley Zane Heifner of Marion, Ohio. Boyken-Miller Wedding Vows To Be Exchanged In Denver Cheryl Miller Y.C.S. Starts Monday At Titonka U.M. Church Vacation Church School will start Monday, June 2 at die 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 dirough this year's junior high students. Everyone through the 6di 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. in. 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. 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 Brandt. 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, fadier of the bride, will unite in marriage Cheryl Lynn Miller and Karl Boyken 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 Boyken 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 A,J.Nelands To Observe 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Neeland will observe then- 40th 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. VARSITY CHEERLEADER next year will be (front row) Deb Maverly and Jacque Seebeck, (back row) Janice Ubben, Julie Hoover and Pasty Mayland. 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. CONSERVE ENEBOT! 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 Trl- 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 die primary project for die day. Partitions in the barn are also to be removed, a corn crib torn down with die hopes of salvaging much of die lumber, and work will continue on cleaning of die picnic area. The area to be used for die golf course has been seeded widi volunteer help, and the crop is looking real good. Actual construction of die course is scheduled to st art 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. Doris Sathoff Retires After 22 Years Of Teaching Here 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 the Rev. and Mrs. Earl Odemian of Luverne, N. D. Darlenc 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. TJic wedding will be held June 14 at Immanucl Lutheran Church, Titonka. 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 bom 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 also 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 ^lowa 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 the 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. Woden TOPS Group To Entertain Titonka The TOPS group held their weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall on May 19. The best losers of the month were Jan Muisman, 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, Nordiwood, 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. Verte 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 the courtesy will be their 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. JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS will be (front row) Jolene Bruns and Kris Wilbeck, (back row) Julie Boyken, Sue Schmidt and Gloria Graham. 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 brodi- er and three sisters. Glenn BarteH 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 die degrees and delivered the traditional charge to die 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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