Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on June 5, 1975 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, June 5, 1975
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oi : History nncl Arclilvai THE TITONKA TOPIC TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, JUNE S, 1975 Barb Bowers Is Queen Candidate The Annual Pork Queen Contest sponsored by the Kossuth County Pork Producers will be held this Thursday, June 5, at Charlie's Supper Club. Joe Besch of Whittemore is the chairman of the Contest committee. Seven Kossuth young ladies have entered the competition which will begin with individual personal interview? between each candidate and the judges at 4:15 this afternoon. The girls will arrive at Charlie's at 3:45 p. m., prior to the first interviews, and at 5:00 will give their essays before the group. The contest and dinner are open to the public and reservations should be made with Joe Besch or by calling Charlie's Supper Club during their open hours. Last year's Queen, Diane Inman of Bancroft, will be on hand to assist each of the candidates during the competition and will have the pleasure of crowning the new Pork Queen. She will also speak after dinner. The first duty of the new reigning queen will be to enter the District Queen competition at Humboldt on June 9. One of the candidates is Barb Bowers, 18, a senior at Titonka High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Bowers of Titonka. She intends to enter Iowa Central Community College at Fort Dodge. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR DANIEL WILLIAMS, 83 BRITT: Funeral services for Daniel E. Williams, 83, of Britt, and a former Titonka resident, were held Tuesday, June 3 at the Boughton Funeral Home here. Mr. Williams passed away on Saturday, May 31. Survivors include his wife, three sons and two daughters. Summer Band Program Starts Monday June 9th For six weeks, all band members in grades 5-8 will be taking individual summer lessons. The lessons will start Monday, June 9 and run through Wednesday, July 16. Each lesson will be 20 minutes long. The purpose of these lessons for the younger students is to improve their playing ability. The older students will be involved in experimenting with sounds and various styles of playing. All lessons will be held in the Band Room at Titonka. Jeriene Sleper To Hold Summer Story Hour A Summer Story Hour will be held at the Titonka Public Librar> for the next five Tuesdays. Pro-school and kindergarten students are to take part in the annual affair from 2:00 to 2:30 p. m., and students in grades 1, 2 and 3 will participate from 2:30 to 3:00 p. m. The Story Hour will be conducted by Mrs. Jeriene Sleper. The program starts Tuesday, June 10 and runs each Tuesday through July 8. Final Concert Of year Open House Shower To Honor Cindy Holtorf An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Cindy Holtorf will be held at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Cindy will become the bride of Denny Rippentrop of Buffalo Center on June 21. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Iowa Lakes Graduate Degrees, diplomas and certificates were awarded to 317 graduates at Iowa Lakes Community College commencement exercises held Friday, May 23 at Estherville. Candidates were presented by Department Chairmen and the degrees and diplomas were presented by Joseph Graff, Spencer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Iowa Lakes Community College. Third District Congressman Berkley Bedell addressed the graduates, reminding them that progress through life is a series of "stairsteps". He admonished the graduates to chart their next steps carefully and not to be discouraged by reverses or failures. Included among the graduates was Doug Culbertson of Titonka. Teresa Girard, Thomas Heifner Married May 24th In Sioux City SIOUX CITY: Teresa Louise Girard became die bride of Thomas Lee Heifner on Saturday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m., in St. Boniface Catholic Church here. Msgr. James K, Lafferty performed die double-ring ceremony and was celebrant of the Mass. Kenneth L. Girard, Jr., brodier of die bride, was lector. Nuptial music was provided by the church organist. Teresa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Girard of Sioux City and Thomas is die eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Heifner also of Sioux City, former Wesley and Titonka residents. Attendants for the bride were Patti Guillaume, matron of honor; Linda Nledergeses and Jacqueline K. Heifner, bridesmaids; and JoAnn Girard was a junior bridesmaid. The groom's attendants were David Bitter, best man; groomsmen were his brothers Robert and Lewis. Ringbearer was Jerome Levorson, and the ushers were Thomas Niedergeses and Peter Guillaume. A reception was held at the Elks Club following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heifner are both 1971 graduates of Heelan High School. They will be at home at 825 26th Street, Apt. S-5, Marion, la. following a short wedding trip. Thomas is employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids. Pastor John Planz To Preach At Good Hope Pastor John Planz, son of Rev. and Mrs. William Plan/., will give the sermon on Sunday, June 8 at the regular morning service at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka. He is presently serving at churches in Souris, N. D. He and his wife and two children, Rebekah and Daniel, will be present that day to honor his parents on their golden wedding anniversary and his father's golden anniversary of ordination. John will also participate in the golden anniversary service that is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in honor of his parents. The Dieckman Street Singers (top photo) and the Titonka High School Lab Band (bottom photo) presented an excellent concert on the final afternoon of school, Friday, May 30. A large crowd of the general public was on hand for the performance as well a;: students. The groups are under the direction of Miss Lea Clausen and Mr. Mike Nuss. —Photo courtesy of THS Summer Reading Program Planned At Local Library Youngsters in die Titonka area will again be fortunate to have a reading program available to them this summer. The Titonka Federated Club is sponsoring it again this year through die Titonka Public Library. The program is open to all students now in grades 1 through 6 who would like to read books this -summer. It will start Monday, June 9, at which time everyone interested should come to the library to get their first books. Your name will be registered on a chart; then when you have read a book you will put a stamp on this chart. These stamps will be available any time the library is open. The program will end Saturday, July 26. A treat will be given to everyone participating in die program en July 26 at the library. See you at the library this summer! Local Students Give Piano Recital Tuesday A recital performance was given by the students of Miss Lea Clausen and Mrs. Roil Wilbeck on Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church. Piano students participating were Deb Jan: ,-n, Beth Eden, Juliii -CuCM., JU',.'-jiglui', LLa Isebrand, David Loeschen, Kent Eden, Cindy Gray, Kira Wilbcck, Paula Struthers, Karen Ciesking, Kris Wilbeck, Janet Heyer, Bonita Eden and Brenda Carlson. Todd. Asa played a violin selection. Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters were special guests. Refreshments were served at the close of the program. THonka Women's Club Concludes Club Year The Titonka Women's Club concluded a successful year with a breakfast at the home of Betty Brandt with co-hostesses Marie Orthel, June Sparks, Feme Kitzinger, and Ediel Beed on June 3. Highlights of the year were a visit to the county home in July and the buffet supper in September to start the new year. Jubilee pictures were shown . In October we observed our Diamond Jubilee anniversary at die home of Betty Gartner. We also visited the Titonka Care Center in October and visited die Helping Hand Activities Center in Burt in March. Members given awards at the county meeting for reading were Marie Bartelt, Ellien Schutter, and Laura Nicholson. Feme Kitzinger received an award for Home Life report. The club sponsors the Titonka Girl Scout program. Melinda Boyken Visits Pennsylvania. Pen Pal Melinda Boyken left ou Saturday afternoon by plane from Des Moines for Allentown, Pa., where she will be the guest for a time of Sharon Jadick of Brodheadsville. The girls have been Pen Pals for some time but had never met until now. They plan to journey about visiting with four other mutual pen pals in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania during Melinda's stay. (An interesting highlight on her trip from Chicago to Allentown was having Muhammed Ali as a fellow passenger!) Linda Beal Honored At Bridal Shower Linda Beal was honored by friends and relatives with a bridal shower on Friday, May 30 at Good Hope Lutheran Church. Guests were registered by Deb Helmers. Mrs. Jennie Rode extended the welcome and introduced the honored guest, Linda, who then introduced other guests. Mrs. Marleta Redenius pinned corsages on Linda and on tne mothers, Mrs. Zelda Beal and Mrs. Maurine Mitchell. Scripture and prayer were given by Joyce Hanson. Verla Brandt narrated a style show presented by die Luther League girls widi the following girls participating: Jean Baade, Patty Charlscn, Marcia Baade, Alvina Redenius, Loretta Stecker, Lynda Steinberg, Debbie Van Hove, Diane Van Hove, and Diane Spear provided the music. Sue Krantz favored the guests with a solo accompanying herself on the guitar. She sang "On Top of die World". A reading was given by Florence Spear and then the guests were favored with a duet, "Annie's Song", by Sue Krantz and Doris Leeck, with Sue accompanying on the gaitar. Verna Alke and Alice Rakow presented a skit, "Daisies Don't Tell", and the program was concluded with a poem, "A Prayer for a New Home", by Jennie Rode. The colors of pink and white were carried out at the tea table with the punch bowl centering die table. Punch was served by Lois Beal and Marlys Eden. Presiding at the coffee service were Florence Eden and Rose Haverly. The gift table was decorated with a bride doll pillow. Assisting Linda with her gifts were Lois Beal and Marlys Eden. Gifts were carried by Rhonda Harms, Kristin Harms, Jere Michelle Harms and Arlene Redenius. The courtesy was hosted by Verna Alke, Lela Bentley, Elida Brandt, Clarine Boyken, Verla Brandt, Velda Harms, Jeannette Heesch, Doris Leeck, Alice Rakow, Marleta Redenius, Lorraine Rike, Jennie Rode, Florence Spear, Viola Spear, Margaret Stecker, Marjorie Stecker, Viona Welhousen and Wilma Welhousen. Hope To Open Pool Thursday The painting of the Titonka Swimming Pool finally got stirt- ed Tuesday, and it is hoped that the pool will be able to open for the season on Thursday, June 5. Although the pool was scheduled to open May 31, the opening had to be postponed while waiting for the painting to be done. The pool will be filled as soon as possible, and although the water may be cool, it is hoped that this opening date will be met. Season tickets will be on sale at the pool on opening day. The first session of swimming lessons for Titonka students will start a wcekTrom Monday, Jitnc 16, and will run through June 27. All those interested in lessons should report to the pool on the first day at S:45 and have one of their parents with them. The second session will start Monday, July 2S and run through August S. Rhonda Heyer, pool manager, says that Ladies Day will be held on Wednesdays starting at 1:00 p. m. School Broken Into Memorial Day Weekend &h Graders At Immanuel To Attend Bible Camp Eighth grade students at Immanuel Lutheran Church will attend Riverside Bible Camp near Story City from Sunday, June S through Friday, June 13. Those making the trip arc Karen Giesking, Laura Mayland, Diane Ciesking, Becky Brandt, Sharon Agar, Scott Ostermann, Steve Boy ken, Todd Loeschen and Mark Rickiefs. Also attending will be Danita Agar, a 7th grader. At the present time, three members of the congregation are at the c.imp serving as counselors. They are Kay Giesking, Mike Ostermann, and Jean Mayland. C Of C To Meet At Red Dog Lounge The rcgualr monthly supper meeting of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce will be held at 6:15 p. m. , Monday,, June 9 at the Red Dog Lounge in Titonka. All members are -.isked to attend to help finali/e plans for die annual Indian Days to be held June 24 and 25. Open House Shower To Honor Mary Greenen An Open 1 louse shower honoring Mary Greenen will be held Satin-day, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. in the Ramsey Reformed Church Parlors, Titonka. Mary will become the bride of Stuurt Pannkuk on July 12. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. A thief or thieves broke into the Titonka Consolidated School over the Memorial Day weekend and managed to make off with about $50. 00 in change from a pop machine. The break-in was not discovered until Tuesday when classes resumed. Entry was made through the principal's office on the third floor, with access to a fire escape. A louvered window was dismantled and a screen pried off to get inside. Once inside, the thief went to the main floor where the lock on the office of Supt. Rod Wilbeck was presumably picked and the key for the pop machine taken. When they left, the burglars replaced die screen and glass in the window. The theft was investigated by Kossuth Co. Sheriff Bill Lampright. Darrel Beenken Receives Veterinarian Deqree Receive Degrees At Northwestern College ORANGE CITY: The North- vestern College 92nd Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies were held May 11 and 12 on the Northwestern College campus. One hundred and twenty-five graduated. Dr. Lars 1. Cranbcrg, retiring president, Rave t'.ie commencement address on "Responsible Stewardship" and received die honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. The students from diis area who graduated from Northwestern arc Sherry Parmkuk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pannkuk; and Audrey Sonnenberg. Four Titonka Students Receive Degrees At LSD. AMES: Four Titonka students were among 2,063 who received degrees at Commencement exercises at Iowa State University on Saturday, May 24. Dr. W. Robert Parks, president of Iowa State, presided at the graduation. Commencement speaker was Harold Hughes, former Governor of Iowa and U.S. Senator. Receiving his Dr. of Veterinary Medicine was Darrel Beenken; receiving Bachelor of Science degrees were Karl Boyken in English, and Bonnie Giesking in Physical Education for Women. Deborah Budlong received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Art - Art Education. Immanuel Circles To Meet Next Week Immanuel Ludieran A. L.C.W. Circles will meet next week as follows: The Victory Circle meets at 8:00 p. m., Monday, June S> in die home of Verla Bartelt, with the lesson by Alice Giesking. Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 1:30 p. m. will be the Lois Circle. They will meet at die church with Lottis Boyken as hostess, and the lasson by Rose Fran/en. Circles meeting at 8:00 p. :o.. , Tuesday will be die Anna Circle at the church with Dclores Fran/en as hostess and. lesson by Karen Gidclings; the Bethel Circle in the home of Miss Amanda Bruns with the lesson by Lina Sonnenberg;-the Sarah Circle in die home of Helen Gremmer with the lesson by Velida Bruns. Darrel L. Beenken, Titonka, son of Mrs. Eugene Beenken and the late Eugene Beenken, received the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at I.S.U. , Ames, on Saturday. Graduation was held at the Hilton Colisium for 2,200 graduates with Harold Hughes giving the address. Special ceremonies were held at the Memorial Union at 12 noon for the class of 77 graduates receiving their Veterinarian diplomas with a reception following. Darrel was previously honored with a $300 award anil a plaque for showing the best interest and highest grades in nutrition. Dr. Beenken has accepted employment with Dr. D. Pfiuicl at Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kettwick, Mrs. Juniece Beenken, Lee Beenken, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Baade, Cindi and Maria, and Mrs. Ray Baade attended die graduation. Following exercises all were guests of Mrs. Beenken at a graduation dinner at the Red Barn Supper Club, Ames. Parents And Relatives Enjoy Dance Recital The Titonka School of Dance presented their spring recital, "It's A Small World", on Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the basement of die Titonka Care Center. Those dancing in the program were Ann, Shirley, Sylvia and Michelle Erpelding, Angie Asa, Tammy Rasmussen, Suzanne Christensen, Susan Budlong, Lynette Reynolds, Laura Anderson, Sara Roc, Julie Carlson, and Maureen Antoine, as well as their instructor, Miss Linda Will of Eagle Grove. Miss Will was presented with a beautiful bouquet of red roses and pink carnations by her students. A luncheon was served following the performance. Tionka U.M. Women To Meet Wednesday The Titonka United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. for a birthday observance. Program leaders are Fern Kitzinger and Mabel Dunmire. Anna Isebrand gives devotions. The Jubilee Jewels will be honored at this meeting. Hostesses are Gertrude Richter, Hazel Akkerman and Bernadine Gerard, with table decorations by Fern Boekelman and Peggy Hill. Confirmed At Immanuel Lutheran Church in* above class of nine tretnmen became confirmed members of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Confirmation Services held Sunday, May 4. The youths have completed three years of study completing their training under Pastor Ted Ager. Pictured in the front row are: Lori Hofmaim, Susan Schmidt, Janet Post and Julie Holtorf; (back row) Eldean Boy ken, Rand* Giesking, Kenneth Post, Pastor Agtr LeAlan Schmidt and Kent Ullmann. '

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