Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on June 12, 1975 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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^^^^^ "<••;>(. ,,f lUxlny A TOPIC nnrt VOLUME CITY COUNCIL PASSES THREE ORDINANCES The adoption of Home Rule in the state of Iowa has necessitated the passing of three ordinances by the Titonka City Council. This action was taken at their last meeting on Thursday, June 5, and the ordinances are published in this week's Topic. The first ordinance provides for the appointment, powers and duties of a Board of Library Trustees. It sets forth the organization and duties of the board in detail. Ordinance No. 525 designates the method by which candidates for elective municipal offices shall be nominated for the 1975 Municipal Election and subsequent elections. In order not to hold a primary election for municipal offices, it was necessary to pass Ordinance No. 526 which adopts the method of i run-off election in lieu of a primary for imtaicipal office. Also published in this -veek's paper are the Council Proceedings for the June 5th meeting. TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1975 Preparations Underway For Annual Indian Day Activities NUMBER 24 LaVon Runkle Elected State Vice President Activities At The Titonka Care Center On Monday we had story hour and finished the book, "The Long Winter", and will start "Little Town on the Prairie" next week. In the afternoon we played "4-corner" and "fill the card" bingo. Everyone was a winner at least once. Tuesday morning we had exercises. We played ball toss, wastebasket basketball and exercises for all parts of the body. That afternoon Mrs. LaVon Runkle, member of the Kumboldt Business and Professional Women's Club was elected 2nd State Vice President of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc., at die 55th annual convention held at the Hotel Fort DCS Moines at Des Moines May 16-18. Mrs. Runkle served as the 1975 state convention chairman. Delegates from die Humboldt club were Eunice Webb, Eva Lines, Opal Christensen, Alice Emery, Florence Ashton and Mrs. Runkle. The state theme for the new year is "Hold the Torch Hig'i". The state officers for the , , ~ , , coming year are Helen Harris, we had crafts for men, who work- Webster ci ^ presidcnt Ruth ' ed on staining wooden napkin holders and coaster sets. Wednesday morning we ha J music, and played "Mame that Tune" with Gerhard Ficken and Tressa Smith recognizing the most songs. In the afternoon, the Immanuel Lutheran Church ladies and the 5th, 6th and 7th grade Bible School classes presented a program. The Bible School children sang several songs under die direction of JoAnn Post. The kids were great and we enjoyed their singing very much. Thanks to the ladies for the angel food cakes. Thursday morning, two Bible School classes, 3rd and 4th grades, from the United Methodist Church came to visit and sing for us. They did a wonderful job and we always enjoy having the younger folks come to see us. That afternoon the United Presbyterian Women from Lakota presented a program. Several selections were played by Mr. George Ennen on his accordian. A story was read about a farm boy and his father and doing tilings for yourself. To close, we all sang "Bless Be the Tie that Binds". Thanks to the ladies for sharing dieir time with us and special dianks to Mr. Ennen for sharing his musical talent. Friday morning we had exercises again with wastebasket basketball being the highlight. We only had 2 misses out of 30 tries. Everyone was on their toas for die morning activity. Titonka Senior Citizens The Senior Citizens will have their evening card party Monday, June 16 at 7:30. Ethel Downs and Ethel Beed will be hostesses. Reynolds, Davenport, president- elect; Phyllis Robttck, Knoxville, 1st vice president; LaVon Runkle, Humboldt, 2nd vice president; Patricia Achenbach, Spirit Lake, recording secretary; Margaret Inman, Fort Dodge, corresponding secretary; and Ruth Henderson, Corning, treasurer. The Humboldt press book received honcrablc mention,, the only recognition given except to the first place winner, Monticello. Eunice Webb was editor of the press book. Mrs. Runkle became a member of the Iowa Falls Club in 1957. She moved to Humboldt in 1962 and was president of the Humboldt BPWC 1965-67. Mrs. Runkle is a director of the Fort Dodge Savings and Loan, a licensed nursing home administrator, teacher's aide at St. Mary's and is an accountant and self-employed. LaVon and her husband, Ralph, have two daughters, Louise and Lori. The Runkles are members of the United Mediodist Church. Mrs. Runkle held local, district and conference offices in the Wesleyan Guild from 1960-70. Mrs. Runkle was District 4 director in 1972-74. This is the first time the Humboldt BPWC has had a state officer. Mrs. Runkle said she was truly grateful and diankful for die support given her by die Humboldt Club this year and in the past. The Humboldt BPWC will observe its SOdi anniversary in 1976. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Graham of Titonka, Mrs. Runkle is a graduate of Titonka High School and Mankato Commercial College. She attended Ellsworth College at Iowa Falls. Laura Boekelman Selected As County Beef Queen Candidate The Annual Beef Queen Contest will be held today, Thursday, June 12, at Charlie's Supper Club, sponsored by the Kossuth Cattlemen's Association. Mrs. Ron Gerber is in charge of the candidates. The girls will arrive at Charlie's at 6 p. m., where they will be interviewed individually by the judges, then each will give a short talk pertaining to beef. Directors of the Association and dieir wives will be attending the dinner and hear the girls' talks. The reigning queen, Susan Patterson of Swea City, has been invited and Marilyn Tigges of Burt, Beef Princess, is also to be a guest. Included among the six girls who will compete for die title is Laura Boekelman, 17, of Titonka, who will be a senior at Titonka High School this fall. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boekelman. In high school, Laura is a member of the National Honor Society, on the student council, plays basketball and Softball, is a member of the girls drill team,' girls chorus, mixed chorus, and the Dieckman Street Singers. She is a member of die United Medio- dist Church and is active in MYF and sings in the choir. She enjoys swimming, bicycling, tennis and picniking. Many of the plans for Titonka's Indian Days, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25, were completed at die regular meeting of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce held at 6:15 p.m. at die Red Dog Lounge. A supper of fried chicken, hot rolls, cole slaw and potato salad was enjoyed before die meeting. Plans for the Mini-Tractor Pull, sponsored by the Titonka Jaycee Club, were told by Roger Harms, who said he expects about 30 tractors to compete in three classes. Tractors in the 3, 4 and 5 pound classes will compete for $270 in cash prizes, paying $40.00 for first place, $30. OC for 2nd, and $20.00 for 3rd in each of die three classes. Registration for the event will start at 6:00 p. m., Wednesday, and the pulling will start about 7:30. It is expected that there will be 12 to 15 entries from the Titonka area. There will be a $1.00 admission charge to watch the midgets "do dieir thing", with the proceeds to be used to sponsor Jaycee Club community activities. It was also announced that the Kossudi County Pork Producers will donate anodier pork loin to the drawing to be held, so when you buy your $1.00 raffle ticket, you will now have an opportunity to win one of five pork loins in addition to the side of beef that will be given away. Tickets are available from most Chamber of Commerce members for $1.00. There will also be a drawing for two bicycles for the youngsters. There will be no free acts this year, but diere will be a lot of activity with die Murphy Midway Shows set up for operation Tuesday night and all day Wednesday. The big parade will start at 10:00 a. m., Wednesday, a horseshoe pitching contest is planned, and a fun day awaits everyone who attends. Work meetings have been scheduled for Monday, June 16 at 7-^G-p. m. at die lumber yard to build the float, and on Monday, June 23 to set up planks and prepare for the celebration. The regular monthly meeting of the organization on July 14 will be held at the Office Lounge. Quartet To Present Concert At Ramsey A Gospel Quartet will present a sacred concert at Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka, on Sunday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. This Quartet is from the Alexander Reformed Church of Alexander, Iowa. The Rev. Forrest Harms, pastor of the church and formerly from Buffalo Center, is a member of this group. The public is invited to come and worship with the Ramsey Church. Open House Shower To Honor Mary Greenen An Open House shower honoring Mary Greenen will be held Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p. m. in the Ramsey Reformed Church Parlors, Titonka. Mary will become the bride of Stua:; Pannkuk on July 12. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Firemen Say Thanks For Cooperation The Titonka Volunteer Fire Department would like to diank all die people who donated to our dance. This is the only way the fire department has of making any money. The money we get, after our expense is taken out, is used strictly for things diat better our community. When die swimming pool was built, we donated our money from the dance diat year. In 1972 we donated $750.00 to the new Care Center. In 1973 the fire department bought the new community ambulance, and in 1973 we donated $1250.00. In 1974 we donated $1261.00, and this year, the donations to our dance were down quite a ways, so we could only donate $800.00. We still have a. balance of $1589.00 left to pay on this. So if anyone who hasn't donated, and would still like to, they can either use the envelopes die fire department sent out, or leave it at the bank as a donation to the ambulance. So thanks again to all the good-hearted people who helped use to help make our community a better one. JAYCEES TO SPONSOR LITTLE LEAGUE BALL It 'vas announced this week that the Titonka Jaycees will sponsor Little League ball in Titonka this summer for boys and girls who will be in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 next year. The girls will be formed into Softball teams, while the boys will be playing baseball. An organizational meeting will be held at 5:00 p. m., Tuesday, June 17 at the ball diamond for all students wishing to take part in die program. Players are to bring their own gloves, and balls and bats will be furnished by the sponsoring organization. The teams will be coached by interested fadiers and members of the Jaycec Club. Park Development To Be Discussed At Meeting A special meeting of the Titonka City Council will be held in the Council Chambers of die Titonka City Hall at 7:30 p. m., Thursday, June 12 to discuss the development of die city park from funds left to the city by die late Bert Gruis. Representatives of all organizations and churches of the city have been invited to attend. All other interested persons are also invited to help formulate plans. Because of die magnitude of die project, the Council is requesting help and ideas from citizens of all ages. This is to be your park, so it is hoped that you will attend die meeting to help with the planning. A.J.Neelands Honored On 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Neeland were honored guer.ts at an open house reception for their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 8, from 2:30 to 5:00 p. m. in Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church. Mrs. Greg Thilges of Bode and Mrs. Ron Jones of Fort Dodge registered guests. A short provjT.im was presented at 3:00 with Albert E. Sleper as Master of Ceremonies. Mr. Sleper welcomed those in attendance and introduced Mr. and Mrs. Neeland and their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Walters, Robbie and Aaron, ofBunnell, Fla. Mrs. J. K. Hill gave devotions. Mrs. Judy Junk- ermeiersang "One Day at a Time" with guitar accompaniment by Edward Harms. A poem, "Wedding Anniversary", was read by Elaine Ricks. Alberta Sleper played a piano solo, "Liebestraum". Mrs. Junkermeier and Mr. Harms presented a second number, "Ths Ten Commandments". Closing remarks and prayer were given by Rev. Roy Hjelmaas. In conclusion, the audience sang "Bless This Couple", led by Yvonne Rippentrop and Alberta Sleper playing the accompaniment. Mrs. Albert Sleper dipped punch. Refreshments were served from a tea table decorated in red and white, centered with a wedding cake and candles. Mrs. Ray Rippentrop and Mrs. Alma Tjaden presided at die coffee service. Ramona and Inez Rippentrop of Fort Dodge and Algona respectively, served as waitresses. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rippentrop were dining room host and hostess. Jean and Alberta Sleper displayed cards and gifts. Photographer was Glen Tjaden of Webster City. Marilyn's Merry Mixers of die United Mediodist women were the kitchen committee. Set Schedule For Sweeping City Streets Starting immediately, the streets of Titonka will be swept on a regular schedule, every Tuesday and Thursday. Because of the amount of dust raised on some days during the sweeping operation, this notice is being published to request diat washing be kept off of lines on these days. Main Street will be swept twice a week, the area soudi of die tracks and Ripley will be cleaned on Tuesday, and the rest of the town will be done on Thursdays. It is requested that residents along black topped streets keep grass trimmings out of the curbing. When mowing near the curb, please have the mower discharge pointing away from the street, and never dump clippings in the street, as they cause a considerable problem. Good Hope Lutheran Church To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Honor Darlene Post With Shower June 1 Darlene Post, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Post, bride- elect of Victor Gruber of Ho^e, N.D, was honored at a bridal shower Saturday, June 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Titonka, Susan Hesley registered die guests. Myrna Maas, Karen Pannkuk, Sheila Brunson, and Paula Pannkuk carried gifts. The honored guests, the bride- to-be, her mother, sister, Sherry, and grandmother, Mrs. Evert Post, were introduced. A short program was given including devotions by Frances Brunson and a piano solo, "We've Only Just Begun", by Brenda Maas. A skit about the "Seven Ages of a Girl", was given with JoAnn Post as narrator. Readings were given by Doris Buss, Beverly Welhousen and Mary Post. The program concluded with the group singing "Wedding Hymn". Darlene was assisted with opening her gifts by Charlotte Kardoes, Brenda Eden and Sherry Post, who registered the gifts. Louise Plaisier poured coffee and Bcmice Maas and Bertha Hesley clipped punch. Hostesses were Viona Wel- hoiisen, Bernicc Maas, Marvella Post, Frances Brunsen, Bertha Hesley, Luclla Pannkuk, Pat Pannkuk, Shirl Ostermann, Margie Boyken, Clara Maylancl, Louise Plaisier and Troyce Post. NO PAPER PUBLISHED THURSDAY, JUNE 26th The time for our annual vacation is almost here. We will leave here Thursday, June 19 to help Shirley's folks observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, and right now plan on being back in Titonka early the following week. We will publish a regular issue next week, and then will not have a paper on June 26. If you have articles tuat would normally go into die paper of the 26th, please get them in for next week's issue. 1 hope this will not cause any inconvenience, but as in the past years, we will not publish a paper while on vacation. To Attend Simpson INDIANOLA: Leanne Thacker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of Titonka, has been accepted as a new student at Simpson College. A graduate of Titonka High School, Miss Thacker will be among nearly 300 new students entering Simpson in September. Simpson is an independent college of arts and sciences affiliated with the Iowa Conference of the United Mediodist Church. It has an enrollment of some 850 students and offers degrees in 26 major and interdisciplinary fields and pre-professional studies in seven other areas. Miss Thacker will receive an Honor Scholarship while studying at Simpson. Gas Company Announces Gas Rate Increase Due to the increase in die wholesale price of propane gas, Nordi Central Public Service Co. of Algona has announced a 2. let increase in the price of • gas to dieir customers in Titonka, The new rate of 314 will go into effect with the next meter reading. Open House Shower To Honor Cindy Holtorf An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Cindy Holtorf, bride-to-be of Dennis Rippentrop, will be held Monday evening, June 16, at die First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center at 7:30 p.m. A program will be presented at 8:00 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend and no written invitations are being sent. Lynette and Darin Reynolds spent a few days visiting in the home of Mrs. Julia Reynolds and Florence Reynolds while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reynolds, were in Des Moines. Th° Original Church Titonka School Board Holds Regular Meeting The Titonka Consolidated School Board met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 9. Bills were approved and the board heard the reports from the secretary and superintendent. The proposal by Northern Cedar Service of Mason City to repair the crown of the school gymnasium was tabled indefinitely. Staff appointments included Allyn Boelman as head girls track coach to replace Bill Cast. Contracts were issued to Mrs. Roberta Movick as library clerk and to Mrs. Phyllis Baade as clerical aide. After some discussion, board action approved a position for hend bus driver, bus maintenance and grounds keeper. Supt. Wilbeck was instructed to seek applicants for this position. Textbooks for the 1975-76 school year were adopted. Fees for die 1975-76 year were adopted. The board accepted bids by Terrace Park Dairy to provide milk products, and Clear Lake Bakery to provide bread products for die 1975-76 school year. Gas and fuel oil bids were tabled until a later elate. The next regular board meeting will be the annual meeting which will be held Monday, July 7 at 7:00 p. m. in the school office. Announce Winners Ot Jaycee Club Rafflee The Titonka Jaycees held the drawing for their raffle Saturday with the following winners: Roger Baldwin of Fort Dodge won the electronic calculator, Don Gcrclis won the socket wrench set, Clarence Akkerman won die pork loin, and Daryl Pommer and Duane Hutchinson of Lone Rock each won a $25.00 bond. Former Residents To Observe Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Billie Lee Copas of Bennington, Kan. will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 29. A family dinner will be enjoyed at noon. Friends are invited to an open house from 2:00 to 5:30 p. m. at the Ottowa Lake Headquarters, Minneapolis, Kan. The event will be hosted by dieir children, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin (Cindy) Calp, and Mr. and Mrs. Randy (Debbie) Miller of Horsington, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Darla) Dunlap of Great Bend, Kan.; and Jim and Mistie of Bennington. The couple has diree grandchildren. Bill and LaVonne McColley were married June 30, 1950 at the McColley home in Titonka. Cards may be addressed to Box 244, Bennington, Kan., 67422. Good Hope Lutheran Congregation had its beginning on January 4, 1900, when Albert Rakow, Carl Callies, George Frank, William Callies, Theodore Rike, August Schroeder, William Doege and Carl Fritz held an organizational meeting at the depot of the town of Titonka. They called Rev. H. G. Koenig to be their pastor and not long afterwards filed the articles of incorporation. George Dieckmann offered to donate some land in the town if the newly organized congregation would build a church within one year. On May 17, the cornerstone was laid for the new church. It was a white frame structure 36 feet long and 24 feet wide. From this beginning, growth has resulted in the building of a second building in 1928 and adding a whole new church again in 1960. The 1928 building was remodeled in 1965 to make Sunday School rooms. Seventy-five years come and gone with many people also coming and going. Some have come and gone with many people also coming and going. Some of the descendants of die original families are still worshipping at Good Hope. Events are being planned to help people recall days gone by as well as understand the church's history. On December 22, 1974, an Old Fashioned Christinas program was presented much in the ways of the "olden days". Candles were placed in antique holders and placed on the Christmas tree and lit during the service while a carol was sung in German. On June 15, another event will take place that will recall the annual Sunday School picnic. An outdoor service will be held at 10:00 a. m. After the service, t.'iere will be a picnic lunch, pot luck style. Then in the afternoon will be the old familiar races and contests such as the gunny sack race and three-legged race. There will be a free ice cream cone for all the Sunday School children. The following Sunday, June 22, die regular service will be conducted in much die same way as it was years ago. The men and women will be separated, each sitting on their own side, the council will be seated in the front of the church, and the offering will be taken widi long handled offering bags. These are some of the ways the congregation will remember its heritage. Saturday, June 28, will be die reunion of the Confirmation Classes. Each class will have a chance to eat together and reminisce. Rev. Burton Schwerin, pastor from 1952-62 will be die guest speaker. On Sunday, June 29, at 10:00 a. m., a festival worship widi banner processional will be conducted. Rev. Alfred Mardorf, pastor from 1942-1951, will be the guest speaker. Most of the living former pastors and sons of the congregation who are pastors will also take part in the service. In the afternoon, a pageant depicting various events of the history of the congregation will be presented. The opening scene will show the congregation being organized and proceed to give an overview of Good Hope's history. The cast will be members of the congregation, some who are life-long members and descendants of the first organizers. A great deal of work has been done already making various scenes of the various stages of building and organization. A second performance of the pageant will be at 8:00 p. m. on Sunday. Graveside Rites Held For Orthel Infant Services for Caroline Orthel, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Orthel, were held Saturday, May 31 at 10:45 a.m. at the grave site in the Sacred Heart Bingham Township Cem- etary at Woden. Visitation was at the Boughton-Woden Funeral Chapel. Prayers were offered by the Rev. Father John R. Hussman, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Woden. The baby died about IS minutes after birth in the Hancock County Memorial Hospital on Friday due to complications. The child is survived by-her parents, three brothers, Michael, Paul and Thomas; three sisters, Michelle, Celeste and Marilyn; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Studer of Algona and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Orthel of Titonka.

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