Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on June 19, 1975 · Page 1
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m . lory nncl ArcWvei THE TITONKA TOPIC Escapes With Minor Injuries W«W rf Uwi : ence ' "' of Tito " ka - "scaped with minor injuries Wedne day even.ng when the car she was driving went out of control ma c ,° a L tch west of Titonka ' Judy < who had b «"ow.d the II K, Tr° r roommate < C^Yl Jaren, was headed west on ' T h °L fow u n near the Michaelsian farm < wh - «E , He r ' 9ht Whe " meeti "9 an approaching car. The nhe d?tcnT "" "" b ' aCkt ° P ^ "" W f " PPed ° nt ° *•* anrf . T H 8 aCCid r f W3S investl '9 ated *>y the Iowa Highway Patrol, and Judy was charged wilh failure to have the vehicle under control Fol ow,ng the accident she was treated in ,he office of thelocal able fo 9 ° to work th Hold Meeting To Discuss Plans For Gruis City Park Fifteen organization representatives and interested citizens met with the Titonka City Council Thursday evening to discuss plans for developing a city park with the money left to the community by the late Bert Gruis. It was announced that there was $47, 394. 37 from the estate on deposit in the Titonka Savings Bank and that an additional $3, 400 was also available from the profits on the Diamond Jubilee. Also, some memorials have been donated for the development and equipping of the park. After some discussion, it was unanimously voted to have the park located on ground near the swimming pool where many recreational facilities are already available. Herbert Klasse has agreed to sell three lots to the city, and Charles Beed has one lot available that already has sewer, water and gas installed. This land, along with some school property that will be leased, should give more than adequate room for the development. Three committees were formed and they will meet with the council again at the Kountry Kitchen at 7:30 p. m. , Monday, June 30 to make progress reports. Committees formed were: Shelter House T Betty Gartner and Violet Buffington, co-chairmen, Henry L. Mayland, Wardden Smidt, Russell Krominga and Judy Van Hove. Layout and Planning. Joy Boyken, chairman, Raymond Gaul, Lori Schuster, Vern Rafdal, Mrs. Henry Van Hove and Morris Givens. Equipment, Rev. Roy Hjelmaas and Lois Smith, co-chairmen, Carl Ludwig, Bruce Culbertson, Mrs. William Spcicher and Roberta Mo vie k. The June 30th meeting is open to all interested citizens who would like to become involved in the development of a city park. It is hoped that plans will be fairly well formulated by the time of the next meeting and that development work will be able to start in the very near future. No Paper To Be Published Next Week While we are "on our annual vacation, there will be no paper published next week. The next issue will be published Thursday, July 3. Watch the windows of the local stores for their weekend specials. Sunday evening visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Buffington were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Isebrand and Scott of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Buffington and family and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Redenius. Pageant Scenery ' " " ^—^^— ^.^••• — TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY. IOWA sm 8 Q THURSDAY, JUNE 19. 1975 POSSIBILITY OF HEW INDUSTRY FOR TITONKA NUMBER 25 About a dozen members of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce met in the Board Room of the Titonka Savings Bank Wednesday evening to discuss the possibility of a new industry for Titonka with Francis Downs, president of Foxfire, Inc. The minority owned corporation, owned by seven Ogalala Sioux Indians, is looking for a building site in a three-state area to start .1 food processing company that is expected to employ about 80 people within a year. They will need a 25,000 sq. ft. building with a railroad siding, and the facility is expected to cost about $750,000 fully equipped. Members of the Chamber of Commerce are looking into the feasibility of s-lling Industrial Revenue Bonds through the already formed Titonka Develop-: ment Company. Industrial revenue bond financing sounds rather forbidding, but the concept is quite simple. The biggest difference between these bonds and other types of financing is that those who buy them are not taxed by the federal government on the interest they receive. Since the investors don't have to pay federal income tax on their interest earnings from these bonds, they will accept lower rate of interest than usual. This, of course, benefits the industry which is paying the interest and ultimately pays off the issue. And the community benefits because it has gained a new industry that brings new jobs and contributes to a stronger property tax base. The municipality must approve the bond issue, but is not liable for paying interest or principal on the bond. That's between the industry and the investors. The new company would be engaged in the process of poultry and reel meat canning under government controls. There would be no slaughter here, just the cooking,.and canning process. Foxfire already holds letters of •intent from Pillsbury, General Foods, the federal government and other companies. Being a minority owned company, they will receive many business benefits that have been provided by the federal government to encourage minority groups in the country to stan businesses. From information presented at the meeting, the management of the firm has a very solid business background and are w-ell versed on the food processing industry. When the pi nit reaches maximum production, it will require about 10,000 (.u. ft. of gas and 100,000 gal. cf water per day. (continued on page 3) Open House Shower To Honor Janice Larson An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Janice Larsen will be held Monday, June 30, at the fitonka United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A program will be presented at 8:00 p. m. Janice will Income the bride of Steve Rayburn of I lur'ey, S.D. on July 11'.. All friends a ml relatives are cordially invited to attend. Everything Ready For Big Annual Indian Days, June 24th And 25th Attend family Reunion. ^^•-n l^^aMMl _ REDWOOD FALLS, MINN. _ Special: 81 Heifner family members turned out Sunday, June 8 for the annual family reunion Pictured are the five remaining children of Thomas and Emma Heifner, pioneer residents, of Titonka, who had a total of 14 children From left to right, Edgar Heifner, 92, of Doran, Minn., Mrs Galena Zwiefel of Titonka, Zane Heifner of Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Pearl Krom- mga of Titonka, and Vincent Heifner of Titonka. The Heifners have held an annual reunion for many years during June in Redwood Falls. Cynthia Carlson To Graduate June 27th Tonia Sue Isebrands Is Colorful Cutie Winner Beenken And Bowman Wedding Vows Are Exchanged In Algona Everything is in readiness for the big Indian Day Celebration in Titonka on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25. Although there are no free acts this year, there will be enough activity to entertain everyone regardless of age. Murphy's Amusements, the same popular carnival that has been here in the past, will be set up and in operation on the midway Tuesday evening. The midway will be in operation Wednesday morning before the start of the big parade that is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Once again, KLGA, Algona, will carry the parade live on the radio for those who are unable to be here. In addition to the midway, the afternoon will feature a horseshoe pitching contest that will start about 1:00 p.m. on John Hamilton's lot in back of the Office Lounge. Jerry Giesking and Dennis Schutjer are chairmen of the event being sponsored by the Titonka Jaycees. Weather permitting, three skydivcrs from the Forest City club will put on an exhibition at 6:00 p. m. , Wednesday. The men will attempt to hit the football fields, and a public address system will be set up to explain what is going on to the spectators. There will be no admission, and this event is also being sponsored by the Jaycees. One of the more popular new sports, a Mini-Tractor Pull, will also be held in the evening with registration to start at 6:00 p. m. ami the pulls to start at 7:00. The event will be staged on the Rotary Club Snowmobile from (continued on page 3) x Fifty-one members of St. Luke's School of Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, will graduate at 7:30 p.m., June 27, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The commencement address, "Choose Your Path, Wherever It May Lead You", will be given by Dr. T. J. Mclntosh. Diplomas will be awarded by Albert A. Curtis, Executive Director at St. Luke's, following the presentation of graduates by Dr. John A. Wilkinson, Director, St. Luke's School of Nursing. The Class of 1975 has 51 graduates and brings the total number of professional nursing graduates to 1972 since the school was founded in 1890. Included among the graduates is Cynthia Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carlson of Wesley. Tonia Sue Isehrands of Coralville, la., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Isebramls, was first place winner in the Colorful Cutie'Contest recently sponsored by Saul Studio at Ilii. iboldt. Tonia's mother is the former Sue McCiimis of Algona and her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dick McGinnis, Algona and Mr. and Mr:,. Clarence Isebrands of Titonka. Mr. anil Mrs. Gilbert I largreaves, Algona, are her great-grandparents. Tonia received a $100 U.S. Savings Bond as- the first place award. Titonka Cub Scouts Ready For Busy Month Titonka Cub Scouts met a week ago last Sunday noon at the Richard Trunkhill home and enjoyed a family picnic. All Cubs and their families were present. Other activities in which the Cubs will participate in June include Day Camp and the Indian Day Parade. On Tuesday, June 24, the Cubs will meet at the school at 9:15 a. m. to go to Smith Lake, north of Algona , for Day Camp. They will return to the school at 4:00 p. m. The following clay they will meet in the parking lot north of the school at 9:45 and proceed from there to the parade starting point to march in the Indian Day Parade. A swimming party is planned for the week of July 14. Former Pastors To Speak At Good Hope Lutheran Anniversary A pageant depicting the highlights of ft* history of Good Hob* Lutheran Church will be presented at 1:30 and 8:00 p.m on SundaV June 29. Pictured are two scenes from the presentation. The top" photo shows "The Pastor'* Chickens" in early Good Hope histonT •nd below. Jerry Harms is shown in Rev. Mueller's Model T The pageant, written by Mrs. Leonard Leeek, will be narrated by Keith Rode, music and special sound by Dr. and Mrs J K Hill Pastor Hanson said, "We would like to have the 'whole'comi munity share with us in the Jubilee .celebration." Lorene Sue Beenken of Titonka and Paul Lee Bowman of Algona ware united in marriage on April 19 by Rev. Carl E. Brand at a 2:30 ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Algona. Parents of the bridal couple are Irvin G. Beenken of Titonka and Orpha Beenken, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bowman of Algona. Guests were ushered to their seats by Rick Countryman and John Bowman of Algona, and L.ynn Beenken of Emmetsburg. The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, was attended by Mrs. Saralee Twait of Cedar Rapids as matron of honor. Mrs. Deb Bowman of Algona was the bridesmaid. Sandy Mains of Algona was the bride's personal attendant. Tim Bowman of Algona was the best man and Ron Buenger of West Bend served as the groomsman. The organist, Mrs. Ron Bitz, accompanied Sandy Presthus as she sang "Color My World" preceding the wedding ceremony and Debbie Laws, who sang "Walk Hand in Hand"before the exchange of vows. R,ev. Brand , sang "The Lord's Prayer" while the couple knelt at the altar. A reception for 200 guests was held in the church basement following the ceremony. Guests were registered by Mrs. Glaria Beenken of Emmetsurg. Mr. and Mrs. Loraine Allen of Hazelton, aunt and uncle of the bride, served as host and hostess. Punch was served by Karen Thomas of Minneapolis. The wedding cake was cut and served by Mrs. Ardell Thomas of Minneapolis and Mrs. Clarence Beenken of Albert Lea, Minn, and coffee was poured by Mrs. Arthur Beenken of Britt. Waitresses ware Carole Beenken of Albert Lea, Jolene Bruns of Titonka, Chris Elsbecker of Council Bluffs, and Kathy Thomas of Minneapolis. Gifts were carried by Susan Thompson of Britt and Steve Bowman of Algona. The couple opened their gifts following the reception. The couple spent their honey- •>™oon in central Iowa. Lorene is a 1973 graduate of Titonka High School. She was formerly employed at Hood's Super Valu in Algona. Paul is a 1972 graduate of Algona High School and is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Lorene will join him when he has completed his basic training with the Air Force. A rehearsal buffet dinner for the wedding party was hosted by the groom's parents at their home on Saturday, April 12. Doan UM Women Visit Friendship Haven Eleven members of the Doan United Methodist Women drove to Fort Dodge Thursday, June 12 to tour Friendship Haven. They were luncheon guests in the dining room of West Hall, after which Dr. Lloyd A. Latta, the executive director, gave literature to each member and explained the purpose of their facilities. He showed the group both East and West Halls, the Health Center and the Chapel on the Hill, a place of worship for all residents no matter what their faith. Surrounding these buildings were beautiful, well-kept grounds with trees, hedges and flower beds. The roses are exceptionally showy at this time. Pastor Burton Schwerin ENGAGED Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Hanson of Titonka announce the engagement of their daughter, Gail Jeanine, to Michael Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schmidt of rural Titonka. Gail is a 1975 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn, and is presently living and working in Minneapolis. Minn. Michael graduated from St. Olaf College in 1972 and is now in his second year of Medical School at Iowa City. A September 6 wedding is being planned. Pastor A. O. Mardorf Pastor Burton Schwerin of Wells, Minn., formerly of Titonka, will be the guest speaker at the Confirmation Reunion at Good Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday evening, June 28.' Invitations have been sent to the people who have been confirmed at Good Hope from the time of its organization in 1900. A large number of people are expected to be coming from far and near. The evening begins with a gathering of the classes, then a meal together, followed by a program and recognition of the various classes. On Jubilee Sunday, June 29, the festival service will have Pastor A. O. Mardorf as the morning speaker. He served Good Hope from 1942 to 1951. The service will open with a procession of all the pastors present for the occasion and the various organizations, each represented by a banner. Former pastors and pastor sons of the congregation are all scheduled to take part in the service. A congregational dinner will highlight the fellowship of members, former members and guests. At 1:30 and 8:00 p.m. on .Sunday, June 29, a pageant depicting highlights of the history of Good Hope will be presented. Much work has gone into scenes, props and choosing of the cast so that the story can be told most effectively. All members and friends of Good Hope Lutheran are cordially invited to be our guests at either of these presentations. We would like to have the whole community share with us in this Jubilee celebration.

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