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. ( ,i m.-.lory nnrt ArCblVII THE TITONKA TOPIC LXXVII TITONKA. KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480 THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1975 NUMBER 26 Rttnblin' ---- with PM It's all over for another year, and following our annual vacation, we are back and ready to start our forth month of printing with our new process. There are still some bugs to be worked out, but now that we have changed the spacing on our straight matter, it seems that just about everyone is happy with the "new look" to the paper. Our vacation this year was really a different one, as we seemed to have two short vacations in the short ten day span. It also had its moments of elation and dejection. Things started out in great shape when the children, their spouces and our grandchildren started to arrive on Tuesday. We hadn't expected it, but for the first time in almost seven years, the entire family was together ! After getting out our June 19th issue, we left for Minnesota to help with the preparations for Shirley's parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Because of the size of the crowd, we took our camper and planned to get in some relation along with the other festivities. However, the weather was miserable and camping left something to be desired. The anniversary open house was a huge success and we both got to see a lot of relatives we only see on these special occasions. Our first tragedy came on our return trip home Monday. After pulling the camper from north of Minneapolis, the top somehow became unfastened about two miles south of Titonka. The top was ripped off and the camper was a total loss! We were fortunate to find a used camper, and between taking in the activities of Indian Day on Tuesday and Wednesday, we were able to get the new camper packed for a short vacation in the Black Hills. I can't say we were too organized for the trip, but we were able to spend a couple of wonderful days in South Dakota with the kids to complete our vacation. With four vehicles trying to travel together on the trip west, Shirley and I got separated from the rest of the caravan, and by early evening we didn't know if we were ahead of or behind the rest of our groups We spent most of Thursday night trying to locate them, and eventually got a message from them, relayed by a park ranger, that they were waiting for us in the Badlands. We contacted them by phone, and once again were unable to make connections in the park. We finally got together early Friday morning and had beautiful weather for two days of camping. With all of the moisture this spring and summer, the Hills were beautiful! We spent a little time sightseeing, but most of our two days were spent in camp playing games and just enjoying the company. After breakfast Sunday morning, Shirley and I headed back east and the kids took off for the west hoping to reach Salt Lake City that evening. It had been a great vacation, but too short. Just too many activities to try to squeeze into too short a time. Now, we are looking forward and planning for next year when we hope to all be able to meet on the western slopes of the Rockies in Colorado to enjoy a full week of camping. I guess one of the great things about a vacation is planning for it and looking forward to the experience with great expectations; even if things don't always go as planned. Another Indian Day is history, and from reports I have had, it was another successful venture. A lot of the credit has to go to the newly formed Titonka Jaycee Club for their interest and work in the celebration. They sponsored at least three events, and two of them were tremendous successes. If you missed the skydiving Wednesday evening, you missed a really thrilling experience. The three jumpers put on an excellent exhibition, and those present to view it were really impressed. The mini-tractor pull, which is becoming so popular, proved to be another crowd pleaser and there was a very good attendance for the show. Their horseshoe pitching contest could have had more entries, but you can't win them all, boys, Of course, the entire event is sponsored by the Titonka Chamber of Commerce, and once again their cooperation made the day what it was for so many visitors. Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and hard work. Interesting New Events Are Features Of 75 Indian Day Clear skies and a lot of interesting activities were the features of the 1975 Indian Day celebration in Titonka. Although there were no free acts, other activities took over to interest, thrill, and entertain the crowds that flocked to town for the big celebration. Murphy Amusements, set up on the midway, had the best array of rides and concessions that have ever been in Titonka, and they were set up and in operation both Tuesday and Wednesday. The 48-unit parade highlighted Wednesday morning activities as there were representatives here from many of the surrounding communities to help make it a great spectacle. During the afternoon, the Jaycee sponsored horseshoe tournament drew 16 entries in the singles and five team entries in the doubles event. Albert Sleper won the singles, and he teamed with Evert Sleper to win the doubles division. The Jaycee sponsored skydiving exhibition at 6:00 p. m. drew a fair crowd to the football field and those present witnessed an exciting demonstration on a fairly windy evening. The three jumpers, with over 1, 300 jumps between them, thrilled the crowd with their daring and ma- nuevering as they performed a single jump and a double jump. Ron Green of Forest City hit the small target on the 50-yard line of the football field with some expert manuevering, and all jumpers landed safely on the field. In the evening, the Jaycees sponsored a mini-tractor pull with entries from as far away as Ankeny and Albert Lea. There were 28 tractors entered, and the competition was dominated by entries from Granger with Steve Rike of Titonka winning the 5-pound class. About 250 people attended the event and more would have attended if there had been room for them. DRAWING WINNERS In the drawings sponsored by the Titonka Chamber of Commerce, Father Kerwin of Wesley was the big winner as he won the side of beef. Pork loin winners were Mrs. Robin Hill of Mason City, Gladys Hansen, Rhonda Heyer, Art Rike and Don Wirtjes of Lakota. Roger Baldwin of Fort Dodge won the AMF bicycle, and Levant "Bud" Moore won the 5-speed bicycle. The canoe being raffled by the Titonka Boy Scout Troop went to Clark Christensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Christensen of Wesley. Another Indian Day has passed, but it will live in the memories of those who attended as a wonderful celebration and an opportunity to visit with many former residents and friends. Most everyone will be looking forward to the next Indian Day! Approve Youth Center At Titonka School The Titonka Board of Education met in special session at 7:30 p.m. on June 18. A group of citizens organized as the Titonka Youth Center Committee was on hand to present a request that they be allowed to use one room of the high school annex for a proposed Youth Center. The board approved the proposal to lease the facility to the Titonka Jaycees. The Jaycccs will act as head of a steering committee for the Youth Center. The lease which will be drawn up would take effect immediately and terminate August 25. The major terms of the lease would be that the building would be furnished free of charge, that the board would not be responsible for any renovation or redecorating ncccssaiy, and that the group running the property would be responsible for any damages to that property. In other action, the board approved the hiring of John Wclhousen to be head bus driver and gounds keeper for the 197576 school year. Bus driver salaries were set at $190.00 per month plus $1.00 per mile per month. A Title I program application was approved for $8, 393. The program would consist of special reading and the district would receive reimbursement in the amount of $8, 393. 00. Mrs. Suzanne Brighton of Titonka was hired as a classroom teacher for the 1975-76 school year. Supt. Wilbcck presented a proposal from the City Council that he be allowed to lease a portion of the school property along the south and cast sides of the present school site. The board approved this lease for a 25 year period with details and measurements to be worked out by the administration. LEGION AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for their regular business meeting July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kountry Kitchen. The past presidents parley will be hostesses. Some Indian Day Highlights The Titonka High School Marching Band led the big Indian Day Parade Wednesday morning to get the large crowd in the mood for the spectacle that was to follow. Paul Kelfer, Ron Green and Bill Lamping, all members of the Forest City Skydiving Club, thrilled an appreciative audience shortly after 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, as they gave a skydiving demonstration at the local football field. Jumping in very strong winds, Green managed to hit the small target on the 50-yard line a tt he left the plane at an attitude of about 5,000 feet. The event was sponsored by th* Titonka Jaycee Club, and Don Intermit! announced the program at the football field. TITONKA YOUTH CENTER NOW OPEN YINCE GOVERN IS TOURING EUROPE Vincent Govern of Titonka is spending 30 days in Europe beginning with a week in Rome, with an audience with Pope Paul VI on Wednesday, June 2. He will also visit Venice and Florence in Italy; Lourdes, France; Switzerland, England, and Ireland. He is traveling in a group which also includes Mrs. Helen Murphy and son Tom of West Des Moines, formerly of Lone Rock; and Sister Mae Murphy of Algona, a sister of Mrs. Lawrence Govern of Titonka. Janine Boyken Enrolls At Patricia Stevens Miss Janine Boyken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Boyken, will be attending Patricia Stevens Fashion and Secretarial College in Omaha, Nebr., beginning in September. Slic will be majoring in the field of Public Relations. Janine is a 1975 graduate of Titonka High School where she was active in vocal music, National Honor Society, chcerlead- ing, Pep Club, and was a twirler and editor of the Annual Staff. Titonka Senior Citizens The Titonka Senior Citizens will have their pot luck dinner at noon on Monday, July 7th. Graduates ANKENY: Some 650 degrees and diplomas were awarded graduates from the Ankeny campus and Urban center of Des- Moines Area Community College in exercises Friday night, June 6, in Veterans- Auditorium, Des- Moines. Jack Wesenberg, executive vice president of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, was the commencement speaker. Graduates were those who had completed their programs of study at the end of tho spring, winter and fall quarters. Those who will finisli this summer will graduate Sept. 5 in a program also at Veterans Auditorium. Included among the graduates was Virginia Moore who received an Associate of Arts degree in Child Development. School Board Election To Be Held Sept. 9tti Nomination papers for the Titonka School Board Election to be held September 9, 1975, must be filed between July 6 and July 31. Papers may be picked up at the office of the secretary, Harold E. Gartner, or at the office of the County Commissioner of Elections (County Auditory) in Algona. The three year terms of William Amesbury and Donald Baadc will expire Monday, September 15. Two directors will be elected for three-year terms to begin on Sept. 15. A candidate for the school board may be any person who is a citizen of the United States, is 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the school district. Open House Shower To Honor Marlys Eden An open house miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Marlys Eden will be held Friday, July 11 in the Titonka United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A program will be presented at 8:00 p. m. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Marlys, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.' Lester Eden, will become the bride of Greg Dengler, Jr. of Ames on July 26. Mr. Louis Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz, is spending a few days visiting in the home of his brother, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Henn and Nathan of Mans on were weekend visitors in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mis. Herb Ra- - kow. They came to attend the services at Good Hope Church. Whether it be a phoosh ball game, pool, pinball, or fust "rapping", the new Titonka Youth Center has been a busy place since it opened a week ago. About 40 youngsters were on ha fid when the above pictures were taken early Tuesday night. Goodwill Truck Coming The Goodwill truck will be coming to Titonka on Tuesday, July 8. Pick-up will be .it the usual places. Don't throw il out, throw it in a Goodwill bag! Initiated AMES: Alpha Lambda Delta, national freshman women's honorary, initiated 189 member; at Iowa State University this spring, including Rhonda Budlong of Titonka. The new members earned a grade average of 3. 5 or better tile first two consecutive quarters to be eligible for the scholastic honorary. ImmanuelA.LC.W. Circles To Meet The Immanuel Lutheran A. I.. C.VV. Circles will meet as follows: Anna Circle meets Thursday, July 3 at 8:00 p. m. at the church with Clara May land as hostess, and lesson by Amanda Bnins. Victor)' Circle meets at 8:00 p. m., Monday, July 7 at the church with Troyce Post as hostess and presenting the lesson. Meeting Tuesday, July 8 at the church will be tliu Bethel Circle with Betty Senne as hostess, and lesson by Lina Sonnenberg; ami the Lois Circle with Dora Rodu as hostess and presenting the lesson. The Sarah Circle will meet at 8:00 p. m. , Thursday, July 10 in the home of Shirley Roth. Velicla Bruiu will have the lesson. Sno-lndians Plan Barbecue July 19 The Titonka Siio-Indians Snowmobile Club will hold a barbecue supper for members aud their families starting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at the John Rike farm. Each family is to bring a pot luck dish, silverware and plates. There, will be*, a charge of $1.00 for those 13 years and older, and 50<t for children 12 and under {for current members). Anyone desiring LO be a 197475 member or attend this function may also pay their dues of $5. 00 for a family membership or $3. 00 for a single membership at tliis time. lu order to know liow much meat to prepare, your reservation will be appreciated. Call either Merlin Van Move 8-2736 or Warddon Smidt 8-2748 by Saturday, July 12. Cash-Card Shower To Honor Sandy Hjelmaas An all-church cash and card shower is being planned by the Titonka United Methodist Church to honor Sandy Hjelmaas. Anyone wishing to participate may leave a gift at the church, witli Judy Juukcrmeier, or take to Beed Hardware before July 13. Sandy, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Roy Hjelmaas, will become the bride of Ed Fraction of Chicago, 111. on July 19 at Clear Lake. Activities At The litonka Care Center Monday afternoon we played bingo. Winners were Gordon, Harold and Stella, and double winners were Bertha S. , Hulda, Annie 1. and Gerhard. On Tuesday everyone took the day off and relaxed. On Wednesday morning some of us went to the Indian Day Parade. Those going wers Anna A., Stella, Gerhard, Sylvia, Dale, Hulda, Teressa, Maggie, Amy, Harold, Roy, Bud, Ann R. , Gertie S. , Cora and Eva. We all had an enjoyable time and thought the parade was very nice. Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Ben Heyes of Woden, who was representing the Ramsey Reformed Church ladies, presented a film. She told about her trip and gave a general picture of what it was like in another country. Friday afternoon we played bingo. Annie Iverson was the top winner of the day, winning three times. Other winners were Stella, Bertha Smith and Bertha Pommer. We would like to give the Jaycees a special thanks for arranging rides for those of us who wanted to go to the parade. It was greatly appreciated and we are happy they took the time to help us. ENGAGED Mr. and Mrs. Lester Eden of Titonka announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlys Rae, to Mr. Greg D. Dengler, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg D. Dengler, Sr. of Ames. A July 26 wedding is planned. Miss Eden was graduated from Titonka High School in 1971 and graduated from UNI with a JJ. A* in Elementary Education in 1975. Mr. Dengler was graduated from Ames High School in 1968 and graduated from ISU with a B. S. in Electrical Engineering in 1972. He is at present employed at Universal Harvester in Ames. It's finally happened! After needing and wanting a place for our youth, Titonka has a new youth center! Located in the vacated band room, the center has been the most talked about place in town since opening last Thursday. A steering committee of Doug Mechler, Lawrence Heyer, Shirley Amesbury, Connie Heyer, Doug Fox, Randy Baade and Shirlee Mads en was selected recently after a group of interested persons had met June 11 with Mr. Wilbeck to explore the possibilities for a recreation center. The group moved quickly, visiting successful teen centers in surrounding towns and obtaining information about many others. They received overwhelming support from parents contacted. The committee presented their findings to the Jaycees at their meeting and asked for their support and adoption as a project. The Jaycees voted to sponsor the youth center and to provide the management necessary. Jerry Martinek, Tom Bergstrom, Steve Rike and Kent Krominga were named to work on the committee. The following night the committee secured permission from the school board to use the former band room. A contract has been drawn up to have the room until the school starts, at which time a re-evaluation of the project will be made and any other possible use for the room by the school will be known. Last Thursday 15 kids showed up for a work day. They helped carry band equipment to the new band room, windows were filled in and painted, walls were painted and a general cleaning and repair was done. Necessary wiring has been done to accomo- date more game machines. AH improvements were done at no expense to the school, but mostly from donated time and materials. A telephone was installed for local use only. Harold's Music of Crystal Lake has supplied all the game tables and plans to provide more pinball machines and a bowling game next week. Presently, there are six pinball, ping pong and driving games, two phoosh ball tables, air hockey, full-sized pool table, and a juke box. In addition, pop, candy bars, potato chips and pizzas are for sale. It is hoped that the youth center will be self-supporting from the sale of food and income from the game machines. The new youth center has very few rules and the conduct of the youth enjoying the facility will dictate whether more rules are needed. There is no age limit; however, no smoking or drinking of alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Any damages incurred will be paid for by the responsible party. It is hoped that all youth at the center will take enough pride in "their" place to keep it clean. Until further notice, the center will be open every night from 7-12 p. m. and Sunday afternoons from 2-5. This is subject to change if crowds are small on certain nights of the week, or the center may close early If there are no kids around by 1011 some night. Please make note of the telephone number which is 928-2719. . At present several couples are managing the youth center: Roger and Barb Gigler, Ed and Judy Attig, Kent and Connie Krominga, and Miriam Kiley. Many hours of work, supplies and equipment have been donated and are gratefully appreciated by everyone concerned. An urgent need has arisen for a small deep freeze to keep pizzas frozen. Also, the center needs 15 old folding or kitchen chairs and an old book case to hold ' games and cards. If anyone has any of these items they would be willing to lend, please contact any of the committee members or managers. The youth are proud of this new facility and rightfully so. They invite all parents and adults to attend an open house Sunday afternoon, July 6, from 2:00 to 5:00 p. m. Come on up and look it over. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated. Many activities are being planned, including pool tournament this weekend for any 1318 year old, and a phoosh ball tournament next weekend. Check the bulletin board at the center for details. Because of a holiday, the youth center will be closed on Friday, July 4.

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